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.
Horseshoe Casino – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is being built in the northeast corner of downtown Cincinnati and is scheduled to open on March 4, 2013. Projected to attract nearly 6 million annual visits to the downtown, Horseshoe Cincinnati will be another high-profile addition to the city’s impressive sports, entertainment, music and cultural destinations. The estimated $400 million new development will create nearly 1,700 casino jobs.
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 paid 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. Proprietors, Ronda and Bret Androski, dedicate both time and major financial assistance to the event. Bockfest would not be possible without their help.
Rookwood Pottery Company – In what is one of the more unique stories of art and architecture, Rookwood Pottery traces its roots in Cincinnati, Ohio back more than 100 years ago. World-renowned for impeccable design and craftsmanship, they continue to embrace this tradition of excellence with inspiring designs and original standards for exceptional quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over-the-Rhine Foundation -Working to improve this historically significant neighborhood since 1992. We believe that Over-the-Rhine is more than simply a community worth preserving. It is the heart of Cincinnati and the key to a better future, not only for OTR – but for the region as well. The OTRF embraces our mission to preserve, protect and celebrate Over-the-Rhine by creating an Ecologically Sustainable, urban community. We work in collaboration with like-minded organizations, dedicated to re-inventing Over-the Rhine as an exemplary, diverse neighborhood in which to live, work and play.
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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