Here The Wiedemann Brewing Company is working diligently to get their doors open on their new brewery in St. Bernard.  The future of them as a craft brewery looks brighter than it ever has before, but even in the midst of their growth and “craftification” of the brand, they continually look towards the past to regain their bearings on who they are for the future.

Back in the 60s the brewery sponsored the Indianapolis 500, and they are looking to bring some of their fans back to the race this year as a throwback of sorts.

About The Event

They’ve teamed up with the Mayberry Bros. Racing Club to put together a trip that not only does this, but also helps to raise some money for the Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby.

Starting Sunday morning, Wiedemann fans will be whisked off in a deluxe motor coach to the Speedway grounds where a buffet breakfast, Bloody Mary bar and plenty of Wiedemann beer await.  Your ticket includes either an infield seat, or a reserved seat in the coveted NE VIsta (also referred to as the poor man’s first turn).

After the race, the brewery is hosting a gridlock gala, which includes a chef prepared meal and plenty more Wiedemann beer to hold you over before the drive back home.  Both trips (up and back) include plenty of On-board entertainment, games of chance, a live driver auction and plenty more.

The event is welcome to everyone, families included, so don’t worry about it become a “guy’s event”, and remember that proceeds will help to support the Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby!

The Details

The event is on Sunday, May 28th.  The bus leaves Cincinnati from the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood at 5:30am and returns between 9 and 10 pm.  The tickets are prices pretty simply:

  • Infield Ticket – $50
  • NE Vista Reserved Seat – $160

If all this sounds like a deal that you can’t pass up, I encourage you heartily to head over and get your tickets.  Also… you might want to keep your eye on Wiedemann this year for more news about their upcoming (soon) taproom in St. Bernard!

1 thought on “Off To The Races – Wiedemann and The Indy 500”

  1. Robert Fitzgerald

    The Capitol City Supply Company in Indy was the distributor in under The Thomas M Fitzgerald Company. As a young grandson in the 60’s of Thomas Fitzgerald I use to climb all over the stack pallets of beer.

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