Zaftig Brewing Co.

7020 A Huntley Rd.
Worthington, OH 43229
614.636.2537
websiteZaftig Brewing Co. (Columbus, OH)

The real and surprising thing about Columbus’ brewing scene is that there’s such a variety of places that make good brews with virtually no noise or hassle outside of a little local word-of-mouth, and Zaftig Brewing Co. is definitely one of these places. Hidden in an industrial complex in the shadow of, shall we say, one of its larger competitors, this brewery touts a pretty simple taproom with a changing and constantly evolving menu of brews. Don’t let it turn toy around, because when you do find the place you’re certain to be impressed by what you taste.

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There are about 20 brews on tap at a time, and plenty worth trying at that. Some of my favorites:

  • Mini Bomb Blonde: A milder blonde ale that nonetheless has a nice body and a steady feel at 5%. Good for a starter drink.
  • Oktoberfest: A fall option, obviously, this one has that wonderful crisp, malty sense to it that’s just speaks fall. Crisp and clean.
  • Nuttin’ 2it Pecan Brown Ale: With a 10% ABV, this is a darker, chewier brown ale than you might be used to, but the pecans add a definite nutty dimension on a deeper timbre that really does resonate well, I think. Best for a finisher beer, this one will take your palette low.
  • Juicy Lucy: An American IPA dry-hopped with Rakau and Citra hops with a light and fruity upfront taste but a sweet finish. This one comes nitro sometimes, too, which I highly recommend.
  • Hazy Miss Daisy: Another tart New England IPA, this one with Amarillo and Mosiac hops. Popular in the taproom.
  • Stand Strong International Women’s Day Beer: This special brew was a one off, but its notable upfront packed a punch. Memorable.
  • Alina Pale Ale: A smoother ale with a sturdy body at 6%. Lightly citrus, lightly hoppy, but clean overall.

The taproom is a pretty simple operation, matching the industrial kind of surroundings. I think this one worked really well with a quieter crowd, though it certainly has those moments where it sees a larger crowd.

Columbus has many breweries with many different moods. This one is going to be more of a low key feel at least until its livelier Short North location changes things. But think of it more as a place to enjoy some good deep and strong beers.

Recommendations

  • Many beers are now bottled or there are growler options if you prefer. One way or another, convenient to go.
  • Flights are the best way to try a few, and there are always a few beers on the menu.
  • Plenty of food trucks offer grub. Check the schedule online.

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