As Cincinnati’s brewing scene keeps growing at a breakneck speed, it’s hard to keep track of all the “in progress” projects around town. That’s what this page is for. Granted, because of how this all works, there is a chance that some of the plans that are layed out here (and other places) won’t actually happen the way that we hope they will.
I’m sorry for that.
But, regardless of the fact that sometimes I will add something to this list, only to have it disappear later on – that doesn’t mean it doesn’t belong here. I want you, as a reader, to know about all the things that are happening (at least the ones that want you to know). That’s half the fun of “coming soon” isn’t it?
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.
Cartridge Brewing Co
Located in Maineville in the new Peters Cartridge Redevelopment, this brewery has a 7700 square foot taproom planned. They aren’t ready to start talking too much about their plans, yet… but they have a goal of being up and running by late 2018 or early 2019, and you can bet you’ll read more about them here before then!
The Common Beer Company
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 Mio’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.
HighGrain Brewing Co
This project is centered around Matt Utter, who you might remember form Christian Moerlein as well as being part of the Cincy Beer Fest crew. They want to become Cincinnati’s most sustainable brewery and restaurant and hope to bring a new life to Silverton with an plan to bring beer and food together in one cohesive concept. Their location is the Memorial Municipal Building at 6860 Plainfield rd.
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.
Northern Row has been working to get their doors open for a long time, and their brewery/distillery is getting about as close as you can possibly be. They are making beer, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see an announcement of their grand opening any day now!
Off Track Brewing
The team at off track is expecting to be open in June, and are ready to start serving OTR from their 5bbl brewhouse. Their smaller scale brings a unique brewing experience to OTR and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got cooking!
While Plaform might be headquartered in Cleveland, they have big plans to do some fun things here in Over The Rhine. They want to create a space that brings together Coffee, Beer and Barrels in a space at 1201 Main Street that will be called LOCOBA by Platform. They are aiming for a summer of 2018 opening.
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.
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
If you want to know what Three Points is all about, you just have to understand the ‘Three Points’ of their personality. Art, Experience, Beer – in that order. The brewery hopes to elevate the idea of what it means to hang out in a brewery. Don’t expect picnic tables or cornhole at this place. Think lots of open air, artwork and hand crafted furniture, it’s going to be beautiful as well as delicous.
It’s been a long time coming for Wiedemann, but their new location in St. Bernard is nearing completion, and they’ve started eyeing a Spring opening. Don’t think that the lager that you’ve come to know from them will be their only thing, though. Wiedemann is looking to redefine what they’re all about, drifting away from styles into a creative space that the craft beer fans of today will appreciate. Stay tuned!