Five years ago, the man that Cincinnati Magazine declared “The God of Bockfest” and the author of Cincinnati Beer and Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King ended a decade as Bockfest Czar and began giving a personal, behind-the-scenes Bockfest tour. This tour has only been available during Bockfest and this is the last year that you will have the opportunity to take it!
This walking tour through OTR combines the neighborhood’s pre-Prohibition past with stories about the more recent reclamation of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and the birth and evolution of the city’s most bohemian beer festival. Tour includes a trip through OTR, into Washington Platform’s lagering cellars, the Gerke lagering cellars (four stories below ground), and then a cold bock beer with Dr. Morgan. The unlicensed and irresponsible medical advice for how to walk off some of the previous night’s revelry and begin drinking your way back into the Bockfest spirit is worth the price of admission alone. OTR history that you can’t get anywhere else, two lagering cellars, one beer, and questionable wisdom all begin at Washington Platform (1000 Elm Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202).