It’s always joked about new breweries, how long it took them to get their doors open. We laugh about the roadblocks and hurdles (it’s a lot funnier once it’s over with and the taproom is full of happy beer fans) – but few places can even come close to the journey that Northern Row has been on. Year after year they worked their butts off to get the taproom open.

And here we are. Finally. The brewery/distillery/winery/restaurant has a TON going for it, and couple it up with a taproom that is unlike anything else in this city and there is definitely a lot to talk about with them. It’s a daunting task, but one that I’m more than willing to take on.

I took an evening to hang out in the taproom and get to the bottom of their story. Who are they and how do they fit into the bigger landscape of Cincinnati Craft Beer? What’s with this “outlaws welcome” tagline that we keep hearing? And for a lot of you… most importantly, is their beer any good? There’s a lot of ground to cover, and we spent nearly two hours trying to get to it all. You can read more about the brewery here on the blog… but my recommendation? Just listen!

I can guarantee that we will be back to here to keep diving deeper, the beer deserves a lot more looks into it – and we didn’t even scratch the surface of what’s going on with distilling or winemaking. I think you’ll find them on a future episode of Drinking With The Gnome as well!

Guests This Episode

  • David Berger
  • Brendan Douglass
  • Justin Devilbiss
  • Josh Quattlebaum

From The Beer Fridge

  • Barrister – Kolsch
  • Boozer – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • Brawler – Imperial Schwartbier
  • Brewer – Marzen
  • Butcher – German Pilsner
  • Drifter – IPA
  • Hustler – German Helles
  • Robber – Belgian Witbier

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