COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 11, 2018) — Land-Grant Brewing Company, a Columbus-based brewery with a strong love and dedication to local sports, has produced a limited-release American Wheat beer to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon.
13.1 Wheat was released at Land-Grant’s taproom on April 6 and is available in cans exclusively in most Giant Eagle stores in Central Ohio on April 9. 13.1 Wheat is easy-drinking and refreshing, making it an ideal celebratory post-race beverage.
The 2018 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, April 28. The 13,000 runners and walkers in this year’s event will receive a complimentary can of 13.1 Wheat at the Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party. 13.1 Wheat will also be served in the Diamond Cellar VIP Tent on Race Day. The beer is easy drinking and refreshing, making it a perfect post-race celebration.
Land-Grant is the Official Beer of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon.
“All races have shirts and all M3S Sports events have medals, but we are just thrilled that the 15th Anniversary Edition of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon will have its own beer,” race director David Babner said. “We are proud of our local heritage and partnering with Land-Grant is the perfect way to celebrate that Cap City was ‘Made In Cbus.’”
Land-Grant has been a popular local brewery since it opened its iconic taproom in Franklinton in October 2014. The company’s name is a nod to The Ohio State University and the company has been a major supporter of the Columbus Crew.
“One of the greatest things about craft beer is the opportunity to build community around our beer, and runners have long been a part of that community,” said Walt Keys, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Land-Grant. “We've hosted many running events and groups here at the brewery and have several serious runners on staff, so the opportunity to partner with the Cap City Half Marathon is a natural one for us. We think we've developed a properly refreshing beer to greet the participants at the finish line."
“We can’t wait to celebrate our participants with a can of 13.1 Wheat at this year’s OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon,” Babner said. “This is one of the coolest sponsorships we have ever done and will be a big hit with our runners and walkers.”
The 2018 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and Commit To Be 5K will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 in downtown Columbus. The Byers Xtra Mile Finish Line Party & Land-Grant Post Race Concert will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons. The event will be broadcast from 7-9:30 a.m. on WBNS 10 TV.
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon was founded in 2004 and is produced by M3S Sports, a sports marketing firm based in Columbus dedicated to celebrating a healthy active lifestyle. DailyBurn named The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon the “Best Half Marathon In Ohio” in January 2014. M3S Sports also produces the OhioHealth Emerald City Half and Quarter Marathon, the Ohio State Four Miler, the 5th Line 5K in partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Memorial Tournament FORE! Miler and a variety of other running and walking events in Central Ohio. The Capital City Half Marathon hosted the USA Half Marathon Championships in 2016 & 2017. For more information, visit www.capitalcityhalfmarathon.com and www.m3ssports.com.
"We are the Land-Grant Brewing Company, a production craft brewery in Columbus, Ohio. Land-Grant was born from a passion for painstakingly-crafted beer, powerful design, and a midwestern sports devotion. We all come from different backgrounds—Adam, business and brewing; Walt, design and photography; Q, pharmacist and homebrewing; Jamie, production brewing; Gus, basset hound—but we’re brought together through our dedication and commitment to the craft of producing championship quality craft beer.
Alumni of Ohio State, Adam and Walt always dreamed of returning to Columbus to build something of their own. Before coming home to Ohio, the seed of what would become a 2,500 BBL capacity brewing facility was planted in a tiny carriage-house apartment on the west-side of Chicago. To test the viability of what was then called Oval Brewing, we launched and successfully completed a Kickstarter Campaign in 2012, which was crucial step in allowing us to tackle this thing right. A long 899 days later, with a brief stopover in Grandview, Land-Grant brewed its first batch (a Brown Ale) on September 16th 2014 and opened the doors to its Franklinton taproom and brewing facility one month later on October 18th. For more information, visit www.landgrantbrewing.com