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Goodwood Brewing opening next month in the Arena District

February 21, 2022

Article originally published by Columbus Business First | Dan Eaton

The Arena District will get a brewery back next month.

Louisville, Kentucky-based Goodwood Brewing Co. will open March 14 in the 401 N. Front St. space that for years was a Gordon Biersch brewpub.

“Columbus is a cool city with a good craft beer scene,” Goodwood CEO Ted Mitzlaff told Columbus Business First in November. “We’d been looking in the area for some time. We see a lot of similarities to Louisville.”

Mitzlaff said the brewery’s approach is broad, with everything from light lagers to hazy IPAs on the menu. It does take particular pride in its barrel aging, a practice that goes both ways. Not only does the brewery put its beer into an assortment of bourbon barrels, it also sources bourbon that it then finishes in its beer barrels.

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