Christian Moerlein owner Greg Hardman was once told he'd be nuts to name a beer after Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
That was more than 10 years ago, when the area was ... well ... to put it kindly ... more than a bit sketchy. Hardman did it anyway.
Today, the neighborhood boasts restaurants, bars and more than a few craft breweries, including the Christian Moerlein production brewery and tasting room.
To celebrate the amber ale's 10-year anniversary, Christian Moerlein will host a party from 4 to 8 p.m. April 28 at the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market and Market Wines. There will be a special keg tapping at 5:30 p.m. A decade earlier, the brewery had tapped the first keg of OTR Ale at the same location.
The party will continue April 29 with the OTR TrAle Pub Tour. Different versions of OTR Ale will be available at many bars and restaurants starting at 1 p.m.
Beer drinkers can have a passport stamped along the way and people collecting six or more stamps will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Here's a look at the locations and OTR Ale versions:
Drinkery: Cherrywood OTR Ale
Ché: Oaked OTR Ale
Lachey’s: Coconut OTR Ale
16-Bit: Caramel and Peanut Butter OTR Ale
HalfCut: Lemon & Basil OTR Ale
Arnold’s: Bergamot OTR Ale
Market Wines: English Breakfast Tea
Wise Guy Lounge: Mexican Chocolate OTR Ale
Rhinehaus: Hopped OTR Ale
MOTR Pub: Fruited OTR Ale
Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom: Special Elixir Brewer’s OTR
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