Straight-up styles and standout brews

In the western-most Appalachian County, in a farmhouse built in 1924, Mike and Kathleen Dewey turned a backyard passion into a thriving brewery.

Cincinnati’s first microbrewery began in 2005 as a small operation in the basement. Now, you can find Mt. Carmel Brewing Company’s fantastic offerings all across Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

In a craft beer world filled with over-the-top flashiness, Mt. Carmel made a mark with quality, sincere takes on now-classic styles. No need for the zany beer names that clamor for attention on a shelf. The core lineup of Mt. Carmel IPA, Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Stout and Amber Ale can be found year round, and are all great examples in their category. Just look for the iconic farmhouse and fermenters logo.

The straightforward offerings are top notch, but Mt. Carmel doesn’t shy away from more unique creations, either. This summer make sure to seek out a six-pack of Hibiscus Blueberry Blonde. And don’t miss the Coffee Brown ale, a standout in the field of coffee beers.

It’s hard to be understated in the American craft beer scene, but Mt. Carmel pulls it off. That’s not to say there’s anything plain about Mt. Carmel. Quite the contrary. Mt. Carmel impressively and consistently represents a range of styles. The beers speak for themselves, stalwart and thoroughly enjoyable.

If you’re in their area, stop by the Mt. Carmel Public House for a drink at the tap room. Drop in for Wednesday Wing/Trivia Night, Thursday rotating events or Friday Night Porch Parties with local food trucks and live music. You can even call ahead to reserve a Saturday farmhouse brewery tour at 513.240 BREW (2739).

Don’t forget to like Mt. Carmel on Facebook for event updates so you too can enjoy life out at the farmhouse.