It’s been floating around the beer community for several months that a brewery was (again) planning to go into the original Moerlein bottling plant on Elm St. just a block from Findlay Market. The news finally broke officially this weekend that Rhinegeist Brewing will be the newest new brewery in town. Here’s a round-up of the coverage from the usual suspects:
We’ll undoubtedly be going down to talk with them. Jim Matt’s been a great addition to the Cincinnati beer community as a brewer and it looks like owners Bob Bonder and Bryant Goulding are doing everything they can to make sure Rhinegeist flourishes.
What is it you’d like to know that these stories aren’t telling you?
● Business Courier: Lease set for Moerlein Lager House
Can’t wait! Already in talks for having a Hoperatives Happening there!
● NPR: Changing Tastes Drive Shift In Beer Sales
● NPR: What Makes A Craft Beer?
● Abita Brewing – Save Our Shores
Working with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB), Abita Beer announced that it has established ‘SOS – A Charitable Fund’ that will assist with the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive this disastrous oil spill.
The fund has pledged that 100% of all money raised will go to charity. In addition, the Louisiana Seafood Marketing Board will play an important role in advising where the money can do the most good. An advisory committee is being established as the donation process and grant procedures are finalized.
The centerpiece of the fundraising effort is a new charitable beer created by Abita. The brew, called SOS – A Charitable Pilsner, will generate 75¢ for every bottle sold. This Abita Beer is a message in a bottle…a distress signal for the troubled waters of our Gulf Coast. For every bottle sold Abita will donate 75¢ to the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive this disastrous oil spill. This unfiltered Weizen Pils is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts. It is hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops. It has a brilliant gold color, a sweet malt flavor, and a pleasant bitterness and aroma.
In addition, related retail merchandise (hat, tee shirt, lapel pin, decal and car magnet) will be sold and 100% of the net proceeds will also go to the SOS Fund.