The local craft brewers had such a great time at Cincinnati Craft Beer only Oktoberfest that they didn’t want to wait until October to do it again. Introducing Starkbier Fest! Held March 23, Starkbier fest will once again be held at Listermann Brewing Company in Norwood, Ohio and will feature beers from local breweries only. The idea for a Starkbier Festival goes back to the 1700s when the German monks made strong beers for their nutritional values to help them get through fasting during Lent. All of the beers present were 7.5% or higher. Continuing with this tradition, most of the beers present at the Cincy Starkbier Fest will be 7.5% or higher and all will be made right here in Cincinnati.
The Breweries involved are: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Morelein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, Mad Tree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Quaff Bros, Triple Digit, and Listermann. Some of these breweries are making beers JUST for this event!
Like the Oktoberfest held last year, this event will be family friendly, have live music and serve traditional food. More info on the music and food venders will be provided later. The event will start at 9 a.m. with Kegs and Eggs in the tasting room. The ceremonial keg tapping will be held at 10 a.m. We all know how weather in March can be so we took the guessing out of the equation. There will be tents with walls and heaters so the event will go on rain or shine.
We have a new Facebook page, Starkbier Fest ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Starkbier-Fest/286284108160446?ref=hl),
and twitter account, StarkBierCincy, so join the conversation on those for the most up to date information.
For special accommodations or questions, call Listermann’s at 513-731-1130 or email Jason at [email protected]
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I really enjoyed this event, even more than I did this past fall's craft beer only Oktoberfest. Based on most of the beers I had at this festival, I feel secure in saying that the Cincinnati area craft brewers have really arrived and can hold their own against damn near any brewer. Cheers!