The stein -- called "The Journey Comes Home" and the fifth in a series -- will be unveiled at a preview event from 5 to 10 p.m. May 21 at the Moerlein Lager House. The official unveiling is May 24 at the Taste of Cincinnati.
Read the full news release below:
FINAL INSTALLMENT OF LIMITED EDITION STEINS COMMEMORATING THE RENAISSANCE OF CHRISTIAN MOERLEIN BREWING COMPANY TO BE UNVEILED
Moerlein-Rookwood Stein Series Started in 2007 and Ends with Fifth and Final Installment in the Series
CINCINNATI, OH –May 15, 2014 --The Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. and Rookwood Pottery Company announce the production of the final installment of the limited-edition Christian Moerlein beer stein to commemorate the renaissance of Over-The-Rhine, the Brewery District and the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. The stein marks the fifth and final installment in the series of limited edition steins started in 2007 by Christian Moerlein and Rookwood. The stein will be unveiled at a sneak peek preview event scheduled on May 21st at the Moerlein Lager House and May 24th at the official unveiling on Fountain Square during the Taste of Cincinnati. There will also be a pre-Father Day event at the Christian Moerlein Brewery on Saturday May 31st.
The stein called “The Journey Comes Home” was designed by artist Roy Robinson and masterfully carved by Gary Simon, depicts scenes of the Brewery District and architecturally significant views of the new Christian Moerlein Brewing Company production brewery in Over-the-Rhine. The Moerlein-Rookwood Stein Series made its debut in March of 2007 with the Stein, “The Journey Begins” representing the rebirth of Over-the-Rhine, Rookwood Pottery and Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Greg Hardman, owner of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company stated, “When the stein series was started in 2007, the idea was to produce a commemorative series of Christian Moerlein steins that celebrated the renaissance of Over-The-Rhine, Christian Moerlein brewing history and the return of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company to the Brewery District of Cincinnati, its original brewing home. In amazing detail “The Journey Comes Home” stein shows the beginning of the Christian Moerlein Brewery in the Brewery District and the return of brewing to our new home, the former Kauffman Brewing Co. that defines our rich brewing heritage,” continued Hardman. The 400 piece limited edition stein will sell for $250 plus tax. Previous first editions of this Moerlein-Rookwood stein series have sold for as much as $2000.00 at auction.
Nationally recognized Rookwood Pottery stein expert George Hibben and Christian Moerlein Brewing Company President and CEO Greg Hardman will be on hand to meet and speak with guests at each event. All steins in the series will be on display and for sale at each event. There are three great events to check out the Moerlein-Rookwood Steins:
Event: Moerlein-Rookwood Sneak Peek Preview Party
Place: Moerlein Lager House – 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Date/Time: Wednesday May 21st 5PM – 10PM
Event: Moerlein-Rookwood “The Journey Comes Home” Stein Unveiling
Place: Fountain Square Main Stage during Taste of Cincinnati
Date/Time: Saturday May 24th 6:30PM
Event: Moerlein-Rookwood Pre-Father’s Day Stein Party
Place: Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Taproom 1621 Moore St., Cincinnati, OH
Date/Time: Saturday May 31st Noon – 5PM
***Please Note Steins Will Be For Sale And Available To Take With You At Each Event.
Online sales of the Moerlein-Rookwood Stein will be available beginning Thursday May 22nd at 10:00AM by visiting www.christianmoerlein.com. For more information on the limited edition Moerlein-Rookwood stein please contact Christian Moerlein Brewing Company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Established in 1853 by Christian Moerlein who was a German-American that prospered as a world renowned master brewer. The brewery was located in the Brewery District of Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati, USA. Today Christian Moerlein Brewing Company brews a wide range of craft and seasonal beers and was the first American beer to pass the German Purity Law of 1516, which states only malt, hops, yeast and water can be used in the brewing of beer. Christian Moerlein is also considered one of the pioneer brands of today’s craft beer movement and first began selling “better beer”, a precursor of the craft category, in 1981 through the Hudepohl Brewing Company of Cincinnati. All Christian Moerlein beer is brewed at the Moerlein Lager House or its new craft production brewery in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine Brewery District.
The Moerlein Lager House, which opened in February of 2012 is located in the Smale Riverfront Park, has 28,000 square foot of floor space, a functioning 5,000 barrel capacity brewery with over 800 seats for diners, has two beer gardens that can handle an additional 600 guests (total capacity with beer gardens over 1,400), can produce 4,000 meals a day and boasts 360-degree views of the Cincinnati skyline including the Ohio River, Roebling Suspension Bridge, Great American Ballpark (home to the Cincinnati Reds) and Paul Brown Stadium (home to the Cincinnati Bengals). The Moerlein Lager House has become an instant destination for craft beer enthusiast and is a tribute to Cincinnati’s grand brewing traditions and its famed 19th century brewer, Mr. Christian Moerlein. For more information about Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, please visit www.christianmoerlein.com or their Facebook Page.
About The Rookwood Pottery Company
Founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols as the first female-owned U.S. manufacturing company, Rookwood Pottery has become one of the nation's most coveted luxury brands. Rookwood ceramics can be found in grand homes, hotels and public spaces including Union Terminal in Cincinnati, the historic Monroe Building, Chicago, and Grand Central Station, New York. From its studios in Cincinnati, Rookwood's uniquely talented artists craft art tile, art pottery and special commissioned products for designers, architects, homeowners and businesses. Visit Rookwood at www.rookwood.com.