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The Ultimate Guide To Every Cincinnati Brewery

In a beer town like Cincinnati, it can be easy to forget just how many breweries we've got. Short answer: a lot! Here's our ever-growing list of every craft brewery in the Cincinnati area reaching up to just south of Dayton. Some on the list are labeled as "in the works" meaning, they're not open yet, but are working or building on a specific property. This list will always expand and update as new projects come and go.

3 Points Urban Brewery

3 Points Urban Brewery is now open in Pendleton, headed up by the same group behind Nation Kitchen + Bar and Rhinehaus. In addition to great craft beer, 3 Points showcases local artists with works and videos displayed around the taproom.

Popular Brews: Origami (IPA), Sure Shot (IPA), Easy Ale (Cream Ale)

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13 Below Brewery

Founded by 3 cousins and a friend with a passion for craft beer (and 50 years combined brewing experience) 13 Below Brewing is opening this weekend in Sayler Park on the west side of Cincinnati.

Location: 7391 Forbes Rd, Sayler Park.

Get directions.

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: River Castle (Amber), Lock & Dam #37 (Scotch Ale), Confused (Special Brown Ale), West Coast IPA, Session IPA, Belgian White, Porter, Brown Ale, & Fall Ale

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd.

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16 Lots Brewing Company

Opened: 2017

Location: 753 Reading Rd, Mason.

Get directions here.

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: War Horse (IPA), 1803 (Pale Ale), Muddy Creek (Oatmeal Stout)

Find them on: Facebook, Untappd.

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Alexandria Brewing Company

Alexandria Brewing Company

After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign, Alexandria Brewing Company is now open with a taproom and beer garden at 7926 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria, KY.

Popular Brews: Garden of Heaton (Kentucky Common), Alexandria Amber, Sessions in Black (Session Black IPA)

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Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Opened: 2013

Location: 4720 Eastern Ave, Columbia Tusculum.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Bad Tom Smith (American Brown Ale), Fink Red Rye (Rye), Doc’s Dark Cream Ale.

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramUntappd. 

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Banana Hammock Brewing

Banana Hammock Brewing (no set location)

Banana Hammock Brewing is a local micro brewery focusing on making authentic German beers. The company has no taproom to visit, however, their beer is currently being brewed by Cellar Dwellar. In the past, their beer has been tapped at local bars and events, so keep an eye on their Facebook page to see where you may find it next.

Follow their progress on: Facebook. 

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Bardwell Winery

Opened: 2008

Location: 716 N High St, Mt Orab.

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Taproom: Winery with brewpub.

Popular Brews:  Golden Buggy (Lager), Bronco (Red Ale) & Orabian (English Mild).

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Bircus Brewing Company

Bircus Brewing Company was inspired by a concept from Belgium now open in Ludlow Kentucky. The idea is to combine a craft beer hall with circus performances. Owners are brewing beer with plans to distribute.

Opened: 2017

Location: 322 Elm St, Ludlow, KY.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Alta Via (Altbier), Iron Fest (American Ale), Comic Walrus (American Ale)

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Samuel Adams (The Boston Beer Company)

The Boston Beer Company, widely known for Samuel Adams Boston Lager, is a Boston based company that opened a brewery/production facility in Cincinnati in 1997.

Location: 1625 Central Pkwy, Over-the-Rhine.

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Taproom: No

Popular Brews: Samuel Adams Boston Lager (Lager-Vienna), Samuel Adams Octoberfest (Marzen), Samuel Adams Winter Lager.

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Brausch Brewery

Opened: 2015

Location: 1030 S South St, Wilmington.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Wilmington Lager, Golden Belgium Ale (Belgian Blonde Ale), Old Hickory (Dark Ale)

Find them on: FacebookUntappd

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Braxton Brewing Company

Opened: 2015

Location: Main brewery –  27 W 7th St, Covington.

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Braxton Labs – 95 Riviera Dr, Bellevue, KY.

NOTE: Braxton Labs is located inside the Party Source, serving Braxton’s core lineup as well as many new and experimental beers you can only find at that location.

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Taproom: Yes at both

Popular Brews: Storm (Cream Ale), Dead Blow (Tropical Stout), Blown Gasket (Porter).

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramUntappd

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Brink Brewing

Opened: 2017

Location: 5905 Hamilton Ave, College Hill.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Debbie Jean Blonde, Fashionably Late Session IPA, J-Boy IPA.

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Cartridge Brewing

Cartridge Brewing (in the works)

Cartridge Brewing is a newly announced project in Kings Mills, looking to turn the former Peters Cartridge Factory into a fully functioning brewery with a taproom and kitchen.

Owners hope to open in 2019

Follow their progress on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Cellar Dweller Craft Beers

Opened: 2012

Location: 2276 US-22, Morrow.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Eye Opener (Stout), Jeremiah Morrow (IPA), Hopewell’s Oatmeal Milk Stout.

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Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

Opened: 1853 until prohibition. Reopened in 1981.

Location: Lager House – 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown.

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Malt House – 1621 Moore St, Over-the-Rhine.

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Taproom: Full restaurant/beer garden at lager house.

Taproom at Malt House.

Popular Brews: OTR (Ale), Northern Liberties (IPA), Barbarossa (Dunkel-Lager)

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The Common Beer Company

The Common Beer Company (in the works)

No opening date has been set. 

The Common Beer Company is working to open a nano-brewery + taproom in Mason, renovating a building at 126 E. Main Street.

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Instagram. 

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Crooked Handle Brewing Company

Opened: 2015

Location: 760 N Main St, Springboro.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Roadside Peanut Butter Porter, Short Fuze (IPA), Matchstick (Red Ale)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramUntappd

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Darkness Brewing

Opened: 2016

Location: 224 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Man on the Moo (Milk Stout), Hop Head Nebula (Black IPA), Bellevue Common (Kentucky Common)

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DogBerry Brewing

Opened: 2015

Location: 7865 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, West Chester Township.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Bray’s Brown (Brown Ale), Nat’s Nightcap (Stout), Wildfire (IPA)

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Esoteric Brewing Company

Esoteric Brewing Company (in the works)

Owners hope to open in 2018

Esoteric Brewing Company has announced plans to open in Walnut Hills, taking over the well-known Paramount building at 900 E. McMillan Street.

Follow their progress on: Facebook

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Fibonacci Brewing Company

Opened: 2015

Location: 1445 Compton Rd, Mt. Healthy.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: The Tollhouse (Stout), Earth Daisy (IPA), Dummy Tripel (Belgian Tripel)

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Fifty West Brewing

Opened: 2012

Location: 7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Punch You In The EyePA (Imperial IPA), Coast to Coast (IPA), Doom Pedal (Witbier)

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Fig Leaf Brewing

Opened: 2016

Location: 3387 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Middletown.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Iso-Trope (IPA), Ponderous Porter, Basmati Cream Ale.

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Fretboard Brewing

Opened: 2017

Location: 5800 Creek Rd, Blue Ash

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Popular Brews: Rider (Blonde), Jazz (Stout), Improv (American IPA)

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Grainworks Brewing Company

Opened: 2017

Location: 7790 Service Center Dr Suite B, West Chester.

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Taproom: Yes, with patio

Popular Brews: Farmer’s Daughter (Saison), What Pressure? (IPA), Scottish MISTS (Scottish Ale)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd.

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Great Crescent Brewing Company

Opened: 2008

Location: 315 Importing St, Aurora IN.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Coconut Porter, Blonde Ale (German Kolsch), Cincinnati Pale Ale.

Find them on: Facebook, Instagram, Untappd

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Happy 2 Brewing

Happy 2 Brewing (in the works)

No opening date has been announced.

Happy 2 is a nano-brewery working to open inside Mio’s restaurant in Anderson Township. Although no opening date has been set, owners have already completed a test batch and expect to be serving their beer at the taproom inside the restaurant.

Follow their progress on: Facebook

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HighGrain Brewing

High Grain Brewing (in the works)

No opening date has been announced. 

The owners of HighGrain Brewing are currently working to open the first brewpub in Silverton at 6860 Plainfield Road. The project is lead by head brewer Matt Utter who was formerly with Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.

Follow their progress on: Facebook

 

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Hofbrauhaus

Opened: 2003

Location: 200 3rd St, Newport.

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Taproom: Full Restaurant/Beer Garden

Popular Brews: Original Lager, Hefe Weizen, Dunkel

Find them on: Facebook, TwitterUntappd

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Humble Monk Brewing

Humble Monk Brewing (in the works)

No opening date has been announced.

Formerly known as Rabbit Hash Brewery, the owners of Humble Monk Brewing are currently building up a facility on Blue Rock Street in Northside, with some brewing equipment already delivered.

Follow their progress on: Facebook

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Listermann Brewing/Triple Digit Brewing

Opened: 1991

Location: 1621 Dana Ave, Evanston.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter, Shamrock Shake (Stout), Don’t Talk Sh!t About Norwood (Pale Ale)

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Little Miami Brewing Company

Opened: 2017

Location: 208 Mill St, Milford.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Earth Cookie (Brown Ale), Ruby in the Dust (Red IPA), Buzz Saw (Pale Ale)

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MadTree Brewing Company

Opened: 2013

Location: 3301 Madison Rd, Oakley.

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Taproom: Yes, with cafe.

Popular Brews: PsycHOPathy (IPA), Lift (Kolsch), Happy Amber (Amber Ale)

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March First Brewing

Opened: 2017

Location: 7885 E Kemper Rd, Blue Ash.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Craft Lager, Craft Light Lager, Heller Bock.

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Mash Cult Brewing

Opened: 2014

Location: Sold at Party Town, 6823 Burlington Pike, Florence.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: No

Popular Brews: Ramathorn (Stout), Mic Drop (IPA), The Implication (IPA)

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Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

Opened: 2005

Location: 4362 Mt Carmel Tobasco Rd, Mt. Carmel.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Amber Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Coffee Brown Ale

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Municipal Brew Works

Opened: 2016

Location: 20 High St, Hamilton.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Approachable Blonde (Blonde Ale), Courageous (IPA), Station 2 (Rye)

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Narrow Path Brewing

Opened: 2016

Location: 106 Karl Brown Way, Loveland.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Cream Ale, Cherry Tart, Porter.

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Nine Giant Brewing

Opened: 2016

Location: 6095 Montgomery Rd, Pleasant Ridge.

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Taproom: Yes, with food.

Popular Brews: Uptown Avondale (Stout), SRV (Brown Ale), Instant Crush (Saison)

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Off Track Brewing Co.

Off Track Brewing (in the works)

No opening date has been announced. 

Off Track Brewing Company is currently operating/brewing out of a building on Stark Street in Over-the-Rhine. The owners say they are hoping to expand from a home brew operation into a small micro brewery with the goal of producing 1,000 barrels in a year.

Follow their progress on: Facebook.

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Old Firehouse Brewing

Opened: 2014

Location: 237 W Main St, Williamsburg.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Flash Point (IPA), Code 3 (Irish Red Ale), Pin Up Girl (Blonde Ale)

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Paradise Brewing

Opened: 2007

Location: 7766 Beechmont Ave, Anderson Township.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: All American IPA, Flat Tire Amber Ale, Red Headed Step Child (Irish Red Ale)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd. 

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Quaff Bros ("Gypsy" Label)

Quaff Bros. a “gypsy” traveling label run by owner Danny Gold. They’ve done many collaboration beers in the past and you can often find their single-barrel brews at the Party Source in Newport.

Opened: 2008

Location: Often sold at the Party Source in Newport.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: No

Popular Brews: Chicago Style Breakfast Stout, S’More of What (Stout), Blue Melvin (Imperial Stout)

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Quarter Barrel Brewing

Opened: 2010

Location: 107 E Church St, Oxford.

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Taproom: Yes, with food.

Popular Brews: Unicorn Feathers (Sour), Smoked Porter, Chapeau Gris (Saison)

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The Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati

Opened: 2017

Location: 11253 Williamson Road, Blue Ash.

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Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: The Dark Knigh.P.A (Black IPA), James Nut Brown (Brown Ale), Hall of Justice (IPA)

Find them on: Facebook, Untappd. 

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Rebel Mettle Brewing

Rebel Mettle Brewery (In the Works)

No opening date has been announced. 

The owners of Rebel Mettle Brewery are working to open a brewery with a taproom on West McMicken Avenue in northern Over-the-Rhine. The company is owned by a veteran with a focus on hiring more veterans in the future.

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter. 

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Rhinegeist Brewery

Opened: 2013

Location: 1910 Elm St, Over-the-Rhine.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Truth (IPA), Cougar (Blonde Ale), Pure Fury (Pale Ale)

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Rivertown Brewing Company

Opened: 2009

Location: Monroe Barrel House – 6550 Hamilton Lebanon Rd, Monroe.

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Lockland Barrel House – 607 Shepherd Dr, Lockland –CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

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Taproom: Yes, with food.

Popular Brews: Roebling (Vanilla Espresso Porter), Divergent (Sour), Soulless (Sour)

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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Opened: 1996

Location: 10 Fountain Square, Downtown.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Full restaurant. 

Popular Brews: IPA, Red Rocks Red Ale, Kolsch.

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Rolling Mill

Rolling Mill Brewing Company

Opened: Dec. 22nd, 2017

Location: 916 1st Ave, Middletown.

Get directions here.

Popular Brews: Two Goldens, Simplicity, Anti-Federalist.

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Sonder Brewing

Sonder Brewing (In the Works)

Owners hope to open in late Spring of 2018.

The owners of Sonder Brewing are working on building a 15,200 square-foot building with a 30-barrel brew house and 2,000-square foot taproom in Mason.

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Sons of Toil Brewing

Opened: 2017

Location: 14090 Klein Road, Mount Orab.

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Horny Handed IPA, Coffee Porter, English Brown Ale.

Find them on: FacebookUntappd.

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Streetside Brewery

Opened: 2016

Location: 4003 Eastern Ave, Columbia Tusculum.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Alms (Fruit beer), Tea Bags (Blonde Ale), Raspberry Beret (Sour/Berliner Weisse)

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Swine City Brewing

Swine City Brewing is set to open to the public on January 27th, 2018.

According to the announcement post on Facebook, Swine City just finished up their first round of beers and also have a wine license, expecting to have ciders and mixed fermentation drinks in the future.

Check out the event page here.

Location: 4614 industry Dr Fairfield, Ohio 45014

Get directions here.

Taproom: Yes

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Taft's Brewing Company

Opened: 2015

Location: Ale House – 1429 Race St, Over-the-Rhine.

This was the first location for Taft’s, offering a giant restaurant setting in OTR with all their beer on tap.

Get directions here. 

Taft’s Brewpourium – 4831 Spring Grove Ave, Spring Grove Village.

Opening in September of 2017, Taft’s Brewpourium is a larger production facility with a taproom and pizza options.

Take a look inside with our video tour.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes, with food available at both.

Popular Brews: Nellie’s Keylime Caribbean Ale (Pale Wheat Ale), Maverick (Chocolate Porter), Cherrywood (Red Ale)

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Tap & Screw Brewing CLOSED

NOW CLOSED: On 7/18/18, owners announced that Tap & Screw has closed permanently.

 

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Urban Artifact Brewing

Opened: 2015

Location: 1660 Blue Rock St, Northside.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes, with live music venue.

Popular Brews: Finn (Sour-Ale), Keypunch (Sour-Gose), Sliderule (Sour-Gose)

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Wiedemann's Fine Beer

Opened: Originally opened in 1878, Wiedemann’s was a Cincinnati legacy brand until it closed in 1983. The brand was purchased in 2012, reopening with craft beers and a taproom in 2018.

Location: 4811 Vine St, St. Bernard.

Taproom: Yes, with kitchen.

Popular Brews: Bohemian Special Brew, Royal Amber, Pale Ale.

Find them on: FacebookUntappd.

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The Woodburn Brewery

Opened: 2016

Location: 2800 Woodburn Ave, East Walnut Hills.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes, with food.

Popular Brews: Cherry Chocolate Stout, Cedar IPA, Pineapple Saison.

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Wooden Cask Brewing Company

Opened: 2016

Location: 629 York St, Newport.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: 7th Street Runoff (Brown Ale), Reformation (Stout), Pacific Time (IPA).

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West Side Brewing

Opened: 2017

Location: 3044 Harrison Avenue, Westwood.

Get directions. 

Taproom: Yes

After launching a Kickstarter campaign, West Side Brewing is now open on Harrison avenue right in the heart of Westwood.

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We have no doubt this list of Cincinnati breweries will keep expanding, so keep your eyes peeled for new breweries opening up near you!