Mick Noll Named Grand Marshal of Bockfest Parade
Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:42 RCN Newsdesk
The 24th annual Bockfest celebration just named its Grand Marshal for the 2016 parade.
Mick Noll is a familiar face at German-themed celebrations and has long been at the forefront of promoting German heritage in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati as a food and beverage entrepreneur.
Noll’s family tree includes German immigrants who came to America as early as 1714, settling in Virginia, and eventually moving to the Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky area, and his ancestry can be traced back to Peter Noll, one of the German pioneer brewers of the area who left Bavaria in 1839, and in 1848 established the Cincinnati Brewery, a lager beer brewery, at 1313 Vine St. in Over-the-Rhine.
That brewery included a highly successful beer hall, featuring Pete Noll's popular Bavarian dark lager.
The Noll family continued to have strong connections to our brewing heritage: family members worked at the Burger Brewery Co. on Central Parkway, and the Bavarian Brewery in Covington.
On the food side, family members have operated a retail store at Findlay Market for many years and for more than 40 years, Mick, now joined by his son, Ludwig, have offered German foods at many outdoor events. The Noll’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, MainStrasse Village, and Newport food booths are iconic symbols of celebrating authentic German foods, heritage, and Gemütlichkeit.
Bockfest takes place Friday-Sunday, March 4-6, in Cincinnati's historic Over-the-Rhine district. For further information, go to: www.bockfest.com
Photo: Mick Noll (provided)