Cincinnatians have been reveling in their Hoppy Heritage lately by visiting the region's new and established craft breweries. Sip in the fun for yourself at one of these local breweries and check out other nearby attractions while you're in the neighborhood.
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company's Tap Room and Tour Center is located in the Over-the-Rhine brewery district. Step into this 19th century tap room to sample several varities of craft brews, then tour the new brewing facility and learn about the history of the building and the brewery district. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
In the neighborhood: Washington Park, William Howard Taft National Historic Site
Fifty West Brewing Company typically offers a dozen or more of their fresh-brewed beers on tap. Enjoy a sampler or a pint alongside their small-plate food pairings served in the dining room or on the large patio. Open Thursday-Sunday.
In the neighborhood: Cincinnati Observatory Center, Ault Park
Hofbräuhaus Newport is modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. Visit any day of the week to enjoy a traditional German meal paired with Bavarian beer in their lively Bier Hall or in the Bier Garden overlooking Newport on the Levee and the Cincinnati Skyline.
In the neighborhood: Newport Aquarium, World Peace Bell Center
Listermann Brewing Company brews two lines of craft beer - the other is called Triple Digit Brewing. Try their craft brews in a tasting size, pint or take a growler to go everyday but Sunday from 10am-6pm. The tap room offers a small bar, a few picnic tables for seating, and beer-inspired artwork adorn the walls.
In the neighborhood: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Harriet Beecher Stowe House
MadTree Brewing has plenty of room to enjoy their craft beers at their L-shaped bar or around huge pub tables where you can gaze at the brewing equipment on the opposite side of the hall. Bring your friends to play a game of darts or cornhole. Food is often available from local food trucks or fresh-delivered pizza. Open Wednesday-Saturday.
In the neighborhood: Rookwood Commons, Drake Planetarium & Science Center
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company has been around since 2005, but the property has been home to brewmasters for several generations. The Public House and grounds have been well-maintained, and inside you'll find a tap room plus two additional rooms of seating to gather and enjoy their signature ales and seasonal brews. Grab a cold one and join them for a tour of their small but mighty facility. Open Monday-Saturday.
In the neighborhood: Jungle Jim's International Market Eastgate, Tri-State Warbird Museum
Rivertown Brewing Company offers year-round, seasonal and limited release ales and lagers in their brewery's tap room. Taste samples or pints onsite plus buy a 6-pack or growler to go. Tours are $5. Open Wednesday-Saturday.
In the neighborhood: Gorman Heritage Farm, Coco Key Water Resort
Rhinegeist is the newest of the local breweries and offers several brews in their massive brewery/tap room. This historical building is well-lit by skylights during the day, has 2-story tall columns and interesting artwork adorns the wall above the seating area. There's also ample space for ping pong, cornhole, and likely special events in the future.
In the neighborhood: Findlay Market, Betts House
Still thirsty for more? Click here for a list of brew pubs in the region.