New beers are released or packaged for the first time pretty much every day, it seems, but some stand out a bit more than others. This is one of those: Ohio-based Columbus Brewing Co. announced that it will be bottling Bodhi, its GABF award-winning double IPA, for the first time (maybe this will finally get it considered as a rival to Pliny the Elder’s throne). We are already waiting in line at various beer stories throughout the state.
This move was made possible after the brewery settled into its new facility, which will allow it to increase capacity 200 percent.
“Ours fans have patiently but persistently been asking for us to bottle Bodhi for years,” said Eric Bean, owner and brewmaster. “Now that we’re able to make that happen, inviting fans to the brewery and making it a party seems like the best way to share the excitement with them because, believe me, we’re just as eager to get Bodhi out in bottles as they are to be able to take it home.”
On July 16, Columbus Brewing Co. will run two sessions for the public to celebrate the arrival of Bodhi bottles at the brewery. Sessions will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission tickets will be $100 and include a souvenir glass, limited edition T-shirt, two pints of beer (including Bodhi, Ales for ALS and other selections) and one of the first cases of Bodhi to come off of the Columbus Brewing Co. bottling line.