We all know Cincinnati was raised on beer. We’re out to prove it this year! Our goal is to visit every one of the 50+ Cincinnati breweries in 2019/2020.
We’re taking notes, trying new local craft beers, snapping pics. And then we’re writing it all up to share with you!
Be sure to look for our “write-up” on all the breweries as we visit them (look under each brewery for the details).
Are we missing your favorite? Know of a Cincinnati brewery that’s coming on the scene?
Let us know here.
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
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.
Location: 7391 Forbes Road, Sayler Park, OH 45233
16 Lots Brewing Company
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.
Location: 753 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040
3 Points Urban Brewery
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.
Location: 331 E 13th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Alexandria Brewing Company
Alexandria Brewing Company is a successful Kickstarter campaign. Andy, the head brewer, grew his first hops on their farm in Alexandria. They have a large tap selection with something for everyone including ABC’s own non-alcoholic ginger beer.
Location: 7926 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001
Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Bad Tom Smith Brewing moved to Madisonville and is now open!
Bad Tom Smith Brewing tap room and brewery is supported with craft beers brewed in their Cincinnati brewery along with collaboration brews produced on-site in our Stout 2-barrel brewing systems .
Location: 5900 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Big Ash Brewing Company
You can pour your own glass of beer at Big Ash Brewing – any size pour you’d like! They have 28 pour your own taps (22 craft beers, 4 wines, and 2 ciders) and you pay by the ounce. They have a great covered front porch area and food as well.
Location: 5230 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Bircus Brewing Company
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.
Location: 322 Elm St, Ludlow, KY 41016
Braxton Brewing Co.
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 spacious and casual. No food, so it is dog friendly.
Location: 27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011
They’re on a mission at BrewDog – to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they are. They’re all about brewing world class craft beer; extraordinary beers that blow people’s minds and kick start a revolution.
Location: 316 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Brink Brewing Co.
At Brink Brewing it is about 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.
Location: 5905 Hamilton Av, College Hill, OH 45224
Cellar Dweller (Winery)
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.
Location: 2276 East US 22 & 3, Morrow, OH 45152
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
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 celebrating Bock beer.
Location: 1621 Moore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Darkness Brewing, as the name implies, focuses on darker and unusual styles of craft beer. They do have light and seasonal beers as well. A successful crowdfunding campaign allowed these home brewers to open a brewery and taproom to hone their craft…and for you to enjoy.
Location: 224 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073
Dead Low Brewing
Dead Low is scheduled to open in early October, 2019. Stay tuned for more news soon!
Location: 5959 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
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.
Location: 9964 Crescent Park Dr. , West Chester, OH 45069
Fibonacci Brewing Company
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.
Location: 1445 Compton Rd, Mount Healthy, OH 45231
Fifty West Brewing Company
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 as well.
Location: 7668 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227
FigLeaf Brewing Co.
FigLeaf Brewing is in a 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 fit your tastes. Soda and coffee are on hand for those who are not drinking.
Update for Sept., 2019: FigLeaf was recently acquired by the fine folks at March First Brewing. We can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Location: 3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., Middletown, OH 45044
Fretboard Brewing Company
Fretboard Brewing is all about music. From composing craft beer, rock-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.
Location: 5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Grainworks Brewing Company
Grainworks Brewing is a favorite stop for those north of Cincinnati. They offer many different types and varieties of beer. They have a large indoor and outdoor space along with some live music.
Location: 7790 Service Center Dr Suite B, West Chester, OH 45069
Great Crescent Brewery
Great Cresent Brewery is located on the Ohio River in Aurora, Indiana and 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.
Location: 315 Importing St, Aurora, IN 47001
Happy 2 Brewing Company
A nano brewery located inside Mio’s pizza in Anderson.
365Cincinnati.com will be visiting Happy 2 Brewing soon. Check back to see what we find.
Location: 8298 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244
HighGrain Brewing Company
HighGrain strives for high quality and sustainability. From the quality of their beer, tastefulness of their full menu, or decrease in carbon footprint from geo-thermal and wind energy…this brewery is made to last.
Location: 6860 Plainfield Road Cincinnati,OH 45236
Just across the river in Newport, KY you’ll find Hofbrauhaus, the first one located in the US. Fun for all ages, Hofbrauhaus has traditional German beers, a full food menu, large outdoor seating, and live German music.
Location: 200 E 3rd St, Newport, KY 41071
Humble Monk Brewing Company
Humble Monk Brewing Co., now open in Northside, is a homegrown brewery that specializes in high quality craft beer with a Belgian influence
Location: 1641 Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Listermann Brewing Company
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.
Location: 1621 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Little Miami Brewing Company
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 in close proximity to a bike trail and canoe/kayak portage.
Location: 208 Mill St, Milford, OH 45150
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.
Location: 3301 Madison Rd, Oakley, OH 45209
March First Brewing
March First is unique in that it is both a brewery and a distillery and they are know for their ciders. The taproom addition is expansive with a large projection TV to watch live sports. An outdoor seating area runs along the front of the building and they have lots of umbrella tables for your outdoor enjoyment.
Location: 7885 East Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH 45249
Mash Cult Brewing
From what we can tell, this nano brewery it located inside Party Town. 365Cincinnati.com will be visiting Mash Cult Brewing soon. Check back to see what we find.
Location: 6823 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042
Moerlein Lager House
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.
Location: 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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 cocktails. We suggest trying one of the rocking chairs on the back porch or taking a stroll around the pond.
Location: 4362 Mt Carmel Tobasco Rd, Mt Carmel, OH 45244
Municipal Brew Works
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 outside, be sure to ask about the to-go DORA cup.
Location: 20 High Street, Hamilton, OH 45011
Narrow Path Brewing Co.
Located on the Loveland bike trail, Narrow Path Brewing has ample space inside and out to enjoy a craft beer. The draft list boasts many different varieties along with some experimental brews. A great local hangout.
Location: 106 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, OH 45140
Nine Giant Brewing
Located in the 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!
Location: 6095 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Northern Row Brewery and Distillery
Northern Row is set to open in 2020. Stay tuned for more news!
Location: 111 West McMicken Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Old Firehouse Brewery (closed)
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.
Location: 237 W Main St, Williamsburg, OH 45176
Offering craft beer plus the supplies you might need as a home brewer, Paradise Brewing is located in Anderson.
Location: 7766 Beechmont Avenue, Anderson, OH 45255
Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati (closed)
Queen City Brewery is Blue Ash’s first microbrewery. They specialize in small batch beer.
Location: 11253 Williamson Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241
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).
Location: 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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.
Location: 6550 Hamilton Lebanon Rd, Middletown, OH 45044
Rolling Mill Brewing Company
Rolling Mill Brewing Company specializes in gluten-free craft beer. They offers a variety of beers all year plus seasonals.
Location: 916 1st Ave, Middletown, OH 45044
Samuel Adams Cincy Taproom
Samuel Adams has been brewing beer in Cincinnati for 21 years and you can now you can visit their Cincinnati Taproom. They pour some traditional Sam Adams selections as well as some taproom exclusive beers.
Location: 1632 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214
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.
Location: 8584 Duke Blvd, Mason, OH 45040
Sons Of Toil Brewing
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.
Location: 14090 Klein Rd, Mt Orab, OH 45154
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.
Location: 4003 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Swine City Brewing
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.
Location: 4614 Industry Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014
Taft’s Ale House
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.
Location: 1429 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
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.
Location: 4831 Spring Grove Ave, Suite 1, Cincinnati, OH 45232
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.
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 brewery or in the courtyard.
Location: 1660 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223
West Side Brewing
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.
Location: 3044 Harrison Ave, Westwood, OH 45211
“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.
Location: 481 Vine St, Saint Bernard, OH 45217
The Woodburn Brewery
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.
Location: 2800 Woodburn Ave, Walnut Hills, OH 45206
Wooden Cask Brewing Company
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.
Location: 629 York St, Newport, KY 41071
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