Columbus’ Wolf’s Ridge Brewery Opening Tap Room

Five-month-old Wolf’s Ridge Brewery is expanding.

The Central Ohio brewery, located in downtown Columbus, opened in September of 2013 and is readying to open a tap room adjacent to the restaurant.

“We’re hoping to open by June,” co-owner Bob Szuter said. “We’re optimistic.”

The restaurant brews its own beer on site to accompany the upscale food featured in the Wolf’s Ridge Brewery’s restaurant.

Located at 215 North 4th St., the establishment has joined the city’s “beer corridor” and hopes the new 2,300-square-foot tap room will allow them to showcase their higher-end beer.

Szuter owns the restaurant with his father, Alan Szuter and said Wolf’s Ridge Brewery began with one of his father’s recipes.

“My dad was a homebrewer for 10 years,” Bob Szuter said. “That was the initial reason we started (Wolf’s Ridge).”

The new tap room will be housed in the former warehouse in the back of the restaurant and can hold 80 guests. In addition to offering their own products, Wolf’s Ridge collaborates with other microbreweries in the area for a varied selection.

Renovations are underway. Alan and Bob’s respective spouses, Mary Szuter and Lauren Szuter and Alan’s daughter Lisa DiCenzo and her husband Aaron are also investors

The brewery recently launched a Belgian series including Alpha, a Belgian tripel; Omega, a pale ale; and Beta, a Belgian double.

“Ryan, our brewer, has been working on them,” Szuter said. “We have nine on tap right now, and will have a robust porter shortly.”

Also on tap are Howling Moon and 3 a.m., Imperial IPAs; Clear Sky, a cream ale; Ridge Trail, an APA; Harvest Wheat, an American wheat; Little Red Riding Ale, an amber; Canis lycaon, an American stout; and Zane’s Trace Roggenbier.

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Photo of Wolf’s Ridge Brewery’s dining room courtesy of restaurant. 

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