We started Eighteen-O-Three Taproom with a single goal: Bring the best Ohio craft beer and Ohio wine to Galion and North Central Ohio, and serve these outstanding beverages to customers in an inviting, family friendly atmosphere.
The idea all started in late 2014 when we watched a new brewery in Columbus, Land-Grant Brewing Co., open its doors to a steady stream of customers coming and going to enjoy the brewery’s variety of craft beer. We wondered, based on the number of guests, if there was really an opportunity.
After extensive research, we found that Ohio had a quickly growing craft beer scene and North Central Ohio was missing something. Phoenix Brewing Co. opened in 2014. Hoof Hearted Brewing Co. was making delicious beers in Marengo, and JAFB-Wooster Brewing was producing some very unique, and quite tasty, brews. There were some breweries, but nothing bringing the best of Ohio to one place for folks to enjoy.
In early 2015, the idea started to gain some traction. We looked at several locations and selected our current location at 123 Harding Way East. We spent time talking to experts in the industry to make sure we got the right draught system, developed the proper beer line cleaning procedures and other start-up business items. We officially poured the first pint of Ohio craft beer at high noon on Saturday, August 1, 2015!!
One of the first questions people ask when they visit the taproom is “Why Eighteen-O-Three?”. Simple, really. We only serve Ohio craft beer and Ohio wine, and Ohio joined the Union March 1, 1803!
We are proud to be North Central Ohio’s FIRST Ohio-exclusive craft beer taproom! We look forward to your next visit. Prost!!!