Quarter Barrel Brewery’s Crowdfunding Campaign

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Clicking the image opens the GoFundMe page.
Oxford, OH brewpub Quarter Barrel Brewing announced a $40,000 crowdfunding campaign on July 12. The GoFundMe-based campaign is intended to support the construction of a second, larger, location in Hamilton, OH. Construction at the corner of Main and B streets has begun with plans including a five-barrel brewery, a restaurant with a farm-to-table menu similar to the Oxford location, and a rooftop deck overlooking the Great Miami River and downtown Hamilton. Plans are for the location to open sometime in Fall.

It’s not news that a local brewery is launching a crowdfunding campaign. It would be news, in fact, if a month went by where one of them wasn’t. Besides the familiar Kickstarter and GoFundMe sites, there is at least one crowdfunding platform (CrowdBrewed) specifically dedicated to raising money for breweries.  One analysis of 587 campaigns found that barely half of those efforts succeeded with an average of a just over  $21,000 raised. Play your cards right and  you can await death and taxes in a taproom that was part of an inevitable crowdfunding effort.

How to talk about crowdfunding is also a problem.  We’ve written about efforts here in the past and have reposted  announcements for others on Facebook and Twitter. Carla and I have both contributed to different ones under our own names in the past. We disclose that fact if we write about the campaigns while they’re active.  This particular campaign falls in that category.   We were only asked to publicize the campaign and were not offered (nor would we accept) anything other than whatever is included in our chosen pledge level. But there are so many campaigns. We could never write about — much less contribute to — all of them.

So why talk about any crowdfunding effort at all? Part of what I think sets small, local, breweries apart from their much, much larger kin is the community-building that happens as a result. I’m not aware of any business that wouldn’t be thrilled to have people just send them money. Heck, you can send me money.1 I’m pretty sure I can dig up a sticker somewhere. But that’s not really what these appeals are about. They’re about forging a connection between a brewery and someone who lives in that community.2

Quarter Barrel’s owner and brewer Brandon Ney has captured that sentiment perfectly in his appeal:

If you’ve never opened a restaurant before, then allow us to applaud your life choices. It isn’t cheap. A brewpub, even less so. Taken as a whole, including the build-out and property, the capital outlay for this project is over a million dollars. We are seeking to crowd fund under four percent of the total budget, or about forty thousand dollars.

Crowd funding is like your cousin asking to borrow money that you both know you’ll never see again. But we sincerely reject the idea of asking for something for nothing. So we are offering several considerations in return for your generous donation. This way we all ultimately come away with something: the best restaurant and brewpub in Butler County.

Carla and I have known Brandon through our involvement with the U.S. Open Beer Championships. The only reason we don’t stop at Quarter Barrel when we’re in Oxford is if they’re closed. The beers brewed there are outstanding. The Lavosh flatbreads are the healthiest thing with which I have an unhealthy relationship. There are other things on the menu. I’m sure they’re delicious, but I always get the Lavosh. Oxford technically falls outside the Hoperatives coverage area, but the Hamilton/Middletown/Monroe corridor is becoming a very important part of the Cincinnati beer scene. Quarter Barrel will join Municipal Brew Works in making sure each end of the Main Street bridge is close to a brewery.

Later this week we’ll be featuring a crowdfunding appeal that is equally dear to our hearts. Stay tuned.


1 But if you’re liking the idea of sending us money, remember you can always leave a tip over there in the right sidebar. Just saying.
2Please don’t misunderstand me. We have breweries here in town that serve large regions and still make community-building central to their efforts. Crowdfunding is one way to build a personal connection. It’s not the only way.

 

This Week in Beer: July 24 – 30, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, July 25th at 4:00 pm – Keylime Pie and Vanilla Keypunch Bottle Release at Urban Artifact

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, July 26th at 4:15 pm – Woltermelon Blonde Release at Municipal Brew Works

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Terrapin Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Habits Café

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Ballast Point Sour Wench Tapping at Pies and Pints at the Banks

Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30 pm – Summer Beer Dinner with The Jaded Fork at Streetside Brewery

Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, July 27th-Saturday, July 29th – Sixpoint Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Latitude 42 Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Wooden Cask 7th St Run Off Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Taft’s :0027 Lager Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Great Divide White Water Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Urban Artifact Beer Dinner at Coppin’s

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Shiner Toast Our Troops Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Fifty West Golden Ticket Beer Dinner at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Friday, July 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – ? Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, July 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, July 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, July 28th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Little Kings Draftstravaganza at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Friday, July 28th from 6:00pm-Midnight – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

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This Week in Beer: July 17 – 23, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, July 18th from 7:00-10 pm – New Belgium Taco Tuesday & Open Jam at Calle Cantina

Wednesday, July 19th-Tuesday, August 1st – MadTree Brewing Hump Day Hops at Dickmann’s Sports Cafe

Wednesday, July 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Brewing Heritage Trail Crowdfunding Launch Event at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Wednesday, July 19th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Trivia Night and Tap Takeover at The Gruff

Wednesday, July 19th at 8:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale 16oz. CAN Sessions at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Thursday, July 20th from 5:00-10:00 pm – New Holland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm – Bell’s Brewery Tasting at Cappy’s Norwood

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Municipal Brew Works Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Southern Tier Nu Skool Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Two Brothers Able Weiss Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 pm – Leinenkugel’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Longnecks (Wilder and Hebron)

Friday, July 21st at 5:00 pm – Local Friday Featuring Warped Wing at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Friday, July 21st from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, July 22nd at 10:00 am – Chillin’ Can Release at Streetside Brewery

Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00 am-2:00 pm – OHGG 3rd Annual Statewide Hop Yard Open House

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Summer Essentials Patio Party at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

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This Week in Beer: July 10 – 16, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, July 10th – Happy anniversary to us! (Tom and Carla, not Hoperatives)

Tuesday, July 11th at 5:00 pm – Tart N’Tasty Tap Takeover at Lucky Dog Grille

Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00 pm – Moonlight Meadery Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00 pm – Clash of the Newbies Fig Leaf Brewing and Streetside Brewery at Habits Café

Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm – Christmas in July Keg Tap at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, July 13th-Saturday, July 15th – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Brewing Heritage Trail Crowdfunding Launch Event at OTR Biergarten

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – March First Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Tennessee Extra Dry Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Avery White Rascal Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Sixpoint Resin Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 pm – Upland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Month Day from 5:00-9:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Month Day from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

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This Week in Beer: July 3 – 9, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, July 4th – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Tuesday, July 4th at noon – NSYC 4th Of July USA Beer & Burger Party Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at North Side Yacht Club

Thursday, July 6th from 3:00-11:00 pm – Tap & Screw Madisonville Grand Opening Party

Thursday, July 6th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Tröegs Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Victory Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 6th at 7:00 pm – Sam Adams Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, July 7th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Barrel-Aged Bottle Release at the Woodburn Brewery

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Team Fiona #2 NE IPA Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, July 8th from 2:00-10:00 pm – Weyerbacher/North High Collaboration Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Saturday, July 8th at 5:00 pm – Schutzenfest Kolsch Release Party at the Lucky Turtle

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Where Do We Go From Here?

“You’re the Hoperatives, right?”

I’m sitting at the bar having lunch with a friend the other day. It’s a  cozy place I like a lot and don’t get to often enough. We were actually on our way somewhere else when a fruitless attempt at avoiding holiday traffic put us out front. The point was to have lunch and catch up and my friend had never been there before. There was a convenient parking spot out front, so I called an audible and here we were.

We’d both ordered a beer and the owner overheard us talking about them. It’d been forever since I’d been there, but he remembered me. There was a thing he wanted to bend my ear about.  The three of us wound up talking about it and about a dozen other things on and off for the rest of the time we were there. We eventually decided we need to get back to other things. We paid our bill and we were on our way. It was a thoroughly pleasant experience.

The owner had frequently apologized for joining our conversation and we’d both assured him it was fine. The topic was interesting, but it’s not what this is about. The point of this story is that things like this happen all the time. The only thing a little unusual about the other day is that Carla wasn’t there. We’ve both noticed we’re more likely to be recognized when we’re together than when we’re solo. It’s become a part of our lives.

Yesterday was a bit of a milestone for Hoperatives. We turned eight-and-a-half. Anyone who’s ever been an eight-year-old knows it’s very important to recognize that half year. Carla and I will have been married 19 years in just over a week. Intellectually I understand that we’d been married more than 10 years before we ever started working on this, but I honestly don’t remember what it was like not having Hoperatives be part of our identity. I don’t know if that’s actually a good thing mental-health-wise, but mental health has never been my strong suit, so I’m OK with it.

I know this is sounding a little like a eulogy. Or maybe a lot like a eulogy. That’s not the point of this either. We’re not shutting down Hoperatives. Not today, anyway. What we are doing with it is an open question. That’s the point of this. Where do we go from here? (Hey!  I have a title!)

An occupational hazard of being human is that you develop these little scripts to get you across the social landscape from Point A to Point B. The one that applies here is the one about how there were only four breweries and one brewpub in Cincinnati when we started. When we told people what we were doing we got one of two questions (that we still get to this day): “Do you sell hops?” 1and “Do you home brew?”2. Carla has described Hoperatives as an informational website for several years now. When someone asks me what it is I freeze like a deer in the headlights. I never quite know what to say. Then again, that’s true of most things people ask me about.

The thing is, “Why Hoperatives?” has always been a little vague. Over the years we’ve done things and then stopped doing them when there didn’t seem to be a need for it anymore. We used to give out Hoperatives numbers. If you search for “Roll Call” in the search box over there to the right you can still find it. More than 400 folks have asked for a number over the years, but we never really had any plans for what to do with them other than thinking it was a fun idea. If you have a Hoperatives number you’ll be happy to know that there is no list of email addresses associated with it. There’s no danger of spam because we never got that organized.

Eight years ago today. An unplanned coincidence. Also:  6:36 AM?

We used to do Hoperatives Happenings as a way for people to gather and geek out about beer without having the overhead of a beer dinner. We introduced folks (and ourselves) to places that embraced better beer. We stopped doing them when it became too hard to schedule them because there were too many other events going on. There just wasn’t a need anymore. So we stopped.

We did a blogging conference in conjunction with the Cincy Winter Beerfest for a couple of years. By the end of the second one we knew there wasn’t a reason to have a third. It was pretty obvious “Peak Blogging”  had come and gone.

More than a dozen people have written for us at one time or another. “Traveling Tuesdays” came out of the fact that many of us sought out better beer locations when we were traveling for business or pleasure. But folks have lives. They move on. They have jobs and families. Loving beer and writing about beer are two different things. Most of the regular writers were friends before they wrote for us. Now they’re friends who used to write for us. The right thing remains.

We used to do previews of new local places and beer reviews.  The reviews stopped early on because it’s a rat hole you can never climb out of. People love the reviews they agree with and hate the ones they don’t.  Thus it was, is, and ever shall be. Since we weren’t trying to change anyone’s mind, it seemed like a lot of effort for no good end.  News faded out more slowly.  All of our major local print publications do a great job with beer as a beat, as do several of the broadcast outlets. By the time we quit doing news, we were pretty much just running press releases.

So what’s Hoperatives now? Here on the site, it’s mostly event listings. It’s incomplete because it relies on a very few people emailing us, but otherwise it’s an aggregation of events that Carla finds posted on Facebook. A weekly summary gets sent out to a mailing list. We have a Twitter account that I update on occasion and Carla handles the Facebook side. We’ve suspected for some time that the Facebook reach is much wider than the site. It definitely triggers more social interaction. Perhaps because that’s what it’s designed for? Facebook wasn’t close to being the media gatekeeper it is now when we launched, but now it is.

There’s really only one thing that’s been a constant with Hoperatives: We’ve never turned a profit doing it. That’s not a complaint. We never had a plan and we’ve executed it flawlessly.  There was a time we were part of the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s blog network and that mostly covered the hosting fees and a bit more. That ended a couple of years ago when they changed their strategy. We haven’t — and won’t — run the numbers but over its life there’s no way it’s been anything but a loss financially.  Then again, so are Bengals season tickets. I think we’re ahead on that.

I don’t think I’m exaggerating by saying Hoperatives has changed our lives for the better. You probably can’t say that. It would, be kind of weird if you could. Many, many, many of you have told us how much you appreciate what we do. That’s different.  I’m proud of the perch we’ve had watching the beer scene mature here. We’ve been welcomed by brewers, distributors, and fans. Once in a while, we’ve been able to be part of bringing the parts together. A small part. I can’t honestly say there’s anything that wouldn’t have happened in the beer scene had we not existed. And that’s as it should be. We’ve been more than fortunate.

I said earlier that this isn’t a eulogy, but it’s also not a “business-as-usual” post. Hoperatives has to evolve or go away. We’ve been close to hanging it up a couple of times but it seems we find something new to start doing and run with that. Maybe we will this time. Maybe we won’t. What I can say is that we have until Sunday, December 31, 2017 to figure it out. That will be nine years to the day since we put up our first test post to make sure I’d gotten WordPress installed correctly. By that date, we figure out what we can do to be a unique part of the Cincinnati beer scene, or we call it a whatever-you-call-nine-years. We don’t know what that will be. If we did, I’d be working on that instead of writing this. We like being a resource. We’re committed to the Cincinnati beer community. It has to be something that’s worth the time we invest. Beyond that, it’s just spit-balling at this point.

We’ll come up with something or we won’t. We’re always open to talking ideas over a beer.


1  No.
2  Not really. There are so many professionals out there willing to do it for me in exchange for small amounts of money.

This Week in Beer: June 26 – July 2, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Packhouse Beer Dinner at Darkness Brewing

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Curious Traveler Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, June 28th at 5:00 pm – The Collaboration Challenge at Fibonacci Brewing

Thursday, June 29th at 12:00 pm – Barrel Aged Ruby at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Erie Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Roebling Point Pub Crawl at The Gruff, Smoke Justin, Keystone Bar & Grill, and Molly Malones Covington

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Breckinridge Agave Wheat Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Boulevard Lemon Ginger Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 pm – Brooklyn Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 30th-Saturday, July 1st – West Side Brewing Grand Opening

Friday, June 30th at 4:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits (Fort Thomas)

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rogue Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 30th at 5:00 pm – Local Friday featuring Listermann at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, June 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, July 1st at 12:00 noon – Rhinegeist 4th Anniversary: Right On, Right On

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: June 19 – 25, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

HAPPY CINCINNATI BEER WEEK! Check out the schedule On their website for even more events for this week.

Through Saturday, June 24th – Cincinnati Beer Week Voting at Hebron Brew Haus

Through Saturday, June 24th – Cincinnati Beer Week at Darkness Brewing

Monday, June 19th-Wednesday, June 21st – 3 Days and 3 PAs at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Monday, June 19th-Tuesday, June 20th – Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Around the World at the Lackman

Monday, June 19th at 7:00 pm – Cincy Beer Week Tap Takeover at the Crazy Fox Saloon

Tuesday, June 20th-Sunday, June 25th – Anniversary Week at Nine Giant

Tuesday, June 20th at 7:00 pm – Get to Know GPO at Listermann Brewing

Wednesday, June 21st at 9:00 am – Tap Out with Lehr’s Beers at Lehr’s Prime Market

Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Tapping Darwin’s Delight at Fibonacci Brewing

Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Pride Night at Market Wines

Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Taft’s Pint Night benefiting Caracole at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Brooklyn Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House

Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm – The Impact of Hop Additions at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 22nd at 12:00 pm – Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotsman at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm – Start of Summer Pint Night at Queen City Radio

Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm – Cappy’s Beer Week at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm – The Woodburn Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm – Founders Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s Covington

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Takeover Karaoke Night at Wunderbar

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Collaborative Beer Dinner featuring Christian Moerlein at Bauer Farm Kitchen

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Brews and Bites at the Party Source

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Tap Takeover at the Gruff

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Curious Traveler Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm – Beer Week Live Trivia at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm – Clermont County’s Beer Week at Lehr’s Prime Market

Friday, June 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 23rd from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm – Moerlein and Friends at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 am – Ballast Point Bob-A-Palooza at Buffalo Bob’s Independence

Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 am – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, June 24th at 2:00 pm – Street Pub Cincinnati by Deschutes Brewing

Saturday, June 24th at 3:00 pm – Beer Olympics at the Turnpike Tavern

Saturday, June 24th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at The Gruff

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: June 12 – 18, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, June 12th at 5:00 pm – Lagunitas Tap Takeover Trivia Night at The Pub at Crestview Hills

Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, June 14th at 5:00 pm – Summer of Sculpin Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (Wilder)

Wednesday, June 14th at 5:00 pm – Blakes Hard Cider Pint Night & Tasting at the Casual Pint (Oakley Station)

Wednesday, June 14th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Goose Island Vintage Ales Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, June 15th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Deschutes Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 15th at 5:30 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Butterbee’s Grille Beechmont

Thursday, June 15th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Three Floyds Lasersnake Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 15th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Privat Riegele Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 15th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Great Lakes Holy Moses Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Mystery Brew Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 16th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Devils Backbone Tapping Event at the Casual Pint (Oakley Station)

Friday, June 16th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rogue Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Local Friday featuring Blank Slate at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, June 16th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, June 16th from 6:00-Midnight – New Holland Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Friday, June 16th from 6:30-10:30 pm – Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival at the Oscar Event Center (Fairfield)

Saturday, June 17th at noon – Corruption Bottle Release at Wooden Cask Brewing

Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 pm – Ludlow Bromley Speedway at Ludlow-Bromley Yacht Club

Saturday, June 17th from 6:30-10:30 pm – Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival at the Oscar Event Center (Fairfield)

Sunday, June 18th at 1:00-9:00 pm – Father’s Day Celebration at Brink Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: June 5 – 11, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, June 5th at 5:00 pm – Nice Little Monday Series at Rhinegeist

Tuesday, June 6th at 8:00 pm – Kicking off Summer with Leinenkugel at R.P. McMurphy’s

Thursday, June 8th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Avery Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 pm – GPO Pint Night at Mt Carmel Brewing

Thursday, June 8th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Streetside Brewing Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 8th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 8th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 8th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 9th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Brooklyn Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 9th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Listermann Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 9th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Local Friday featuring Mt Carmel at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Friday, June 9th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, June 10th at 6:00 pm – Platform Beer Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 am – 1st Anniversary Bottle Release at Muncipal Brew Works

Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 am – Team Fiona NE IPA Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, June 10th at 12:00 noon – 12th Anniversary Party at Mt Carmel Brewing

Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm – Local Brews & Blues at Newport on the Levee

Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm – Hoppin’ Frog Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm – 1st Anniversary Party at Municipal Brew Works

Saturday, June 10th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Dark Charge Tap Takeover at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

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