Rare Beer Fest Brings More Than 50 National Breweries to Rhinegeist in Over-the-Rhine

The fest features "rare and sought-after offerings from breweries not normally accessible to the Ohio market."

click to enlarge Rare Beer Fest - Photo: Provided by Rhinegeist
Photo: Provided by Rhinegeist
Rare Beer Fest

For the first time since the onset of the pandemic, Rare Beer Fest is returning to Rhinegeist's taproom in Over-the-Rhine.

The festival, which launched in 2017, brings together more than 50 breweries from across the country, serving "rare and sought-after offerings...not normally accessible to the Ohio market," per a release.

Rare Beer Fest is divided into two sessions: noon-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Oct. 29.

Tickets are $55 general admission and $85 VIP and are available at  etix.com. Admission includes 12 sample tickets and a branded tasting glass and tote. VIP levels up with access to five additional breweries, a T-shirt and food. Thunderdome Restaurant Group will be providing food for the event.

“We’re very excited for the return of a full-scale Rare Beer Fest,” says Jon Colusard, general manager of the Rhinegeist taproom, in a release. “We’ve had some exciting breweries on our invite list for the past few years, and we’re finally at the point where we can make it happen. We have over 50 fantastic breweries lined up, including 10 locals."

Here's the current list of participating breweries:

  • 18th Street
  • Atrium Brewing
  • Azadi Brewing
  • Bagby
  • Bale Breaker
  • Barrique Brewing & Blending
  • Beachwood Brewing
  • Bearded Iris
  • Begyle
  • Bhramari
  • Black Acre
  • Botanist & Barrel
  • Branch & Bone
  • Breakside
  • Calicraft
  • Columbus Brewing Co
  • Dancing Gnome
  • Fieldwork
  • Finback Brewery
  • Funkytown
  • Ghost Town
  • Guggman Haus Brewery
  • Highland Brewery
  • Highland Park
  • Hopkinsville Brewing
  • Industrial Arts
  • Jester King
  • Kings & Daughters
  • Lamplighter
  • Little Beast
  • Little Fish
  • Masthead Brewing
  • Necromancer
  • Ninkasi
  • Nocterra
  • Other Half
  • Pinthouse Brewing
  • Pulpo Brewing
  • Sun King
  • Three Weavers
  • Upside Brewing
  • Weathered Souls
  • Wise Acre
  • Wolf's Ridge
  • Wren House
  • Xul Brewing
  • Yonder Cider
  • Zilker

Rhingeist is located at 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. For more info on Rare Beer Fest, visit rhinegeist.com.

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