Listermann Brewing Company

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Listermann Brewing CompanyListermann Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Homebrew

1621 Dana Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45207
United States

(513) 731-1130 | map

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by brewdlyhooked13:
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
5/5  rDev +14.7%

The primary source for home brewing fanatics in the city and surrounding area. From novice to seasoned brewer, they have the setup to fit your ambition. The store is neatly organized and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about their jobs. Dave is an experienced homebrewer and can give tips and problem fixes to help you.

I bought a few some Cascade rhizomes a week or two ago, they're already sprouting! We're fortunate to have Dan in town, stop by and see him and his shop if you cruise near downtown.

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Photo of DieselDave54
3.26/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Went on a weeknight. Was wearing a UC hoodie; they're across the street from XU, which may explain why the bartender sold me one beer and never came back. Also I'm in my 60's so I suppose I didnt look 'cool'. I really did like my bear (562) and would have liked another, but damn, us old guys want to be taken care of too! The locals had dogs there, which made me wish I brought mine.

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Photo of Stew5
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Definitely a popular spot for locals, as I'm pretty sure everyone knew everyone. Service was great, portfolio is fantastic, definitely a major highlight from the trip

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Photo of Vczk2t15
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

This brewery is right across the street from a university, so i am SURE they get a lot of business that way. However, they also have fundraisers, the ones i love include dogs/cats. LOL. I can usually find one or 2 beers I like. And the fact that they have a food truck company that will have a permanent kitchen on site makes it even better.

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Photo of Ohiou84
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Had a great, inexpensive flight of beers. Service was fantastic. Only downside was no food, but you can bring it in with you. Decent selection of their own beers on tap. One or two special variants. Bottles for sale. Will stop again when in town.

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Photo of rydev24
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of zimm421
3.67/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

There's a lot of room here for drinking, but there is currently no food on site (nor food trucks). Tap list was about 10-12 Listermann/Triple Digit brews. Bartender was friendly and personable.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I made my second voyage to Listermann/Triple Digit last weekend to meet up with some friends. We went there last year even though my buddy said he heard it wasn't good. I wanted to try the Nutcase and Chickow! I talked him into it, and it happened to be the release day for barrel aged Chickow! Now it is my buddy's favorite greater Cincinnati area brewery. But I digress.

We met around noon on Friday. The taproom wasn't busy, which is how I like it. The bar has four stools, and there are two or three large picnic tables as far as seating goes. It is a small tasting room. There is a homebrew supply area in the back. I ordered a flight of four beers. The Chickow! on nitro was great. The IPA's were okay. Sometimes a small sample is hard to judge.

Talking with my friends from the area and the bartender I learned that they are in the process of expanding the taproom which is much needed. Twenty people would make this place feel crowded as is.

I do really like the dark beers this place puts out. I am new to the lighter beers from them and will definitely revisit. It will be worth another visit after the renovation is done.

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Photo of Eziel
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of shelt11
4.01/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Stopped by today for a flight of their brews. Small place, but decent vibe.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped by Listermann's during a Cincy beer visit. The place did not match my expectations. I'd had some really good beers, like Chickow, and was expecting a decent facility. Unfortunately, the quality of the facility does not match the quality of the beers. Good beers in a run down looking place. Parking lot was pure mud on the day I visited. Be sure to wear your boots. Inside was small and bare. Good service, but a really small selection. Not really worth going out of your way to visit.

Edit Nov 2017: Listermann has really done a lot of work to improve their facility. Kudos to the team.

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Photo of imdabuzzard
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of speedvagen
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Duoglass
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Three beers I had were all extremely flavorful. They don't brew ordinary beers. Definitely pushing the beer envelope in Cincinnati.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Enochase04
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I'm local and this is my favorite Cincinnati brewery by far. In the early days, it was mostly homebrew supplies and a small bar with almost no seating. Plastic cups and one small TV. It's grown a ton and fast, mostly to the fact that they are lined around the block for their special IPA releases on the first Saturday of the month. Cincy has completely lost their minds over these IPA's. They are great, no doubt, but I like a lot of their regular, staple beers. The new look bar and real glassware has really made the drinking experience that much better. The servers are always cool and they throw some of the coolest beer festivals in town. Don't overlook this place on a Cincinnati trip.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Listermann Brewing Company in Cincinnati, OH
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 518 ratings
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