CINCINNATI -- The wait is finally over.
MadTree Brewing's "2.0" brewery and taproom, located at 3301 Madison Road in Oakley, opens for business at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The opening of the new 50,000-square-foot facility comes less than a year after MadTree's owners announced their $18 million expansion project in March 2016. MadTree's new facility will bring 50 jobs into the city of Cincinnati, with plans to add 40 more jobs in the next three years.
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MadTree opened its original Columbia Township facility in January 2013, and the original taproom permanently closed on Saturday.
The new facility has 64 taps, a 10,000-square-foot beer garden, two event spaces, a 200-space parking lot, a taproom and a much larger Catch-a-Fire pizza kitchen.
The new taproom's hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday through Sunday.
MadTree's owners also will host a 14-hour grand opening party and their fourth annual Winter Bonanza this Saturday. Winter Bonanza, which runs 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., will feature more than 70 beers, live music and bites from local food trucks and restaurants. Guests 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
Local restaurants and food trucks that will be serving food include:
- Catch-a-Fire Café
- The Beerded Pig
- C'est Cheese
- Empanadas Aqui
- Maribelle's eat + drink
- Red Sesame Korean BBQ
The live music lineup includes:
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: DJ Soul Step
- 2 to 3 p.m.: Zebras in Public
- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Modern Aquatic
- 5 to 8 p.m.: DJ Jackson Rouse
- 8 to 9 p.m.: Founding Fathers
- 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Multimagic
- 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.: DJ Fuseamania
It's a family-friendly event, but large crowds are expected Saturday evening. MadTree 2.0 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.