Looking for something new and interesting to do with your Saturday afternoon? Learn about Cincinnati’s brewing history on the Brewing Heritage Trail! Sign up for the Beer Makin’ & Drinking’ tour and take a 45-minute walk through Over-the-Rhine. Experience the Italianate architecture of the neighborhood and read the BHT trail signage while exploring the old breweries of Cincinnati history.
The tour starts at the BHT Tour Center, located in the Christian Moerlein Malthouse at 1621 Moore Street. Hear some of Cincinnati’s best drinking stories, like how Cincinnatians before the prohibition loved their beer. In 1893, the per capita consumption of beer nationally was 16 gallons. However, in Cincinnati, the average per capita consumption was 40 gallons. That’s 40 gallons for every man, woman and child in the Queen City. That equaled 2 1/2 times the national average!
On McMicken Avenue, you’ll see the former location of the Andress Brewery and learn about the architecture of the old Hudepohl factory. Travel underground to visit pre-Prohibition arched lagering cellars and see Crown Brewery’s stone-walled tunnels. These tunnels were used for transporting kegs between buildings without bringing them above ground. This allowed the brewers to keep the kegs cool as the cellars averaged 55 degrees.
The tour concludes back at the Christian Moerlein Malthouse Taproom, where you can use your tour discount to try the latest beer on tap and pretzels served with beer cheese or mustard.
Purchase Tour Tickets Online
The Beer Makin’ & Beer Drinkin’ tour takes place at 4 p.m. most Saturday throughout November and December. Tickets start at just $20, which includes discounted options on beer and food at the Moerlein Taproom. Plus, all packages include a souvenir pint glass. To book and pay online, visit this tour ticketing link to see available dates and what’s included with each package.
Once your transaction is complete, you’ll receive a ticket via email that serves as your record of the purchase. If you have questions or experience any problems with booking, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-604-9812.
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