Cincinnati welcomed a new brewery to the family recently. This one is the first brewery to setup shop in Silverton. Breweries have a tendency to lead and inspire redevelopment or change in an area. High Grain will be at the center of it in the village of Silverton. You might even be able to say they were recruited to the area by local officials to spark that change. It seems to be a challenge they’re fine with taking upon themselves. Here’s my first impression of the newest brewery in town.
High Grain is located at 6860 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236. The brewery occupies an old municipal building but you wouldn’t be able to tell by the looks of their taproom. Its clean, fresh, and very sleek.
The patio out front is perfect for catching rays while trying a new brew. You’ll notice a unique bench on the patio, it was made from a tree that sat on the property that will soon be the bier garden. Something purposefully done to promote their goal of sustainability.
Upon walking in you’ll find the bar to the left, taproom seating to the right, and straight ahead seating for the restaurant. All told the places seats about 100 people in total plus another 20ish on the patio.
High Grain does have a full service kitchen, though hours are limited, for now, to dinner time. Don’t expect the microwaved wings, and soggy fries here though. They’re going all out with a “cut no corners” type of menu.
This past week High Grain when I visited the taproom they had 5 beers on tap. Which was on par for a brewery just opening its doors. I got a flight of 4, leaving out their session IPA. Here are they top 3 from my flight.
3. Village Amber – a red ale checking in at a cool 4.7% and 30 IBUs. This one is malty, smooth, and a smooth hop finish. It’s balanced and very approachable. 3.5/5
2. Northern Exposure – A Norwegian table ale checking in at 4.6% ABV and 39 IBUs. It’s a style of beer you won’t see that often. This one is very drinkable and dare I say crushable. 3.75/5
1.Mule – This is the IPA High Grain led off with which means they’re very confident in it and in my opinion with good reason. It’s golden in color, with a piney, grassy body, and a dry finish. At 6.2% ABV and 59 IBUs it’s not overwhelming. 4/5
High Grain Brewing is the new guy in town with a lot plans for the near future. Keep your eye on them and their taproom for what’s to come next. The Bier garden will soon be ready, the
Before you go check them out online