Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm
“A Cincinnati Brew Story” presented by Far-I-Rome Productions, Hudepohl, Little Kings and Burger Beer Week Kickoff Party featuring Cincinnati’s Heritage beers
Arnold’s is kicking it old school with a celebration of Cincinnati’s beers of yore. Far-I-Rome and Hudepohl are presenting a full night of folk/pop music with three bands, The Evans Collective, Billy Otten and The Bostic Family Tent Revival. Arnold’s will be providing 2.00 beer specials all night on Hudy 14k, Hudy Delight, Little Kings and Burger.
Friday, February 3 at 5:00 pm
Arnold’s Bourbon Barrel 1861 Porter Happy Hour Tapping
In honor of beer week Christian Moerlein has remixed a batch of the Arnold’s 1861 Porter. Arnold’s is already the only place that you could get the Porter, but for this special release, Christian Moerlein will be aging the same beer in a bourbon barrel. Live music from The Cincy Brass at 9pm
Saturday, February 4 at 6:00pm
Great Lakes Brewing Company – Dry Hopped, Cask Conditioned Burning River Happy Hour Tapping
Arnold’s will be the only place to get it in town and they have only 1 quarter barrel available. Great Lakes beer reps will also be on hand giving out free swag. Cask-conditioned beer, often referred to as ‘real ale’, is brewed from only traditional ingredients and allowed to mature naturally.
The unfiltered, unpasteurized beer still contains live yeast, which continues conditioning the beer in the cask (known as ‘secondary fermentation’); this process creates a gentle, natural CO2 carbonation and allows malt and hop flavors to develop, resulting in a richer tasting drink with more character than standard keg (‘brewery-conditioned’) beers.
Monday, February 6 at 6:00 pm
Rivertown Sensory Analysis
Sensory beer analysis course and discussion on starting a craft brewery. Join Brewmaster and CEO and Co-Founder Jason Roeper and Randy Schiltz as they discuss the finer points of craft brewing along with a full line up of Rivertown beers! Ever dreamed of starting a Microbrewery? you dont want to miss this event!
Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00 pm
Bell’s, Blues, and Barbecues
Bell’s beer is offering up not one, but two of its Pub Brews on tap. Arnold’s is the only place in Cincinnati that will have them and the only other place that you can get them in the world is at Bell’s own Brew Pub in Kalamazoo, MI. This release is super limited and there is only 1 quarter barrel of each in town. Bell’s reps will also be in handing out free swag. In addition to that John Redell will be on stage playing live Blues from 7-9 and Arnold’s will be serving an entirely Barbecue themed menu.
Wednesday, February 8 at 5:00 pm
Listermann’s Cask Conditioned Imperial Baltic Porter Happy Hour Tapping
Super limited release from Listermann’s brewed in honor of beer fest. Lightly smoked and fermented in a Bourbon Barrel. Arnold’s is the only place that you can get it before Beerfest and our supply is very limited. Cask-conditioned beer, often referred to as ‘real ale’, is brewed from only traditional ingredients and allowed to mature naturally. The unfiltered, unpasteurized beer still contains live yeast, which continues conditioning the beer in the cask (known as ‘secondary fermentation’); this process creates a gentle, natural CO2 carbonation and allows malt and hop flavors to develop, resulting in a richer tasting drink with more character than standard keg (‘brewery-conditioned’) beers.
Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 pm
The Little King’s Sausage Queen Competition
The renowned (and sometimes notorious) Sausage Queen helps lead the Bockfest Parade by carrying a symbolic tray of Bockwurst sausage. The Sausage Queen is Bockfest royalty who is anointed in the least aristocratic manner we could create: a gender-neutral pageant that has multiple preliminary rounds in local bars. Winning contestants receive prizes, but are mostly vying for the honor and prestige of being the 2011 Sausage Queen.
In the weeks leading up to Bockfest, each participating venue will select its Queen contestant for the 2011 finale, held at the Hall during Bockfest.