Furlong Building Expands Local OTR Brewery

RhineHistoric renovation and expansion project for Rhinegeist

Wilder, KY–Furlong Building Enterprises, LLC, a commercial and industrial construction firm, announced a new design-build construction project for Rhinegeist in Over-the-Rhine, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The $10 million project includes building a new brewhouse, private event space, and a roofdeck that will be added to the 112,000 sq. ft. historic building. Rhinegist is a self-distributor/craft brewer based in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The project is located just north of Findlay Market at 1910 Elm Street in Cincinnati (the original site of Christian Moerlein Brewery).

 “We are proud and excited to provide our design/build services for the owners of Rhinegeist,” said President & CEO Jude Hehman. “A historic 155-year-old building project is full of challenges, but we are focused on all the details and on meeting the schedule for the expansion that is so critical to Rhinegeist’s future growth and success. We look forward to toasting with a can of suds once the project is complete.”

cranesThe new brewhouse, equipped with new storage and brewing tanks, will allow the company to increase capacity to produce over 30,000 barrels by the end of the year. Visitors and customers can enjoy the Rhinegeist products from several venues including a new roofdeck that is part of this expansion project. The project also includes a draft bar that has room for 200 people to enjoy a traditional German-style beer hall. The historic Elm Street site is on one of the future Cincinnati streetcar stops.

Furlong specializes in design-build construction, additions and renovations for commercial, industrial, office, medical and retail projects. The company was awarded the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Emerging 30 award and received the Tri-State Success Award by Cincy Magazine two years in a row. In 2013, the company was named to the Business Courier’s Fast 55 list of the region’s fastest growing companies. Services are provided throughout the Tri-State and Midwest Region including Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee.

For more information, visit www.FurlongBuilding.com or call 859-647-2999.