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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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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

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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!

Welcome to Cincinnati, New Belgium. Or, How the Beer Scene is Like the Weather

So the buzz around the beer community in Cincinnati today is the arrival of New Belgium Brewing Company’s beer in Ohio. I’d say “impending arrival” because it’s not supposed to happen until Monday, December 16, but there’s plenty of evidence

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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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On Beer Culture and Beer Subcultures

One of the reasons Carla and I started Hoperatives is that we wanted to celebrate and support Cincinnati’s beer culture. Back in another lifetime I used to think a lot about culture and media for a living. It’s a fundamental

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A Disturbance in the Force

This post may be a little too much inside baseball stuff regarding the Cincinnati beer blogging community for some tastes, but so be it. A change is happening that deserves mention and acknowledgement. No matter what the topic, no blog

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The Better Beer Wife: The Next Chapter

We are proud to have Danielle Whalen back writing for us with the next installment on her life as a Better Beer Wife. “Stick your head in this bucket and tell me what you smell.” Ah… the joys of being

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