This Week in Beer: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 26th-Saturday, Oct. 1st – Peanut Palooza at Eight Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Join us all week long as we celebrate, say goodbye and good luck to the myth, the legend, Peanut Kahles. We’ll be dropping rare kegs like they’re hot, featuring a lineup of Peanut’s all time favorites accompanied with live music and food trucks. This and more lead up to the grand homage and final shift of the man of the hour. Hear the stories (maybe again), shake a big hand or grab a bear hug from our beloved tender of the bar one last time at Ei8ht Ball.”

Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Lovely Bunch Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Lovely Bunch is their coconut Roebling.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 4:00 pm – Stone Brewing Throwback Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Vertical Epic 12-12-12, IRS 2015, Suede, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 6:00 pm – Founders Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Breakfast Stout (draft), PC Pils (draft), Mango Magnifo, All Day IPA and Porter.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Red Bike Beer Party at Taft’s Ale House
$4 Red Bike Beers all night long, and some free Red Bike Beer t-shirts.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Fest Bier.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover with Holtman’s Donuts at The Lackman

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Finn, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch, Habanero Keypunch, Whirly Gig, Pickle Gose and Spicy Pickle Gose.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, PSA, Happy Amber, The Great Pumpcan, Expresso Self and “S’more Gratitude” milk stout.

Thursday, Sept. 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Bell’s Brown Ale & Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth.

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Nosferatu Release and Screening at The Overlook Lodge

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Alltech Kentucky Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 23, 2016

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Arbor Brewing at Fairfield and beers from MadTree at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Three Floyds Tap Takeover today starting at 6:00 pm. 0

Dean’s Hops and Vines – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover today from 5:00-9:00 pm. Beers include Margarita Monday, Gummy Bomb, Crash, Streaker, Lemon/Lime Zen and Cougar.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping TBA.

Lehr’s Prime Market – Taft’s Ale House Tap Feature today from 5:00-7:30 pm. Beers include Nellie’s Keylime, Cherrywood Amber, Hail to the Harvest Wet Hopped IPA, and Oktoberfest- Masskrug.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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A Quick Tour of Hoperatives

New to our web site? Check out this quick tour of Hoperatives again. Step this way please…

On Mondays, we publish “This Week in Beer” and on Fridays, we publish the “Tastings and Tappings Report”. Some Tuesdays, we have our “Traveling Tuesday” post on a better beer location outside the greater Cincinnati area. The other days may include local Cincinnati beer news, beer reviews and posts from our contributors.

Every day, you can check out our listings of Local Breweries, Local Brewery Tours, Local Brewpubs, Local Restaurants/Bars/Pubs, Local Beer Stores, Local Growler Station Tap Listings and Local Happy Hours, Specials, Etc. We try to keep them as up to date as possible, but we do not list a location until it is open to the public.

You can also find Hoperatives on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hoperatives, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hoperatives and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/hoperatives/.

Looking for books on brewing history in Cincinnati and beyond or possibly beer accessories? Check out our new Bookstore and Beer Wares links above. Let us know if there’s a book or item we are missing.

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The best way Hoperatives grows is through the input of our readers. We love hearing your suggestions. Watch for our semi-annual readers survey soon on how you had give us even more input!

So welcome! We welcome you (or welcome you back) and raise a pint of better beer in your honor!

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 19 – 25, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer.

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 pm – ReinheitsgaBRETT Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 7:00 pm – Stone Anniversary Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 4:00 pm – Weird Beer Night with Urban Artifact at the Lucky Turtle
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 6:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Midway Cafe
Beers include Stone Delicious IPA, Stone IPA, Encore 6th Anniversary Porter and Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include IPA, Pils, Sucks, Lil Sumpin, Tuberfest, and Born Again Yesterday.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer and Food Pairing at Vestry at the Transept
Menu available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tap Takeover at Keystone Hyde Park
Beers include Storm, Dead Blow Nitro, Oktoberfuel, and Level.

Thursday, Sept. 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 – MadTree Pumpcan, Glendale – North Coast Old Rasputin and Hyde Park – Riegele Privat.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 7:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Gypsy’s
Beers include PumpCan, Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, Shade, Galaxy High, Treesearch Experimental IPA, and Fuzz Peach Saison.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 16, 2016

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY 2nd ANNIVERSARY to Old Firehouse BREWING!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jungle Jim’s (Eastgate) – Meet and Greet with Jim Koch of Samuel Adams from 12:00-2:00 pm at their Tasting Bar.

Malts in Ault – Tonight from 6:30-10:30 pm at Ault Park. Beers include B Nektar – Kill All the Golfers, Death Unicorn, Necromangocon and Zombie Ziller; Boulevard – Tank 7, Ginger Lemon Radler, Funky Pumpkin and Tell Tale Tart; Dogfish Head – Midas Touch, Seaquench, Sixty Minute and Namaste; Fat Head’s – Bumbleberry, Head Hunter, Spooky Tooth, Sunshine Daydream; Heavy Seas – Barrel Aged Greater Pumpkin, Pounder Pils, Double Cannon and Peg Leg Imperial Stout; Jackie O’s – Razz Wheat, Hop Ryot, Ohio Pale Ale and Chomolungma; Left Hand – Milk Stout, Sawtooth, Polestar Pils and Oktoberfest; MadTree – Lift, Happy Amber, Psychopathy and PSA; Ommegang – Tripel Perfection, Rosetta, Grains of Truth and Great Beyond; Revolution – Oktoberfest, Anti Hero, Eugene Porter and Bottom Up Wit; Sixpoint – Resin, Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action and Crisp; Stone – Who you callin a Wussie, Arrogant Bastard, Citrusy Wit and Delicious IPA.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Southern Tier Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Tröegs at Fairfield and beers from Arbor Brewing at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Stone. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Northwest Fifty West Saturday at 11:00 am. Beers include 50 West TRIPA, Main Street Amber, One Way Street Citra SMaSH, One Way Street Mosaic SMaSH and Echo Summit.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Ballast Point Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Beers include Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, Grunion, Mango Even Keel, Watermelon Dorado, The Commodore, California Kolsch, California Amber, Calm Before the Storm, Copper Ale on Nitro, American Wheat with Cherries, Belgian Tripel Ale, Biere De Garde, Schwarzbier and Double IPA.

Casual Pint-Oakley – MadTree Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Stillwater I Miss the Old Kanye. Cost is $7 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Findlay Market Bier Market – This weekend, they will have beers from Taft’s Ale House including Masskrug Oktoberfest Marzen and Preservationist Pale Ale.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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How to Get Your Beer Event on Hoperatives

I’ve been planning to write this post for quite a while now, but it took reading Nora McGunnigle of the NOLA Beer Blog’s very similar post to get me to actually sit down and do it. If you are a long time reader of Hoperatives, you know that we used to have more posts than just “This Week in Beer” or “Tastings and Tappings Report”. But, as the new Brewing Science Department at Cincinnati State has been ramping up, I have less time to spend writing for Hoperatives. So I concentrate on those two weekly posts. So how do I find the beer-centric events1 that I list here? I’m glad you asked!

1) Create a Facebook event – If you are a better beer business, you need to let people know about things happening at your place. Like it or not, Facebook is one of the best ways to let people know and to give you an idea on how many people are interested in that event. The best part is that people can subscribe to your Facebook events and Facebook will notify them every time you create one. It won’t get lost in their newsfeed like a regular post can. Embrace Facebook Events. They are your friend.

2) Send out regular email messages/newsletters – This is another one that helps both me find out about your events and your customer base find out too. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but if you use something like MailChimp, you can set up your mailing list and newsletter template easily and be good to go. Heck, if you buy me a beer, I might even help you set it up.

3) Send me an email message personally – I know you would think this would be the best way to notify me, but honestly, some email messages seem to get lost in my inbox. But, as Nora points out on her post, “If you send me event info, please make sure it’s complete- date, time place. If people need to buy tickets, include that info. If there’s a menu, include that. Let me know the breweries and beers involved.”

4) Tag Hoperatives on Social Media – While this can work, you have to remember that both Tom and I have full time jobs and we may not see your tweet or Facebook tag until too late. Which reminds me of one of my main requests —

*** Please get the information to me in a timely manner – Because I try to send out both “This Week in Beer” and the “Tastings and Tappings Report” to our newsletters subscribers the night before, I need your event information the day before. If you release it after then, to be honest, it probably won’t get added later to the posts and it definitely will have missed being included in the newsletter. I’ll try to share it on our Facebook page if I can.

There is one other point that I’m going to quote Nora on: “It is in no way necessary to comp me for the event for me to cover it. Let’s repeat that: IT IS IN NO WAY NECESSARY TO COMP ME FOR THE EVENT FOR ME TO COVER IT. If I get an offer, I may accept, but that’s absolutely not why I write about events.”

Also, please don’t be offended if we don’t attend your event. There is an embarrassment of riches right now in local beer events. And that’s a good thing. But it means that we can’t be everywhere. This is also one of the reasons we only cover Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (unless we decide to cover something as a Traveling Tuesday post).

Finally, with rare exception, we don’t really write about local breweries until they’ve opened and sold their first beer. To be honest, I have a box full of beautiful business cards from breweries that never opened. We’re patient. We’ll wait.

As always, use the Contact us link if you have any questions. Seven and a half years into this thing, we’re still trying to make Hoperatives your favorite site for local beer information.

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

–Carla

1To be considered a beer-centric event, the event must focus on beer. Not face painting for the kids or the presence of a food truck. Beer must be the main point.

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 12 – 18, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer.

Monday, Sept. 12th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Sept. 12th at 9:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at North Side Yacht Club
Cost is $6 a pint. Also free bacon and industry night.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Dunkel Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
MENU: First Course: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager paired with crepes with camembert and chives; Second Course: Haven Hefeweizen paired with bavarian radish salad with banana and orange vinaigrette; Third Course: Beta 1.0 Experimental IPA paired with Ruhr Valley meatball with wakefire mushroom jagerschnitzel sauce. Tickets are $25 per person and can be reserved by calling 859-415-2312.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Garden at Mecklenburg’s Gardens
From Facebook: “Join us for a Stein Slide and three Braxton beers being featured: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager, Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Level Saison.”

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 5:30 pm – Brewery District CURC Monthly Meeting
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale (draft), Warlock Imperial Stout, Salted Caramel Imperial Stout, 2X Tangier Imperial IPA and Harvest ESB.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 11:00am-11:00 pm – Taft’s Birthday Bash and Bottle Release at Taft’s Ale House
Food specials, release of a new barrel-aged beer in bottles and tapping of the first keg of the Independent; an exciting limited release ale! Brewed and barrel-aged in Remus bourbon barrels for over a year, the Independent includes fresh vanilla beans, cacao nibs and Columbian coffee.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Saved By The Bell’s Takeover at Keystone Clifton
Beers include The Oracle, Two-Hearted Ale, Best Brown, and Oberon.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Pub Crawl in Mainstrasse Covington
Participating bars are Mac’s Pizza & Pub, Zola, Goodfellas (Wiseguy Lounge) and Gypsy’s.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe
Beers include PsycHOPathy, Seasonal Pumpcan and PSA plus Galaxy High, Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, and Red Feather on draft.

Thursday, Sept. 15th 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 – Goodwood Bourbon Ale, Glendale – Goodwood Bourbon Ale plus Braxton Dead Blow & Fuel and Hyde Park – Goodwood Bourbon Ale.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – Oktoberfest Kick Off Party at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 15th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Wunderbar Oktoberfest
They’ll have Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Ayinger, and Erdinger all on draft plus karoke, live music, Oktoberfest food specials and more.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 1:00 pm – Streetcar Brewery Tasting Tour
Join Cincy Brew Bus on a “a guided tour of Cincinnati’s Downtown and Over The Rhine Craft Brewery Scene we will go to Taft’s Ale House at 1pm do a tasting and a tour, head over to Moerlein Lager House for a Tasting, and then finish up at Rhinegeist for a Tour and a Tasting. Beer is included in the price as well as your day pass for the streetcar, you get to keep. Stops 8, 1 and 11 on the Streetcar Route.” Tickets are $35 for drinkers and $20 for non-drinkers. Click on the link above to purchase your tickets.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 6:30 pm – Malts in Ault at Ault Park
Tickets for twenty tastes are $25 through September 13th, $30 thereafter. Buy them now at the Ault Park Advisory Council web site. We will have the complete beer list for you on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Überdrome next to Moerlein Lager House
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sept. 17th – Fifty Fest 2016 at Fifty West
More info available at http://fiftyfest.fiftywestbrew.com/

Saturday, Sept. 17th at 12:00 noon – Old Firehouse 2nd Anniversary Street Party

Saturday, Sept. 17th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – 4th Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist
From Facebook: “We’ll kick things off at 10 AM with some Kegs ‘n Eggs, featuring delectable breakfast sandwiches and Franz pumpkin bread courtesy of The Presidents Room. Then, we’ll unveil our ususal array of debauchery. There will be live music, hourly speciality beer releases and — of course — our infamous inflatable joust arena. And, if you’re feeling extra Franzy, hop into our Franz Look-a-Like contest starting at 4 PM. The hairier, the better.”

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 9, 2016

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Nation Kitchen – Caturday! From Facebook, “Join OAR and Rhinegeist for Caturday at Nation Kitchen and Bar from 4-8 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Rhinegeist, Nation Kitchen + Bar, and OAR raffle baskets with drawing at 8 pm. $2 per Rhinegeist pint will be donated to OAR and $1 from each custom cat-themed burger by Nation. See you at Nation, 1200 Broadway in Pendleton.”

Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square – Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Footoberfest Sunday starting at noon. From Facebook: “Where football meets oompah, beer, food and fun! Musikkapelle Bertoldshofen will be here playing authentic German music to help us get in the Oktoberfest spirit (not to interrupt the game), Wienerwurst Mike will be cooking up his usual hits, and we’ll be here pouring the beers! Oh yeah…we’ll have the football game on too!”

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Abita at Fairfield and having an “Imperial IPA Madness” at Eastgate. Beers include Three Floyds Permenant Funeral, MadTree Galaxy High, Rhinegeist Stryker, Fifty West Punch You in the EyePA and more.

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

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Stone. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Urban Artifact Tap Takeover starting at 6:00 pm tonight. Beers include Otso, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch and Whirligig.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Christian Moerlein Malt House AND Moerlein Lager House – Moerlein Connector IPA launch party – “Get your very own commemorative Moerlein Connector streetcar glass full of delicious Moerlein Connector American IPA for only $5.50 +tax”

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping

KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia – Tapping MadTree Galaxy High and Pumpcan tonight at 6:00 pm.

Listermann/Triple Digit – Release of their barrel aged Chickow! on Saturday at 10:00 am. Aged in Heaven Hill barrels, the cost is $7.99 plus tax for a 12 oz bottle.

MadTree – Blood Orange PsycHOPathy Can Release Supporting DAV 5K on Sunday at 11:00 am.

Rhinegeist – Streetcar Launch Party & Traction Tapping today at 12:00 noon. Purchase this new cream ale from Rhinegeist and get a Commemorative Streetcar Pint Glass (while supplies last).

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 5 – 11, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 5th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Jolly Pumpkin tap takeover. Beers include Hamajang, Innovator, La Roja Kriek, Nuevos, Uber Wit, and Wet Hopped. Each of these Jolly Pumpkin beers will be $10 For a thirteen ounce tulip or $15 for a 4 ounce flight of all 6 beers.

Wednesday, Sept. 7th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Charitable Suds at Rhinegeist
Co-hosted by Cincinnati Public Radio, a portion of the proceeds during the happy hour will be donated to the Brewery District CURC.

Thursday, Month Day from 5:00-10:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Fat Tire, Citradelic, Pumpkick, Tart Lychee, Fruit Fly and Oscar Worthy Coffee Nitro. Food available from Packhouse Meats and each New Belgium pint purchase gets you entered to win a limited edition New Belgium bike.

Thursday, Sept. 8th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Seasonal Beer Release and Alfio’s Dinner at Blank Slate
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6:00- pm – North Coast Brewing Beer Dinner at 99 Hop House

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Short’s Brewing Pint Night at Craft Pointe
Beers include Huma Lupa Licious, Soft Parade, Bellaire Brown, and Autumn Ale in bottles plus Key Lime Pie and Spruce Pilsner on draft.

Thursday, Sept. 8th 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 – Spaten Oktoberfest, Glendale – Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Great Divide Hoss.

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Brewing Beer Dinner at 15 North Pizza
MENU — Welcome Beer: Storm Golden Cream Ale; First Course: Bruchetta appetizer paired with Beta 1.0 Experimental IPA; Second Course: Wild Mushroom Pizza and Sausage & Sage Pizza paired with Level Saison; Third Course: Stuffed Dates with Dead Blow Starter Tropical Stout. Price is $25.00 per person. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braxton-beer-dinner-tickets-26953182695

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7:00 pm – Shiner Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s End of Summer Blow Out at Gypsys
Poolside, Oberon, and Oatsmobile on draft for $3 pints.

Friday, Sept. 9th-Saturday, Sept. 10th – Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square
Unlike the Cincy Winter Beerfest, this festival is a free admission/pay as you drink model. However, if you buy the Advance VIP deal, you get more tickets and access to 20 VIP only beers and the VIP area behind the stage with bathrooms. Purchase your tickets online at https://www.beerfesttickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=79.

Friday, Sept. 9th-Sunday, Sept. 11th – Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Newport

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 2, 2016

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

Girls Pint Out – Sunday Funday at BC’s Bottle Lodge. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – New Belgium tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers inlcude Citradelic Tangerine IPA (on tap), Pumpkick Spiced Seasonal Ale, 1554 Black Lager and Blue Paddle Pilsener Lager.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from SweetWater at Eastgate.

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

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Victory. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Hippies vs. Hebrews (Stone vs. Schmaltz Brewing) Tap Takeover starting at 6:00 pm tonight. Beers include Enjoy By 9.5.16, Vanilla/Orange Ruination, and 6th Anniversary Porter from Stone and BA Bock Bock, Lenny’s RIPA, and Wishbone from Schmaltz.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Quaff Bros. Do You Even Cider Bros. and Nians Legend.

Fibonacci Brewing – HuLu-Fresh Hop Ale release today at 4:00 pm.

Quaff Bros. – Two meads to be released today at 4:00 pm at the Party Source: Aisha Mead (a honey wine aged in Bourbon barrels with the addition of peppers) and Moura Mead (a honey wine aged in Port Wine finished Angels Envy Whiskey barrels).

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

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