The recently reopened Woodward Theater located at 1404 Main Street will host the first ever Bockfest Heritage Series on Saturday March 7 from 11A-5P. We already celebrate and share Cincinnati’s brewing with the Bock and Dopplebock Tours of historic breweries, this event gives us a chance to celebrate even more of Cincinnati’s history.
The Woodward will open its doors to speakers, presentations, displays, authors, stein and breweriana collections, and of course plenty of cold bock beer. The Series is free and open to the public all day!
11:30A Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann: “Over-the-Rhine: Cincinnati’s Historic German District and Environs”
12:15P Dann Woellert: “Cincinnati neighborhood Turner societies and their connections to the local brewery”
1:00P Art + Craft video
1:45P Greg Hand: “Beer for Babies! Beer for Heath! Beer for America!”
2:30P Kevin Grace: “Bards and Brews”
3:15P “Beer” Dave Gausepohl: “Cincinnati Beer”
- A portion of the current Betts House exhibit: “Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries”
- The Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail
- Steins, bottles, advertising signs, and other breweriana including many historic Cincinnati brands
- Opportunity to buy select steins and breweriana pieces
- FREE appraisals of your steins and breweriana pieces
- Triva contests
- Author meet and greets
Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann: Don Heinrich Tolzmann is president of the German-American Citizens League and Curator of the German Heritage Museum. He is the retired Curator of the German-Americana Collection and Director of German-American Studies at the University of Cincinnati and is the author of numerous books on German heritage, including: Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide: Cincinnati’s Historic German District & Environs.
Art + Craft video
Greg Hand: Greg Hand, proprietor of the “Cincinnati Curiosities” blog, is the retired associate vice president for public relations and spokesman for the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the UC staff, Hand was a reporter and editor for the Western Hills Press. He is co-author, with Kevin Grace, of “The University of Cincinnati”, a pictorial history of the university, and “Bearcats! The Story of Basketball at the University of Cincinnati”.
Kevin Grace: Kevin Grace is head of the Archives & Rare Books Library at the University of Cincinnati, hanging out there since 1979 with occasional travels to Dublin where poetry and beer are a way of life. In addition to teaching courses on urban matters, historical complications, and the global culture of books & reading, he reads a fair amount of poetry, especially on epic Irish failures so there’s a lot to plow through. And while this is not the first time he has talked about poetry while under the influence, it is the first time in an upright position.
“Beer” Dave Gausepohl: Throughout his life his passion has been beer. He has studied beer and brewing history extensively, and has amassed a personal collection of over 500,000 beer-related artifacts. He has traveled to over 2800 different brewing facilities in the US alone, as well as numerous throughout Europe and Canada. His knowledge of beer would be comparable to a Ph.D., Master’s, or Law Degree if offered, in beer knowledge. He has hands on experience in all three tiers (Production, Wholesale, Retail) of the brewing industry and carries with him at all times an infectious passion for the betterment of beer the world over. Currently He is employed as the Kentucky Specialty Beer Manager for Heidelberg Distributing Company of Kentucky. He has written for numerous beer publications including All About Beer, Brewing News, and the Celebrator. While not being a descendent of the Mayflower or one of the Daughters of the American Revolution his dry wit and punny sense of humor make him a great guest at your party. It is best to limit the hours of your party as he was once referred to as the “Cliff Claven of Beer”.
Jim DeBrosse: Jim is a veteran journalist and author of four books, including three novels in the Rick Decker mystery series set in Cincinnati, and a work of historical non-fiction, “The Secret in Building 26,” about U.S. efforts to break the Enigma code during World War II. He is currently a visiting assistant professor of journalism at Miami University of Ohio.
We have a number of ways that you can have the full Bockfest experience and help support this neighborhood festival! Purchasing a package gives you a great deal, no matter what part of Bockfest you love. BOOSTER PACKAGES CAN BE PICKED UP ANYTIME OVER BOCKFEST WEEKEND AT THE MAIN BEER BOOTH INSIDE BOCKFEST HALL and are good for the ENTIRE weekend!
The ultimate way to show your support of Bockfest! This pass includes a pint glass, a poster, a t-shirt, 4 drink tickets (beer/wine/soda), a Servatii pretzel, a Queen City Sausage, a Continental Bockfeast dinner ticket, a historic brewery tour ticket (Bock Tour), a Bock Beer Tasting Pass, a wristband good for $1 off beers all weekend long and 10% off additional Bockfest merchandise, and VIP seating for the Friday & Saturday night stages with your own private beer line. A $185 value, you can purchase it for $145.
As a special bonus, all purchases of the Bockfest Booster Pass will be entered into a special drawing to win unique experiences, including being the lighter of the snowman at Precipitation Retaliation, a Bockfest Hall parking pass, being able to sit in on the Bloatarian Homebrew Competition judging, a behind the scenes tour of the historic tours sites with your own private tour guide, and more! You must purchase your Booster Pass by Wed March 4 to be included in the drawing (Precipitation Retaliation winner will be drawn at 5P on Thursday Feb 26).
The only way to fully experience Bockfest! This pass includes 4 drink tickets (beer/wine/soda), a Servatii pretzel, a Queen City Sausage, a Continental Bockfeast dinner ticket, a historic brewery tour ticket (Bock Tour), a Bock Beer Tasting Pass, and VIP seating for the Friday & Saturday night stages with your own private beer line. A $130 value, you can purchase it for $95.
Dig into the history of Over-the-Rhine and the Brewery District! This package includes a poster, 4 drink tickets (beer/wine/soda), and a historic brewery tour ticket (Bock Tour), plus a behind the scenes tour of the historic tours sites with your own private tour guide. A $80 value, you can purchase it for $55.
Bockfest is more than just beer, enjoy all the deliciousness that is available! This package includes a poster, 4 drink tickets (beer/wine/soda), a Servatii pretzel, a Queen City Sausage, and a Continental Bockfeast dinner ticket. A $65 value, you can purchase it for $45.
What is Bockfest without the beer! This package includes a pint glass, 4 drink tickets (beer/wine/soda), a Servatii pretzel, and a Bock Beer Tasting Pass, plus VIP seating for the Saturday Bock Beer Session. A $70 value, you can purchase it for $55.
BOOSTER PACKAGES CAN BE PICKED UP ANYTIME OVER BOCKFEST WEEKEND AT THE MAIN BEER BOOTH INSIDE BOCKFEST HALL and are good for the ENTIRE weekend!
A special dinner only available Sunday in Bockfest Hall, including ½ fresh rotisserie roasted Amish chicken from Revolution Rotisserie, sausage sampler from Queen City Sausage, potato-caramelized onion pierogies from Babushka Pierogies, German-American Potato salad and Hot Bacon Sauerkraut Slaw from Grandma Debbie’s, and a Servatii dessert.
Dinner will be served in Bockfest Hall from 12P-2P on Sunday March 8, 2015.
Dinners can be shared so bring your friends and family!
Tickets are pre-sale only, get your tickets now!