With November 21, Cincinnati beer brewing returns to its historical roots as the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company opens its new brewery,in a 125,000 square foot revitalized space formerly known as the former Husman Potato Chip plant and pre-Prohibition Kaufmann Brewery facility in the heart of the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District.
The craft brewing facility completes the four-phase vision for the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company and its owner Greg Hardman, which includes returning local ownership of Cincinnati’s beer brands, repositioning the brands to build a base of sales, opening of the Christian Moerlein Lager House on Cincinnati’s Riverfront and producing the brands locally in in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District.
“We are proud to become one of the building blocks for the renewal of Cincinnati’s Historic Brewery District,” said Greg Hardman, president and CEO of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company. “When beer was king in Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine was the hub of the industry, and we are honored to revive the proud heritage of brewing in this great brewing city.”
The new craft brewery, expected to add up to 20 jobs by summer 2013, will have initial capacity of 750,000 gallons of beer or 15,000 barrels in its first year, with additional capacity to be added throughout the year. The Christian Moerlein brands will be brewed and distributed from the new facility.
For more information about Christian Moerlein Brewing please visit www.christianmoerlein.com/