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Ohio Knife Gets Its Own Brew

Cincinnati rockers Ohio Knife are known for the creativity they bring to their endeavors, not only musically, but also in their presentation.

This Wednesday, the band is releasing a great four-song EP (Our Neighborhood) in conjunction with four limited-edition posters created by area print shops BLDG, Cryptogram, Powerhouse and Southpaw/We Have Become Vikings. Each hand-numbered poster comes with access to one of the EP’s songs; collect all four pieces and you’ll have the complete EP. 

Cool in itself, right? Adding an extra twist, the band will also be unveiling its very own beer, Ohio Knife Amber Ale, a collaboration with local brewer Christian Moerlein. The band worked with former bandmate (in the group Readymade) and Moerlein head brewer Gregg Wilson to create the brew.

In the press release for the unique release party, the band writes, “We decided on a American-style amber ale that is massively hopped with an experimental variety of amarillo, and citra. This beer is a liquid embodiment of a winding journey that a group of friends started on as a small college art-rock band and now has grown into a vision and we hope you enjoy this as much as we have enjoyed creating it.” 

As if all of this wasn’t enough, Wednesday’s release event is one of the first shows at the newly opened Woodward Theater (1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/thewoodwardtheater) and powerhouse local rockers Electric Citizen, who have been busy touring their asses off and building an ever-growing fanbase across the country, are also performing. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. and admission is $7. (ohio-knife.com)