Brewery Heritage Trail sets groundbreaking today at 3 p.m.

The Brewing Heritage Trail, a celebration of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage, will break ground on the first physical segment today at 3 p.m. with more than 100 Brewery District representatives, design team members, City and County officials and staff, and donors and friends of the Trail.

The event will officially launch the new Brewing Heritage Trail store and gallery space located in the lobby of the Christian Moerlein Tap Room on Moore Street in Over-the-Rhine. Samples of the signage, representations of the digital experiences, and historic brewing artifacts and images will be on display.

The Brewing Heritage Trail is an urban walking trail that will bring history to life over the course of a two-mile route that winds through historic buildings and sites in Cincinnati’s Brewery District and downtown Cincinnati. The Trail will share this history with signage and wayfinding along city streets, public art installations, digital experiences, and guided tours. The project is more than just the Trail, it also includes ongoing programming of publications, speakers, gallery exhibits, research, and promotion of the brewing history, families, and historic art throughout the city all to be an economic engine to draw visitors both locally and globally to Cincinnati. Visit www.brewingheritagetrail.org for additional details.

The first phase of the Trail is being built this summer, with support from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, Boston Beer Company, City of Cincinnati, State of Ohio, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, The Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, The Vontz Family Fund through The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Bill Weyand, Western & Southern Financial Fund, Cynthia & Rick Muhlhauser, The Oliver Family Foundation, The Johnson Foundation, and individual donors who have given over $2 million to date for the project.

The non-profit Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation is the creator and developer of the Brewing Heritage Trail as part of its mission to preserve, promote, and redevelop Cincinnati’s brewing heritage. 

Alex ReillyCHEERS