Moerlein Lager House to tap Emancipator Dopplebock to mark the occasion


Moerlein Lager House and the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District will celebrate the halfway mark to Bockfest, the annual celebration of bock beer and Over-the-Rhine’s brewing heritage, on Friday, August 31.

To mark the occasion, Steve Hampton, the Executive Director of the OTR Brewery District, will be tapping the ceremonial keg of Moerlein’s Emancipator Dopplebock at 6 p.m. at Moerlein Lager House. The event is open to the public and $1 from each Emancipator sold that night will benefit the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District.

Doppelbock beer was first brewed in Munich in 1634 by the medieval Hermits of St. Francis. The beer served as “liquid bread” during fasting. Today the award winning Moerlein Emancipator, with its rich robust flavor, is brewed as a tribute to the original Franciscan Hermits and our brewery’s neighbors the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist. So raise an Emancipator and sing Ein Prosit in tribute.

Bockfest 2019 is scheduled for March 1-3, 2019.