ThisWeek Community News staffers took a break from reporting the news in order to bottle some custom brews March 8.

For week 8 of the #ThisWeekBreweryTour, we returned to North High Brewing, 1288 N. High St. in Columbus, to check on the honey-wheat lager we began brewing during a Feb. 8 visit.

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Brewer Sam Hickey showed staffers how to rinse and sanitize bottles before filling them with the proper amount of beer and carbon dioxide. Our professional journalists/amateur brewers made the equivalent of a few typos while filling the bottles, but luckily a drain under the equipment caught most of the overflow.

Finally, they slapped labels with the titles “Off the Record” and “Thirst Amendment” to christen ThisWeek’s very first craft-beer line.

The story: The brew was crisp and sweet, easily accessible and all good news.

However, the brewing process at North High wasn’t just an exclusive for ThisWeek.

For customers with an appetite for production, North High Brewing has four kettles available to allow patrons to craft their own brews. The cost of a production experience at the brewery ranges from $190 to $240 before factoring in bottles, caps and labels.

According to North High, the average yield from the brewing process is about 15 gallons, or nearly a keg’s worth of beer.

ThisWeek staff members will return to their regular roles as beer tasters next week as the #ThisWeekBreweryTour rolls on March 15 to Grove City Brewing Co.

The remaining dates of the #ThisWeekBreweryTour are:

•March 15 -- Grove City Brewing Co.

•March 22 -- Lineage Brewing

•March 29 -- Uptown Deli and Brew (rescheduled from Feb. 15)

Previous stops:

•Jan. 11 -- Combustion Brewery & Taproom

•Jan. 18 -- Sideswipe Brewing

•Jan. 25 -- Seventh Son

•Feb. 1 -- Wolf’s Ridge

•Feb. 8 -- North High Brewing

•Feb. 22 -- Ill-Mannered Brewing

•March 1 -- Four String