MadTree Brewing and Cincinnati Flower Show Create Collaboration Beer


CINCINNATI – MadTree Brewing and the Cincinnati Horticultural Society teamed up to create a special limited edition beer for the Cincinnati Flower Show called Hortense. Hortense is a crisp 5.1% ABV Saison ale brewed with nasturtium and cucumbers. The nasturtium flower, grown locally at Carriage House Farms, provides peppery undertones while the cucumber provides a hint of melon to compliment the fruity notes already present in the beer.

“This was a particularly fun beer to make since it required us to think a bit harder about ingredients that come from a flower garden,” said Jeff Hunt, MadTree Brewing co-founder. “The Saison style of beer is a traditional light and refreshing beer that has been enhanced by the nasturtium and cucumber.”

JW Fleckenstein, Director of The Cincinnati Flower Show, commented, “We are so excited about Hortense and our partnership with MadTree Brewing. This great tasting beer is a perfect fit for the show and helps us offer something special that appeals to a broad spectrum of people including young professionals throughout the Cincinnati area. “

A limited amount of 500ml bottles will first be available for purchase in the MadTree Taproom on Thursday, April 7 at 11AM with a limit of three bottles per person. Representatives from the Flower Show and Spring Fling will be on-site to talk more about the flowers used in Hortense and the many events happening at the show. Hortense bottles will also be available at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Yeatman’s Cove from April 13 – 17.

About MadTree Brewing Company

Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing made history when they opened in 2013 by becoming the first modern craft brewery to can its beer in Ohio. MadTree is in the process of constructing a new $18M brewery in Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood set to open by the end of 2016. MadTree is known for focusing more on great tasting beers rather than following traditional brewing style guidelines. Their award-winning beers are distributed throughout Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, Athens and Northern Kentucky. For more information about the beers, brewery, and tap room, visit or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

About The Cincinnati Horticultural Society and The Cincinnati Flower Show

The Cincinnati Flower Show is produced by the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation benefiting organizations that promote quality of life through horticulture. The Flower Show has been one of Cincinnati’s premier Spring events for the past 25 years featuring gorgeous gardens, fabulous florals, fine foods and entertaining events. This year, the show returns to beautiful Yeatman’s Cove along the banks of the Ohio River April 13 – 17. The show will feature an “International Adventure” in partnership with the Cincinnati USA Sister City Association.

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