Fifty West Preps Their First Cider

Fifty West is going to make a lot of you “non-beer drinkers” very happy with their latest news – They are introducing their first cider. I am always extremely curious to see what breweries do with the category – from the uber-sweet to the crazy flavors that stray as far as you can from ‘Apple’ […]

Volume 4, Episode 26 – MadTree With Kenny, Brady, and Some Former Professor Guy…

It’s not often that you can get Brady and Kenny in the same room together.  It seems like ever since planning began for 2.0 that MadTree has been on such a wild ride that the duo rarely gets to sit down together for an interview (especially when you’re just a lowly lawn ornament blogger) – […]

Volume 4 – Episode 18 – Figleaf, For Their Fans

It’s an fascinating growth story, that of FigLeaf.  A brewery that is trying to bridge the gap between Dayton and Cincinnati, fill a vacant hole in their location of Middletown, Ohio and start bringing beer people back to Butler County all the while navigating the waters of an increasingly busy craft beer market locally.  Growth […]

Braxton’s Newest Cans Bring Them Into The Cider Game

Braxton Brewing Company never really hid the fact that they were extremely interested in the cider market.  They’ve been slowly releasing the results of their experimentation with it recently, and it shouldn’t be a huge surprise to you if you’ve been watching that their next packaged product is ready to go – and that it’s […]

Volume 04 – Episode 09 – All The Drinks! On Location at March First.

It’s been far too long since the brewcast has visited Cincinnati’s first brewery/cidery/distillery, March First. Since our last visit, the taproom has opened and the brewery has started to grow into a fantastic addition to our craft beer scene here in Cincinnati – but how does it all work?  We sat down with the folks […]

A Tale of Two Bubbles

I think that it’s safe to say that Rhinegeist’s Bubbles is what you might call a “smash hit”.  As soon as they started serving it up around town on draft I immediately started hearing people talk about it, which was a new development for a cider in Cincinnati (for my ears), and one that I […]

March First Announces Taproom Grand Opening

It’s been a long time coming, and for a lot of people in Cincinnati it’s been a time met with questions.  Who is March First?  What are they doing?  When are they opening?  Lagers? Ciders? Booze?  What’s the story??? If you missed the brewcast where I sat down with the brewers Garret and Shae, you […]

Vol 03 – Episode 03 – March First Brewing

I love watching new brewery’s as they open up.  It’s fascinating to see the different approaches that each of them take with their opening strategies, and March First certainly had one that had everyone on their toes.  March First is a brewery that didn’t put much out there until there was beer ready to leave […]

Rhinegeist Bubbles

Brewery – Rhinegeist (Cidergeist) Cider – Bubbles Style – Rose Ale ABV – 6.2% A cider made with peach and cranberry juice, for additional pink hue, tartness and juicy fruitiness. The first addition to the can lineup of Rhinegeist’s cider program since it launched in the summer of 2014.  The cider was such a hit […]

Rhinegeist has two new cans coming, Knowledge and Bubbles

Rhinegeist is going to kick out a couple of cans this spring, specifically March.  As reported by Raging Hop on Facebook, they’re adding Knowledge (an Imperial IPA) and Bubbles (a Rose cider) to their year round lineup.  I can almost hear the excited screams from cider lovers across the city, already.  Yes, one of the new […]

Rivertown… Cider? Tequilana Is Coming!

I sure hope you’re a loyal listener to Cincy Brewcast… after all, it’s the easiest way to get your local beer news from the brewers, the owners, and the drinkers of our local breweries straight from their mouths.  I certainly also hope that you frequent other beer blogs around town to supplement what you might […]

Cidergeist Dry Hopped

Brewery- Rhinegeist Cider- Cidergeist – Dry Hopped ABV- 6.2% IBU- 0 Dry hopped with Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest for citrus aromatics, this fine dry cider builds layers of delight upon the essence of the apples. Rhinegeist’s Dry Hopped version of their “cidergeist” has a glassful of wonderful citrus and apple aromas that is like nothing else […]