Brewery has four beers on tap and plans for three more soon


Restoration Brew Worx opened last week in downtown Delaware. Photos courtesy of Restoration.

One of Central Ohio's newest breweries, Restoration Brew Worx, held its soft opening last week on Friday. The brewery and restaurant is located at 25 N. Sandusky St. in downtown Delaware.

The brewpub is operated by a partnership of four neighbors and a family member: Rick and Karen Martine, Frank and Roma Barickman and Carl Langsenkamp. Frank Barickman is serving as head brewer.

For now the brewery is open roughly 4-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (although closing hours have been flexible so far) and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant seats about 70, plus a 16-seat patio out front.

For now there are five beers on tap, all brewed in house: an English milk, a Belgian wit, a German ale, an IPA and a Belgian IPA. Barickman says a saison, robust porter and imperial IPA will be on tap soon.

The pub menu covers "the kind of food you want when you're having a beer," says Barickman. The house brews are incorporated whenever possible, including pretzels with beer cheese and chicken and waffles with beer-infused syrup. Other menu items include flatbreads, burgers and sandwiches.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com and authored the guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus," with a second edition coming in 2015. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures and brewery tours for Columbus Brew Adventures.