Best Startup Business of 2013: Actual Brewing Company

Announcements, News — By on December 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

A sign of the seemingly ever-expanding craft-brew market in Columbus, Actual Brewing Company has landed at the top of the list for best startup business of 2013.

“The Actual Brewing Company being declared Best Startup Business of 2013 does not surprise me,” says Mary Martineau, Executive Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association.

“Fred and Mira Lee put a lot of serious consideration into all facets of their business, from the creative science of brewing beer, Fred’s forte, to the artistic expression of their branding, Mira’s muse,” Martineau continues.

The east-side brewery has their sights set on expanding to a downtown brewpub, but are also tapping into another popular Columbus market – coffee. Actual Roastery will work in-tandem with Actual Brewing to quench Columbus’ thirst.

Currently, beer enthusiasts can drink Actual beer on-location at their Tasting Room every Friday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.

The Top 10 Startup Businesses of 2013: 

  1. Actual Brewing Company
  2. 16 Bit Barcade
  3. Robert Mason
  4. Destination Donuts
  5. Retro Dinner Diva
  6. Columbus Barrel Co
  7. Jifiti
  8. The Boutique Truck
  9. Rambling House Soda
  10. Acceptd
Author Bio: Susan Post:
Susan is a Staff Writer for She has completed several assignments as a Freelance Writer & Editor for clients throughout Central Ohio and loves all the random, fun facts she has learned from them along the way. She holds a degree in Communication with a minor in Professional Writing from The Ohio State University. Susan lives in Victorian Village and loves to run, write, drink coffee and explore all of the great restaurants and bars throughout Columbus.

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