Local Spotlight // Fretboard Brewery Co.

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Fretboard Brewery located in Blue Ash, is the brewery to check out in Cincinnati right now.  I have been following the food and brew scene in this city since I moved  downtown 8 years ago. With over 60 breweries in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area right now, Fretboard Brewery is the brewery that definitely stands out.  The brewery is music centric, starting with the fret of a guitar literally being in the name of the brewery. With Fretboard only being open since November 2017, the amount of buzz and awards this brewery has received is something everyone should note. This baby is one bad ass baby of a brewery.  Fretboards beer is award winning and world renowned; winning the highest awarded pilsner in the world, with their Vlad in the 2018 world beer cup. This brewery also took home awards for their Crazy Train Copper Ale +  Peso in my Hand, Mexican Lager.

The brewery also books an array of  talented acts every Friday and Saturday night. One of the first times I ventured to the brewery I saw the band Foreigner… yes The Foreigner. The sound system in the brewery is more than rad, and will definitely incite you to dance or become a rock legend. One of the two. Patrons, get excited for an amazing beer rotation at Fretboard. Shimmy Shimmy, a chocolate red ale, is their newest beer on tap. Shimmy Shimmy is also available in six packs. Want Fretboard to go? Crowlers are in the mix to be purchased. The brewers here really are local Willy Wonka’s, creating insanely delicious beers.  One of my favorite ales is a breakfast ale named Fugee, but I also love that strawberry blonde, Reba.

Looking for amazing BBQ? Smoked Out Cincy is a BBQ kitchen that operates out of Fretboard Brewery.   All meat is smoked in house. My favorites on the menu right now are the Spicy Bacon Fries, and the BBQ pork fries. Imagine warm white queso, smoked pulled pork, over colossal fries. Topped with fresh scallions mild and hot buffalo sauce for dipping- I am also digging the house made Blue Cheese. Also, the SmokedOut Blue Cheese is what turned me into a blue cheese lover. I am also loving the Mac n’ Cheese rolls and the Cajun Rolls. Vegetarians – there is an amazing black bean burger on the menu as well.

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I am kind of a self proclaimed music snob- so this place is my haven, and the spot for beer, music enthusiasts, musicians, and artists alike. ArtsWave just recently held an event with Fretboard Brewery – of which they just released a Fretboard ArtsWave Lager, art is all around at this brewery. The continuum of art depicted in the chemistry of the beer, the music, the great team and patrons,  is a fantastic sneak peek into the portal of what this brewery will become in ten years. This is a great beginning, and I can’t wait to watch this brewery continue to push the boundaries.

BLUE ASH, OH 45242

513 914-HOPS (4677)

Check Fretboard Brewing out on Facebook >>> CLICK HERE <<<<

For Their Official Website >>> CLICK HERE <<< 

For more information on Shows, Events, and Other beer releases keep checking Facebook or the official website.


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