NKY Levee Brewery to Re-Open

Newport, KY — It’s with great excitement that 16 Lots Southern Outpost announces its Grand Re-Opening on Friday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m.

In mid-January, the brewery sent out a public appeal, soliciting support to keep its doors open — a candid admission from owners Mike Burton and Del Hall that the business had been struggling, and the brewery’s future was in jeopardy. They closed down the kitchen and shortened operating hours, calling on friends, fans and supporters for help in the weeks that followed.

The response was astounding. The brewery now has a clear path forward for a continued future at Newport on the Levee.

“The entire community came together to make this work,” says Mike Burton, 16 Lots founder and co-owner. “Including tremendous support from both our landlord, North American Properties, and our financial partner, Eclipse Bank. Our in-house team worked tirelessly to keep things running, and brand-new investors joined us. I’m beyond proud of what we accomplished together … we could not have done it alone.”

“We put the call out, and I’m absolutely blown away by how many people answered it,” says Del Hall, co-owner and chief commercial officer. “For everyone who came through our doors over the last uncertain weeks, shared our stories and helped promote us on social, we’re beyond grateful … you all did it!”

Starting March 15, the brewery will have updated spring operating hours and food service, along with a revamped business model and marketing plan.

An official ribbon cutting and live music will also be part of the Grand Re-Opening festivities.

MORE ABOUT 16 LOTS SOUTHERN OUTPOST: Veteran-owned, born along the river in May of 2023, this 7,700-square-foot establishment is unlike any other in the area — and the only brewery at Newport on the Levee. Dedicated to beer exploration, romance and knowledge, 16 Lots Southern Outpost is a welcome reprieve from the everyday world — a corner oasis boasting a 2,000-square-foot, two-sided patio with stunning views of downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River, as well as a cigar lounge (with speakeasy-style hidden door) and stage for live music and events. With beer brewed on-site inside its 10BBL brewhouse, the Southern Outpost offers traditional brewery-style service for beer, beverages and food on weeknights and weekends. Learn more on Facebook and Instagram, or visit https://16lotssouth.com/.