Mrs. Kauffman and Her Pistol | Stories of a Cincinnati Brew Baroness

Happy Brewsday! We’ll, I guess not if you’re Mr. Kauffman! We’re conducting research for a new fall tour focusing on the darker side of Cincinnati brewing history and came across this image. So the story goes, Mrs. Blanche Kauffman was very displeased to find out her husband, who was the son of local beer baron […]

How Prohibition Impacted Cincinnati

You’ve heard about Prohibition – a time of speakeasies and bathtub gin – when alcohol was illegal in America and mobsters like Al Capone rose to power. The word prohibition means the action of forbidding (or prohibiting) something. Prohibition was a time in U.S. history – from 1920 to 1933 – when the production, importation, transportation […]

How a French Immigrant Built an American Beer Company

The Brewing Heritage Trail is proud to highlight Cincinnati’s rich brewing history through guided tours, and by sharing stories of local brewers. In this post, we’ll share some information about one of Cincinnati’s original beer barons, John Kauffman, and the story of the John Kauffman Brewing Company. John KauffmanJohn Kauffman was born in Lorraine, France on February […]

Historic Sohn-Clyffside Brewery to be Renovated

Cincinnati Business Courier June 26, 2019 – A long-planned brewery and event center in Over-the-Rhine is one of 13 local projects that was awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Clyffside Brewery was awarded a total tax credit of more than $1.3 million. The project, located at 244-246 W. McMicken Ave., will rehabilitate the long-vacant building into a […]