There are a few new goodies coming in the very near future from OTR’s Rhinegeist Brewing.  No… this isn’t a massive Gondola that will traverse OTR (The latest off the Rhinegeist rumor mill if you haven’t heard).  Instead this is two new packaging debuts, and one returning favorite.

Astro Dwarf Finally Lands

Finally!!! Remember when I broke the news that Rhinegeist would be teaming up with Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing Company to collaborate on a Hazy IPA called Astro Dwarf?  They’ve finally unleashed the news we’ve all be waiting for since then – the release date.  This 6%, 60 IBU beer will hit distribution the week of 7/31 for all you hazy hopheads to rush out to get your hands on.

The beer is a “tropical and citrus rocket ship”, that’s fueled by an oat and wheat malt base.   Astro Dwarf will be available in both 12oz cans, as well as draft around town – so keep your eyes peeled, and start clearing some space in the beer fridge!


The brewery says about Chester:

Crisp and dry, this saison blends a subtle black pepper spiciness with a delightful smooch of cherry sourness.  Pucker up and find this brew in 22oz bombers and on draft.

The beer is 6.5% ABV with 23 IBUs – and while I haven’t drank a pint of it for a long while… from what I remember I really liked the beer.  If you want to hear our impressions of the beer, I believe it was Season 1, Episode 25 of Cincy Brewcast where we gave it our stamp of approval during our “From The Beer Fridge” segment.

I look forward to snagging a bomber (or two) to give this beer a solid go while sitting around the pool as I stretch every last second out of the summertime.

Rhinegeist FranzFranz

Don’t let it slip by you that we are getting ready to dive face-first into the Oktoberfest season here in Cincinnati.  Rhinegeist’s own twist on a German Oktoberfest hybrid is ready to leap into August with his Lederhosen on.  The brewery calls it an “Offbeat Oktoberfest Ale”. It’s malt forward and packed with rich, nutty flavors, offering an “Uber-German” drinking experience.

Look for it in it’s fun diamond decorated cans very soon, and be prepared to get your Oktoberfest off to a roaring start!  If you’ve never tried the beer, you can always hit up my tasting notes first to get an idea of what you’re in for.

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