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MadTree Brewing

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MadTree BrewingMadTree Brewing

Type: Brewery, Bar

5164 Kennedy Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45213-2618
United States

(513) 531-4677 | map

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Added by davemathews68 on 03-06-2013

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 109
Photo of wingman14
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Very open and airy place when I went in, on a nice 75 degree day with a nice cool breeze. There were shirts and to go beers for sale (both cans and different size containers), and around 20 beers on tap to choose from. Prices were reasonable, and you could order varying sizes. They had a pizza serving area, with specialty pizzas that looked good but we didn't have time to try one. The service was great, the people were attentive and willing to answer any questions. Out on the patio there was seating and corn hole. A great chill hang out spot, wish I lived closer.

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Photo of wapcap
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A good brewery in the Cincy area. When we were there , there was quite the road construction project going on. Beers were solid and I liked the Stout the best. Definitely worth checking out!

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Photo of MrLacinak
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great chill spot, Has a great vibe. Good food and good brew. What more could you ask for? It does get busy on the weekends, just be patient it is worth it.

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Photo of denver10
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Cool spot. I was s there around 5 on a Tuesday and the place was already packed. Pretty laid back but full of energy. I thought the quality of their stuff was great. Their Psychopathy, in particular, was all sorts of fantastic, pretty much exactly what I want in an IPA. I couldn't stop drinking that one during my trip in Cincy (and I did go home with a sixer of it as well). Really, though, I thought everything I tried from these guys was good to great. Service was good and a very nice selection to choose from. Overall, the best brewery I have visited since moving from Colorado. Glad I got to check these guys out prior to my move back to Denver in a couple weeks.

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Photo of bmantravel
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Right off I-71 at exit 8 north of Cinci. Bar area with several long tables. Low fence separating brewing area. No food but occasional food trucks.

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Photo of LexingtonBeer
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This place is fairly new and is apparently always packed. The place boasts a very wide selection of beers. The addition of an in house pizzeria is an added boon. Atmoshphere is a little spartan but set up well for groups and conversation.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Pulled up here about 5 minutes after 6 on a Thursday. The two parking lots were completely full and I was forced to park across the street. So, in a word, the place was quite hoppin'. It seems it's very popular with after-work crowd. I was told that it's busier on the weekdays than it is on the weekends, which I find funny. (And believable.) Selection was very good. All of their regular offerings and quite a few specialty ones as well. It was a shame I couldn't try more. Definitely worth a visit when in Cincy. Just try to get there before the after-work crowd perhaps?

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Photo of LeeEvolved
5/5  rDev +16%

Stopped by on 10/25/14 for the first time. This place has a real industrial feel to it-even down to the patio. Half the building is filled with brewing equipment and the other half is the tasting room. It was unusually warm outside and it was a bit uncomfortable inside, but the gigantic overhead fan was very cool.

The beers, however, are the star of the show here. As rightfully they should be. They had 12 of maybe 16 taps flowing and I swear I didnt taste a bad or mediocre brew out of any of them. Even their Kolsch was good for the style. I left with several growler fills of their RIS Axis Mundi and the Citra Hi DIPA and would have loved a few more.

This place has easily become my favorite Cincinnati craft brewery and I look forward to stopping by next spring and summer when I travel out from Virginia to see the Reds. Great beer and a neat little brewery to boot.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Great place to stop for a beer. They always have a nice variety of tap room exclusive beers to go along with their everyday canned line-up. They don't serve food, but they usually have food trucks on the weekends. I also love the fact that they are dog friendly.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The wife and I stopped at MadTree in our last beer brouhaha before leaving the Cincinnati area.

The joint was mad-packed on a Friday night, with the parking lot full and the brewery jammed and loud. We grabbed a couple of beers and sat outside.

It is kind of an odd location, slightly in the middle of no man's land. The building is basically just a large warehouse. But then again, this is how a lot of breweries are.

Service was prompt and the beers are cool, plus there was a food truck (actually inside the building) from Maribelle's restaurant nearby serving delicious stuff. We got a curry-tomato bisque, truffle popcorn and a tofu sandwich.

12 taps at the bar, plus some cans and of course growler fills. Their Galaxy High DIPA is outrageous, and the Axis Mundi Imp Stout is delicious as well. These guys do it right!

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Photo of crbnfbr
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Never had any beers from Mad Tree, so of course I went for a flight. Though nothing fancy, I liked the simple laminated card on a tray with a number by the beers to help me remember which beer I was trying. Though only samples, I could tell they brew some quality stuff here. Though nothing that pops out like wow, they were all good brews. I like how the entire building was all open to see all the tanks and equipment. Very industrial, I like. Would definitely visit more when I'm in Cincy again. Didn't get to enjoy any of the local food truck as it was pulling up as I was leaving.

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Photo of bigkingken
3.43/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

I’m going to be honest on this up front–by the time I got to MadTree Brewing on a recent trip to Cincinnati, my palette was pretty shot. I’d already run the gamut of what nearby Listermanns had to offer, had a full dinner and quaffed a half-bottle of wine. So take this with a grain of salt.

MadTree has done a pretty decent job making a cold, middle-of-nowhere warehouse into a welcoming destination location. The place seems like its always crowded despite the inhospital exterior and extremely suspect gravel parking situation. The tap room is lively and comforting, despite the lack of comfortable furnishings.

How the hell does that even make sense?

As for the beers, I respect the breadth of options they always seem to have on tap. I had to go through almost a full two paddles full of samples before repeating anything. And of all of them I tried, they all presented themselves crisp and lacking any off-flavors. They’ve got the execution part down, at least.

The only criticism I have is that none of their beers had a wow factor. At least not for me. When the time came to order a pint, I had difficulty choosing, because none really stood out. I ended up ordering their Psychopathy IPA, with the Gnarly Brown coming in a close second. I suppose the fact that I felt their best brews are also their flagships says something for the experimentation they still need to do to find some more go-to recipes.

But as I said, everything was more than drinkable, and I had a good time. The service was swift even though they were swamped, and I enjoyed everything that splashed against my tastebuds.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I checked this place out on a recent visit with my friends across the river. This was our first stop of four brewpubs and by far the best. From the outside it doesn't look like much. There is a gravel parking lot and a large building that houses the brewing facility and tap room. The place isn't fancy on the inside either. The brewhouse is to the left and the tap room is immediately inside. They did not have food, but you can order in or bring food.

On the day I went there were 12 beers on tap. I picked out six for my sampler, plus our group ordered about every beer so plenty of tasting was going on. Of the six in my sampler I liked all six of them. I don't think that has ever happened to me that I liked every beer that I tried.

The bartender yelled that a tour would start for anyone interested and suggested to grab a pint which I did. I was happy to learn that MadTree would be coming to northern Ohio by year's end.

Overall, the tap room is not fancy or impressing, but the beer is awesome. They quickly became one of my favorite Ohio breweries. I cannot wait until they come to my part of the state. I highly recommend trying all of their beers. I am also a fan them canning their beer. What a great experience.

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Photo of Jeffries55
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Madtree is the brewery to be at if you want to enjoy well crafted, delicious brews in a casual / relaxed environment. The place is an old storage warehouse, they always have local restaurants or food trucks, but you're welcome to bring your own food, dog, or kids! The owners and staff are always around and willing to answer any questions you have (permitting that they're not busy making beer or cleaning), I've gotten some of the best homebrewing advice from them! These guys continue to kill it!

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MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati, OH
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