The Moerlein Lager House doesn't open until February, but the Cincinnati brewpub already is trying to peddle its beer. The brewpub is selling Moerlein Lager House Commemorative Beer Tokens -- redeemable for a draft beer once it opens. For $25, people receive five tokens and a Moerlein Lager House pouch. The tokens aren't a new idea for Christian Moerlein. In the 1800s, the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. made tokens that could be redeemed for Moerlein beer in Cincinnati saloons. With that history in mind, Chief Executive Officer Greg Hardman commissioned the minting of a new token. The coins were made by Cincinnati's Osborne Coinage, the oldest private mint in America. To watch a video about the tokens, click here. To order tokens, click here.
Meanwhile, Findlay's at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati is holding a five-course beer pairing dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 3). Chef Anthony Burd and Christian Moerlein brewmasters Mike Carver and Richard Dubé will present the dinner. Those in attendance also will be able to taste a limited-edition Belgian pale ale made specifically for the event. The cost is $75. For reservations or more details, call 513-354-4121.