This Week in Beer: June 27 – July 3, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Domaine Dupont Reserve Cidre matured in Calvados barrels. Cost is $12 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Thursday, June 30th from 4:00-10:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Washington Park Deck
This month, it’s beers from Taft’s Ale House including 27 Pils, The Stache and Waste of AAU’s.

Thursday, June 30th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
This time, it’s beers from Warped Wing including

Thursday, June 30th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Founders Centennial, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Cougar.

Thursday, June 30th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Ice cream social theme with “foodie inspired” beers like Saugatuck Neapolitan Milk Stout, Du Claw Sweet Baby Jesus Peanut Butter Porter, Ommegang Rosetta Cherry Fruit Beer and Flying Dog Tropical Stout – also a cup of ice cream
Burger: Smoked bacon and cheese
Music: Hayden and Kaye

Thursday, June 30th at 7:00 pm – History of Northern Kentucky Brewing at Braxton Brewing
Sponsored by the Kenton County Library, join Tom and I as we walk you through the rich history of brewing in Covington, Newport and beyond. The 50-minute presentation will be followed by a tour of the facility and tasting. For adults 21 and over. Registration required.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: June 24, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

With CINCINNATI BEER WEEK winding down, we will have more events than usual listed this week. And, because we will be out of town most of the weekend, any late changes or additions may not get updated.

HAPPY GRAND OPENING, NINE GIANT! – You can celebrate Cincinnati Beer Week at the newest Cincinnati Brewery starting tomorrow. Located at 6095 Montgomery Rd in Cincinnati, they promise Nine Giant beer, guest beer, wine for “your ‘I don’t like beer’ friends” and more. Welcome!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, RHINEGEIST! – Join the celebration tomorrow from noon to midnight. For more information like the hourly tappings, check out their Facebook event page.

OTR Beerfest at Washington Park – This year, it’s on two nights (Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th) and there will be draft as well as canned beer. Get your VIP tickets for extra perks at http://otrbeerfest.com/buy-tickets/

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Erie Brewing Company tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include Soleil Shandy, Derailed Cherry Inspired Cream Ale, Railbender Ale Scottish Style Ale and another beer to be determined.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are celebrating Cincinnati Beer Week at Fairfield and at Eastgate, it’s New Belgium and Rhinegeist beers including their collaboration on Rhinegeist Fat Pale Ale.

— On Saturday from 4:00-10:00 pm, the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s will have a Alltech Lexington Brewing tap takeover in their Paraside Pavilion. Pints and flights available.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they are celebrating local brewers with several collaboration draft by the glass pour selections for $3.00. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Bagels, Beer Jelly, and Beermosas Friday Morning. Lil’s Bagels and jellies made out of Storm, Twisted Bit, Dead Blow and Nectar Mexican Lager with Agave.

– Braxton Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse & Crowler Launch Party Friday starting at 5:30 pm plus for June Firkin Friday, it’s Nectar Mexican Lager with Agave (their Cincinnati Beer Week Collaborative Beer) with lime and salt.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fat Head’s Friday starting at 5:00 pm. Beers include Headhunter, Midnight Moonlite, Trailhead, and a firkin of Jungle Juice Head Hunter.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Moerlein Bomber Bash Saturday starting at 6:00 pm. You an get a four-pack including: 1000Weiss, Wild Hunt Cascadian Ale, Twelve/163 Brandy Barrel Aged Quad and Eleven/162 Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy; plus 2 snifter glasses for $35. There is no bottle limit and they’ll have all the beers on tap as well.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Deschutes including Fresh Squeezed IPA, Not The Stoic Barrel Aged Quadruple & Pinot Sauve.

Rivertown Brewing – Tapping Passion Fruit Divergent today starting at 4:00 pm. And then Pineapple Divergent on Saturday starting at noon.

Urban Artifact – 5 Rabbits Tap Takeover today starting at 4:00 pm. Beers include 5 Lizard, Magnifica, Paletas, Super Pils and Chocofrut Pina.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For June, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Rivertown. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Fifty West – The Road Not Taken Brewers’ Brunch in collaboration with Against the Grain Brewery, Sunday, June 26th at 11:00 am. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://fiftywestbrew.com/roadnottakenbrunch/

Wiseguy Lounge Covington – Beer Cocktails with Christian Moerlein tonight starting at 7:00 pm. They will be using Over-The-Rhine Cider, 1000Weiss, and Moerlein’s Collaboration Beer Week beer to make the cocktails.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: June 20 – 26, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

HAPPY CINCINNATI BEER WEEK! As you can imagine, this week’s post is much longer than usual.

ALL WEEK – Vote for your Favorite Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Beer at Hebron Brew Haus

Monday, June 20th – Release of the Birds and the Bees Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Beer
This beer was the collaborative work of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Ei8ht Ball, Mash Cult Brewing, Old Firehouse Brewery and Tap & Screw Brewery.

Monday, June 20th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
They will be tapping tequila aged Tiamat and bourbon barrel-aged Rubus Cacao.

Monday, June 20th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s De Struise Black Albert Imperial Stout.

Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm – Fat Tire & Friends Collabeeration Launch Party at Rhinegeist
Meet the brewers (New Belgium’s Master Brewer Peter Bouckaer and Rhinegeist’s Head Brewer Jim Matt), enjoy rarity tappings (6:30pm and 7:30pm), live DJ sets, and promotional giveaways from both breweries, including one of New Belgium’s coveted, special edition cruiser bikes.

Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm – Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm – Get to Know Girls Pint Out at Listermann’s
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Tuesday, June 21st at 12:00 Noon – Tapping at Ei8ht Ball
Beers include gin barrel-aged Prodigal, gin barrel-aged Tarnished and flushed bourbon barrel-aged Dalton’s Kriek.

Tuesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Thousand Weiss Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Besides this special beer for Cincinnati Beer Week, they will also be tapping Moerlein’s FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA and Moerlein owner Greg Hardman will be in attendance.

Tuesday, June 21st – Ei8ht Ball Tap Takeover at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Five Ei8ht Ball kegs on tap.

Tuesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Fat Tire & Friends Brewery Tapping Party at Northside Tavern
Check out the Collabeeration beer between New Belgium Brewery and Rhinegeist. We are hearing that New Belgium’s Brew Master Peter Bouckaert will be on hand and that there will be some more fun from New Belgium. Follow our Facebook page for more information later this week.

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Triple Digit Tiramisu Chickow! Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tapping at Wiseguy Lounge Covington
Beers include Truth, Cougar, Peach Dodo, and Juicy Truth.

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – The Cure Starts Now “Brennan’s Buck Nut Brew” Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm – Trivia night at The Growler House
“Featuring the Cincy Beer Week collaboration beers from Team Listermann and Team Mt. Carmel! We’ll be tapping two of the very limited collaboration beers while you compete for a chance to win brewery prizes and Growler House gift cards”

Wednesday, June 22nd – You-Call-It Flight Night/”Blind IPA Tasting Game!” at The Growler House
For $10, you get a flight of 5 unmarked IPAs. Match the beers correctly to the list you are provided and you can win a Cincy Beer Week pint glass. (While supplies last)

Wednesday, June 22nd from 12:30-2:00 pm – Lunch with New Belgium’s Brew Master Peter Bouckaert at Ei8ht Ball
Lunch provided by New Belgium.

Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm – Wintergreen Roebling Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, June 22nd – Beer and Slider Night at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Three sliders paired with four 5 ounce beers from Listermann Brewing. $20.

UPDATE Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm – CINfully HOPnotic DIPA Release at Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Third Wave Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com. They will also have a series of Third Wave IPAs on tap including regular Third Wave IPA, FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA, Habanero Lime Third Wave and Double Dry Hopped Citra Third Wave.

Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist v The World at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Try a blind tasting of pairs of drafts including: Rhinegeist Puma Pils v Pils Urquell; Rhinegeist Truth IPA v Alesmith IPA; Rhinegeist Fat Pale Ale v New Belgium Fat Tire. “Taste. Decide. Vote.”

Thursday, June 23rd at 12:00 pm – Jackie O’s Tap Takeover at Ei8ht Ball

Thursday, June 23rd – MadTree Night at The Growler House
Hear about their MadTree and how they started. Beers include RoHoFlo, Treesearch #4113 and Citra High. Citra High can release this night as well.

Thursday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm – Strawberry Divergent Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Thursday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm – Heavy Seas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Heavy Seas’ owner High Sisson will be in attendance and they’ll have bombers available for sale that he can sign. Beers on tap include Loose Cannon, Double Cannon, Uber Pils, Blackbeard’s Breakfast and a special cask containing Loose Cannon with cascade, centennial, & citra hops, applewood, orange zest and dried grapefruit.

UPDATE Thursday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm – Elysian Brewing Launch Party at The Lackman
Beers include Space Dust Double IPA, Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale and a surprise brew straight from the brewery.

Thursday, June 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown/The Cure Starts Now Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Beers include Brennan’s Bucknut Brew (peanut butter chocolate stout), Divergent (with woodruff & raspberry syrups available) and Blueberry Lager.

Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm – New Belgium/Rhinegeist Fat Tire Collaboration Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Thursday, June 23rd – One Year Anniversary Party at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Tapping bourbon barrel Carrie Ale. $4 burgers, $2 fries, $3 drafts.

Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Goodwood, Glendale – Fifty West and Hyde Park – MadTree Sol Drifter.

Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm – Beer Dinner at Stadium Sports Bar (Belterra Park)
MENU – First Course: Fried Green Tomatoes, Peppered Greens, Fire Grilled Corn Succotash, Spiced Mayonnaise paired with Rheingeist Truth IPA; Second Course: Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Orange Marmalade, Cider Honey Reduction, BBQ Spiced Pork Cracklings paired with Stadium Lager; Third Course: Ale Braised Short Ribs, Boursin Smashers paired with Christian Moerlein OTR; Final Course: Guinness Float with Coffee Ice Cream, Praline Sauce. Cost is $35 per person. Call 513-232-8000 to make your reservations.

Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Cask Takeover at The Pub Crestview Hills
Featuring casks of Coconut Seven Hefeweizen, Lemon Purity Pils and cask-conditioned Thousand Weiss Imperial Hefeweizen with blackberries. Pints are $5.

Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00-10:00 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
This week, they have beers from Christian Moerlein.

Thursday, June 23rd from 7:00 pm – New Holland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 24th from 3:00-9:00 pm – Revolution Brewing Miami Vice Theme Party at The Lackman
Featuring two beer cocktails and two beers on tap from Revolution.

Friday, June 24th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Storm Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Friday, June 24th – Blank Slate Night at The Growler House
Blank Slate owner, Scott LaFollette, will be on hand to discuss their expansion, upcoming can release, and more. Beers include Saison d’ 513, Pinango, There She Gose, Orchid’s Repose and Fork-in-the-Road.

Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th – OTR Beerfest at Washington Park
This year, it’s on two nights and there will be draft as well as canned beer. Get your VIP tickets for extra perks at http://otrbeerfest.com/buy-tickets/

Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Rivertown Beers and Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Menu: 1st course – “Enhanced Melons” Nice Melons Watermelon Berliner weiss with mint, berries, and a salted rim paired with Spicy watermelon gazpacho; 2nd course – Death Bloody Mary featuring Death Russian Imperial Stout brewed with ghost peppers in a house-made mixer paired with Italian frittata with sausage, goat cheese, onion, and spinach; 3rd course – Brennan’s BuckNut Brew, a Chocolate Peanut Butter stout paired with Bananas Foster French Toast. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call 513-681-4222 for reservations.

Saturday, June 25th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Pinango Pineapple Mango Hefeweizen Tapping and Fork in the Road Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: June 17, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

Cincinnati Beer Week starts on Sunday, June 19th which is also Father’s Day. Here is a reminder of some events planned for that day.

Taste of Belgium Rookwood – Old Belgium Meets New Belgium Beer Dinner Sunday with two seatings at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. More information and tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-belgium-meets-new-belgium-beer-dinner-special-guest-peter-bouckaert-tickets-25897290493

Fifty West – They are giving away free “Hops With Pops” branded glassware to all the fathers that dine with them this Sunday in celebration of Father’s Day. Make your reservations by emailing info@fiftywestbrew.com

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Samuel Adams Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Jungle Jim’s – International Beer Fest on Friday and Saturday nights. Go to http://shop.junglejims.com/collections/all/beer-fest for more information and to purchase tickets.

– Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Eastgate only this week. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Great Lakes at Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Rogue Ales including New Crustacean Barleywineish IPA Sorta and Vintage 2014 Shakespeare Stout. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Summer Block Party: Big Green Eggfest Saturday starting at 11:00 am. This free event includes “Live Music, Guest Beer Tappings, and Braxton Brewing Company Special Releases – All Day!” You may have even see some Hoperatives cooking on the Big Green Eggs. For more information, go to http://www.braxtonbrewing.com/whats-happening/summer-block-party-big-green-eggfest/

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Alpine Brewing including Duet and Hoppy Birthday. Both beers will be $8 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Keystone Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover tonight starting at 7:00 pm. Beers include Truth, Hustle, Spike, Juicy Tooth and Puma.

The Party Source – OTR Cider Co. launch from 4:00-6:00 pm today.

Rhinegeist – Tapping Streaker (their rye IPA) at their Rooftop Summer Series #1 tonight starting at 4:00 pm. This is ahead of Streaker’s official release on Monday.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For June, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Rivertown. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Rhythm + Brews Craft Beer and Music Fest – Scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night from 4:00-11:00 pm each night and held at The Square at Union Centre. More information available at their web site.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: June 13 – 19, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

EDITORS’ NOTE: Happy week before Cincinnati Beer Week! Technically, it begins this coming Sunday, though many locations are having kick-off events before then. While we have sent out daily event listings for Cincinnati Beer Week in the past, that’s not going to be possible this year. We will list as many as we can on our “This Week in Beer” and “Tastings and Tapping Report” posts.

Monday, June 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Cigar City and Amager’s collaboration beer Orange Crush. Cost is $10 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Monday, June 13th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park
From Facebook: “For our first installment of the Beer 101 series, we will be hearing from Jim Matt, the Head Brewer at Rhinegeist, about Quality Control and Sensory Training.” Future sessions will MadTree, Taft’s Ale House and Christian Moerlein Brewing.

Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00 pm – Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
MENU: Reception beer – Downtime Pilsner; First course: New World Order paired with Red Snapper Ceviche-Plantains-Pineapple-Tomato Confit-Cilantro; Second course: Boston Lager paired with Roasted Pork Loin-Romaine Kimchi-Pomegranate Mango Molasses-Wasabi Peas; Third course: Tetravis paired with Lamb Lollipop-Fig BBQ Demi-Lavender Honey-Goat Cheese Mousse-Grilled Sweet Potatoes; Fourth course: Stoney Brook Red paired with Crispy Potato Gnocchi-Smoked Gouda Fondue-Chives-Black Pepper; Dessert: Thirteenth Hour paired with Italian Donut Holes-Mascarpone- Rum, Coffee, and Hazelnut Dipping Sauces.

Thursday, June 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market
Beer include Strawberry Pig Cream Ale, Plum St Wheat Ale, Third Wave IPA and Twelve/163 Belgian Quad aged in Brandy barrels.

Thursday, June 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Revolution Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Anti-Hero, Galaxy Hero, Crystal Hero, Fist City, Bottoms Up Wit, Eugene Porter, Cross of Gold, Rosa, Blue Gene, Bean Gene, Very Mad Cow, Deths Tar, Illinois Gold, Pils, Mandarina Pale Ale, Mean Gene 2013 and Civil Unrest. This event is their official kick off of Cincinnati Beer Week.

Thursday, June 16th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Dogfish Head Namaste Randall, Glendale – North High Hefe and Hyde Park – Goodwood Louisville Lager.

Thursday, June 16th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Prairie including Bomb!, Barrel-Aged Bomb, Pirate Bomb and Okie Coffee
Burger: Greek

Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, June 17th from 12:00-11:00 pm – Summer Block Party: Big Green Eggfest at Braxton Brewing
Lots of food (Flipdaddy’s Burgers sliders, The Oak Tavern wings, and Wunderbar sausages will be available to sample plus samples from the Big Green Egg national team), beer (Braxton and guest taps) and live music. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

CINCINNATI BEER WEEK BEGINS!

Sunday, June 19th – New Belgium Beer Dinner at Taste of Belgium Rookwood
Old Belgium Meets New Belgium Father’s Day Beer Dinner with Brew Master Peter Bouckaert. Four courses with four beer pairings and a social beer with complimentary glass and amuse bouche. 1st Seating: 6:30pm, 2nd Seating: 7:30pm. Early Bird Special: First 40 tickets purchased include a signed copy of Peter’s new book, “Wood & Beer, A Brewer’s Guide” and may join Peter and the New Belgium Cincinnati team at 6pm for an intimate meet & greet. Cost is $75 per person or $50 without beers. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-belgium-meets-new-belgium-beer-dinner-special-guest-peter-bouckaert-tickets-25897290493

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Tastings and Tappings Report: June 10, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY, LISTERMANN BREWING! – See their Facebook event page for details on their celebration tomorrow.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from MadTree at Fairfield and from Listermann at Eastgate.

— In addition, the Fairfield Jungle Jim’s will be hosting a MadTree Tap Takeover in their Oscar’s Event Center tonight. They’ll have MadTree “beers on tap, food made, some goodies on hand, and live entertainment from local band Outta Here.” Cover is $3 (drinks will be individually priced).

— On Saturday from 4:00-10:00 pm, the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s will have a Rhinegeist tap takeover in their Paraside Pavilion. Pints and flights available.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – No Friday Night Flights this week. It will return next week.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – MadTree Tap Takeover tonight starting at 6:00 pm. Beers include Sol Drifter, Boysen the Hood, Mosaic High, Citra High or Hunt for Cherry October

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from The Bruery whose beers are newly available in Kentucky. Beers include Whiskey Barrel-Aged Poterie, Jardinier, Tart of Darkness and Or Xata. Pricing varies by beer.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For June, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Rivertown. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: June 6 – 12, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 6th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Tuesday, June 7th from 4:00-10:00 pm – Kriek Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
“This is a draft only offering & 16oz growlers will be available for those interested in enjoying some at home”

Wednesday, June 8th at 5:00 pm – Blake’s Hard Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Cider offerings include Flannel Mouth, El Chavo (habanero and mango), Wakefire (Michigan-grown cherries and orange peel), The Tonic (cucumber and ginger) and Aurora (Peach, rosemary, and lemon peel).

Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 pm – SweetWater Brewing Pint Night at Flipdaddy’s Union
Beers include Blue and Going Coastal.

Thursday, June 9th at 5:00 pm – Deschutes Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, June 9th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include PsycHOPathy, Happy Amber, Lift, PSA, Boysen The Hood, Citra High and Superdope Mode Cask (PsycHOPathy with 20 different hops).

Thursday, June 9th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – MadTree Citra High, Glendale – Lost Coast Tangerine and Hyde Park – Braxton Haven.

Thursday, June 9th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: beers from Ei8ht Ball, Rhinegeist, MadTree and West Sixth
Burger: Black and Blue
Music: Chris Cusentino

Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th – 6th Annual Schwabenfest at Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society

Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 am-11:00 pm – Listermann 25th Anniversary
Lots of events happening all week leading up to Saturday too. You can check them out on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, June 11th at 6:05 pm – 2nd Annual Freedom Beer Fest at UC Health Stadium
“20 breweries, 40 craft beers” and a baseball game to boot. Tickets are available on the Florence Freedom website.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: June 3, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Listermann at Fairfield and from Rhinegeist at Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Warped Wing Tap Takeover tonight starting at 6:00 pm. Beers include Trotwood Lager, Self Starter, Gamma Bomb, Mr. Mean and Vanilla Bean Cappuccino Tiramisu 10-Ton Stout

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fat Head’s and Boulder Collaboration Tapping tonight from 5:00-10:00 pm. In addition to Hopfenweizen, the collaboration beer, they will also have other beers from both breweries available. There will also be a Green Flash tasting going on at the same time.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Mash Cult including Ramathorn, Mic Drop and I’ve Got Gose in different area code.

– Tomorrow at 1:00 pm, they will be tapping Bell’s Expedition Stout Randalled through blueberries. The cost is $7 For a ten ounce snifter.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – Tonight marks the return of their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises. For June, the featured brewery is Rivertown. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: May 30 – June 5, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Monday, May 30th at 12:00 noon – Special Monday Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Maine Lunch, Maine King Titus, Maine/Heavy Seas Collaboration Partnership, Heavy Seas Siren Noir, Heavy Seas Cutlass Supreme and they will also be releasing the two most recent Hoof Hearted cans at noon also.

Monday, May 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie Birthday Bomb. The cost is $7 For a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, June 1st at 12:00 noon – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $7 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, June 1st at 4:00 pm – MadTree and Watershed Distillery Tasting Featuring Joon at The Works (Loveland)

Wednesday, June 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Uinta Cucumber Farmhouse aged in Gin Barrels Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $5 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Thursday, June 2nd at 5:00-10:00 pm – Alpine Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Duet, Nelson, Hoppy Birthday and Hot Box.

Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Quaff Bros. Space Taxi, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot, Thirsty Dog BA Wulver and Stone Xocoveza Charred
Burger: Marsala Burger
Music: Hayden and Kaye

Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th – Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.valleyvineyards.com/events.html

Saturday, June 4th from 2:00-9:00 pm – 1st Annual Beach Bash Craft Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.thebeachwaterpark.com/?event=1st-annual-beach-bash-craft-beer-festival

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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 27, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Brooklyn Brewery tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include Summer Ale, American Ale and two more to be determined.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Sixpoint at Fairfield and from Goodwood at Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Rhinegeist. Beers include Truth, Puma, Cidergeist, Cougar, Hustle, Fluxion, Panda, Badger, Exp IPA 004, EXP IPA 005, Mushhushshu. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – May’s Firkin Friday tonight at 5:30 pm and it’s a Banana Split. That’s their Haven Hefeweizen with cocoa, strawberry and pineapple.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be having a special Lervig Tap Takeover and Skype session with Lervig’s brewmaster Mike Murphy. Beers include Jack Daniels BA Barleywine, Belgian Saison, Pop That Cherry Lambic (collaboration w/ Mikkeller), Saured Kraut Mango and Pineapple infused Sour, Redchurch Softly Softly Oud Bruin. The Skype session starts at 5:30 pm.

Listermann Brewing – Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Bottle Release tonight starting at 5:00 pm. From Facebook: “We have teamed up with Urban Artifact, MadTree Brewing and DogBerry Brewing LLC for our version of the CIncinnati Beer Week Collaboration beer, Over/Under. This beer is an amber lager brewed with Mulberry Wood. While there will be 5 Cincinnati Beer Week Beers available this year, this will be the only one in bottles. The beer will be on draft Friday Night Only and then again during beer week. 4 Packs are $9.99”

Nashville Hot – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover tonight starting at 7:00 pm. Buy a pint, keep the glass.

OTHER

Old Firehouse Brewery – Pints for Pups Saturday from 4:00-8:00 pm. The brewery will be donating $1 from every pint sold during that time to Circle Tails, Inc.

Have a better beer Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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