MadTree Brewing 5164 Kennedy Ave, CincInnati, Oh
This outstanding brewery is located over by I-71 off of Duck Creek, by Ridge Rd. They started brewing in 2012 and have specialized in Cincinnati's very first canned beer. They do not sacrifice anything in doing so, in fact, canning for breweries could be the way of the future, it keeps the beer from the light, which can damage its overall quality. Their beers have started showing up on grocery shelves and taps all over Cincinnati. The taproom also has several great restaurants that stop by and serve food including Maribelle's in Oakley. They have recently expanded their production line and will soon be distributing in Dayton and Northern Kentucky. The taproom is large, with several tables and some of the best Beertenders in town. Recently they have invited some of the City's top chef's in and collaborated with them to make beer. Taproom hours are: Wed: 4pm - 10pm, Thursday: 4-12am, Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 12pm-8am.
Rivertown Brewing 607 Shepherd Dr Unit 6, Cincinnati, Oh
One of the key figures in the revival of Cincinnati Brewing; Rivertown Brewing Company can be found from Cincinnati to Florida at grocery stores and Tap Handles everywhere. The brewery has had a great deal of commercial success and continues to be in high demand everywhere they are tried. Rivertown has an awesome taproom with plans on expansion. We could not do a beer tour without one of the best who boasts the Helles Lager, an old school Cincy Bavarian Style Lager and the very popular Dunkel and Roebling a Vanilla Espresso Stout. With something for every taste bud they appeal to the masses but are true craftsmen in their approach. Taproom hours are: Wednesdays (5:00-8:00 pm), Thursdays (5:00-10:00 pm), Fridays (5:00-10:00 pm) and Saturdays (12:00-10:00 pm).
Triple Digit Brewing 1621 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Brewed at Listermann's Beer Facility, Triple Digit is a High Gravity Beer with incredible flavor. They go beyond the norm, and make big beers with their own Personal Twist. They go against the grain with some of their recipes, but they always end up being delicious. Truly embodying the name "Craft Brewer" look for Triple Digit Beers just about anywhere in Cincinnati. Be careful with these beers, they are high in ABV, but do not taste it. Replace your next Dessert with a CHICKOW and thank me later. Tap Room hours are: Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, and Friday-Saturday, 10am-10pm.
LIsterman Brewing 1621 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Started in 2008, Listermann Brewing Located on Dana, over by Xavier University. Prior to becoming a brewery Listermann is one of the top Home Brew Stores since 1991. They offer a specialized brewing set up for each person and they also provide classes to help you get started. Dan Listermann the owner of the brewery created a line of brewing equiptment that was used across the country, his innovation propelled him into brewing. They have an excellent selection for all varieties of taste buds. The Nutcase Porter (Peanut Butter Porter) will knock your socks off! Tap Room hours are: Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, and Friday-Saturday, 10am-10pm.
RhineGeisT BrewERY 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH
One of the newest entries into the world of Craft Brewing, Rhinegeist has wasted no time in making itself known throughout the city as one of the top up and coming breweries. They have beers for everyone. The brewery itself is located in the Old Christian Moerlein bottling plant, which was built in 1910. Located in Historic Over the Rhine it boasts a large warehouse that has cornhole boards, Ping Pong tournaments, a Whiffle Ball league, and for the healthy beer drinker, you can get your Yoga on Sundays.The taproom is open Monday-Friday starting at 4pm, Saturday 12-12pm, and Sunday 12-7pm. With Giant Picnic tables there is plenty of space to sit and share!
Fifty West Brewing 7668 Wooster PK, Cincinnati, OH
Located on the eastern side of town, Fifty West has people talking and raving about their excellent food pairings and brews. All of their brews, like many above are brewed in small batches and are meticulously crafted throughout the process. The house is an old farmhouse/speakeasy Located at the edge of Mariemont and Terrace Park. They have had recent collaborations with Great Lakes brewing, and had the first ever Beer Blogger Brewing competition. This is not your run of the mill taproom, its a Brew Pub with attitude. Their tap room is open 4pm-12am Tuesday through Thursday, 4pm-2am Friday, 12-1am on Saturday, and Sunday 11am to 12am.
Rock Bottom Brewery 10 Fountain Sq, Cincinnati, OH
When Rock Bottom came to Cincinnati in 1996, no one could have imagined that it would be the first step toward revitalizing one of Cincinnati’s greatest legacies, brewing great beer. Starting with Cincinnati’s own award winning water supply and taking advantage of the region’s sense of genuine hospitality and dedicated work-ethic, Rock Bottom quickly established itself as the local authority in hand-crafted ales and lagers. Our little brew pub, located right in the heart of the city on the iconic Fountain Square, and using that award winning water supply, has won multiple gold medals at the World Beer Cup and this year was awarded Best Brew Pub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. Combined with their made from scratch kitchen, Rock Bottom is a local treasure and one of the crown jewels on our tour
Christian Moerlein Brewery 1621 MOore St, Cincinnati, OH
The oldest name in Cincinnati Brewing, Christian Moerlein has been a superstar in the craft world for a couple of centuries, but have been the true leader in the Cincinnati Beer renaissance. They have a vision of beer, brewing, and what a successful brew pub looks like. With deep roots here in town, they have the very popular Moerlein Lager House Downtown on the Banks, but a little lesser known nugget of awesomeness is their taproom in Over the Rhine on Moore St, that is filled with history and Character. You can also take a brewery tour just of the tunnels that were built for lagering at this taproom. From OTR (Over the Rhine) ale to, Norther Liberties IPA, Moerline brews with purpose and has shown its affinity for all things Cincinnati. Moerline has also been a big part of the revitilization of the "Brewery District" in OTR, and has a great sense of community, even though it is large in size (sells some lines of its beer in 30 states), its beers reflect care and attention, as does its goodwill to the City. Whether you go to the taproom, or the Lager house. You win. Taproom on Moore St is open Friday 4pm-9m, Saturday 12pm-9pm, and Sunday 12pm-6pm.
The newest Brewery on our tour, Ei8ht Ball Brewing is located at the Party Source in Bellevue Kentucky in the back of the facility. They boast one of the coolest tap rooms in town as well as the coolest website I may have ever seen. Their beers are clean, crisp and the same creativity used to create their brand and image is poured into the beers they serve. From Tiny-Pig, K-Hole, and Red Drink they have a unique flavor and most certainly a unique style. Tap room hours are 11am-9:30pm Monday through Wednesday, 11am-10:30pm on Thursday, 11am-11:30pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-7pm on Sundays. While you are in picking up your favorite beers at Party Source, go into the back and check it out, or better yet, get on our bus!