The new owner of Cincinnati Beverage Co., brewer of heritage brands such as Christian Moerlein, Hudepohl, Burger and Little Kings, plans a $30 million renovation of three historic brewery buildings in Cincinnati, Ohio.
John Richardson acquired Cincinnati Beverage Co. last month.
Cincinnati Beverage discontinued in-house brewing of its brands in late 2020 and began contract brewing with other brewers. It is believed that the new owner may bring at least some of the brewing back in-house once the renovation projects are complete.
The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company was founded in 1853 in Cincinnati and became the fifth largest brewery in the country at one point. Hudepohl Brewing Company is another historic brand that was established in Cincinnati in 1885. And Little Kings, also a Cincinnati native, was originally brewed by the Schoenling Brewery.
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