Santa’s Pint Glass – Day 12

Off to Cincinnati and their local brewery, Rhinegeist who go the White Ale route (get it? snow) that many breweries take to avoid the Winter IPA or Stouts that dominate US winter warmers.

“Fresh additions of grapefruit peel and zesty ginger make for a bright and balanced White Ale with a refreshing nip.”


We don’t get any Cincy Made Rhinegeist beer here in the Southland so this collaboration with Karl Strauss is as close as you can get unless you have Midwest travel plans coming up. The label is a little too colorful for me but a citrusy IPA sounds good.

Heartland Brewery # 2 – Rhinegeist Brewery


Things are starting to happen in Cincinnati for Rhinegeist Brewery.  Despite the usual permits and other legalese that has to be surmounted the latest from Facebook has this to say, “Rhinegeist is a brewery located in the Over The Rhine historical district. We brewed our first batch on June 8th, 2013 and should be open sometime Summer 2013. ”  Plus I have met the co-founder Bryant Goulding when he was part of the LA beer scene with Dogfish Head and Golden Road.  ‘Cause I love to name drop.

And you can read more about this fascinating brewery history rich area at the OTR Brewery District page HERE.