Better Know a Brewery: Rhinegeist

Welcome to Better Know a Brewery, a post in which one talks about a local brewery. I would make this a series that others are encouraged to contribute to, because if there is one non-car thing that Oppo loves, it's beer.

Over the weekend I got to go and check out Rhinegiest located in Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

(Full disclosure: I was somehow invited to a Chinese New Year party there on Saturday night. I only got to try two beers before I ran out of money and we left to go to a bar)


The building itself is the old Moerlein bottling plant. It is a really neat old facility that was built in 1895 when there were 38 different breweries located in OTR.

Better Know a Brewery: Rhinegeist

This is their picture of the inside when fully lit, it looked more like this when I was there:


Better Know a Brewery: Rhinegeist

The two beers I had were Ink (a Russian Imperial Stout abv: 10%) and an IPA that was either Saber Tooth Tiger or Truth (I don't know, it was handed to me by a friend of a friend and I couldn't hear what she said it was, you don't turn down free beer).

Ink was very dark and delicious, I give it 4.75 Little Brewers out of 5.

The mystery IPA was also really good, and I don't even like IPA's! It gets 4.33 Little Brewers.

I will make it back there some day when there isn't a party to drink more beers.

All pictures and non anecdotal information from their website.