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2018-Cincinnati “A Beer in Review”


2018 was an incredible year for Cincinnati Beer. The Greater Cincinnati USA Region had 11 new breweries open up. Local Breweries also had 20 awards issued at National competitions. We are incredibly proud to offer tours to these locations and other excellent breweries across the region.

Cincinnati was once well known for its brewing prowess around the country producing nearly 1.5 Millions barrels of beer a year prior to prohibition. While the volume levels are still below the mass production of the past, the number of breweries has soared past the 36 we peaked at during those times reaching now into the 50’s.

The passion for good quality beer here has been matched by the manufacturers and the proof is in the…barrel. The reputation Cincinnati has gained for making great beer has gained National attention.

Here is a breakdown of what took place this year.

Breweries Opened Up in the Region:

Swine City-Fairfield Ohio
Alexandria Brewing- Alexandria, KY
Bircus Brewing Company- Ludlow, KY
3 Points Brewing- Pendleton (OTR), OH
Wiedemann Fine Beer- Cincinnati (St. Bernard), OH
Rolling Mill Brewing- Middletown, OH
Common Brewing Co- Mason, OH
Sonder Brewing Co- Mason, OH
Karrikin- (Beer and Spirits)- Fairfax, OH
Sam Adams Taproom- Cincinnati (OTR), OH


Rhinegeist- Distribution Center, Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati, OH
Mt. Carmel Brewing- Carriage House Taproom Expansion. Mt. Carmel OH
Quarter Barrel Brewing- 2nd Location to Hamilton Ohio (Originally from Oxford)


Great American Beer Festival- Denver, CO

Brink Brewing Company:
Moozie Milk Stout- Gold
Hold The Reins-English Mild- Silver

MadTree Brewing Compay:
Happy Amber- ESB-Gold

World Beer Cup-Nashville, TN

Fretboard-Vlad Pilsner- Silver
Taft’s- Gustav-Vienna Lager- Silver
Fifty West- 10 and 2- Barleywine- Silver

Brink Brewing:
Moozie Milk Stout- Bronze

FoBAB (Festival of wood and barrel aged beers):

Rhinegeist- Perpetual Passion- Barrel Aged Sour-Gold

U.S. Beer Open- Oxford, Ohio

Citra High- Imperial IPA- Bronze

Brink Brewing Company:
Hold The Reins- English Mild- Gold
Fathers G’s Bees- Brown- Gold
Moozie Milk Stout- Silver
Duncan Clan- Scottish Ale- Gold

Municipal Brewing Co:
Recovery Red-Imperial Red Ale- Silver

Fretboard Brewing :
Crazy Train- Belgian Pale Ale- Silver
Vlad Pils- Pilsner- Silver

Quarter Barrel Brewing:
3 Legged Elvis- French/Belgian- Silver

Double Oaked Mastadon- Barrel Aged Quad- Gold

Cincinnati also had an amazing year and has gained National Attention for the revitalization of several local neighborhoods and a thriving food, nightlife and culture scene. We are incredibly proud to be part of this great city.

We also had an amazing year adding our newest most popular tour the Kentucky Bourbon Adventure, The Butler County Poker Run, The Adult Pizza Party, and Keeneland Charter Trips. We crested 20,000 guests this year and just celebrated our 5th Year Anniversary at Brink Brewing!

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