The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will hold a launch party Wednesday (July 30) for its new collaborative beer Moerlein LumenoCity Pale Ale. The party is set for 6 p.m. at Halfcut in Over-the-Rhine.
The first 100 patrons will receive a commemorative glass.
Moerlein LumenoCity Pale Ale was brewed by orchestra Music Director Louis Langrée and Christian Moerlein head brewer Matthew Utter to help support the LumenoCity festival. The collaboration features "Centennial, Celia and Citra hops to provide crisp, bright, fruity and citrus flavors and aromas that result in a light-bodied pale ale perfect for the sights and sounds of the LumenoCity summer festival," the brewery said in a news release.
The beer is 4.7 percent alcohol by volume and has 42 IBUs.
The brewery and orchestra designed the beer to provide a way for local businesses to support LumenoCity. Bars and restaurants serving the beer, as well as Christian Moerlein, are donating a portion of the proceeds to the orchestra, the brewery said.