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What's On Tap


Our hand crafted ales are delivered from our brewery directly to the bar just ten feet away. Do you want the born-on date in hours or minutes?

Brutopia IPA
Head brewer Singer's first recipe brewed at Barley's. The brewing industry is constantly evolving; brewing Brutopia IPA is Barley's answer to the calling. Mango, citrus, pine, tropical fruit can all be found within ones glass either through aroma or taste.

This beautiful, deep copper colored ale has the toasty malt bill of an Oktoberfest, with the tropical fruitiness of an IPA brewed with an abundance of Australian Galaxy hops.

Barley's Blueberry Bike IPA
On occasion our guests would glance at the tap handle and order a Blueberry Bike IPA. We realized that there must be a demand for such a concoction, so we brewed it. We cut back on the bitterness slightly, and added ten pounds of blueberry puree for every barrel. The result is still more IPA than fruit beer. The hint of blueberries in the flavor and aroma add a refreshing complexity to the citrus notes from the Columbus hops.

Uncle Stewart Super Saison
This Super Saison pays tribute to the indispensable Master HVAC Guru who has helped Barley's through thick and thin. Mechanical breakdowns are inevitable in a 25 year old brewery and adapting to trying circumstance is the norm. The brewery recently went through a painful two week period without the ability to chill our fermentation vessels, so we let our Belgian yeast strain go to work in a fairly high gravity wort with no temperature control. It's a boozy but accessible Belgian ale that melds fruity and complex spicy aromas with a smooth, well rounded texture.

Barley's SMaSH 2K Pale Ale
Our 2,000th batch of beer is a showcase for the ingredients that have served us well for the last quarter of a century. The Single Malt is the biscuity British Pale Ale Malt that we've been using since the very first beer we served here. The Single Hop is grapefruity Centennial, the hops that we put in our 100th batch-Centennial IPA (which we're fairly certain was the first IPA brewed in Columbus). Our house yeast is the reliable workhorse of our brewery and contributed a hint of fruity esters and a clean finish.

Tour de Hops Batch #8
Powered by Idaho Experimental Hop #1
Our Experimental Double IPA will feature different hops in each iteration. It's a warming companion to Blurry Bike, our core IPA. Experimenting with hops helps keep the brewer's job interesting, we hope to keep our customer's curious palate interested,too. Varying combinations of citrus, pine, tropical fruit and spicy hop flavors are almost balanced by rich British malt, american oats and a not so sneaky sensation of peppery alcohol. Enjoy the Tour, but don't drink and ride.

Barley's Blood Thirst Wheat ®
Winner of our 14th annual Homebrew Competition in 2009. Lloyd Cicetti's Wheat Beer with Blood Oranges is a citrusy and supremely refreshing with floral notes thanks to Sicillian blood orange zest added to the brew kettle and puree added during and after fermentation. This hefeweizen has hints of fruity esters and spice from Bavarian wheat yeast.

Barley's Pilsner
A great introduction to craft brewed beer, since there is enough malt and hop flavor in our Pilsner to keep even the most sophisticated beer drinkers coming back for more.

Barley's Pale Ale
Pale ale was the first beer we brewed in our brewery and continues to be one of our flagship ales. Because of the rich color of British malt, it is not very pale, but the rich flavor matches the color beautifully.

Barley's Scottish Ale
When we first brewed this beer we didn't know what would happen when we turned our brew kettle on while it was empty, in order to scorch the malt. We liked the results so much that Scottish has been on tap ever since.

Barley's Auld Curiosity Ale
We discussed the possibility of producing a brew with a historical background. We even searched for a George Washington's recipe for his estate brew. We ended up with a recipe that includes black treacle, and intensely flavored molasses. The combination of ingredients results in a fuitiness that makes for a fine after dinner drink.

Infinity Grand Cru
Barley's Infinity Grand Cru is a wonderfully complex Belgian dark strong ale. Complex, with a rich malty sweetness, fruity esters and significant alcohol with moderate spiciness. The malt is rich and forward, with caramel and toast aroma. The esters give raisin, plum and dried cherry notes, with a subtle pepperiness.

Alexander's Russian Imperial Stout
The first time we brewed the Russian we didn't think we'd get all the grain in the mash tun. Until Ohio liquor laws allowed us to exceed 6% alcohol by weight, this was as big as brewing workouts got here. The result is a roasty, fruity beer that you might be tempted to eat with a spoon.

Barley's Point of Origin
Origins Game Fair comes into town once a year; Origins is a regional convention regarding all things board games. They asked if we'd be interested in sponsoring their convention. Belgian Golden Ale that is hard to beat as a thirst quencher.

Limited Availability Taps

Some brews we're only able to keep around on an intermittent basis due to their short supply and high demand. Please call ahead to check on their availability!

Bourbon Meyer Buckeye Stout
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with chocolate and peanut butter.

Barley's Conqueror Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Conqueror is silky, smooth and velvety in texture, with a subtle roasty warmth. Perfumy chocolate aromas give way to dark dried fruit flavors. Brewed for a portion to be aged in specific, unique barrels.

Foolish Mortal A. J. Zanyk's Baltic Porter
Veteran Home Brewer A.J. Zanyk has won his share of awards for his beer, but this is the first time he's won our competition. His recipe calls for a whopping 14 different kinds of grain. His meticulous explanation "Each grain or pairing of grains was to achieve just the right flavor, foam level or mouthfeel."

Firkin Friday Ale

Cask fermented real ale brewed on premise and drawn from our beer engines. Need we say more?

Firkin Friday at Barley's
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Barley's Brewing Company
Ale house #1

(614) 228-ALES (2537)
467 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Coming Soon On The Tower

10/5: Leaky Barrel #1 (Russian Imperial Stout briefly aged in a bourbon barrel) w/Tanzanian Peaberry Coffee and Madagascar Vanilla Beans

10/12: Leaky Barrel #1 (Russian Imperial Stout briefly aged in a bourbon barrel)

Current Cask-Conditioned Ales

Tour de Hops #8 Powered by Idaho Experimental Hop #1 with Basil and Columbus Hops

Next Cask-Conditioned Ales

Leaky Barrel #1


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