Burger Classic and Burger Light beers making a comeback

The Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. is on a roll, bringing back yet another iconic Cincinnati beer.

Hudepohl-Schoenling – which also brews Hudy Delight and Little Kings Cream Ale – will relaunch Burger Classic Beer and Burger Light Beer May 29, from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame museum on the riverfront.

“It’s a great day for Cincinnati brewing history,” said Greg Hardman President of Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Company, a division of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., which he owns. “Our mission has been to restore the great Cincinnati beer brands that once made the area known world-wide for its brewing heritage.”

Longtime Cincinnati Reds fans likely will have fond memories of Burger beer, a past staple of fans at the ball park. The brewery sponsored the Reds radio broadcast and Reds announce Waite Hoyt frequently plugged the brand, tying it to homers hit at Cincinnati’s former Crosley Field. Hoyt said those baseball’s were headed to “Burgerville.”

Burger and baseball will reunite at the relaunch. Admission to the event is $10 and includes a pass good for unlimited visits to the Hall of Fame through this Dec. 31. The first 600 paid admissions will get a commemorative edition Burger Classic salutes Crosley Field Remembered retro t-shirt. That night the Reds away game will be shown live in “Palace of the Fans Theater.”


In keeping with the economic times, both beers will have a pocketbook friendly suggested price of $5.99 for a 12-pack.

“The attractive price point is timely during these current economic conditions and the company anticipates the product to move well by offering a value price and local heritage,” Hardman said.

The brand stopped production in 2006. Burger will be brewed and packaged at City Brwery in Wisconsin but Hardman wants to open a brewery in Over-the-Rhine once the brand grows.

Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source: Greg Hardman, owner Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.

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