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German immigrant George Wiedemann began brewing at the original Wiedemann brewery in Newport, Kentucky, in August of 1870. Today, 150 years later, we remain dedicated to the great brewing tradition of this iconic local brand! Join us this weekend in raising a glass to a Cincinnati original! We’ll be celebrating with live music all weekend on the Beer Garden stage and serving up plenty of FINE BEERS to mark the occasion!

Cincinnati’s Longest-Running Beer Brand
Wiedemann’s is Cincinnati’s longest-running beer brand and Northern Kentucky’s most successful consumer brand of all time. Aside from a break during the latter half of Prohibition (it continued brewing until 1927) and a brief interlude from 2007-2012, Wiedemann’s flagship Bohemian Special Brew has been on the market continuously since 1870. Its Royal Amber beer was crowned the best beer in America in a nationwide blind taste test in the 1970s.

Once George Wiedemann struck out on his own in Newport, his beers quickly found favor among the region’s many German descendants, and his brewery grew to be the largest in the Southeastern United States by 1900. The beers were eventually sold across the country and overseas. Founder George Wiedemann was inducted into the Cincinnati Beer Baron Hall of Fame in 2017.

A Reboot in 2012
The Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. was revived in 2012 by beer journalist Jon Newberry and his wife Betsy, who developed a fondness for Bohemian beers while living in Prague in the early 1990s. They opened the Wiedemann Brewery & Taproom in 2018 with enthusiastic support from the Wiedemann family.

The new microbrewery complex in St. Bernard includes a tree-lined beer garden, a spacious sundeck, and an old-school taproom/tavern filled with Wiedemann’s memorabilia. The site is adjacent to the former Miami & Erie Canal, the side wall of which still stands just south of the beer garden.

Cheers to More Beers!
In addition to 42 taps pouring its many world-class craft beers – all brewed on site — the taproom includes a full-service kitchen and eight big-screen TVs for catching all the Cincinnati Reds’ games.

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Beers that put
a smile on your face

Wiedemann’s free-wheeling brewers Steve Shaw and Austin Smith create innovative, tasty and refreshing beers that aren’t limited by strict adherence to industry style guidelines. Whatever your preference in beer styles, you’ll find something – probably quite a few things – to like among their diverse and always changing lineup of lagers and ales.

We don’t try to please everyone with every beer, but with 42 taps, we know you’ll find something that you can’t get enough of. As Steve likes to say, his best beer is still to come, so c’mon along for the ride.

Wiedemann’s free-wheeling brewers Steve Shaw and Austin Smith are creating innovative, tasty and refreshing beers that aren’t limited by strict adherence to industry style guidelines. Whatever your preference in beer styles, you’ll find something – probably quite a few things – to like among their diverse and always changing lineup of lagers and ales.

We don’t try to please everyone with every beer, but with 42 taps coming your way, we know you’ll find something that you can’t get enough of. As Steve likes to say, his best beer is still to come, so c’mon along for the ride.

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NO STRANGERS, JUST FRIENDS
YOU HAVEN’T MET YET

The new Wiedemann Brewery in St. Bernard features a cozy tavern-like taproom, a spacious sundeck and a tree-lined Bohemian Beer Garden where beer lovers can get together with family and friends to share the gemutlichkeit.

“Let’s Get Together” is more than our slogan, it’s our way of enjoying life and creating memories — through an appreciation for fine beer, good taste and good cheer. Pay us a visit and see for yourself. Sample our beers, have a bite to eat from our in-house kitchen, and take home some cold Wiedemann’s beer … always fresh from the barrel.

The new Wiedemann Brewery in St. Bernard features a cozy tavern-like taproom, a spacious sundeck and a tree-lined Bohemian Beer Garden where beer lovers can get together with family and friends to share the gemutlichkeit.

“Let’s Get Together” is more than our slogan, it’s our way of enjoying life and creating memories — through an appreciation for fine beer, good taste and good cheer. Pay us a visit and see for yourself. Sample our beers, have a bite to eat from our in-house kitchen, and take home some cold Wiedemann’s beer … always fresh from the barrel.

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Light Bites to
Right the Night

In addition to world-class beers, the Wiedemann Brewery features a full kitchen with a menu of classic sandwiches, sausages and appetizers. Feast on a Wiediewurst, enjoy a Wiediedog, or sink your teeth into a juicy Brewhemian Burger. Open for lunch, dinner and late night snacks.

In addition to world-class beers, the Wiedemann Brewery features a full kitchen with a menu of classic sandwiches, sausages and appetizers. Feast on a Wiediewurst, enjoy a Wiediedog, or sink your teeth into a juicy Brewhemian Burger. Open for lunch, dinner and late night snacks.

DRINK IN THE HISTORY
OF A CINCINNATI ORIGINAL

Wiedemann’s Bohemian Special Brew has been the local favorite for more than 100 years. After decades of changing ownership and jumping from one out-of-town brewery to another, we’ve brought back the authentic Bohemian recipe — light-bodied, flavorful and refreshing – and returned Wiedemann’s to local ownership and management.

Why drink that out-of-town brew when you can enjoy a local classic — fresh from the barrel and true to its Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky roots?

And we’ve added a host of new brews that run the gamut of styles. Pilsners, porters, IPAs, wheat beers, stouts, sours, goses, and many, many more. Our brewers Steve Shaw and Austin Smith are constantly creating new brews for you to try. Stop in today and let ’em know what you think. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Wiedemann’s Bohemian Special Brew has been the local favorite for more than 100 years. After decades of changing ownership and jumping from one out-of-town brewery to another, we’ve brought back the authentic Bohemian recipe — light-bodied, flavorful and refreshing – and returned Wiedemann’s to local ownership and management.

Why drink that out-of-town brew when you can enjoy a local classic — fresh from the barrel and true to its Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky roots?

150 years of beer
the Wiedemann’s Story

German immigrant George Wiedemann began brewing Wiedemann’s Fine Beer way back in 1870. He had moved from Cincinnati, where he was brewmaster at Kauffmann Brewery in Over-the-Rhine, to Newport, where he partnered with John Butcher at the Jackson Street Brewery. That’s where Wiedemann’s beer was born and the legend began.

George later bought out his partner and incorporated as the Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. in 1878. A few years later he bought the Constans Brewery in Newport, adding a large malt house and hillside lagering cellars to his operations.

Wiedemann’s quickly grew to be among the area’s favorite beers, including a golden Bohemian lager for which it’s still famous today. Thirst-quenching and always refreshing, Wiedemann’s beers were known throughout the region for their full flavor and consistent high quality. And the Wiedemann brewery’s open-air taproom became a popular gathering place for the community.

That’s the time-tested tradition to which the new brewery in St. Bernard is still dedicated. Stop in and taste it for yourself, fresh from the barrel.

VISIT CINCINNATI’S OLDEST
NEW BREWERY

The original Wiedemann Brewery in Newport was the largest ever in the Cincinnati area, and we’re thrilled to bring it back home for tens of thousands of loyal Wiedie fans.

The new taproom complex and beer garden in St. Bernard pays tribute to the rooftop beer garden that Wiedemann operated for decades above its bottleshop on Columbia Street. It’s conveniently located at the crossroads of several major highways and urban thoroughfares — right on Vine Street in the center of it all.

Free parking is abundant in a safe and walkable St. Bernard business district — day or night. See a map of available parking spots here. And please check out our neighboring businesses while you’re in the area. St. Bernard has a lot to offer — eat, drink, work and play.

Our goal has been to preserve the legendary brand that the Wiedemann family created and to help revive the local brewing traditions it played such a big role in nurturing over the past 150 years. Let’s Get Together and celebrate all the good things in life that great beer, great bars and great breweries have given us!

The original Wiedemann Brewery in Newport was the largest ever in the Cincinnati area, and we’re thrilled to bring it back home for tens of thousands of loyal Wiedie fans.

The new taproom complex and beer garden in St. Bernard will pay tribute to the rooftop beer garden that Wiedemann operated for decades above its bottleshop on Columbia Street.

Free public parking at (or very near) Wiedemann Brewery

Free parking is abundant in a safe and walkable St. Bernard business district — day or night. See a map of available parking spots here. And please check out our neighboring businesses while you’re in the area. St. Bernard has a lot to offer — eat, drink, work and play.

Let’s Get Together and celebrate all the good things in life that great beer, great bars and great breweries have given us!

The Brew House

The Tap Room

The Deck

The Beer Canal

The Canal Bed

Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co.

4811 Vine Street

Cincinnati, OH 45217



Phone: 513.482.6970

Email: info@wiedemannbeer.com
Taproom Hours:

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
  • Friday: 11am-11pm
  • Saturday: Noon-11pm
  • Sunday: Noon-6pm

Drive-thru and Carry-out Hours:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 11am-9pm
  • Saturday: Noon-9pm
  • Kitchen closes at 9pm
  • Sunday: Noon-6pm


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