the bockfest experience

March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Come join the excitement at the Moerlein Lager House, an official BOCKFEST Hall! This year, BOCKFEST will be spreading its cheer across three official halls along the streetcar line, and we’re thrilled to announce that the Moerlein Lager House Restaurant & Brewery in Smale Riverfront Park, right next to The Banks, is one of them. Moerlein Lager House BOCKFEST Hall is FREE TO ATTEND.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the spirit of tradition and relish the robust flavors of BOCKFEST 2024! Our indoor/outdoor beer gardens and the first floor of the Moerlein Lager House will be magically transformed into Cincinnati’s coolest BOCKFEST Hall.

Experience Cincinnati’s effervescent celebration, blending rich history, an engaging speaker series, lively music, and the finest bock brews. Picture tents, cozy firepits, and ample indoor and outdoor seating for your joyous revelry.

Don’t miss our Friday BOCKFEST kick-off happy hour, a delightful Saturday and Sunday BOCKFEST brunch, an exciting Saturday BOCKFEST beer championship, and our special German community celebration, CONTINENTAL SUNDAY, brimming with German Gemütlichkeit. Get tickets to our Saturday and Sunday BOCKFEST Bier Experience, and sample all BOCKFEST beers.

Welcome to BOCKFEST – where every sip tells a story, and every moment is brewed for pure fun!

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SATURDAY MARCH 2ND OR SUNDAY MARCH 3RD

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Featuring all the BOCKFEST Favorites

In addition to our regular Brunch Menu, we have some Bockfest favorites:

Bockfest Bloody Mary – Skewered ¼ Bockwurst with garnishments, and a 5oz. Bock Beer Sidecar

Bockwurst Hash – Bockwurst, Over Easy Egg, Poutine Gravy, Caramelized Onion, Red Peppers, Home Fried Potatoes

Bockwurst – Bockwurst, Apple Dijon Slaw, Home Fried Potatoes, Spicy Mustard

Bockwurst Entree – Bockwurst, German Potato Salad, Apple Bacon Sauerkraut, Whole Grain Mustard Demi

Check out our other brunch menu items: https://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/Menu/Brunch/

LEARN MORE

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER – SUNDAY 1-6PM

$25 Dinner

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parking insider tips

Parking beneath the Moerlein Lager House offers an ideal spot to begin your BOCKFEST adventure.

115 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, Oh, 45202

directions

BOCKFEST event schedule

Friday March 1st Noon-9pm
Noon – 6PM – Official BOCKFEST Happy Hour  $5 Bock Beer Pints
Noon – Keg Tapping “Get Your Bock On Happy Hour!!!” Celebrating the 171st anniversary of the founding of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. and 32nd year of the founding of BOCKFEST (BOCKFEST was started to launch Christian Moerlein Bock Beer!)
12-5pm DJ Affenman will be playing all the hits during BOCKFEST happy hour.
5pm– 9pm Acoustic player in Tent (Jonathan Cody White)

Saturday March 2nd Noon-9pm
10am – 2pm BOCKFEST Brunch (Special BOCKFEST Menu Featuring all the BOCKFEST Favorites See www.moerleinlagerhouse.com for details)
12pm – 9pm Bock Beer Experience Bock Bier Tasting $25 gets you 10 – 5oz samples and a bottled water. For $15 more get a Stein and fill (you keep the stein). All BOCKFEST Beers on tap.
12:30pm Tapping of the 2023 BOCKFEST Brewing Champions Beer
1pm – 5pm Zinzinnati Beer Band
1pm – 5pm Jim Effler Poster Signing
3pm –4pm Brewer’s Olympics -watch local brewers compete in the annual Bockfest Brewer’s Olympics.
12pm – 3pm BOCKFEST Speaker Series (In Beer Baron Hall at Moerlein Lager House) See schedule below
4pm – Bock Beer Competition winner announcements and award ceremony 4pm (Homebrew and Commercial winner) Rob Westendorf MC
5pm – 9pm Acoustic Player in Tent (Steve Saunders)

Technical Brewing Presentations

  • Noon – 1pm: Roxanne Westendorf – Overview of Homebrewing and its origins, Basic Homebrewing Tools Needed to get started.
  • 1pm – 2pm: Nick Landers – Moerlein Lager House Head Brewer – What’s it like to be a commercial brewer. Expectations and skillset needed.

Sunday March 3rd Noon-7PM
Continental Sunday Presented by the German-American Citizens League
Continental Sunday is the German-American way of celebrating Sunday afternoons. Historically in Cincinnati this was a time for an afternoon with family and friends for festivities, fun, frolic, and Gemütlichkeit. Come celebrate BOCKFEST’s version of Continental Sunday at the Moerlein Lager House.

  • 10am – 2pm BOCKFEST Brunch (Special Bockfest Menu Featuring all the BOCKFEST Favorites See www.moerleinlagerhouse.com for details)
    12pm – 7pm Bock Beer Experience Bock Bier Tasting $25 gets you 10 – 5oz samples and a bottled water. For $15 more get a Stein and fill (you keep the stein). All BOCKFEST Beers on tap.
    1:30pm Welcome ceremony with the Continental Sunday traditional Keg Tapping and introduction of all German Club’s flags

German Entertainment

  • 1:30pm – 6pm German Band Vereins Musikanten
  • 3pm Dance Group – Enzian Dancers
  • 4:30pm Donauschwaben Dance Group
  • Noon – 4pm German Historic Speaker Series
  • Noon – 1pm: Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann – Cincinnati’s Beer Barons in the Golden Age of Brewing
  • 2pm – 3pm: Dann Woellert – Decoding Pre – Prohibition German-American Beer Pinup Girls
  • 3pm – 4pm: Andrew Houghthaling – “Beer…Such A Noble Gift:” Lager Beer and the 9th Ohio Infantry in the Civil War
  • 1pm – 6pm Winner, Winner, Bockfest Chicken Dinner pre-sell tickets redeemable. $25 purchased online gets you Spaetzle, Braised Red Cabbage, ½ Rotisserie Bockfest Chicken. Visit www.moerleinlagerhouse.com for link to pre-purchase chicken dinner.

Featuring all the BOCKFEST Favorites

In addition to our regular Brunch Menu, we have some Bockfest favorites:

Bockfest Bloody Mary – Skewered ¼ Bockwurst with garnishments, and a 5oz. Bock Beer Sidecar

Bockwurst Hash – Bockwurst, Over Easy Egg, Poutine Gravy, Caramelized Onion, Red Peppers, Home Fried Potatoes

Bockwurst – Bockwurst, Apple Dijon Slaw, Home Fried Potatoes, Spicy Mustard

Bockwurst Entree – Bockwurst, German Potato Salad, Apple Bacon Sauerkraut, Whole Grain Mustard Demi

Check out our other brunch menu items: https://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/Menu/Brunch/

SATURDAY MARCH 2ND OR SUNDAY MARCH 3RD

BUY ONLINE

Featuring all the BOCKFEST Favorites

In addition to our regular Brunch Menu, we have some Bockfest favorites:

Bockfest Bloody Mary – Skewered ¼ Bockwurst with garnishments, and a 5oz. Bock Beer Sidecar

Bockwurst Hash – Bockwurst, Over Easy Egg, Poutine Gravy, Caramelized Onion, Red Peppers, Home Fried Potatoes

Bockwurst – Bockwurst, Apple Dijon Slaw, Home Fried Potatoes, Spicy Mustard

Bockwurst Entree – Bockwurst, German Potato Salad, Apple Bacon Sauerkraut, Whole Grain Mustard Demi

Check out our other brunch menu items: https://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/Menu/Brunch/

LEARN MORE

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER – SUNDAY 1-6PM

$25 Dinner

BUY ONLINE

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