On Tap

One More Time, On Three.

At Fretboard, we aspire to create something new, that inspires and excites. The beer we create start with a carefully perfected recipe, but then Fretboard pushes a little further. We finish each batch in a drum that hums at just the right frequency to tease out the crisp flavor of the hops and balance the warmth of toasted grains. Then we serve it at a perfect 38º so you can taste every note.

We are musicians and craftsman of fine malted and hopped beverages. Why does that matter? Because we pour every ounce of our passion and dedication into the craft of making beer. We know the difference between a good beer and a great beer is ‘one more time’.

One more rehearsal, one more intimate show in front of your closest friends and biggest critics to tease out the real potential. And all that hard work pays off when you finally debut in front of a crowded room.

So please, come join us for what is sure to be a good show. If you happen to overhear a conversation in our brewery and you can’t tell whether we’re talking about the beer or the music, then you’re in the right place.

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Mellowship

YEAR-ROUND | Now on Tap!

INDIA SESSION PILSNER

ABV

4.9%

IBU

14

Hop notes

Noble

Description

This sessionable pilsner celebrates the fellowship of Cincy beer with traditional grains and blend of American and noble hops. And just like the song, it’s a beer you’ll adore  – bad 4$$ like a bison.

Fretboard Vlad

2018 SILVER AWARD, WORLD BEER CUP, INTERNATIONAL STYLE PILSNER
2018 Silver Medal Winner, US Open Beer Championship

Pilsner

ABV

5.3%

IBU

17

Hop notes

Saaz

Description

When you brew a serious Pilsner it deserves a serious name. Vlad is no compromise. This guy slays it! If you get stuck on this beer, we won’t be surprised. And if you ever read a book about Vlad the Impaler, Whoa! Look out. Grab a glass of Vlad. He was serious too.

Fretboard TREY

Year Round

AMBER

ABV

5.7%

IBU

19

Hop notes

Ahtanum

Description

Trey loves to scale all 24 frets with this beautiful blend of red and brownish overtones throughout every sip. Truly a unique and rich amber ale that is supplied with earthy notes of the Ahtanum hop, so don’t be surprised if you end up checking out Trey more than once. Let’s just say, thank you Mr. Miner because this one has got serious chops!

Reba

Summer Seasonal

STRAWBERRY Blonde Ale

ABV

5.3%

IBU

10

Hop notes

Centennial, Cascade

Description

Light, effervescent bubbles come to mind when you sip on this beauty but not light on taste. Our strawberry blonde is the bomb! Take this in a growler to go and share with friends on a boat, in the country or at your pool this summer. Tis the season for warmer weather and light sipping beers. The Colonel couldn’t be prouder.

S23

Year Round

Session IPA

ABV

4.9%

IBU

49

Hop notes

Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo, Citra

Description

In honor of Eric Sierra, former Cincinnati Police Sergeant, 50¢ of every pint of S23 is donated to Behind the Badge, a non-profit community based organization formed to raise awareness and money for charities in the local Tri-State area.

This Session IPA features mango and resiny notes with a finish that will leave you wanting more. S23 is not your average session light beer with just a bunch of hops. Our head brewer spent extra time crafting a session beer tastes like a true, full bodied IPA but without the big ABV punch so you can enjoy more without sacrificing flavor. This beer is best enjoyed among friends or family and ideally over a long discussion with any type of music.

Improv

Year Round

India Pale Ale

ABV

7.1%

IBU

69

Hop notes

Mosaic, Citra

Description

Improv IPA will lead you on an epic hop journey winding you through the sweet twists and turns of a complex yet subtle beer. Improv is brewed to release a sweeter malt flavor that balances the gigantic hop additions. The result, a taste that is smooth, full of a huge hop nose with burst of bursts of grapefruit & melon. We believe Improv is best consumed while listening to the sounds of what else… jam bands! Grateful Dead, Phish and Pink Floyd are a few of our favorites.

NOW ON TAP – Try our Juicy Improv! Infused with grapefruit.

Peso In My Hand

2018 Ohio Craft Brewers Cup Gold Medal
Year Round

Mexican Lager

ABV

4.9%

IBU

12

Hop notes

Hallertauer Mittelfrüher

Description

We got a case of the Mexicali Blues when we came up with this delicious treat. Just add a slice of lime and this beer will take your winter blues away. It’s easy drinking, light and tropical, just like a Mexican Lager should taste. Best served with a side of island music and visions of sandy beaches, Peso In My Hand is sure to be a hit any time of the year.

Crazy Train

2018 Silver Medal Winner, U.S. Open Beer Championship
Year Round

Belgian Pale Ale

ABV

5.5%

IBU

16

Hop notes

Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, Saaz

Description

Add some Belgian yeast to any style and get ready to ride a crazy train. With bubble gum and fruity esters, there are some epic solos that happen in this Belgian Pale Ale. Shed no more tears with this Belgian Pale Ale and enjoy a few trips around on the crazy train and take the “Rhodes” less traveled.

SHIMMY SHIMMY COCOA POP

Seasonal

chocolate red ale

ABV

6.5%

IBU

14

Hop notes

N/A

Description

Kiss me and I’ll kiss you back – with chocolate. Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop – it’s new school, it’s old school and it smells delicious. If you like chocolate, treat yourself to a little something something with a Shimmy Shimmy. This beer pairs well with smooth jazz, soft or chill music and good conversation with your significant other.

Fugee

Seasonal

breakfast ale

ABV

6.1%

IBU

15

Hop notes

N/A

Description

It’s like breakfast in a glass! Infused with French toast, vanilla, and cinnamon flavors, this one is undeniably delectable. The best days start with a good breakfast.

MicroBrass

Seasonal

Cincinnati Lager

ABV

4.8%

IBU

16

Hop notes

N/A

Description

What do you get when you combine the famed Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Fretboard brewing? An intimate experience that connects the musically curious and Fretboard’s award-winning lagers. Meet MicroBrass! Our latest Cincinnati lager is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It melts the invisible divide between audience, musicians and beer, connecting you to the art in a new way! Be sure to grab a pint of this tastiness before it’s gone in the taproom.

Rockin’ The Rhein

Seasonal

Oktoberfest, marzen Lager

ABV

5.5%

IBU

16

Hop notes

N/A

Description

Rockin’ the Rhein, Reinheitsgebot pure traditional Oktoberfest, our Marzen Lager! The only thing not German about this is the water!

Now back on tap! Get it while it lasts!

PEARFÊTI

Year Round

Sparkling Perry

ABV

5.2%

Description

We are proud to introduce Fretboard Fêti, our new line of sparkling fruit wines. Pearfêti is a Sparkling Perry commonly referred to as a pear cider. With a natural semi-sweetness, the pear based beverage makes a great alternative for the non-beer drinker.

Mimosa

Seasonal

Sparkling fruit wine

ABV

5.2%

Description

As our second edition to our Fretboard Fêti line of sparkling fruit beverages, Mimosa is delicious treat. With just right the combination of semi-sweet pears and editions of blood orange flavors, Mimosa will sure to delight. Enjoy for brunch or during any time of the day.

PIÑA

Seasonal

Sparkling Perry

ABV

5.2%

Description

It’s not too late in the season to enjoy a tropical mix of heaven. Get our Fretboard Fêti tropical drink, Piña before it’s too late! Infused with Piña Colada flavors of coconut and pineapple, this Sparkling Perry is a great party drink and will play well with other beverages.

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El Jefe – Hefeweizen

 

ABV

4.9%

IBU

13

Description

“Master of metaphors”, this traditional German style “hefe” is a full-flavored boss man with plenty of banana overtones thanks to the European style of yeast. Not into those hoppy ones or want something more flavorful than a light beer? Well, then this one is clutch. Riff on a pint of El Jefe, because he’s come to take you away.

S23 Infused with Pineapple – Session IPA

ABV

4.9%

IBU

49

Hop notes

Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, Centennial

Description

In honor of Eric Sierra, former Cincinnati Police Sergeant, 50¢ of every pint of S23 is donated to Behind the Badge, a non-profit community based organization formed to raise awareness and money for charities in the local Tri-State area.

This Session IPA features mango and resiny notes with a finish that will leave you wanting more. S23 is not your average session light beer with just a bunch of hops. Our head brewer spent extra time crafting a session beer tastes like a true, full bodied IPA but without the big ABV punch so you can enjoy more without sacrificing flavor. This beer is best enjoyed among friends or family and ideally over a long discussion with any type of music.

Quarter Note – Dry Hopped Gose

ABV

5.1%

IBU

6

Hop notes

Mandarina Bavaria, Citra

Description

This crisp, tart, thirst quenching Gose is the perfect Summertime Beer. Dry hopped with Citra hops for notes of grapefruit and mango.

Quarter Note – Melon Gose

ABV

5.1%

IBU

6

Hop notes

N/A

Description

We took our Gose and infused it with Honeydew Melon. Another summer pleaser!