Public Art

Brewing Heritage: Grain to Glass

“Grain to Glass” celebrates Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and honors the people, past and present, who have worked to support it. The story of a seemingly simple glass of beer unfolds from left to right highlighting each step of the process, starting with the harvesting of grain through the brewing, bottling, and transportation process and finishing out of the tap of a local watering hole. This mural honors the wide range of professions within the brewing industry and the community they create.


This mural was created in partnership with The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation.

Jim Effler
25 Back Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Brooke Trimble and Benjamin Rogers

Previn Beal, Kenniya Carter, Elias Dean, Britteny Greer, Eliora Kirk, Henry Kramer, De’Mica Neal, Crystal Rudd, Nathaniel Weyand-Geise, Zuri Zubari

George & Margaret McLane Foundation, Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation, U.S. Bank, Cincy Brewery District

American Scaffolding, Inc., Charles H. Dater Foundation, power2give Project Contributors, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation, 2015 Adopt-an-Apprentice Campaign Contributors, ArtWorks Board of Trustees

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The City of Cincinnati
Ohio Arts Council
Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank Trustee

Special Thanks: Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

Jim Effler