Inside St. Bernard's Wiedemann Brewing Co., Back with Craft Beer and Bites

Greater Cincinnati just got another brewery, and it’s a name you may know well. Wiedemann Brewing Co. closed in 1983 after more than a century in operation in Newport. Locals Jon and Betsy Newberry bought the rights to the name in 2012 and planned to reopen in Northern Kentucky. The financing for those plans fell through, but the couple pushed on and found a space in Saint Bernard, plus investors and loans.

On June 26, Wiedemann opened on Vine Street in a historic former funeral home.

“We hope Wiedemann can help bring back the fun and community spirit that has been a big part of Cincinnati’s neighborhood taverns and beer culture for so many decades," said Jon Newberry in a press release. "We’re brewing some of the tastiest craft brews in town, and we welcome beer lovers of all ages to get together in friendly downtown Saint Bernard.”

In addition to "innovative, tasty and refreshing" beers crafted by brewers Steve Shaw and Austin Smith, the brewery also has a full kitchen, serving bar bites like sandwiches, sausages and appetizers for lunch, dinner and late-night.

Wiedemann's is located at 4811 Vine St., Saint Bernard. More info: facebook.com/wiedemannbeer

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Inside St. Bernard's Wiedemann Brewing Co., Back with Craft Beer and Bites
On June 26, Wiedemann reopened on Vine Street in a historic former funeral home.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
On June 26, Wiedemann reopened on Vine Street in a historic former funeral home.
The bar currently has about 10 beers to choose from, but are adding more.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The bar currently has about 10 beers to choose from, but are adding more.
Brad's Belgian Blonde Ale
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Brad's Belgian Blonde Ale
There is a small room where guests can play board games
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
There is a small room where guests can play board games
Inside St. Bernard's Wiedemann Brewing Co., Back with Craft Beer and Bites
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The chicken wings were really, really good
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The chicken wings were really, really good
The brewing room
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The brewing room
Inside St. Bernard's Wiedemann Brewing Co., Back with Craft Beer and Bites
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The basement has a chilled room to store plenty of beer kegs
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The basement has a chilled room to store plenty of beer kegs