Christian Moerlein -- the real person, as opposed to the beer brand -- has been named Cincinnati's first inductee into the city's new Beer Barons Hall of Fame. The shrine will be housed at the Moerlein Lager House, a brewpub scheduled to open in February along the Ohio River. Moerlein, a Bavarian immigrant, founded Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. in 1853 in Cincinnati. "He was kind of the father of the brewing industry in Cincinnati," Hall of Fame selection committee chair Mike Morgan told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "At one time his brewery was the largest in Ohio and one of the five largest in the United States." To read the entire newspaper story, click here. The newspaper also has a story about the Hall of Fame. "The Beer Barons Hall of Fame will reconnect Cincinnati to its illustrious brewing heritage in a direct way," Christian Moerlein owner Greg Hardman told the newspaper. "We have a downtown that is basically divided into two parts — the central business district and Over-the-Rhine. With the Beer Barons Hall of Fame coming to the Moerlein Lager House in Smale Riverfront Park, we are tying those districts together and reconnecting the city to a vital part of its iconic history." To read that story, click here.