“America has plenty of great brewers. What we need are better drinkers. I’m not going to make you an expert. I’m going to make you a soldier in the Craft Beer Revolution.”

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Morgan studied watery, yellow beers at Manchester High School, earned a degree in Mass Consumption at Ohio University, and graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law primarily to keep his friends out of jail. He is the author of Cincinnati Beer, a follow-up to Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King. Morgan serves as the Curator of Cincinnati's Brewing Heritage Trail, teaches Hops & History at the University of Cincinnati, and runs Queen City History, which operates tours and conducts events like the acclaimed Murder On The Menu. He is also a recovering and repentant lawyer. 

Despite clinging to the delusional belief that he is still twenty-something, Morgan has been involved in Greater Cincinnati’s craft beer movement since its infancy. He started the city’s first historic brewery tours, transformed its bock beer festival, and founded the Bier Garten at Findlay Market. 


After more than a decade of community activism, common-sense political reform, and historic preservation work, Morgan fled the city of Cincinnati. He currently lives in exile at an undisclosed location somewhere in Newport, Kentucky. 

If you like Cincinnati history, or beer, or both, check out Mike’s books.