Hoster Gold Top - The Original Premium Beer of Columbus
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Gold Top German Dortmunder Style Lager

The History of the Original Columbus Premium Beer

Vintage Hoster Ad and Portriat of Louis Hoster
Hoster Gold Top Beer

Refining century-old recipes, Louis Hoster (center) launched Columbus’ first premium beer in 1836. It became immensely popular and grew to the largest brewery in central Ohio until Prohibition, when the brewery was forced to cease operation.

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Our Brewmaster - Invaluable Experience and Craftsmanship

Victor Ecimovich, III

  • Ecimovich is a world-renowned Master Brewer with 25+ years of experience. He is a product of the distinguished Siebel Institute, where the most powerful and recognized breweries in the world have sent their brewmasters for instruction since 1868.
  • He has worked with Joseph Pickett, Sr., at Millstream Brewing Company in Iowa – Pickett was simultaneously head brewmaster at three Chicago area breweries.
  • Victor was named original brewmaster at Chicago’s Goose Island Brewing Company (now a subsidiary to AB Inbev); responsible for formulating most of the award-winning Goose Island beers still on the market.
  • He was recognized as one of America’s Greatest Brewmasters by Who’s Who of Brewing.
Victor Ecimovich

Contact Hoster - General and Investment Information

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General and Investment Information:

Jordan Fromm
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