MPH Brewing opened in May of 2020 amid all the uncertainty of the pandemic as Montgomery’s first brewery. A little over a year later, they’re going strong in downtown Montgomery where they offer something for ever palate.
Montgomery Public House (MPH) Brewing is located at 7880 Remington Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242. It’s housed in a former pizzeria and it just so happens they offer up pies now too.
If you’re driving, MPH has plenty of parking surrounding the taproom. If the lots full there’s public parking right down the street. The taproom itself is on the smaller side with exposed brick and wood working highlighting its features. If you’re looking to catch a game MPH has TVs all around the taproom and even in the tent outside.
If you’re looking for outdoor seating MPH offers plenty, either on the wrap around patio or the tent in the parking lot. A cool little patio feature is the ordering station right on the patio. No need to walk inside to order your next pint, just walk up to the Dutch door.
On top of MPH brewing up delicious beers they offer a full food menu too. Anything from bar bites to brick over pizzas. With half the kitchen situated in taproom you get all of the amazing smells from the pizzas going coming out the oven.
On my visit, MPH offered a great variety of beer styles. From Radlers, IPAs, Tripels, and Porters odds are MPH will have a style for you. They have 20 taps and all but 6 were pouring MPH’s own brews. Something very unique about MPH is the partnership they have with Left Hand Brewing out of Colorado. It turns out that the general manager of MPH, Jim Christmann and Eric Wallace, co-founder and president of Left Hand are cousins and both Cincinnati natives. The other 6 taps were filled with Left Hand beers. If beer isn’t your thing they offer select wines and bourbons too.
On my first visit to a brewery I always aim to try as many different beers as possible so I went with two flights to maximize the beer diversity. Right now you can only get MPH’s beer in their taproom so I hadn’t heard much about what other people had thought about their beer. After my flights I can say they’re brewing up quality beers the right way. Of the eight beers I tried here are the three that stood out to me for one reason or another.
3. Fool Monty – This DIPA is a doozy. At 8.5% and 119 IBUs you know you’re drinking a double IPA. Hoppy from start to finish it’s strong yet very smooth. It’s not for everyone but if you’re a hophead like me, this one is right up your alley. 3.75/5
2. French Connection – I can really appreciate a good farmhouse ale, that’s why I seek them out at new breweries. This one didn’t disappoint. It’s 7.4% and 18 IBUs so it’s not to be taken lightly even though the brew itself is florally and has that coveted bubblegum flavor finish. If this is on the tap list during my next visit I’m leading off with this one. 4/5.
1. Napoleon’s Revenge – Is a Belgian Tripel that checks in at 9% and 30 IBUs. It’s strong yet subtle with all of the Belgiany – yeasty, and banana notes that make a triple a tripel and this one is very well done. 4.25/5
Don’t let the beers I highlighted fool you. MPH doesn’t just serve high ABV beers, there were a number of sessionable beers to be had as well. (The Radler for example is 3%!) MPH is a DORA participant so if you want to take a stroll with your beer MPH has you covered with the $1 DORA cups. Almost every night of the week MPH is offering up deals or specials, the Tuesday night 2 pints and a pizza for $20 is hard to pass up, so there’s no excuses not to try Montgomery’s newest staple.
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