Zip’s and Great Lakes to Celebrate Girth Day 2014

What do you get when you combine a yearly celebration of our planet and a hamburger named for a former Bengals linebacker? You get Girth Day!

More than just a day, the second annual Girth Day at Zip’s Café will take place from April 19 – 26. If you are not familiar with the Girthburger at Zip’s, it was named for Bo Harris (the aforementioned Bengal) and has been on the Zip’s menu since the early 1980s. It’s Zip Burger with a split grilled Mettwurst and you can add cheese to it too. During the Girth Day celebration, both Zip’s and Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) will donate one dollar from the sale of every Girthburger to the Cincinnati Park Board.

Zip’s has always been proud of its hometown and the beautiful green spaces therein. Zip’s and Great Lakes Brewing Company are committed to doing their part to ensure Cincinnati’s parks stay as great as they are!

In addition, Zip’s will be featuring some Great Lakes beer on draft including Dortmunder Gold Lager, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Burning River Pale Ale and Rye of the Tiger IPA. You may remember that Great Lakes recently launched their GLBC Earth Day Tour right here in Cincinnati. This event really does seem like the perfect combination burgers, beer and celebrating Earth Day.

Girth Day

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#BeerAutismHope Day Events Today and Later This Month

You may have noticed that there is an Ales for Autism event at MadTree Brewing today starting at 5:00 pm. $1 from every draft beer sold on today (Tuesday, April 8th) will go to the Autism Society. In addition, all the dollars tossed up on the grates and $1 from all headbands sold in the month of April will be donated to the society.

April is Autism Awareness month and today is #BeerAutismHope Day. You can share this event by tweeting or sharing on Facebook the message “I support #BeerAutismHope – http://www.lancesbrewerytour.com/beerautismhope/”

Arnold’s Bar and Grill, who hosted a stop on Lance’s Brewery Tour last year, will be hosting a #BeerAutismHope fundraiser on Friday, April 18th at 9:00 pm in partnership with Great Lakes Brewing Company and Neltner Small Batch. Great Lakes will be bringing a cask conditioned firkin of their Cherry Vanilla Edmund Fitzgerlad Porter. In addition, Arnold’s will have three other Great Lakes beers: Chillwave Double IPA, Tripel Dog Dare and Rally Drum Red Ale. Arnold’s will be donating $1 of every Great Lakes pint sold to Lance’s Room, a charity from Lance Rice to fund scholarships for people with Autism.

Keith Neltner is designing a limited edition, multi-layer, signed and numbered Great Lakes Brewing Company art print that will be released exclusively for the event. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the poster will also be donated to Lance’s Room.

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This Week in Beer: April 7 – 13, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, April 7th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 7th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 7th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, April 7th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, April 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (yep, you read that right!).

Monday, April 7th at 5:00 pm – Ales for Autism at MadTree Brewing
$1 from every draft beer sold on Tuesday, April 8th will go to the Autism Society. In addition, all the dollars tossed up on the grates and $1 from all headbands sold in the month of April will be donated to the society.

Monday, April 7th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 8th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 8th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 8th at 4:20 pm – Stone Enjoy By 4/20/14 Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Buy a pint, keep the glass.

Tuesday, April 8th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Buy a logo pint glass with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for $5.95, get it refilled for $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Bell’s Oberon, 21st Amendment Hell Or High Watermelon, Dogfish Head Aprihop, MadTree Galaxy High, Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout and Blank Slate Fume.

Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 pm – Belgian Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $45 per person. Call (513) 831-2749 for reservations.

Wednesday, April 9th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 9th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, April 9th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

UPDATE Wednesday, April 9th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s North Peak Brewing.

UPDATE Wednesday, April 9th at 5:00 pm – Victory Hop Ticket Series Beer #2 Tapping at Dilly
Tapping Victory Hop Ticket Hoppy Wheat

Wednesday, April 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, April 9th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Parkers Blue Ash Grill
See our earlier post for more information.

Thursday, April 10th from 4:00 pm to close – Game of Thrones Ommegang Fire and Blood Take-the-glass-home Tapping and Viewing Party at Taste of Belgium Clifton
From Facebook:

Join us at our Clifton location while we tap Ommegang Game of Thrones Fire and Blood Red Ale, Ommegang Witte, and Ommegang Hennepin. Take home a special edition Game of Thrones glass with the purchase of a Fire and Blood Red Ale. Game of Thones glasses are limited so get here early if you want one! We will also be airing the most recent episode of Game of Thrones on our big screen and at the bar at 9.

Thursday, April 10th at 5:00 pm – HopFest at UC’s Catskeller
Beers include Dogfish Head Aprihop, Ithaca Flower Power, Deschutes Inversion, The Brew Kettle White Raja, Stone IPA, Victory Dirt Wolf, Revolution Double Fist and Avery Maharaja. All beers will be $5 a glass, $10 per flight.

Thursday, April 10th at 5:00 pm – “Thirsty Thursday” Beer and Food Pairing at the Bearcat Lounge (Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center)
The cost is $12 and includes four 5-oz beers and four dishes.

Thursday, April 10th 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 – Rivertown Wit, Glendale – Great Divide Titan IPA and Hyde Park – Revolution Anti Hero.

Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Enjoy a three-course meal (appetizer, entree and dessert) paired with West Sixth IPA, Lemongrass American Wheat and Amber. Cost to attend is $25 per person and includes a complimentary beer glass. For reservations, call (859) 331-4999 or email jjbent@izzys.com

Friday, April 11th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, April 11th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, April 11th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 12th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

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Tastings and Growlers Report: April 4, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Growlers Report after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS AND TAPPINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot is having two beer tastings this weekend. On Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm, they will be pouring Rhinegeist Truth, Hustle, Mastodon and Zen. All four will be available for growler fills too. On Saturday, they will have Christian Moerlein Sangerfest, Zeppelin, 10161 Barrel Aged Christkindl*, Dunkelweiss* and Coffee Porter*. The beers marked with an * will be available for growler fills.

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (4/4), the beers are Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Dogfish Head 90-Minute Imperial IPA and Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

Liquor Cabinet – Beer tasting Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm featuring Schlafly beers: Summer Lager, Yakima Wheat, Raspberry Hefeweizen and Belgian Golden Ale

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

Party Town – Friday Night Flights features six to eight beers each week. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This week’s beers (3/28) are from Stone, He’brew, Kentucky Ale (their Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine) and seasonals from Crooked Tree. The featured pint by the glass is Stone’s Enjoy By 4-20 for $4.00.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of Jan. 31st) have Seven, OTR, Hostivit, Saigon Sap, Northern Liberties, Zeppelin, Emancipator, Helles, Exposition, Hudepohl Porter, Hudepohl Bock and Barbarossa. $7 for Growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Hudy kegs are also available. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Ei8ht Brewing Company (inside the Party Source) has (as of March 21st) Ei8ht Ball K-hole (nitro), Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, To Ol Final Frontier, Nogne O Imperial Brown, Stillwater Folklore, Goose Island Lolita, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura, Mikkeller Hop Burn Low, Elezelloise Goliath Stout, Mikkeller Bravo, Local Option Morning Wood, Stone Grapefruit Slam, New Holland The Poet, Mikkeller Texas Ranger, De Molen Geboren / Getogen, St. Feuillien Saison, Mikkeller Sort Gul, MadTree Lift, Rogue Old Crustacean, Quaff Bros. Quaffanator, Weihenstephaner, De Proef Knockout (KO), Sierra Nevada Rye Day the 13th, DuPont Bier du Miel, La Trappe Witte, Country Boy Shotgun Wedding, Mikkeller I Beat U, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout, MadTree Galaxy High, Sierra Nevada Ovila, Ei8ht Ball Tarnished, Ei8ht Ball Michael J. Bocks, Ei8ht Ball K-Hole, Ei8ht Ball Word, Ei8ht Ball Tiny Pig, Ei8ht Ball Cat Lady, Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet, West Sixth Lemongrass Wheat, Deschutes Black Butte, Deschutes Mirror Pond, Cider Boys Mad Bark and Lindemans Framboise.

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing (as of Feb. 24th) have NutCase Peanut Butter Porter, Jungle Honey, Triple Digit Aftermath, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Gravitator, Chickow! and Belgian Belge. New growlers are $3.

MadTree Brewing (as of Feb. 22nd) has Sprye, Lemon Basil, Gedde Up!, Lift, Galaxy High, Identity Crisis, Axis Mundi, Gnarly Brown, Rubus Cacao, PsycHOPathy, Hostivit and Happy Amber. New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers. [Thanks to Zach Baird for this update.]

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of Feb. 20th) has Maple Doppelbock, Coffee Brown Ale, Amber Ale, Nut Brown Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout, Blonde Ale and Dewey’s Pale Ale. The cost is $8.50 for year rounds and most seasonals. Specialty beers (like Ardennes Belgian Quad in the past) are $18.00. It’s $4.50 for the purchase of a growler.

Rhinegeist Brewery (as of Oct. 26th) has Cougar Gold, Truth West Coast IPA, Uncle British Mild, Zen Pale Ale and Panther Porter. New growlers are $5 for either the 32 or 64 oz. [Thanks to Shayne Brummer for the update.]

Rivertown Brewing (as of Feb. 20th) has Roebling, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Helles, Blueberry, Sipa, Winter, Bock, Funk Vessel and Unit 6. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of Feb. 27th) has 1926 Amber, Coast to Coast, Jalopy Wheat, One Way Street: Motueka, Penny’s Pilsner, Paycheck’s Porter, Speedbump Kolsch and Thirsty 37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of March 20th) has Coffee Porter, Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Porter, Zeppelin, Cincinnati Beer Week 2014 Hostivit, Barbarossa, Dunkelweiss and Sand Reckoner. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $7 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. They only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. They only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

● Adriatico’s, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, BrewRiver GastroPub, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Firehouse Grill, Flipdaddy’s (all three locations) and Incline Public House all fill growlers of the beers they have on tap.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits Loveland (as of March 23rd) had Lagunitas Sucks ($10.99), Lagunitas IPA ($9.99), Tröegs Nugget Nectar ($13.99), Dark House Double Crooked Tree ($20.99), Brew Kettle White Rajah ($13.99), Bell’s Expedition Stout ($16.99), Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown ($17.99), Blank Slate Fork in the Road ($10.99), Stone To Go IPA ($11.49), MadTree Rubus Cacao ($13.99), Stone Enjoy By 4/20/14 ($15.99), Fat Head’s Hop JuJu ($24.99), Rivertown Tom Smash Blonde ($15.99), Great Divide Lasso IPA ($13.99), Avery Maharajah ($18.99) and Victory Fall Bock ($10.49). Pricing is for a 64 oz growler fill. 32 oz fills also available.

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of Feb. 21st) had Brooklyn Monster Barley Wine ($10.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), Madtree Hoppy Amber ($8.99), Madtree Rubeus Cacao ($8.99), Original Sin Cider ($6.99), Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale ($7.49), Uinta Hop Notch ($6.99) and Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99).

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of Feb. 21st) had Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock ($8.99), Hostivet Imperial Pilsner ($10.99), Christian Moerlein 10+161 Bourbon Barrel Aged English Ale ($10.99), New Holland Night Tripper Imperial Stout ($12.99), Against the Grain Brown Note ($7.99), Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ($8.99), Abita Mayhawk Belgian Golden ($8.49) and New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($15.99).

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of March 30th) has Abita French Connection ($7.99), Avery Maharajah Imperial IPA ($16.99), Tröegs Nugget Nectar ($12.99), Fifty West Jalopy Wheat ($9.99), Jackie O’s Hop Ryot ($12.99), Rhinegeist Mastodon Belgian Dark Strong Ale ($13.99), MadTree SPRYE Rye Pale Ale ($9.99) and Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute ($7.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Covington (as of March 13th) has Moerlein Hefeweizen Wheat ($8.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), New Holland White Hatter ($8.99) and Abita Purple Haze ($8.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of March 13th) has Upland Harvest ($8.99), MadTree Identity Crisis ($12.99), New Holland Blue Sunday ($17.99), MadTree PsyHOPpathy IPA ($9.99), New Holland Charkoota Rye ($6.99), MadTree Galaxy High ($10.99), Stone Arrogant Bastard ($12.99), MadTree Rubus Cacao ($13.99), Smuttynose Vunerbar ($9.99), Sixpoint Hi-Res ($10.99), Founders Imperial Stout ($12.99), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($9.99), Three Floyds Alpha King ($10.99), Falls City American Wheat ($9.99), Uinta Dubhe ($12.99), Summit Saga ($10.99), Uinta Hop Notch ($11.99), Bell’s Midwestern Pale Ale ($6.99), Unibroue Maudite ($14.99) and Southern Tier 2x Steam ($11.99). Several taps were TBA at time of publication. Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

The Growler Stop (as of Jan. 8th) has Fifty West Speedbump, Fifty West Route 50, Triple Digit Chichow!, MadTree Gnarly Brown, Mt. Carmel Stout, Rivertown Winter Ale, Rhinegeist Truth, Rhinegeist Dad and Rhinegeist Snaggletooth. Empty growlers are $5 each.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of c. August 3rd) has Great Lakes Wright Pils, Bell’s Oberon, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, West Sixth IPA, Rivertown Pumpkin Ale, Blank Slate Ryesing Up, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Sierra Nevada South Hemisphere Harvest, Jackie O’s Dark Apparition, Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout and Fat Heads Headhunter IPA. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Ben Damon and Jessica Blank for providing this update.]

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield (as of Feb. 24th) has New Belgium Fat Tire, MadTree Psychopathy, Brooklyn Fire and Ice, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale, Kona Longboard, Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown, Bell’s Java Stout, Uinta Hop Notch, Rhinegeist Mastodon, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Rivertown Roebling and Lagunitas IPA. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Jessica Blank for this update.]

Lehr’s Meats Milford Ohio (as of March 28th) has Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99), Rhinegeist Panther ($13.99), Magic Hat Dream Machine ($10.99), Tangerine ($10.99), Sierra Nevada Harvest ($14.99), Elevator Three Frogs IPA ($9.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($10.99) and Southern Tier Eurotrash ($10.99).

Liquor Cabinet in Hebron (as of April 3rd) has Lagunitas, Schlafly Hop Harvest, MadTree Rubus Cacao, MadTree Psychopathy, North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout, Schlafly American IPA and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

Market Wines (as of April 4th) has Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree DIPA, Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout, Dark Horse Raspberry Wheat, Dark Horse Sapient Trip-Ale ($5/pint), Vander Mill Blueberry Cider and Epic Escape to Colorado IPA. They have empty growlers (64 oz) and growelettes (32 oz) for sale for $5 each.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue (as of Feb. 25th) has MadTree Psychopathy, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale and Oskar Blues Pale Ale. All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue will now be handled by Ei8ht Ball Brewery and Tap Room. See listing above.

Party Town in Florence (as of March 27th) has Alltech KY Amber Ale ($6.99), Alltech KY Bourbon Barrel Ale ($11.99), Blank Slate Movin’ On ($8.99), Blank Slate Simply Saison ($7.99), Cider Boys Peach Country ($6.99), Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree ($11.99), Evil Twin Ashtray Heart ($12.99), Flying Dog Pumpernickle Black IPA ($13.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($7.99), Green Flash Cedar Plank Pale Ale ($9.99), He’brew Funky Jewbelation Whiskey Barrel Aged Wild Ale ($22.99), Lore American Pale Ale ($6.99), Madtree Axis Mundi Imperial Stout ($11.99), Madtree Galaxy High ($14.99), New Holland Farmhouse Hatter ($7.99), Sierra Nevada Bigfoot ($12.99), Six Point High Res ($13.99) and Stella Cidre ($8.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

Remke Hyde Park (as of Nov. 13th) has Breckenridge 471 IPA ($19.99), Breckenride Vanilla Porter ($11.99), Blank Slate Ryesing Up ($14.99), Blank Slate Fork in the Road ($12.99) and Rivertown Bourbon Pumpkin ($15.99). New growlers are $5.99 each. [Thanks to Shannon S. for the update.]

Remke Skytop (as of Jan. 31st) has New Belgium Fat Tire ($12.99), New Belgium White IPA ($12.99), Blank Slate Lesser Path ($12.99), New Belgium Ranger IPA ($12.99) and Rivertown Roebling ($15.99). Happy hour special – $2 off drafter beers Mondays-Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm [Thanks to Eugene Tavares for the update.]

United Liquor in Florence (as of Feb. 27th) has Dogfish 90 min ($12.99), Kentucky Bourbon Ale ($11.99), Sweetwater IPA ($10.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald ($9.99), Three Floyds Pride and Joy ($11.99) and Deschutes Butte Porter ($11.99). All prices based on 64 oz growler.

Valley Wine & Spirits Edgewood (as of Feb. 27th) has Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Bell’s Smitten, Southern Tier Choklat Stout and Madtree Happy Amber.

Valley Wine & Spirits Fort Wright (as of Feb. 27th) has Sierra Nevada Celebration, Sixpoint Hi-Res, Upland Harvest Ale, Sam Adams Rebel IPA, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Brew Kettle 4 C’s and Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of March 14th) are Brew Kettle Black Rajah ($3 pint, $4.99 32 oz, $8.99 64 oz), Rhinegeist Mastodon ($5 pint, $7.99 32 oz, $15.99 64 oz), Rhinegeist Zen ($4 pint, $6.99 32 oz, $14.99 64 oz), Avery Collaboration ($6 pint, $9.99 32 oz, $19.99 64 oz), Jackie O’s Java the Stout ($4 pint, $6.99 32 oz, $12.99 64 oz) and Blank Slate Movin’ On ($3 pint, $5.99 32 oz, $9.99 64 oz). [Thanks to Ed Paff for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of Dec. 15th) are Left Hand Fade to Black vol. 5, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Cismontane Coulter IPA, Great Divide Hibernation Ale, Blank Slate Brewing Fume Cherrywood Smoked Porter and Anderson Valley Highway 128 Pale Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.

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Local Beer Blog Spotlight: April 3, 2014

Local Beer Blog Spotlight

It’s finally April and finally spring. And it was spring cleaning time for our blog roll listings. As promised, any blogs that were idle for six months or more have been deleted. But, we’ve also added some new ones including some we couldn’t believe we hadn’t listed already.

One in particular is the Beer in Florida beer blog. Written by our friend Gerard Walen who also does the Roadtrips for Beer blog, it features the rapidly growing beer culture in the Sunshine state. Gerard recently wrote a book Florida Breweries which is now available on Amazon (link below).

Florida Breweries (Breweries Series)
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Enjoy!

– Carla and Tom


Brew Professor – New Rivertown Beer: Ella Bombshell

Love Beer, Love Food – 3 Common Beer Myths Busted

Queen City Drinks – Craft vs. Crafty: Should We Drop the Craft and Just Call it Beer?

Queen City Fresh – FIRST LOOK: Wire to Wire Wheat from Fifty West Brewing Co.

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Area Satanists Plan Craft Brewery

Beelzebub Brewery

Proposed Branding

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 permitting process with State and Federal officials. Beelzebub Brewing Company expects to release its first beers to the public later this calendar year.

“Monks have been brewing beer for centuries.” said Anton Deplume, Grand Potentate of Evil and church spokesman, “It’s really kind of embarrassing we hadn’t thought of this sooner.”

Deplume says that he and many members of his congregation are home brewers and this is the next logical step for his congregation.

“The effort it takes to start a brewery is really hellish,” said Deplume. “That means it’s right up our alley. The permits, the distribution negotiations, the equipment suppliers, really the whole process is a nightmare. It was clearly designed by the Dark One himself. It’s easy to see His hand in all of this.”

“It’s really lucky that our church appeals to lawyers,” he added with a smile, “It’s saved us a ton of money on legal fees.”

The church has tapped Anton Spargewater to be its head brewer. Spargewater says he has been a brewer at a number of different breweries, but declined to name them. “Hang around a brewery long enough and you’ll meet people willing to sell their soul to work there. That’s pretty much how I broke into the business,” he said.

Spargewater says all their beers will feature three six-row malts. “We’re really excited that the Brewer’s Association has loosened the standards on the use of adjunct ingredients,” he said, “we feel like there’s a lot to be done with sulpher and bitter herbs.” He added that their flagship will be very accessible. “We’re calling it ‘Cast Thee Into Helles’,” he said. “We want it to be very easy to start drinking our beer,” he added, “because if we do our job right you’ll be with us … well … eternally.”

According to Anton Decoction, General Manager and parishioner, area craft beer lovers shouldn’t expect to see over-the-top packaging from them. “I’m really afraid we’d run into some trademark issues with Three Floyds and Stone if we went in that direction,” he said with wry grin. “And I want to underplay the relationship between our beers and The Source of All Evil anyway. I think the greatest trick would be to convince people that there’s no real connection between the brewery and The Prince of Darkness.”

Decoction says that profits from the brewery will go Snakes Unhandled, the church’s charity that works with snakes traumatized from being handled by members of other faith communities.

“People don’t appreciate the pressure the snakes are under in that situation, he said, “Sometimes you just don’t feel bite-y no matter how much the guy deserves it. Other times it’s early on Sunday and you’re dragged from sunning on top of a perfectly good rock and waved around in front of a bunch of strangers. It doesn’t matter how Godly you are at that point. Someone’s getting bit.”

“It’s really all for the snakes,” he said emphatically.

When asked if he expected any resistance in the marketplace, Deplume shrugged and said “People don’t have any trouble buying stuff from AB-InBev or MillerCoors. You think they didn’t cut a deal with the Master of Darkness years ago?”

Satan could not be reached for comment.

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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 the new Ei8ht Ball patio behind the brewery at The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. The cost is $15 and you can find more information (and buy tickets) here

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This Week in Beer: March 31 – April 6, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

HAPPY OPENING DAY!

Monday, March 31st – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, March 31st – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, March 31st – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, March 31st from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, March 31st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, March 31st from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 1st – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 1st – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 1st – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Buy a logo pint glass with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for $5.95, get it refilled for $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, April 1st at 6:00 pm – Beer School at Whole Foods Mason
For $5, try six different “bock-style beers with local roots”. Held in the cafe at the front of the store.

UPDATE Tuesday, April 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Four In Hand River Card Wheat, Rhinegeist Hustle Red Rye Ale, Fat Head’s Headhunter IPA, MadTree Mock Bock Doppelbock-style Ale, Stone Enjoy By 4.20.14 and Triple Digit Gravitator.

Wednesday, April 2nd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 2nd – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, April 2nd – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, April 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, April 2nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, April 3rd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine

Thursday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm – Ohio Girls Pint Out Happy Hour Meet-Up at The Brass Tap
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, April 3rd 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 – Dogfish Head Aprihop, Glendale – Stone Enjoy By and Hyde Park – Stone Enjoy By.

Thursday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, April 4th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, April 4th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, April 4th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 5th at 4:00 pm – Westwood Works Pop Up Beer Garden
See their Facebook event page for more information.

UPDATE Saturday, April 5th from 4:00-8:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Presents “F#$k Winter”
$15 per person for a Pig Roast, Beer tapping and live music on the new Ei8ht Ball Brewing patio. Check this EventBrite page for information and to buy tickets.

Saturday, April 5th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

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Tastings and Growlers Report: March 28, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Growlers Report after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS AND TAPPINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (3/28), the beers are Dogfish Head Piercing Pils, Red Hook Long Hammer IPA, Ol’ Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale and Hinterland Lunatic Imperial Stout.

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

Party Town – Friday Night Flights features six to eight beers each week. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This week’s beers (3/28) are beers from Lagunitas, Victory & Jackie O’s. Featured pint is Three Floyds Live a Rich Life for $5.00 a pint.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of Jan. 31st) have Seven, OTR, Hostivit, Saigon Sap, Northern Liberties, Zeppelin, Emancipator, Helles, Exposition, Hudepohl Porter, Hudepohl Bock and Barbarossa. $7 for Growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Hudy kegs are also available. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Ei8ht Brewing Company (inside the Party Source) has (as of March 21st) Ei8ht Ball K-hole (nitro), Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, To Ol Final Frontier, Nogne O Imperial Brown, Stillwater Folklore, Goose Island Lolita, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura, Mikkeller Hop Burn Low, Elezelloise Goliath Stout, Mikkeller Bravo, Local Option Morning Wood, Stone Grapefruit Slam, New Holland The Poet, Mikkeller Texas Ranger, De Molen Geboren / Getogen, St. Feuillien Saison, Mikkeller Sort Gul, MadTree Lift, Rogue Old Crustacean, Quaff Bros. Quaffanator, Weihenstephaner, De Proef Knockout (KO), Sierra Nevada Rye Day the 13th, DuPont Bier du Miel, La Trappe Witte, Country Boy Shotgun Wedding, Mikkeller I Beat U, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout, MadTree Galaxy High, Sierra Nevada Ovila, Ei8ht Ball Tarnished, Ei8ht Ball Michael J. Bocks, Ei8ht Ball K-Hole, Ei8ht Ball Word, Ei8ht Ball Tiny Pig, Ei8ht Ball Cat Lady, Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet, West Sixth Lemongrass Wheat, Deschutes Black Butte, Deschutes Mirror Pond, Cider Boys Mad Bark and Lindemans Framboise.

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing (as of Feb. 24th) have NutCase Peanut Butter Porter, Jungle Honey, Triple Digit Aftermath, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Gravitator, Chickow! and Belgian Belge. New growlers are $3.

MadTree Brewing (as of Feb. 22nd) has Sprye, Lemon Basil, Gedde Up!, Lift, Galaxy High, Identity Crisis, Axis Mundi, Gnarly Brown, Rubus Cacao, PsycHOPathy, Hostivit and Happy Amber. New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers. [Thanks to Zach Baird for this update.]

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of Feb. 20th) has Maple Doppelbock, Coffee Brown Ale, Amber Ale, Nut Brown Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout, Blonde Ale and Dewey’s Pale Ale. The cost is $8.50 for year rounds and most seasonals. Specialty beers (like Ardennes Belgian Quad in the past) are $18.00. It’s $4.50 for the purchase of a growler.

Rhinegeist Brewery (as of Oct. 26th) has Cougar Gold, Truth West Coast IPA, Uncle British Mild, Zen Pale Ale and Panther Porter. New growlers are $5 for either the 32 or 64 oz. [Thanks to Shayne Brummer for the update.]

Rivertown Brewing (as of Feb. 20th) has Roebling, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Helles, Blueberry, Sipa, Winter, Bock, Funk Vessel and Unit 6. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of Feb. 27th) has 1926 Amber, Coast to Coast, Jalopy Wheat, One Way Street: Motueka, Penny’s Pilsner, Paycheck’s Porter, Speedbump Kolsch and Thirsty 37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of March 20th) has Coffee Porter, Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Porter, Zeppelin, Cincinnati Beer Week 2014 Hostivit, Barbarossa, Dunkelweiss and Sand Reckoner. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $7 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. They only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. They only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

● Adriatico’s, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, BrewRiver GastroPub, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Firehouse Grill, Flipdaddy’s (all three locations) and Incline Public House all fill growlers of the beers they have on tap.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits Loveland (as of March 23rd) had Lagunitas Sucks ($10.99), Lagunitas IPA ($9.99), Tröegs Nugget Nectar ($13.99), Dark House Double Crooked Tree ($20.99), Brew Kettle White Rajah ($13.99), Bell’s Expedition Stout ($16.99), Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown ($17.99), Blank Slate Fork in the Road ($10.99), Stone To Go IPA ($11.49), MadTree Rubus Cacao ($13.99), Stone Enjoy By 4/20/14 ($15.99), Fat Head’s Hop JuJu ($24.99), Rivertown Tom Smash Blonde ($15.99), Great Divide Lasso IPA ($13.99), Avery Maharajah ($18.99) and Victory Fall Bock ($10.49). Pricing is for a 64 oz growler fill. 32 oz fills also available.

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of Feb. 21st) had Brooklyn Monster Barley Wine ($10.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), Madtree Hoppy Amber ($8.99), Madtree Rubeus Cacao ($8.99), Original Sin Cider ($6.99), Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale ($7.49), Uinta Hop Notch ($6.99) and Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99).

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of Feb. 21st) had Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock ($8.99), Hostivet Imperial Pilsner ($10.99), Christian Moerlein 10+161 Bourbon Barrel Aged English Ale ($10.99), New Holland Night Tripper Imperial Stout ($12.99), Against the Grain Brown Note ($7.99), Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ($8.99), Abita Mayhawk Belgian Golden ($8.49) and New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($15.99).

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of March 14th) has Abita French Connection ($7.99), Avery Maharajah Imperial IPA ($16.99), Tröegs Nugget Nectar ($12.99), Fifty West Jalopy Wheat ($9.99), Jackie O’s Hop Ryot ($12.99), Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger ($14.99),
MadTree Axis Mundi Imperial Stout ($15.99) and Blank Slate Shroominous Shitake Brown Ale ($9.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Covington (as of March 13th) has Moerlein Hefeweizen Wheat ($8.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), New Holland White Hatter ($8.99) and Abita Purple Haze ($8.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of March 13th) has Upland Harvest ($8.99), MadTree Identity Crisis ($12.99), New Holland Blue Sunday ($17.99), MadTree PsyHOPpathy IPA ($9.99), New Holland Charkoota Rye ($6.99), MadTree Galaxy High ($10.99), Stone Arrogant Bastard ($12.99), MadTree Rubus Cacao ($13.99), Smuttynose Vunerbar ($9.99), Sixpoint Hi-Res ($10.99), Founders Imperial Stout ($12.99), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($9.99), Three Floyds Alpha King ($10.99), Falls City American Wheat ($9.99), Uinta Dubhe ($12.99), Summit Saga ($10.99), Uinta Hop Notch ($11.99), Bell’s Midwestern Pale Ale ($6.99), Unibroue Maudite ($14.99) and Southern Tier 2x Steam ($11.99). Several taps were TBA at time of publication. Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

The Growler Stop (3804 Church St. next to WagsPark) – Beers available as of Jan. 8th are Fifty West Speedbump, Fifty West Route 50, Triple Digit Chichow!, MadTree Gnarly Brown, Mt. Carmel Stout, Rivertown Winter Ale, Rhinegeist Truth, Rhinegeist Dad and Rhinegeist Snaggletooth. Empty growlers are $5 each.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of c. August 3rd) has Great Lakes Wright Pils, Bell’s Oberon, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, West Sixth IPA, Rivertown Pumpkin Ale, Blank Slate Ryesing Up, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Sierra Nevada South Hemisphere Harvest, Jackie O’s Dark Apparition, Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout and Fat Heads Headhunter IPA. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Ben Damon and Jessica Blank for providing this update.]

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield (as of Feb. 24th) has New Belgium Fat Tire, MadTree Psychopathy, Brooklyn Fire and Ice, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale, Kona Longboard, Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown, Bell’s Java Stout, Uinta Hop Notch, Rhinegeist Mastodon, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Rivertown Roebling and Lagunitas IPA. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Jessica Blank for this update.]

Lehr’s Meats Milford Ohio (as of March 20th) has Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99), Rhinegeist Panther ($13.99), Magic Hat Dream Machine ($10.99), Tangerine ($10.99), Sierra Nevada Harvest ($14.99), Sam Adams Rebel IPA ($8.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($10.99) and Southern Tier Eurotrash ($10.99).

Liquor Cabinet in Hebron (as of March 13) has Schlafly Hop Harvest, MadTree Rubus Cacao, MadTree Psychopathy, MadTree Gnarly Brown, North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout, Schlafly American IPA and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

Market Wines (as of March 21st) has Dark Horse Scotty Karate ($5/pint), Stone Go 2 IPA ($4/pint), Rhinegeist Ink ($6/pint), Bear Republic Churchill’s Pale Ale ($6/pint), Samuel Adams Nobel Pils ($4/pint) and Tröegs Nugget Nectar ($5/pint). They have empty growlers (64 oz) and growelettes (32 oz) for sale for $5 each.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue (as of Feb. 25th) has MadTree Psychopathy, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale and Oskar Blues Pale Ale. All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue will now be handled by Ei8ht Ball Brewery and Tap Room. See listing above.

Party Town in Florence (as of March 27th) has Alltech KY Amber Ale ($6.99), Alltech KY Bourbon Barrel Ale ($11.99), Blank Slate Movin’ On ($8.99), Blank Slate Simply Saison ($7.99), Cider Boys Peach Country ($6.99), Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree ($11.99), Evil Twin Ashtray Heart ($12.99), Flying Dog Pumpernickle Black IPA ($13.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($7.99), Green Flash Cedar Plank Pale Ale ($9.99), He’brew Funky Jewbelation Whiskey Barrel Aged Wild Ale ($22.99), Lore American Pale Ale ($6.99), Madtree Axis Mundi Imperial Stout ($11.99), Madtree Galaxy High ($14.99), New Holland Farmhouse Hatter ($7.99), Sierra Nevada Bigfoot ($12.99), Six Point High Res ($13.99) and Stella Cidre ($8.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

Remke Hyde Park (as of Nov. 13th) has Breckenridge 471 IPA ($19.99), Breckenride Vanilla Porter ($11.99), Blank Slate Ryesing Up ($14.99), Blank Slate Fork in the Road ($12.99) and Rivertown Bourbon Pumpkin ($15.99). New growlers are $5.99 each. [Thanks to Shannon S. for the update.]

Remke Skytop (as of Jan. 31st) has New Belgium Fat Tire ($12.99), New Belgium White IPA ($12.99), Blank Slate Lesser Path ($12.99), New Belgium Ranger IPA ($12.99) and Rivertown Roebling ($15.99). Happy hour special – $2 off drafter beers Mondays-Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm [Thanks to Eugene Tavares for the update.]

United Liquor in Florence (as of Feb. 27th) has Dogfish 90 min ($12.99), Kentucky Bourbon Ale ($11.99), Sweetwater IPA ($10.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald ($9.99), Three Floyds Pride and Joy ($11.99) and Deschutes Butte Porter ($11.99). All prices based on 64 oz growler.

Valley Wine & Spirits Edgewood (as of Feb. 27th) has Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Bell’s Smitten, Southern Tier Choklat Stout and Madtree Happy Amber.

Valley Wine & Spirits Fort Wright (as of Feb. 27th) has Sierra Nevada Celebration, Sixpoint Hi-Res, Upland Harvest Ale, Sam Adams Rebel IPA, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Brew Kettle 4 C’s and Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of March 14th) are Brew Kettle Black Rajah ($3 pint, $4.99 32 oz, $8.99 64 oz), Rhinegeist Mastodon ($5 pint, $7.99 32 oz, $15.99 64 oz), Rhinegeist Zen ($4 pint, $6.99 32 oz, $14.99 64 oz), Avery Collaboration ($6 pint, $9.99 32 oz, $19.99 64 oz), Jackie O’s Java the Stout ($4 pint, $6.99 32 oz, $12.99 64 oz) and Blank Slate Movin’ On ($3 pint, $5.99 32 oz, $9.99 64 oz). [Thanks to Ed Paff for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of Dec. 15th) are Left Hand Fade to Black vol. 5, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Cismontane Coulter IPA, Great Divide Hibernation Ale, Blank Slate Brewing Fume Cherrywood Smoked Porter and Anderson Valley Highway 128 Pale Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.

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Local Beer Blog Spotlight: March 27, 2014

Local Beer Blog Spotlight

After a very quiet week last week, our local beer blogs have something for everyone this week. From legislation to new brewing adventures to more craft beer options as you watch the Reds play, the local beer bloggers have it covered.

Enjoy!

Tom and Carla


Brew Professor – POLITICAL ACTION ALERT: Support Ohio HB391 To Raise the ABV Cap

Empty Growler – Black Tuesday Bracket Madness

Love Beer, Love Food – New Beer, New Outlook at Bella Luna Restaurant

Ohio Beercast – The Number One Ingredient

Queen City Drinks – Craft vs. Crafty: Should We Drop the Craft and Just Call it Beer?

Queen City Fresh – EXCLUSIVE: Cincinnati Reds craft beer opening day starting lineup

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