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JUST IN: Samuel Adams Brewery to open large tap room in Cincinnati

The Samuel Adams Brewery announced today, April 2 that it will open a 9,000-square-foot tap room in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

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The new tasting room and retail sales facility will be located directly across the street from the Sam Adams Cincinnati brewery, near the entrance to the Findlay Market. Boston-based Samuel Adams purchased the former Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewery in 1997 and brews several of its beers there. The Cincinnati brewery employs more than 130.

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The new tap room is scheduled to open this fall, brewery officials said.

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“We’ve been dreaming of opening a tap room in the neighborhood since we purchased the brewery 21 years ago, so we could share our beers with local drinkers,” Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, said in a release. “However, our main focus up until now has been to continue to improve and enhance our brewery capabilities. Now, I’m thrilled to see this dream finally become a reality.”

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“Cincinnati is my hometown, with such a rich brewing history, and I’ve seen our city blossom as a craft beer mecca that is home to some of the finest breweries and tap rooms in the country,” Koch said.

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The tap room will brew on-site and will include both indoor and outdoor space. Customers will be able to purchase growlers of beers on tap.

Sam Adams recently opened their first tap room at their Boston Brewery.

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“The goal for our new tap room is to offer beer enthusiasts in the area a cool place to hang out while they enjoy some really unique and interesting beers made right here in Cincy,” Koch said in the brewery’s release. “I look forward to sharing a beer with our neighbors in a few months.”

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Samuel Adams is credited with helping to launch the craft beer renaissance that has swept the nation over the last decade, and which has resulted in the opening of more than a dozen craft breweries in the Dayton area. One of those local breweries, Devil Wind Brewing, opened its doors to the public on Friday in Xenia.

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