"Wiedemann has been a mark of fine Bohemian-style brewing in Cincinnati since 1870 – almost as long as Arnold’s has been in business (1861) -- so we’ re thrilled to reunite these treasured Bohemian-style institutions," the brewery said in a news release.
To mark the occasion, Jim “Mr. Cincinnati” Tarbell will deliver the ceremonial first keg of Wiedemann's by horse-drawn beer wagon to Arnold’s. The tapping will take place at 6 p.m. Rick Wagner of East Walnut Hills -- George Wiedemann’s great-great-grandson – will be on hand to draw the first glass.
Wiedemann pints will be available at Arnold’s for $2 as long as supplies last. The first 100 customers will receive a numbered, suitable-for-framing, embossed certificate hand signed by Jon and Betsy Newberry, owners of Wiedemann, and Ronda Breeden Androski, owner of Arnold’s. The certificates will authenticate that they were among the first people to enjoy Wiedemann upon its return to Cincinnati.
Wiedemann's Special Lager will be available only in the Cincinnati area initially. The new Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. was founded by the Newberrys last year in Newport, Ky.