September 17-18, 2011
Join us in Over-the-Rhine for Oktoberfest weekend and the Hudepohl 14K Brewery Run!
The Brewery District, in conjunction with the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, is proud to present a weekend of tours and history of Over-the-Rhine.
The Hudepohl 14-K Brewery Run includes:
- The Hudepohl 14K run (including the hill known as the Brighton Bomber) at 8AM, a 7K run/walk, and the return of the infamous 6-pack and 3-way team challenges. The course travels through Over-the-Rhine to the Riverfront and back through the West End, passing many historic breweries in the heart of the Brewery District.
- WEBN Bier Lauffen race at 11AM, which are parade floats on steroids, designed for sheer speed and agility. Teams of 6 will race against the clock in a fast paced scramble to the finish line.
- After party at the Christian Morlein Event Center with live music, cold beer, and food. More details can be found at www.hudepohl14kbreweryrun.com
- The "Prohibition Resistance: The Marzen Tour" is an Oktoberfest-inspired, 2 1/2 hour walking tour that celebrates the importance of beer and the brewing industry to Cincinnati's German heritage. Participants will start at the Christian Moerlein Event Center, visiting the lagering cellars and tunnels of the Crown Brewery and travelling 30 feet below McMicken Avenue. A visit to the historic high-bay brewing spaces of the Clyffside Brewery will include a talk and presentation on Over-the-Rhine's brewing heritage. You will then travel next door to the depths of the Jackson Brewery's lagering cellars deep below the Clifton hillside, before returning to the Moerlein Event Center for complementary beer and entertainment. Tours run both Saturday and Sunday with starting times between 11AM and 3PM, beginning every 40 minutes. Tour space is limited so sign up quickly for your chance at a walk through Cincinnati's brewing history.
- A special Tour that that visits places and explains events that author Michael D. Morgan writes about in his new book about early OTR history, "Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King".
Other events include:
Beer steins and local brewery and historical items will be displayed and available for sale. Members of Thoroughbred Stein Verein can advise you on authentic German Oktoberfest steins and mugs as well as offer free appraisals. Over 150 antique steins will be offered for sale, including many authentic German brewery mugs. Local Brewery and Over-the-Rhine memorabilia will also be available for sale. Collectors will be available to answer your questions on the great treasures from Cincinnati's brewing history.
Artist Jim Effler will have original Moerlein artwork and Bockfest posters available for sale and signing, including past Bockfest posters and the new Hudepohl 14K Brewery Run Poster.
Live Entertainment includes:
- Saturday 9A-1P: Just Add Beer
- Saturday 1P-5P: Gee, Your Band ALMOST Smells Terrific (members of 'Gee, Your Bands Smells Terrific)
- Sunday 11A-2P: TBA
- Sunday 2P-5P: Them Bones
There will be plenty of cold Moerlein and Hudepohl beer available, including the Fifth and Vine Oktoberfest Marzen and the new Hudepohl Oktoberfest!
All tours will start and end at the Christian Moerlein Event Center, located at 1619 Moore Street. The venue will be open from 8A-6P on Saturday September 17 and 10A-6P on Sunday September 18, and is FREE and open to the public. Prohibition Resistance Tours require tickets.
There will be a FREE shuttle running to offsite parking (at 12th and Sycamore Street) and Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (Arnold's 210 E 8th Street) all weekend long. The shuttle will run from 6A-6P on Saturday and 10A-6P on Sunday, and is FREE.
Volunteers still needed. Sign up HERE
For any questions please email.
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