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 Floyd’s 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’s 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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Traveling Tuesday: 24 Hours of Better Beer in Lexington, KY

Living in Cincinnati, we are lucky to have lots of better beer options right now. Definitely lots more than we started Hoperatives almost five and a half years ago. But, sometimes, you want to get the heck out of town. While Louisville, Indianapolis and Columbus are all close by, Lexington has become our go to weekend getaway.

Recently, Pinterest had a new type of board – the map board. Using FourSquare, you can pin some of your favorite places on to a map to share with others.

Since Pinterest is currently holding a contest for what they call “daycation” map boards, we knew we wanted to create one for Lexington.

Lexington Map Board

We ended up with nine pins and we can add more any time we want. Some of them you’ve read about here on Hoperatives before (West Sixth, Country Boy, Blue Stallion) and some we haven’t written about before (Kentucky Ale Tap Room at the Lexington Legends, Pazzo’s, Beer Trappe and North Lime Coffee & Donuts).

Clicking on one of the pins zooms in on the map and also highlights the pinned information about the better beer location on the left (as you can see it the example below). It’s all rather cool.

Lexington Map Board Close Up

This Pinterest map board turned out so well that we decided to start using them here on Hoperatives. Now, when you click on the Beer Maps link, you’ll be able to go to four different map boards: Breweries in the Cincinnati/NKY area, Brewpubs in the Cincinnati/NKY area, Restaurants/Bars/Pubs in the Cincinnati/NKY area and Beer stores in the Cincinnati/NKY area. The map board for each category is also linked at the bottom of the main page for each category.

As nice as they look, there are some problems. One – If a location isn’t on FourSquare or if Pinterest can’t find it using FourSquare, you can’t pin it to your map. Two – If a location is on FourSquare, but there isn’t an image linked to it and you don’t have an image to upload for it, you can’t pin that one to your map either. We’re in the process of taking more photos of the better beer locations listed here so hopefully we can fix one, if not both, of those problems.

In the meantime, we hope you like the new maps and hope you use them to find more better beer!

– Carla and Tom

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Opening Day 2014 Events at Arnold’s Bar & Grill

Nothing really says spring in Cincinnati quite like Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds. And after the winter we just had, we all need some spring.

Not being natives of Cincinnati, we didn’t grow up with the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade and we’ve never actually made it to an Opening Day parade. But, we have celebrated the event at several better beer locations near Great American Ball Park.

One of our favorite places to celebrate Opening Day is Arnold’s Bar and Grill. Alas, we both have to work on Opening Day this year, but you should go check it out. Here’s what they have on tap for the day:

  • Breakfast from 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Tapping seven great Beers at 9:00 am – Three Floyds Alpha King, The Brew Kettle White Raja, two year aged Founders Imperial Stout, Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA, Blank Slate Long Way Home Chocolate IPA, Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger and MadTree Rounding Third and Heading for Home Red IPA.
  • The bottom of random draft beer cups will be marked and if you get a marked cup, you could win a prize ranging from Cincinnati Reds rookie cards, game used memorabilia cards, vintage cards from the 50’s and 60’s and autographed baseball cards. They have over 80 prizes in all to giveaway and you have a 1 in 5 chance to win.
  • The always entertaining Todd Hepburn will be on the piano to play every baseball song that you can think of from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s own, Jeremy Dubin and Justin McCombs will be performing “Casey at the Bat” and “Who’s on First” on our stage.
  • And, of course, former Arnold’s owner Jim Tarbell will be on hand dressed as Peanut Jim Shelton and playing the mouth harp.

Kick off the 2014 baseball season in a big way and stay by Arnold’s next Monday.

Arnold's Opening Day Schedule

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This Week in Beer: March 24 – 30, 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, March 24th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, March 24th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, March 24th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, March 24th starting at 11:30am – Bell’s Oberon Release Party at Keystone Hyde Park and Clifton

Monday, March 24th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, March 24th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, March 24th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, March 25th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, March 25th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, March 25th – Pint Nite at Drake’s in Florence
This week, it’s New Holland Black Tulip.

Tuesday, March 25th – 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.

Tuesday, March 25th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. MadTree Lift, 21st Amendment Lower De Boom, Moerlein Zeppelin, Sierra Nevada Ovila, Stone Go To and Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Wednesday, March 26th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, March 26th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, March 26th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, March 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, March 26th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month’s beer is very special! Brewed by Assistant Brewer Evan Rouse, the beer is Hallodri, a hoppy beer with a shimmering amber color (6.7% alcohol by volume). You read that right. A hoppy beer at Hofbräuhaus!

Thursday, March 27th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine

Thursday, March 27th 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 – Mt. Carmel Amber, Glendale – Sam Adams and Hyde Park – Lagunitas IPA.

Thursday, March 27th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, March 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, March 28th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Starkbierfest 2014 at Listermann’s
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, March 28th 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, March 28th at 6:00 pm – Hop Shop Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This time, it’s OTR w/ chinook, cascade & centennial hops.

Friday, March 28th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, March 29th from 9:00am-11:00 pm – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Starkbierfest 2014 at Listermann’s
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, March 29th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, March 29th from 6:00pm-midnight – Opening Day Weekend Baseball Art and Memorabilia Party at the Christian Moerlein Tap Room

The event will feature Sports Artist Chris Felix, Brent Naughton, and Scott Hannig along with local baseball authors Mike Shannon, Jack and Joe Heffron, Hartland Sports Figurines, Homerunputter.com, baseball memorabilia, silent auction, and live music. $1 from each beer sold will benefit The Reid Rizzo Foundation in memory of Reid Rizzo, an aspiring ML baseball player who died in 2012 from cardiomyopathy.

Sunday, March 30th from 12:00-7:00pm – Opening Day Weekend Baseball Art and Memorabilia Party at the Christian Moerlein Tap Room

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Starkbierfest Returns March 28 & 29, 2014

Yesterday was the first day of spring and today is just a week away from what has become as important as the robin as a sign of spring – Listermann’s Starkbierfest. If you missed it last year, it’s defined as “the swan song for Cincinnati Brewer’s strong beers for the season and the welcoming of spring. Starkbierfest is a festival founded by monks in Germany. While law limited their eating, it did not limit what they could drink. The brewed high ABV, nutrient rich beers to compensate.”

In keeping with that tradition, most of the beers at Starkbierfest will be 7.5% or higher with a couple lighter beer options on draft (breweries rotating) on the Party Source Beer Trailers. One important distinction is that every one of them will have been brewed in the Greater Cincinnati Area. The breweries involved are: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Moerlein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, Madtree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Rhinegeist, Bad Tom, Ei8ht Ball, Triple Digit, and Listermann. The ceremonial keg tapping of the Listermann Starkbierfest beer will be held at 4:00 pm.

There will be live music all day from local musicians like the Gamut on Friday and the Just Strange Brothers on Saturday. Several different food venders also will be on hand to serve a wide range of food. And Friday is Free Food Friday provided by BrewRiver GastroPub (while supplies last). There will also be vegetarian/Lenten options available for purchase, and more food to purchase once the free food runs out. Saturday is kicked off with our world famous Kegs and Eggs. Bacon and eggs will be provided at no cost for festival goers and volunteers starting at 9:00 am while supplies last.

There is no cost to attend Starkbierfest, just pay for whatever you eat and drink. On Friday, beer and food start at 5 p.m. and goes until midnight. On Saturday, after Kegs and Eggs at 9:00 am, the fest officially starts at 10:00 am and goes until 11:00 pm.

Like the all of the festivals previously held at Listermann Brewing, this event will be family and dog friendly. They reportedly had a record 32 dogs at Oktoberfest in October of 2013 and they would like to break that record.

They are asking that you RSVP to the event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/544245982339966/

For special accommodations or questions, call Listermann’s at 513-731-1130 or email Jason at Jason@listermannbrewing.com. We look forward to seeing you October 18th and 19th! Prost/Cheers!

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Tastings and Growlers Report: March 21, 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 (3/21), the beers are Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout, Highland Black Mocha Stout and Great Lakes Blackout 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 (3/21) are all from Blank Slate: Fume, Shroominus, Movin’ on, About & About, Fork in the Road & Simply Saison. Pint pours of Bourbon barrel aged Pitter Patter Belgian Style Table Beer & Long Way Home Imperial India Black Ale will be available for on premise consumption. .

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

NEW!Cappy’s Wine and Spirits Loveland (as of March 11th) had Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown, MadTree Identity Crisis, MadTree Rubus Cacao, Rhinegeist Mastadon, Blank Slate Fork in the Road, Lagunitas Sucks, Lagunitas IPA, Tröegs Nugget Nectar and Bell’s Expedition Stout.

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’s 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.

UPDATEMarket 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 14th) has Alltech KY Ale ($6.99), Brew Kettle White Rajah ($12.99), Cider Boys Mad Bark ($6.99), Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail ($16.99), Flying Dog Pumpernickel ($13.99), Founders Imperial Stout ($14.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($7.99), Green Flash Cedar Plank ($9.99), Lore American Pale Ale ($6.99), Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Ale ($10.99), MadTree Lift Kolsch ($7.99), New Holland Blue Sunday ($15.99), New Holland Farmhouse Hatter ($7.99),
Schlafly Export IPA ($8.99), Sierra Nevada Celebration ($7.99), Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad ($12.99), Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans ($12.99) and Upland Bad Elmer Porter ($9.99). 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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