It’s hard to believe that when Williamsburg’s Old Firehouse Brewery opened up 3+ years ago, that there were only 15 breweries or so in the Cincinnati area.  We’re now over 50 and it’s an entirely different perspective that you’ll get when you talk to owner Adam Cowan.  The balance of keeping things fresh, and building an atmosphere that caters to the people who show up in the taproom week after week is a fascinating one to me.

I wanted to sit down with Adam and see if I could catch a glimpse at some of what makes Old Firehouse so special to their loyal fans.  How do you create that type of place in such a crowded craft beer market?  We tried a few beers, brought in a couple of my family members who happened to be hanging around and just generally “shot the shit” as they like to say.

Guests This Week

  • Adam Cowan – The Old Firehouse
  • The Gnome Bro
  • The Old Man

From The Beer Fridge

  • Code 3 – Irish Red
  • Burning Bush – Raspberry Blonde
  • Cross Lay – Pale Ale
  • Maple Porter
  • Hot Mama – Habanero Blonde

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