Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

915 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar

4362 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45244
United States

(513) 519-7161 | map

Monday through Friday 12-4pm, Saturday 2-4pm. Tours are offered at 1 PM Saturday or by appointment.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-11-2005

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of t2grogan
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

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2.53/5  rDev -37.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MatthewE
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Tomgirl1
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Springtime Ale is a nice Scottish Ale with a clean finish.

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Photo of Yetiman420
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stop #464 on my world brewery tour.

Just a couple of miles from my new house in Anderson Township. Easy to hit Jungle Jim's Eastgate if you're from out of town and looking to pick up beers to take home.

Always though that based on the label, they were out more in the country. Just off a busy intersection on your way to the rural east side of Cincinnati. It's a house turned brewery. The garage has been expanded and it appears they have more plans for expansion.

Small cozy tap room and you can wander through the "house" if you want to find a different room to have your beer. Would be nice in better weather to sit outside and see the small pond.

The biggest surprise was the red ale they brew for Dewey's Pizza. I've always passed this up in my many visits to Dewey's and finally had it on the flight here. The complexity of the malt bill is world class. Can't believe I'm raving about a red ale.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Great locale, especially outside when the large stone fireplace is roaring.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

The tasting room for the Mt. Carmel Brewing Company is a room in a converted farm house that has a few small tables with stools and a few seats at the bar. It's pretty quaint, but in a comfortable, low-key and casual way. There's also some schwag for sale, along with growlers and bottles. The pic on the website shows a second room up a flight of stairs, but we didn't go up there.

We tried the Amber - surprisingly smooth with a bit of a hop finish to balance the malt, and the taproom-only Quad, which is a tasty take on the style that features lighter fruits rather than dark, dried ones. Selection was pretty good, with a Scotch and the Quad alongside the options available in bottles.

The bartender was very friendly and definitely part of the entire operation, rather than just someone doing some day bartending on the side. He even gave us a quick rundown of the operation when we stuck our heads in the brewing area on the way out.

The brewery is pretty easy to get to, but it's not really obvious that you're there until you're on top of it, so pay attention to addresses when you know you're close. There's parking around in back, in case the few spots in the front are taken.

Prices are fair, but not discounted. The next time we go, it will be a Saturday so we can do the tour and see how they converted the property for their operation.

Worth stopping in if you're in the area.

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Photo of Caterwaul
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A: It's basically a farmhouse; Refurb'd and presentable for its current use as a brewery and public house. White walls, hardwood floors. 'Homey.'

Q: Their ale is all very good. The only beer of theirs that I don't care for is their Spring Seasonal (a Scotch Ale; not a bad one, just a style I don't happen to like).

Sr: Service is fine. Everybody gets taken care of. When there's a lull, the people working there are more than happy to talk beer with the customers.

Sl: All Mt. Carmel Year Round beers, the current Seasonal, and a few extras. Good variety, I think. No lagers there as far as I've seen, but I can't say I miss them.

F: No food.

V: Very good value on beer here, I think. I recently got a 64oz fill of their Winter Ale (8%ABV and tasty as all get out) for $8.

Misc. Notes:
Eight Taps:
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Amber: $4 pint, $2 Session, $8 Growler(64)

Blonde: $4 pint, $2 Session, $8 Growler(64)

IPA: $4 pint, $2 Session, $8 Growler(64)

Nut Brown: $4 pint, $2 Session, $8 Growler(64)

Stout: $4 pint, $2 Session, $8 Growler(64)

Snapshot Series Beer: $3 Snifter, $18 Growler(64)

Seasonal: $4 pint, $2 Session, $8 Growler(64)

Special: All prices depend on what it is. Often it'll be some variant of a year round beer of theirs, other times it will be more limited and treated like a Snapshot Series beer. Sometimes growler fills simply won't be available.

Growler Prices are for the 64oz of beer in the growler. If you don't have a growler with you, add $4.

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Merch Prices:
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Empty Growlers(Brown Glass, Screen Printed) : $4

Pint Glasses(Clear, Screen Printed): $5

Hoodie: $40

T-Shirt: $20

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Tours are announced on their Facebook page a day or so in advance, but if it's a slow day, they'll often give tours on request.

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Photo of drave
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

The tap room is really nice and clean. They have 4 taps and one of them has a special limited batch beer. The others are usually a blond, nut brown, and another seasonal. They also will fill growlers and have other merchandise. The service is great and everyone is really nice. All of them stop by them tap room and talk beer and their future batches. This a truly great local brewery in Cincinnati. The tour was nice. They will show you every piece of equipment and what thy are actively brewing. And of course, all of the beer is fantastic. You can't go wrong with any choice but I recommend and of the limited beers. Highly recommend.

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Mt. Carmel Brewing Company in Cincinnati, OH
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 915 ratings
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