Bad Tom Smith Brewery

4720 Eastern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45201


About Us:

On June 28, 1895, after confessing to the murder of six people, "Bad Tom" Smith uttered his final words before meeting a hangman's noose in Breathitt County, Ky.: "Bad women and bad whiskey have brought me where I am. I give you this warning: Don't drink bad whiskey and don't do as I have done."

While he doesn't think highly of his great-great uncle, Sean Smith, Bad Tom co-owner, has turned his relative's evil deeds into a namesake for a local brewery. "My penance is to make good beer for all the bad whiskey he drank," Smith quips.

After talking and sharing his great-great uncle's story with Charles Boucher, co-owner and master brewer, they decided to change the name to Bad Tom Smith Brewing.

Boucher's beer list includes the flagship Bad Tom Smith, a reddish brown ale. Other favorites are Brother Clement, a white Belgian ale brewed with more than a 100 pounds of clementines, and Old Abe American Ale, an American-style ale based on English beers with a dark amber color.

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