Private Bourbon & Cocktail Events
Dexter Bourbon & Cocktail Events are inspired by our namesake – World Famous Whiskey Maker, Edmund Dexter. These experiences bring alive the world of custom bourbon in 1862 – when 85% of the whiskey in America came from Cincinnati. It was a magical time, as author Charles Dickens and the future King of England came to visit Dexter at his mansion on 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati.
CHOOSE YOUR BOURBON & COCKTAIL EVENT FORMAT
An Interactive Bourbon & Cocktail Journey from the 1800s
CLASSIC FORMAT: Distillery Custom Bourbon Experience
This is the CLASSIC one hour custom bourbon experience we offer at our distillery. You and your gusts will learn the history of 1800s bourbon – taste Six 92 to 95 point bourbons and craft your own personal bourbon. Dinner or other group events are also available in this format.
Includes live experience with storytelling, six bourbons for tasting + blending and a tasting flight of three whiskey cocktails per person.
OPEN BAR FORMAT: Custom Bourbon Machine & Old Fashioned’s
This is a one-of-a-kind experience that can be added to your event. It’s a 2 hour open bar (or until bourbon runs out) option where we bring our Dexter 1862 Custom Bourbon Machine to your event and create made to order custom bourbons for your guests. Guests choose their bourbon to be served neat, on the rocks or as an 1862 Original Old Fashioned.
Includes Brain Brew staff to operate machine for two hours, custom bourbon machine brought at your location of choice and custom made drinks for your guests.
Welcoming Bourbon Drinkers & Non-Bourbon Drinkers
CHOOSE YOUR EVENT LOCATION
Our Distillery Located at the Eureka! Ranch in Newtown, OH
LOCATION A: The Brain Brew Distillery at the Eureka! Ranch
We can host you at our Eureka! Ranch Tasting Room just minutes from downtown Cincinnati on Lake Barber in Newtown, Ohio. This space includes a two story grand fireplace, original art, games and historic 1800’s bar. In partnership with the Thunderdome Restaurant Group, we offer three food options at our distillery: Eagle Fried Chicken Dinner, Bakersfield Taco Bar or the Currito Classic Bowl Bar. You can also provide your own catering option by special arrangement.
LOCATION B: Your Venue
All custom bourbon & cocktail experiences can be held anywhere as private events at homes, offices, clubs, restaurants or bars. In keeping with Ohio Law, if the venue is not “licensed for alcohol”, then the bourbon for the event must be purchased at our distillery in advance of the event.
OPTIONAL DISTILLERY CATERING OPTIONS
OPTION 1: The Eagle Fried Chicken + Sides
Eagle Fried Chicken, Hot Honey, Mac & Cheese, Spoonbread and Coleslaw
OPTION 2: Bakersfield Taco Bar
Tortilla Chips, Salsa Rojo, & Salsa Verde, Pollo Verde, Short Rib, Black Beans, Romaine, Verde Rice, Crema, Queso Fresco, Pickled Jalapeño, Pickled White Onion, Cilantro, Limes and House Hot Sauce
OPTION 3: Currito Classic Bowl Bar
Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, Grilled Chicken & Grilled Steak, Pico de Gallo, Corn Salsa, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Creamy Lime Dressing, Romaine, Jack Cheese, House Hot Sauce, Individual Tortilla Chip Bags.
Please note, we have limited ability to customize food offerings.
Gourmet Pizza Option
Another option for private events it the Brain Brew Crew will fire up their pizza ovens and craft some of the best pizza anywhere. All dough is made from a classic Italian recipe – flour, water, salt, yeast. Among the our most popular pizza options are:
- SQUAWKING BUFFALO® Pizza – A unique twist on chicken wings pizza – home made hot sauce is combined with smoked chicken, mozzarella, celery and dressed with ranch dressing for a delicious treat. \
- SPIRAL MARGARITA® Pizza – Fresh mozzarella and basil pest add a modern twist to this classic pizza. THis remarkable pizza took second place in the USA National Pizza Championship in Las Vegas.
- TRIPLE MEAT PIZZA – Sausage, Pepperoni and Hamburger is the classic for meat lovers.
- FIG & PROSCIUTTO – Fig jam, Italian prosciutto, mozzarella dressed with arugula and a balsamic glaze reduction. It’s light and tasty.
- Other options are available seasonally.