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Friday, February 22, 2008

Brewery tour tied to Bockfest

Just passing along a press release on a cool event. I've not been but think it'd be a fun one to attend:

Prohibition Resistance Tour 2008

Friends of the Brewery District,

On March 8-9, 2008, during the 16th annual Bockfest, you are invited to travel back to Nineteenth Century Cincinnati and explore the city's rich brewing heritage, both above and below ground. The Brewery District, in conjunction with Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and the John Hauck House Museum, will be presenting the Prohibition Resistance Tour.

Each tour will start at Museum Center, where the tour will include an admission voucher to the Cincinnati History Museum's Beer, Breweries and Barons: A History of Cincinnati's Brewing Industry exhibit. Greg Hardman, the CEO of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, will give a presentation on the amazing story of how Christian Moerlein left his native Germany and started one of the biggest breweries in the country, a story that mirrors the history of Cincinnati. The bus tour will include many of the remaining historic brewery buildings in Cincinnati, including the John Hauck Dayton Street Brewery, the Clyffside Brewery, the Jackson Brewery, and the Christian Moerlein Brewery. We will explore the life of another of Cincinnati's great brewers at the John Hauck House Museum, where this restored mansion on Cincinnati's original "Millionaire's Row" contains original antiques, furnishings and brewing memorabilia. Our final stop is at the Kauffmann Brewery on Vine Street, where we will journey through the sub-basements and tunnels of the brewery, spaces unused since Prohibition and never before opened to the public.

Go to bockfest.com for more details and to purchase tickets.


6 Comments:

at 1:07 AM Anonymous BeerDork said...

I want to applaud Hardman's efforts, unfortunately his present Christian Moerlein beer is not brewed in Cincinnati. Hardman, the former president of Warsteiner USA before the German brewer terminated his services, has Moerlein contract brewed at The Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Come on Greg, raise some capital and brew your own beer, right here in the Queen City. Then, and only then, will you be able to walk the walk and talk the talk.

Until then it's all just a PR gimmick.

 
at 7:48 AM Blogger RadioCarla said...

Information like this is exactly why the Foodie Report blog has become a daily "must read" in our household! Just bought our tickets for the 10am tour on Saturday. Seems even more appropriate since we'll be hitting the Winter Beer Festival later today. Thanks for keeping us informed! By the way, have you checked out the My Wine Education blog at http://www.wine-girl.net/ ? That's where we first heard about the Winter Beer Festival.

Carla

 
at 3:08 PM Anonymous Rich said...

Is this true about Moerlien being brewed in Pennsylvania? What a letdown!

 
at 6:19 PM Anonymous Steve said...

It's currently brewed in PA, but Greg has stated publicly that his goal is to open a brewery in Over-the-Rhine.

http://www.otrbrewerydistrict.org/
about_news_110007_cg_hardman.php

Give him time, he's making great progress.

 
at 12:48 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know much about brewing, and really want to look into that tour.

(the link was bad when I tried it...)

And I think Christian Morelein was tastier when it was brewed in Cincinnati.

 
at 1:15 PM Blogger Julie Gaw said...

Sorry , just fixed the link to Bockfest site. And RadioCarla - so glad you're going on the tour! I'd love to go but have been fighting a nasty bug so might lie low this weekend. Let us know how it is! Will check out the wine education blog too. Thanks!

 
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