All About Old Firehouse
Old Firehouse was all about their community. If you want to get more specific, they were all about their home in Williamsburg, Ohio. They opened their doors with the hope that not only would they have the ability to produce some fantastic beer for craft beer fans to enjoy, but that they’d play a role in revitalizing the town that they call home.
I think that they most definitely put their stamp on things too. The entire feeling of downtown Williamsburg changed since they opened in 2014, and certainly for the better. The brewery brought an energy into town that hadn’t been there for a LONG time.
The brewery went up for sale in 2019 and news broke that the owners were looking for either a buyer or a partner to help keep things afloat as the industry kept dramatically changing around them. A buyer or partner didn’t’ surface, though and the brewery announced in the fall that they’d be closing their doors.
What Was Old Firehouse Like?
The Old Firehouse was just that – an Old Firehouse. It maintained that feeling too, with memorabilia hanging around the space and massive garage doors along the street that they would open up in the summer. It was a perfect place to pull up a chair for a few hours and have a beer or three.
They maintained a core lineup of beers that didn’t change throughout the year, while their seasonals rotated through as the month’s change, with a few specialty beers that popped in and out as well. They had a really solid tap lineup that had a little something for everyone – and won over a lot of diehard fans around town.
Cincy Brewcast Episodes
- Volume 1, Episode 15 – The Old Firehouse Brewery, Live!
- Volume 2, Episode 33 – Return To The Old Firehouse
- Volume 4, Episode 17 – Catching Up With Old Firehouse
The Old Firehouse Brewing Company Timeline
- September 12, 2014 – Old Firehouse opens for business
- September 2015 – after signing with Cavalier Distributing, the brewery expands their reach across the whole state of Ohio.
- February 2016 – The brewery announced that they had purchased the two buildings next door to their location, to start a massive expansion including more patio space and cold storage (along with space for future growth)
- April 2016 – The brewery starts canning their beer via a mobile canning company (you can see more about their packaged releases here)
- September 2017 – Old Firehouse hired a new head Brewer, Chris Wright to take over after their previous head brewer left.
- September 27, 2019 – On their social media page, Old Firehouse announces that they’d be closing after the weekend.
- September 29, 2019 – The brewery ceases operations.