Rhinegeist Brewing to open in OTR’s Brewery District

Another brewing operation will join Christian Moerlein in Over-the-Rhine’s historic Brewery District. The new brewery, called Rhinegeist Brewing, will renovate and operate out of the second floor of the former Christian Moerlein bottling plant on Elm Street. More from the Cincinnati Enquirer:

A building that could never be recreated comes back to life. A diverse group of angel investors provides financing, drawn by the potential return and promise of adventure. And the revitalization of the urban core, where entrepreneurs are already bouncing off each other like pinballs, takes another step forward.

Bob Bonder, president of the Tazza Mia chain of coffee houses, and business partner Bryant Goulding are renovating the second floor of the Christian Moerlein bottling plant, work that will advance the revitalization of a growing Brewery District that made Cincinnati a Midwest Brewing hub at the turn of the 20th century. Bonder and Goulding plan to turn part of the 250,000-square-foot complex on Elm Street just north of Findlay Market into a craft brewery called Rhinegeist Brewing.

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  • jasomm

    Wow!… That is the absolutely perfect use for that property! If they get this thing up and running with a tasting room, and restore the exterior facade, they can anchor the street car traffic on that side of the line past Findlay Market. the Street Car will get a 270 degree view of the place. And if they put together a high quality beer garden (perhaps an outdoor patio and Henry and Race) and give tours, this could help re-establish the brewery district identity with actual breweries and beer gardens/ bars… “Your designated driver The Cincinnati Street Car”