Artisan Craft Beer and Scratch Made Eats



Nine Giant started with a simple question:  “What would make the ultimate taproom experience?”  For us, the answers were pretty easy.  Constant evolution of hand-crafted beers.  Scratch-made food, sourced from the highest quality ingredients.  A smaller, more intimate environment.  And a glistening wall of blue subway tile.


Our dedication to experimentation creates a constantly evolving craft beer experience

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And, my favorite, these deep-fried can tell they’re homemade, because they still resemble the cucumbers they started out as, and the breading is bumpy and super-crisp
— Polly Campbell, The Cincinnati Enquirer

scratch kitchen

Our kitchen slings out artisan, scratch-made bar food sourced from the highest quality fresh ingredients

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This Week

Our brewery and kitchen constantly crank out new awesomeness.
New beers. Returning favorites. Menu specials. Burger Night. Keg infusions.
It's enough to make your head spin. Check back here for the latest news so you don't miss out!

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Kitchen Specials

Baked Burrata 9
toasted baguette. spicy marinara. burrata. basil.

Chicago-Style Italian Roll 10
braised shredded beef. giardiniera. mozzarella. hoagie roll.

Meatball Hoagie  10
pork + beef meatballs | mozzarella | spicy marinara | red onion | basil | Italian roll

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Newest Brews

Codex Saison

Debonair Irish Stout

Electrify New Zealand Pale Ale

Popscene Belgian Pale Ale

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Event Schedule

Tuesday Burger Night "Andouille Gravy Burger"
grass fed beef. andouille gravy. pickled red onion. arugula. comte cheese.

Wednesday Plinko
Tempt the hands of fate...

Thursday Beer Sorcery
Cocoa Nib & Mint
'West End Girls'
East India Porter


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Brandon Hughes

Head Cheerleader

Brandon holds down the business and food side of things for Nine Giant. A native of Cincinnati, Brandon attended Xavier University and has an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley. Prior to ditching corporate life for a bar stool, Brandon worked in Finance, Strategy Consulting, most recently at Riot Games. When not working on Nine Giant, he enjoys video games, board games, chef'ing his way around the kitchen and indie rock.

Michael Albarella

Chief Alchemical Officer

Mike is a beer witch, turning seemingly ordinary ingredients into delicious beer.  He prefers the term "Brewmaster", but whatever. Mike has been home-brewing since before he was of legal drinking age... so we'll just leave that be. Before starting Nine Giant, Mike was an architect in New York and most recently
with SFA in Cincinnati. Outside of Nine Giant, Mike enjoys reading about beer, thinking about beer and talking about beer. Some guys just have one-track minds.