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Why "March First"

March First Brewing was founded with the same spirit of independence and tenacity as our nation. Our name pays homage to the great state of Ohio, founded March 1, 1803.

We specialize in “drinkable" craft beer, seltzer, cider and spirits. We proudly brew, distill, can and bottle in Cincinnati, Ohio. We admittedly do not follow popular trends or industry norms, and it is in precisely this that makes us delightfully unpredictable.

Why do we do it? To create an ever growing number of well paying, rewarding and sustainable American jobs by producing the highest quality, handcrafted adult beverages designed to make the world a happier place

March First Kemper Rd.

March First Brewing on Kemper Rd. in Sycamore Twp. is where our journey began on March 1st 2016 when we filed our articles of organization were filed with the state of Ohio. Just a little over a year later our doors opened to the public in our small taproom adjacent to our brewery where our current event space is.

In that first year we also launched Sycamore Distilling (now Cincinnati Distilling) and we began distributing our whiskeys, bourbons, vodka and rum alongside our beer. By the end of 2018 we had expanded our taproom into our current space essentially tripling our size. We also launched Cincinnati's first hard seltzer, Astra during this time as well. Since Astra's launch it has grown into the world's fastest growing craft seltzer selling millions of cans a year.

You can enjoy craft beer, seltzer and cocktails as well as an extensive food menu at our Kemper Location. You can also expect weekly smaller events as well as monthly and quarterly large scale events developed around the products you know and love. Make sure you follow us on social media to keep up to date on what's going on!

March First Cincinnati

March First Brewing opened their downtown Cincinnati taproom on Fountain Square in 2023. The space features 36 taps for craft beer and seltzer, cocktails by Cincinnati Distilling and an amazing food menu. Catch your favorite team on one of our 30 TVs our our huge video wall!

Want to get some work done with your team? Rent out the Astra conference room! Birthday party, reunion, holiday party or something else? We have space for you!


We host March First For Good Pint Night Benefits about once a month in our taproom. During the benefits, proceeds from every pint sold go to the featured nonprofit organization. 


We are one of several breweries in Cincinnati partnering with Brewhaus Dog Bones, a not for profit company dedicated to providing vocational training for young adults with disabilities. Our spent grains are sent to Brewhaus where they become the main ingredient for the unique dog treats.

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