For many, Springtime is tied to blooming flowers, chirping birds, and if you’re a Cincinnatian, the sipping of beer outside at your favorite spot.
We all know Cincinnati is packed with dozens of breweries soaked in a long tradition of history and crafting practices. Sadly, to list every brewery in Cincinnati would require a novel, not a short-read, so here are some quick standouts:
You can’t really mention Cincinnati Breweries without paying homage to Rhinegeist. Their rooftop is the perfect place to vibe out on a warm day or gather with friends inside their expansive taproom. Check out their list of seasonal beers.
Take It Outside
Situated on U.S.Route 50, 50 West Brewery is the place to go for guilt-free outdoor drinking. They’ve got volleyball, cycling, running groups, and a wide variety of beers. Workout while you sip. It’s all about balance.
Braxton Brewery has another location. In addition to their Northern Kentucky spot, Braxton is now proudly situated in the historic Pendleton neighborhood of Cincinnati. They’ve got a bevy of beers from Braxton, Braxton Labs, Braxton Barrel House and VIVE Hard Seltzer.
For the Tree Huggers
If you’re looking to drink while making an impact, MadTree is the brewery for you. MadTree donates a portion of their sales to local nonprofits focused on environmental sustainability. To date, they’ve donated 15,000 saplings to regenerate our forests, recycled over 20,000 plastic handles, and used 50,000 pounds of spent grain to feed local cows each week.
Keepin’ It Groovy
Urban Artifact is a sweet, live music venue that specializes in sour taps. Built in the lower level of the historic St Patrick’s church in Northside Cincinnati, Urban’s courtyard between the buildings is one of the best places to sit outside with a beer. Oh, and if you’re looking for something to jam to, they’ve got their own radio station you can tune into.
New Kid on the Block
Alright, so Humble Monk Brewing Co. isn’t brand new* but like with any place that opened in 2020, we feel like we’re just now discovering it as we (safely) step outside again in 2021. Humble Monk Brewing Co. is a family-owned, pet-friendly brewery that specializes in high quality craft beer with a Belgian influence. Check ‘em out!