November 2014 Chapter Event
Topic: Moerlein Lager House Geothermal System
When: Friday Nov 21, 2pm
Where: Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati 45202
This event featured a tour of the Moerlein Lager House. A 15,000 square foot, 2-story structure with a 'biergarten' atmosphere, it seats up to 500 inside with an additional 600 in outside beer gardens. There is a 2nd-floor "Four Seasons Room" and a working microbrewery with an annual output of 5,000 barrels. Once complete, the Moerlein Lager House will employ 200 people and become Cincinnati's largest brewpub in terms of capacity and the annual production.
Building has geothermal heating, cooling and refrigeration. Future plans include a green roof and sun-shading of the interiors. A "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," says Christian Moerlein Brewing Company owner Greg Hardman.
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. Parking is conditional - weather permitting at this location and no overnight parking is allowed.
4. Off-street metered parking is available throughout the Banks development and downtown, just north of Second St.