Last night Jesse and Tom sat down with Cincy Brew Bus owner Mike Stokes to learn about the Brew Bus. We also got into a conversation about how far is too far to be a “Cincinnati Brewery” as well as a brief debate on dogs in breweries.
If you are unaware of March First Brewing, don’t be hard on yourself. They’ve been intentionally flying under the radar for a few weeks, slowly seeping out to bars and restaurants around town. But this is only the very beginning of perhaps the most ambitious Cincinnati brewery yet.
Every year the Brewers Association updates their chart of the historical U.S. brewery count. This year I decided to create a chart for the historical Cincinnati brewery count.
I love this chart, it shows you the heights we used to stand upon, the crush of prohibition, the lows of the 70s, and the resurgent climb we are currently making. You should go check it out on their page because it’s interactive and they have other related charts.
The explosion of new craft brewers in Cincinnati during the fall of 2011 and beginning of 2012 is now being experienced just an hour north in Dayton. The past 2 years have seen Dayton Beer Company, Yellow Springs Brewery, Toxic, Lock 27, 5th Street Brewing Co-Op all open with Eudora and Warped Wing on the way (I think I’m missing one or two). Star City Brewing (Facebook/Twitter/Web page) will join the pack of Dayton-area breweries with their grand opening this Friday (11/15/13) at 4 p.m. They were kind enough to pass me an invite for the soft opening last weekend so I can give everyone the low down and let you know to head on up Friday.