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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! We've gotten many requests to make a complete guide to all the breweries... so we did! Here's our ever-growing list of every craft brewery in the Cincinnati area reaching up to just south of Dayton. This list will always expand and update as new projects come and go.

At the bottom of the list, you'll find several breweries that we've labeled as "In the works." That means that they might be brewing test batches or have a location set, but no official plans to open or an opening date has been set. In many of the cases, the beer is also not yet available to the public. But if you want to be ahead of the curve, we've included links to follow their progress.

Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Opened: 2013

Location: 4720 Eastern Ave, Columbia Tusculum.

Get directions here. 

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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Bardwell Winery

Opened: 2008

Location: 716 N High St, Mt Orab.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Winery with brewpub.

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

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

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Blank Slate Brewing Company

Opened: 2011

Location: 4233 Airport Rd, East End.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Fork In The Road (Red Ale), The Lesser Path (White IPA), Out & About (Gose)

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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: 27 W 7th St, Covington.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

NOTE: Braxton has  plans to open a new 15-barrel brewery and taproom called “Braxton Labs” that will occupy the former Ei8ht Ball Brewing space behind the Party Source in Bellevue. It will focus on experimental and innovative brews that you can only find in the taproom, with a small amount going into distribution. It’s expected to open sometime this Summer. Learn more about it here. 

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.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

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

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, 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.

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Untappd

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Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

Opened: 1853 until prohibition. Reopened in 1981.

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

Get directions here.

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)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramUntappd

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

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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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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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Hofbrauhaus

Opened: 2003

Location: 200 3rd St, Newport.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Full Restaurant/Beer Garden

Popular Brews: Original Lager, Hefe Weizen, Dunkel

Find them on: Facebook, TwitterUntappd

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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)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

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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)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

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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.

Follow them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Untappd. 

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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)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

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Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

Opened: 2005

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

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

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

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

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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.

Get directions here. 

Taproom: Yes

Popular Brews: Cream Ale, Cherry Tart, Porter.

Find them on: Facebook, Instagram, Untappd

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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)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

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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)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd

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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)

Follow them on: Facebook, Twitter, Untappd. 

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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)

Find them on: FacebookInstagram, Untappd.

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The Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati

Opened: 2017

Location: 11253 Williamson Road, Blue Ash.

Get directions here. 

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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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)

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

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Rivertown Brewing Company

Opened: 2009

Location: Lockland Barrel House – 607 Shepherd Dr, Lockland.

Get directions here. 

Monroe Barrel House – 6550 Hamilton Lebanon Rd, Monroe.

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Taproom: Yes, with food and arcade games at both.

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

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

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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.

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

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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)

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

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Taft's Ale House

Opened: 2015

Location: 1429 Race St, Over-the-Rhine.

Get directions here. 

Second location in the works for Spring Grove Village.

Taproom: Yes, with full restaurant and tours available.

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

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

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Tap & Screw Brewing

Opened: 2014

Location: Formerly in Westwood, they now have a taproom and brewery in Madisonville, with another location planned for Oakley.

Visit the taproom and brewery at 4721 Red Bank Road, Madisonville.

Get directions. 

Popular Brews: Irony (Belgian Dubbel), All Jacked Up (Porter), Dr. Kool (IPA)

Find them on: Facebook, Twitter, Untappd. 

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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)

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

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Wiedemann's Fine Beer

Opened: Originally opened in 1890, reopened in 2012.

Currently brewed by Cellar Dwellar, looking for a location to open a brewery.

 

Taproom: No

Popular Brews: Pilsner, Royal (Dortmunder style lager), Bock.

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.

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

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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).

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

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West Side Brewing

Grand opening set for June 30th (2 p.m.) and July 1st (noon) before opening for normal business hours. 

Location: 3044 Harrison Avenue, Westwood.

Get directions. 

Taproom: Yes

After launching a Kickstarter campaign, the owners of West Side Brewing are working on opening a brewery with taproom on Harrison avenue right in the heart of Westwood. According to owners, the goal is to create an approachable environment for beer fans from all over the city.

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

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13 Below Brewery (In the Works)

Owners hope to open in May or June of 2017

Founded by 3 cousins and a friend with a passion for craft beer (and 50 years combined brewing experience) 13 Below Brewing is a project aiming to open up a location in Sayler Park on the west side of Cincinnati. The team bought the former Mariner’s Inn reception hall, now transforming it into a 10-Barrel Brew House with a taproom.

Owners say their initial beers will include a West Coast IPA, Belgian White Ale, Blonde, Porter, Amber, Stout and Scotch Ale.

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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16 Lots Brewing Company (In the Works)

Owners hope to open in the Summer of 2017. 

The owners of 16 Lots Brewery are currently in the construction phase with a space on Reading Road in Mason, the site that used to be the Mason Pub.

Follow their progress on: Facebook

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Alexandria Brewing Company (In the Works)

No opening date has been announced. 

After launching a Kickstarter campaign, Alexandria Brewing Company is hoping to open a taproom and German-style beer garden soon.

No beers are in stores yet, however, they have collaborated with Darkness Brewing in Bellevue.

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

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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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Bircus Brewing Company (In the Works)

No opening date has been announced. 

Bircus Brewing Company is a concept from Belgium hoping to open in Ludlow Kentucky. The idea is to combine a craft beer hall with circus performances. Owners are still working on funding at this point.

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

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Dockside Brewing Company (In the Works)

Dockside Brewing Co. is a small nano-brewing operation going on inside the Landor Associates office in the former Shillito Department Store building downtown. In the past, they have collaborated with Neltner Farms for a pumpkin brew. They’ve also brewed a tabasco inspired stout. However, they have not announced any plans to open a location. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see where you might be able to find their beer soon!

Follow their progress on: Facebook. 

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Grainworks Brewing Company (In the Works)

Owners hope to open in the Fall of 2017.

The owners of Grainworks Brewing Company are working on building a brewery and taproom directly across the street from VOA Park in West Chester Township.

Follow their progress on: Facebook. 

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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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Little Miami Brewing Company (In the Works)

No opening date has been announced. 

The owners of Little Miami Brewing Company are working to open a location in Milford this year, however no date has been set.

Follow their progress on: Facebook. 

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Off Track Brewing Company (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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Humble Monk Brewery (In the Works)

No opening date has been announced.

Formerly known as Rabbit Hash Brewery, owners just ended a Facebook contest to pick the new name: Humble Monk Brewing (new logo still pending.) They are currently building up a facility on Blue Rock Street in Northside, with some brewing equipment already delivered. No new logo has

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter.

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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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Swine City Brewing (In the Works)

Owners hope to open in the late Spring of 2017. 

The owners of Swine City Brewing are working on building a taproom in Fairfield, however, no opening date has been set.

Follow their progress on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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Sons of Toil Brewing (In the Works)

Owners hope to open by the Summer of 2017.

Sons of Toil is a brewery project under construction in Mt. Orab.

Follow their progress on: Facebook.

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