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