Cincinnati is gaining a reputation as one of America’s best-kept secrets.  The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. is going to change that.  We believe that some secrets should be shared with the world.  If you agree, do something about it.  Attend the Beer Baron Ball and be part of turning Cincinnati into a world-class destination.


HELP BUILD CINCINNATI’S BREWING HERITAGE TRAIL
Roughly a decade ago, the Brewery District CURC was founded as a small, grass-roots non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of Cincinnati’s Brewery District.  Starting an urban redevelopment corporation with no assets requires creativity.  So we started with a vision.  We began by telling the story of our city’s brewing history.  We identified crumbling buildings that were once at the epicenter of Cincinnati’s culture and economy, and started sharing a vision for our future that takes pride in our heritage.

Back in 2006, we did something that was widely considered insane:  We started doing large-scale heritage tours of Over-the-Rhine.  Today, it is easy to forget how big those first steps were now that tens-of-thousands of people take OTR tours annually.  Now that we have succeeded at getting Cincinnatians to take a fresh look at the Brewery District, we are ready to let the world take a fresh look at Cincinnati.  The Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail will be a permanent, physical celebration of Cincinnati’s history.  It will be designed to attract visitors from around the world and to reclaim Cincinnati’s birthright as the crown jewel of the Midwest.  The concept of the trail has been vetted, honed, improved and approved by the City of Cincinnati and too many community and business organizations to list.  The plan and the basic infrastructure are in place.  Now we need your help to make this vision a reality.   You can view the plan for the Brewing Heritage Trail at www.BrewingHeritageTrail.com


THE BEER BARON BALL
Horseshoe Casino knows tourism.  That is why we are so excited that they have embraced the Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail.  Recognizing its potential to grow Cincinnati businesses, The Horseshoe Casino has generously agreed to host the Beer Baron Ball and be its prime sponsor.  That kind of support comes with responsibility.  We have committed to apply 100% of all proceeds of the ball to the design and construction of the Heritage Trail.  We have also assured the Horseshoe Casino that if we step forward together to call for Cincinnati’s help to build a world-class heritage trail, we will not stand alone.  Please prove us correct!

The Beer Baron Ball is an extravaganza of dinner, drinks, dancing, art, and history. Do your part for Cincinnati’s future by coming celebrate our brewing history in the grandest of style.