Aunt Bernice’s Diary

The many different personalities of our beloved Aunt Bernice Berliner Weisse– a few are sweet, some are tart or a bit sour and some are just downright sassy. But how do we decide which version of Bernice to feature on our drink menus, you ask? Why, we ask Bernice herself of course. We like to imagine her adventures, and hope that our beers live up to her reputation. To help celebrate the upcoming birthday of everyone’s favorite aunt, here are some diary excerpts for your enjoyment. Happy birthday, Aunt Bernice!

Aunt Bernice

Bernice Berliner Weisse

July 20, 1963 – Bleuté Bernice

I had a great time with Grammy and PopPop this afternoon! We went out into their blueberry farm which is on a big, sunny hill in northern France and picked plump, juicy blueberries all day long. They were so delicious! Grammy told me she thought more went into my mouth then in the basket. I gave her a big smooch covering her face in blueberries and she exploded in laughter, shouting “Bleuté Bernice!”

August 7, 1968 – Fuzzy Bernice

This week we moved to Georgia, USA. People around here call it the ‘peach state” which I thought was weird until I actually tried one of these peaches. Oh. My. Gosh, y’all. It is like a sweet, juicy flavor explosion wrapped in a bizarre fuzzy skin. I asked Mom why, why, why does this fruit have a weird skin and she gave me the most lame explanation “because it’s just fuzzy, Bernice.” I gave her a dirty look. I think Mom gets annoyed with all my questions but I like being curious! I also like eating peaches. I’m thinking of moving to the country and eating a lot of peaches…

October 2, 1972 – Persepenice

It has been three amazing weeks since I started my backpacking trip across Europe and I am really glad I have this diary to document everything that has happened. I still can’t believe yesterday! Also – so. many blisters. I should have listened to Mom and bought some “sensible” shoes. But I sure do look fabulous!
Today I am exploring Budapest and have just fallen in love with this funky city. I also picked up a fellow traveler on my journey – a furry one! I was hanging out in this awesome bar sucking down some pomegranate martinis when an adorable scruffy white dog came up, jumped on my lap and started licking my face. Her bold, friendly disposition reminded me of…me! I looked at her name tag which read Persepenice. There was no contact information on the tag so I adopted her! Bernice and Persepenice traveling the world!

Aunt Bernice

September 16, 1974 – Weekend at Bernice’s

Hola amigos! I have become quite the legend with my roommates, this entire university and even possibly the entire city of Columbus. People say I make THE best margarita this side of the border! They are constantly asking for my recipe – but I will never tell them my secret ingredient or even dare to write it in this journal. So instead we donned sombreros, had a massive fiesta at my house and I turned into a
margarita-making machine! There was an “interesting” guy there who didn’t talk much or even move much, he just sat on the couch wearing sunglasses. But it was such a rad time and we partied so long people started calling it “Weekend at Bernice’s”!

June 3, 1978 – Passionate Bernice

I am in PARADISE. How fabulous is it that my BFF, Katie, chose none other than HAWAII for our annual girls’ trip?! I am never leaving this place. I don’t even care that a gallon of milk is like $10. All day long we bask in the sun taking quick breaks to pop into the ocean to cool off or snack on some delicious passion fruit or guava. I am absolutely giddy here! I also have fallen head over heels for the gorgeous bleach
blond bartender, Blaze, who whips up dreamy frozen concoctions and delivers them right to our beach chairs. Katie double-dog dared me to ask him to make me a special drink, which of course I accepted with glee. Blaze sauntered over, handed me the personalized drink and whispered with a wink, “I call this one Passionate Bernice.” O.M.G.

November 17, 1980 – Aunt Bernice

I’ve been called a lot of names over the years (some deserved, some not) but I think my favorite is the one I was called today – Aunt Bernice. My sister had a handsome baby boy with chubby, cherub cheeks and a wild tuft of black hair that oddly resembled Andy Warhol in his self-portrait phase. I can’t wait to spoil this little one with all the sugary snacks and noisy toys I can find. Note to self – look for deals on drum sets.

February 20, 1990 – Tango and Bernice

Sometimes the best things happen when they are totally unexpected. I met the love of my life and we are quite the interesting pair. We have almost nothing in common, but opposites attract. We head out on a lot of adventures and we always conquer them as a team. With all of the things that life can throw at you, I’m happy to have the Tango to my Cash.

May 26, 2002 – Elder Bernice

Am I officially OLD? I always thought when you were old you would sit around knitting blankets, complaining about your cholesterol and planning your early bird dinner reservations. But here I am, doing none of those things, and still feeling just downright crotchety. We realized at today’s family reunion, in between bites of the most delectable elderberry pie, that I am indeed someone’s great aunt. Even just writing those words seem to make my hair turn a little greyer. I digress…old people do like to go to Vegas though and I am way overdue for a trip to visit my favorite Roulette wheel. I am not staying at that one hotel though – those kids with their loud rock music!     

2018 Seasonal Lineage Brewing Beers

2018 Beer Year-in-Review

2018 Seasonal Lineage Brewing Beers

Another year has passed. 2018 at Lineage has meant a lot of good times, great friends, and another tour in beer exploration. Here are the highlights of our Lineage beer creations in 2018. What were some of your favorites?

CLICK HERE to take our survey  and let us know what we should brew again in 2019.


The Farm-Fresh Series

The Return of the Beet Saison

Alobar Beet Saison

Alobar Beet Saison

This was the second year that we’ve brewed our Alobar Beet Saison. Who brews beer with beets? Lineage does. Why? “Beets are deadly serious. The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer… Breathe properly. Stay curious. And eat your beets.” – Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume 

But also because, the freshly roasted beets give this beer a beautiful color and a complex flavor profile that only a Farmhouse beer can emulate.

Roasted Beets for beet beer

Roasted Beets for the Beet Saison

Peter’s Propensity Strikes Again

Pumpkin ale flew out of our faucets this year, even faster than normal. If you were one of the lucky few to catch this beer, you know that the pumpkin crop was worth waiting for and then also worth guzzling quickly before the next person in line could order the last pint. It is probably the use of fresh-locally grown pumpkins roasted in our own kitchen that makes this beer so special.

Roasted Pumpkins for Pumpkin ale

Roasted Pumpkins for Pumpkin ale

A New Potato Lager

You love Lagers with fries, but what about a Potato Lager that goes with anything? Yes, my friends, we did it with a little help from our friends at the Clintonville Farmer’s Market and Granny B Farms. The Channing Tater, potato lager doesn’t taste like potatoes but the starch sugars from the potato is used to gain a light, crisp, and refreshing European lager.

Channing Tater Potato Lager

Channing Tater Potato Lager


The Deep Space Exploration Series

Space Echo, Hazy Pale Ale, Hazy New England IPAs

Space Echo, Hazy Pale Ale

All of these Hazy, Juicy, New-England-style Hoppy Beers that just won’t quit us in 2018!

  • Monochromatic Moon Mist, Hazy IPA, pineapple flavors and a pillowy soft mouthfeel
  • Space Echo, Hazy Pale Ale, super juiced up pale with Nelson and Amarillo hops
  • Star Party, Double IPA, triple hopped Galaxy bomb
  • Seatbelt Guitar Strap, Hazy Pale Ale, lychee and tropical juiciness
  • Half the Sass, Twice the Class, Double IPA, triple dry hopped with Vic’s Secret, Simcoe and Amarillo
  • Van Dad, Pale Ale, triple hopped with Amarillo, Mosaic, and El Dorado, this is one juicy ale

And some familiar hop-faces:

  • Going Ham, Double IPA
  • Spaceship#6, IPA, our flagship IPA

The Berliner Weisse Series

Aunt Bernice Poster, by Dorian Lafferre

Aunt Bernice Poster, by Dorian Lafferre

Weekend at Bernice’s, Margarita Berliner Weisse

A Warm “welcome back” to Weekend at Bernice’s, our Margarita inspired Berliner Weisse. We could hear your enjoyment from the beach all the way to the Ville, since we had to brew this multiple times to keep up with your thirst this year.

Bleuté Bernice

The Blueberry Berliner made some really strong impressions on customers in this year. It seems that this beer can single-handedly create true and long-lasting beer-lovers out of the most skeptical. Because of the raging fan-base, this beer has been brewed again and again just to keep the pitch forks at bay.


Collaboration Beers

Apple Cyser Saison

We collaborated with Brother’s Drake in 2017, but it wasn’t until 2018 that the beer could make its debut. Our Lineage Saison was blended with Brother’s Drake’s apple cyser and was then conditioned in red wine barrels with tart cherries and Brettanomyces, aging for months until it was finally unveiled during our anniversary party. What a pleasant present.

Brother's Drake Cyser -Saison Collaboration

Brother’s Drake Cyser -Saison Collaboration


Tandem Saison

A brew made in collaboration with Sideswipe… Both breweries did the same grain bill that showcased Basmati rice as a big part of the recipe. We brewed ours a saison with coriander and orange zest. Sideswipe brewed theirs as an American Pale ale with Sorachi Ace hops. Then we rode bikes to each other’s breweries and high fived as we passed each other on the bike trail.

Lineage and Sideswipe Collab Tee

Lineage and Sideswipe Collab Tee

This is only a fraction of all of the action the brewery has seen this year. Thank you for taking this beer journey down memory lane with us. Cheers to another great year of beer in 2019!

Celebrating our 3rd Annual Women’s Beer Release

This is our 3rd year of pulling together with other local women in the brewing industry to collaborate on a recipe and brew on International Women’s Day. Every year our numbers grow, this year we had 11 women brewing a hopped up American Pale Ale at The Phoenix Brewing Company in Mansfield, OH.


What is International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day?

Women in breweries around the global collaborate and brew on the same day each year. The brew day is aligned to a theme which many breweries use for recipe inspiration. A portion of each beer sold is donated to the Pink Boots Society, which is attributed to a scholarship fund for women to pursue further brewing education.

 IWCBD 2018

This year a unique hop blend was the unifying theme. Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Loral hops. The result? New E.R.A (Equal Rights Amendment) American Pale Ale. Recipe written and brewed in collaboration with the Ohio Craft Brewers’ Association, Drink Up Columbus, Lineage Brewing, Weasel Boy Brewing, North High Brewing, Phoenix Brewing Co., Commonhouse Ales, and Multiple Brewing.


IWCBD 2017

2017’s brew theme was brew local. A grissette was developed using local malt and native ingredients like spicebush berry and paw paw fruit.


IWCBD 2016

Lineage Lovebirds and Love Stories

Lineage Love Stories

photo by Allison Ewing Photography

We started to see a trend early on, a good number of couples coming in for first dates, whether that be on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights or an early afternoon casual meet up on weekends. We started to wonder….are we the First Date Place? Maybe it’s our casual and unintimidating ambiance, our lack of TVs that creates a more conversational atmosphere, or that we come with an easy conversation starter—beer… who doesn’t like to try beers and talk about them? BAM! immediate icebreaker. Then we found out that some of these first dates had actually turned into a bit more and so we asked our customers to tell us their stories. As Valentine’s Day approaches we are starting to feel a bit mushy and we thought we’d share some of these genuine Lineage Lovebird Stories with you.

From First Date to Family

Angie & TJ

photo by Kelli Van Wasshenova Photography

How did you meet?


Why are you a Lineage Lovebird? 

Lineage holds a special spot in our hearts- it was where we had our very first date! It had just opened so I chose Lineage to impress TJ and seem like I was up on the scene. (I also wanted a place close to my house in Clintonville just in case he ended up being a creep). Lineage was the perfect spot because it took the pressure off and we were able to be ourselves right at the jump. Three years later, we now have a house and a beautiful 6 month old daughter together.

What advice would you give to others still looking for their special someone?

Don’t be afraid to take risks. Oh, and in the words of Rupaul, “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else.” Can I get an “Amen?”

Local Beer Lovers

Tom & Erin

photo by Allison Ewing Photography

How did you meet?

We met through a group of mutual friends- we eventually first hit it off on a night out with lots of friends, music and beer! I guess you could say that enjoying good beer together has always been a big part of our relationship.

Why are you a Lineage Lovebird? 

Our first apartment together was at Olentangy Village, and we were so excited to have a brewery opening so close! We were even more excited when we got to try it and really loved the atmosphere and beer right off the bat. I was also in grad school for a lot of our first couple years of dating so running over to Lineage was often our quick break together where we could get out of the apartment and relax for a bit! We’ve since bought a house a little further away (still in Clintonville, but unfortunately not walkable anymore!), but Lineage is still our go-to meet up spot for us and our friends! We decided to have our engagement photos taken at Lineage and are now happily married. (Photos courtesy of Allison Ewing Photography)

What advice would you give to others still looking for their special someone?

We’d just say that someone really special can show up when you least expect it, and you should always be open because you never know who could be the perfect fit for you!


A Perfect Match

Jessica & Misti

photo by Jessica Miller Photography

How did you meet?

We met through the efforts of our peers who seemed to think we would be a good match. Our friends felt our personalities may fit well and the fact that we had a love of softball in common was enough for them to introduce us to see how things progressed. We spent a large portion of the weekend of July 4th, 2009 together including canoeing on the Scioto, playing in the Christopher Columbus Softball tournament at Lou Berliner Park, and watching Red, White, and Boom together. It was an amazing weekend that neither of us will forget. During the fireworks, I remember my heart racing as I sat next to Jess and hoped that she felt the same way. By the conclusion of the weekend we began dating and this past year I am happy to share that we got married!

Why are you a Lineage Lovebird? 

Lineage is on our short list of favorite breweries in Columbus. It continues to be one of our favorite breweries after visiting all of the breweries on the Columbus Ale Trail.

Lineage now holds a special place in our hearts as we made a stop there on our wedding day. Our time there allowed us to pause for some amazing moments with our friends on what was a fun, but hectic day. The staff made us feel more than welcome and the pictures taken highlight how much we enjoyed ourselves (and not to mention sampling some very good beer). (Wedding photos courtesy of Jessica Miller Photography).

What advice would you give to others still looking for their special someone?

This is always a difficult question to answer, what I would say is to remain patient. You will know it is the person for you when you cannot imagine spending the rest of your life without them being a part of it.  In my experience, this is the person you meet when you least expect it. I can say I never expected that my friends’ attempt at being a matchmaker would truly work out, but I can honestly say we couldn’t be more thankful to them for introducing us.

A Work Engagement

Chelsea & Matt

How did you meet?

We both worked at the same environmental consulting firm, but didn’t really know each other until we were sent in the field together. We spent 5 weeks in southeastern Ohio doing daily water sampling for a well pad spill and having dinner together every night. It was obvious that we both loved craft beer, good food, and trivia. We really hit it off, but when the job was over, we went back to our separate lives in Columbus. Fast forward to 7 months later, we both realized that we still liked each other’s company… even without getting paid for it! So, we decided to make our “official” first date the Columbus Winter Beer Fest (2015). We have been happy ever since!

Why are you a Lineage Lovebird? 

Lineage Brewing opened shortly after we started dating.  We were both new to the Clintonville area, so discovering that a craft brewery was opening within walking distance was amazing. Since our first time being there, Lineage is our go-to spot to have a beer (or four) and to meet up with friends. There is always a great atmosphere with incredible beer and food. It helps that the staff are so cool too! And to solidify Lineage in our history AND hearts, we got ENGAGED at the brewery this past July!

What advice would you give to others still looking for their special someone?

(Chelsea) Be patient and wait for someone you deserve. When you find that special someone, it should feel natural and unscripted. Love doesn’t have to be complicated. Get out there and find your best friend!

(Matt) Keep trying; I think you can find love anywhere. Get to know what the other person is passionate about and how they make you feel when you’re around them. You know that you have found the right person when you still smile every time that you see them.


Now that we’ve melted your hearts and made you thirsty at the same time, it’s time for us to get back to one of our loves, brewing the beer.

Stop into Lineage Brewing on Valentine’s Day and get a Date-Night Special.

2 handpies/sandwiches, 2 beers, and 1 dessert pie to share for $30.


Get to know Kimmy Gibbler

Kimmy Gibbler San Francisco Lager

Hola, fellow beer lover-inos! Nestled almost too comfortably in the Tanner home high on top of the San Francisco hills is me, Kimmy Gibbler! I am a sassy, outspoken San Francisco Lager also known as a California Common, but let me assure you I am anything but common.

I am an American West Coast original with an impeccably outrageously neon fashion sense, straight-D average grades and the best prom dance moves this side of the Mississippi. Some may say I clear rooms with my feet “aroma” but my best friend DJ would say that I have interesting toasty and caramel flavors showcasing rustic, traditional American hop characteristics (whoa baby!).

If you asked Duane, my main squeeze in high school, about me he would lovingly say, “whatever.” But what he really means is that I am delicious, lightly fruity, easy to drink and despite what Danny Tanner thinks, moderately malty with a pronounced hop bitterness. Deep down I know that the Tanners were “hoppy” that I spent way more time at their house than my own house. Jesse’s hair wasn’t going to make fun of itself!

Take a break from your full house and go out Gibbler style today. Bust in through the front door of Lineage Brewing without knocking, scream “KIMMY!” and try me out, buckaroo!

Available in the Lineage Brewing pub now!

San Francisco Lager

IBU  30

ABV  5.4%

This style originated in the San Francisco Bay area during the Gold Rush era. It is a refreshing easy drinking beer with a bready malt character and crisp American hops in the finish.


Sharing some Kimmy Gibbler with the real Kimmy Gibbler, Andrea Barber tags us on Instagram

Why Drink a Session Beer?

With last year’s alcohol limit change to Ohio law, we are seeing more and more beers with high ABV percentages. Having one too many of these strong beers can have some headed straight to bed! Now more than ever, there is a need for a lighter and more all-day friendly beer, cue the “session beer.” You can continue to knock several of these back in one sitting.
In the U.K, a session beer was defined as a beer that was no more than 4 percent ABV. In the U.S, where “the more the merrier” is the general attitude, the ABV goes up to 5 percent for session beer. What is ABV you ask? ABV stands for “alcohol by volume”, which is essentially how much alcohol content is in any given beverage. The higher the ABV, the heavier the body of the beer, which can be detected through taste and mouthfeel. Though a session beer is lighter in ABV, that doesn’t translate to lighter in flavor. Sessionable beer can range from a crisp pale Cream Ale to a dark rich English Mild.

Indulge in all kinds of sessionable beers this weekend at the Summer Session Beer Fest. Lineage will have Weekend at Bernice’s our Margarita Berliner Weisse and Spacefruit Prelaunch, Grapefruit IPA (which is actually more exactly classified as a Shandy). Lineage always has a session beer or two on tap in the pub, keep an eye out this fall for one of our favorites that will make a come-back, Silver Medal winning, The Utah, English Mild.
For more on what makes beer sessionable, check out the full article by our friends at


Get to know Ole Willy McLane

Aye! Allow me to introduce you to Ole Willy McLane, the man, the myth, the malty Scottish legend. Pint-sized, dark and handsome, he was brewed with British malt and East Kent Goldings hops which provide a wee bit of hop flavor for an eclectic taste of the Scottish countryside. Sip a cold Ole Willy and you will be instantly transported to your happy place, which for Ole Willy is a chilly blizzard afternoon with unlimited college football on the tube and his miniature poodle, Belinda, lounging by his side.

We dub Ole Willy a +/- 80 Shilling style, named for the tax placed on him in the old country just because of his alcohol level. And because, well, he told us to do it and you don’t mess with Ole Willy McLane. Sit around ye old bar and you will hear legendary tales of Ole Willy flipping cars with a mere pinky finger and

Ole Willy McLane Scottish Ale

fighting an army of Scottish thugs by himself. And don’t you dare call him “ole” to his face, many a lad has gotten his front teeth knocked out from a swing from Ole Willy after the word slipped from their lips. Legend has it that Ole Willy even scuffled with Chuck Norris…and won.

But alas! There is a softer side of Ole Willy that most lads and lassies think is a mere myth, but it is most indeed the truth. Ole Willy’s hops and malt are nicely balanced with hints of rich chocolate and toffee notes, combining together for a tune as harmonic as a Scottish bagpipe symphony. Ole Willy enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and romantic comedies. His wit and charm have won over lassies from Scotland to South Dakota.

So, put on your finest kilt and hurry on over to Lineage and try a pint of our mighty Ole Willy McLane. Guaranteed to give you immeasurable strength, impeccable wit and legendary style…just like Ole Willy.

Ole Willy McLane is a +/- 80 Shilling Scottish Ale

ABV  5.4%

IBU  19

Available in the Lineage Brewing pub now!

Why the Hand Pies?

Lineage Brewing’s Food Vision

Why the hand pies?

I grew up making empanadas with my family and it turns out that you can pretty much put whatever tasty goods you want into an empanada. You can also find something similar in all kinds of cultures. They may have a different name for it, but goodies inside a pastry crust is the perfect concept and has been a tradition for people across the globe. You might know them as Pasties, Samosas, Empanadas, Panzerotti, or Hand pies. When you can put your food in one hand and your beer in the other, it just seemed like the perfect pairing.

We didn’t invent the hand pie but we brought the first savory hand pie to Clintonville and have endeavored to make it a culinary delicacy. Mimicry is the best flattery, and it seems that we’ve started a trend around Columbus. But at Lineage you won’t find flavors like this anywhere else – our kitchen staff use pastry as a canvas for all of the house made fillings and dipping sauces that align to the season. Some items that have hit our taste buds so far:  Indian inspired samosa, a delectable

Banh Mi Pie

Banh Mi Pie

duck confit, a meaty banh mi pork meatball, a cheesy spinach pie, a summery ratatouille, a pot roast pie, Indian spiced spinach paneer, reuben pie, goat cheddar cheese pie, chicken pot pie, a butternut squash pie, a chicken empanada with ajii, and a breakfast hand pie. Not to mention the dessert pies that cure your sweet tooth: pecan pie, lemon curd, banana nut with chocolate pudding. It’s hard to decide, so get a variety of two-handed pies to share and fill your belly. Check out our current food menu.

They are all made to order fresh out of the oven right in Lineage Brewing’s kitchen.

Show your Irish Lineage

Finally, a day that we all can pretend to be Irish!

With St. Patrick’s Day just a few days away, we thought we would take the time to shine some light on two of our Irish style brews we will be pouring in honor of the day.

Loughran’s Irish Stout

First up is Loughran’s Dry Irish Stout.  Pronounced (lock-ran). This beer is a traditional dry Irish stout, it is roast forward with notes of coffee and a bit of toasted malt. This stout is only served on nitrogen, giving it a wonderful light and creamy mouthfeel.

The Irish stout is without a doubt the most popular Irish style beer.  Stouts are an off-shoot of the Porter family tree.  The word “stout” was first used in 1677 to refer to a stronger version of the Porter style.  The use of “stout” in the context of strength continued on through the 1800’s. 

The appearance of our dry stout is simply lovely.  The color is almost a jet black.  It is served on nitrogen, so after you have patiently waited for that perfect pour, it should have a beautifully fluffy tan head sitting at the top of your pint glass.

As for aromas, the Loughran’s stout is roast forward with notes of coffee coming from the roasted barely, and a bit of toasted malt. Dry stouts can have slight offerings of chocolate, cocoa, or very slight graininess present.

Rory’s Rayge

Next up is Rory’s Rayge our Irish Red Ale.  This beer is named after owners Mike and Jess Byrne’s beloved Whippet, Rory.  Also, local bicycle advocate Ray George. This Irish Red is a touch bigger than a traditional Irish Red Ale. Our take is full of toasted, biscuit flavors and notes of toffee in the finish for an all around well-balanced beer.

Traditionally, Irish red ales are red variations on typical English and Irish ales.  Surprisingly enough, Irish Red Ales have not had a huge impact in Ireland’s current beer market where Stouts, Porters and Lagers are more popular.  The Irish Red’s darker “cousin” the dry Irish Stout will continue to be the most popular amongst its family.

The appearance of Rory’s Rayge is probably much like you would anticipate, it’s amber to deep-reddish in color. Clean finish.  Easy drinking ale with a reddish hue.


Thursday’s Cask is going to be our blonde stout Oscura Obscura with cinnamon and vanilla, served on the beer engine.

Friday, March 17

So come on down to Lineage Friday 11am to 1am.  Wear your green.  Our kitchen will be open until 10 pm so be sure to grab yourself a Reuben hand pie, your favorite pint and an Irish Car Bomb. We’ll have live music outside from 4-5pm and then again from 6-9pm as part of Givin O’ the Green to the CRC.  You’re not going to want to miss this Irish fun!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Sláinte!

Proud to be Small Independent Craft Beer

It’s America, we know people like to celebrate BIG, but we want to take some time to celebrate SMALL independent craft beer. We are proud to be one of the small businesses locally owned by the people and faces you see working there every day. We call that being Independent Craft Beer.Lineage Brewing Independent Craft Beer

At Lineage Brewing, we are a team of 15 – no suits, no big investors. Our close knit Lineage team is like family. We are just 4 owners and we all live, work, and play in our Clintonville neighborhood. As owners of a small brewery in Columbus, OH, we also brew every batch of beer that hits your lips. This is our love and our craft. Staying small means we get to continue to do what we love and grow at our own pace.

Independent craft beer owners of Lineage Brewing

Lineage Brewing Owners

We are a 7 BBL brewpub, which means we can brew a lot of styles, the beer is always fresh, and we can see our customers’ reactions across the bar. People ask all the time, “Will you ever package”? Someday we might, but when the time is right.

We make all our food from scratch. We use fresh ingredients and develop all recipes with the same heart and soul that we put into our beer. We make everything to order and slow-baked to deliver unique comfort food that pairs well with beer.

Why are we so proud to be small and independent craft beer?

We love being involved in our community and neighborhood.

We know your name and you know ours.

We make what we are passionate about and what our customers want.

We like change. Change, for us, happens constantly. We don’t ask permission, we just make it happen.

Everyone has a voice. All team members provide input into what we do and how we do it every day.

We grow at our own pace and in ways that make us stronger.

There is a lot of BIG craft beer out there. Let’s celebrate SMALL beer too. Celebrate Independent Craft by looking for the Independent Craft Brewer Seal, as you do so, feel good that you are supporting your local businesses, culture, friends, community, craftsmen, neighbors, and city (local economic growth).

Learn more about the Independent Craft Brewer Seal.

Independently Owned.

Carefully Crafted.

…and staying Small and Beautiful since 2015