Cincinnati is a city built on beer, but the story has never been fully told. Help us build the Brewing Heritage Trail to share our stories of beer barons, beer brewers, and beer drinkers with the world! The Trail shares the story of America and our city through the lens of beer with wayfinding and signage, public art, a smartphone app, and guided tours, to drive economic redevelopment. We have raised most of the funding to build the first segment this summer, and need your help to complete it! Go here to find out more and donate: http://igg.me/at/brewingheritagetrail
Join us for this FREE launch events, where guests can view displays of the Brewing Heritage Trail installations as well as support the Brewing Heritage Trail by donating to the crowdfunding campaign, purchasing raffle tickets for a prize basket given away that day, and purchasing half-price tickets for historic brewery tours in Over-the-Rhine. The event will include free short tours into the historic cellars below the tap room and a portion of every beer sold will be donated to the Trail.
The Beer Baron Ball, Cincinnati’s newest Oktoberfest tradition, returns on Friday, Sept. 12, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, benefiting the Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail.
The Beer Baron Ball features an evening of dining, dancing and silent original art auction items. Sponsorships and tickets are available at www.beerbaronball.com. Individual tickets are $150.
More than 800 guests attended the 2013 edition of the Beer Baron Ball, at which more than $60,000 was raised to support the Brewing Heritage Trail. The Trail, which will expand the existing brewery district tours with signage, urban art and virtual experiences, will celebrate Cincinnati’s longstanding brewing history through the Over-the-Rhine, Downtown, and West End neighborhoods.
The Brewing Heritage Trail is part of the Brewery District’s city approved master plan, began nearly a decade ago as a non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of Cincinnati’s brewery district. In 2006, the District began tours of the historic brewery sites in the Over-the-Rhine area. Today thousands of people take the OTR tours each year, and the Brewing Heritage Trail is the next step in the historical celebration and redevelopment of the area.
The inaugural Beer Baron Ball has been announced for Thursday, September 12th from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati. 100% of the proceeds of this event will go to designing and building the Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail. While the event is listed as black-tie optional, but organizers point out that “remember this is the Brewery District, so have fun and dress up with whatever spirit moves you (whether Bockfest, in tracht, period costume, or surprise us)!”
There are several levels of tickets and tables:
The Beer Ticket costs $100.00 per person and includes admission for one (including food and beverage stations), four drink tickets, a special gift and a one year membership to the Brewery District.
The Hops Ticket costs $150.00 per person and includes everything listed for the Beer ticket plus a reserved table seat.
The Malthouse Table costs $1,350.00 and includes admission for ten including the food and beverage stations (your admission as a host is free), VIP cocktail reception and artwork preview, reserved table for your group, four drink tickets per person, special gift for each person, recognition in the program as the host and each person receives a one year membership to the Brewery District.
The Brewhouse Table costs $2,500.00 and includes everything listed for the Malthouse table plus your reserved table is in the VIP section with your company name and logo plus your name and logo in the program and in other signage around the room.