Land-Grant 1862 Ale

This was another one of the beers that I had out in Ohio that I can’t manage to find a picture for. Can you tell yet how much it’s irritating me? The Virgo in me is being driven absolutely insane about the fact that the pictures disappeared off my phone.


ABV: 5.3%

Style: Kolsch

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In 1862, President Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law, giving the American populous the opportunity to seek a higher education. It called for one great state university in each state, and inadvertently led to tailgate parties, marching bands, fight songs and Bowl Games. Our 1862 Ale –a dry-hopped American take on the classic German beer– combines the crisp clean flavor of German Noble hops with the floral aromatics of American hops.”

Random: I’ve been watching a show about women in prison on Netflix while Val is at work.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body had a lot of floaties in it. The color was straw-yellow and it had a lot of carbonation. The nose was crisp and clean with grain and not much else. The taste was a lot of crystal malt up front with some mineral water. It also had white bread crust too. It had a medium thick body, which is much heavier than I’m used to for the style, but still had a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy bread crust and white flour finish. This was a good beer, I just wish that it was lighter.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Land-Grant Stiff Arm IPA

This beer is one that I sampled in the Columbus airport. Every Saturday, before my flight, I found myself at the same restaurant, getting a bite to eat and watching ESPN. It was to the point that the bartender knew I’d be there at the same time every Saturday. This was a new IPA that they got in cans. The brewery is also putting a restaurant in the airport, but of course, it wasn’t slated to open until months after I left.


ABV: 6.7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Like a palm to your jaw, our American IPA delivers a jolt of hoppy goodness. An ale as well rounded as any All-Timer, our Stiff-Arm IPA combines all of its talents: All American hops, fragrant aromas of citrus and pine, a clean finish, and an uncanny sense of balance provided by a nice malt backing. It’s a classic American beer that will have you striking the pose year-round.”

Random: This beer comes in at 50 IBUs.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy orange with little visible carbonation because of the cloudiness. The nose was floral with an almost perfume-like quality. It had some citrus hops as well. The taste was equally floral, but also grassy and had a green, vegetal quality. After a few sips, I identified arugula and green onion. It had a medium thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with the green onion note. This was an interesting IPA and the vegetal notes held my interest. If I ever find myself in Ohio, I’ll be searching this one out.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0