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BeerMumbo’s Greater Cincinnati Brewery Guide

Listermann beers

With the growing population of craft breweries in the Greater Cincinnati area, we are seeing more people make the weekend trip to visit our beloved breweries.  We are also experiencing a cultural change of supporting local business and drinking local beer.  Here is a simple guide so you know where to start.  I have personally selected two of my favorite beers from each brewery that you must try.  However,  I really recommend trying them all!  The map below will help you find local beer on tap at your favorite bar, on tap at a nearby restaurant, carry out options, and brewery locations.  Support local beer.  Support craft beer!

Ei8ht Ball Brewing opens 11/23/2013.  I will update this upon their initial opening.

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Blank Slate Brewing Company

4233 Airport Rd. Unit C, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
http://www.blankslatebeer.com/
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Taproom:  Not yet
Grub:  Not Yet
Tours:  By Appointment

The Lesser Path (Crowned King of the Cincinnati IPA 2013)

Official Description:
We’re continuing the “Traveling IPA” series into the spring and summer with this well balanced wheat IPA. A refreshing flavor profile containing two different wheat malts in addition to oats and honey malt meld with copious amounts of Columbus, Cascade and Nugget hops. The warmer weather of spring and summer is definitely a good time to get out and explore the “lesser known paths” in this world.

Shroominous

Official Description:
Beer brewed with mushrooms? Yep. Umami is one of the five basic tastes and roughly translates to “pleasant and savory”. We think this brown ale fits the bill. English character malts combine with earthy American hops in this hybrid Northern English/American Brown Ale. The addition of the shiitake gives it an extra hit of earthiness and a touch of that savory quality. Brewed as a way to bring food and beer together, Shroominous was built for pairing with anything from steak to risotto.

 

Christian Moerlein
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.

1621 Moore St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
http://www.christianmoerlein.com/
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Taproom:
Fri: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Grub:  Not Yet
Tours:  Yes

OTR

Official Description:
A unique presentation of an early settlers’ ale from Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. In an era of limited refrigeration, the brewer was generous with the hops for stability; a full malt flavor would then balance the flavor. Today, six malts and an infusion of Cascade and Fuggle hops make Moerlein O.T.R. a crisp, quaffable ale

Northern Liberties IPA

Official Description:
You’ve made a discovery–a well-hopped IPA inspired by the revolutionaries of Cincinnati’s Northern Liberties. North of Liberty St. and beyond the reach of municipal law, the area was known for tolerance of beliefs and behaviors, which were shunned in Cincinnati proper prior to 1849. Moerlein Northern Liberties draws inspiration from these free-spirits with this hoppy, well-balanced, copper IPA in pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Hoppiness.


Cellar Dweller Brewery
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ellar Dweller Brewery

2276 E. U.S. 22 & 3, Morrow, Ohio 45152
http://www.valleyvineyards.com
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Taproom:
Mon: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Tues: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wed: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Thu: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sat: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Grub:  Yes
Tours:  Yes

Hoppy Poppy

Official Description:
This IPA is sure to please with its rich bourbon color, grapefruit aroma, fruity hop character, and dry clean finish.

Lookout Stout

Official Description:
Delicious notes of chocolate and roasted coffee come through on this dry stout. Hints of chicory and caramel round out the full lingering finish.

 

Double Barrel Brewery
Double Barrel Brewery

4720 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
http://thedoublebarrelbrewery.com
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Taproom:
Thurs: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Fri: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Sat: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Grub:  Not Yet
Tours:  Yes

Bad Tom Ale

Official Description:
You know how you say something is “bad” but mean “good”? Well Bad Tom is not that kind of bad. He’s a bit nutty, even. The ale that bears his name is also nutty. We’ve taken a brown ale and given it a bad streak by using a murderer’s row of hops (Nugget & Cascade). You’ll like Bad Tom from the first taste.

Old Abe

Official Description:
Although it registers at 95.6 IBU, Master Brewer CharlesBoucher uses oven dried pale malts to produce a sweet balance of malt with a faint buttery taste. The four grain, three hop recipe creates an unusually creamy but full-bodied beer with a dark amber color and a medium lace. It has a lactic berry malt aroma and the finish is quite “hoppy” but very crisp.  Dry hopped with Galaxy and Cascade.  Read the official description and legend here

 

Fifty West Brewing Company
Fifty West Brewing Company

7668 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
http://www.fiftywestbrew.com
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Taproom:
Tues: 4:00pm – 12:00am
Wed: 4:00pm – 12:00am
Thu: 4:00pm – 12:00am
Fri: 4:00pm – 2:00am
Sat: 4:00pm – 2:00am
Sun: 11:00am – 12:00am

Grub:  Yes
Tours:  Yes

Thirty-37 Session Pale Ale

Official Description:
This easy drinking Session Pale Ale has a herbaceous bittering with a fruity nose.  Light, Bright, Hoppy, and Easy Drinking.

Loneliest Road Stout

Official Description:
This traditional American Stout has been brewed with a special type of roasted barley and fermented on a clean American yeast to show off the roasty flavors and earthy hops.

 

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Listermann Brewing Company

1621 Dana Ave Cincinnati, OH 45207
http://listermannbrewing.com/
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Taproom:
Mon: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tues: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wed: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Grub:  Food Trucks on occasion
Tours:  Yes

Friar Bacon

Mumbo Description:
This is the closest beer you will ever consume that literally tastes like bacon cooked over an open camp fire.  Friar Bacon is one of the original Listermann beers.  Buy a growler and go camping!

Nutcase – Peanut Butter Porter

Mumbo Description:
Take a smooth porter that you could drink all night and throw in some peanut butter…do I need to say more?  This is one of Listermann’s most popular beers and there is good reason for that.

 

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MadTree Brewing Company

5164 Kennedy Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45213
http://www.madtreebrewing.com/
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Taproom:
Wed: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Tours:  Yes

Psychopathy

Official Description:
The subtle malt backbone combats the bitterness and intensity of floral, grassy, and citrus hop flavors. However, taste is perception. What’s your slant?

Axis Mundi

Official Description:
The Siberians believed there was a “World Tree” that served as the Axis Mundi, connecting the different worlds through its roots and branches. While this Russian Imperial Stout isn’t necessarily the world’s cosmic axis, it does connect rich flavors in a way to deliver you a cosmic beer.

 

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Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

4364 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45244
http://mtcarmelbrewingcompany.com
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Taproom:
Mon: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tues: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grub:  Food Trucks on occasion
Tours:  Yes

Nut Brown Ale

Official Description:
Mahogany in color, this popular beer enters with hints of maple followed by a roasted hazelnut body and balances with a clean malty finish.

Summer Wheat Ale

Official Description:
Bright, citrusy and hoppy, this summertime ale salutes the flavor of the American hop and gives way to a smooth refreshing finish.

 

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Rhinegeist Brewery

1910 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
http://rhinegeist.com/
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Taproom:
Mon-Thu: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Fri: 4:00pm – 12:00am
Sat: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Sun: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Grub:  Food Trucks on occasion
Tours:  Yes

Truth

Official Description:
Intensely hopped dry IPA with Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops. We hop this at a rate of 3 lbs./bbl to rev up peach, mango, and passion fruit notes

Uncle

Official Description:
Seriously sessionable British mild with complex malt character.

 

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Rivertown Brewing Company

607 Shepherd Drive Unit 6 Lockland, OH 45215
http://www.rivertownbrewery.com
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Taproom:
Wed: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Grub:  Food Trucks on occasion
Tours:  Yes

Lil Sipa

Mumbo Description:
This is an amazing session IPA with a light body and killer hop aroma.  It is crisp, floral, citrus, and very drinkable.  This is a must try beer.

Roebling Imperial Robust Porter

Official Description:
Like a big, chocolate, espresso infused brownie, Roebling Porter packs a lot a flavor from the use of vanilla, and delicious coffee from a small Midwest roasting company (within a day’s drive from the brewery!).

 

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Triple Digit Brewing

1621 Dana Ave Cincinnati, OH 45207
http://www.tripledigitbrewing.com
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Taproom:
Mon: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tues: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wed: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Grub:  Food Trucks on occasion
Tours:  Yes

Chickow!

Official Description:
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Aftermath

Official Description:
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