The Department of History’s first fundraising event for the 2011-2012 academic year was an outstanding success!  The Octoberfest sampling provided by Christian Moerlein was the centerpiece of an evening devoted to good food, great beer, and of course, history.

Greg Hardman, presidedent and CEO of Christian Morelein, was on hand to talk about his experiences in the industry and explain why Cincinnati’s past, and future, are so important to his company.  He also stayed to talk with guests about the various beers and offer insights on tasting.  Dr. David Stradling spoke about the history of beer brewing in Cincinnati and author Michael Morgan elaborated on the heritage of brewing in of Over-the-Rhine and was available to sign copies of his book: Over-the-Rhine:  When Beer was King.

The Max Kade Center was the perfect venue for the event and the Department of History wishes to extend their thanks to the Department of German Studies for their accommodation as well as all the graduate students and faculty who worked behind the scenes to make the fundraiser such a success. Special thanks to Gene and Dottie Lewis, Janet and Zane Miller, Jodie and David Stradling, and Babara Ramusack whose extra donations helped provide the food accompanying the beer.  Most importantly, the Department wishes to thank everyone who came out to show their support and make the evening so enjoyable.