North High Brewing Company
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev +1.2%
Visited this brew pub on July 6, 2014
Stopped by this brewery on a visit to Columbus with no expectations, not even knowing it existed. I walked in to a fairly empty bar, was greeted by a friendly bartender, and began with a sampler of 6 of the 11 personally brewed offerings they had on tap that day.
The atmosphere was very enjoyable, small-time brew pub with strictly craft brews and an appeasing liquor selection (a nice variety of whiskeys, and locally distilled liquors). Bartender was nice and receptible to any and all of my questions. I was very interested to find out that they offer personal in-house brewing sessions where you can come in to brew your own batch of one of their 30 recipes right there behind the bar.
The quality of the place was outstanding from just about all aspects, and there were no complains about the service. I did not try to food (and was suggested not to as a tourist).
The selection was outstanding. This was my favorite part of the experience. They had the capacity to deliver a TRUE sampler of all different varieties, styles, colors, and tastes. I had the Wildcard English Ale (5.2%), Milk Stout - Nitro (6.0%), "Actual North" European Unfiltered Ale (5.4%), Red IPA (6.4%), "O-H-I.P.A." IPA (6.3%), and the Pride SMaSH (5.3%). I enjoyed the variety, the first two were very interesting and each rather creamy (oddly enough, in a good way), I was indifferent about the "Actual North", the Red IPA was delicious but I've had the style brewed better, the O-H-IPA was in line with my taste preference and certainly did not disappoint, but the Pride SMaSH was the only brew to leave me disappointed. Overall, my favorite had to be the Milk Stout. It was unique and particularly stood out to me because I wasn't expecting it to be one of my favorites as I normally am not thrilled by stouts but this one had something special that makes me want to come back for more!
07-12-2014 00:33:38 | More by KushBreakfast
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
Strange place... the wife had been here once before and said it was cool, but we couldn't find it open when we visited together. They're supposedly open at 12noon, but the doors were locked and we had to knock a couple of times to get inside.
Once in, though, the owner/bartender was cool. This used to be a post office and the building still looks beautiful and old. They have 10 taps of their own beer (Porter, Milk Stout, ESB, West Coast IPA, OHIPA) and 18 guest taps, including Mad Tree, Two Brothers, Uinta, Weasel Boy Barrel Aged Brown Stout, Fat Head's, Clown Shoes, Bell's...
We were the only costumers so it was a little awkward- I bet it is better/busier on a Friday night.
Good beer, though! Nice prices, friendly folks... can't wait to revisit. They've got a new brewmaster and are expanding from what I hear. They are also around the corner from Middle West Distillery and Brothers Drake Meadery (which also has good beer on tap).
I love Columbus!
05-28-2014 03:44:20 | More by DoubleSimcoe
North High Brewing Company in Columbus, OH
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.