Brewers meet with plans to craft a special beer | Arts & Culture
UNION TOWNSHIP, CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - With the city’s inaugural Cincinnati Beer Week just around the corner, the minds behind each of Cincinnati’s craft breweries decided to meet for a beer. But it's not one to drink – it's a beer to be brewed.
Wednesday, brewers Mike Carver, Mitch Dougherty, Matt Wehmeyer, Jason Roeper and Dan Listermann will meet at the farmhouse of Mike Dewey’s Mt. Carmel Brewing Company to brew the Cincinnati Brewmasters’ American Barleywine.
“This is an incredible opportunity to show the strength of this city's brewing heritage,” said Mike Dewey of Mt. Carmel Brewing. “We've long been overdue for Cincinnati to host its own beer week and this town's brewers want to do all we can to make it a success.”
The brewing of the beer comes just after Governor Kasich’s announcement of eased restrictions on brewery tasting rooms, which promises to make Ohio’s breweries more competitive outside of the state. But the brewers aren’t kidding themselves either – competition among Cincinnati's breweries is going to skyrocket. Each brewer will come to the meeting with an idea for the barleywine being brewed – and an idea of how their tasting room will attract more visitors than the brewer standing next to him.
Cincinnati Beer Week is February 2-9 and the Cincinnati Brewmasters’ American Barleywine is set for release in 6-pack bottles in mid-January.
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery established in 2005. Production grows at the same address where it began, in the basement of a farmhouse built in 1924. Our home and brewery is located at 4362 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd. in Union Township.
The participating breweries in the Barleywine project are Mike Carver of Christian Moerlein, Mike Dewey of Mt. Carmel Brewing Company, Mitch Dougherty of Rock Bottom Brewery, Jason Roeper of Rivertown Brewing, Dan Listermann of Listermann Brewing, and Matt Wehmeyer of Red Ear Brewing.
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