Cincinnati’s east side will soon be home to the city’s newest microbrewery. Dead Low Brewing in California, located just a stone’s throw from Riverbend, PNC Pavilion, and Coney Island, will open October 10 and offer a broad selection of beers, hard seltzers, and ciders brewed on-site, in addition to casual and creative dining options.
“Our team wanted plenty of creative indoor and outdoor spaces to roam and relax, as well as spaces for casual dining and conversation,” says Co-founder Christine Hall. “Enjoy music and entertainment, host a business meeting, throw a private event, or simply stop in for a pint and a bite.” Diners can choose to sit in the taproom, the full beer garden, or on its connecting deck for a view.
With a rotating selection of craft beers, patrons will have plenty of beer options, including IPAs, American lagers, pilsners, Belgians, stouts, and cream ales, to name a few. Ciders, wine, house cocktails, and even kombucha, are also available for non–beer drinkers. Plus, a full-service kitchen will dish out everything from steak and rib entrées to the classic burger, salad, and pizza options.
The brewery’s quirky name draws on Cincinnati’s rich history of steamboats. “Deep Low” represents the minimum depth of water needed for a boat to sail the water safely, according to Co-founder Paul Ganim. A large mural in the taproom, illustrated by Evelyn Pence, will share this piece of the past.
Ganim sees the brewery as a symbol of a thriving life along the river, and the “dead low” metaphor as representative of every person’s journey. “We fell in love with the river history,” he says. “Navigating ‘dead low’ is the story of life.”
The brewery is set to open to the public Thursday, October 10, with a 2:45 p.m. ribbon cutting.
Regular hours will be Sunday 3–10 p.m., Monday–Thursday 3–11 p.m., and Friday–Saturday 3 p.m.–midnight.
Dead Low Brewing, 5959 Kellogg Ave., California