As the city reconnects with its past, craft breweries in Cincinnati USA abound where you can drink in the region's storied brewing heritage through local craft beer.
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 varieties of craft brews, then tour the brewing facility and learn about the history of the building and the brewery district. Open Wednesday-Sunday.
In the neighborhood: Washington Park, William Howard Taft National Historic Site
Ei8ht Ball Brewing, housed within the Party Source in Newport, has 42 taps that include their own brews and a plethora of brews from around the world that are hard to find. Enjoy a sampler or a pint, then take a growler to go or make your own 6-pack inside the Party Source.
In the neighborhood: New Riff Distillery, Northern Kentucky Gambling Museum
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 Tuesday-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 the 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 an 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. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
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 the signature ales and seasonal brews. Grab a cold one and join them for a tour of the small but mighty facility. Open Wednesday-Saturday.
In the neighborhood: Jungle Jim's International Market Eastgate, Tri-State Warbird Museum
Rhinegeist is a popular local brewery offering 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 adorning the wall above the seating area. There's also ample space for ping pong, cornhole, and special events. Sip on a pint or try a sampler, then take home a growler or crowler (32oz can) of your favorite.
In the neighborhood: Findlay Market, Betts House
Rivertown Brewing Company offers year-round, seasonal and limited release ales and lagers in the brewery's tap room. Taste samples or pints onsite plus buy a 6-pack or growler to go. Tours are $6. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
In the neighborhood: Gorman Heritage Farm, Coco Key Water Resort