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Saturday, March 5, 2022



Bockfest is a uniquely Cincinnati event, celebrating the brewing of Bock Beer and the coming of spring. Bock Beer is traditionally brewed for special occasions. It is complex, hardy, traditionally has a higher nutritional content than most beer and typically has a higher alcohol content. It has a particular link to spring because German monks drank it as a substitute for food during Lenten fasts.

Bockfest™ was created by the Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Company to celebrate the brewery’s introduction of Christian Moerlein Bock. The company eventually decided to make the launch of the bock beer into an entire festival.


  • Thursday, March 3rd at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Friday, March 4th at 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM


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The after party this year will be held at the New Bockfest Hall at Findlay Market, 1811 Vine Street, in the heart of the historic Brewery District.


The TQL Beer Series benefits the Over-The-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. It is a non-profit organization committed to making the Brewery District a healthy, balanced and supportive neighborhood economy by preserving, restoring and redeveloping our unique brewing history and historic urban fabric. The Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail is the organization’s signature plan, highlighting the historic buildings that helped create Cincinnati’s rich brewing history.


  • Gear check will be available to all participants
  • All registered participants will receive a shirt, two drink tickets and a Skyline Chili Cheese Coney (must be redeemed at the Post Race Party)
  • Bockfest finishers will receive a medal that doubles as a bottle opener!
  • TIMING CHIP: The disposable timing chip will be affixed to your race bib. Please do not alter or remove it. For those participating in the Beer Series, a finish time is needed to be eligible for Brew Hog status.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers determined by gun time.

2021 Results (Virtual Race)

2020 Results

2019 Results 

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results 

  • You can’t be a BREW HOG without registering for our first event, the Bockfest 5K.
  • Those who complete all three TQL Beer Series events within a calendar year earn the status of a “BREW HOG” with special incentives and rewards to be announced.
  • Sign up now and you’ll be well on your way towards the coveted BREW HOG stature!

We need hundreds of volunteers to make the Bockfest 5K the party that it is, and we have a feeling you’d fit right in. If you are interested in volunteering at Bockfest, please contact Claudia Heidelman at claudia@flyingpigmarathon.com.