You’ll run for beer? Then we have the perfect event for you! The Sixth Annual Bockfest 5K happens Saturday morning at 10A, March 3, right in the middle of Bockfest Weekend! Run (or walk) past many of the historic brewery sites throughout OTR, then celebrate your finish with a cold one at Bockfest Hall as the Bockfest party gets started early with food, music and lots of fun! Proceeds support the Brewery District and the Brewing Heritage Trail. Remember, the Bockfest 5K is part of the Christian Moerlein Beer Series, so if you want to be a Brew Hog, you need to do all three events (Bockfest 5K, Little Kings Mile, Hudepohl 14K or 7K). Get your series started at the Bockfest 5K! Sign up today at www.runbeerseries.com.
Beer & Bygone Days Series
The Brewery Stage will host speakers, presentations, displays, authors, stein and breweriana collections, homebrewing demonstrations, and of course plenty of cold bock beer. The Series is FREE and open to the public from 12P-5P!
There is also a special beer tasting class w/ multiple samples and food pairings, to learn flavors and what to look for from a certified beer judge. 2PM on Saturday, get tickets HERE.
Presentations and displays will include TBA
Steins, bottles, advertising signs, and other breweriana including many historic Cincinnati brands will be on display and for sale, including FREE appraisals of your items!
HOMEBREWING COMPETITION AND DEMONSTRATION
The Bloatarian Brewing League is again sponsoring the annual Bockfest Home Brew Competition. The competition is BJCP-sanctioned, and BJCP points are awarded. The Christian Moerlein Brewing company selects one entry from the Traditional Bock (5B) category to be used to produce the limited-edition Schoenling Bock the following year. The 2019 Schoenling Bock is the winning entry from 2018, is tapped at a special event the week before Bockfest, and will only be available at Bockfest venues. Get more information and register HERE.
Join us for the ALL NEW Bock Tour, a 90 minute walking tour! Your tour starts at Bockfest Hall, and visits the historic Hudepohl Brewery's bottling plant and lagering cellars for an immersive experience with music, re-enactors, and historic spaces. Along the way, you'll learn how the long ago beer drinkers, beer makers, and beer barons made this neighborhood. Upon your return to Bockfest Hall, you will be treated to a complimentary beer (21+ please) and all the fantastic fun of Bockfest.
Check available times and get tickets HERE.
Bock bier is the rich, complex, malty, low-hop style of lager that we celebrate every year at Bockfest. We are excited to offer over a dozen different bock biers this year at Bockfest Hall, see them all HERE.
Saturday afternoon also hosts the Bock Beer Experience, where you can purchase a tasting ticket for all 15 bock beers on draft. Get details and tickets HERE.
There are lots of great food options at Bockfest Hall from our wonderful vendors, see them all HERE.