Queen City Brewery Of Cincinnati

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jsquire  (277) St. Marys, Ohio | January 4, 2017
This is tucked away in an office park area. Plenty of parking. They have done what they can with the interior. The brewing is done on one side with the taproom on the other. Darts, Foosball , and giant Jenga provide some bar distraction. They had four of their own beers on tap. Really nothing interesting going on. A few of the owners were behind the bar on a Wednesday and were knowledgeable and attentive. I’m curious to see how this place grows.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu  (593) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 23, 2017
TQCBOC, cumbersome name and all, is situated in a little office/industrial strip just off the Reed Hartman/Cornell intersection in Blue Ash. They originally wanted to locate in East Walnut Hills but it didn’t work out. The interior has the vibe of a college house basement, with its drop ceiling, hanging Christmas lights to light the place, posters nailed to the wall without much thought, and seating made of old pallets. The bar seats 15, with heavy (seemingly used) bar stools lining it. The music was loud enough that I had trouble hearing the person next to me, as the place is small. They’re now serving pizzas from a nearby restaurant. The beer menu is backlit like a marquee but very small, and they didn’t have paper menus to read. They had 8 beers listed, but 2 were out. The rest were a couple IPAs, an APA, amber, brown, and honey blonde. Pretty basic selection, and the quality was mediocre-at-best homebrew. The kind your buddy makes and you’re polite and just happy it isn’t undrinkable. Still, that doesn’t make it good or worth ordering again, and that’s kind of a problem. If you’re doing basic styles you can get anywhere, and you’re not doing them well, then I have to ask: Who is this for? These guys had a disastrous, much maligned, terriibly misguided Kickstarter campaign a couple years ago that bombed. They seem like a bunch of young single bros without much of a clue, and it informs everything here, from the decor, to the vibe, to the easy-enough-to-drink-to-get-your-buds-wasted beer, to the awful branding, to the dumb name. They’re basic bros. I had to come here to satisfy my curiosity but I feel no need to come back, and once they start distributing, it’s not beer I’m going to buy. March First is now open and it’s a bit better than this, and there’s another Blue Ash brewery opening later in 2017. Firehouse Grill isn’t far away, and neither is Sammy’s. Now that you have better options in Blue Ash, let alone the broader area, there’s really no need to come here other than to check out a different place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JStax  (565) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | June 14, 2017
Visited in the evening on a Friday around 8:30 PM. They had their own dedicated parking in front of their opening in the industrial looking complex. Inside was fairly spacious. Lots of areas to sit. The bar was big enough for about 15 people. During my visit they had a good selection of beer on. Plenty of variety of their house beers. I enjoyed the quality of the beer as well. I would come back. The only real downside is how far it is from other stuff. Maybe that’s a per in somebody else’s opinion, though. During my visit the bartender mentioned they were the smaller brewery in operation in Cincy. That’s an interesting tidbit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock  (41) Cincinnati, Ohio | April 1, 2017
Tucked into part of a long industrial/office park complex, the inside is rather small but adequate. There isn’t that much parking in front but there might be more in back that I didn’t see. In addition to the diversions jsquire mentioned in this review, there is a computerized jukebox (something I’ve rarely if ever seen in a craft brewer’s taproom) and a couple of board/card games. Most of the tables and chairs are repurposed wood, with the smaller tables in the shape of the State of Ohio--nice touch. They had 8 of their own beers on tap during my visit. I arrived shortly after their 12 PM Saturday opening and was the only customer during the hour I was there. I ordered a sampler of four 5 ounce brews at the bar. They really need to work on the quality of the beer, or else I don’t see them being in business a year from now. No food except for a popcorn maker but you can order from a nearby restaurant and bring in your own. I’m glad I checked the place out but I don’t know if I’ll return unless a friend wants to check the place out
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99  (657) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 7, 2017| Updated April 8, 2017

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