the fire & ice experience

Fire & Ice Weekends Every Friday 5:30-9pm, Saturday 3-9pm, and Sunday 12-7pm. Jan12th – Feb 18th.
***CLOSED SUPER BOWL SUNDAY***

Get ready for a sizzling spectacle at Fire & Ice! Fire performers will set the stage ablaze with electrifying shows on illuminated podiums, turning Moerlein Lager House’s outdoor beer gardens into a fiery fiesta.

But that’s not all—the fun doesn’t stop with the fire! Chill out at our Ice Bar, complete with a drink luge, stunning ice displays, and cozy firepits to keep you warm. Whether you’re craving a bite inside or fancy a frosty cocktail outdoors, Moerlein Lager House has you covered.

And speaking of cocktails, don’t miss out on Molly Wellmann’s curated Fire & Ice concoctions, available throughout the venue to add an extra splash of excitement to your night! 🔥🍹🧊🎉🍽️

Event Details:

• When: Every Friday 5:30-9pm, Saturday 3-9pm and Sundays 12pm-7pm
• Where: Moerlein Lager House’s Indoor and Outdoor Beer Gardens
• Highlights: Themed Dinners (indoors), Outdoor Ice Bar, Ice sculptures, Fire Performers, 4-Lane Ice Slide, Igloo Rentals and Fire Pits

Join the icy adventure with our cool ice artist! Watch as they magically sculpt a plain block of ice into a frosty masterpiece. Snap photos, chat with the artist, and be mesmerized by the chilly transformation! It’s free to watch and our food and beverage areas will be open.❄️🎨📸

Special Sunday Brunch 11-2pm – Embark on a culinary journey with Chef Nathan Whittington at Moerlein Lager House, as his talented team crafts an exquisite Fire & Ice brunch menu for your indulgence.

Order off the special Fire & Ice menu and delight in the delectable offerings while immersing yourself in the captivating live performance by our Fire & Ice Fire Performers who start at noon.

There is no charge, just make a reservation at OpenTable by clicking here and in the comment section write Fire & Ice so we put you in an area to see the fire performer.

Indulge in a family-friendly experience every Sunday during Fire & Ice from 4-7pm, where kids (12 and under) dine for free at our Pizza & more Shack with the purchase of an Ice Slide Ticket for our thrilling 4-Lane Ice Slide.

Immerse yourselves in the lively atmosphere with a captivating live Fire Performer on center stage, explore mesmerizing Ice Sculptures, and, of course, take the plunge down our exhilarating Ice Slide.

For additional details on the Ice Slide and hassle-free ticket purchases, Click Here.

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🔥❄️ Make Your Reservation for a Fire & Ice Themed Dinner!

Step into a culinary wonderland at the Moerlein Lager House! While the atmosphere dazzles with fiery performances and shimmering ice sculptures, the true centerpiece of our event is a gastronomic journey like no other.

Savor a themed dining delight where our chef combines fiery passion with icy freshness. Each dish narrates a tale, ensuring a memorable culinary journey.

After your gourmet adventure, immerse yourself in the evening’s enchanting offerings. Find solace in the cozy embrace of an intimate igloo or embrace your inner child on our exhilarating 4-lane ice slide. Bask in the warmth of the firepit’s glow or savor a chilled drink from our stunning ice bar luge, where beverages glide smoothly, promising a sip of icy delight with every glass.

As the night progresses, let the mesmerizing fire performances captivate your senses, adding a touch of magic to the already vibrant ambiance.🍽️🔥❄️

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Check out the video below to experience the thrilling Fire & Ice spectacle at Moerlein Lager House!

With the perfect blend of culinary excellence and captivating entertainment, Fire & Ice at the Moerlein Lager House is an event not to be missed. Reserve your themed dinner and prepare to be enchanted!

masters of culinary craft: Meet Our Chefs, Wine curator, and mixologist

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Molly Wellman

Mixologist

 

Molly is a self taught mixologist in Cincinnati. She has immersed herself in the knowledge of classic cocktails and fine spirits; studying the history and proper preparation of classic cocktails from books mainly . Cocktails invented in the 1700′s to the 1950′s. She uses classic cocktails as a base for creating new and innovative drinks containing simple syrups, bitters, liquors and fresh juices she makes herself.

 

Molly is honored to have been able to work at many popular, restaurants and bars throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She is the former owner of Japp’s bar (voted one of the top 18 cocktail bars in the country by Esquire Magazine 2016).She now own Molly Wellmann Consulting & Entertainment . Molly was recently featured in Mid west living ,Cincinnati Magazine, Cincinnati Enquirer, People magazine , Cincinnati Businesses courier and city beat , as well as many well-read blogs.
 
Molly is the mixology Contributor for Bourbon+ Magazine , and a regular speaker at Moonshine University in Louisville. She had Been a Spirit Judge for American Distilling Institute , The Ascot Awards , and The New Orleans Spirit Competition. In April of 2023 ,Molly partnered with Northern Row Distillery in Cincinnati to launch “Cincinnati Gin” that is inspired by Krohn Conservatory.
 
She was currently voted best mixologist/bartender for CityBeat magazine for 2010 ,2011,2012,2013, and 2014,2015,2016, 2017, 2018,2020, 2021and 2022 .She has won the The Cincinnati partnership award from the Cincinnati convention and visitor bureau in 2014,The Women who mean Business Award from the Cincinnati Business courier in 2016 , The Ellen Battelle Dietrich award from the Covington Ladies Home in 2018, and the President’s Award from the Cincinnati Chapter of The Public Relations Society of America in 2018 she was also awarded Best Bartender /owner in the Nation by Nightclub and Bar media for2019.
 
 
Molly was born and raised in Cincinnati. After 12 years in San Francisco, she returned to her beloved hometown to be closer to her family.Molly is the author of ” Handcrafted Cocktails”.
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Yvette Simpson

Wine, Culture & Experience Curator

Yvette R. Simpson, Esq./MBA

Founder & Owner, Wine Inculturated

WSET L2 Certified Wine Educator & Home Vintner

Wine, Culture & Experience Curator

Yvette Simpson is a WSET L2 certified wine educator and a home vintner. Yvette’s passion for wine started over 25 years ago, when in the summer of 1997, she spent a summer in Urbino, Italy studying Italian language and culture. Yvette began her wine educator and winemaking journey in 2019 after COVID-19 shifted her work from travel to virtual, leaving her more time to focus on her wine education studies and winemaking.

She crafts wine varietals from Italy, Chile, and California under the label Vette’s Vineyards, including a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, a smoky Italian Chianti Reserve, and a bold, fruity California Rosé. A self-proclaimed foodie, wine lover, and bourbon enthusiast, the art and science of winemaking marries her left and right brain, a beautiful blend of the creative and analytical.

She also finds joy in creating curated wine and culture experiences, making wine more relatable and accessible to a wide range of diverse audiences. Her wine tasting and education business, Wine Inculturated is scheduled to launch in February 2023.

When she’s not doing “wine work,” Yvette Simpson serves as the Founder & CEO of Yvette Simpson LLC, Your Power Unlocked, a strategic consulting firm focused on executive strategy, politics, policy, and program development. Yvette is also a Contributor with ABC News, a panelist with NPR, and a national public speaker. A licensed lawyer, she serves as Counsel & Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) for Ulmer & Berne, LLP. She is also a licensed Realtor with Team Herr, Private Real Estate Collection, an all-women real estate team with the national boutique brokerage, Side. A former local elected official, Yvette served as President Pro Tempore of Cincinnati City Council. After leaving public service, she served as CEO of Democracy for America, a national progressive political movement organization.

Yvette earned two undergraduate degrees at Miami University, a law degree from The University of Cincinnati, and her MBA from Xavier University.

Active in her local community, Yvette has served on several boards and commissions. Yvette was named YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, A Top 100 Influencer by the American City Business Journals, a Woman of Influence by Venue Magazine, a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, and a Woman Who Means Business by the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Yvette is the wife of cartoonist and home brewer Joe Hoffecker, and bonus mom to three amazing adult daughters: Katie, Maggie, and Annie.

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Kayla Robison

Chef

 

Chef Kayla Robison, also known as Commander N’ Beef, triumphed as a recent winner of “Chopped” and “Guy’s Grocery Games.” With an 18-year journey in the restaurant industry, she moved from North Dakota to Cincinnati in 2012 to pursue pastry and culinary arts degrees.

Notably, Chef Kayla excelled as Executive Chef at Nation Bar and Grill in 2015, earning acclaim for her menu and appearance on the Cooking Channel. In 2018, she led a new menu initiative at Arnold’s Bar and Grill, a nationally recognized renowned establishment. During her 5-year tenure as Executive Chef, her collaborative approach with the team produced an award-winning menu, placing her on Cincinnati’s Top 10 Best Chefs list.

Beyond her local impact, Chef Kayla appeared on shows like “Chopped,” “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Man Vs. Food,” and “The Today Show”. Now, she travels the country doing events and pop-ups while sharing her culinary journey

Menu Items may change based on availability of ingredients at ordering and Chef directions.

Menu: Bone Marrow French Onion Soup 
Coconut Curry Lamb Shank Pot Pie: Harissa braised lamb shank, winter root veg, coconut curry spiced gravy, topped with a rosemary pie crust. 
Dessert: Salted whipped honey cheesecake featuring Hag Stone Hippie’s whipped honey 

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Christian Gill

Chef

 

Chef Christian Gill, renowned for his innovative culinary approaches, began making a significant impact as the Executive Chef at the Cincinnati Art Museum, followed by his role in curating chef-inspired recipes for Rhinegeist Brewery. His entrepreneurial journey advanced in 2018 with the launch of Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey, co-founded with PJ Neumann. This venture reinvented comfort food, earning the title of 2019 Cincinnati Best New Restaurant by City Beat.

Christian was celebrated as one of the top six chefs in Cincinnati in 2019, a testament to his culinary skill and creativity. His dynamic personality and expertise in the culinary arts led him to national television, where he made a lasting impression. Christian first appeared in the 2017 series “Guy’s Big Project,” progressing to the final four, and then triumphed in “Guy’s Grocery Games” in 2018. His culinary mastery was further highlighted when he won the “Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge” in 2019.

Despite the closure of Boomtown in 2022, Christian’s resilience shone through. He emerged victorious over Bobby Flay on “Beat Bobby Flay” and achieved remarkable success in “Guy’s Grocery Games: Summer Games.” In this five-episode, five-week series, Christian consistently performed at a high level, winning or placing in the top three in each episode, and ultimately clinching the overall prize.

In ‘Snack Vs Chef’ on Netflix, Christian showcased his remarkable skill in transforming challenging snacks with basic kitchen tools, epitomizing the notion that true culinary artistry transcends the confines of a high-end kitchen setup.

In 2022, Christian expanded his culinary repertoire by joining the team at Spiceology. As a Spiceologist, he assists foodservice partners, broadliners, and customers in flavor matching, blend application, and culinary innovation, pushing the boundaries of culinary artistry.

With a schedule packed with more television and streaming appearances in the upcoming winter season and beyond, Chef Christian Gill continues to inspire and encourage culinary enthusiasts to explore and innovate with confidence in the world of flavors.

Menu Items may change based on availability of ingredients at ordering and Chef directions.

Menu: (Belizean themed menu, Caribbean leaning with some Asian accents) Small bite plated upon arrival- Scallop Ceviche
1st course- Shrimp Vadouvan- shallot and onion curry poached shrimp, desiccated coconut, sweet fresno chutney, pickled golden beet
2nd course- Coastal Creole Beef- All spice and soy braised osso bucco, charred carrot and yam mash, english peas
3rd course- Spiced Orange Fry Jack- hand pulled dough, spiced marmalade, salted soy caramel, thai spiced ice cream.

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind, festive venue to make your holiday cocktail party, birthday bash, or family gathering truly memorable?

Create lasting memories at Fire & Ice at the Moerlein Lager House. Elevate your event by renting one of our eight cozy igloos, exclusively available for private gatherings this year. And guess what? The best part is yet to come.

Cozy Igloos are available for rent on the Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell Igloo Boardwalk during Fire & Ice. Igloos are available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Igloo reservations can be made by clicking here. 

Each igloo comes with a cocktail server. The $300 rental fee transforms into Gift Cards, redeemable on-site or at the Moer-To-Go pickup window, Fire & Ice select vendor stands, and inside Moerlein Lager House. The entire Igloo rental fee is returned via gift cards that never expire. It’s an incredible deal that enhances your experience inside your very own igloo sanctuary.

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Experience Unlimited Chills and Thrills with the Spectacular Go Metro Ice Slide Day Pass
***CLOSED SUPERBOWL SUNDAY***

Tickets $12.50/Rider, Family 4-Pack for $40
Includes Free Hot Chocolate
Fridays – 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturdays – 3pm- 9:00pm
Sundays – 12pm – 7:00pm *
*(Kids 12 and under Eat Free  4:00pm – 7:00pm on Sunday inside the Moerlein Lager House-off of the Kids Menu with the purchase of a slide ticket)
 

Step into a frosty extravaganza of excitement and set off on a thrilling journey down our enchanting Ice Slide at the Moerlein Lager House Fire & Ice event. Whether you’re an adventurous soul in search of a memorable thrill or a family eager for some icy enchantment, our Ice Slide promises boundless enjoyment.

HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: To take a chill ride on our Ice Slide, we’ve got a cool rule: Children 36″ tall & over can now ride with an adult in a double tube, and single tube riders 42″ & over can experience the thrill solo! So, stand tall and get ready to slide into a world of icy excitement! ❄️ #SlideSafely”

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The Safety of our Guests and Staff remains our highest priority.

Magic Ice USA reserves the right to close the Ice Slide at any time due to severe weather or unsafe conditions.
Ice Slide Tickets are Non-Refundable.
All Online tickets will be honored for future dates.
 Remember, you must be at least 42 inches tall to ride solo and at least 36 inches tall to ride with an adult in a double tube.

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Fire & Ice Weekends Every Friday & Saturday From 5:30-9pm, with a Special Sunday Brunch From 11am-2pm.  Jan12th – Feb 18th.

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