Bircus Brewery's Taproom to Open in Ludlow

The taproom at BIRCUS Brewing Company is set to open next week.

Founder Paul Miller, known across Northern Kentucky for his clown work with Circus Mojo, said the taproom will finally open at the renovated Ludlow Theatre (322 Elm Street) on Wednesday, November 21.

It will be open from noon to midnight.

A ribbon-cutting is set for noon with beer, circus performances, music, food, and more, Miller said.

BIRCUS, pronounced Beer-cuss, is already available at establishments across the region.

Miller, who uses the title "chief goof-officer", developed the idea for a brewery after a similar idea in Ghent, Belgium. His brewery was the first in the U.S. to qualify for investment with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Regulation A+.

“I was told that opening this brewery would be nearly impossible,” Miller said, “but I have always said the impossible is why people go to the circus. The show must go on!”

BIRCUS will host a series of events infused with circus, like Improv with the Moron Report's A Christmas Carol, 3-on-3 indoor Covington Street Hockey, Nashville-based rockers The Josephines, Post Modern 97XtraBeats Dance Party, karaoke benefiting Voices for the Innocent, Trivia with a Twist, Reeves Xmas Tree Wreath-Decorating Party, Ben Lvin & the Heaters, and more.

“I am grateful to the countless people who've helped bring this project to fruition, starting with the Ludlow Fire Department who helped us open in 2010,” Miller said. ”To the dynamic artists, administrators, our G.C. Fedder’s Construction, Law Offices of Shannon Smith, and of course, our brewer.”

-Staff report