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It’s National Lager Day. Have A Cold(er) One!

According to various sources on the interwebs, December 10th is National Lager Day. When I first found out about this marvelous new thing last week, I assumed the day would a national holiday celebrated with bank closures, a day off

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Stout Season, Sound Off!

As you may have noticed, the air is becoming crisp, the days shorter and Christmas decorations are popping up around town.  That can only mean one thing; fall has arrived in Greater Cincinnati.  And though it troubles me that it

Posted in General Comment, Local, Miscellaneous, Opinion

To Be Called A Contributor, You Must Contribute

Hello long lost beer readers, this is Chris.  I have been somewhat estranged from my contributor duties over the past….. well year or so, and I apologize to Tom and Carla for my lack of participation.  As they and some

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A Hoperatives Toast: That’s Officer McGreevy to You, Pal

This isn’t directly beer-related, but it’s important to us here at Hoperatives nonetheless. Today — right around the time this post is going up — Hoperative #212, Hoperatives contributor and stalwart member of the Northern Kentucky Brewer’s Guild Chris McGreevy

Posted in Local, Miscellaneous, Toasts

More Info About Proposed KY Growler Regulations

Last Friday we learned that new rules concerning growlers were being proposed by the KY Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (KY ABC). We researched and wrote the story late on a Friday afternoon which didn’t allow us time to make

Posted in Local Beer Stores, Local Breweries, Local Brewpubs, Local Restaurants/Bars/Pubs, Miscellaneous Tagged with: , , , ,

Top Ten Things We’d Rather Not See at Beer Festivals

We go to a lot of beer festivals, possibly more than is healthy. It’s pretty hard to go more than a month or two without a festival popping up somewhere. A well-run festival is a lot of fun. It seems

Posted in Beer Tastings, Beer Travel, Opinion Tagged with: ,

Local Beer Blog Spotlight: February 27, 2014

This week’s Local Beer Blog Spotlight looks at local venues, local breweries and local fundraisers. There’s also a nice discussion on the differences between cans, bottles and draft and a look back at the year in a life of a

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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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Thankful For the Better Beer in Cincinnati (and beyond, too)

Lo, the many years ago, when I first started writing for Hoperatives (that is, back in the fall of 2010, when I had way more free time and dinosaurs still roamed the Earth), one of the very first posts I

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Help a NKY Native Win The World’s Best Beer Trip

Check out this information from Campbell County native Jordan Flinchum and then go vote for him before Monday at 8:00 pm Cincinnati time (Tuesday at 1:00 pm New Zealand time). The World’s Best Beer Trip is a contest put together

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