Choose from Four Options
- $18 for a historic brewery tour for two, redeemable Sunday–Friday ($40 value)
- $34 for a historic brewery tour for four, redeemable Sunday–Friday ($80 value)
- $22 for a historic brewery tour for two, redeemable any day ($40 value)
- $42 for a historic brewery tour for four, redeemable any day ($80 value)
Starting at the Over-the-Rhine Biergarten at Findlay Market, the Lager Tour shares the physical legacy of the brewing industry in Cincinnati and includes visits to the historic Sohn/Clyffside Brewery brewhouse and the Jackson Brewery lagering cellars deep underground.
The Industrious Tour starts at the Christian Moerlein Malthouse Tap Room and proceeds to the new Cincinnati beer-industry mural as groups learn about hard-working and hard-drinking brewery workers. Then, tours descend underground to the Schmidt Brothers/Crown Brewery’s lagering cellars and tunnels, used to cool beer before refrigeration was invented.
OTR Brewery District
The nearly 50 brewery buildings that make up Cincinnati's Brewery District range from Romanesque works of art to impressive brick industrial spaces. Many have stood on the same spots since long before Prohibition, outlasting neighboring structures that fell to the wrecking ball. If those buildings had faces, they'd use them to thank the Brewery District's redevelopment group. The band of residents, business owners, and developers helps protect and promote the rich history of this former German cultural hub and epicenter of the Cincinnati brewing industry.
As part of a long-term plan to redevelop the area, the organization welcomes visitors into diverse events such as seasonal beer festivals and a pop-up beer garden at the Findlay Market. But the most popular gatherings are the brewery tours that stop at pre-Prohibition breweries and explore the historic, secret barrel-transportation tunnels that run 40 feet below street level and directly into local refrigerators.
The nonprofit organization's key initiative is to create a world-class urban heritage trail in the district. The 2.3-mile Brewing Heritage Trail opens in 2017 and will lead visitors through the Over The Rhine, Pendleton, and Downtown neighborhoods and will feature both physical and virtual installations, as well as guided tours.