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The Best Breweries In Columbus According To Untappd

Originially published February 24, 2017. Updated February 13, 2018

Columbus has always had a serious brewery culture.

The problem in this town isn’t finding a good beer, it’s deciding on where to go. Personally, my recommendation would be all of the breweries. But for the sake of time (and my liver), I’ve decided to utilize some other resources to make this decision.

Since our lives are completely intertwined with technology, it should come as no surprise that when I asked a co-worker for a great way to rank breweries, she said, “There’s an app for that”.

Untappd is a great way to hear from other local beer-lovers about their favorite breweries and drinks. We’ve ranked the Columbus breweries by their overall ratings, but it was so close. Some of these breweries offer some truly amazing beers, and they have the unique clicks to prove it.

16. Elevator Brewing Company

via Elevator Brewery Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.52
# of Unique Ratings: 36,546
Top Beer: Three Frogs IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 13,227
Top 5 Beers at Elevator Brewing Company: Three Frogs IPA, Bleeding Buckeye, Big Vic Imperial IPA, Dark Force, Winter Warmer Ale
Elevator Brewery

15. Four String Brewing Company

via Four String Brewery Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.61
# of Unique Ratings: 29,934
Top Beer: Brass Knuckle Pale Ale
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 13,076
Top 5 Beers at Four String Brewing Company: Brass Knuckle, Switchblade IPA, Big Star White IPA, Vanilla Porter, Payback Pilsner
Four String Brewing

14. Pigskin Brew Co.

via Pigskin Brewing Co. Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.62
# of Unique Ratings: 6,889
Top Beer: Undefeated IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 2,173
Top 5 Beers at Pigskin Brew Co.: Undefeated IPA, Laces out Hefeweizen, Gose All The Way, Vanilla Porterback, Knock Out Hops
Pigskin Brewing Co.

13. Actual Brewing Co.

via Actual Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.66
# of Unique Ratings: 10,463
Top Beer: Fat Julian
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 3,561
Top 5 Beers at Actual Brewing Co.: Fatt Julian, Photon, Magnon, Ingenuity, Conductor
Actual Brewing Company

12. Lineage Brewing Company

via Lineage Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.68
# of Unique Ratings: 5,797
Top Beer: Spaceship # 6
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 2,740
Top 5 Beers at Lineage Brewing Company: Spaceship #6, Passionate Bernice, Oscura Obscura, Shoot-the-Chutes, Kimmy Gibler
Lineage Brewing

11. North High Brewing

via North High Brewing

Untappd Rating: 3.68
# of Unique Ratings: 33,514
Top Beer: IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 8,790
Top 5 Beers at North High Brewing: IPA, Milk Stout, Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Stardust to Stardust
North High Brewing

10. Land-Grant Brewing Company

via Land-Grant Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.69
# of Unique Ratings: 23,697
Top Beer: Stiff-Arm IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 10,927
Top 5 Beers at Land-Grant Brewing Company: Stiff-Arm IPA, Greenskeeper Session IPA, 1862 Ale, Beard Crumbs Stout, Glory
Land-Grant Brewing

9. Sideswipe Brewing

via Sideswipe Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.70
# of Unique Ratings: 6,023
Top Beer: Fisticuffs
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 2,128
Top 5 Beers at Kindred Artisan Ales: Fisticuffs, Elegant Hoodlum, Pixelated Sun, Coop Looter, and Squashing Pumpkins
Sideswipe Brewing

8. Platform Brewing Company

via Platform Beer Co. Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.71
# of Unique Ratings: 48,119
Top Beer: Speed Merchant IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 15,506
Top 5 Beers at Zauber Brewing Company: Speed Merchant, New Cleveland Palesner, Yammy Yammy, Esther Belgian Christmas, and Orange Blossom Gose
Platform Brewing Company

7. Barley’s Brewing Company

via Barley’s Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.73
# of Unique Ratings: 13,295
Top Beer: Blood Thirst Wheat
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 5,660
Top 5 Beers at Barley’s Brewing Company: Blood Thirst Wheat, Blurry Bike IPA, MacLenny’s Scottish Ale, Centennial IPA, Alexander’s Russian Imperial Stout
Barley’s Brewing Company

6. Rock Mill Brewery

via Rockmill Tavern Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.75
# of Unique Ratings: 15,120
Top Beer: Cask Aged Tripel
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 3,899
Top 5 Beers at Rock Mill Brewery: Cask Aged Tripel, Saison Noir, Saison, Petite Saison, Dubbel
Rock Mill Brewery

5. Seventh Son Brewing Co.

via Seventh Son Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.78
# of Unique Ratings: 25,731
Top Beer: Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 8,774
Top 5 Beers at Seventh Son: American Strong Ale, The Scientist IPA, Humulus Nimbus, Proliferous, Stone Fort Oat Brown
Seventh Son Brewing

4. Zaftig Brewing Co.

via Zaftig Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.81
# of Unique Ratings: 12,103
Top Beer: Juicy Juicy
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 4,559
Top 5 Beers at Zaftig Brewing Co.: Juicy Juicy, Hazy Miss Daisy, BamBaLam Stout, A-Crop Backlight, Shadowed Mistress
Zaftig Brewing

3. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company

via Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.84
# of Unique Ratings: 24,089
Top Beer: Clear Sky Daybreak Cream Ale
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 6,598
Top 5 Beers at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company: Clear Sky Daybreak, Howling Moon, Driftwood, Clear Sky, Direwolf
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

2. Columbus Brewing Company

via Columbus Brewing Company Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.91
# of Unique Ratings: 62,815
Top Beer: Columbus IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 36,420
Top 5 Beers at Columbus Brewing Company: Columbus IPA, Bodhi, Creeper, Citra Noel, and Thunderlips
Columbus Brewing Company

And the highest ranked brewery in Columbus is…

1. Hoof Hearted

via Hoof Hearted Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 4.11
# of Unique Ratings: 39,828
Top Beer: Konkey Dong
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 11,216
Top 5 Beers at Hoof Hearted: Konkey Dong, Roller Blabe, Musk of the Minotaur IPA, South of Eleven, Dragonsaddle Triple IPA
Hoof Hearted

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