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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 reminiscent of foods served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.

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History of Christian Moerlein 1853-2012

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 explored 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.

Our Awards

Beer Selection
Best Waterfront Dining
New Bar
New Restaurant
Selection on Tap
Diners Choice 2020
Diners Choice 2019
Diners Choice 2018
Diners Choice 2017
Diners Choice 2016
Best of the City Bar with Beer on Tap
Our Hours  

Mon-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri 11am-11pm
Sat 10am-11pm
Sun 10am-9pm