Christian Moerlein Brewing Company – Christian Moerlein was Cincinnati’s largest pre-Prohibition Brewery, expanding its Over-the-Rhine location to become one of the most prolific breweries in the United States. The name was revived by the Hudepohl Brewing Company in 1981 to brew one of America’s first craft beers. The Moerlein craft line introduced a bock in 1992 and an event to promote the beer gave rise to Bockfest™. Today, the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company is an invaluable sponsor.
Brewery District CURC - The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. is a non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of Over-the-Rhine’s Brewery District and the celebration of Cincinnati ‘s brewing heritage. The Brewery District provides major financial support to Bockfest™. The event would not be possible without the Brewery District’s help, and the Brewery District functions with the help of volunteers and members like YOU.
Arnold ‘s Bar & Grill – is the oldest saloon in the City of Cincinnati , founded in 1861 and in continuous operation ever since – straight through Prohibition. Arnold’s was the first bar to serve the modern Christian Moerlein, receiving delivery from Hudepohl in a horse-drawn wagon. Proprietor Ronda Breeden and her staff, dedicate both time and major financial assistance to the event. Bockfest™ would not be possible without their help.
The Johnson Foundation – Established in 2008, the mission of The Johnson Foundation is to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati and Greater Roanoke regions through thoughtful grantmaking. Our efforts are focused on the following two service areas: Urban Affairs: The Foundation is committed to serving nonprofits whose organizations contribute to the vibrancy of Cincinnati’s urban core, with a special focus on community engagement and community development projects. Animals/Animal Welfare: The Foundation supports local nonprofit organizations that promote the care, conservation and prevention of cruelty to animals.
Queen City Sausage – Throughout the century, and for more than 100 years, Cincinnati’s historic West End was known as “Porkopolis,” with over 40 separate shops producing the fine meat products for the rest of the nation. It was the old-world recipes and traditions handed down from generation to generation that made it a meat-packing hub. In 1965, Elmer Hensler joined forces with Cincinnati’s best “spice man,” Alois Stadler, and master sausage-maker, George Nagel, to create Queen City Sausage. Using authentic German recipes, together they earned a reputation for making the best sausage in all of Porkopolis. Now, what was once populated by 40 different meat shops, is now the backdrop to one fine craft sausage-maker. Queen City Sausage is Porkopolis, and no one is more delighted than Elmer Hensler himself. The little meat shop that started with a dream and a whole lot of dedication has transformed into the region’s largest locally-owned and operated sausage producer. At age 81, Elmer is engaged every day like the first to ensure the craft-sausage tradition he defined lives on forever.
Servatii’s – Wilhelm Gottenbusch, a German immigrant, came to the United States after traveling around the world from Poland to Australia and on an international freighter. In 1963 Wilhelm opened his first bakery in Hyde Park. Wilhelm’s sons Gary and Greg have both apprenticed in Germany earning their journeyman status –Greg in pastry and Gary in baking. All together they work to uphold the values set forth by Wilhelm Gottenbusch 50 years ago in his one bakery. Servatii has enjoyed creating special memories for the Cincinnati area for the last 50 years and is looking forward to creating many more over the years to come.
Decal Impressions – Decal Impressions has been located in Over-the-Rhine and the West End for over 30 years, staying ahead of the latest technology and providing the highest quality printing for banners and signs. The company is also a proud and ardent supporter of revitalizing Cincinnati ‘s urban core. Decal Impressions provides major in-kind support to Bockfest™, including the banner that crosses Main St.
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Mecklenburg Gardens – “Where food is an art and the setting is history” At Mecklenburgs you and your guests will enjoy the ambiance of our 19th century building, which is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The restaurant has the original Germanic architectural elements intact, including heavy timber beams, stained glass windows, fireplaces, immense mahogany bar and several wood paneled rooms. The 100 year old grape vines flourish in the outdoor gardens, creating a beautiful setting for an outdoor party from April through October. Additionally, our Banquet Haus has an antique oak bar, full service buffet table, wood dance floor and provides space for up to 100 guests. Mecklenburg Gardens takes great pride in offering something for everyone. Our menu consists of everything from traditional German dishes to innovative American cuisine.
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German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati – In the 1800s and early 1900s, Over-the-Rhine was inhabited predominately by German-Americans; and even German-American societies that were largely composed of people who lived elsewhere met in German Over-the-Rhine. Historically, these societies were plentiful and held many different interests – from sport and dance to politics and culture. The modern embodiment of that umbrella organization is the German American Citizens League. GACL President, Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, and members William Kraeling and Chuck Deitz have become a critical component of Bockfest™ organization, coordinating entertainment and building the vision of both Continental Sunday and Bockfest™ in general.
MOMs – Merchants of Main was originally founded to help facilitate Bockfest™. The brainchild of a Hudepohl-Schoenling beer rep, Bockfest™ grew and fostered many of its Renaissance Over-the-Rhine themes as a result of Over-the-Rhine pioneers like Jim Tarbell (then owner of Arnold’s and Grammer’s), Terry Carter (original owner of Neon’s), and Julie Fay, the long-time and tireless President of MOMs who has been critical to the development and livelihood of Bockfest™. MOMs pays for the carriages that place local notables in the parade, covers Schnitzel’s costs for leading it (including the whiskey that diva demands), and plays a central role in organization.
Creative Department – Founded in 1992, Creative Department is an innovative Cincinnati, Ohio advertising, branding and marketing ad agency providing traditional and interactive strategy, and management services.
Michel Keidel of CG Marketing – Michel Keidel, Creative Director of CG Marketing, takes the art of Jim Effler and transforms it into the Bockfest™ print. The co-creator of the Bockfest™ look, Michel is an artist who specializes in multimedia advertising.
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