2016 will be big year for $5.2M Cincy brew trail

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By: Amanda Seitz  

Posted: 2:48 PM, Dec 31, 2015

CINCINNATI -- If you walk through Over-The-Rhine next year, you’ll be
able to brush up on the history of Cincinnati’s love affair with beer,

Construction of the Brewing Heritage Trail’s first phase, a 2.3-mile
system that guides people through the city’s historic brewing land
marks with info signs and bronze medallion markers in the sidewalks,
is slated to begin in 2016.  

A new smartphone app, which people can use while walking the trail,
and website are also expected to launch next year, said Steven
Hampton, the executive director of the Over The Rhine Brewery

“2016 is going to be a very big year for the trail,” Hampton said.
Plans for the historic brewing trail have been in the works for five
years. “We’re excited share this history.”    

The trail will take three years to construct and cost $5.2 million,
Hampton said. It will ultimately stretch from Reading Road, near the
Horseshoe Casino, past Liberty Street to McMicken Avenue, near the
Christian Moerlein Brewery. City leaders hope the trail will also be
an attraction for tourists who might stop and grab lunch at a nearby
restaurant or be inspired to grab a beer at one of the local

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