Cincinnati Symphony teams with brewery for “Plum Beethoven”

Posted on: January 23, 2018

“A Cincinnati craft brewery is teaming with a local arts icon on its next beer,” writes Bill Cieslewicz in Monday’s (1/22) Cincinnati Business Courier (OH). “Northside-based Urban Artifact, which specializes in tart and sour beers, is collaborating with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as it kicks off ‘Beethoven Revolution,’ a three-year series of Beethoven’s groundbreaking symphonies, this weekend. Patrons of the CSO’s Beethoven + Bartók concerts … will be able to purchase Plum Beethoven, described as a plum Midwest fruit tart, on draft or as carryout … at Music Hall concession counters before or during the performances…. ‘This beer uses traditional ingredients in its malt recipe but builds upon that with a daring amount of whole plums to create something that is truly Cincinnati’s own,’ brewer George Burpee said in a statement. The brewery, founded in 2015, in the past has collaborated with other Ohio breweries as well as local landmarks, including the Museum Center at Union Terminal, on specialty beers. This represents the first official collaboration with a music organization. Plum Beethoven will also be available at Urban Artifact’s taproom…. There will be limited distribution to local retailers.”

Posted January 23, 2018