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.


Lousiville 1800s

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. 

Ladies at Brain Brew Distillery Experience

Welcoming Bourbon Drinkers & Non-Bourbon Drinkers


Eureka! Ranch

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.


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.