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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

Posted in Cincinnati Beer Week, Local Breweries, Local Brewpubs, Local Events, Regional Breweries Tagged with: , ,

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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Show the World You’re a Hoperative!

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.

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Send Us Your Beer Information… PLEASE! (A Bi-monthly Post)

Almost weekly, as soon as either our This Week in Beer or Tastings and Growlers posts go up, we get a comment about some event we didn’t know about. And it makes us sad 1. Hoperatives was created to let

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Our Better Beer Favorites from 2014

You will notice that on Hoperatives we try to avoid “Best of” lists. The problem with those kind of lists is that each of us has different tastes and preferences. What you think is the best, someone else could despise.

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Last Minute Better Beer Gifts

No matter how hard we try or how many lists we keep, there always seems to be that one person that slipped off your list somehow. Or maybe you’re just a big old slacker who likes to wait until the

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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


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