Rivertown Brewing: The Stories


On the Daily

Roebling Porter

Roebling Imperial Porter brings together Cincinnati coffee, Ugandan vanilla beans and raw, organic turbinado sugar into a big, rich, chocolate, espresso infused brownie of a beer that is as innovative as its’ namesake. Rivertown was asked to craft a beer for a community festival in 2011 which celebrated the 145th Birthday of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge linking Cincinnati, OH and Covington, KY. This Imperial Porter is inventive, unique, well balanced, strong, and has been created to be as timeless and remarkable as the Roebling Bridge, the man who dreamed big and the community that brought that dream to life.

Malt: 2-Row, Chocolate, Abbey, Dark Crystal, Roasted Barley Hops: Bravo Specialty: LaTerza Espresso, Ugandan Vanilla Beans ABV: 7.9% IBU: 35

Jeanneke Belgian Style Blonde

Many know of Jeanneke’s big brother, Manneken-Pis, who proudly relieves himself into a fountain basin in Brussels Belgium, but little Jeanneke, hidden discreetly at the end of an unlit, unmarked, dead end alley, proudly squats and smiles offering tenderness and virtue to anyone who witnesses her brazen display. Our Belgian Blonde Ale was created by Rob Westendorf, a Cincinnati HomeBrewer who has since won many awards in his perfection of this style. Inspired by a trip he took to Brussels where he first met Jeanneke and drank the most incredible Belgian Blonde ales, he was determined to brew a Blonde that would do justice to his incredible experiences. Featuring Belgian beet sugar, imported aromatic hops, spicy noble hops and pilsner barley, Jeanneke is playful, fruity, crisp and, just as in real life, wonderfully balanced.

Malt: 2-Row, Aromatic Hops: Bravo, Cascade Specialty: Beet Sugar ABV: 6.2% IBU: 25

Lil’ Sipa Session IPA

Sometimes in life, we don’t want to sacrifice flavor for responsibility. That is why we created Lil’ Sipa, our Session IPA. Think of this beer as the one you drink when you want the kick in your face punch of a Double IPA, but not so much the knock you down blow that the higher alcohol of a Double IPA serves up. We found that the combination of Citra, Galaxy, Columbus and Cascade hops partnered up with some good ol’ American 2-row Barley makes the perfect crisp, bright, all day drinkable IPA that doesn’t end up being JUST what you need, but also, just what you want.

Malt: 2-Row Hops: Columbus, Citra, Galaxy, Cascade ABV: 4.5% IBU: 55

Divergent

Flappers have always been a symbol of change and rebellion, harkening to a time where challenging the norm was all the rage. This beer embraces and celebrates that vibrant, relentless spirit. Representing the rebirth of a brewery and the reclamation of a dream, this beer is a completely contradictory experience where the wort is soured, the hops are minimized and the beer is filtered to be brilliant. Crisp, delicate, cutting edge, complex and tart, pouring a bright citrine with a nose of gently soured rind fruit, this beer is exactly what is needed when looking for a little something…Divergent.

Malt: 2-Row, White Wheat Hops: Bravo ABV: 3.8% IBU: 10

Soulless

A sultry, voluptuous, scarlet hued ale brewed to seduce with velvety, sweet notes of toffee and caramel paired with a provocative lactic finish all wrapped up in a racy, estery bow. Soulless will tease the senses with unexpected and unique flavors celebrating the life lesson that sometimes, indulging in something a little risquè can have its’ benefits.

Malt: 2-Row, Special B, Caramunich Hops: Bravo, Cascade Specialty: Beet Sugar ABV: 5.4% IBU: 20


On the Seasons

Wit

With a complex herbacious aroma to entice the nose and a rich, hazy, pour as bright as sunshine to captivate the eyes, Wit is brewed to engage all of the senses. Tantalizingly bright orangey-citrus notes backed up with just a zing of coriander dance atop the taste buds offering up the promise of a sun- sensational season.

Malt: 2-Row, Caramunich, Honey, White Wheat, Rolled Oats Hops: Bravo Specialty: Orange Peels, Grains of Paradise, Lemon Peels ABV: 4.9% IBU: 20

Available February thru April

Blueberry Lager

Juicy, crisp, clean and invigorating, this American Fruit Beer pours a brilliant golden hue as bright as the summer sun. With a sweet, malt-tinged, fruity aroma, our Blueberry Lager strikes a refreshing balance between its’ American 2 Row malt base and vivid Blueberry flavor resulting in a beer that is the perfect pour for the long, lazy, hazy days of Summer.

Malt: 2 Row Hops: Bravo Speciality: Blueberry Flavoring ABV: 4.3% IBU: 19

Available May thru July

Pumpkin Ale

A little bit of trick combined with a whole lot of treat, our spice infused Pumpkin Ale blends dark sugars, fresh pumpkin and a selection of memorable harvest spices that come together in a well balanced, medium bodied, rich, copper hued ale. With just enough sweet to balance out the spice, this is how we do pumpkin pie.

Malt: 2-Row, White Wheat, Dark Crystal Hops: Bravo Specialty: Black Strap Molasses, Pumpkin, Spices ABV: 5.2% IBU: 28

Available August thru October

Winter Ale

We chose to brew this spiced ale with Saigon Cinnamon, due to its unique balance of spicy and sweet, and Blackstrap Molasses known for its robust, rich, slightly bitter notes. Think fresh baked gingerbread cookie in liquid form. With its thick, creamy tan head stacked atop a dark, rich, umber hued body laced with hints of caramel, toffee and cinnamon, Winter Ale is brewed to warm the soul on even the coldest of nights.

Malt: 2-Row, Chocolate, Dark Crystal Hops: Bravo, Cascade Specialty: Black Strap Molasses, Saigon Cinnamon ABV: 8.2% IBU: 34

Available November thru January


On the Limited

Insurrection

The rebirth of an original, a rebellion against what was and is no longer. Brewed with Galaxy, Citra and Columbus Hops partnered with an inconspicuously mild malt profile, Insurrection is a Double IPA brewed to stealthily assault the pallet with dry, citrusy, dank flavors and just a hint of sweetness on the backend.

Malt: 2-Row Hops: Columbus, Citra, Galaxy ABV: 8.5% IBU: 90

Available April thru September

Death

A harmony of Heaven and Hell, this robust Russian Imperial Stout is brewed with a grim dose of Bhut Jolokia Chiles, also known as the Ghost Pepper. Death offers up a warm, high gravity, chocolate malt, roasty, rich embrace only to displace this mirth with a virulent, balanced kick of heat on the back pallet. This beer celebrates the conundrum of the soul and may be the only time where through Death, life is found.

Malt: 2-Row, Chocolate, Dark Crystal, Roasted Barley Hops: Bravo, Cascade Speciality: Jolokia Peppers ABV: 11.7% IBU: 38

Available October thru March

Old Sour Cherry Porter

Old Sour Cherry Porter was not a beer that was planned, but one that has become a staple at Rivertown. This delicious disaster was born when it became apparent that the original intentions of brewing a Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter became compromised by wild yeasts and bacterias. Instead of dumping the barrel, we added pounds of fresh, tart, Northern Michigan cherries and Old Sour Cherry was born. A velvety, full bodied, complex blend of roasted chocolate malt and tart cherry, this is a beer that can be drank fresh or is capable of developing beautifully in the bottle for years to come.

Malt: 2-Row, Chocolate, Abbey, Dark Crystal, Roasted Barley Hops: Bravo ABV: 7.9% IBU: 35 Speciality: Tart Cherries

Available When Ready, typically around January

Lambic

Beer is typically fermented in a very calculated, controlled manner with pure strains of brewers’ yeast. Our award winning lambic beer is instead fermented by exposing it to the untamed yeasts and bacteria that are native to our Brewery. We affectionately call this unrestrained, wild amalgamation our House Funk. This blend is unique to Rivertown and this unusual, spontaneous process, involving over a year of fermentation in oak wine barrels, is what gives this beer its’ distinctive flavor; dry, funky, vinous, and cidery, with a crisp, sour aftertaste that will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come.

Malt: 2-Row, Rolled Oats, White Wheat Hops: Bravo ABV: 6.2% IBU: 8

Available When Ready, typically around April

Ojos Negros

Beer is typically fermented in a very calculated, controlled manner with pure strains of brewers’ yeast. Our blackberry lambic beer is instead fermented by exposing it to the untamed yeasts and bacteria that are native to our Brewery. We affectionately call this unrestrained, wild amalgamation our House Funk. This blend is unique to Rivertown and this unusual, spontaneous process, involving over a year of fermentation in oak wine barrels and over 45 pounds of fresh, whole blackberries per barrel, is what gives this beer its’ distinctive flavor; semi-sweet, funky and vinous with a crisp, tart aftertaste that will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come.

Malt: 2-Row, Rolled Oats, White Wheat Hops: Bravo ABV: 6.2% IBU: 8 Speciality: Blackberries

Available When Ready, typically around July

Ville de Rivere Geuze

Our lambic beers are fermented by exposure to the untamed yeasts and bacteria that are native to our Brewery. We affectionately call this unrestrained, wild amalgamation our House Funk and Ville De Rivere Geuze is the outcome of a thoughtful, hands on blending of our young, one year old and mature, three year old sour lambic beers. Following the blending process, the beer is then allowed to mature in the bottle for up to six months and the result is a beautifully, balanced dry, musty, cider, vinous, sour ale that will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come.

Malt: 2-Row, Rolled Oats, White Wheat Hops: Bravo ABV: 6.2% IBU: 8

Available When Ready, typically around November

Kriek

Beer is typically fermented in a very calculated, controlled manner with pure strains of brewers’ yeast. Our Kriek beer is instead fermented by exposing it to the untamed yeasts and bacteria that are native to our Brewery. We affectionately call this unrestrained, wild amalgamation our House Funk. This blend is unique to Rivertown and this unusual, spontaneous process, involving over a year of fermentation in oak wine barrels and addition of tart cherries, is what gives this beer its’ distinctive flavor; sweet, acidic, funky and vinous with a tangy, lingering aftertaste.

Malt: 2-Row, Rolled Oats, White Wheat Hops: Bravo ABV: 6.2% IBU: 8 Speciality: Tart Cherries

Available Spontaneously

Pomegranate Lambic

Beer is typically fermented in a very calculated, controlled manner with pure strains of brewers’ yeast. Our pomegranate lambic beer is instead fermented by exposing it to the untamed yeasts and bacteria that are native to our Brewery. We affectionately call this unrestrained, wild amalgamation our House Funk. This blend is unique to Rivertown and this unusual, spontaneous process, involving over a year of fermentation in oak wine barrels and addition of tart cherries, is what gives this beer its’ distinctive flavor; bright, tart, acidic, funky and vinous with a crisp, slightly sweet aftertaste.

Malt: 2-Row, Rolled Oats, White Wheat Hops: Bravo ABV: 6.2% IBU: 8 Speciality: Pomegranate

Available Spontaneously

Pear Lambic

Beer is typically fermented in a very calculated, controlled manner with pure strains of brewers’ yeast. Our pear lambic beer is instead fermented by exposing it to the untamed yeasts and bacteria that are native to our Brewery. We affectionately call this unrestrained, wild amalgamation our House Funk. This blend is unique to Rivertown and this unusual, spontaneous process, involving over a year of fermentation in oak wine barrels and addition of pear purée, is what gives this beer its’ distinctive flavor; sweet, acidic, funky and vinous with a crisp, lingering, semi-sweet, floral aftertaste.

Malt: 2-Row, Rolled Oats, White Wheat Hops: Bravo ABV: 6.2% IBU: 8 Speciality: Pear

Available Spontaneously

607 Shepherd Dr, Unit 6
Lockland, OH 45215
Phone: 513-827-9280
Fax: 513-827-9281
Email: info@rivertownbrewery.com