CINCINNATI, Ohio – Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. is introducing Moerlein Original Lager, a Vienna Style Lager featuring German Nobel hops. Moerlein Original Lager has been met with rave reviews at sneak peek tastings.
In 1981 Moerlein’s Select Lager was launched with great fanfare and paved the way for craft beers as one of the first craft lagers sold in the USA. With a blend of Vienna and select specialty malts, this copper colored lager is brewed to pay homage to Moerlein’s Original Lager of the 1850’s. Mellow malty notes with a lightly toasted character and floral noble hops lead you to a clean and crisp finish. Moerlein Original Lager clocks in at 5.0% ABV with 22 IBU’s. The beer is now available in 6 Pack Cans and Draft throughout greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Kentucky.
Brewers from both the Moerlein Lager House and Christian Moerlein Brewing Company brewing teams collaborated on the original recipe for over a year, with each brewing numerous test batches. Recently the Moerlein Lager House won Double Gold at the 2018 New York International Beer Competition in the Vienna and Helles Lager categories, which were followed by silver for Munchner Dunkel and a bronze for German Style Bock. With the four medals at the competition, Moerlein Lager House won Ohio Brewery of the Year. Additionally, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. brought home two more medals at the same competition. A Gold for American Style IPA and a Silver in Flavored Stout, making a whopping six medals awarded to the Moerlein Brew Team, four of which were lager style beers. “We are proud of the Moerlein brewing team’s recent awards including the four medals in lager categories,” said Greg Hardman owner of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
The iconic beer’s original Victorian lady graphic was brought back to celebrate Cincinnati’s grand brewing traditions. The Victorian era lady enjoying a Moerlein beer was prominently featured in Christian Moerlein advertising in the late 1800’s and when it was re-introduced in 1981 as one the first craft beers sold east of the Mississippi River. Moerlein Original Lager also has a new tagline with, “The Beer That Built Cincinnati” as both Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. and its lager beers were widely recognized for outstanding quality and building the brewing industry in Cincinnati.