Do you remember? The Cincinnati beers of old

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This is the third in a three-part series on the rise and fall of
Cincinnati's prominent beer-driven culture and economy. The series is
part of WCPO's beer month celebrating the Queen City's beer heritage
and bright future as a booming brewery town

CINCINNATI -- As the beer boom marked a new era of growth for the
Queen City, it gave rise to giants of industry, huge and statuesque
breweries that became city landmarks and popular brands like Christian
Moerlein, John Hauck, Lion and Hudepohl in Cincinnati, Wiedemann in
Newport and Bavarian in Covington.

One beer baron, John Hauck, who started a brewery in his name in the
West End in 1863, saved the zoo and paid off its debts when its
founder died. Hauck was president of the Red Stockings in 1866 and
president of the German National Bank for many years. It wasn’t
unusual to find Hauck in a saloon sharing nickel beers and free
wienerwurst with his workers.

After temperance, Prohibition and anti-German hysteria almost wiped
out the brewing industry in the early 20th century, the strong
foundation established here (and Cincinnati’s hordes of enthusiastic
beer drinkers) spurred a local comeback in the 1930s with new
breweries like Burger, Schoenling (with its popular Little Kings Cream
Ale) and Red Top. Together with Hudepohl, Wiedemann and Bavarian, this
handful of local breweries satisfied local tastes for decades and
extended their reach to other parts of the country.

Not to be overlooked, Cincinnati brewing history also became part of
the city’s legend and pop culture. Local brewing history is sprinkled
with familiar names:

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And if you’re old enough, you have to remember familiar slogans like:

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All the while, the big local breweries established a rich, proud
heritage – only to meet their demise in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

This is the third in a three-part series on the rise and fall of
Cincinnati's prominent beer-driven culture and economy. The series is
part of WCPO's beer month celebrating the Queen City's beer heritage
and bright future as a booming brewery town. Visit wcpo.com/beer for
more.


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