The Best Breweries In Columbus According To Untappd

Originially published February 24, 2017. Updated January 31, 2019.

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.

17. Elevator Brewing Company

via Elevator Brewery Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.51
# of Unique Ratings: 40,119
Top Beer: Three Frogs IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 14,021
Top 5 Beers at Elevator Brewing Company: Three Frogs IPA, Bleeding Buckeye, Big Vic Imperial IPA, Dark Force, Heiferweizen
Elevator Brewery

16. Endeavor Brewing

via Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.55
# of Unique Ratings: 2,596
Top Beer: New World IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 975
Top 5 Beers at Endeavor Brewing: New World IPA, Latin Lager, Export Stout, Old World Wit, Tripel
Endeavor Brewing

15. Actual Brewing Co.

via Actual Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.66
# of Unique Ratings: 12,291
Top Beer: Fat Julian
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 4,113
Top 5 Beers at Actual Brewing Co.: Fat Julian, Photon, Magnon, Conductor, Luxon
Actual Brewing Company

14. Lineage Brewing Company

via Lineage Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.68
# of Unique Ratings: 7,674
Top Beer: Spaceship # 6
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 3,547
Top 5 Beers at Lineage Brewing Company: Spaceship #6, Oscura Obscura, Passionate Bernice, Shoot-the-Chutes, Kimmy Gibler
Lineage Brewing

13. North High Brewing

via North High Brewing

Untappd Rating: 3.69
# of Unique Ratings: 42,265
Top Beer: IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 10,338
Top 5 Beers at North High Brewing: IPA, Milk Stout, Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Stardust to Stardust
North High Brewing

12. Land-Grant Brewing Company

via Land-Grant Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.68
# of Unique Ratings: 31,067
Top Beer: Stiff-Arm IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 13,487
Top 5 Beers at Land-Grant Brewing Company: Stiff-Arm IPA, Greenskeeper Session IPA, 1862 Ale, Glory, Beard Crumbs Stout
Land-Grant Brewing

11. BrewDog

Untappd Rating: 3.7
# of Unique Ratings: 546,777
Top Beer: Punk IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 307,368
Top 5 Beers at BrewDog: Punk IPA, Elvis Juice, Dead Pony Club, 5 AM Saint, Jack Hammer

10. Sideswipe Brewing

via Sideswipe Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.70
# of Unique Ratings: 7,872
Top Beer: Fisticuffs
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 2,659
Top 5 Beers at Kindred Artisan Ales: Fisticuffs, Elegant Hoodlum, Pixelated Sun, Coop Looter, Squashing Pumpkins
Sideswipe Brewing

9. Platform Brewing Company

via Platform Beer Co. Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.71
# of Unique Ratings: 84,238
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, Orange Blossom Gose, Esther Belgian Christmas
Platform Brewing Company

8. Barley’s Brewing Company

via Barley’s Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.73
# of Unique Ratings: 15,410
Top Beer: Blood Thirst Wheat
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 6,559
Top 5 Beers at Barley’s Brewing Company: Blood Thirst Wheat, MacLenny’s Scottish Ale, Blurry Bike IPA, Pale Ale, Christmas Ale
Barley’s Brewing Company

7. Rock Mill Brewery

via Rockmill Tavern Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.74
# of Unique Ratings: 17,708
Top Beer: Saison Noir
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 4,483
Top 5 Beers at Rock Mill Brewery: Saison Noir, Cask Aged Tripel, Petite Saison, Saison, Dubbel
Rock Mill Brewery

6. Seventh Son Brewing Co.

via Seventh Son Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.79
# of Unique Ratings: 33,216
Top Beer: Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 10,783
Top 5 Beers at Seventh Son: Humulus Nimbus, American Strong Ale, The Scientist IPA, Proliferous, Stone Fort Oat Brown
Seventh Son Brewing

5. Zaftig Brewing Co.

via Zaftig Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.82
# of Unique Ratings: 18,740
Top Beer: Juicy Juicy
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 6,692
Top 5 Beers at Zaftig Brewing Co.: Juicy Juicy, Hazy Miss Daisy, BamBaLam Stout, A-Crop Backlight, Shadowed Mistress
Zaftig Brewing

4. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company

via Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.84
# of Unique Ratings: 32,355
Top Beer: Clear Sky Daybreak Cream Ale
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 9,113
Top 5 Beers at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company: Clear Sky Daybreak, Howling Moon, Driftwood, Clear Sky Cinnamon Toast, Direwolf
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

3. Columbus Brewing Company

via Columbus Brewing Company Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.91
# of Unique Ratings: 75,533
Top Beer: Columbus IPA
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 42,730
Top 5 Beers at Columbus Brewing Company: Columbus IPA, Bodhi, Creeper, Citra Noel, and Thunderlips
Columbus Brewing Company

2. Pretentious Barrel House

via Facebook

Untappd Rating: 3.95
# of Unique Ratings: 3,625
Top Beer: Sybarite W/ Raspberries
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 907
Top 5 Beers at Pretentious Barrel House: Sybarite W/Raspberries, Truculent W/Cashmere, Sybarite, Derisive, Syrabite W/Cherries
Pretentious Barrel House

And the highest ranked brewery in Columbus is…

1. Hoof Hearted

via Hoof Hearted Brewing Facebook

Untappd Rating: 4.11
# of Unique Ratings: 57,697
Top Beer: Konkey Dong
Unique Ratings for Top Beer: 13,977
Top 5 Beers at Hoof Hearted: Konkey Dong, Roller Blabe, Musk of the Minotaur IPA, South of Eleven, Key Bump
Hoof Hearted