Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. in Cincinnati will host its fourth annual opening day art show with local artist Chris Felix starting at 5 p.m. Saturday (April 1).



The event, which benefits the Reid Rizzo Foundation, is free to attend. It will feature an appearance by former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning, music, food and a raffle. One dollar from every pint sold, along as proceeds from the raffle, will benefit the foundation.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     



THE CHRISTIAN MOERLEIN MALT HOUSE TAPROOM TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL CHRIS FELIX “OPENING DAY WEEKEND” ART SHOW



Benefitting the Reid Rizzo Foundation, the Malt House Taproom will host an evening of baseball memorabilia, art, book signings, music, and more on Saturday, April 1st.



CINCINNATI, OH – March 25 2017 – The Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will be hosting the fourth annual opening day art show in collaboration with local artist, Chris Felix, benefitting the Reid Rizzo Foundation. The event will be held on April 1st from 5 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House Taproom (1621 Moore Street Cincinnati, OH 45202).



Nationally recognized sports artist, Chris Felix will be present for this annual celebration. Chris Felix is an artist who specializes in realistic acrylic paintings with a story. Felix first received recognition for his art as a sixth grader at St. William School when his pencil sketch of Johnny Bench won him a Cincinnati Reds autographed baseball in a local department store’s “Draw Your Favorite Reds Player” contest.  With Chris’s variety of experience he then began to take part in charitable works benefitting organizations such as the Reid Rizzo Foundation.



The Reid Rizzo Foundation is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) dedicated to the research, awareness and bettering the lives of individuals with heart conditions especially those with Cardiomyopathy. The Mission of the Reid Rizzo Foundation is to remember and honor the character, courage, strength, and vigor of Reid Rizzo.



This event is family-friendly and will include an abundance of baseball-oriented fun to celebrate one of Cincinnati’s favorite traditions, opening day. Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher and Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning, will be in attendance to meet fans and support the cause. 



The Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball team will be present from the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame for photo opportunities and baseball memorabilia will be there from the museum too. Entertainment will be provided by “Oh, Brother” as well as comedian Josh Sneed. Baseball fans can get their hands on exclusive Reds apparel from Cincy Shirts and Justin Stearns will be there to restring gloves just in time for the season. Food will be available from the Taproom’s Wienerwurst Mike Frankfurtary. In addition, artist Chris Felix will be bringing an assortment of his work to sell and one feature piece to raffle off (see picture). And that’s not all, The Heart & Soul Patrol from Q-102 will be at the Malt House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for live radio coverage of the event with doors opening at 5 p.m. and ending at midnight.



The event is free to the public with $1 from every pint sold as well as the proceeds from the raffle will be donated directly to the Reid Rizzo Foundation.



For more information, visit: http://www.chrisfelixfineart.com/ and the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/269102786847672/



To stay up to date on all of Chris Felix’s events, please follow him on twitter (@ChrisFelixArt)



To stay up to date on all of our Christian Moerlein events, please like our Facebook page (Facebook.com/ChristianMoerlein), follow us on Twitter (@moerleinbeers), and Instagram (moerleinbeers).



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About Christian Moerlein Brewing Company



The brewery established in 1853 by Christian Moerlein, a German immigrant that prospered as a world renowned master brewer was located in the Brewery District of Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati, USA. Today Christian Moerlein Brewing Company brews a wide range of craft beers and was the first American beer to pass the German Purity Law of 1516 known as the reinheitsgebot, which states only malt, hops, yeast and water can be used in the brewing of beer. Christian Moerlein is also 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. Since 2004, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. has been owned by Gregory Hardman, a greater Cincinnati resident that has been credited with reviving Cincinnati’s grand brewing traditions and current craft beer movement. Christian Moerlein beer is brewed in Cincinnati at both the Moerlein Lager House and its craft beer 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 a premier destination for craft beer enthusiasts and is a tribute to Cincinnati’s grand brewing traditions and its famed 19th century brewer, Beer Baron Christian Moerlein.