MadTree 2.0 grand opening will be a 14-hour party with more than 70 beers

Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 08:30:28-05

CINCINNATI -- MadTree is officially opening its new "2.0" brewery and taproom with a 14-hour party featuring more than 70 beers, live music, and bites from local food trucks and restaurants.

The grand opening starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 and lasts until 1 a.m. Feb. 12. The new state-of-the-art space on Madison Road in Oakley also features a beer garden, private event spaces, more parking and more bathrooms.

The craft brewery poured $18 million into the new complex by renovating the former RockTenn building, a brownfield site.

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MadTree's move brings 50 jobs into the city of Cincinnati, with plans to add 40 more jobs in the next three years.

Guests at the grand-opening party -- which also doubles as a fourth-anniversary celebration -- can expect a full lineup of current MadTree beers, along with tappings throughout the day of special beers from MadTree and other craft breweries, including:

  • Bell's
  • Columbus Brewing Co.
  • Creature Comforts
  • Fat Head's
  • Jackie O's
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
  • Little Fish
  • Modern Times
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Sun King
  • Upland

The local restaurants and food trucks expected to be offering up delicious bites:

  • Catch-a-Fire Café
  • The Beerded Pig
  • C'est Cheese
  • Empanadas Aqui
  • Maribelle's eat + drink
  • Red Sesame Korean BBQ

And the live music lineup:

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: DJ Soul Step
  • 2-3 p.m.: Zebras in Public
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Modern Aquatic
  • 5-8 p.m.: DJ Jackson Rouse
  • 8-9 p.m.: Founding Fathers
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.: Multimagic
  • 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.: DJ Fuseamania

MadTree has free parking, with an overflow lot at the Crossroads Church Annex lot (although cars must be removed by 8 a.m. Sunday). The brewery strongly encourages ride-sharing and taxis.

It's a family-friendly event, but large crowds are expected Saturday evening. Pets won't be allowed because of the crowds.

The taproom opens to the public at 11 a.m. Feb. 7, a few days before the big bash.