Blue Ash will be home to the area’s newest brewery by this fall, say the owners of Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati
, the brainchild of brothers Mike and Marquis Wofford, brewer Jason Surniak and a fourth silent partner.
“We’re focusing on the historical elements of Cincinnati,” Surniak says. “Everyone from Cincinnati is proud to be from here, and we want to bring that passion and share it with others.”
The brewery will be about 3,200 square feet at 11253 Williamson Road, with the taproom occupying 1,200 square feet. Queen City Brewery will offer tours of its production setup, and in the future Surniak might teach homebrewing classes or offer up a portion of his brewing equipment for others to use.
When Queen City Brewery opens, it will feature five flagship beers: a black IPA, a citrus IPA, a scotch ale, a nut brown ale and an oatmeal cinnamon stout. There will also be one or two rotating seasonals, with room to grow.
The location won’t offer an in-house food menu, but the team plans to partner with food trucks to set up outside on certain nights.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Mike Wofford says. “We all have a passion for business and are excited to bring a brewery to our hometown.”