Here’s the disclaimer…the bad news. Not all these brewery idea will ever actually become a real brewery with beer flowing from their taps. As a project moves to a point where it’s a strong possibility in my mind that it’s going to exist, I’ll add it here to coming “soon” for you to read about…but that doesn’t mean it will happen. Even once a project is considered dead to many people, I might even leave it here for you to read about what could have been.
I’m not sure how the determination of what is here and what isn’t is come up with… I think that’s the moral. If you aren’t aware, I usually make things up as I go along in creating this website… and this page might be a prime example of that.
Coming “Soon”… Maybe?
Alexandria Brewing Company
This one has been a work in progress for quite some time, but is still making headway and progress. Located down in Alexandria Kentucky, it might be situated a bit away from the “Hustle and Bustle” of the Cincinnati beer scene, but that could also be the very reason that this project could see a major run away success. Keep your eyes here on the blog for progress from this up and coming brewery, after their successful recent Kickstarter, things are moving along much quicker now!
This project is taking a slightly different approach. They’re currently using some other local breweries to contract brew some of their traditional German beers to start getting their name out there in the market, with the hope that they’ll be able to open a taproom of their own one day.
They’ve already started construction on the old Paramount building for a project that they are hoping takes the things that make a craft brewery so fantastic, and twists them on their head a bit. They are wanting to crate a taproom that is sophisticated and elevates everything from the taste expectations, to the very taproom experience itself. Expect to see a pretty significant crowdfunding effort this winter from these guys, which will offer up actual equity in the business. Stay tuned!
Happy 2 Brewing
Located inside Mao’s in Anderson, this brewery will be small, but hopefully delicious. A nano brewery designed to serve people hand crafted beer with their dinner, they are getting extremely close to their “grand opening”. Test batches are well under way and they are just waiting on some final details, like license approval to come through. A great addition to the east side of town, I can’t wait to see what they do for their customers.
Humble Monk Brewing
Located in Northside, near Urban Artifact, this brewery is moving along steadily, installing equipment as quick as they can.They are on track to be pouring beer this year. They were known as Rabbit Hash Brewing Company for a while, but changed their name due to some community backlash about them using it, without being located in Rabbit Hash.
Little Miami Brewing Company
They are pretty far off still, but Little Miami Brewing Company has a location selected in Old Milford. The brewery will be close to the bike trail, and close to the little Miami River. A great example of a neighborhood brewery for a part of town desperate for one. As more information starts to get set in stone, I promise that you’ll read about it here.
Off Track Brewing
This is a longer term project, once called Starhaus Brewing. It has been seeing a little bit of light at the end of that long tunnel on the road to becoming a brewery, so they deserve a spot on this list now. It’s another one of the fantastic homebrewer turned pro brewer stories… and I can’t wait to share it all with you as they get closer to bringing beer to your mouths!
Rebel Mettle Brewing
Taking place in the old Felsenbrau building, this brewery looks to embrace the history of Cincinnati’s brewing culture with a modern operation. They hope to provide jobs for vets as well. Work is being done on the space, and equipment is slowly starting to come in as we speak.
Rolling Mill Brewing
Situated in Middletown, this project is hoping to fill an empty void that is left by craft beer. All of their beers will be produced to be Gluten Free – gone are the days where those suffering from Gluten intolerance such as Celiac’s Disease will be forced to drink cider… Beer for everyone!!! They are set on becoming a driving force in helping to revitalize Middletown, as well – an effort that I can certainly get behind!
You’ll be hearing a lot about this place in 2018, with a good sized, no, massive taproom planned and excellent brewpub food from BrewRiver, they look to make a big splash in the Northeastern part of Cincinnati’s suburbs. You’ll find lots of outdoor patio space, open lawn space, and outdoor game options sitting amongst more than 6 acres of space. I think destination is the right word to use for a place like this! Opening Late Spring 2018
In planning for a while in Fairfield, Ohio, they’ve really started making some good headway in 2016 and 2017. This is another one that you should be keeping your eye on for sure – they’ve got equipment, they’ve got space (a TON of it) and should do really great things for their area when they finally get those doors open.