If you remember back to my recent episode of Cincy Brewcast with CinBev (that’s the company that owns a whole boatload of Cincy beer brands, including Little Kings, and Christian Moerlein) you’ll remember that a lot of us out there have been very patiently waiting for someone to take the helm.

It’s not that the previous ownership group was bad – but partially because of the pandemic, they just didn’t have enough of the push that these brands needed to take off. I hope I’m not alone in my feeling that this new group might actually be able to do this.

When the news hit my inbox this week that we were finally about the see the first new Moerlein brands hit shelves – I think you’ll get that I was understandably pretty excited about it. I wanted to make sure that it is on your radar, as well!

The Return, Returns To Arnold’s

It’s not by chance that the new Christian Moerlein Brewing Company chose Arnold’s Bar and Grill to relaunch the brand. If you look through your history books, you’ll remember that back in 1981 when the brands were relaunched they did it at Arnold’s. Cincinnati’s oldest bar was also the place that was chosen to celebrate the return of the brands in 2013 when brewing was brought back to the city.

When the Cincinnati Beverage Company (CinBev) started building their plans around this new relaunch of the brands, the choice was clear. Arnold’s

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The Tapping Event

This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill every day beer tapping… this is a full celebration. Back in the 1980’s when Hudepohl/Schoenling launched Moerlein, the first keg was delivered by a horse dawn carriage to Arnold’s.

The new CinBev recently started production in their new space inside the historic Clyffside Brewery – and plans to deliver the very first keg of the new beer from that historic space in a true to era 1939 Doge Panel Truck at 6pm on Friday, March 24th.

Once the beer is tapped, Arnolds will be pouring pints of all Moerlein beer for just five bucks, and they’ll have live music in the bar from Todd Hepburn starting at 6pm, and from a live 7 piece New Orleans style Brass band called the Queen City Krewe starting at 8pm. Arnold’s chef, and Chopped Champion, Kayla Robinson will be creating a special just for the event using the new Moerlein Hefeweizen. They’ll even be debuting a brand new art piece created by BLDG to signify the long-standing relationships between Moerlein and Arnold’s.

To help kick off this new era of Christian Moerlein, there will be reps, brewers and owners on hand to hand out free swag, t-shirts and to chat about the beers and what you can expect from the brands going forward.

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