Staff pick: Columbus Winter Beerfest

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From the January 10, 2013 edition

This year’s Winter Beerfest has expanded to two days, proving Columbus’ love for beer is insatiable. Who’s not excited for more than 300 beers to be tapped and ready for tasting during Friday and Saturday evening? I’m especially excited because — after spending some quality time drooling over the extensive beer list that features just about every quality brewery you can think of — I found a number of rare brews that will be available as well as a number of newcomers to the festival. Some of these will be tapped during the VIP portion ($45) that takes place an hour before the general admission tickets ($35) are let in, so it may behoove hardcore beer junkies to throw down the extra money.