Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 30, 2015

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

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 (1/30), it’s all New Belgium beers: Fat Tire Amber, Snapshot Wheat, Portage Porter and Ranger IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/30), it’s New Belgium. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/30), it’s Founders. 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 – No Friday Night Flights until February 6th.

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 – Tonight (1/30) is Free Bacon Night and they will tapping Rhinegeist Ink, Café Ink and Knucklehead.

– Tomorrow (Saturday, 1/31) they are doing Saturday infusion: Monarchy Viking Gose through a Randall filled with pineapples. The cost is $8 for a 13 ounce Tulip.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (2/2), it’s Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo. The cost is $8 a snifter.

Moerlein Lager House – Beer of the Month Tapping on Monday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00 pm. This month, it’s their Barley Rhine and $1 from every glass goes to ArtsWave.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Why I Love Session Beers

There’s a particular point in my mind when I saw the change beginning to happen. In February of 2011, Tom and I were enjoying a beer with Roger Baylor, owner of New Albanian Brewing Company (NABC) which is home to a three weekend celebration to big beers known as Gravity Head (starting on 2/27 this year). I remember remarking to Roger that it was kind of awesome that the home of Gravity Head also had so many great session beers available all the time. Since we were headed to drive back to NKY that day, low ABV beers were definitely our friend that day.

A few weeks later, NABC announces the first ever Session Head weekend. And we saw the tide begin to turn.1

In the six years since we started Hoperatives, we’ve seen trends go from really hoppy beers to really high alcohol beers and now the trend has been for lower, sessionable beers. Now, those beer fans who are looking to buzzed as quickly as possible are not a fan of this latest shift. I’ve heard some of them in bars complaining that they want bigger beers to get the best buzz for their money. They seem to forget that responsible better beer locations serve the bigger beers in smaller glasses. And those beers usually cost more too.

Session beers are a whole different thing. In case you’re wondering what exactly a session beer is, the term session beer comes from the Brits. In an article published in 2005 on Beer Advocate, Jason and Todd Alström point out the term goes all the way back to World War I. The general definition is a beer less than 4 or 5% ABV with the Great American Beer Festival defining it as 5.1% ABV or less and Lew Bryson of the Session Beer Project blog setting it at 4.5% ABV or less. Personally, I love the ones under 4%.

This is not the first time we’ve discussed session beers here at Hoperatives. Back in 2012, Puddin’ (aka Jason Rust) wrote about them in a post titled “In search of a good session“. Luckily for all of us, it’s much easier now to find a true session beer with great flavor. It’s so nice to go into a better beer location and see that they have Stone Go To IPA or Founders All Day IPA. Locally, we have Blank Slate’s Pitter Patter, Fifty West Main Street Amber Ale, Listermann Apricot Delight, MadTree Lift, Moerlein Zeppelin, Mt. Carmel Springtime Ale (or Summer Wheat), Rhinegeist Uncle (or Squirt, or Zen), Rivertown’s Divergent and many, many more.

But, one of the main reasons that I love session beers is that I can enjoy more than one without feeling like crap later on. When you get older (like we all are) or when you have health issues (like Tom and I have been dealing with lately), it’s so nice to be able to enjoy a great tasting beer without worrying about how it going to affect you. Believe me, I still love a big, fat imperial IPA or stout on occasion. But, realistically, as time goes by, the beer you see in front of me is going to be a session beer.


1 While I can’t take total credit for Session Head, I at least like to think my comment to Roger had something to do with its creation.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2015

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. NEW – Check out our new Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, Jan. 26th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Jan. 26th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Jan. 26th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Jan. 26th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Big Worster. Cost is $10 a snifter.

Monday, Jan. 26th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Jan. 27th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Jan. 27th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Jan. 27th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Jan. 27th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Jan. 27th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Halfcut

Tuesday, Jan. 27th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Jan. 27th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Jan. 27th at 6:30 pm – MadTree Beer and Pizza Pairings at Aponte’s Pizza (Mason)
Cost is $28 per person. That includes: chicken wings (mild Buffalo sauce and spicy garlic), Aponte’s house salad with a pizza flight of 3-Way Chili Pizza, Chicken Piccata Pizza, The Tony, 4 Cheese Pizza plus Gnarly Brown Cheesecake for dessert. MadTree beers include Lift, Happy Amber, PsycHOPathy and Gnarly Brown. For reservations, call 513-336-7400.

Wednesday, Jan. 28th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Jan. 28th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, Jan. 28th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s their Stout and Porter Fest.

Wednesday, Jan. 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Gluten-free tasting including Two Brothers Artisan Brewing Prairie Path Golden Ale, Wyder’s Hard Cider Reposado, B. Nectar Cider Zombie Killer, Crafted Artisan Meadery Vanilla Cinnamon Mead and Dansk Mjod Viking Blod.

UPDATEWednesday, Jan. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Braunbier.

Thursday, Jan. 29th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Jan. 29th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Jan. 29th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

UPDATEThursday, Jan. 29th at 5:00 pm – Sparrow Dubbel Tapping at Listermann Brewing
From Facebook: “Special keg tapping this Thursday to honor a fallen member of Bloatarian Brewing League, Kevin Spatz. Sparrow is a Belgian Dubbel, one of Kevin’s favorite styles. Spatz in German means Sparrow. Beer taps at 5 pm.”

Thursday, Jan. 29th 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 – SweetWater Happy Ending, Glendale – Left Hand Milk Stout and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Knucklehead.

Friday, Jan. 30th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Jan. 30th at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Night at Ei8ht Ball
Plus three beers from Rhinegeist on draft: Ink, Café Ink and Knucklehead.

Friday, Jan. 30th 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, Jan. 30th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Jan. 31st – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)
We just learned that Louie’s has closed.

Saturday, Jan. 31st starting at 12:00 pm – Winter Bonanza 2 at MadTree Brewing
32 beers from MadTree; 14 more beers from the likes of Bad Tom, Blank Slate, Fifty West, Old Firehouse, Warped Wing, Yellow Springs, Fat Head’s, West Sixth, Land-Grant, Jackie O’s, Seventh Son, Fifth Street, Columbus Brewing and Hoppin’ Frog; 6 bands and 4 food trucks. Now, that’s a bonanza. More information available on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, Jan. 31st from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Jan. 31st at 6:30 pm – Beefsteak Club Dinner
This year’s dinner will be held on the third floor of the historic Hudepohl Brewery bottling building, located on East McMicken in Over-the-Rhine. Tickets are $50.00 and all proceeds go to supporting Bockfest and the Bockfest Parade. Price includes live music, tours of the building, special giveaways, food from Arnold’s Bar and Grill and beer from Christian Moerlein Brewing. To purchase your tickets, go to http://www.bockfest.com/bockfest-beefsteak-club-dinner/

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 23, 2015

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

SPECIAL EVENT

● Jefferson Social will be hosting the Eric Sierra Benefit and Rhinegeist S23 Tapping Sunday, January 25th from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

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 (1/23), it’s the Cincinnati Beer Week Collaborative Black Tart, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, Revolution A Little Crazy and Fat Head’s Sunshine Daydream.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/23), it’s Boulevard. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/23), it’s Southern Tier. 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 – No Friday Night Flights until February 6th.

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

Blank Slate Brewing – Tapping their Bonbonerie Opera Cream Coffee Stout tonight (1/23) at 5:00 pm with free samples and cake. Ron’s BBQ available at 7:00 p.m

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (1/23) is Free Bacon Night and they will tapping Rivertown Death and Avery Maharaja.

– Tomorrow (Saturday, 1/14), they are doing Saturday infusion: Unibroue La Fin Du Monde run through a Randall of crushed ginger and peaches. The cost is $8 for a 13 ounce Tulip.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (1/26), Ei8ht Ball will have Mikkeller Big Worster. The cost is $10 a snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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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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Braxton Chooses Stagnaro for Distribution

A bit of much-anticipated news this morning as Braxton Brewing today announced that they have decided to partner with Stagnaro Distributing. Here’s the press release from Braxton stating the reasons they decided to go with Stagnaro.

You will soon be able to “Lift One to Life” in Northern Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area. After extensive research and evaluation, Braxton Brewing Company is thrilled to announce a partnership with Stagnaro Distributing of Cincinnati, Ohio. This exclusive partnership will allow Braxton Brewing Company to be distributed and sold in Kentucky and Ohio.

“Choosing a distributor is hands down one of the most important decisions we’ll make as a company,” said Braxton Brewing Company CEO Jake Rouse. “We evaluated the market interviewing several suppliers and it was clear that Stagnaro’s commitment to customer service, understanding the craft beer category, involvement in the community, and appetite for innovation directly align with our goals at Braxton Brewing Company.”

The partnership will begin distribution upon the brewery being opened. Initial distribution will be 1/2-Barrel and 1/6-Barrel kegs for draft accounts.

“We’re beyond thrilled to partner with a distributor with such a long standing history of excellence,” said Rouse. “We can’t wait to get beer in your hands!”

Stagnaro Distributing is a leading craft and import beer distributor servicing more than 3,000 retailers in 25 counties in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

“We are proud and excited to be partnering with the Braxton Brewing Company. They are an incredibly talented family and team who are brewing some really amazing beers” said Stagnaro Distributing CEO Mike Stagnaro. “It is great to see a local, craft brewery open up that Northern Kentucky can finally call its own.”

To keep up-to-speed on Braxton Brewing Company’s launch, follow their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BraxtonBrewingCompany or on Twitter at @BraxtonBrewCo. To learn more about Braxton Brewing Company, visit www.braxtonbrewing.com

Braxton Brewing Co.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 19 – 25, 2015

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. NEW – Check out our new Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, Jan. 19th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Jan. 19th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Jan. 19th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Jan. 19th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Jan. 19th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Jan. 19th at 6:00 pm – Handle Bar Double Stout Tapping at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Jan. 19th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Jan. 20th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Jan. 20th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Jan. 20th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Jan. 20th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Jan. 20th at 6:30 pm – “In the Wake of Remus” Beer and Cocktail Dinner at Fifty West
Cost is $43.19 per person. Menu: Course One – Whipped gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese topped with sour cheeries on crostini paired with 21st Amendment cocktail and Mainstreet Amber; Course Two – Roasted parsnips, cauliflower candied pecans, caramelized fennel and wheatberries finished with an orange brown butter vinagrette paired with King of the Bootleggers cocktail and Dipstick Double; Course Three – Ginger ale braised short ribs over celery root puree finished with pickled shitake mushrooms paired with 24 Month cocktail and barrel aged Headwest Milk Stout; Course Four – 3 layer Remus Rye Whiskey infused chocolate cake topped with Gran Marnier whipped cream and caramel sauce. For reservations, go to http://fiftywestbrew.com/inthewakeofremus/

Wednesday, Jan. 21st – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Jan. 21st – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, Jan. 21st – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Stone Brewing.

Wednesday, Jan. 21st from 5:30-6:30 pm – Happy Hour at Moerlein Lager House
Stop by and meet Eric Baumann, Christian Moerlein’s new VP of Brewing. Beer dinner follows (see below),

Wednesday, Jan. 21st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Jan. 21st starting at 6:30 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55.00 per person, plus tax + gratuity. Menu: Reception- Repeater III; Double IPA- Chimichurri Tuna- Quince Apricot Jam-Pineapple Curry, Trinidad Salad; Chili OTR – Chiles Rillenos- Chorizo-Prawn-Anaheim Chiles; Sand Reckoner- Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower-Currants-Orange-Kalamata Olives; Handlebar Stout- Pork Trio- Molasses Candied Pork Belly- Chili Candied Bacon- Gingersnap Pork Wonton; Vanilla Porter- “PB&J” Torte. For reservations, email PrivateDining@MoerleinLH.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 21st at 7:00 pm – Listermann’s Tap Takeover and Dinner at Bistro Grace
Cost is $40 per person plus tax and tip. Menu: Course One – 562 Lateral paired with Liverwurst on “16 Brix” Rye with pickled red onion relish and smoked Gouda cream; Course Two – Pre-Prohibition Lager paired with Drunken buttered P.E.I. Mussels, garlic micro greens, lemon charred corn on a baguette; Course Three – Friar Bacon paired with Cold smoked pork belly with ginger glaze over micro greens and cilantro, shaved shallots, and bourbon soaked raisins and cranberries; Course Four – Cincinnatus paired with Sliced prime strip with fig balsamic bordelaise, garlic herb Butter and crispy spicy kale; Course Five – Peanut Butter Porter paired with a Chickow infused mocha with toasted homemade marshmallows. For reservations, call (513) 541-9600 or use OpenTable.

Thursday, Jan. 22nd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Jan. 22nd – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Jan. 22nd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Jan. 22nd 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 Hophunter, Glendale – Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Sunshine Daydream.

Friday, Jan. 23rd – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Jan. 23rd 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, Jan. 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Jan. 24th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Jan. 24th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, Jan. 25th – $4 pours at Listermann Brewing Tap Room

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 16, 2015

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular 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 (1/16), it’s MadTree Thundersnow, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Jackie O’s Hop Ryot and West Sixth IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/16), it’s Deschutes. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/16), it’s TBA. Pints are usually $3. Don’t forget their Barrel Aged Beer Bash Friday and Saturday nights this weekend.

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 – No Friday Night Flights until February 6th.

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 – Tonight (1/16) is Free Bacon Night and they will tapping Off Color DinoSmores.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (1/19), Ei8ht Ball will have New Holland Dragons Milk Reserve Brewed w/ Raspberries.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Stagnaro to Match West Sixth Community Matters Donation

On this past Monday’s This Week in Beer post, we told you about the “Pay It Forward” celebration set to take place at the Incline Public House tomorrow (Thursday, January 15th) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. At this event, West Sixth Brewing will present their check to Community Matters from their first ever “Pay It Forward” Cocoa Porter program.

It was announced yesterday that Stagnaro Distributing (West Sixth’s distributor in this market) has agreed to match the West Sixth’s donation to Community Matters. In addition, Incline Public House will be donating $1 from each West Sixth beer sold tomorrow night plus West Sixth has promised to bring several tap room exclusives to the celebration. Incline Public House will also have a special menu item whose proceeds will benefit Community Matters.

For more information, check out their event page on Facebook.

West Sixth Community Matters

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Fowling Comes to the Moerlein Malt House

We tend to stick to talking about only events that are directly related to better beer, but this one has us intrigued!

Fowling at Moerlein Malt House

Join us on Wednesday, January 14th as we celebrate the grand opening of Major League Fowling at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.’s Malt House Taproom, come learn what it’s all about, practice your fowling, make new friends, and get your team signed up for Major League Fowling! Open Fowling is free to the public every Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. is proud to be the Cincinnati home of Major League Fowling! A uniquely addictive mix of Football, Bowling and Cornhole; fowling is not only a lot of fun but can be easily mastered by the non-athlete.

How to Fowl: The goal in fowling is to knock down all ten pins from the opposing team, one throw at a time, with teams alternating throws, cycling through fowlers.

League signups for Major League Fowling (MLF) will take place at The Malt House Taproom for teams of up to 5 fowlers. Cost is $10 per fowler for league fowling, which will cover the cost of a team t-shirt supplied by Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. League play will begin on Wednesday January 28th and will run for 5 weeks culminating on March 8th on Super Fowl Sunday during Bockfest!

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