Cincinnati’s New ‘Darkside of Brewing Tour’ Features Murder, Mayhem and a Visit to an Underground Beer Cellar | Things to Do | Cincinnati

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If you need a dose of liquid courage to do something scary, the new Brewing Heritage Trail “Darkside of Brewing” tour might just be for you.

Starting Sept. 9 and running through Nov. 5, this spooky series takes attendees into Cincinnati’s “haunted and gruesome” brewing past on a walking tour — which includes a deep underground visit.

“Grave robbing, a serial killing saloonist, and other murderous and deadly mayhem is explored on this haunted tour, which also includes a visit to an abandoned city street, overtaken by nature, as well as a flashlight tour of the underground cellar complex of a historic abandoned Cincinnati brewery,” reads the event description.

Tours run 6 and 8 pm Friday and Saturday nights until October, when the Brewing Heritage Trail will add a 6 pm Thursday tour to the lineup. Tickets are $29 for adults and $15 for youths.

The walking portion is less than a mile, but will take place rain or shine. The tour lasts 1-and-a-half hours and includes both paved and unpaved surfaces. Guests will be provided with a flashlight.

If scary spirits aren’t for you, the Brewing Heritage Trail also hosts a variety of historic tours focused on Cincinnati beer history. All Brewing Heritage Trail tours come with a beer.

Tours leave from the Brewing Heritage Trail Tour Center at 1939 Race St., Over-the-Rhine.

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