MadTree Brewing

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Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3301 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45209
United States

(513) 836-8733 | map

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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a weekday around 6pm. A huge place with outdoor space as well but enough parking. A large selection of styles. Something for everyone. The service was spotty at times but it was busy. As far as I was aware, service was only at the bar. Definitely one of those breweries that you need to visit more than once to ensure you have a broad enough tasting.

Oct 26, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

it's great. Is outside of Cincy in a swanky up and coming area. Huge place with plenty of bar seats and outdoor seating. The selection and quality of the beer was fantastic....32 taps present. The service was fine...but hard to know for sure and it was busy. They had pizzas available....which were excellent.

Jul 08, 2018
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Jlabs from New York

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

In cincy for some work training..heard good things about the brewery and decided to uber it over..massive in size for a brewery with plenty of space so even when its crowdednit doesnt feel like it
30 plus beers on tap all from the brewery and the ones ive tried have been solid..there is also a great pizza spot here..vibe is super chill
Would definitely come back to if/when im in Cincinnati

May 11, 2018
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schrand from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Capability of holding a lot of people without it feeling crowded. Very spacious w/ excellent outdoor patio and underrated pizza.

Several Oakley bars within walking distance and occasion overflow parking available across the street at Crossroads church.

Jan 27, 2018
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

New tap room off of Madison Ave. sports giant open seating and a decent
selection of brews that go from moderately hoppy to heavily hopped with
some spiced beers that beat the rhythm on a single chord. Great service
with friendly bartenders and an attached wood fired pizza and sandwich shop
called Catch A Fire Cafe that flat out ROCKED and would deserve a 4.5 for food
if not a 4.75. That alone made it worth the trip. Place fills up fast so get there
early. Beautiful brew works behind the glass is worth seeing.

Check them out hop heads!


Oct 08, 2017
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RockRuler from Mississippi

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Madtree 2.0. Beautiful huge facility! Lots of different areas to hang out and socialize. Lots of different beer. It was crowded but the service kept up and flowed well. They have food but I did not eat. Dog friendly. Indoor and outdoor seating. Parking was a bit of a challenge, just go prepared.

Apr 16, 2017
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Vczk2t15 from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

I am very particular about craft brews. With this brewery, I have found that I love their LIFT. I am not much of a fan of any of there other beers, but the place is FANTASTIC.
UPDATE: They have moved to a BIGGER location across the street from where I work. Personally, I think the new place is too big. BUT..................since they are so popular, I have room to move around.

Jan 14, 2017
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Amguerra305 from Florida

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice place with pretty good selection. The beers are rather creative and their sours are actually excellent (I am not a fan of Sours and enjoyed them). Good selection and service. Community seating so you get in to conversations with strangers which is always fun. Definitely worth a visit if you are in town and want to hit up a brewery.

Aug 28, 2016
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warpig372 from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

While visiting Cincinnati i researched the local breweries in the area and ubered my way over to Mad Tree Brewing. Overall an impressive Brewing company. The service and tap selection is very good. I also believe Mad tree is highly underrated and would highly recommend a visit to this brewing company.

Aug 11, 2016
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jp32 from Michigan

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Very cool brewery located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It always seems to be busy. It's a large space with lots of seating, but space for bar stools around the main bar is very limited, so don't expect to ever have a shot to pull up to the bar in a stool unless you're there during soft hours on a weekday. Or ever, really. A good sized outdoor patio out back is nice also, and they usually have cornhole or some other yard game available to play.

They keep a nice selection of their own brews on tap. Often some brewery only stuff as well which is always a treat. If you find yourself looking to visit a brewery in Cincinnati, this place should be top on your list in my opinion.

Jul 10, 2016
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wingman14 from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Jun 11, 2016
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wapcap from Nebraska

3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
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!

Oct 01, 2015
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MrLacinak from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Aug 09, 2015
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denver10 from New Mexico

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Jul 21, 2015
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bmantravel from Ohio

4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Apr 26, 2015
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LexingtonBeer from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Mar 01, 2015
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
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?

Mar 01, 2015
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Two separate reviews. The OG spot was my first Cincinnati brewery. I loved that spot, but they outgrew it, almost overnight. Parking was a nightmare and no matter how much they added to the taproom, they just grew too much.
The new spot is amazing. A true, first class brewery to really make Cincinnati stand out. The pizza restaurant is amazing. They usually have plenty on tap and will throw a crazy one on every now and then, Plus you can park. I also here it's a great place to get married.

Dec 06, 2014
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LeeEvolved from Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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.

Nov 05, 2014
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meanmutt from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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.

Edit/Update 2/7/17

Stopped in at the new MadTree 2.0 facility, and I felt like I should update my review.
The new location is amazing. TONS of space, 32 beers on tap. Catch-A-Fire Pizza is in the new facility as well, so there are tasty food options.

I had become tired of visiting MadTree 1.0 because of the small space getting way too crowded on weekends, and even sometimes on weeknights. With this new space, MadTree has regained it's status as my favorite place in town to grab a beer.

Oct 13, 2014
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
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!

Aug 01, 2014
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crbnfbr from Kentucky

4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Jul 28, 2014
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bigkingken from North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Jul 14, 2014
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

May 17, 2014
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Jeffries55 from New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%
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!

May 08, 2014
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