Moerlein Lager House Grand Opening

Today marks a milestone in Cincinnati’s history: the opening of the Moerlein Lager House! Situated between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, downtown and the mighty Ohio, The Banks and Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House is positioned to become the newest jewel in the Queen City’s crown.  The story makes it shine even brighter for this is not only a lager house – it’s a symbol of Cincinnati’s progress.

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.‘s roots in Cincinnati reach back to 1853 when Christian Moerlein himself brewed his first barrel of beer in Over-the-Rhine. After its death by Prohibition in 1920, the brewery was dormant until 1981 when it was reintroduced. In 2004 Greg Hardman, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.’s president and CEO, purchased the brand. Over the next six years, he acquired all the best known Cincinati beer brands and moved Christian Moerlein back to Over-the-Rhine. If anyone deserves the key to the Queen City, it is Hardman – Cincinnati’s leading beer baron.

The Queen City Project featured the Moerlein Lager House in its latest installment. The following video and photos are from the QCP (this blog loves the QCP):

the Queen City Project :: Moerlein Lager House from the Queen City Project on Vimeo.

Moerlein CEO, Greg Hardman, and Lager House brewmaster, Richard Dube - credit: Queen City Project

credit: Queen City Project

credit: Queen City Project

credit: Queen City Project

Mural of Cincinnati Beer Barons, credit: Queen City Project

13th Street Photography captured these two great shots of the Moerlein Lager House’s exterior:

Moerlein Lager House exterior, credit: 13th Street Photography

Moerlein Lager House exterior, credit: 13th Street Photography

The Moerlein Lager House site plan via

The following photos are from the facebook page of the Lager House‘s VIP Night soft-opening:

Mural of Cincinnati Beer Barons

From its headquarters and production facility in the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District to its Lager House on the riverfront, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. is committed to Cincinnati.

One Response to “Moerlein Lager House Grand Opening”
  1. Julie says:

    That’s the video they showed at the opening gala too– nice to be able to see the whole thing.

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