March First Brewing celebrates its fifth anniversary with mini versions of their favorite festivals


CINCINNATI - March First Brewing in Sycamore Township is turning 5! To celebrate they are revisiting some of their favorite festivals that they throw on an annual basis all over one weekend leading up to their actual anniversary on March 1st. Each day there will be special taproom releases, music and even a pig roast on Saturday. Here’s what you can expect each day:

Friday Feb 25th Proofed Craft Spirits Festival - March First will be celebrating everything Cincinnati Distilling related with special tastings, cocktails and more. The fun begins at 6pm.

Saturday Feb 26th Ciderpalooza - Easily the biggest festival March First throws every year celebrating not only their ciders, but others as well. This mini version will feature 5 March First ciders on tap including Bananas Foster, Maple Bourbon, and more. In addition to the regular March First food menu Culinary Director Bhumin Desai will be doing a pig roast. Event goes on all day and the pig will start serving at 3pm.

Sunday Feb 27th Seltzer Smash - A breakout festival from last year returns all day on Sunday featuring some never before seen flavors of March First’s seltzer brand Astra. Flavors include Birthday Cake, Rainbow Sherbet and more. In addition to the flavors on tap March First will also be releasing 6 packs of Astra Crush, an orange soda flavored seltzer for the first time ever.

Monday Feb 28th Stout Blowout - This one is for the stout lovers out there. March First has brewed up some very special stouts for you to try all day including Zebra Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie dough, Bourbon Orange and Chicory Coffee.

Tuesday March 1st - Anniversary Day! March First and Cincinnati Distilling will be releasing a very special bottle of bourbon that was cask finished in barrels used to age their Baltic Porter in. A limited number of bottles will feature a special 5th Anniversary logo.

“The idea behind this five year celebration is for us to celebrate everything that March First has to offer. We take pride in being one of the only places in Cincinnati that makes beer, cider, hard seltzer and spirits. This series of mini festivals will allow people to pick their favorite part of what we do and celebrate with us.” said Josh Engel, Marketing Director for March First Brewing. “We have had such a great 5 years and want to thank all of our friends, family and customers. We’re looking forward to what the future holds for March First and our family of brands. We’re just getting started”

March First Brewing and Distilling is located at 7885 E. Kemper Rd in Sycamore Township. They are open at 11:30am every day, close at 11pm M-Th, 12am F-Sat and 10pm on Sun.

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