Tastings and Tappings Report: May 1, 2015

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

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 (5/1), it’s Founders Rubaeus, Bell’s Oberon, Stone Delicious IPA and Maumee Bay Amarillo Brillo.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/1), it’s Anderson Valley. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/1), it’s Stone. Pints are usually $3.

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week (4/24), it’s their annual Slaughtered Oaks event with all barrel aged beers at 5:30 pm. Beers are from North Coast, Founders, Abita, Against the Grain, Heavy Seas, Christian Moerlein, New Holland and Alltech. The cost for this one is $3.00 and prices for beer by the glass will be posted at the event. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (5/1) is Free Bacon Night AND Reintarnation Bottle Release at 5:00 pm. They will be serving a special bourbon bacon in honor of the Reintarnation release. Bottles will also be available at the Tap Room (limit 1 per person) and the cost is $11.99.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (5/2), it’s Mikkleller Beer Geek Breakfast through a Randall of coconut and chocolate. Cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (5/4), it’s two from Evil Twin: Mission Gose and Even More Jesus.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Local Beer News and Events: April 30, 2015

When I taught at the University of Tennessee at Martin, I had a wonderful colleague named Barb Malinuaskas. When things weren’t going well for her, she would say, “Life is too much with me.” Well, to quote Barb, life is too much with me right now and some local beer news & events have slipped by me while I was putting out fires elsewhere. Here’s a recap of some of it:

Cincinnati Beer Week Moving to June
You may remember our post making the case to move Cincinnati Beer Week to a less weather challenged month. While the dates we proposed weren’t chosen, it’s still a good thing to see this great event moved to a time of year when snow emergencies aren’t a possibility.

Urban Artifact
The newest brewery in town opened its doors last Friday. Located at 1660 Blue Rock St, it’s actually the closest brewery to my day job and I’m hoping to stop by soon (Just wished they opened earlier on a Friday afternoon.) Concentrating on sour beers, their three flagship beers are a gose style ale, a Kentucky Common style ale and a Berliner pale ale. There is an event to celebrate the launch of their distribution tomorrow night at Arnold’s Bar and Grill. On the music side, I was thrilled to see that Urban Artifact will be the home of the Blue Wisp Big Band everything Wednesday night at 8:30 pm.

The OTR Beerfest: CANival
The same folks who bring us the Cincy Winter Beerfest and many other great area beer festivals are adding another one to their fold. It’s set for Saturday, June 27 from 1:00 – 11:00pm in beautiful Washington Park. When they go on sale, tickets will be available at BeerTickets.com.

Kings Island Beer?
Shauna Steigerwald of the Enquirer reports that the Mason based amusement park will soon be serving their own branded beers. The interesting part of this is that Kings Island doesn’t want to reveal who is brewing the beers for them. We’re guessing AB-Inbev.

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This Week in Beer: April 27 – May 3, 2015

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. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, April 27th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 27th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 27th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, April 27th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 28th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 28th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 28th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, April 28th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, April 29th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 29th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 29th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Founders Brewery.

Wednesday, April 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm – From Breckenridge To Pleasant Ridge… Saison Ridge at the Gas Light Cafe
Beers include Saison Ridge, PsycHOPathy, Galaxy High, Lift, Ophelia, Agave Wheat and Summerbright Ale

Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Maibock.

Thursday, April 30th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 30th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 30th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 30th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, April 30th from 5:00 pm to close – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Strawberry Pig, Se7en, Saengerfest and Altered Pale Ale

Thursday, April 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 – MadTree Sol Drifter, Glendale – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Hyde Park – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Friday, May 1st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, May 1st 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, May 1st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, May 2nd starting at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Home Tapping & Derby Party
For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Saturday, May 2nd 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 Tappings Report: April 24, 2015

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

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 (4/24), it’s Fat Head’s Bumble Berry, Boulevard 80 Acre, Breckenridge Breck IPA and Stone Cali-Belgique IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/17), it’s Unibroue. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/17), it’s Great Lakes. Pints are usually $3.

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week (4/24), the draft by the glass options are TBA. The tastings flight are TBA. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (4/24) is Free Bacon Night. They are also tapping TBA

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday, it’s TBA.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (4/27), it’s TBA

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: April 20 – 26, 2015

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. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, April 20th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 20th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 20th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 20th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, April 20th from 5:00-7:30 pm – Founders Blushing Monk and KBS Tapping at Market Wines
Beers include – On draft: KBS, Blushing Monk, All Day IPA, Red’s Rye, Old Curmudgeon and Porter plus a limited number of Blushing Monk and KBS Bottles.

Monday, April 20th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 21st – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 21st – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 21st – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 21st – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, April 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, April 22nd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 22nd – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 22nd – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s their Hop Fest.

Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Ballast Point Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, Big Eye IPA, Fathom India Pale Lager, Indra Kunindra and Victory at Sea.

Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House/font>
Menu: Reception- Truth IPA; Hustle Rye Pale Ale paired with Peppercorn Crusted Filet Medallion, Stroganoff Ravioli, Herb Creme Fraiche and Enoki Mushroom; Equinox Single Hop Pale Ale paired with Grilled Lamb Rack, Grapefruit Honey, Israeli Salad and Equinox Jelly; Gramps American Barley Wine paired with Jerk Shrimp Skewer, Maple Lemongrass Slaw, Mojito Oil, Calabaza Rice and Goat Cheese; Mastodon Belgian Dark Ale paired with Moroccan Chicken Sope, Harissa Spiced Plantain Puree, Apricot Cilantro Sauce and Feta Cheese; Cafe Ink Imperial Stout paired with Tirimisu Bread Pudding, Espresso Caramel Sauce and Cocoa Coffee Beans. The cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. To make your reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, April 23rd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 23rd – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 23rd – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 23rd – 499th Anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law at Hofbräuhaus Newport
$4.99 half liters all day

Thursday, April 23rd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, April 23rd 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 – New Belgium Fat Tire, Glendale – Southern Tier and Hyde Park – Sixpoint Crisp.

Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 pm – Unibroue Tap Takeover with Music at The Drinkery
Beers include Ephemere Apple, Emphemere Cranberry, Raftman, Terrible, La Fin Du Monde and Blanche De Chambly.

Friday, April 24th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, April 24th starting at 5:00 pm – Cincinnati Craft Brewers Starkbierfest at Listermann Brewing
See their Facebook event for more information.

Friday, April 24th 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 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 25th starting at 12:00 pm – Cincinnati Craft Brewers Starkbierfest at Listermann Brewing
See their Facebook event for more information.

Saturday, April 25th at 4:00pm – Westwood Works Pop-Up Beer Garden at St James Episcopal Church (3207 Montana Ave)
From their Facebook event page: “MadTree Brewing will be on hand to serve their beers. Wake and Bake Breakfast food truck and Dean’s Hops and Vines will serve food and non-alcoholic beverage options.”

Saturday, April 25th 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 Tappings Report: April 17, 2015

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

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 (4/17), it’s Crabbie’s Lemonade, Sixpoint Crisp, Boulevard Tank 7 and Dogfish Head Aprihop.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/17), it’s Southern Tier. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/17), it’s Samuel Adams. Pints are usually $3.

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week (4/17), the draft by the glass options will be Prairie Hop, Evil Twin/West Brook Mission Gose, Evil Twin Single Hop Simcoe Imperial IPA Molotov Cocktail and Against the Grain 70k Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout. The cost is $3 for a nine ounce pour. The tastings flight will include bottles from North Peak, Mikkeller, Stillwater and Moody Tongue. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (4/17) is Free Bacon Night. They are also tapping MadTree Galaxy High. Cost is $5 a snifter.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday, it’s La Trois Mousquetaires Gose infused with watermelon. The cost is $10 a snifter.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (4/20), it’s Founders KBS: “70 tickets will be given out a 5:00 pm just outside the tap room. Showing up before 5:00 pm does not guarantee you a glass of KBS. You must have a ticket in order to purchase a glass of KBS. There is a strict limit of one glass per person. If we have a crowd turnout of less than 70 people, the Ei8ht Ball Tap Room Team reserves the right to make the decision to offer a second glass, or taste of KBS.” The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Blank Slate and Orchids Beer Collaboration

First, Bonbonerie and now Orchids at the Palm Court. Blank Slate is collaborating with some pretty great local establishments. Here’s the information on their latest joint venture.

Blank Slate Brewing Company

The creative minds behind Orchids at the Palm Court and Blank Slate Brewing Company have teamed up to create a series of collaborative beers to be served in the acclaimed restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court and The Bar at Palm Court located in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel beginning Thursday, April 16th and continuing throughout the year. The series will consist of four beers created to accompany the season in which they are served and to incorporate culinary influences pertinent to that time of year. Additionally, the naming of the beers will be themed to the life cycle of the orchid flower itself, following the progression of the plant from its spring birth through its winter hibernation.

The first beer entitled “Orchids Bloom” is a French Style Saison brewed with coriander and hibiscus. “The beer has a fruit forward nose and contains a flowery component derived from the use of dried hibiscus flowers, which also give the beer a nice springtime pink hue” says Scott LaFollette of Blank Slate Brewing Company.

“We are really excited to be working with Blank Slate. The “Bloom” is a great representation of our food and their beer style” says Todd Kelly, Executive Chef of Orchids at Palm Court / Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

“Orchids Bloom” will be a ‘draft only’ offering available in The Bar at Palm Court and Orchids at Palm Court in the hotel located at, 35 W 5th St. beginning Thursday, April 16th. It will also be available for a very limited time at Blank Slate Brewing Company PourHouse located at 4233 Airport Rd., Unit C starting on Friday, April 17th at 5:00 pm. “Orchids Bloom” will be available while supplies last or until the next seasonal collaboration becomes available in early summer.

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This Week in Beer: April 13 – 19, 2015

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. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, April 13th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 13th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, there are two: Moody Tongue Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter and Sliced Nectarine IPA.

Monday, April 13th – April Beer of the Month at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Slow Mow Pilsner and a dollar from every Beer of the Month sold along with 100% of the proceeds from the ceremonial keg will be donated to the Flying Pig Marathon.

Monday, April 13th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 14th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 14th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 14th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 14th at 5:00 pm – Pass the Boot at the Brass Tap U Square
A portion of every pint of Old Firehouse will go be donated to fallen Cincinnati hero Daryl E. Gordon’s memorial fund. There will also be giveaways and other drink specials.

Tuesday, April 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – Alesmith Tap Takeover at Halfcut

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, April 15th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 15th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 15th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Southern Tier Brewery.

Wednesday, April 15th – Wednesday Night Flights at the Growler House
This week, it’s West Sixth.

Wednesday, April 15th at 5:00 pm – Dogfish Head Record Store Day at The Lackman
Beers include Burton Baton, Noble Rot, Aprihop, 90 Min IPA and Chateau Jiahu.

Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 15th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Firkin Night at Rock Botton
It’s a vanilla brown ale.

Thursday, April 16th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 16th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 16th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, April 16th 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 – Rhinegeist Zen, Glendale – Smuttynose IPA and Hyde Park – 5 Rabbit 5 Lizard.

Friday, April 17th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, April 17th at 4:00 pm – ArtsWave “Toast to the Arts” Pint Night at Halfcut
From 4pm-10pm, $1 from any draft beer ordered will be donated to ArtsWave.

Friday, April 17th 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 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 18th – Happy First Anniversary, Halfcut!

Saturday, April 18th from 12:00pm-2:00am – Holler Hops & Grill’s Third Birthday Party
Tap takeovers by MadTree, SweetWater and West Sixth. More information on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, April 18th 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 Tappings Report: April 10, 2015

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

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 (4/10), it’s TBA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/10), it’s Founders. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/10), it’s Goose Island. Pints are usually $3.

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week (4/10), it’s Founders. On tap for 9 oz. pours will be Curmudgeon, Imperial Stout, Blushing Monk and KBS. Prices will be posted at the event. They will also be opening Founders’ entire lineup in bottles. Cost is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (4/10) is Free Bacon Night. They are also tapping Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break.

– Saturday’s Randall/Infusion Saturday starts at 12:00 noon and will feature Founders Porter through a Randall of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The cost is $5 for a 16 ounce pint.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (4/13), it’s Moody Tongue Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter and Sliced Nectarine IPA.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Jim Hennessey’s Farewell Tour at The Woodward Theater Tomorrow Night

Cincinnati beer pioneer Jim Hennessey passed away in early February and his friends (many of whom happen to be his colleagues) have come up with a perfect tribute to him. Tomorrow night at the Woodward Theater in OTR there will be a benefit concert and beer festival from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The cost is $20 cash at the door and proceeds benefit the Hennessey family.

This is the way the event is described on its Facebook page:

On February 2, 2015 the Heidelberg family and local craft community lost a legend. Jim Hennessey was a 12 year Associate at Ohio Valley Wine and Beer Company and a trailblazer in the world of craft beer. Over the course of his many years in the business, he touched the lives of countless individuals, both personally and professionally.

Jim passed away unexpectedly, two weeks after he received a diagnosis of advanced-staged cancer. He was 59 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife Maryanne and two daughters, Alyson and Kat.

On April 8, a benefit concert and craft beer festival to aid Jim’s family will be held at The Woodward Theater. Tickets are $20 cash at the door. Please join us as we remember the life and legacy of a great man!

http://www.gofundme.com/ny53vo Visit our GoFundMe page to donate.

Jim Hennessey's Farewell Tour Graphic

Ryan Horan from OVC was kind enough to share the event tap list. Some of these are single 1/6 bbls and when they’re gone, they’re gone:

Tap #1: Rogue 7 Hop IPA
Tap #2: Victory Abby 5 Belgian Single
Tap #3: Brooklyn Brewery Ama Bruna Belgian Dubbel
Tap #4: Schlafly American IPA
Tap #5: Rogue Anniversary Barleywine
Tap #6: Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout
Tap #7: Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Cerberus Tripel
Tap #8: Anderson ValleyBlood Orange Gose
Tap #9: Uinta Brewing Detour Double IPA
Tap #10: Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager
Tap #11: 21st Amendment Down to Earth session IPA
Tap #12: Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA
Tap #13: Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA
Tap #14: Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA
Tap #15: Victory Hop Ranch Double IPA
Tap #16: Sam Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
Tap #17: Moerlein Lab Lager Dry-hopped Pilsner
Tap #18: Ayinger Maibock
Tap #19: Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner
Tap #20: Anchor Saaremaa Island Ale
Tap #21: Lost Coast Sharkinator IPA
Tap #22: Mt. Carmel Snapshot Imperial IPA
Tap #23: Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
Tap #24: Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner

His family. Music. Beer. Those are pretty much the three things that were most important to Jim. You couldn’t keep us away from this event with a big stick. If you knew Jim we know you’ll be there if you can. If you didn’t know Jim you should come out anyway because it’s just not possible to overstate what he meant to the growth of better beer in Cincinnati.

See you tomorrow night.

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