Friday, April 19, 2013

Brewery Day! Rivertown Brewing Company

Last week we found out how awesome one of our local breweries (Mt Carmel Brewing) is - so this week - let's go for more. I think we're on a quest to visit all of the Cincinnati breweries! This week was Rivertown Brewing in the Lockland area.

It's in an industrial area surrounded by warehouses and factories - but once you find it - you'll have a  good time! 

They offer tours on Friday & Saturday for $5 - but for that $5 you get a free glass and a free pint of beer (or a mini-flight of 4)! 

They have a nice selection of beers on tap and also fill growlers. The rules of a tap room are that they can only have beers on tap that they make on the premises. Larry liked the Helles Lager while I was over the moon for the Blueberry Lager. It was light and had a hint of fruit but wasn't overpowering like a wine cooler.

Then the tour! These guys are really creative with their creations and use wine barrels as well as bourbon barrels for different types of beer.

As always with a brewery - there's a big bubbly (disgusting looking) vat of CO2! 

This was my favorite barrel - I'd love to have that lid in our basement - a bear vomiting fish - fun!

In addition to the tap room - there's a food truck that visits on Friday & Saturday evenings. Burgers one night, pizza the next.

The tour was really informative - I even got to try hops - they are sort of nutty and actually taste better than I thought they would. Everybody at the brewery snacks on them. There were a LOT more people showing up for the tour at Rivertown - it must have better word of mouth about the tour - but even with a packed house - they answered all the questions and everybody had a good time.

While we enjoyed Rivertown, Larry is still stuck on the Mt Carmel Amber Ale - so we head out to Eastgate every week to refill the growler!

Next up 50 West!


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