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Happy AHA Big Brew Day!

The main reason Hoperatives exists is to celebrate beer culture, especially as it’s found in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Today is a day we want to give a shout-out to a group of people who definitely put the

Posted in Homebrew, Local, Local Events

You Heard It Here Last: Braxton Brewing Opens March 27th

So Braxton Brewing finally has an opening date: Friday, March 27th, 2015. Shauna Steigerwald over at the Enquirer has written a really nice piece about it. It’s impossible to feel anything but happy for the brewing team of Evan Rouse,

Posted in Local

Braxton Brewing Adds Full-Time Brewer to Staff

Braxton Brewing has announced the addition of a full-time brewer to its staff in advance of its opening later this winter. Longtime home brewer Conan Crofoot will join the brewery this Monday, January 12, 2015. “Conan is truly a passionate

Posted in Local, Local Breweries

‘Hopnosis’ at The Comet begins at 4PM Friday, December 5.

Hopnosis, the annual gathering of the hopheads at The Comet in Northside begins this Friday, December 5, at 4pm and runs until 1am. Then everyone goes home for a few hours and comes back at 4pm on the 6th to

Posted in Local Events, Local Restaurants/Bars/Pubs

Field Report: Fireside Pizza & Old Firehouse Brewery

There’s something about firehouses and beer.  Maybe because there’s such a love affair between firefighters and beer. Whatever it is, the Tri-State is gaining two new better beer locations that are based in old firehouses. Carla and I had a

Posted in General Comment, Local, Local Breweries, Local Restaurants/Bars/Pubs, Roadtrip!

Area Satanists Plan Craft Brewery

Encouraged by the historical success of religious orders brewing beer, a Northern Kentucky Satanist congregation is planning to open a craft brewery to support its outreach missions. The Second Primitive Church of Satan (Reformed) in Campbell County has begun the

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Ei8ht Ball Brewing Presents “F#$k Winter” to break in new patio

A quick note that there are tickets still available for the “F#$k Winter” event taking place this Saturday (April 5) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. There will be a pig roast, live music and a new beer tapping out on

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On Richard Dubé’s Departure from Christian Moerlein

Tom Aguero from Queen City Drinks broke the news last night that Richard Dubé left Christian Moerlein Brewing Company effective yesterday. He’s been all over it from the beginning, and all we really know about the situation is what Tom has

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Writing About Beer

Carla and I spent most of this past weekend in Lexington, KY attending a writing conference focusing on craft beer. We did the Cincy Winter Beerfest Friday night, then got up Saturday to drive down to the UK Student Center

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Short Hops: Rhinegeist and Samuel Adams Brewery Expansions

Cincinnati Beer Week is closing out with news that two Cincinnati breweries are expanding. Rhinegeist has posted  a couple of pictures on its Facebook page showing off the two new 100-barrel fermenters being installed in the brewhouse. They’ve recently started

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