Our Story

About Streetside Brewery

In November 1788, the intersection of a dream and a pioneering spirit ignited Benjamin Stites and 26 others to found the settlement of “Columbia” along the banks of the Ohio near the Little Miami River. Now known as Columbia-Tusculum, Streetside Brewery is proud to be rooted in Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhood.

 

With the same industrious energy, the Hickey family, Streetside Brewery founders and residents of Columbia-Tusculum, strives to provide a down-to-earth experience with a selection of exceptional craft beer that’s as diverse, and original, as the community they serve.

 

Streetside Brewery beers run the gamut from IPAs and Wheats to Lagers and Stouts and specialty beers are featured seasonally. The taproom also spotlights guest taps to support fellow local breweries.

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Garrett Hickey

Garrett Hickey

Managing Brewer & Founder

 

A graduate of Brewlab in Sunderland, England with high honors, Garrett has taken a home-brewing hobby and turned it into a career. He has brewed professionally at Maxim Brewery, Three Kings Brewery and a number of other breweries in England, as well as Labrewatory in Portland, Ore., and Rivertown Brewing Company in Cincinnati.

Luke Shropshire

Luke Shropshire

Lead Brewer & Certified Cicerone®

 

Luke received his degree in hospitality management from the University of Cincinnati, and soon after began studying to become a Certified Cicerone.® To help his studies, Luke began home brewing and became hooked on crafting his own beer. He won his first “Best of Show” award just six months later for his Keylime Gose. Luke is also a Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) judge at the national level. He previously worked as a brewer at Mt. Carmel Brewing Company.

Martin "Frenchie" French

Martin “Frenchie” French

Sales Manager

 

Excellent beer and hospitality are in Martin “Frenchie” French’s blood. A native Cincinnatian, Frenchie studied business at Loyola University New Orleans and NKU. Before joining the Streetside team, Frenchie managed the taproom and special events for the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. in Over-the-Rhine.

Kathie Hickey

Kathie Hickey

Founder

 

Kathie is the president of the Columbia-Tusculum Community Council and volunteers a lot of her time working toward the council’s goal and vision to revitalize Eastern Avenue, the surrounding streets, and the community as a whole.

Brian Hickey

Brian Hickey

Founder

 

Garrett and Brian have been brewing together for years in the family’s garage. After working 20 years in the manufacturing industry, Brian is fulfilling his dream of opening a taproom in his retirement.