Chicago’s Forbidden Root Brewery Is Coming To Columbus

Raise your hand if you enjoy a nice, craft beer.

Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery, a botanical brewery inspired by nature, will be expanding into Columbus. The brewery opened in Chicago back in 2016 and they’re heading into the Columbus market with some big plans.

The 12,000 square foot restaurant and brewery will give visitors an immersive experience with customizable drink options and food and drink pairings with locally sourced ingredients.

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The brewery, which focuses on experiences and flavors over traditional beer styles, is led by Rootmaster and founder, Robert Finkel, and Alchemist, Randy Mosher. It is best known for creating a variety of interesting beers, including Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen, Sparkling Rose Ale, and New England-style IPAs.

“As we were looking to expand into new markets, we were impressed with Ohio’s commitment to the craft beer scene,” said Finkel. “Central Ohio’s focus on creating high-quality brews confirmed this is an ideal market to continue growing our brand.”

The brewery and restaurant is a part of the $500 million development project happening at Easton Town Center’s north end. In anticipation for the fall opening, Forbidden Root has hired Amy Maiden as General Manager and Nick Gabriel as Head Brewer.

“I’m excited to be back in my hometown of Columbus with such an exciting new restaurant and brewery,” said Maiden.

Forbidden Root is expecting to open at Easton in November.