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?

Tinder

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.