This week’s episode of the Brewcast is like a step back into history as we fire things up at the Christian Moerlein “Malthouse” taproom on Moore Street in Over The Rhine to talk all things “Bockfest, 2016”. We are joined by Steve Hampton of the OTR Brewery District Development Corp., the keepers of the Cincinnati Bockfest tradition, which will be having its 24th renewal on March 4th, 5th, and 6th this year in and around Over the Rhine in downtown Cincinnati. Steve tells us what to do and see at this staple of Cincinnati festivals. He also talks about how the festival (and Cincy Craft) is helping to re-imagine this iconic Cincinnati neighborhood. We are also joined by Tom Hall, Head Brewer at the Moerlein Production Brewery, who brings us Moerlein “Emancipator” Doppelbock, and discusses the celebration of Moerlein Brewing’s 12th anniversary this coming weekend (Feb. 26), and Jake Rouse, co-founder of Braxton Brewing Co., who brings brother Evan Rouse’s award-winning “Ignitor” Maibock and talks about Braxton’s 1-year anniversary celebration, coming up on March 26, 2016. Both “Emancipator” and “Ignitor” will be available at Bockfest, along with specialty beers (mostly Bock styles) from over 18 of Cincinnati’s craft brewers. It’s a fun show with fun people in a historic location on this edition of Cincy Brewcast, “The Voice of Cincy Craft”!

Guests This Episode

  • Steve Hampton – Brewery District
  • Tom Stryker Hull – Christian Moerlein
  • Jake Rouse – Braxton Brewing Company

From The Beer Fridge

  • Christian Moerlein – Emancipator
  • Braxton – Ignitor

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