Tunnels opens under The Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
Suzanne Murray, Suzanne.Murray@wcpo.com
6:36 PM, Sep 9, 2010
CINCINNATI - It was a big day in the Over-the-Rhine brewery district. An underground brewery tunnel that has been closed off since beforethe prohibition, isn't closed anymore.
It is now a part of the Christian Moerlein Brewery. The tunnel,which is under the brewery, was opened with a sledgehammer during aceremony today. The tunnel was part of the pre-prohibitionKauffman Brewery.
The President of the Brewery District, Steve Hampton explainedthe historic significance of the tunnels.
"Cincinnati was one of the the centers of brewing. It was oneimportant part of the culture and social life as well as theeconomic engine. Having Cincinnati's beer come back to the heart ofOver-the-Rhine is really just a great story, " said Hampton.
There are two "Over-the-Rhine When Beer Was King Walking Tours"this weekend:
Sept. 18, 3:10 p.m.
Sept. 19, 3:20 p.m.
There are also tours scheduled during Oktoberfest. You canregister online.