Historic Brewery's Hidden Tunnel Opened

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Tunnel Found Under Land Where New Brewery To Be Built\

CINCINNATI --The underground history of Cincinnati got a little bigger
on Thursday.

A sledgehammer helped open a previously hidden tunnel under Hamer
Street during a ceremony Thursday morning.

Images: Brewery Tunnel

The tunnel belonged to the former pre-Prohibition Kauffman Brewery,
under what will become a new Christian Moerlein brewery.

"Our history is unmatched by no other city in this country.We had some
of the greatest beer barons here," CM's Greg Hardman said.

Brewery officials said that the tunnel was used to connect two
Kauffman Brewery buildings on opposite sides of Hamer Street because
when the brewery was built, the buildings were kept separate for tax

As the tax laws changed, the tunnel was built to move things between
the buildings.

"We were growing very rapidly as a city at the same time that we have
this large influx of German immigrants, at the same time that lager
beer becomes big. So it's the perfect recipe for becoming one of the
biggest brewing cities in the United States," beer historian and
author Michael Morgan said.

The tunnel will feature prominently in Oktoberfest activities,
including tours.

Re: Historic Brewery's Hidden Tunnel Opened

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   Why so down on yourself, Cincy? I'm sure there's at
least *one* city that doesn't match yours. I'm thinking
East St. Louis, Illinois fits that bill.

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   Not bad. Looks like serious party space.
Joel Plutchak

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Re: Historic Brewery's Hidden Tunnel Opened

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Cincinnati may have a meh reputation, but this Greg Hardman guy does
sound like he's doing some very cool things...


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