Friday, May 6, 2016

Cincinnati Brewing History (1806-2006)

Cincinnati and beer, what a history for sure. But, how much do you know?  Well, here is one way to find out more and take a look back at the history that took place here in the Queen City. Just click on the link below and begin your exploration back in time!

 Cincinnati was one of the leading beer-producing cities before Prohibition and has a rich brewing heritage dating back over 200 years. A large influx of mid-18th century German immigrants brought lager styles to add to the porters and ales offered by the earlier British and French brewers.  The Cincinnati Brewing History Map documents those brewers from 1806-2006 with names and locations illustrated on a vintage Cincinnati street map. This site helps bring that map alive by adding more detail to individual brewers, along with frequent posts of some of their contributions (and escapades) to Cincinnati history.  Finally, we also a Google map of the current Cincinnati craft breweries which continue that great brewing tradition!

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