Our Favorite Local Beers For Drowning Your Sorrows

Keep drinking until you think the Reds are winning


“I’ve got 99 problems and beer solves every one of them.” – Earl Dibbles Jr.


It’s no secret. Cincinnati has some AMAZING local breweries and inconsequentially.. some laughably terrible luck when it comes to Sports.

It’s basically a match made in beer heaven.

The more delicious hoppy liquid courses through your veins – the happier you are and the less important the actual score is. It’s Science. So every season we’ll be compiling our favorites, along with some of yours, into a list ranging anywhere from the most Refreshing to the insanely Intense.

Here are some of our favorites brewed right here in the Greater Cincinnati area:


Rhinegeist Cougar

Style: American Blonde Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%
Pairs well with: A missed Bengals field goal or an unnecessary Burfict suspension.

MadTree Lift

Style: Kölsch
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%
Pairs well with: A video highlight compilation of Mitch saying ‘NO’ to MLS Teams.



Rhinegeist Bubbles

Style: Fruit Beer
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%
Pairs well with: A stroll down past the Banks to the beautiful green Ohio River.

Blank Slate Fork In The Road (RIP)

Style: American IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%
Pairs well with: A Joey Votto walk.

MadTree Psychopathy

Style: American IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90% (nice)
Pairs well with: An angry Facebook post about politics or Ray Tensing.



Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%
Pairs well with: A patented 4th Quarter Andy Dalton #WINterception.

Braxton Dark Charge (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%
Pairs well with: Trying to forget about the Bengals crushing defeat in the Home Opener.


What’s your favorite local brew?

Tweet it to us @CincyProblems with a hilarious “pairs well with” and the hashtag #CincyBeer for a chance to be featured!

(Updated 09/2017)



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