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Grand Opening of Listermann Brewing Company’s Taproom Kitchen

Friday, January 5, 2024 - Cincinnati, OH


Beginning at noon on Thursday, January 11, Listermann Brewing Company will formally open its kitchen, offering guests a full menu of tastefully curated, seasonal selections. Guests can choose from a variety of shareables, fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, white cheddar mac and cheese, and flatbreads. Listermann Co-Owner, Terrie Ipson, says, “The pretzels with Nutcase Porter mustard and Hop Head NE IPA beer cheese and the Pre-Pro Lager braised pork wings have been a hit with our guests and employees.” 


Owners Steve and Terrie Ipson are excited to take over the kitchen and complement the brewery's award-winning beer and mead with a delicious culinary experience. Chef Alain Ratinoff is working closely with Head Brewer, Matthew Daniel, and Meadmaker, Matt Faris, 

to inspire and incorporate the taproom’s 18 draft offerings, including beer, cider, and mead. 


The Ipsons also look forward to providing guests with a reliable and consistent dining experience. The kitchen will operate under the same hours as the taproom, so guests can expect to have the opportunity to order food when they are visiting. Ipson states, “Our entire staff share the same passion for our product and are excited to provide guests with an exceptional food and beverage experience.” 


Listermann is one of Cincinnati’s oldest craft breweries and one of the first three breweries to launch the city’s craft beer boom. The brewery has been producing a variety of award-winning beers and mead since 2008. In 2023, “Chickow! Coconut Fudge” won gold in the U.S. Open Beer Championship, while “Ichor | Zeus” won silver, and “Wealthy Financier”, a Barrel-Aged Cyser (mead/cider hybrid), won bronze at the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers.


Listermann Brewing Company Taproom & Kitchen menu and hours can be found at

Listermann Brewing Company to Open New Restaurant Inside Taproom

Friday, August 18, 2023 - Cincinnati, OH


For the first time in the brewery's history, Listermann Brewing Company will be opening its own taproom kitchen. Owners Steve and Terrie Ipson are creating a diverse, high-quality menu reflecting their culinary vision of gastropub fare. The change from having third-party food vendors to now its own kitchen will allow Listermann to gain complete control over its guest experience, an opportunity the Ipson's are excited to leverage to take Listermann into the future.


Since the kitchen opened in 2017, it has hosted three restaurants, most recently, Tickle Pickle. With Tickle Pickle's decision not to renew their lease, Listermann is moving into the kitchen with plans to begin serving patrons by late fall. Tickle Pickle will continue operating inside Listermann's taproom with its full menu until September 8th, after which a limited menu will be available through September until Listermann's kitchen is operational. Terrie Ipson said, "We are grateful to have had a quality food vendor with a loyal following serving our clients. We are now looking forward to the opportunity to provide our customers with a culinary experience that will pair well with our award-winning craft beer and mead."


The brewpub menu will feature small plates including charcuterie boards, baked artichoke asiago gratin with grilled pita and pretzels and Listermann Hop Head beer cheese complimented by a vast selection of salads, sandwiches, mac 'n cheeses, and flatbread pizzas. "Our menu items have been carefully curated to offer something for every palate," said Terrie.


Listermann will offer attendees a taste of the new menu during the brewery's 15th Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 9th. A selection of the new menu items will be available for purchase throughout the day, along with four new, unique anniversary beers and two barrel-aged meads. 


Listermann Brewing Company Announces New Ownership


Thursday, February 2, 2023 – Cincinnati, Ohio: 


Dan and Sue Listermann announce their retirement from Listermann Brewing Company, one of Cincinnati, Ohio’s first craft breweries and the region’s largest home brewing supply store. Terrie and Steve Ipson will continue the Listermann’s legacy through the creation and delivery of exceptional craft beer, community service and support for those who have a passion for home brewing.


Since the brewery’s opening in 2008, Listermann has risen to become a nationally recognized, heavily decorated craft beer icon. Listermann Brewing Company has won Gold medals from GABF (Great American Beer Festival), FOBAB (Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers), and the US Open Beer Cup. From equipment to manufacturing, sales, and eventually, a taproom, Listermann Brewing Company has been a major contributor in growing the craft beer industry.


Under the continued leadership of Jon Vollman (General Manager), Matthew Daniel (Head Brewer), and the rest of Listermann's superb staff, Listermann Brewing Company will continue to brew and distribute a wide array of quality craft beers. Listermann will continue to round out their 18 rotating taps with the award-winning Chickow! Double Brown Ale and Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter, along with premium lagers, IPAs, stouts, sours, meads, ciders and various barrel-aged offerings to please any palette.


Embodying the soul of craft beer, Listermann Brewing Company started by manufacturing homebrewing equipment in 1991 and evolved into a full-scale homebrew shop in 1994. Allen Moellmann, Home Brew Store Manager and pilot brewer, along with the rest of the experienced and knowledgeable staff, will continue to assist the home brew community by providing a wide range of equipment and supplies to brew the best craft beer possible.


Listermann’s founders, Dan and Sue Listermann shared, “We’re exceptionally proud of the opportunity to have been pioneers in supporting local home brewers and helping to build the Cincinnati craft brewery scene. When looking toward the future, we knew finding someone that could maintain our reputation, continue our legacy and take Listermann Brewing Company to the next level was critical. The Ipson’s ability to focus on quality craft beer, guest experience, community involvement and employee culture will enable them to carry on the Listermann Brewing family tradition and values.”


Terrie Ipson, co-owner said, “We couldn’t be more excited to join the Listermann family. We have been working for more than 10 years to be a part of the craft brewery industry and when Steve and I were contacted by the Listermann’s, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to lead one of our favorite breweries in Ohio.”


About Listermann Brewing Company


Listermann Brewing Company is located at 1621 Dana Ave. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 2008, our passion is all about innovative, high quality, award-winning craft beer and supporting the local Cincinnati community. Listermann’s Home Brew Supply Store is the only full-service home brew supply store in Cincinnati. Its dedicated staff has over 100 years of combined brewing and wine-making experience and is available to assist customers from beginners to advanced levels.

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