Our History

Residents and business owners formed the Brewery District in 2003.  Bonding over beer and a shared vision, members recognized the unique history of this often ignored portion of Over-the-Rhine.  Early efforts focused on quality of life issues such as helping establish Sheriff patrols to assist the Cincinnati Police Department fight crime and bringing awareness of the Brewery District through events such as Bockfest and the Prohibition Resistance Tour.

In 2005, the non-profit Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation was established to assist in furthering the group’s goals.  A formal leadership team and Board of Trustees were appointed, but the soul of the group remains its membership.  Events and projects continue to be accomplished with almost all-volunteer effort.

We are proud to be stakeholder driven. While we remain committed to working with other neighborhood organizations such as the Findlay Market Corporation, the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, the Over-the-Rhine Foundation, and 3CDC, we strive to bring a unique, bottom up approach to solving the neighborhood’s problems and encouraging development. Both collectively and individually, our members are bringing significant change to the neighborhood.