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.
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.
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
The local restaurants and food trucks expected to be offering up delicious bites:
The Beerded Pig
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.