Rhinegeist: Featured Brewery of the Summer


If there’s one thing to know about The Rail, it’s how important being local is to us. We like to show our Local Love, and we’re excited to share a new program, with a Featured Brewery Partner for the season. This summer, we’ve chosen Rhinegeist Brewery of Cincinnati to partner with us through August, sharing a unique selection of brews and promotions to go along with them!

Rhinegeist is a craft brewery located in the heart of Cincinnati’s Brewery District -  even their name pays tribute to the historic “Over-The-Rhine” area, with Rhinegiest meaning, “Ghost of The Rhine.” Their brewing facility operates within the 110,000 square foot skeleton of an old Moerlein Brewing Company bottling plant, built in 1895. Rhinegeist is influenced by West Coast brewing styles, bringing the spirit of a bustling yet easygoing craft beer scene to southern Ohio. They believe in the power of beer to bring great people together, foment fantastic ideas, and build a community that values craft beer and one another. We have to say, they’ve made The Rail team firm believers too!

The first batch of Rhinegeist Beer was brewed in June of 2013 by a five-man team comprised of their Co-Founders Bob and Bryant, ”Brewing Gurus” Jim and Luke, and their Head of Distribution, Dennis. They soon realized they were onto something great, but while the brewery grows in popularity, they remain a small team with big dreams.


With their West Coast flair, Rhinegeist compliments their  aggressively hoppy beers with the finesse of lower-alcohol styles. They like to call this yin/yang approach, “Hoppy/Sessionable,” and they aim to brew beers where “the first sip calls for the third.”


Rhinegeist’s flagship beers on tap at The Rail include:

- Truth, a dry IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe Amarillo and Centennial hops at 7.2% ABV.

-  Cougar, a bright Blonde Ale at 4.8% ABV.

- Knowledge, a dank, piney and Citrusy Imperial IPA.

Not only do they offer great beers, but they also specialize in “Cidergeist,” a series of craft ciders, which provides them the opportunity to produce a lighter, drier taste that beer can’t achieve. We’re proud to feature their Semi Dry Cider, light and sweet with notes of apple, and Bubbles, a Peach and Cranberry Rosé Ale perfect for spring and summertime.


As our featured Ohio brewery of the summer, Rhinegeist will be available in all four locations through August. You’ll be able to find a few taps dedicated to their flagship beers, as well as ones you won’t find anywhere else in the area, with different selections hand-picked for Akron, Canton, North Olmsted and Strongsville.  

As part of our summer partnership, every Thursday and Friday we’ll be hosting Growler Nights, with $10 Rhinegeist growler refills all day long, now through the end of August! You don’t have to travel down to Cincinnati to enjoy your favorite Rhinegeist brew at home… and you’re getting an awesome deal too. Plus, you can try all our Rhinegeist drafts with this season’s Featured Ohio Brewery Flight, also $10 all summer. We’ll drink to that!