Beer is to Cincinnati as bourbon is to Kentucky. For decades before and after the turn of the 20th century, Cincinnati was one of the beer-drinkingest, beer-brewingest cities in America.
Cincinnati’s first brewery opened in 1812 near the riverfront and another 250 breweries opened and closed through the mid 20th Century. We celebrate this heritage every fall with the country's largest Oktoberfest, drawing nearly 700,000 people. Or you can go underground on the Brewing Heritage Trail to glimpse that history up-close.
Today, nearly 50 breweries and counting are operating and celebrating the rich beer-loving tradition in the Cincinnati region.