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That's the Beer

Crafting the Finest German-Style Lager Since 1836

Columbus Ohio's First Premium Beer

  • After prohibition, most regional breweries forged a comeback, affording to do so by cheapening their ingredients and jeopardizing the integrity of their original recipes to survive during the Great Depression. The Hoster family opted to not damage the integrity of their cherished recipe, and ceased production for good. Today, the Hoster Gold Top recipe maintains the integrity of the original formula—a proud homage to our forefathers.


Gold Top

Our signature beer, Gold Top™, is a German Dortmunder style lager that has won numerous awards since it was first brewed in Columbus in 1836. It is crafted with a unique blend of imported 2-row barley malt and Munich malt and hopped with the finest German and Czechoslovakian varieties, resulting in a perfectly balanced and refreshing beer.


Specialty Beers

In addition to our signature Gold Top™ beer, we also offer a variety of specialty beers that are crafted with the same passion and precision. From our rich and malty Eagle Dark lager to our light and crisp Blonde Ale, we have a beer for every taste and occasion.

Tap Room

Tap Room

Experience the craft of brewing and learn about the history of Hoster Beer™ by visiting our Tap Room. You will feel like you stepped back in time as soon as you walk in!  Now open at 653 N. James Road, right by the Columbus John Glenn Airport. 


Hoster Beers

Gold Top™

Vienna Lager


Eagle Dark

Crooked River Porter

Crooked River Irish Red

Blonde Ale

Belgian Bieres

Designed by Quinn Bartlett

Adel Brau Dubbel

Adel Brau Witbier

Adel Brad Golden Strong

Adel Brau Biere De Garde


Why Choose Hoster Beer?

Craftsmanship and Quality

At Hoster Beer™, we believe that brewing beer is more than just a business - it is an art form that requires dedication, passion, and a commitment to quality. That's why we use only the finest ingredients and employ the most skilled craftsmen in the industry to create our signature beer, Gold Top™. We take pride in our heritage and our commitment to excellence, and we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best German-style lager available today.

Now Open!

Join us at 653 N. James Road, right by the Columbus John Glenn Airport.

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