Moerlein Lager House takes shape at $120M Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park

The new 45-acre Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park is making tremendous progress just south of The Banks development along the Ohio River. Phase 1 of the $120 million project is now visually recognizable and the final pieces will soon come together in order to reach its projected completion date in spring 2012.

One of the most anticipated elements of phase one is the Moerlein Lager House. Once complete, the 15,000-square-foot establishment will become the region’s largest brew pub ahead of the Hofbrauhaus just across the river.

In this latest round of updates, Christian Moerlein owner Greg Hardman discusses the inspiration for the dramatic mural that will greet customers as they enter the Moerlein Lager House.

In addition to the Moerlein Lager House, phase one updates also include the Walnut Street Fountain & Stairs, Bike Mobility Center and Ohio River Trail.

  • Jake Mecklenborg

    Jim Effler is the same artist who creates the Bockfest posters every year.

  • Ryan L

    Does Jim also do the artwork for the beer labels?

  • @Ryan L: Yes, Jim Effler is the same person who does the label art for Christian Moerlein. Personally, I love his work. If you do as well you should grab one of his posters sometime and get him to sign it. Makes for a nice addition to the house.

  • I can’t wait to see this completed. Its great for the city!

  • yvan laframboise

    I visit the site in early september 2011 with your brewmaster and found an exciting project and project to visit you when it will be open. I plan to taste your beer in a near future. I am from Montréal Canada, the next visit will be to sit in your garden with a cool beer brewed on site.