Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 31, 2014

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.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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 (10/31), the beers are North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Rivertown Roebling Porter, New Holland The Poet Oatmeal Stout and Two Brothers Heavy Handed: Centennial.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (10/31), it’s beers from Kona Brewing. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (10/31), it’s Halloween beers. 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 (10/31), the beers are TBA. The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00.

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

SweetWater Brewing – Remember to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for all of the SweetWater events going on this weekend. All SweetWater events will be marked in blue.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (11/3), Ei8ht Ball will have De Struise XXX Rye Triple (Bourbon) and Struise Sint Amatus 12.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend including the Inaugural Hopgeist at Rhinegeist and the Great Ohio Brew and ‘Que at Fifty West on Saturday.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Fresh Fest at MadTree – Saturday, Nov. 1st

Last year, Queen City Fresh blogger Chris Stevens came up with the idea of hosting Fresh Fest, an event that featured the two things his blog was all about: local beer and local music. Plus it was a chance for local beer bloggers to get together and talk with their readers and each other.

Fast forward to 2014 and Chris is doing it again. The second annual Fresh Fest is set for this Saturday, November 1st at MadTree Brewing starting at 6:00 pm. Unfortunately, we are going to have to miss it this year due to a previous commitment, but you should really go. Lots of better beer and better music to be had!

Here are the particulars:

Event: 2nd Annual Fresh Fest — Beer. Music. Bloggers
Presented by Queen City Fresh and hosted by MadTree Brewing
Date/Time: Sat. Nov. 1st, 2014. 6pm
Beer: Espresso Self (New Release), Thundersnow, Bourbon Barrel Aged Thundersnow, 4 special releases infusions of Lift in Hoff Stevens kegs by local beer bloggers and 1 by MadTree as well as Lift, Citra High, Identity Crisis, Axis Mundi, Gnarly Brown, PsycHOPathy, The Great Pumpcan, Happy Amber and Root Beer (non-alcoholic).
Music: The Almighty Get Down (730-930pm) and Founding Fathers (900-1000pm)
Bloggers: Hang out and talk beer with local beer bloggers

Details: http://queencityfresh.com/2014/10/29/2nd-annual-fresh-fest-returns-to-madtree-brewing/
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/710181342391479/

Fresh Fest 2014

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Beer Events at Halfcut, Dickmann’s & Fifty West

Certain weeks are just full of beer events. And when Halloween falls on a Friday, you can count on lots of beer events happening. Here are a few more that we found out about after our Monday This Week in Beer post was published.

• Halfcut is hosting a “Nightmare Before Christmas” event tonight (Tuesday, October 28th) starting at 6:00 pm. They will be tapping Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Nosferatu & Edmund Fitzgerald. You can enjoy candy beer pairings and costumes are encouraged. Oh, and there will be Christmas music too.

• Bad Tom Smith Brewing is celebrating their expansion into Northern Kentucky tomorrow (Wednesday, October 29th) with a launch party at Dickmann’s Café in Fort Wright, Kentucky. Pints are $4 and half pints are available for just $2.

• We had this one on This Week in Beer beer events post yesterday, but we just got more information on it. On Thursday, October 30th, the ladies of Fifty West Brewing Company will be showing off their brewing skills at the Witches Brew Dinner at Fifty West in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The Witch Brewers (seen below) have created two small-batch, Halloween-themed beers: Badass WeatherWax Wheat with hints of orange, lemon zest, clove, and golden wheat plus pumpkin-spice-latte stout named Rid The Beast Black. The beers will be paired with a 4-course dinner for $25.00 per person starting at 4:00 pm. 10% of the Witches Brew Dinner proceeds will go to Making Strides, an American Cancer Society organization for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. The number of dinners available will be limited due to the amount of Witches Brew beer and will be presented as an option alongside the normal dinner menu.

Fifty West Ladies

From left to right: Jenn Plagemann, Becca Bollinger, Gini Schaeffer, Cristy Wilson aka The Witch Brewers

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Old Firehouse 1st Tappings at Arnold’s & Brass Tap

Old Firehouse Brewery logo

A while back, we told you about our first visit to the newest brewery in the areaOld Firehouse Brewery in Williamsburg. Starting this week, you can enjoy their beers without having to drive out to Williamsburg.

Old Firehouse will be distributed in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, Warren, and Montgomery counties in Ohio by Cavalier Distributing. Two events in the Cincinnati area are set to celebrate the introduction of Old Firehouse beers.

Today (Monday, October 27th) is the official launch at Arnold’s Bar & Grill starting at 4:00 pm. Owners Adam Cowan and Lori Ward plus Chief Brewer Ben Ramsey will be in attendance. Five Old Firehouse beers will be available: Pin-Up Girl American Blonde Ale (ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 18), Code 3 Red Ale (ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 22), Flash Point India Pale Ale (ABV: 6.7%, IBU: 50), Probie Porter (ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 36), and Hoser Gose (ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 15).

On Wednesday, October 29th at 4:00 pm, Brass Tap U Square will be hosting a Old Firehouse Tap Takeover. The OFB beers available there will be Pin-Up Girl American Blonde Ale, Code 3 Red Ale, Flash Point India Pale Ale, Probie Porter, and Hoser Gose. Growlers will be available.

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2, 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.

The “Welcome Sweetwater to Cincinnati” events continue this week. All SweetWater events are marked in blue this week and the next few weeks.

Through Halloween weekend – Fear of the Dark 4 Beer Tapping at the Lackman
Rotating beers are MadTree 2013 & 2014 Axis Mundi, MadTree Are You Ready for the Darkness, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 Cleveland Crusher, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer, Fat Head’s/Jackie O’s Liquid Courage, Revolution Mad Cow and Three Floyds Back Masking.

Monday, Oct. 27th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 27th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 27th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter with coffee and cinnamon.

Monday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Oct. 27th from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Incline Public House

Monday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Beer Dinner at Firehouse Grill
Cost is $25 per person for beers and dinner. Will include the limited release collaboration black lager Highland Plaid Schwarz. Reservations are required. Call 513-733-3473 to make yours.

Monday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Great Lakes Christmas Ale Tapping at Zip’s
Pints will be $5. Plus, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Zip’s will each be donating 10% of the beer sales to the Freestore Food Bank. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale, Burning River Pale Ale and others will also be available.

Monday, Oct. 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Cincinnati Magazine Beer Issue Party at MadTree Brewing
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Thirsty Dog Ankle Biter with Habanero

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – B.Y.O.P with Deschutes & Brooklyn at Wiseguys Lounge
Celebrate the release of Jubelale, a festive winter ale from Deschutes with a Bring Your Own Pumpkin party. They’re having a pumpkin carving contest and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will get a brewery prize pack from Deschutes & Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Rogue.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Growler Specials at Brass Tap
Sixpoint Sensi Harvest and Upland Coast Buster for $6.00 for a 32oz Grumbler or $11 for a 64oz Growler while it lasts.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Upland.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Mariemont

Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 7:30 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Dunkelweizen.

Thursday, Oct. 30th – SweetWater Banks Pub Crawl
Bars include Jefferson Social, Tin Roof and Yard House.

Thursday, Oct. 30th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 4:00 pm – Witches Brew Dinner at Fifty West
Two small batches of Halloween themed beer from the women of Fifty West paired with a four course meal. Cost is $25 per person.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 4:00 pm – Funk & Darkness: Halloween Eve Celebration & New Belgium Lips of Faith Tapping at Kaze
Tapping of New Belgium special releases including Le Terroir, Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout & Yuzu.

Thursday, Oct. 30th from 5:00 pm to close – Halloween Bash at Taste of Belgium Clifton
They will be tapping Rivertown Death.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6:00 pm – Flatbreads and Flights – Pumpkin Edition at Brass Tap U Square
For $15 per person, you can enjoy butternut squash, brie, and radicchio flatbread plus these 5 pumpkin beers: Coronado Punk’In Drublic, Avery Gore’d, Weyerbacher Aries, Southern Tier Warlock and Rivertown Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6:00=8:00 pm – Czech Mate Pilsner Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Thursday, Oct. 30th 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 – Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale, Glendale – Hobgoblin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Takeover.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Craft Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Ft. Wright
Three beers from Goose Island (Rambler IPA, Honkers Ale and The Muddy) paired with pumpkin Soup served with cornbread, NEW Roast Beef Sriracha (Izzy’s roast beef topped with caramelized onions, tomatoes, melted provolone cheese and Izzy’s unique spicy sriracha sauce blend served on a toasted telera roll) and caramel apple. Cost is $25 per person OR $20 per person for anyone dressed in their Halloween costume. For reservations, call (859) 331-4999 or email SMRamey67@yahoo.com

Friday, Oct. 31st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Oct. 31st at 5:00 pm – Halloween Blackout at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, Oct. 31st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Kona Brewing Halloween Beach Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Beers will include Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Lemongrass Luau and Fire Rock Pale Ale plus Kua Bay IPA, Lavaman Red and Black Lava Lager. It’s the first time those last three beers have been available on the mainland.

Friday, Oct. 31st 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, Oct. 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Nov. 1st – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Nov. 1st from 12:00-6:00pm – Inaugural Hopgeist at Rhinegeist

Sample Double IPAs and rare, hoppy-styled beers from local, regional, and national breweries (See below for participating breweries). Be the first to get your hands on our Double IPA homebrew collaboration, Homie! Tickets: $35 in advance/ $40 at the door *Ticket includes commemorative sample glass and (15) sample tickets
THE BREWERIES: Local/Regional: MadTree Brewing, Fifty West Brewing Company, Listermann Brewing Company, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Cellar Dweller Craft Beers, Seventh Son Brewing, North High Brewing, The Actual Brewing Company, The Brew Kettle, Yellow Springs Brewery, Columbus Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery, Warped Wing Brewing Company, Brothers Drake Meadery, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
West Coast: Three Weavers Brewing Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Faction Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Co
Other: Dogfish Head Beer, Sixpoint Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Company, Revolution Brewing, Founders Brewing Co. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Official), Victory Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Avery Brewing Company

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hopgeist-double-ipa-festival-tickets-13699330065

Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00pm – The Great Ohio Brew and ‘Que at Fifty West
Executive chefs John Tomain of Fifty West and Rock Patterson of Great Lakes will be a menu of all you can eat BBQ with a variety of smoked BBQ meats, sauces and sides. (A vegetarian option will be available.) Ten of Fifty West’s beers and ten of Great Lakes beers plus a special collaboration beer brewed specifically for this event. Cost is $40 per person and includs “all you can eat BBQ with suggested beer pairings, 8 beer tickets redeemable towards any of the beers on tap including the unreleased collaboration beer, live music in the Beer Garden provided by The Hot Magnolias , Q&A with the Brewmasters.” To purchase your tickets, go to www.fiftywestbrew.com/brewandque.

Saturday, Nov. 1st from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00pm – Boos, Booze and Brews at The Event Center at New Riff Distillery
From their Facebook event page: “Kick-Ass Halloween Party. $50/person. Open Bar and Snacks. General Debauchery. Raising $$ to help support one of our own pay for MS treatment.”

Sunday, November 2nd from 3:00-5:00 pm – Kona Brewing Halloween Beach Party at The Party Source
Beers will include Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Lemongrass Luau and Fire Rock Pale Ale plus Kua Bay IPA, Lavaman Red and Black Lava Lager. It’s the first time those last three beers have been available on the mainland.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 24, 2014

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

Halfcut – Today (Friday) from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, Halfcut will be donating $1 of every Fifty West pint, growler and bottle sold to support the family of Allen White. Allen was a cook at 50 West who recently passed away and his family could use some help right now.

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 (10/24), the beers are Harpoon UFO Pumpkin, New Belgium 1554, Two Brothers Heavy Handed and Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (10/17), it’s beers from SweetWater Brewing. 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 (10/17), it’s beers from Rogue Ales. 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 (10/24), the beers are TBA. The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00.

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

SweetWater Brewing – Remember to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for all of the SweetWater events going on this weekend besides the one listed above. All SweetWater events will be marked in blue.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (10/27), Ei8ht Ball will have several offerings from MadTree including Citra High, Hunt for Cheery October and Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend including Ei8ht Ball’s Fight Like a Girl tapping on Saturday.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Halloween Blackout at Arnold’s – Oct. 31st

In honor of Halloween, Arnold’s is hosting their inaugural Halloween Blackout. What’s that you ask? They will be tapping eight unusual stouts to celebrate the spooky night.

The beers are Rivertown Brewing’s Death (Russian Imperial Stout), Southern Tier’s Warlock (Imperial Stout brewed with Pumpkin), MadTree’s Are You Ready For the Darkness (Imperial Stout brewed with Hemp seeds), Bell’s Java Stout, Bad Tom Smith’s Imperial Stout, Fifty West’s Ghost of Imogene (Russian Imperial Stout), Listermann’s Lateral Nitro Oatmeal Sweet Stout and Great Lakes Brewing’s 2013 Blackout Stout.

Chris Breeden at Arnold’s warns that most of these come in 1/6 barrels and will sell out quickly. The beers will be tapped at 4:00 pm on Halloween so get there early.

At 9:00 om that night, Arnold’s will have the “swinging sound of New Orleans Party band” – The Hot Magnolias.

Arnold's Bar And Grill

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Cincinnati Magazine Beer Issue Party at MadTree Oct. 27th

Cincinnati Magazine Beer Issue

In the latest issue of Cincinnati magazine, the focus is something dear to our heart – beer. More specifically, it focus on what they are calling “the new Cincy beer culture.” We were proud to be mentioned in this issue along with many of the great names (and faces!) of beer in Cincinnati. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can pick up a copy on your favorite newstand (yes, they do still exist) or download a digital issue from the iTunes store.

We also wanted to let you know that Cincinnati magazine is holding a launch party in honor of their October beer issue. Plus, you can get a pre-release sample of this year’s batch of Thundersnow from MadTree. Thundersnow will be canned for the first time this year. Be sure to look for the disinctive blue cans and white can holder at your favorite better beer locations.

Here are the particulars on the party:

MadTree Brewing Company Tasting Room
(5164 Kennedy Avenue, Cincinnati, OH)

Monday, October 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm

Tickets are $25 per person and include two drink tickets good for Thundersnow pints, a MadTree pint glass and food from Catch-a-Fire Pizza

You can order tickets at http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/event/beer-event/ or call Chris Ohmer at 513.562.2777

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 20 – 26, 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.

We welcome SweetWater Brewery to Ohio this week. All SweetWater events are marked in blue this week and the next few weeks.

Monday, Oct. 20th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 20th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 20th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Oct. 20th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, October 20th at 4:20 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers will include 420 Extra Pale, IPA, Blue, Georgia Brown and Hop Hash.

Monday, Oct. 20th at 6:00 pm – Laboratory Lager #1 Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This first in the series beer is a dry hopped Amber Lager. They are describing it as a “bready and medium bodied lager is dry-hopped with Wakatu and Amarillo hops on top of the layered complexity of tettnang and Saaz hops in the kettle.”

Monday, October 20th at 5:00 pm – Skype Session and Tap Takeover at Ei8ht Ball
Skype chat with Brian Ewing of 12% Imports and enjoy Tilquin Gueuze, Stillwater Debutante, Evil Town Even More Denmark, Evil Twin Biscotti Break and Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail.

Monday, October 20th from 5:00 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Northside Tavern

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, October 21st from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Dutch’s

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Beers include Sculpin, Grunion, Black Marlin Porter, Victory at Sea, Big Eye, Fathom IPL, Calico Amber and Indra Kunindra

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm – Cool Beer Labels Book Release at MadTree
From Facebook:
“Come celebrate the release of Print Book’s newest publication Cool Beer Labels, a book featuring great packaging from over 150 breweries from all over the world. The author, Daniel Bellon will be signing and talking about the new book. In addition, meet featured designers Keith Neltner, Austin Dunbar, Tom Post, and John Pattison whose work is included in the book. The night will also showcase Neltner Small Batch’s book (a compilation of retrospective creative highlights) in the beer, music and branding industries over the last decade and a half. Several books will be raffled and all proceeds will go to sponsoring a design student from Northern Kentucky University. The book was carefully hand bound, printed by Arnold Printing, and features Appleton Coated paper (embossing, varnishes), assembled at Olberding Bindery, and each is hand signed and numbered.”

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Goose Island with Muddy Imperial Stout and Rambler IPA on draft plus 312, Matilda and Sofie in bottles.

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Dogfish Head.

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at J-Taps (on Glenway Ave)

Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Fogarty’s (Cheviot)

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This week, it’s Upland and will feature their Teddy Bear Kisses Russian Imperial Stout.

Thursday, October 23rd – SweetWater Clifton Pub Crawl
Includes Brass Tap U Square, Keystone Grill and Mac’s Pizza

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, October 23rd – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Mariemont

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Fear of the Dark 4 Beer Tapping at the Lackman
This fourth annual event runs from Oct. 23rd through Halloween weekend. Rotating beers are MadTree 2013 & 2014 Axis Mundi, MadTree Are You Ready for the Darkness, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 Cleveland Crusher, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer, Fat Head’s/Jackie O’s Liquid Courage, Revolution Mad Cow and Three Floyds Back Masking.

Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s De Koninck.

Thursday, October 23rd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Bridgetown

Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 5:00 pm to close – 2nd Annual All Local Celebration at Arthur’s Cafe

Thursday, Oct. 23rd 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Punkin.

Friday, Oct. 24th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, October 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Country Fresh Market
At both Vine Street and Beechmont Ave locations

Friday, Oct. 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Hop Shop Cask Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This week, it’s OTR conditioned with whole cone Zeus (from Little Miami Farms,OH) and whole cone Simcoe.

Friday, October 24th from 5:00 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Padrino

Friday, Oct. 24th from 5:00-7:00 pm – West Sixth Beer Tasting at Kroger Hyde Park

Friday, October 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Oct. 24th 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, Oct. 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Oct. 25th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Oct. 25th – Bourbon, Bluegrass, Beer & BBQ at Cork N’ Bottle Buttermilk Pike

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 12:00-5:00 pm – King of the Hill Best Local Beer Competition at Incline Public House
$10 a ticket, blind tasting. Everyone that participates gets to vote. Beers from Blank Slate, Fifty West, Listermann, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist and Rivertown.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 12:00-4:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Saturday, October 25th from 1:00-4:00 pm – Tasting at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 3:00-7:00 pm – Ales & Tales at WagsPark
Beers from Fifty West, MadTree, Ei8ht Ball, Rhinegeist, Blank Slate, Listermann, Rivertown and Bad Tom. Cost is $35 for humans and $10 for dogs (limit of one dog per human). For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their EventBrite page.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 4:00 pm to close – Clifton Beer Fest at the Corinthian
Formerly at Fries Cafe, the fest is moved down the street and presented in memory of Jerry Freese, the owner of Fries. Cost is $2 per sample ticket. Ticket stubs will be used as giveaway entry. Pre-sale tickets available at a discount at the Corinthian until Oct 22nd.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Oct. 25th at 7:30 pm – 11th annual Taste of the World at Newport Aquarium
No beer list on their web site, but we know West Sixth is going to be there. For more information, go to http://soh.taste.llsevent.org

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 17, 2014

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 (10/17), the beers are Morland Old Speckled Hen, St. Feuillien Speciale, Goose Island The Muddy and Sixpoint Resin.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (10/17), it’s beers from Warped Wing out of Dayton, OH. 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 (10/17), it’s beers from Christian Moerlein along with brats and kraut. 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 (10/17), the beers are staff picks that they think deserve another look (or taste). The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00. The draft by the glass is Lagunitas Couch Trippin’. For $3.00, you get a pint and keep the glass. (It’s the one that looks like a mason jar.).

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

Fifty West – Today (Friday), they will be tapping their Spooner Summit DIPA.

Moerlein Lager House – Today (Friday) at 4:00 pm, the Lager House will be having another Hop Shop Tapping. This time, it’s Lager House Helles conditioned with whole cone Chinook from Little Miami Farms and lemon zest.

Mellow Mushroom Hyde Park – Sunday, Oct. 19th at 4:20 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover
This is the first of many beer events welcoming SweetWater Brewing to Ohio. Look for more on our This Week in Beer post on Monday. All SweetWater events will be marked in blue.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend including Ei8ht Ball’s Fight Like a Girl tapping on Saturday.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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