We started the taproom tour on Fountain Square at Rock Bottom Brewery. Now – while Rock Bottom is a chain – it’s also the FIRST craft brewery (well – since Prohibition days). What I love is that the great folks at CBB realize – you’re putting together a school bus full of people and handing them beer tickets – you might want to make sure they eat! How do you do that? Tie a Servatii’s pretzel around their neck!
And yes – that’s my husband – Larry – beer & pretzel in hand! He was recently recognized by someone at an event from all of his appearances on my blog! He felt like a celebrity – although he really let it go to his head – he’s been offering autographs at Kroger…oye.
Where was the bus taking us? 50 West in Newtown! You can’t miss it with their little VW bus outside. There we got a flight of 6 beers and were able to just hang out for about 45 minutes or so. They have a great patio area with this really intriguing and creepy tree (seriously!).
We were also able to get a little more food while at 50 West. We tried the hummus plate – good stuff! We definitely cleaned the plate!
Next up was Moerlein Tap Room – this is different from the Lager House – it’s in OTR. We had a great time – the Tap Room is in the former Kaufman brewery and has a large open floor plan with life-size jenga as well as cornhole and…
Lastly – we headed over to Rhinegeist and it was hoppin! It’s on the 3rd floor of the original Moerlein brewery so prep your legs for a hike – but it’s a great time. In addition to their own brews – they have a lot of other great things on tap. I found VanderMill’s Blueberry Cider which was AWESOME! At Rhinegeist – kids are welcome – and they have cornhole, foosball and ping pong.
The Cincy Brew Bus was a great afternoon of fun! It goes from about 12-5 every Saturday (seems like a long time but it really flew by!) and you can find their brewery schedule on their site. They go back and forth between 8-9 craft breweries in Cincinnati and NKY and tickets are $65/person ($30 for Designated Driver and call for discounts if you have a group). Beer tickets are plentiful – anywhere from 3-6 depending on the locale – so you won’t be thirsty! And when you go – be sure to tell Mike that the Food Hussy sent you! 😉