Brewing Heritage Trail officially opens with fanfare

Official Ribbon Cutting of the Brewing Heritage Trail (L to R):  John Hauck, Donor to the Brewing Heritage Trail; Michael Morgan, Curator of the Brewing Heritage Trail; Steve Hampton, Executive Director of the Brewery District; Greg Hardman, President & CEO, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.; Bill Weyand, Donor to the Brewing Heritage Trail and Albert Vontz IV, Donor to the Brewing Heritage Trail

Official Ribbon Cutting of the Brewing Heritage Trail (L to R): John Hauck, Donor to the Brewing Heritage Trail; Michael Morgan, Curator of the Brewing Heritage Trail; Steve Hampton, Executive Director of the Brewery District; Greg Hardman, President & CEO, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.; Bill Weyand, Donor to the Brewing Heritage Trail and Albert Vontz IV, Donor to the Brewing Heritage Trail

This weekend, Cincinnati’s Brewing Heritage Trail opened to celebrate the history of beer in the city dating back to pre-Prohibition times. The Trail is the first of its kind.

Similar to the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky and the Freedom Trail in Massachusetts, the Brewing Heritage Trail is an urban walking trail that brings 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.

The Brewing Heritage Trail invites the world to explore Cincinnati's brewing heritage through an unrivaled urban walking trail. Iconic signage, public art, and an app that provides additional stories, self guided audio tours, photos, and visual experiences can be accessed at any time, but the best way to experience the Trail is a guided tour or any of our special events

The non-profit Brewery District CURC began giving the first walking tours of brewery sites in Cincinnati in 2006. In the years since, the Brewery District has expanding its tour offerings and is transforming heritage tourism in Cincinnati by building an unrivaled urban walking trail. With the opening of the Brewing Heritage Trail in April 2019, the Brewery District CURC has revisited, revised, and improved its tours to ensure that we offer Cincinnati's best tour experiences.

Visit www.brewingheritagetrail.org for additional details.

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