Cincinnati Museum Center and Rhinegeist Brewery partner on event of Jurassic proportions

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and Rhinegeist Brewery are working on a spectacle 150 million years in the making. CMC will unveil a display of prehistoric proportions on the taproom floor of Rhinegeist during Jurassic Geist on National Dinosaur Day, May 15.Throughout the historic restoration of Union Terminal, CMC has taken its objects, artifacts and programs into the community, connecting with frequent and new fans even as the Museum of Natural History & Science and Cincinnati History Museum remain temporarily closed. This Curate My Community initiative has seen mastodons, airplanes and early 20th century cars land at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a rare Sumatran rhinoceros specimen on the campus of the University of Cincinnati and a polar bear in the atrium of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, to name a few. Until now, however, almost every object has been seen by guests before. The partnership with Rhinegeist will unveil a new object in CMC’s collections on
display for the first time.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for us to showcase an object of this scale and nature to the public for the first time and to do it in a totally unique, remarkable way,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “We wanted to do this in a way that has never been done before, so we looked to Rhinegeist Brewery to help us out. They are a Cincinnati institution, an instantly-recognizable brand and destination for people of all ages. We knew they were the ones with the ambition and the space to match such a grand endeavor.”

As CMC readies for the reopening of Union Terminal and reimagined museum spaces in the coming years, it’s giving people a taste of what they can expect. Rhinegeist is also giving guests a literal taste.

To celebrate the partnership, Rhinegeist is brewing a special beer called Brittlebrain. The beer is an effervescent, fruity and slightly spicy Belgian Style Golden Ale clocking in at 8.6% ABV. Guests can get their first sip of the limited edition beer at the unveiling Jurassic Geist event on May 15 in support of CMC. The event is free and a portion of Brittlebrain sales will go toward CMC.

“Rhinegeist is excited to team up with such an impressive Cincinnati institution,” says Bob Bonder, president and co-founder of Rhinegeist Brewery. “Jurassic Geist provides a unique opportunity for people from all over the city and beyond to take part in this unprecedented experience.”

The Jurassic period is thundering into Rhinegeist Brewery on May 15 for Jurassic Geist. Join us as we unveil Cincinnati’s newest icon.

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