Columbus House Brewery Announces Opening Date

The brewery will begin selling empty growlers next week in preparation for an expected April 11 opening.

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It looks like the long wait for Columbus House Brewery to start pouring its beer is almost over. The doors at 701 W. North Street will officially open on Saturday, April 11.

We first reported on the new brewery way back in May of last year, but delays in federal and state permitting slowed down the process for partners Carey Ashworth and Jason Corral.

With those issues now behind them, the pair is ready to open their taps for thirsty patrons. They said a golden ale, oatmeal stout, and IPA will be available out of the gate, with a nut brown ale not too far behind.

Empty growlers can be picked up at the brewery for $5 next week. The supply is tight, so they are recommending that you pick one up early if you want to get a fill on opening weekend. The taproom will be open 5-8 p.m. for empty growler sales.

The sign above the door has been singing its siren song for quite some time. And now we can finally pass underneath and order a pint of Columbus House beer for ourselves.

Welcome to the ale-borhood, Columbus House!

» Read more about Columbus House in our story from last year

Brian Sorensen (@EBSorensen) is an admitted beer geek, occasional home brewer, and member of the Fayetteville Lovers of Pure Suds.