Long lovers of local beer, Cincinnati is chugging when it comes to the craft beer industry. We know Sam Adams brews a lot of beer in Cin City. Cincy’s Rhinegeist Brewery has taken over the Midwest, and Mad Tree Brewing Co. is starting construction on its $18 million brewery, taproom, beer garden and event center in the southern Ohio city. And let’s not forget about Cincinnati’s Fifty West Brewing Co., which just announced the grand opening of its new production facility, Fifty West Production Works.
The long-awaited expansion is located at the former Hahana Beach property at 7605 Wooster Pike. The facility houses four 40-barrel fermenters and is estimated to produce between 4,000 to 5,000 bbls in its first year alone. The brewpub currently produces between 1,500 to 2,000 bbls annually, so this expansion will allow Fifty West to produce nearly four times as much beer annually. In addition to expanding its production capabilities, the new facility will also act as the perfect spot for groups to gather and enjoy a brew after partaking in one of the many outdoor-centric activities provided by Fifty West — whether it be cycling, canoeing, kayaking, rafting or playing volleyball. Enjoy these photos of the grand unveiling.