I’ve drank a lot of beer from listermann. I usually seek them out when I’m buying beer because I know they probably have something new and different. As it turns out, I’m drinking their Operation Flinklock as I write this, a delicious coffee stout brewed with vanilla and chocolate. What took me so long to drive to Norwood to check them out, I don’t know, but I’m glad that I finally did.
As I was reminded on twitter, by Craft Beer Joe, you can find Listermann Brewing, really really close to Xavier University. Maybe that’s what took me so long to get down there, but colligate alliances aside…
Are you allowed at Listermann? It's awfully close to that "other" Cincinnati college
— Craft Beer Joe (@craftbeerjoe) November 21, 2018
You can find Listermann at 1621 Dana Ave Cincinnati, OH 45207. I would describe Norwood as a sleepy little place that was a little more quiet than I had imagined. I’ll go ahead and declare Listermann as the flagship watering hole in the neighborhood. They have a small but very cozy bar area in the taproom that expands out to a larger seating area if you’re not trying to sit that close to the bar. On my visit I sat at the bar to sit closer to the beer. At Listermann you can also find all of your homebrewing needs as well on the other side of the building. They have a swag wall full of anything you might need with the Listermann logo on it including stickers, shirts, and hats. If you’re looking for beer to go they also have a fridge stocked with their latest options. They also have a kitchen offering up a nice menu of foods and snacks.
Like I said before, I’ve had a lot of Listermann beer so I wasn’t sure if I could find something new to try while in the taproom. Of course, I was wrong. They had a full line up of new beers for me to try, so I got a flight. First up was Pinkies out, a pale ale at 5.8% that was delicious. I would drink it all day. Next up was Losanitville Pre Prohibition Lager. It’s a solid lager and one I’d drink again. Next, I had The King of Them All, a NEIPA that checks in at 6%. It’s a full bodied beer, like most NEIPAs are, but this one of the better one’s I’ve tried lately.
Finally, I had to try the Imperial Nutcase. Listermann has a porter called Nutcase that I’ve had in bottles before, it was good, peanut butter and chocolate. They took that already delicious beer and made it bigger and better. This new version checks in at a solid 10.2% so I wouldn’t advise drinking a lot of these and still plan on functioning afterwards. I’d advise visting the taproom just to try this beer. Good luck though, I’m sure it went fast.
Next time I’m in Norwood it’s because I’m back at Listermann. The beers are always on point and if you don’t like what you’re drinking, I guarantee they have something completely different on tap for you to try next. The taproom is open daily and you can find more information on their website or social media pages below.
@listermann on twitter and IG