To those from the area, it’s no riddle why the Ghost of the Rhine has floated its way to supernatural success over the past half decade. Born in an abandoned factory in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood, Rhinegeist Brewery takes possession of the Queen City’s rich brewing heritage and gives craft beer lovers in five states as many as 90 and change different offerings to taste in a given year.
At the dawn of Summer 2018 (three days after), Rhinegeist will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a ritual as epic as a milestone of this proportion deserves. The adventurous theme of the day, Are We There Yet?, will include these brewery created tourist attractions: Geist Vegas (signage provided by The American Sign Museum), Rhinegeist Falls (photo booth), The Museum of Rhinegeist History (Annex), Lookout Peak (Roof Top), The Elm St Motel (Clubhouse), Geist World (outdoor amusement including dunk tank, slip-n-slide, face painting and more), World’s Largest Dinosaur in a Brewery, Rhinegeist Campgrounds, Souvenir City, cool treats by Dojo Gelato, and a variety of eats by Sartre, a contemporary brasserie located in the brewery building.
On tap will be special releases throughout the entire day, highlighted by the launch of Cloud Five, a Hazy Imperial IPA served up in celebration of this year’s big anniversary. The event runs from 12pm-2am on June 23rd, with a portion of the day’s proceeds benefitting , and . For a full-list of special releases, entertainment, and activities, road trip on over to the party’s official Facebook event page.
Over the past five years, Rhinegeist Brewery has thrived with a unique and powerful vibrancy. Stats include: brewing a cumulative 183,000 barrels of beer, adding over 300 employees, launching a self-distribution model responsible for a cumulative 37,389,502 pounds of beer, expanding distribution to a total of five states (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania), launching a cider program and a sour program, expanding its space to include an annex and rooftop bar with one of Cincinnati’s most spectacular views, launching Brewcademy classes for craft beer fans, hosting 250+ weddings and more than 750 private events and brewing 5,519 total batches of beer.
As a pillar of the OTR community, Rhinegeist has seen its historic neighborhood add more than 75 new restaurants and businesses. In addition, the #CincyMade business has become a staple in the Reds Opening Day Parade and festivities and supported a Cincinnati-based futbol team as it grew from a fledgling to a full–on MLS team.