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Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

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Listermann Brewing Supply & MfgListermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
BEER AVG
3.68/5
Based on:
31 Beers
257 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
[ Brewery, Homebrew Store ]

1621 Dana Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45207
United States
phone: (513) 731-1130

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @listermann

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Photo of BeerBelcher
4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

So I'm relatively new to homebrewing, have done most of my shopping on-line, haven't visited that many brewshops, and the one's I have been to aren't legends of the hobby...for example I haven't driven up to St. Paul to go to the Northern Brewer store. With those qualifications, I will say that this is the single most impressive homebrew shop I've yet seen!

This shop (like all homebrew shops) is in a low-rent part of town. This one is in an old warehouse in the process of remodeling. There is a seating area downstairs...looks like the local homebrew club meets here.

Upstairs is a shop entirely dedicated to homebrewing. A very good selection of yeast and hops (each in their own cooler) and a few beers in a cooler (but selling other people's beer obviously isn't their focus). The really bright spots here are equipment (they've got quite a bit) and grain...they have a very good selection.

Like beer, homebrew supplies are perishable, and this place seemed to get a lot of traffic...makes you feel good about buying stuff from here.

I chatted with the sales staff...the owner gave me a card and offered to order stuff for me. I emailed him yesterday to see what kind of deal I could get on bulk extract, but I haven't heard back yet.

A very cool place - I am impressed.

More User Reviews:
Photo of meanmutt
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Enochase04
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Small taproom but very nice atmosphere. Good beers on tap and you can buy bottles and growlers to go. Super friendly staff who sit and chat with you while you drink. Very impressed with listermanns.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of bigkingken
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

After an exhaustive investigation into which brewery/breweries I should visit on a recent night in Cincinnati, I settled on the two that were closest to the house I was sleeping in. Seemed to make sense, plus at least one of them had excellent reviews. Neither disappointed.

After a long nine-hourish drive all the way from Chapel Hill, my wife pulled into the tiny side gravel parking lot that provides barely enough room for patrons of Listermann Brewing Company, located right next to the campus of Xavier University. I bet they make a killing during the school year. Hell, I bet they make a killing year-round, because the beers were surprisingly exceptional.

I don't expect much going into a location that used to be primarily a homebrew store. Most of the time some of the local homebrewers have taken up residence and make their own concoctions that taste very much like homebrew. Not so here. Whoever is running the show behind the fermentation tanks really know their shit.

There's a very good selection of varieties, which I would expect from a small and nimble brewpub that doesn't have to satisfy quotas for flagships or mass distribution. The surprising part was the quality across the board. There wasn't a single beer I did not like, and very few of them were uninteresting. Plus, there were three in the double digits ABV-wise, which always makes me smile.

So what was the best of the bunch? Hands down, the peanut butter porter is the way to go. I've had many "peanut butter" beers in my day, and until Listermann, none of them tasted a thing like peanut butter. Not so here, my friend. The taste is so spot-on, I wanted to go ask the bartender for a shot of jelly and a piece of bread. I'd go through some of the other exceptional brews, like an on-point giant Belgian, IPA and others, but I'd end up writing an entire essay.

The only thing this place is missing is a bit more, well, place. There isn't a ton of seating and none of it is very comfortable. They would do well with some outdoor seating, a few cushy chairs or couches, and a bit more of a refined atmosphere. As it is, it would not stop me from coming by on a regular basis. So maybe it doesn't matter in the end.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Go to this place all the time to pick up home brew supplies. They are always very helpful when it comes to brewing concerns/what to do. Sell some pretty damn good beer kits as well - still enjoying a barleywine that i brewed from them a year or so ago. They teach some great all-grain classes. had a blast at their starck bier fest (celebration of strong ales) a few months ago. They've got a decent selection of brews, with a tap room sampling triple digit beers as well. They're brewing up a few experimental batches of chickow right now, or so I hear, so if you're in Cincinnati get there!

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Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg in Cincinnati, OH
97 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.