All About Wiedemann Brewing Company
Wiedemann Brewing Company is a unique story in Cincinnati’s craft beer story. The brand was one of Northern Kentucky’s most popular back when the brewery was open from the 1870s – 1980s. After being purchased by out of town investors the brand went downhill until it was no longer produced in the 2000s. Current owners Jon and Betsey Newberry purchased the brands trademarks and brought it back to Cincinnati, contract brewing for a few years until they could get a modern craft brewery open bearing the name.
What’s Wiedemann Like?
While the beer of today bears little resemblance to the Wiedemann that you grandpa probably drank, they always keep a couple styles on tap that harken back to that era. The taproom itself is in a great old building in St. Bernard. It feels like a neighborhood bar that has always been there – serving up great beer and food in an environment that is extremely comfortable and can only be described as a “modern throwback” space.
Regardless if you love Wiedemann because of their history, or you’re a craft beer drinker who’s into trying the latest and greatest styles that are being made – Wiedemann will certainly bring a smile to your face!
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The Complete Wiedemann Timeline
- 2011 – Jon and Betsey Newberry buy the Wiedemann trademarks after they expired – the dream begins to bring the brands back.
- 2012 – The brand is relaunched, though contract brewed.
- 2016 – Wiedemann launches a successful crowd funding effort to help get their taproom and craft brewery to become a reality.
- Summer, 2017 – Wiedemann hires Steve Shaw as their head brewer for their new brewery.
- 6/26/18 – The new brewery finally opens in St. Bernard