Cincinnati: MadTree Brewing
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MadTree Brewing
Excellent based on 17 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

5164 Kennedy Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio United States 45213 [ print map ]
979 324 9452 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Wed: 4pm-10pm;Thurs: 4pm-12am;Fri: 4pm-1am;Sat: 12pm-1am;Sun: 12pm-8pm

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MadTree Brewing

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Beer Available At MadTree Brewing (arranged by most recent)
MadTree Shade 78, MadTree Ford The Mill , MadTree Dreamsicle 73, MadTree Watch This, Hold My Beer , MadTree Fresh 15 , MadTree Experimental Session Ale #006 , MadTree Vernal Beckoning , MadTree Ludo Down , MadTree Identity Crisis 94, MadTree Lemon Basil Blonde 66, MadTree Sol Drifter 61, MadTree Boysen The Hood 74, MadTree Hoff Stevens: Gnarly Brown (Coffee, Vanilla) , MadTree Blood Orange PsycHOPathy , MadTree The Mechanic , MadTree Radicle Orbit , MadTree Trunk Series: Joon , Breckenridge / MadTree Saison Ridge 71, MadTree Doubleplusgood 95, MadTree Seeds & Stems
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17 reviews for MadTree Brewing
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  84%
 Selection  75%
 Food  55%
 Value  77%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine  (293) Indiana | April 18, 2013| Updated March 22, 2015
Iíve been waiting for MadTree to open for awhile, am am excited that it finally has! The ambiance is nice with an open floor plan (you can view the brewery from the bar) and darts and cornhole. The selection is good, as is the beer, and the staff is great. No food yet, but they do get food trucks to come by regularly. Theyíre also canning already!!! I canít wait to watch these guys grow, and Iím expecting BIG things! Update: Their selection is expanding and they have food trucks stop by as well. Theyíre doing great, and Iím happy to see it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous  (99) Lexington, Kentucky | August 23, 2015
Spacious taproom with a broad selection of uncanned offerings. Pizza place within the taproom with good pizza (owned by another company). Must stop.
Capa  (330) Kitsap, Washington | March 18, 2015
MadTree is a medium industrial brewery with a taproom wedged in the end of the building. They recently added a full time pizza joint, Catch a Fire pizza, so food is available. The pizza is quite good from what Iím told. The pub has a nice "L" shaped bar in the rear with plenty of tables around it. It has a decent patio out back for smoking and whatnot. It has an overall industrial vibe, with a large garage door that opens up and provides a lot of the light for the space. The active brewery is separated front he taproom but a low fence/wall that really puts the patron in the brewery. A nice place with all the sites, sounds, and smells of an active brewery.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | March 12, 2015
(Visited 02/2015 during Cincinnati Beer Week): MadTree is located on Kennedy Avenue off I-71 on the northeast side of Cincinnati. There is no parking "lot" per se but plenty of room to park along the building and in a larger area past it.

The inside opens to a large space with the brewery taking up the right side and the bar/tasting room on the left, which makes for a pretty immersive feel. There are several hightop communal tables and a bar in the rear. There is a large board behind the bar listing the available beers, and a fenced roof over the bar where patrons can throw money for charity. A few TVs around the bar as well.

MadTree has around 16 beers on tap (plus a root beer), and sampler flights are available. Aside from the flagship stuff, they had Cincy Beer Week BlackTart, OTPHJ, Bourbon Barrel Aged Happy Amber, Lemon Basil Blonde, Belgo Axis Mundi and Galaxy High on my visit. The beers were all pretty good.

Service on a busy Saturday afternoon was pretty good. The bartenders were friendly and provided all our samples quickly.

I did not have food on this visit, but it looks like they have gone to a more permanent onsite option in addition to (or instead of) food trucks.

Overall this is a fun brewery taproom to visit in Cincy and I would definitely come back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
kulliman  (2) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 31, 2014
MadTree is a small 13,000 square foot brewery with a tap room. They are open to the public for walk in or private events. I have been to a couple of private events there, so my impression is based solely on that type of experience and not of someone just walking in off the street. They have a nice selection of their own beer on tap. They are constantly experimenting with new beers that you can try or you can try one of their standard beers that can be found in stores. Iím not sure what kind of food, if any that they serve to walk in customers. When I was there for private functions, it was catered Mexican food both times. They also offer tours of the brewery which I went on and found very interesting and enjoyable. They have one of my favorite beers called Identity Crises which they describe as a hoppy porter. I really wish they would can and sell it in stores along with their others. MadTree has been growing fast and apparently is in the process of expanding their facilities, so I would expect to see lots of improvements on some of the things lacking in their tap room.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06  (42) Ohio | December 28, 2014
One of my more regular stops, plenty of taps, they do samples of any beer, can be crowded and at times difficult to get served, brewers, bartenders are friendly, i like it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34  (482) Chicago, Illinois | December 8, 2014
Small space, but I love the outdoor fencing that looks like a maze. Busy is cool, but so crowded isnít cool. 16 beers on tap, but not really descriptive as to what is there. The quality of the beers was really low. 4 beer flight and they were all meh. Even the psychopthy, wasnít very good. I might give another shot, but trip wasnít very exciting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99  (509) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 1, 2014| Updated May 16, 2015
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
beername99  (8) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 29, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick  (159) Cincyucky, Kentucky | March 30, 2014
Went on a late Saturday evening. Parking was a life sized Tetris game. The inside was filled with hipsters and roller derby enthusiasts. Very busy and crowded. 12 taps with their own beers and several TVs showing the elite 8 NCAA games. Decent value. Service was friendly and comical despite the crowd. Pizza truck was outside. Would love to return on a slow day and get a flight. The look on the bartenderís face when a customer asked if they offered flights was priceless: yes, but weíre flipping busy as all get out and you have got to be kidding me but Iíll do it because yes it is on the menu you inconsiderate prick but I didnít say that because I am a professional.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm  (115) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 14, 2014
Ahh, this place rocks. My most local brewery, and Iím very proud of it. Very good vibes here, especially when theyíre not busy. Lately, though, theyíve been getting very busy. Pretty much every "busy" night -- Fridays, Saturdays... Itís too packed for me to enjoy myself. Good for them, yeah, but you gotta go to this place during slow hours to really appreciate it. Not only is it more comfortable, but the super-chill brewers and owners that run this place will treat you like a part of their own crew. Itís a neat little space... Big open warehouse, with brewing equipment and taproom separated only by a 4 ft tall fence. Nice kind of modern tap room. Good amount of their own beers on tap. Tasters are reasonably priced. No dedicated kitchen but they get some of the best catering and food trucks in town to come by frequently. they charge $5 for almost all of their pints, in a town where unfortunately the new standard is creeping on $6. In the running for one of my favorite brewpubs in town. Love these guys.

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