The Ultimate Cincinnati Breweries Guide

We all know Cincinnati was raised on beer. We set out to prove it…. with a goal of visiting every Cincinnati brewery in 2019.

Check out the new series – 52 Breweries. We will visit one of Cincinnati breweries each week in 2019. We’ll take notes, try new beers, snap some pics. And then we’ll write it all up to share with you.

In preparation for the series, we hunted down all the Cincinnati breweries and have listed them below. Be sure to look for our “write-up” on the breweries we’ve visited in 2019 (look under each brewery – where it says “Our Review”) and let us know what you think too!

Cincinnati craft beer in a taproom

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Find the must-visit breweries with taprooms in Cincinnati

From hoppy to sour and everything in between, these 50+ spots are all brewing in the Cincinnati area. Some are north of Cincinnati proper and some are south. Be sure to take a look at the locations on our map below.

13 Below Brewery

Location: 7391 Forbes Road, Sayler Park, OH 45233

13 below brewery has lots of tables and ample seating. Located on west side of town, it has that neighborhood feel. Beer menu is broad and will appeal to most everyone’s taste.

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16 Lots Brewing Company

Location: 753 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

Enjoy the first craft brewery in Mason. 16 Lots has large selection of core and seasonal beers and guest ciders. The taproom is large with an in-house pizza kitchen. Wine available.

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3 Points Urban Brewery

Location: 331 E 13th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Along with brewing great beer, 3 Points opens at 9:00 am as a free co-working space. The craft beers are inspired by artists and each one tells a different story.

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Alexandria Brewing Company

Location: 7926 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001

Alexandria Brewing Company is a successful Kickstarter campaign. Andy, the head brewer, grew his first hops on their farm in Alexandria. Large tap selection with something for everyone including ABC’s own non-alcoholic ginger beer.

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Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Location: 4720 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Bad Tom Smith Brewing may be small in size but they boast 12 taps with several core beers. They offer seasonal and collaboration beers. The atmosphere is cozy not cramped.

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Bircus Brewing Company

Location: 322 Elm St, Ludlow, KY 41016

Bircus, as the name implies, is a melding of craft brewing and a circus. The performances are as exciting as the beers. Over 7000 sq ft of space provides an experience for everyone.

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Braxton Brewing Co.

Location: 27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011

Braxton Brewing is a local favorite and is on the list of popular breweries to visit in Cincinnati. The beer selections are flavorful and there are plenty of them. Taproom is large spacious and casual. No food, so it is dog friendly.

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Brink Brewing Co.

Location: 5905 Hamilton Av, College Hill, OH 45224

At Brink Brewing it is more than just beer, it is about community. Their website boasts, “Good beer is about the people, the stories and the experience”. But when it comes down to crafting beer…Brink Brewing has won medals at the Great American Brewery Festival.

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Cellar Dweller (Winery)

Location: 2276 East US 22 & 3, Morrow, OH 45152

Celler Dweller is the craft brewing arm of Valley Vineyards. Yes, this is a vineyard and they make wines, but they also craft beers. You can get it all here, food, wine and beer.

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Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.

Location: 1621 Moore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Christian Moerlein has been synonymous with Cincinnati since 1853. They offer many of the traditional Cincinnati beers along with contemporary craft beers. The Christian Moerlein brewery is home to Bockfest an annual festival in March celbrating Bock beer.

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Darkness Brewing

Location: 224 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073

Darkness Brewing, as the name implies, focuses on darker and unusual styles of craft beer. They do have light and seasonal beers, also. A successful crowdfunding campaign allowed these home brewers to open a brewery and taproom to hone their craft…and for you to enjoy.

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DogBerry Brewing

Location: 9964 Crescent Park Dr. , West Chester, OH 45069

DogBerry is nestled in an industrial park so it may not be on your radar. The large casual tap room offers something for everyone. The beers are often crafted from local ingredients giving them a true local flavor.

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Fibonacci Brewing Company

Location: 1445 Compton Rd, Mount Healthy, OH 45231

Fibonacci Brewing is a nano-brewery producing what they call “hybrid” beers appealing to all beer enthusiasts. They do offer some wines for the non-beer drinker.

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Fifty West Brewing Company

Location: 7668 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

50 West Brewing is a destination. One side of the street is the microbrewery with a full restaurant. On the other side, the large 50 West production works crafts great brews along with sand volleyball and canoe/kayak portage. It is also a favorite stop for bike enthusiasts along the Loveland Bike Trail

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FigLeaf Brewing Co.

Location: 3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., Middletown, OH 45044

FiglLeaf brewing is stand alone building located in a industrial park, providing lots of space for patrons. They craft many styles of beer so it is easy to find one to taste. Soda and coffee are on hand for those not drinking.

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Fretboard Brewing Company

Location: 5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

Fretboard Brewing is all about music. From composing craft beer, rocking-n-rolling with friends or listening to great live music every weekend. The large taproom is very inviting, but come early it fills up quick.

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Grainworks Brewing Company

Location: 7790 Service Center Dr Suite B, West Chester, OH 45069

Grainworks Brewing is a favorite stop for those north of Cincinnati. They offer many different types and varieties of beer, large indoor and outdoor space along with some live music.

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Great Crescent Brewery

Location: 315 Importing St, Aurora, IN 47001

Great Cresent Brewery is located on the Ohio River in Aurora Indiana just a short drive west of Cincinnati. Located in an old Distillery, they specialize in traditional brewing methods…no filtering or chemical clarifies. All food is made in house as well.

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Happy 2 Brewing Company

Location: 8298 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244

A nano brewery located inside Mio’s pizza in Anderson. will be visiting Mash Cult Brewing soon. Check back to see what we find.

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Location: 200 E 3rd St, Newport, KY 41071

Just across the river from in Newport, KY, is home to the Hofbrauhaus, the first located in the US. Fun for all ages, Hofbrauhaus has traditional german beers, full food menut, large outdoor seating and live German music.

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Humble Monk Brewing Company

Location: 1641 Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45223 will be visiting Humble Monk Brewing Company soon. We made it to the soft opening, but they should be opening permanently in March/April 2019.

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Listermann Brewing Company

Location: 1621 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

What started out as a love for home brewing turned into a passion. Listermann Brewing is not only an iconic brewery in Cincinnati, its owner first began the business designing parts for home brewers. The beers are edgy, flavorful and have won several awards at the Great American Brewery Festival.

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Little Miami Brewing Company

Location: 208 Mill St, Milford, OH 45150

This family run craft brewery sits on the edge of the Little Miami River. Little Miami Brewing offers a great selection of beers for all tastes. And it is close proximity to bike trail and canoe/kayak portage.

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MadTree Brewing

Location: 3301 Madison Rd, Oakley, OH 45209

MadTree Brewing is a must stop brewery in Cincinnati. The large expansive taproom and outdoor area allow for mingling with friends or meeting new ones. Their beer selection is just as expansive. If you even like the smell of beer, you can find something to drink here.

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March First Brewing

Location: 7885 East Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH 45249

March First is unique in that it is both a brewery and a distillery, though they are know for their ciders. The taproom addition is expansive with a large projection TV to watch live sports.

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Mash Cult Brewing

Location: 6823 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042

From what we can tell this nano brewery it located inside Party Town. will be visiting Mash Cult Brewing soon. Check back to see what we find.

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Moerlein Lager House

Location: 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Moerlein Lager House is located downtown adjacent to Smale Riverfront Park. It sits between the Reds and Bengals stadium along the banks of the Ohio River. This micro-brewery produces a full line of Christian Moerlein brews. The lager house restaurant offers a large menu of main entrees.

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Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

Location: 4362 Mt Carmel Tobasco Rd, Mt Carmel, OH 45244

Mt. Carmel Brewing is located in an old farmhouse with plenty of average. The drink list is just as grand with beer, wine, spirits and beer cock tails. We suggest trying one of the rocking chairs on the back porch or taking a stroll around the pond.

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Municipal Brew Works

Location: 20 High Street, Hamilton, OH 45011

Municipal Brew Works re-purposed the old City of Hamilton municipal building into an expansive kid-friendly taproom with a large outdoor seating area. The 20 taps offer a brew for everyone in your crew. And if you want to go to venture out be sure to ask about the to-go DORA cup.

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Narrow Path Brewing Co.

Location: 106 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, OH 45140

Located on the Loveland bike trail, Narrow Path Brewing has ample space inside and out to enjoy a craft beer. The draft list boast many different varieties along with some experimental brews. A great local hangout.

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Nine Giant

Location: 6095 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213

Located in heart of Pleasant Ridge, Nine Giant Brewing serves up beer that’s brewed onsite, wine, and cider. This taproom has a kitchen and a large menu… and they’re now open for lunch!

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Old Firehouse Brewery

Location: 237 W Main St, Williamsburg, OH 45176

Old Firehouse Brewery is just that – a brewery in an old firehouse. Located in Williamsburg, they have signature year-round brews and seasonal selections as well.

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Paradise Brewing

Location: 7766 Beechmont Avenue, Anderson, OH 45255

Offering craft beer plus the supplies you might need as a home brewer, Paradise Brewing is located in Anderson.

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Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati

Location: 11253 Williamson Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241

Queen City Brewery is Blue Ash’s first microbrewery. They specialize in small batch beer.

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Rhinegeist Brewery

Location: 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Known for their beer AND cider, Rhinegeist Brewery is located in Over the Rhine. Enjoy a beer in the taproom or on the rooftop (adults only and in season).

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Rivertown Brewery

Location: 6550 Hamilton Lebanon Rd, Middletown, OH 45044

Located in Monroe, Rivertown Brewery has a taproom with 30 taps, cocktails, wine and soda. They have a great BBQ-centric menu and even offer a kids’ menu as well as lunch.

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Rolling Mill Brewing Company

Location: 916 1st Ave, Middletown, OH 45044

Rolling Mill Brewing Company specializes in gluten-free craft beer. They offers a variety of beers all year plus seasonals.

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Samuel Adams Cincy Taproom

Location: 1632 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Samuel Adams has been brewing beer in Cincinnati for 21 years and now you can visit their Cincinnati Taproom. They pour some traditional Sam Adams selections as well as some taproom exclusive beers.

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Sonder Brewing

Location: 8584 Duke Blvd, Mason, OH 45040

Located in Mason, Sonder Brewing is a 30-barrel brew house with a 2,000 square foot taproom. BrewRiver Kitchen (located in the taproom) serves food daily.

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Sons Of Toil Brewing

Location: 14090 Klein Rd, Mt Orab, OH 45154

Using ingredients sourced locally (when possible), Sons of Toil takes pride in the hand crafted beers they brew on site. Enjoy live bands in their taproom or sit for a while in the large outdoor areas.

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Streetside Brewery

Location: 4003 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Built on the former site of the East End Cafe, Streetside Brewery’s taproom serves up their own craft beer as well as some guest taps and wine.

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Swine City Brewing

Location: 4614 Industry Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014

Located in Fairfield, Swine City Brewing keeps cold beer in the walk-in for you. Drink it at the bar or take it to-go.

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Taft’s Ale House

Location: 1429 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Taft’s Ale House is located in the building which was once St. Paul’s Evangelical Church. This gorgeous place serves up great beer and great food. Enjoy dining in the Ale House or have a cold one in the street level bar.

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Taft’s Brewpourium

Location: 126 E Main St, Mason, OH 45040

Location: 4831 Spring Grove Ave, Suite 1, Cincinnati, OH 45232

An off-shoot of Taft’s Ale House, this separate location also brews beer. This is a more casual taproom (as compared to Taft’s Ale House in OTR) with a large bar and lots of seating.

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The Common Beer Company

Located in Mason, The Common Beer Company is all about great beer and community. They serve their craft beer, wine, and liquor.

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Urban Artifact

Location: 1660 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Known for their sours, Urban Artifact’s taproom is built in the lower level of St. Patrick’s Church in Northside. The brewery is in the old gym. Enjoy a cold one in the courtyard in between.

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West Side Brewing

Location: 3044 Harrison Ave, Westwood, OH 45211

Cincinnati’s first West Side brewery, West Side Brewery actually started with a KickStarter campaign. They have a family-friendly taproom where they serve craft beer, wine, cider, and soft drinks.

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Wiedemann Brewery

Location: 481 Vine St, Saint Bernard, OH 45217

“After decades of changing ownership and jumping from one out-of-town brewery to another, we’ve brought back the authentic Bohemian recipe — light-bodied, flavorful and refreshing – and returned Wiedemann’s to local ownership and management. ” The new Wiedemann Brewery is located in St. Bernard.

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The Woodburn Brewery

Location: 2800 Woodburn Ave, Walnut Hills, OH 45206

Aptly named, The Woodburn Brewery is located ON Woodburn Ave in Walnut Hills. They have a number of “core” beers on tap as well as limited releases and seasonals.

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Wooden Cask Brewing Company

Location: 629 York St, Newport, KY 41071

Take a short trip across the river to enjoy a beer at Wooden Cask in Newport, Ky. 18 craft beers are always on tap plus their featured small-batch brews.

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