Braxton Brewing Crowd Funding Starts Today

UPDATE: As promised, here’s the link to the Braxton Brewing Kickstarter Campaign.

Lately, there have been lots and lots of breweries using crowd funding sites like Indie Go-Go and Kickstarter to aid in starting up and/or further developing their breweries. Some are successful. Some are not.

The one for Braxton Brewing is a bit different. Instead of asking for money to maybe start a brewery, their campaign is giving future loyal customers a chance to buy into their version of a mug club now. They haven’t given out many specifics (that information will be released at 11:30 am today), but a recent newsletter hinted at what a “Braxton Builder” would be.

Braxton Builders

For $75.00 in our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, you’ll become a Braxton Builder. The membership offers you unprecedented access into Braxton Brewing Company. Each member will receive:

  • An invitation to the Builders-only meeting where you will have the opportunity to vote on a seasonal release, make suggestions on the brewery’s future, and provide feedback to the team
  • The first opportunity to purchase special or limited releases, and gain VIP access to all special events
  • A beautiful custom certificate signed by the founding team
  • A beautiful, limited edition, Braxton Backers T-shirt
  • Our favorite piece of Braxton Glassware
  • And more!

In addition, they have commissioned a limited edition Braxton Launch Stein from Rookwood Pottery. As you can see below, they are truly beautiful. These will also be part of their Kickstarter campaign.

Braxton Rookwood Stein

Come back after 11:30 am today and we will add the link to the Kickstarter campaign so you can check out all of the options available.

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Ei8ht Ball Brewing to host Black Out Ball – Nov. 22, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Ei8ht Ball Brewing is almost one year old. And, in honor of the occasion, the folks behind Ei8ht Ball are throwing a helluva party in the Tower Room of New Riff Distilling. Called the Black Out Ball, this birthday party requires attendees to come in all black attire and to wear masks (presumably also black). The party features a four-course beer dinner with food from Daveed’s and beers from… Ei8ht Ball Brewing, of course. According to the announcement, they will “be tapping and tasting some favorites from our first year, as well as adding a few special twists and turns through out the night.”

Here are the particulars:

Saturday November 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm
All black attire and masks are required
Cost is $80 per person (or $75 per purchase if purchased before Oct. 1st) includes dinner, open bar, dancing and a “take home goodie”
A vegetarian options are available. Tables available at a group rate.
New Riff Distilling is located at 18 Distillery Way in Newport, Kentucky.

To purchase your tickets for the Black Out Ball, go to http://shop.newriffdistilling.com/ei8ht-ball-black-out-ball-november-22nd-2014-7pm/dp/218

Ei8ht Ball Brewing Black Out Ball

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2014

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

Monday, Sept. 29th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Sept. 29th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATEMonday, Sept. 29th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Founders Double Trouble with mango and pineapple.

Monday, Sept. 29th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Sept. 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Hopsolution. Cost is $7 for a 10 ounce snifter and $10 for a 32oz grumbler.

Monday, Sept. 29th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Sept. 30th – Jack-O Traveler Pint Night at Nicholson’s
Purchase one pint of Jack-O Traveler and keep the glass. Limit one glass per guest. While supplies last.

Tuesday, Sept. 30th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Sept. 30th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Sept. 30th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Sept. 30th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week’s infusion is Revolution Mad Cow with coffee and oak chips for $5.

Tuesday, Sept. 30th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Fall Beer Bonanza at Halfcut
Beers include Reanimation and Coffee Chickow! plus take home the glass.

Tuesday, Sept. 30th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Oct. 1st – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 1st – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 1st – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Oct. 1st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Oct. 2nd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Oct. 2nd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

UPDATEThursday, Oct. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Flatbreads and Flights at Brass Tap U Square
A new biweekly event – Enjoy a flight of five beers paired with a flatbread. This week, it’s a pear, prosciutto and arugala flatbread paired with Duvel, Westmalle Tripel, Orval, Rochefort 6 and Rochefort 10. Cost is $15 per person. For more information and to purchase your tickets, go to https://brasstap.webconnex.com/flatbreadsandflights

Friday, Oct. 3rd – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Oct. 3rd 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. 3rd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Oct. 3rd from 1:00 pm-1:00 am – Bavarian Beer Bash
For more information on this Vevay, IN event, go to the Bavarian Beer Bash website.

Friday, Oct. 3rd from 6:00 pm-12:30 am – 22nd Annual Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
For more information, go to the Donauschwaben Oktoberfest website.

Saturday, Oct. 4th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Oct. 4th from 11:00 am-1:00 am – Bavarian Beer Bash

Saturday, Oct. 4th from 12:00-4:30 pm – Half Price Growler Fills at Old Firehouse Brewery
This offer is available on Saturdays until October 25th.

Saturday, Oct. 4th from 1:00 pm-12:30 am – 22nd Annual Donauschwaben Oktoberfest

Saturday, Oct. 4th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, Oct. 5th from 12:00-8:00 pm – 22nd Annual Donauschwaben Oktoberfest

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Ownership Changing at Rivertown Brewing

Rivertown Brewing is entering a new chapter in its history. An agreement was signed last week that will ultimately change the ownership of the Lockland-based brewery. When the process is completed and the deal closes, head brewer Jason Roeper will become the sole owner of the brewery. Until that time, co-owner Randy Schiltz is staying to help out during the transition. Schiltz has not made any concrete plans beyond spending some time relaxing. After that, he says, “I guess it’s time to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.” The financial details are not being made public.

Rivertown Brewing

The change is an amicable one. The impetus was different ideas on the future of Rivertown. As Schiltz puts it, “How long does a two-headed monster live?” In a nutshell, Roeper wants to concentrate more on the sours that have made Rivertown known nationwide while discontinuing some less-popular beers the brewery started with. He says the idea is to shake up the lineup to concentrate on more interesting and relevant styles. The final decision on the lineup hasn’t been finalized, so he’s not ready to make any specific announcements.

As with all Cincinnati-area breweries, this is just the latest in a long line of changes. The brewery’s footprint recently added 6,500 square feet of office space and meeting rooms to bring the total to 20,000 square feet. This follows previous additions in 2012 and 2013 that added barrel-aging and laboratory space and saw the renovation of the taproom. As of today, the brewery employs seventeen people and intends to ship nearly 10,000 barrels of beer this year to the Tri-State, Tennessee and Florida.

A bit of disclosure is necessary: Hoperatives provides Rivertown’s website hosting. We have no input on its editorial content. Our involvement is strictly technical in nature. We approached Roeper and Schiltz with this story based on a tip from one of our writers who has no involvement with the site hosting relationship.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 26, 2014

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

We are very excited to hear that Party Town has collaborated with Against the Grain Brewing to create the successor to their Rye 75 beer from 2009. You can check out their new Rye 71 tonight at Friday Night Flights (see below for more information).

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 (9/26), the beers are MadTree The Great PumpCan, Triple Digit Chickow!, Goose Island The Ogden and Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (9/26), it’s beers from Mt. Carmel. 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 (9/26), it’s beers from Rhinegeist. 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 (9/26), the beers are the Party Town/Against the Grain collaboration Rye 71 and in bottles, they have new beers from Lagunitas, West Sixth and more. The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00. Rye 71 is $3.00 for a pint and growler refills will be $10.99.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (9/29), the rare keg is Bell’s Hopsolution. Cost is $7 for a 10 ounce snifter and $10 for a 32oz grumbler.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend including Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest and the Brass Tap’s First Anniversary Party.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Field Trip: Liberty’s Bar & Bottle – Opening Today!

Today marks the official opening of Liberty’s Bar & Bottle at 1427 Main in Cincinnati. We took a Hoperatives Field Trip to check it out during their soft open. This newest better beer location takes it name both from a previous bar at this same location and from its proximity to Liberty Street.

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Pigs

You’ll know you’ve found the right place when you see the pigs out front. The pig theme continues inside where Pass the Pigs (also known as Pig Mania) is the official game of Liberty’s Bar & Bottle.

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Doors

Doors open at 2:00 pm today and, yes, on gorgeous weather days like today, they have their tall doors wide open. Liberty’s Bar & Bottle have some great tappings planned to celebrate their grand opening:

3:00 pm – Three Floyds War Mullet
4:00 pm – BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) Square Root of 225
4:30 pm – Rooie Dop Double Oatmeal Stout
5:00 pm – Fathead’s Cascadian Dark Ale
5:30 pm – Mikkeller SpontanGooseberry
6:00 pm – Cantillon Gueuze

In the mean time, check out this great space!

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Bar

The bar at Liberty’s Bar & Bottle is just awesome. It’s been in this space for quite a while. It’s over 100 years old and is thought to have been made locally. The only thing that had to be done to prepare it for the new establishment was put a coat of polyurethane on the foot rail and use Murphy’s Oil Soap on the rest of the wood. (That’s one of the owners, Jeremy Moore, that you see to the left.)

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Beers

These were just some of the beers that were available during their soft open. Not to worry, all of the taps will be occupied today for their grand opening.

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Cooler

As their name suggests, you can have a pint (or glass of wine) there or get a bottle to go.

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Interior

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Mural

Alex Scherra painted this incredible mural of the Greek god Bacchus with hops and grapes that takes up most of the north wall. As you can see in the close up below, there is a three dimensional element to the mural.

Liberty's Bar & Bottle - Mural Close

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This Week in Beer: September 22 – 28, 2014

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

Monday, Sept. 22nd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Sept. 22nd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Sept. 22nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Green Flash White IPA through Cucumbers and Cilantro.

Monday, Sept. 22nd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Sept. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Sept. 22nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Jackie O’s After Hours with coffee.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Union
Beers include Southern Tier 2XIPA, Southern Tier Warlock and Southern Tier Crème Brulee. Giveaways too.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Ommegang Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Ommegang Adoration Ale, Witte, Rare Vos, Gnomegang and Belgian Independence Day IPA.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Helltown Rye-Ot Tapping at Mayday Northside

Thursday, Sept. 25th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Sept. 25th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Brewery Anniversary Event at The Lackman
You can pair your Deschutes brew with a Black Butte doughnut from Holtman’s. Beers include Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Mirror Mirror Oaked Aged Barley Wine, Doppel Dinkel Bock and Black Butte 26 Anniversary Porter.

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Pumpkin ales from Southern Tier, Schlafly, O’Fallons, New Holland and Shipyard
Burger: Chili Cheese Burger
This is the last Burgers & Beers of the season.

Thursday, Sept. 25th 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 – Left Hand Oktoberfest, Glendale – Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Munsterfest.

Friday, Sept. 26th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Sept. 26th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 26th 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, Sept. 26th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Sept. 26th at 7:50 pm – Cincinnati Beer Run (With Glow)
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 27th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Sept. 27th from 12:00 pm to close – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 27th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Barks, Bourbon, & Brews at New Riff Distillery
From Facebook: Enjoy distillery tours, dinner by the bite, and local bourbon and beer with a panoramic view of the city. Proceeds benefit the dogs of Circle Tail and the people whose lives they change. Purchase tickets at http://circletail.net/index.php?page=barks-bourbon-brews

Sunday, Sept. 28th from 12:00-9:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

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Say Prost to Überdrome This Weekend!

As you head out to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati this weekend, don’t forget that the Moerlein Lager House Überdrome is open tonight from 5PM to 12AM and Saturday from 1PM to 12AM.

We’ve attended the past two years and had tons of fun. Unlike past years, admission is free to anyone who would like to attend. Just pay for the beer and food you want.

Opening ceremony starts at 5:30 PM tonight and this year’s Buergermeister is Don Heinrich Tolzmann. As the Moerlein beer baron Greg Hardman puts it, “It’s the alternative Oktoberfest for people who want the Munich feel!”

Here’s more information from the Überdrome event page on Facebook:

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The “Überdrome,” Cincinnati’s most authentic Munich style fest tent, returns to the Event Lawn adjacent to the Moerlein Lager House on the banks of the Ohio River for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati weekend.

The Uberdrome will be open on Friday, September 19 from 5 p.m. until midnight and on Saturday, September 20, 1 p.m. to midnight during Oktoberfest weekend.

This year admission to the entire Uberdrome is free and open to the public, offering entertainment and atmosphere with German-style food prepared by the Moerlein Lager House. The menu includes Oktoberfest Rotisserie Chicken and Traditional German favorites along with freshly brewed Christian Moerlein crafted beers onsite. Paulaner original Munich Oktoberfest beers will also be available.

In addition this year, Wiesnkoenig USA, a German-themed lifestyle clothing brand and the officially licensed supplier of Lederhosen for the Munich Oktoberfest, will offer a fashion show each day.

The Moerlein Lager House menu for the Uberdrome includes pretzels and beer cheese, Beer Baron brats, half Oktoberfest Rotisserie Chickens, barbeque pork sandwiches with slaw, and grilled sausages with sauerkraut. Sides include Sauerkraut balls, German potato salad, angry macaroni and cheese, with cream puffs and apple and cherry strudel for dessert.

Scheduled entertainment for the Uberdrome includes on Friday, Alpine Echoes from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.; Saturday, Alpine Echoes from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Prost from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Überdrome

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The Beer Economics of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

I work in market research, so I often spend way too much time thinking of why products are priced and how they are priced and what the impact of that pricing is.*  Beer is no exception, and this weekend’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati presents a particularly fun situation.  Beware: your idea of fun may vary substantially.  While there are a few exceptions, in general, the prices for beers at Oktoberfest are thus:

  • Regular: $5 for 16 ounces
  • Large: $11 for 24 ounce souvenir mug (w/beer)
    • Refills: $7 for 24 ounces

Which leads me to the question: does it make financial sense to “invest” in the large souvenir mug?  See figure 1 below.

Figure 1 - Economics of Oktoberfest

The break-even point is $60 and 192 ounces (12 pints) of beer.  Strictly on a ‘ounce for your dollar’ basis, if you’re going to spend less than $60 and drink fewer than 12 pints of beer the regular makes more financial sense.  Imbibe more than that, the large mug starts to pay off.  However, this ignores the fact that you get to keep the souvenir mug, and that may be of some value to you (and it certainly cost the organizers some money to get made).

Still, for years I made the argument that for most people it didn’t make financial sense to buy the mug. But this year I reevaluated things and saw there’s another side to this.  You, savvy reader, have probably already figured this out: sticking with the regular size means having to fill ‘er up more often.  Below shows the purchase frequency as spending increases.

Figure 2 - Economics of Oktoberfest

Beer lines can get long late in the evening, and having to fill up more often can be a pain.  The large mug reduces how often you have to go back for more.

So, what’s a fiscally responsible beer drinker to do?

Why to go with the Small: you’re only having a few beers and/or you want to try a greater variety of different beers.
Why to go with the Large Mug: you’re drinking more than a few beers, you don’t want to go back to the beer line as often, and/or you want to have the souvenir mug for the day and all eternity.

Bottom line: if you’re drinking more than 1-2 beers the difference in cost isn’t really that big, so don’t sweat it too much.  The fine organizers of Oktoberfest have priced their beer quite fairly.  And thinking too much about these sorts of things is probably detrimental to your mental health…but nothing a few lagers can’t fix.  So relax, enjoy some good beer, indulge in some delightfully stinky German food, and celebrate one of Cincinnati’s great festivals.  Prost!

-John (#13)

*It’s a curse that has ruined many a routine trip to the grocery store, leading my wife to find me staring at a shelf in aisle 9, reflecting on how the pricing structure of a particular brand’s cereal sizes just doesn’t make any sense.  Wait, you thought it was me that is cursed?  No, I fear my wife suffers the most.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 19, 2014

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

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (9/19), the beers are New Belgium and Three Floyds Lips of Faith Series: Ommegang Scythe & Sickle, 5 Rabbit 5 Vulture, Goose Island Rambler IPA and Dogfish Head Punkin.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (9/19), it’s beers from West Sixth. 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 (9/19), it’s beers from Fifty West. 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 (9/19), the beers are new arrivals from Victory, Uinta and more. The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00. For $3, you can get a nine ounce pour of Heavy Seas GreatER Pumpkin (imperial pumpkin ale aged in bourbon barrels).

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (9/22), the rare keg is Prairie Cherry Funk. Cost is $10 for a 13 ounce tulip.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend including Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist and Holler Hops & Grill’s celebration of International Talk Like a Day!

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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