Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other - a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand carved sandwiches and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
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The Moerlein Lager House celebrates Cincinnati’s brewing heritage, while growing a new generation of craft beer lovers that enjoy the time-tested traditions of matching freshly brewed beer with freshly made food.
Since its opening along Cincinnati’s riverfront, the Moerlein Lager House has established itself as America’s World-Class Brewpub featuring inspired 19th century rotisserie dishes to hundreds of guest brews as well as freshly brewed Award Winning Christian Moerlein beer on site.
With over 100 craft beers to choose from, including freshly brewed on-site Christian Moerlein beer, you’ll be sure to find the perfect drink to pair with one of our delectable dishes. Ask your server about one of our signature cocktails including the Se7en Heaven and Charlie Hustle.
Featuring monthly keg tappings of seasonally-brewed beers and daily specials, the Moerlein Lager House has become the place for craft beer lovers to taste new brews and enjoy some of Cincinnati’s traditional favorites.
The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company was born in 1853, in Cincinnati's over-the-rhine neighborhood.
Christian Moerlein-A Bavarian immigrant and blacksmith- loved brewing hearty, European beers, and his craftsmanship
was rewarded with top honors wherever his beers were exhibited. Moerlein's beers were not only popular in Cincinnati,
but they were commonly expored to Europe and South America.
Though the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company continued operating after Moerlein's death in 1897,
America's prohibition period forced the country's breweries to close. But in 1981, when the Moerlein brand was
reintroduced to Cincinnati, the updated beer was on the leading edge of the craft beer revolution. Soon, it
became the first beer to certifiable pass the strict Reinheitsgebot Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. True to the
law since Christian was the brewmaster, the beer contains only four ingredients: Malted Barley, Hops, Water and Yeast.
In 2004, Christian Moerlein was purchased by Greated Cincinnati Resident and Beer Baron Gregory
Hardman, who follows the same guidelines of true quality and great taste set by the brewery's founder:
Christian Moerlein. This commitment to excellence makes Moerlein quite simply a better beer.