ThisWeek staffers took you on a tour throughout central Ohio to sample beers at 11 breweries during our #ThisWeekBreweryTour. Now that the tour is over, reporter Andrew King and brewery tour producer Abby Armbruster recapped each of our stops.

Each brewery provided a particular take on beer and added its own spin on how to drink it.

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Stop 1: Combustion Brewery, 80 W. Church St., Suite 101, Pickerington: Owner Keith Jackson makes nearly 20 beers (and a cider) in house, ranging from light ales to dark stouts. In the winter months, Combustion houses the Pickerington farmers market in the second floor of the brewery.

Stop 2: Sideswipe Brewing, 2419 Scioto Harper Drive, Columbus: Sideswipe owner Craig O’Herron brews about 15 beers in his facility in addition to making nitro coffee for those who don’t drink alcohol. Some of his beer names -- Punch Out! and Fisticuffs, for example -- are a nod to the brewery name itself, which comes from O’Herron’s history in fighting.

Stop 3: Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. 4th St., Columbus: By the end of the summer, Seventh Son will have an additional 1,500 square feet of space to play with, including a rooftop bar and an expanded brewhouse to increase production, said owner Collin Castore. Currently, about a dozen or so beers are offered at the brewery, but the larger brewing space will allow more kegs to be filled and distributed to restaurants throughout central Ohio, Castore said.

Stop 4: Wolf's Ridge Brewing, 215 N. 4th St., Columbus: If you were looking for a beer that could substitute for your first meal of the day, look no further. We tried Wolf’s Ridge’s "All the Breakfast" Imperial cream ale, which includes orange peel, cinnamon, toasted coconut, coffee, vanilla and 40 gallons of Ohio-made maple syrup, according to head brewer Chris Davison.

Stops 5 and 8: North High Brewing, 1288 N. High St., Columbus: North High is known for its range of beers, from newcomers like the Belgian Whit that debuted in January to the popular pale ale, known as THE Pale Ale. In addition, ThisWeek staffers took advantage of North High's brew-your-own beer package. We made a honey wheat beer that is now named "Thirst Amendment" and "Off the Record." That’s our homage to the newspaper industry. Aren’t we clever?

Stop 6: Ill Mannered Brewing, 30 Grace Dr., Powell: In a few months, expect to walk into a new 3,000-square-foot brewhouse and taproom, which soon will be the home of Ill Mannered Brewing. The Powell business is building the new facility 50 feet from the current brewery, and the move is expected to allow co-owner Tom Ayers and the other brewers to try more experimental beers, Ayers said.

Stop 7: Four String Brewing, 660 N. Hague Ave., Columbus: The brewery's runaway success, Hilltop Lager, will have a lighter counterpart in the near future, but owner Dan Cochran and his team still are tweaking the recipe. In the meantime, customers can enjoy such classic favorites as Brass Knuckle Pale Ale and Switchblade IPA.

Stop 9: Grove City Brewing Co., 3946 Broadway, Grove City: Since March is over, customers aren't able to try the seasonal Irish Holly beer, but the memory of the drink remains. The beer is naturally green, thanks to pistachio butter, which is mixed into the beer, said head brewer Trevor Luther. Irish Holly debuted for St. Patrick's Day, but now customers can enjoy any of the other dozen or so beers or ciders made in house.

Stop 10: Lineage Brewing, 2971 N. High St., Columbus: The first beer made at Lineage, called Spaceship #6, remains the best-seller for the brewery today, said co-owner Mike Byrne. Whenever customers head to the taproom, they usually can find three classic beers from the Lineage line -- like Spaceship #6 -- and the rest are all seasonal or more experimental brews, Byrne said.

Final stop: Uptown Deli and Brew, 41 N. State St., Westerville: Brews made in house at Temperance Row (which is inside Uptown Deli and Brew in uptown Westerville) are used with higher-quality ingredients because the drinks are not distributed anywhere else, said brewmaster Scott Francis. Here’s a bonus for those who stop by Uptown Deli and Brew: You can find out what musical artist was playing while the beer was brewing. Every batch of beer has the song or musician written on the side of the tank, Francis said.


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