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- BREWERY TYPE
- Production - Regional
1910 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA
- Our name, Rhinegeist, translates to "Ghost of the Rhine" and refers to our place in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati. Built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895), we brew 20bbl batches of beer that sing with flavor.
- ANNUAL PRODUCTION
Experimentation runs deep in our ethos here at Rhinegeist. Each day we strive to make the best beer we can, focused on quality & consistency. That said, the creative act of coming up with new recipes and experimenting to see how different techniques and ingredients represent themselves in the final beer is one of the most compelling things we do. There is a degree of alchemy – yeast does its work behind stainless steel walls – and raw ingredients simply do not taste exactly like the final product, so we must brew with them to find out how certain ingredients will express themselves.
Cincinnati-based Rhinegeist Brewery announces its expansion into Pittsburgh and all across Southwestern Pennsylvania, making their beers and ciders available in the Keystone State for the first time. Rhinegeist will be procurable on draft in the Steel City starting March 6th, 2017, and in 12oz six and four pack cans in May.
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery continued its impressive growth in 2016, increasing production more than 80 percent, to 56,500 barrels. In a recent year-in-review, shared with Brewbound, co-founder Bryant Goulding said his company released 96 different offerings last year, including 24 pale ales and 17 IPAs.
Seven months after it launched its cider brand, Cidergeist, throughout Massachusetts, Cincinnati-based Rhinegeist Brewery this week said it would begin distributing its core beer offerings to the Bay State as well. And Bell’s Brewery today announced formal plans to expand distribution to Texas in 2017, inking agreements with 14 distributors throughout the state.
Sweetwater Brewing today announced plans to broaden its reach in Texas, expanding distribution to the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas via Ben E. Keith Company; Fast-growing Rhinegeist Brewery will formally launch in the Cleveland market this week, inking an agreement with House of La Rose Inc., according to a Cleveland.com report.
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Cincinnati-based Rhinegeist Brewery announces expansion of Cidergeist, the brewery’s craft cider brand, into Boston and across the state of Massachusetts. Rhinegeist Brewery will partner with Massachusetts Beverage Alliance to distribute both Semi Dry and Dry Hopped ciders. Cidergeist can be found on draft and in 12oz six packs in Massachusetts’s bars, restaurants, liquor and grocery stores beginning March 1, 2016.
Want to know why the “long tail” of craft is growing faster than 350 percent, according to research firm IRI Worldwide? Look no further than Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist brewery, which tripled production to more than 31,000 barrels in just its second full year of business. Rhinegeist, which only sells its beer in Ohio and Kentucky, is one of a growing number of well-capitalized and entrepreneurial-minded craft startups outpacing category growth by brewing dozens of different styles and overinvesting in sales personnel.
Rhinegeist Brewery is proud to announce a new brand and product offering with the launch of Cidergeist Hard Ciders. Why cider? We consider ourselves adventurers, explorers of the new, and Cidergeist allows us to play in a lighter and drier zone than beer is able to achieve, introducing a flavor profile more akin to white wine and refreshing in a uniquely fruity way.
Heidelberg Distributing will be assuming distribution of Rhinegeist Brewery’s beer in Kentucky, ensuring uninterrupted and expanded availability of Rhinegeist’s products. Riverghost Distributing will remain intact as a wine and spirits wholesaler, already possessing a stellar portfolio of French & Italian wines imported by WineCraft, alongside some notable domestic producers like Bonny Doon, Domaine De La Côte, and Donkey & Goat.
After eight months of self-distributing its products, a change in Kentucky law has forced a Cincinnati, OH-based beer company to find a local wholesaler. While Rhinegeist Brewery-owned Riverghost Distributing won’t be getting out of the wholesaling business altogether, it has sold the distribution rights to its parent company’s fast-growing beer brand to rival Heidelberg Distributing.
The IPA continues to reign as the most popular style in American craft beer, but just how big could the style get in an industry that proudly touts a bevy of diverse flavors? According to Dan Wandel, principal of Beverage Alcohol Clients Insights for IRI, the IPA style alone is positioning itself to leap ahead of the entire “Progressive Adult Beverage” category in terms of popularity.
The Kentucky State Senate today approved House House Bill 168, the divisive “beer bill.” It clarifies that a brewery cannot also operate a wholesale business. After a month of hearings and lobbying from various industry groups, HB 168 passed with a vote of 23-13 and will now head to Gov. Steve Beshear’s desk to be signed into law. The bill would force Anheuser-Busch to close down or sell two distributorships it owns in the state.