Believe it or not, Rhinegeist’s story starts in 1895. At the time, there were 38 breweries in Cincinnati, including the famous Christian Moerlein Brewing Company. Though Prohibition put a temporary end to the vibrant beer-brewing scene in Cincy, it would get a new lease on life with the craft beer revolution of recent years. Rhinegeist’s production facility and taproom are located in the old Moerlein bottling plant in Over-the-Rhine, which gives the brewery its spooky namesake: Rhinegeist translates to “Ghost of the Rhine”. Pay homage.