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Jim Hennessey’s Farewell Tour at The Woodward Theater Tomorrow Night

Cincinnati beer pioneer Jim Hennessey passed away in early February and his friends (many of whom happen to be his colleagues) have come up with a perfect tribute to him. Tomorrow night at the Woodward Theater in OTR there will

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AB-InBev Announces Dogfish Head Collaboration

AB-InBev announced today that its St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch division would brew a collaborative beer with Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewing. Based on Dogfish Head’s 60, 90 and 120 Minute IPAs, the new beer is to be called Bud Light 30-Second IPA.

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First Look: Braxton Brewing Company

Well, the big day has arrived for Braxton Brewing. They officially open the doors at 5 PM today. It’s been a very long road for the Rouse family and all of the people who’ve made it happen. There’s no purpose in

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Your Beer Pairing Could Win an Izzy’s Gift Card

You’ve heard us talk about the very affordable and well done beer dinners that take place at the Florence and Fort Wright Izzy’s locations. We really enjoyed the last one which featured beers from Carsons Brewery out of Evansville, IN.

Posted in Local Restaurants/Bars/Pubs

A Love Letter to Bockfest

Bockfest is the best weekend of the year for Cincinnati to celebrate itself. There are other great events in town, to be sure, but it’s impossible to name another like Bockfest. It blends the city’s unique heritage, its sense of fun and,

Posted in Bockfest, General Comment, Local

A Quick Tour of Hoperatives (a bi-monthly post)

Since we’ve picked up some new readers, we thought it was time to run 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

Posted in Housekeeping

The Case for Moving Cincinnati Beer Week

It was four years ago this month that Lindsey Bonadonna-Roeper, at the time a rep for Goose Island, gathered a large group of Cincinnati beer folk in a private room at Nicholson’s. The purpose? To discuss the creation of the

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Sign Up for the Hoperatives Better Beer Events List

If you’ve experienced it before, you know that Cincinnati Beer Week is huge. For that very reason, last year we created a special Hoperatives Better Beer Events List. By signing up for this list, you will have a list of

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Sad day for Cincinnati beer

Carla and I were saddened this morning to learn of the death of Ohio Valley Distributing’s Jim Hennessey. We don’t know what happened, other than it did. If you love good beer and live in Cincinnati then Jim Hennessey’s life

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Cincy 3-Way Porter from Blank Slate & Oskar Blues

For many, many years, brewers in the Cincinnati area have talked about doing a beer based on Cincinnati chili. Leave it to Scott LaFollette of Blank Slate along with former Ohioan Jason Buehler of Colorado-based Oskar Blues to think instead

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