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Cincy Brew Bus & Brewing History Tour

1 Hour Historical Brewery Tour Above Ground & Below + 3 Hours of Beer Tasting with Cincy Brew Bus. ​

Price: $80 Drinking/ $65 Non-Drinking

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Christina HairChristina Hair
01:36 09 May 22
We did the "Over and Under the Rhine" Tour with Bill. Bill is awesome and so knowledgeable. He grew up in the town and the brewery industry. We plan to look Bill up again when we come back in Oct. for Blink festival.
Megan PorterMegan Porter
12:46 18 Apr 22
I bought tickets for a tour back in January but was late and missed it; however, Aaron (director) gave me credit for another tour which I highly appreciated. We - my father and I - went on the Cellars, Saloons & Streetcars Tour and had a fantastic time. Our guide, Aaron, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. If you're in Cincinnati looking for an interesting activity to do, then I highly recommend purchasing tickets to a tour!
Byron JohnsonByron Johnson
23:12 12 Apr 22
We tend to do a lot of tours when we travel and have done numerous beer and booze related tours over the years. The best compliment I can think of is that on this tour I learned several really interesting things. After thinking these tours were all the same this one threw me for a loop. The guide was really knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy the subject matter a lot.
Nicholas DidierNicholas Didier
01:17 19 Mar 22
Aaron our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend to take one of there multiple tours. We will be back!
joe Meimanjoe Meiman
13:38 21 Feb 22
I retired from 30 years in the National Park Service. I consider the NPS to be the standard for interpretation. Our guide, Aaron, is among the top three guides I’ve experienced. His knowledge of Cincinnati’s brewing history was expected, but Aaron’s enthusiasm and ability to describe these long-shuttered breweries in historic and modern context was outstanding. We will certainly return to experience other tours.
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TAKING YOUR HISTORIC BREWERY TOUR IN CINCINNATI

Please check your ticket to ensure the correct starting location, as different tours begin at different locations. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start time in order to check in and fill out a liability waiver. Allow enough time for parking, especially on the weekends, as your tour guide typically cannot wait for late arrivals. Tours involve walking outside and many include going up and down steep stairs. Comfortable shoes (no open toes or heels) are recommended. 

Photography is allowed, however we ask you be respectful of other participants. Some tours are not recommended for young children (under 18 requires parental approval), so please keep this in mind when booking. Tours run rain or shine. No alcohol is allowed on the tour when on public streets and private buildings, and no outside alcohol is allowed.

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The information below covers many of our more frequently asked questions, however if you would like additional information regarding topics such as parking, directions, or things to do before and after the tour, please call us at 513-604-9812 or email at tours@brewingheritagetrail.org, thanks!

 

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cincinnati historic brewery tours

We offer a variety of tours throughout the year and they start at different locations. Below is a list of the tours and their starting locations:

Brewing Heritage Trail Sign at Findlay Market (101 West Elder St.): 

Built on Beer Tour

Brewers & Barons Tour

Over & Under the Rhine Tour

 

Northern Row Brewery & Distillery (111 West McMicken Ave.):

Cincinnati Brewing & Distilling Tour

Partner Tour with the Cincy Brew Bus

Darkside of Brewing Tour

 

Moerlein Lager House (115 Joe Nuxhall Way):

Cellars & Saloons Brunch Tour

Ballparks & Breweries Bus Tour

 

Public parking is available at Findlay Market or in the new parking garage located on the west side of the market and accessible from Langston Street off Central Parkway. Additionally, free parking can sometimes be found along McMicken Ave. and Race Street.
 
Select tours begin and end at the Moerlein Lager House, located at 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, near Smale Riverfront Park at the Banks. Public parking is available in the Central Riverfront Garage.
 
For tours beginning at Northern Row Brewery & Distillery, there is a public lot located next door to the taproom. 
 

CLICK HERE to see a full list of tours. Select your desired tour and follow the instructions including entering your credit card information. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive an emailed ticket that will serve as your record of the purchase.

Sometimes tickets are sent to your “Spam” or “Promotions” folders, so please check there first if you do not see them. No physical tickets are sent out so please print and bring this ticket with you to the tour (either printed out or on your phone). If you have problems booking please contact us at tours@brewingheritagetrail.org or (513) 604-9812.

Yes, children are welcome to come on most tours and discounted tickets are available. However, the Cellars & Saloons Brunch Tour and the Cincinnati Brewing & Distilling Tour is 18 & up and the Built on Beer Brew Bus Tour is 21 & up.

Mobility Concerns: If you would like to take a tour with us, but you or a member of your group has difficulty walking long distances, traversing stairs or uneven surfaces, we can make arrangements to potentially suit your needs. Please contact us at tours@brewingheritagetrail.org or (513) 604-9812 for details.

We welcome private tours outside of our normal tour schedule. You can choose one of our standard tours or we can customize one for you. Tours are great for business outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family outings, and more! We can also assist with partners at local breweries and restaurants for tastings, food, and more. Click HERE for more info!

We offer qualified non-profits and fundraisers a pair of tour tickets to be used for fundraising events. Start by filling out the tour form below and we will contact you.

Please contact us at least four weeks prior to your event to allow enough processing time.

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Gift Certificates and discounts MUST be redeemed online, and are NOT valid in person. Select your desired tour and number of tickets either from either the list of tours or the calendar. Write your coupon code, gift certificate code, or other discount code in the discount box after selecting your tickets and hit “apply” and the discount should be applied prior to entering your credit card information. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive an emailed ticket that will serve as your record of the purchase.

Sometimes tickets are sent to your “Spam” or “Promotions” folders, so please check there first if you do not see them. No physical tickets are sent out, so please either print and bring this ticket with you or make sure you can pull it up on your phone or another device as a backup. If you have problems booking please contact us at tours@brewingheritagetrail.org or (513) 604-9812.

Discounts on regularly scheduled tours are available for groups of 8 and larger. Discounts are automatically applied to your order. Current discounts are 15% off for groups of 8-19 and 20% off for groups of 20-40. Please contact us for groups large than 40.

Entering an email address while purchasing tickets will enter you on our email list. We do not sell or share this list or any other contact information with any other organizations or businesses. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Tickets are non-refundable with less than 48 hours notice (via phone or email) prior to the tour/event starting. Tickets may be substituted for future credit or a different tour at the discretion of management. Please do not purchase tickets through a discount site like Groupon or CincySavers, as we currently do not have a relationship with any of these companies and we do not accept their coupons.

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Brewing Heritage Trail
Brewing Heritage Trail1 day ago
It's Brewsday, so let's talk about our new brewing history app! As many of you may know, the Brewery District CURC launched the first phase of the physical portion of the Brewing Heritage Trail in 2019, which stretches 3/4 of a mile along Vine, McMicken, and Moore Streets. It contains informational signage, historic images, and brewing themed art installations. We have now expanded the trail with the launch of the first phase of our brewing history app, now available for FREE in the App Store and Google Play! It contains all the great images and information of the existing physical trail, plus a whole lot more.

The app can be used in person as you walk through the neighborhood or from the comfort of your couch! It can also be use to augment guest experiences on our guided tours with historic and contemporary images related to the locations where our tour guides take guests. We also have an events tab that lists fun upcoming events with our organization. There's so much brewing history in the neighborhood that more is planned for the app and your participation will help facilitate its future development! Here's the links to download it for Apple and Android devices:

App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brewing-heritage-trail/id6477798650

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mytoursapp.android.app3457&pli=1

#brewinghistory #cincinnatibeer #brewingheritagetrail
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Brewing Heritage Trail5 days ago
Always a great event, long live lager!!!
Brewing Heritage Trail
Brewing Heritage Trail1 week ago
Looking for something fun to do with Dad this weekend for Father's Day? The Brewing Heritage Trail has got you covered with a variety of tours all weekend! Brewing history, architecture, underground cellars, historic/modern production, beer & spirit tastings, and a brunch tour, we've got a lot to choose from. Go to: https://brewingheritagetrail.org for all the details and tickets!

#brewinghistory #cincinnatibeer #fathersdayfun #brewingheritagetrail
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Brewing Heritage Trail1 week ago
It's Brewsday and as coincidence would have it, our organization is going to be the featured presenter for tonight's Northern Kentucky History Hour. Here's the details if you'd like to check out this online presentation via Zoom:

Preserving the Golden Age of Cincinnati Brewing
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.

Once producing a third of America's beer and known as the "beer capital of the world," the Cincy/NKY area has one of the richest craft brewery heritages in the United States. With several prominent brewing locations, both above and below ground, it is home to one of the largest collections of pre-prohibition brewing structures in the country.

Join Aaron Deininger, Director of the Brewing Heritage Trail (That's me!) as he discusses several prominent brewing locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, in the virtual NKY History Hour presentation. He will also discuss the formation of the non-profit Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, created nearly 20 years ago, as well as the more recent creation of the Brewing Heritage Trail.

If you'd like to attend, just go to: https://bcmuseum.org/11-activities/471-nky-history-hour-brewery-history and hopefully we'll see you soon (virtually) along the Brewing Heritage Trail!

#brewinghistory #cincinnatibeer #brewingheritagetrail #nkyhistoryhour
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Brewing Heritage Trail1 week ago
Check out these pups hanging out with Brewster at Little Miami Brewing Co.
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Brewing Heritage Trail1 week ago
It’s Second Sunday on Main in OTR! Come on down to check out all the great things happening and stop by to say hi to your friends at the Brewing Heritage Trail!