Ohio Brewery News


MadTree's Brady Duncan and Kenny McNutt toast to revelers at MadTree Bonanza
Photo courtesy MadTree Brewing
Cheers to 10 Years of Beers from MadTree!

Celebrate a decade of craft beer with MadTree Brewing on Saturday, Feb. 25 at their brewery and taproom complex in Cincinnati. The annual MadTree Bonanza event goes to a whole new level for the brewery’s 10th anniversary, with live music, games, food, MadTree beer releases and guest taps from Little Fish, Yellow Springs, Esoteric, Fat Head’s, Warped Wing, Rhinegeist, Jackie O’s, Urban Artifact, Seventh Son, Sonder, Columbus Brewing Company and more.

The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with a ticketed brunch bingo event catered by MadTree’s own Alcove restaurant. Doors open to the public at 11 a.m. with family-oriented activities and games until 1 p.m. when the day’s slate of live music kicks off. Get all the details at madtreebrewing.com/bonanza

Beer For Humans 

Rhinegeist‘s community partnership efforts are getting a new look in 2023, as well as their own signature beer. On Sunday, Feb. 26, from noon-6 p.m. at the Rhinegeist taproom, the brewery will unveil Beer for Humans, a crisp, light, 4.5% ABV ale with a tasteful addition of hops to lend a bright, citrusy character. Starting in March, Rhinegeist will rebrand their Charitable Suds community outreach program under the Beer for Humans label.

“Beer for Humans is the next step in our ladder of community support,” explains Beth Boswell, community engagement manager at Rhinegeist. “We’re doing what we do best (brewing beer) to spotlight the incredible work happening in the communities that we serve.” Find out more about the beer and the brewery’s partnership program at rhinegeist.com/beerforhumans

Rhinegeist's Beer for Humans in 15 packs and in glass.
Photos courtesy Rhinegeist
Fretboard Brewing Company - 2023 Official Craft Beer Sponsor of FC CIncinnati
Graphic courtesy Fretboard Brewing Company
Boots on the Pitch

This week, Fretboard Brewing Company announced their new sponsorship agreement with FC Cincinnati. Fans of Fretboard’s World Beer Cup medalist Vlad pilsner, Bootsy Brewski IPA, Reba strawberry blonde ale and Sammy’s red ale will be able to enjoy those beers at TQL Stadium for home matches starting Saturday, Feb. 25.

“We’re excited to take a big leap into a sponsorship of a major sports organization and know FC
Cincy is the best fit for our brand,” explains Jim Klosterman, vice president of marketing at
Fretboard Brewing Company. “The growth of MLS in Cincinnati is nothing but electric and we’re
thrilled to bring fans additional craft options that are high in quality and easy drinking.” Read the full press release here.

Hi-Wire Getting Close to Cincy Launch

There are a couple of telltale signs that a brewery is getting close to opening their doors to the public. First is when they start hiring for front-of-house positions, like Hi-Wire Brewing is right now for their hotly anticipated taproom in Norwood. Second, and sometimes this one is a little more beguiling than it would seem, is when the brewery throws a projected opening date out there, like Hi-Wire did recently on social media.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed that Hi-Wire makes their targeted late March opening. The taproom facility looks impressive already while still under construction, with multiple floors and ample outdoor space in the former United States Playing Card factory complex. For those of you using the Ohio On Tap app, make sure you enable notifications on your device to find out when Hi-Wire is added to the passport.

Ongoing construction at Hi-Wire Brewing's new taproom in Norwood.
Photo courtesy Hi-Wire Brewing
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