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© 2016 by Southwest Ohio Chapter of AEE

August 2015 Chapter Event

Topic:      Moerlein Lager House Tour And Social For Guests from Kharkiv Ukraine
When:      Friday Aug 28, 2015, 4pm
Where:     Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati 45202  (513.421.2337)
Cost:        None

This event featured a re-tour of the Moerlein Lager House (last tour was Nov 2014).  Moerlein Lager House is a 15,000 sf 2-story structure with a 'biergarten' atmosphere, seating upto 500 inside plus upto 600 in an outside beer gardens.  There is a 2nd-floor "Four Seasons Room" and a working microbrewery with an annual output of 5,000 barrels.  The Moerlein Lager House employs 200 people and became Cincinnati's largest brewpub in terms of capacity and the annual production.  The building has geothermal heating, cooling and refrigeration.  Future plans include a green roof and sun-shading of the interiors.  The "Pump and Dump" geothermal system supplies the Lager House with additional tap for expansion.  The building is intending to be a "green" building, aiming to apply for LEED certification.  It is a continued collaboration between the Cincinnati Park Board and Christian Moerlein Brewing Company to enhance green and LEED certified initiatives as responsible business practices.

A networking and social hour sponsored by AEE followed the tour.  SW Ohio AEE hosted 5 delegates from Kharkiv (Ukraine) and local board members from the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership.  The Energy Efficiency Sister City Program is receiving funds from USAID, a leading U.S. agency working to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.  For more info about the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership, visit http://cincy-kharkiv.org/. 

Parking Options: 

1. Valet parking is available through Central Parking for $12 per car, located directly in front of the Moerlein Lager House on Joe Nuxhall Way.      

2. Central Riverfront Garage Parking has the best entrance into the Moerlein Lager House, just west of the facility on Mehring Way.  Price is $5 for two hours, $7 for three hours, $9 maximum daily.  There are numerous entrances into this garage including: Second St by Main, Joe Nuxhall Way, and Race.  From the garage, follow signs to the "Event Lawn."  Take the Event Lawn elevator or stairs right at the Moerlein Lager House.  

3. Cincinnati Public Landing just east of the Moerlein Lager House is located at 435 East Mehring Way.  

4. Off-street metered parking is available throughout the Banks development and downtown, just north of Second St.