This Week in Beer: July 28 – August 3, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, July 28th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, July 28th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, July 28th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Mt. Carmel Imperial IPA with citra hops and juniper berries.

Monday, July 28th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, July 28th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, July 28th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, July 29th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, July 29th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, July 29th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 29th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Coronado Orange Avenue Wit infused with mango for $5.

Tuesday, July 29th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, July 30th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, July 30th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, July 30th – Growlers Deals at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager and Blank Slate Movin’ On for $6.00 for a 32oz Grumbler or $11 for a 64oz Growler while they lasts.

UPDATE Wednesday, July 30th from 4:00 to 10:00 pm – West Coast Wednesdays at Dilly
Coronado Hibiscus IPA, Coronado Orange Avenue Wit and Ale Smith IPA

UPDATE Wednesday, July 30th at 5:30 pm – Fish ‘n’ Sips at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
POSTPONED as of 7/29/14

Wednesday, July 30th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – Official Tapping of Lumenocity Session Pale at Halfcut

Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Sommer Weizen.

Thursday, July 31st – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, July 31st – Specialty Tapping at the Brass Tap U Square
It’s Dubuisson Peche Mel’s Scaldis.

Thursday, July 31st from 4:00 pm to close – Thirsty Thursday at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, July 31st at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: “Twin brothers Jeppe (Evil Twin) and Mikkel (Mikkeller) along with our own private label Quaff Bros. (beer #5) and North Coast Brother Thelonious (beer #6)”
Burger: Duck fat fried potatoes and Brie cheese
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, July 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Peroni, Glendale – Fat Head’s and Hyde Park – Breckenridge Lucky U.

Thursday, July 31st starting at 8:00 pm – Oakley Pub Passport Crawl at R.P. Murphy’s, Habits Café, Oakley Pub & Grill and The Oak
With Upland, Alltech’s Lexington, New Belgium and Rivertown breweries. “Win fun stuff along the way but get your card punched at each bar and win one of the big prizes at the end. Prize given away midnight at the Oak. Grand prizes include brewery tour to Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company and metal tacker, Tour of Rivertown Brewery plus Rivertown shirt & hat, Upland t-shirts & hats, New Belgium growler, t-shirt & Ranger survival kit. Also $25 gift card to each bar involved.”

Friday, August 1st – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, August 1st from 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Volksfest at Listermann Brewing
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, August 1st at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, August 1st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, August 2nd – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, August 2nd from 12:00-11:00pm – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Volksfest at Listermann Brewing
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, August 2nd from 4:00-8:00pm – Westwood Works’ 3rd Pop Up Beer Garden
See their Facebook event for more information.

Saturday, August 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm – 2nd Annual “Made in Cincy” BeerFest at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Eight local breweries, sixteen beers on tap, brewers to talk beer and Cincinnati chili. Tickets are $29 in advance and $39 the day of. Each ticket includes: 25 sample tickets, all-you-can-eat chili, and a souvenir BeerFest sample glass.

Saturday, August 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, August 3rd at 11:00 am – BBQ Brewers Lunch at Fifty West
Three course beer brunch with pairings and beers from Fifty West, Eli’s BBQ and Yellow Springs Brewing. Cost is $25.00 per person. Make your reservation at http://50westbrew.com/bbqbrunch/

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 25, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (7/25), the beers are all from Alltech’s Lexington Brewery and Jill Hettersimer from the brewery will be pouring Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Kentucky Kolsch and Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Ale.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/25), the beers are from Jackie O’s including Mystic Mama IPA, Chomo-lungma Honey Nut Brown Ale, Firefly Amber, Hop Ryot Rye IPA, Mandala Galaxy IPA, Oil of Aphrodite, New Growth IPA, Paw Paw Wheat, Brick Kiln Barleywine, Razz Wheat, After Hours Black Session IPA (Collaboration with Fat Heads) and Secret Hoperation DIPA (Collaboration with Warped Wing). Pints are usually $3 (occasionally $4 or $5).

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/25), the beers are from MadTree. Pints are usually $3.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – Friday Night Flights usually features six to eight beers each week and goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/25), the beers are from Bell’s including Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout, Bull In a China Shop Barley Wine, Hop Solution Double IPA and other. The regular tasting is $2.00. The featured draft pour by the glass will be the beers mentioned above plus Midwestern Pale Ale and Oberon for $4.00.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday, they will be tapping Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. $10 for a snifter, $20 for a 32oz grumbler.

Moerlein Lager House – For this Friday’s Hop Shop Tapping, they are tapping Repeater 2 dry hopped with sazz. Tapping is at 4:00 pm and $1 pints until the cask runs dry.

TAP TAKEOVER

Holler Hops & Grill – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover Saturday, July 26th from 3:00-7:00 pm including Zeppelin, Barbarossa, Se7en Hefeweizen and Altered Wheat on draft and OTR in bottles. Meet a brewer and take home some swag as well.

BEER DINNER

The Golden Lamb – Hosting a Warped Wing beer dinner tonight (Friday, July 25th). The courses include:
· Ermal’s white bean hummus with caramelized pear, arugula and grapefruit; paired with Ermal’s Belgian Cream Ale;
· Flying Rye garlic chicken sausage with roasted beets and goat cheese; paired with Flyin Rye IPA;
· Lake Erie walleye with Gypsy Queen polenta and serrano chili pepper salsa; paired with Gypsy Queen Chile Beer;
· Warren County strip loin with local foraged oyster mushroom tart and yellow tomato emulsion; served with Mr. Mean Imperial IPA and
· Dessert by award-winning pastry chef Pam Sturkey; paired with Jolly Tar Dark Rye.
The five-course meal is $50 per person (tax and gratuity not included) and a reservation is required. For reservations and additional information, call The Golden Lamb at 513-932-5065.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend. More information for all of them in our This Week in Beer post.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

– Carla and Tom

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Tap Thursday: July 24, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tap Thursday listings after our regular 12:00 noon publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Bad Tom Brewing (as of June 27th) has Fink Red Rye, Bad Tom Brown, Addlehead IPA, Brother Clement Belgian Ale, Old Abe American Strong and Black Kettle Stout. They are changing the recipe of their Helles and will be coming out with a session pale soon. Empty growlers are $5.50.

Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of July 25th) has Northern Liberties IPA, Zeppelin Bavarian Pale Ale, Se7en Hefeweizen, Over-the-Rhine (OTR) Ale, Lager House Helles Lager, Barbarrossa Double Dark Lager, Altered Wheat, Lumenocity, Old Gregg Scottish Ale, Flying Pig Strawberry Cream Ale, Kiske Pilsner and Jean Robert 20th Hefeweizen. $8 for growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Hudy kegs are also available. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Ei8ht Brewing Company (inside the Party Source) has a complete listing of the beers available on tap at http://ei8htballbrewing.com/.

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing keeps a dated list of beers on tap at http://listermannbrewing.com/tap-room/. New growlers are $3.

MadTree Brewing (as of July 24th) has Misnomer, MadMann, Sol Drifter, Lift, Galaxy High, Identity Crisis, Axis Mundi, Gnarly Brown, Tiamat (Peach Saison), PsycHOPathy, Hoff Stevens Happy Amber (with Rum Soaked Cherries, Almond Extract and Lactose) and Happy Amber. According to their Facebook status update, they will have Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi and Dunmore back soon. New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers.

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of July 16th) has Blonde, Amber, IPA, Nut Brown, Summer Wheat, Dewey’s Citra Saison, Coffee Brown and Imperial IPA. The cost is $8.50 for year rounds and most seasonals. Specialty beers (like the Imperial IPA now and Ardennes Belgian Quad in the past) are $18.00. It’s $4.50 for the purchase of a growler.

Rhinegeist Brewery (as of July 17th) has Spike, Hustle, #05256, Puma Pils, Cougar, Truth, Uncle, Fiction, Zen and Pure Fury. Coming tomorrow: Plow (saison – 4.4% abv). New growlers are $5 for either the 32 or 64 oz.

Rivertown Brewing (as of May 28th) has Roebling, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Blueberry, Helles, Jenneke, Lil SIPA, Wit, Unit 6, Amberdextrous and Lambic. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of May 7th) has Coast to Coast, Coffee Please Stout, One Way Street, Paycheck’s Porter, Penny’s Pilsner, Shortcut and Spoatieoatiedopaliscious, Thirty 37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of June 7th) has Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Old Gregg, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Se7en, Zeppelin, Barbarossa and Repeater. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $8 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. They only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. They only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

● Adriatico’s, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, BrewRiver GastroPub, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Firehouse Grill, Flipdaddy’s (all three locations) and Incline Public House all fill growlers of the beers they have on tap.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits Loveland lists their current, up to date growler information at http://www.lovelandcappys.com/growlers/

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of Feb. 21st) had Brooklyn Monster Barley Wine ($10.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), Madtree Hoppy Amber ($8.99), Madtree Rubeus Cacao ($8.99), Original Sin Cider ($6.99), Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale ($7.49), Uinta Hop Notch ($6.99) and Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99).

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of Feb. 21st) had Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock ($8.99), Hostivet Imperial Pilsner ($10.99), Christian Moerlein 10+161 Bourbon Barrel Aged English Ale ($10.99), New Holland Night Tripper Imperial Stout ($12.99), Against the Grain Brown Note ($7.99), Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ($8.99), Abita Mayhawk Belgian Golden ($8.49) and New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($15.99).

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of June 2nd) has Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA ($13.99), Lagunitas IPA ($9.99), Widmer Bros. Chocolate Imperial Russian Stout ($5.99), Abita French Connection ($6.99), Great Lakes Wandering Pelican Black Lager ($12.99), Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga’ Substitute ($7.99), Bad Tom’s Black Kettle Stout ($9.99) and Abita Hop Gator Helles Doppelbock ($7.99).

NEW Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Hartwell (as of July 23rd) has Moerlein Kiskepils $8.99, Great Lakes Wondering Pelican $13.99, 5 Rabbit Gringolandia Series Super Pils $13.99, Jackie O’s Mystic Mama IPA $12.99, Rivertown Death $16.99, Blank Slate’s The Lesser Path $11.99, Revolution Rosa $11.99 and Mt. Carmel Snapshot Series Imperial IPA $13.99. New growlers are $5. [Thanks to Derek Clayton for sharing this information.]

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Covington – see their dated list of beers available on their growler station at http://depsfinewine.com/beer/.

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas – see their dated list of beers available on their growler station at http://depsfinewine.com/beer/.

The Growler Stop has their available beers listed at http://thegrowlerstop.com/whats-on-tap/. The list is not dated and they only update it once a week.

HalfCut (as of May 25th) has Fifty West Speedbump, Rhinegeist Hustle, Upland Tripel, MadTree Sprye, Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Ommegang Hennepin, Green Flash 30th Street, Founders Rubeaus, Schofferhofer Grapefruit, Avery Maharaja, Blank Slate Out and About, Alltech’s Lexington Brewery Bourbon Barrel Peach Wheat, Green Flash Hop Odyssey, Great Lakes Burning River, Rogue XS Old Crustacean and Founders All Day IPA. Empty growlers are $5 each.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate lists the beers on their tasting bar online via an undated PDF that they link. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield lists the beers on their tasting bar online via an undated PDF that they link. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each.

Lehr’s Meats Milford Ohio (as of July 27th) has Portsmouth Red Bird Ale ($7.99), Mt Carmel Imperial IPA ($12.99), Anchor IPA ($9.99), Smuttynose Summer Wheat ($8.99), Moerlein OTR ($9.99), Rhinegeist Puma ($14.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest ($9.99) and Highland Gaelic ($9.99).

Liquor Cabinet in Hebron (as of July 25th) has Great Lakes The Wright Pils, MaDtree Sol Drifter, Anchor Steam IPA, West 6th Amber, Abita Seersucker Summer Pils, Founders Centennial IPA, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and MadTree PsycHOPathy.

Market Wines (as of July 25th) has Rhinegeist Puma Pilsner ($4/pint), Clown Shoes Clementine Wheat ($5/pint), Green Flash White IPA ($6/pint), Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA ($8/pint), Alesmith Speedway Stout ($8/pint) and Alesmith Old Numbskull Barley-wine ($8/pint). Growlers (64 oz) and growelettes (32 oz) are also available.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue lists their beers on their growler station at http://www.1stopliquors.com/Growler.html. However, it is not dated and we’re not sure how often it is updated.

Party Source in Bellevue will now be handled by Ei8ht Ball Brewery and Tap Room. See listing above.

Party Town in Florence keeps an up to date listing of what’s on tap at their growler station at https://partytownky.com/whatsontap.php

UPDATERemke Hyde Park (as of July 24th) has Rhinegeist Hustle ($15.99), Rivertown Wit ($12.99), Blank Slate Movin’ On ($11.99), New Belgium Fat Tire ($12.99) and MadTree Sol Drifter ($12.99). New growlers are $6.99 each. [Thanks to David Bowers for the much needed update.]

Remke Skytop (as of Jan. 31st) has New Belgium Fat Tire ($12.99), New Belgium White IPA ($12.99), Blank Slate Lesser Path ($12.99), New Belgium Ranger IPA ($12.99) and Rivertown Roebling ($15.99). Happy hour special – $2 off drafter beers Mondays-Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm [Thanks to Eugene Tavares for the update.]

United Liquor in Florence (as of July 17th) now has twelve taps. They currently have MadTree Rubus Cucao ($13.99), MadTree PsycHOPathy ($10.99), Lagunitas IPA ($10.99), Three Floyds Alpha King ($12.99), Goose Island Seasons ($9.99), Brew Kettle White Rajah ($14.99), Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster ($13.99), West Sixth Lemon Grass ($11.99), Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99), Dogfish 90 min ($12.99), Bell’s Oberon ($9.99) and Stone Arrogant Bastard ($16.99). All prices based on 64 oz growler. Buy a new growler and get a free glass.

Valley Wine & Spirits Edgewood (as of June 3rd) has Lagunitas IPA, Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale, Bell’s Oberon, Breckenridge Ophelia and West Sixth Heller Heaven.

Valley Wine & Spirits Fort Wright (as of June 3rd) has Goose Island Endless IPA, Great Lakes Chillwave, Sierra Nevada Harvest, Sierra Nevada Ovila Mandarin, Madtree Sprye, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Anchor Summer and Dogfish Head 90 Minute.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of July 23rd) are Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream Session IPA, Uinta Birthday Suit Sour Farmhouse Ale, Stone Go To IPA, Madtree Lift Kolsch, Madtree Sol Drifter and Jackie O’s Razz Wheat.

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of Dec. 15th) are Left Hand Fade to Black vol. 5, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Cismontane Coulter IPA, Great Divide Hibernation Ale, Blank Slate Brewing Fume Cherrywood Smoked Porter and Anderson Valley Highway 128 Pale Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.

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Show the World You’re a Hoperative!

I Believe in Better Beer

A frequent question we get when we wear our Hoperatives apparel to local beer events is whether the items are available for registered Hoperatives to purchase. Well, they are! In fact, you can choose between silk screened or embroidered clothing.

Cafe Press

We recently added a series of “I Believe in Better Beer” items to the Hoperatives Store on Cafe Press. Where the product design allows, it has the graphic you see in the image on the front with our motto “Believers in Better Beer (in Cincinnati and Beyond)” on the back. Not only will it reflect your good taste in both beer and fashion, it’ll help defray some of the costs of running Hoperatives.com (web hosting isn’t cheap). If you’re familiar with Cafe Press, you know they have a jillion things they can put custom logos on. We’ve picked a collection we think shows our stuff off best, but if there’s an item you ‘d like to see that we haven’t chosen, let us know!

Clothing and more from Cafe Press features a silk screened Hoperatives logo and sometimes our tag line or the “I Believe in Better Beer” logo mentioned above. There are many types of t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies and caps. Non-clothing items include tote bag, mugs, steins, mouse pads, journals, aprons and buttons.

http://www.cafepress.com/hoperatives

Lands End

Clothing from Lands End features an embroidered Hoperatives logo (usually on the left side of the chest of the item). Items for women include cardigans, polo shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve), t-shirts (with two different neck types), broadcloth blouses (both short sleeve and long sleeve) and fleece jackets. Items for men include polo shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve), t-shirts (with and without a pocket), twill shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve) and fleece jackets.

http://ces.landsend.com/Hoperatives

Don’t see something you were hoping for? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

–Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: July 21 – 27, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, July 21st – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, July 21st – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, July 21st – Randall Night at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Stone Saison through honey comb and lemongrass.

Monday, July 21st from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, July 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, July 21st from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, July 22nd – Buy One, Get One Draft Crafts at Hebron Brew Haus
Select brews are buy one, get one free (no domestic or regulars like Blue Moon, etc.) They also have buy one, get one free pizza (dine on only) and buy one, get one 50% Off pizza (carryout).

Tuesday, July 22nd – Infusion Night at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Rivertown Death Imperial Stout infused with ghost peppers and habaneros. Cost is $5.

Tuesday, July 22nd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, July 22nd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, July 22nd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, July 23rd – Growler Deals at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Lagunitas IPA and Stone Sprocketbier for $6.00 for a 32oz Grumbler or $11 for a 64oz Growler while it lasts.

Wednesday, July 23rd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, July 23rd – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, July 23rd at 12:00 noon – Fifty West Fuzzy Feeling Release at Zip’s Cafe
Fuzzy Feeling is an American wheat and is a collaboration between Fifty West and Zip’s. It will also be available at Fifty West.

Wednesday, July 23rd at 5:00 pm – Liefmans Fruitesse Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTRWednesday, July 23rd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This week, it’s New Belgium and Three Floyds collaboration Gratzer.

Wednesday, July 23rd at 9:00 pm – We CAN Do It Wednesdays at Keystone Clifton
$3 select craft cans including Rhinegeist Truth, Uinta Brewing Hopnotch IPA and Strongbow Cider.

Thursday, July 24th – Specialty Tappings at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Stone Oaked Bastard and Dry Hopped Saison DuPont.

Thursday, July 24th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, July 17th – Pint Night at Buckhead Mountain Grill
This week, it’s Sam Adams Summer Ale.

Thursday, July 24th from 4:00 pm to close – Chimay Premiere Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 pm – Cincinnati Pit Crew Beer Tasting Fundraiser at Maury’s Tiny Cove
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, July 24th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: West Sixth Amber, IPA & Lemongrass Wheat along with some West Sixth tap room exclusives
Burger: Reuben
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, July 24th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Sierra Nevada / Three Kings Chico King, Glendale – Boddington’s and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Festina Peche.

Thursday, July 24th at 7:00 pm – Jackie O’s Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Anderson
Beers will include Firefly Amber, Mystic Mama IPA and Chomolungma. Food pairings are goetta stuffed jalapenos with Swiss cheese drizzle, Izzy’s Famous Reuben sandwich, a potato pancake and vanilla bean ice cream with salted chocolate covered bacon.

Friday, July 25th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, July 25th – Local Beer Happy Hour at The Brass Tap
All local draft beers are $3.00 until 8:00 pm.

Friday, July 25th at 4:00 pm – Hop Shop Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This week, it’s Repeater 2 dry hopped with sazz. $1 pints until the cask runs dry.

Friday, July 25th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, July 25th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, July 26th at 4:00pm – An Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove Cemetary
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, July 26th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 18, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (7/18), the beers are Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy, Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA, 5 Rabbit 5 Lizard and Chimay Belgian Ale.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/18), the beers are Stone RuinTen, Mt. Carmel Imperial IPA, Sixpoint Resin and others. Pints are usually $3 (occasionally $4 or $5).

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/18), the beers are from Kona. Pints are usually $3.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – Friday Night Flights usually features six to eight beers each week and goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/18), the beers are from North Peak, Lagunitas, Stone and Deschutes. The regular tasting is $2.00. The featured draft pour by the glass will be Stone Woot Stout 2.0 for $4.00 for an 8 oz. pour.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday, they will be hosting their Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America event. Prices will vary for all beers and beers will be offered by the glass as well as flight (no growlers or grumbler fills).
– 11:00 am tapping: Ninkaski Double Latte (Milk Stout), Allagash Myrons Walk (Belgian Style Pale Ale), Oskar Blues Canfusion (Rye Bock), Ballast Point Electric Ray (India Pale Lager), Bell’s Mallard’s Odyssey (Imperial Dark Ale), New Glarus Three and Rack (Extra Special Bitter).
– 5:00 pm tapping: Three Floyds Chico King (America Pale Ale), Cigar City Yonder Bock (Tripel Maibock), Firestone Walker Torpedo Pilsner (Hoppy Pils), Russian River Yvan the Great (Blonde Ale), Asheville Brewing Alliance (including brewers from Wicked Weed, Green Man and others) Tater Ridge (Wee Heavy), Victory Alt Route (Altbier).

Moerlein Lager House – For this Friday’s Hop Shop Tapping, they are tapping Old Gregg with fresh spruce tips. Tapping is at 4:00 pm and $1 pints until the cask runs dry.

REMINDER

● Lots of great weekend events coming this weekend. More information for all of them in our This Week in Beer post.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

– Carla and Tom

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Tap Thursday: July 17, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tap Thursday listings after our regular 12:00 noon publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Bad Tom Brewing (as of June 27th) has Fink Red Rye, Bad Tom Brown, Addlehead IPA, Brother Clement Belgian Ale, Old Abe American Strong and Black Kettle Stout. They are changing the recipe of their Helles and will be coming out with a session pale soon. Empty growlers are $5.50.

Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of July 18th) has Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-the-Rhine (OTR) Ale, Barbarrossa Double Dark Lager, Zeppelin Bavarian Pale Ale,
Saengerfest Maibock, Se7en Hefeweizen, Old Gregg Scottish Ale, Jean Robert 20th Hefeweizen, Flying Pig Strawberry Cream Ale, Altered Wheat and Kiske Pilsner. $8 for growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Hudy kegs are also available. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Ei8ht Brewing Company (inside the Party Source) has a complete listing of the beers available on tap at http://ei8htballbrewing.com/.

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing keeps a dated list of beers on tap at http://listermannbrewing.com/tap-room/. New growlers are $3.

MadTree Brewing (as of July 17th) has Misnomer, MadMann, Sol Drifter, Lift, Galaxy High, Identity Crisis, Axis Mundi, Gnarly Brown, Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi, PsycHOPathy, Hoff Stevens Happy Amber (with Rum Soaked Cherries, Almond Extract and Lactose) and Happy Amber. According to their Facebook status update, they will be “introducting Tiamat, a 6.5% Peach Saison” today. New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers.

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of July 16th) has Blonde, Amber, IPA, Nut Brown, Summer Wheat, Dewey’s Citra Saison, Coffee Brown and Imperial IPA. The cost is $8.50 for year rounds and most seasonals. Specialty beers (like the Imperial IPA now and Ardennes Belgian Quad in the past) are $18.00. It’s $4.50 for the purchase of a growler.

Rhinegeist Brewery (as of July 17th) has Spike, Hustle, #05256, Puma Pils, Cougar, Truth, Uncle, Fiction, Zen and Pure Fury. Coming tomorrow: Plow (saison – 4.4% abv). New growlers are $5 for either the 32 or 64 oz.

Rivertown Brewing (as of May 28th) has Roebling, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Blueberry, Helles, Jenneke, Lil SIPA, Wit, Unit 6, Amberdextrous and Lambic. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of May 7th) has Coast to Coast, Coffee Please Stout, One Way Street, Paycheck’s Porter, Penny’s Pilsner, Shortcut and Spoatieoatiedopaliscious, Thirty 37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of June 7th) has Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Old Gregg, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Se7en, Zeppelin, Barbarossa and Repeater. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $8 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. They only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. They only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

● Adriatico’s, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, BrewRiver GastroPub, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Firehouse Grill, Flipdaddy’s (all three locations) and Incline Public House all fill growlers of the beers they have on tap.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits Loveland lists their current, up to date growler information at http://www.lovelandcappys.com/growlers/

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of Feb. 21st) had Brooklyn Monster Barley Wine ($10.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), Madtree Hoppy Amber ($8.99), Madtree Rubeus Cacao ($8.99), Original Sin Cider ($6.99), Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale ($7.49), Uinta Hop Notch ($6.99) and Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99).

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of Feb. 21st) had Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock ($8.99), Hostivet Imperial Pilsner ($10.99), Christian Moerlein 10+161 Bourbon Barrel Aged English Ale ($10.99), New Holland Night Tripper Imperial Stout ($12.99), Against the Grain Brown Note ($7.99), Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ($8.99), Abita Mayhawk Belgian Golden ($8.49) and New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($15.99).

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of June 2nd) has Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA ($13.99), Lagunitas IPA ($9.99), Widmer Bros. Chocolate Imperial Russian Stout ($5.99), Abita French Connection ($6.99), Great Lakes Wandering Pelican Black Lager ($12.99), Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga’ Substitute ($7.99), Bad Tom’s Black Kettle Stout ($9.99) and Abita Hop Gator Helles Doppelbock ($7.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Covington – see their dated list of beers available on their growler station at http://depsfinewine.com/beer/.

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas – see their dated list of beers available on their growler station at http://depsfinewine.com/beer/.

The Growler Stop has their available beers listed at http://thegrowlerstop.com/whats-on-tap/. The list is not dated and they only update it once a week.

HalfCut (as of May 25th) has Fifty West Speedbump, Rhinegeist Hustle, Upland Tripel, MadTree Sprye, Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Ommegang Hennepin, Green Flash 30th Street, Founders Rubeaus, Schofferhofer Grapefruit, Avery Maharaja, Blank Slate Out and About, Alltech’s Lexington Brewery Bourbon Barrel Peach Wheat, Green Flash Hop Odyssey, Great Lakes Burning River, Rogue XS Old Crustacean and Founders All Day IPA. Empty growlers are $5 each.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate lists the beers on their tasting bar online via an undated PDF that they link. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield lists the beers on their tasting bar online via an undated PDF that they link. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each.

Lehr’s Meats Milford Ohio (as of May 28th) has Rhinegeist Spike ($14.99), Mt Carmel Summer Wheat ($10.99), Elevator Big Vic ($10.99), Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger ($10.99), Lost Coast Tangerine ($9.99), Stone IPA ($12.99), Highland Little Hump ($9.99) and Highland Kashmir ($9.99).

Liquor Cabinet in Hebron (as of July 19th) has Great Lakes The Wright Pils, Madtree Sol Drifter, Anchor Steam IPA, West 6th Amber, Abita Seersucker Summer Pils, Founders Centennial IPA, and Madtree Gnarly Brown.

Market Wines (as of July 19th) has Alesmith IPA ($6), Alesmith Speedway Stout ($8), Alesmith Old Numbskull ($8), Green Flash White IPA ($6), Coronado Orange Wit ($5) and Ballast Point Big Eye IPA ($5). They have empty growlers (64 oz) and growelettes (32 oz) for sale for $5 each.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue lists their beers on their growler station at http://www.1stopliquors.com/Growler.html. However, it is not dated and we’re not sure how often it is updated.

Party Source in Bellevue will now be handled by Ei8ht Ball Brewery and Tap Room. See listing above.

Party Town in Florence keeps an up to date listing of what’s on tap at their growler station at https://partytownky.com/whatsontap.php

Remke Hyde Park (as of Nov. 13th) has Breckenridge 471 IPA ($19.99), Breckenride Vanilla Porter ($11.99), Blank Slate Ryesing Up ($14.99), Blank Slate Fork in the Road ($12.99) and Rivertown Bourbon Pumpkin ($15.99). New growlers are $5.99 each. [Thanks to Shannon S. for the update.]

Remke Skytop (as of Jan. 31st) has New Belgium Fat Tire ($12.99), New Belgium White IPA ($12.99), Blank Slate Lesser Path ($12.99), New Belgium Ranger IPA ($12.99) and Rivertown Roebling ($15.99). Happy hour special – $2 off drafter beers Mondays-Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm [Thanks to Eugene Tavares for the update.]

United Liquor in Florence (as of July 17th) now has twelve taps. They currently have MadTree Rubus Cucao ($13.99), MadTree PsycHOPathy ($10.99), Lagunitas IPA ($10.99), Three Floyds Alpha King ($12.99), Goose Island Seasons ($9.99), Brew Kettle White Rajah ($14.99), Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster ($13.99), West Sixth Lemon Grass ($11.99), Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99), Dogfish 90 min ($12.99), Bell’s Oberon ($9.99) and Stone Arrogant Bastard ($16.99). All prices based on 64 oz growler. Buy a new growler and get a free glass.

Valley Wine & Spirits Edgewood (as of June 3rd) has Lagunitas IPA, Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale, Bell’s Oberon, Breckenridge Ophelia and West Sixth Heller Heaven.

Valley Wine & Spirits Fort Wright (as of June 3rd) has Goose Island Endless IPA, Great Lakes Chillwave, Sierra Nevada Harvest, Sierra Nevada Ovila Mandarin, Madtree Sprye, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Anchor Summer and Dogfish Head 90 Minute.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of July 9th) are Evil Twin Lil B, Uinta Birthday Suit Sour Farmhouse Ale, Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop IPA, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, Madtree Sol Drifter and Jackie O’s Razz Wheat.

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of Dec. 15th) are Left Hand Fade to Black vol. 5, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Cismontane Coulter IPA, Great Divide Hibernation Ale, Blank Slate Brewing Fume Cherrywood Smoked Porter and Anderson Valley Highway 128 Pale Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.

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SweetWater Brewery Coming to Ohio

SweetWater Brewing

Lately, we’ve been getting more and more press releases announcing that a previously unavailable brewery is coming to Ohio or Kentucky. To be honest, it’s usually just another email amongst the many that we receive each week.

But, sometimes a brewery knows how to make themselves stand out… like SweetWater is doing. They didn’t want to just send us a press release. They actually wanted a chance to talk to us. Especially impressive for a brewery that’s been distributing in Northern Kentucky for over a year now.

Yesterday, we had the chance to talk with SweetWater’s Jeff Chassner (Director of New Market Business Development), Francesca Zeifman (Communications Manager) and Zak Schroerlucke (Beer Education Manager) about their upcoming move into the Buckeye state in early September. As Chassner put it, they “plan to start in Cincinnati and then move into Dayton and Columbus. Cleveland and then Toledo will come after that.”

When they launch in Ohio, SweetWater will be bringing their flagship 420 Extra Pale Ale and IPA on draft. Both of those beers plus their Blue blueberry wheat will be available in bottles. Their Take Two Pils and one of their seasonal beers will be available as part of their variety twelve pack. Currently the seasonal is their WaterKeeper Hefeweizen which raises money for the Waterkeeper Alliance “Save Our Water” campaign. We asked if any of their Dank Tank series would be making their way to Ohio and they said that might be a possibility for some future SweetWater tap takeovers.

Between now and their September launch date, you can keep up with SweetWater’s Ohio plans on Facebook and Twitter. They also have some ideas for some preview events and there is a good chance that Hoperatives will be helping out on one of those. Watch here or our Facebook page or Twitter feed for more information.

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2014 Beer Baron Ball Tickets Now On Sale

The Beer Baron Ball, Cincinnati’s newest Oktoberfest tradition, returns on Friday, Sept. 12, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, benefiting the Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail.

The Beer Baron Ball features an evening of dining, dancing and silent original art auction items. Sponsorships and tickets are available at www.beerbaronball.com. Individual tickets are $150.

More than 800 guests attended the 2013 edition of the Beer Baron Ball, at which more than $60,000 was raised to support the Brewing Heritage Trail. The Trail, which will expand the existing brewery district tours with signage, urban art and virtual experiences, will celebrate Cincinnati’s longstanding brewing history through the Over-the-Rhine, Downtown, and West End neighborhoods.

The Brewing Heritage Trail is part of the Brewery District’s city approved master plan, began nearly a decade ago as a non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of Cincinnati’s brewery district. In 2006, the District began tours of the historic brewery sites in the Over-the-Rhine area. Today thousands of people take the OTR tours each year, and the Brewing Heritage Trail is the next step in the historical celebration and redevelopment of the area.

Beer Baron Ball 2014

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Moerlein and Rhinegeist Medal at Indiana Brewers’ Cup

This past Saturday, two local breweries took home medals in the Indiana Brewers’ Cup. This annual competition is in its 16th year and is part of the Indiana State Fair. The nearly 1,300 entries are from both professional brewers and home brewers.

Christian Moerlein received a gold for their Se7en hefeweizen and two bronzes for Lager House Helles and Barbarosa. Brewer Tom Hull is seen below with the medals. Congratulations also to Matt Utter, Gregg Wilson, Adam Rauckhorst, Al Sheets and Rian Umbach.

Tom Hull - Indiana Brewers Cup

Photo courtesy of Tom Hull

Rhinegeist won a gold medal for Zen and a silver medal for Truth. Rhinegeist Brewer Jim Matt was previously with Indianapolis based SunKing and had participated in the Indiana Brewers’ Cups previously. Congratulations also to Luke Cole and Aaron Stryker.

Jim Matt - Indiana Brewers Cup

Photo courtesy of Jim Matt

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Bloomington, IN based Upland Brewing won Brewery of the Year and Best in Show for their Vinosynth Red. While many of Upland’s beers are available in the Cincinnnati / Northern Kentucky area, VinoSynth Red is one of their sours that are so popular they have a lottery for people to win the chance to purchase them. In particular, the Vinosynth Red is “a blend of 50% Sour Reserve and 50% Malefactor Flanders-style Red Ale aged on Catawba” and is a collaboration with Oliver Winery.

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