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Welcome to Northern Row


BREWERY & DISTILLERY - OPENING SUMMER 2018

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Welcome to Northern Row


BREWERY & DISTILLERY - OPENING SUMMER 2018

Crafted. Distilled. Revived.


Northern Row Brewery & Distillery is firmly established in the heart of Cincinnati’s unofficial but rapidly developing beer brewing district of Over-the-Rhine (OTR).  OTR is one of the largest intact urban historic districts in the country and hosts hotspots like Rhinegeist Brewery and Findlay Market.  

The name Northern Row is a tribute to the history of the local area.  Until 1849, today's Liberty Street was known as Northern Row and formed Cincinnati's northern boundary.  The area north of Liberty Street was the heart of Cincinnati's beer brewing industry.  Northern Row looks to take its place and help to restore this history to the OTR area! 

Cincinnati brewing (and related activities like shipping, malting, farming, and of course drinking), at one time made up one of the largest industries in the city.  In 1890, Cincinnati annually produced 4.2 barrels of beer per resident and shipped it across the nation and world; This made the city the 3rd largest beer producer in the country by population.  According to brewing industry figures for 1893, the per capita consumption of beer nationally was 16 gallons, compared to 40 in Cincinnati (or 2.5 times the national average).

By 1870, there were 36 breweries in the greater Cincinnati area, with at least 15 concentrated in Over-the-Rhine and another 3 in the West End.  Many established themselves north of Liberty Street, in what is now the Brewery District, especially along McMicken Avenue.  Prohibition in 1919 unfortunately drove most of the city’s breweries out of business forever, however, approximately 47 buildings from 14 different breweries still remain in OTR and the West End today.