Written by Paul Gardner on November 22, 2013 in Bars, Beer
With the constantly growing number of beer-related businesses springing up around Columbus – from new breweries to corner store growler fills to bars with local brews on tap – one can sometimes forget about the locations that have been up and running for some time. One such establishment is the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in the Arena District, oft overlooked as a purveyor of local craft brew because of its “restaurant chain” status.
For those of you who don’t know what Gordon Biersch is, it’s a brewery and restaurant chain with locations all across the country. There’s also the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, which bottles and sells GB brew at stores nationwide. For those who did know about Columbus’ Gordon Biersch, but didn’t realize there was a real brewery inside, well, there is – but don’t feel bad. According to Keith Jackson, head brewer and all-around awesome dude, quite a few people don’t realize that all of the Gordon Biersch beer on tap at the Arena District location is brewed on site. In fact, it never leaves the site, flowing straight into the taps from the brewery itself. That’s like eating an egg straight from the chicken, except in a much cleaner setting, and without the stigma of having to kidnap a chicken’s baby right in front of her eyes. Every Gordon Biersch beer is made within 50 feet of your table, under the wise and gentle care of Mr. Jackson.
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