Ohio Brewery News
Peek Behind the Curtain
Earlier this December, Samuel Adams started offering a monthly tour of their taproom brewery in Cincinnati, capped with a flight of taproom exclusive beers and a 1.5 oz. pour of Utopias, the legendary 28% ABV barrel aged behemoth of a brew. Getting a sip of Utopias is a rare experience to be treasured, but that’s not the only hard-to-get treat up the brewery’s sleeve this month.
The Boston Beer Company, founded by native Cincinnatian Jim Koch, purchased the Hudepohl-Schoenling brewery in Over-the-Rhine in 1997. Rechristened as the Samuel Adams Brewery, the Cincinnati facility was Boston Beer’s first company-owned production brewery. There was no on-site tasting room inside the brewery – the Samuel Adams Cincinnati taproom across the street wouldn’t open until 2018 – and brewery tours were unavailable to the general public.
Now, after nearly 25 years, you can get a look at the inner workings of Sam Adams’ flagship brewery, the largest independently-owned brewery in the state of Ohio. The next public tour happens on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tours are $25 per person and include a flight of four 5 oz. beers, plus a sample of a seasonal brew. For more information on the production brewery tour or the Utopias tour, head over to samadamscincy.com/tours