Kindred Artisan Ales / Columbus, Ohio

And so it begins. Our first of 22 cities ... Columbus, Ohio where we were hosted at Kindred Artisan Ales! Kindred opened up their brewery and taproom to us for a lovely class among their barrels. We were excited to meet members of Kindred's passionate and deeply invested team, including Max (Kindred's Brewmaster) and Heather (Kindred's Marketing & Graphics Director) who also joined us for class. We love meeting people who are as passionate about their work as we are - and that was definitely the case with Kindred's rockstar team. 

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We were joined by 25 local Columbus Beer Yogis for our kick off class - and the energy and vibe of this group was the perfect start to our tour. Most of the yogis were first-timers to Kindred and to yoga & beer ... and we even had some newbie yogis as well! This is what it's all about for us - bringing people together around yoga and local craft beers. We get excited every time someone meets a new beer or brewery. And every time someone falls in love with yoga. 

After class, we left a little bit of Oregon in Ohio to start off our Beer Yogi Beer Share, which we will keep going throughout the tour. We left a Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter XXVII with the team at Kindred. Kindred provided us with their Golden Strong to give to Atwater Brewery in Detroit! 

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We also got a peek into Kindred's production facility. They allowed us to get in a little yogi playtime on their beautiful equipment. We wish Kindred lots of success in their future endeavors to spread beer goodness around Columbus and beyond and we look forward to returning for future Beer Yogi adventures! 

Cheers!  

Mikki & Melissa

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