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Sour Beer Faceoff: Pretentious Vs Random Precision

Nicholas Dekker of Columbus Monthly

"If you’re new to sours, order Truculent, spiked with ginger and lime zest (5.1 percent ABV) for a tart and refreshing brew. For a bigger punch of those puckery flavors, sip the Sybarite (5.9 percent ABV), which the menu accurately calls the 'equivalent of cramming fresh raspberries into your mouth.'"


Beer Review: Derisive With Peppercorn by Pretentious Barrel House, Columbus

JD Malone of The Columbus Dispatch

"The peppercorn hits at the finish with a puff of heat at the back of the throat. As with most barrel-aged and sour brews, it opens up as it warms, unlocking more flavor..." 


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On Tap: Pretentious Barrel House

Nicholas Dekker of columbus alive

"More and more breweries across Columbus — Actual, Platform, Kindred, Wolf’s Ridge, Lineage and others — have tinkered with the style, but no one has focused solely on them like Pretentious..."


Sour Batch Kids

Danny Hamen of 614Columbus

"Today, at Pretentious Barrel House, a brand new tap room and barrel house recently opened in the Milo-Grogan Arts District, all of their beers are puckered purposefully..."


City’s First All-Sour Brewery and Taproom Now Open

lauren sega of columbus underground

"Sour beer fans will find a haven at Pretentious Barrel House..."


Pretentious Barrel House Focusing Solely On Sours

Cheryl Harrison of drink up columbus

“'You can do whatever the hell you want, it’s like the wild west.'

That’s what Joshua Martinez, owner and brewer for Pretentious Barrel House, says is the reason for his interest in sour beer, in which his new brewery is specializing..."


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sandy hugill of the brewery log

"I was impressed by how put-together everything was for being open just over a week. Attention went into every detail, down to the tulip glassware and the Pretentious stickers. And science geeks might notice that the Pretentious logo is a molecule of lactic acid, which is a key component in brewing sour beers..."


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Matthew, tony, ryan, and marcus of heroes by the pint

"Check in with the Glassy eyed crew as they get sour this week. Nerd talk takes a back seat as the geeks sit down with Josh Martinez owner & operator of the newly opened Pretentious Barrel House located at 745 Taylor Ave Columbus Ohio..."


Pretentious Barrel House Offering Sour Beers From Its East-Side Taproom

Dan Eaton of Columbus Business First

"While craft breweries continue to open across Central Ohio, the newest addition to the local scene can claim it’s doing something truly different..."