This Week in Beer: Dec. 21 – 27, 2015

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

We will be publishing our annual holiday hours post tomorrow morning.

Monday, Dec. 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Crooked Stave St. Bretta and Colorado Wild Sage Saison. Both are $10 for a 13 ounce tulip. This is the last Rare Keg Monday for 2015.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd – All Day Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe
Six samples from their tap selection & Jet’s Pizza for $10.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Esther’s Little Secret on draft (last keg in Cincinnati), Abominator on draft, Irreverent Red IPA, Flyin’ Rye IPA and 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Festivus at Rock Bottom
$3 pints of their Tall Stacks Ale all day.

Friday, Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 18, 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.

BOTTLE RELEASE

Arnold’s Bar & Grill – MadTree bottle release and tap takeover Saturday from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. See our earlier post for more information.

Listermann Brewing – Barrel Aged White Death Bottle Release, Growler Sale and Canned Food Drive on Saturday from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm. This year’s version of White Death has been aged in Willet Rye Whiskey Barrels and the cost is $15 a bottle. You can get a $1 off (up to $3) each bottle with canned food item. So, if you want to buy three bottles, you can bring in nine canned goods and get each bottle for $12. You can also get $1 off per each canned good you bring in on growlers, up to $3 each. Regular White Death will be an $8 growler fill all day.

Mt. Carmel Brewing – Releasing their Ice Cream Stout in 22 ounce bombers on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

TASTINGS

Dean’s Hops and Vines – Goose Island Tap Take Over from 4:00-9:00 pm tonight. Beers on draft include Four Star Pils, Lolita, Fulton St. Blend, Winter, The Muddy, Goose IPA and Odgen.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring no specific brewery’s beers in Fairfield and beers from Alltech in Eastgate.

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

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s their annual Against The Grain Backroom Brawl. Beers include Bo & Luke, 70K, Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Brown, Massage a Mystic: Earth, Gogi Berry Sour, Chocolate Truffle and more including a mystery “Randalled” beer. Draft by the glass will be $4.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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

TAPPINGS

Braxton Brewing – Snow Shovel Winter Warmer tapping tonight at 5:00 pm. Then it’s their monthly Firkin Friday at 5:30 pm. The firkin is Blown Gasket Robust Porter with candy canes.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Against the Grain Raucho Man Brandy Savage. Pints for $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Liberty’s Bar and Bottle – Tapping Three Floyds Zombie Dust at 2:00 pm today.

Old Firehouse Brewery – Tapping their Stand Pipe Stout tonight at 6:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Arnold’s hosts Craft Menagerie and MadTree Bottle Release

So sad we have to miss this event at Arnold’s – one of our favorite better beer locations. But you can go in our place, right? :)

On Dec 19th from 11-4 Arnold’s is transforming its courtyard and bar room into: The Craft Menagerie Last Minute Holiday Market. Tara Heilman from Robot Inside has carefully curated an Indie Craft Market so that the last minute shoppers of the world aren’t just relegated to big box stores and still have a chance to grab something unique and hand-made. The market will feature over 20 vendors selling everything from fine jewelry to screen printed posters to stuffed animals to pottery and more. Breeden says ” We work with The Craft Menagerie every year for Bockfest and it’s a huge draw. When Tara Heilman approached us with the idea of doing one for last minute holiday gifts we jumped right on it”.

If hand-made stuff isn’t necessarily your bag or you have got all of your shopping done for the year. There is always…. Beer. Madtree has signed on to offer something truly special for Holidays. They have released to Arnold’s, a very limited amount of gift packs that feature their hardest to get and most sought after brews. Arnold’s will be selling the gift packs as to go retail and you will not be able to drink it at Arnold’s. There will be two gifts packs. One featuring Tequila Tiamat which is completely sold out and has never been sold outside of their brewery. The second is featuring Gin Barrel Joon which is completely sold out everywhere, only a tiny amount was released for sale outside of the brewery back in July and just won the title of Top 25 beers of 2015 from Draft magazine. Each bottle comes packaged with a limited edition Teku glass from Madtree’s Trunk and Funk series. The beer and the glass together will retail for 21.99 making it an affordable gift for even the most discerning beer geek. Needless to say, quantities are very limited for these bottles. They didn’t just stop at the there though, Madtree will also be having a tap takeover with a few of their flagships as well as a few of their harder to find seasonal brews starting when the doors open. Madtree Co-owner Brady Duncan says “We’re excited to be able to dig into our cellars to offer a limited amount of Trunk Series bottles that were a one-time release. Joon was just named by Draft Magazine as one of the Top 25 New Beers of 2015 and Tequila Barrel Aged Tiamat has found a special place in the hearts of many craft beer fans. Both beers are drinking great and would make an excellent gift for a loved one, or yourself”.

Arnold’s will be serving a limited menu of Sandwiches and Fries from 11-4 and will open for full business with normal table service at 5pm. Bar will be open all day.

Madtree Tap Takeover Beers:
• Madtree Psychopathy
• Madtree Thundersnow
• Madtree Espressoself
• Madtree Dreamsicle
• Madtree Black Forest Milk Stout

List Of Craft Menagerie Vendors
• Metheart
• Jason Bohrer Photography
• Tree’s Faeries
• Zita Feist’s Fiber Treasures
• Cards Couture
• Indigo Hands Pottery
• James Billiter Studios
• Shelarious
• Moonforest Studios
• Reclaimed Luxury
• Kreative Mindz
• Geri Shields
• Oberaw Industries
• Dirty Martha
• P-39 Designs
• Savage Juliette
• ROBOT Inside
• And more!

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Show the World You’re a Hoperative!

I Believe in Better Beer

A frequent question we get when we wear our Hoperatives apparel to local beer events is whether the items are available for registered Hoperatives to purchase. Well, they are! In fact, you can choose between silk screened or embroidered clothing.

Cafe Press

We added a series of “I Believe in Better Beer” items to the Hoperatives Store on Cafe Press. Where the product design allows, it has the graphic you see in the image on the front with our motto “Believers in Better Beer (in Cincinnati and Beyond)” on the back. Not only will it reflect your good taste in both beer and fashion, it’ll help defray some of the costs of running Hoperatives.com (web hosting isn’t cheap). If you’re familiar with Cafe Press, you know they have a jillion things they can put custom logos on. We’ve picked a collection we think shows our stuff off best, but if there’s an item you ‘d like to see that we haven’t chosen, let us know!

Clothing and more from Cafe Press features a silk screened Hoperatives logo and sometimes our tag line or the “I Believe in Better Beer” logo mentioned above. There are many types of t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies and caps. Non-clothing items include tote bag, mugs, steins, mouse pads, journals, aprons and buttons.

http://www.cafepress.com/hoperatives

Lands End

Clothing from Lands End features an embroidered Hoperatives logo (usually on the left side of the chest of the item). Items for women include cardigans, polo shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve), t-shirts (with two different neck types), broadcloth blouses (both short sleeve and long sleeve) and fleece jackets. Items for men include polo shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve), t-shirts (with and without a pocket), twill shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve) and fleece jackets.

http://ces.landsend.com/Hoperatives

Don’t see something you were hoping for? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

–Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 14 – 20, 2015

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

Monday, Dec. 14th at 4:00 pm – Flight Night Tap Takeover at Incline Public House
Beers from SweetWater Brewing Company paired with sliders.

Monday, Dec. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Dreadnaught. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 17th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Get Inked at Cork ‘N Bottle
Rhinegeist Ink: Imperial Stout Release in collaboration with artwork by Anthony “Tank” Mansfield. Buy your tickets in advance at their EventBrite link.

Thursday, Dec. 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beers from New Holland.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Vertical Tasting at Wiseguys Lounge (Covington)
An aged 2014 Stout and this year’s 2015 Stout on tap. Cost is $17 includes “a generous tasting pour of each so you can try them side-by-side.”

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – West Sixth Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Holiday Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Bell’s Winter White, Sierra Nevada Celebration and Great Lakes Christmas. Pairings include Hanky Pankies, The Izzy’s Combo and Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
Beers include Christkindl, Bay of Bengal, Shiver Chai Porter and Helles Lager on tap.

Friday, Dec. 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 18th at 5:30 pm – Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 11, 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.

SPECIAL TAPPING – A cask of Brew School 100 Curve Ball Black IPA infused with vanilla and lavender at the Moerlein Lager House. A portion of the proceeds of this beer will go towards the brewing science courses at Cincinnati State. The regular version will be available on draft at both the Moerlein Lager House and the Moerlein Malt House.

TASTINGS

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

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

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring beers from new beers from Ballast Point, Flying Dog and Four String Brewing. For the draft by the glass pours, they’ll have Blue Stallion Resting Bitter Face Imperial IPA and New Holland Pilgram’s Dole Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheat Wine. Both will be $3.00 for a nine ounce pour. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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

TAPPINGS

Braxton Brewing – Shoptalk Double IPA tapping (Collaboration with Widmer Bros.) at 7:00 pm this Saturday along with local band Wilder and Tom + Chee will be in the taproom passing out samples of Braxton’s exclusive taproom menu.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Rhinegeist Stryker. Pints for $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Rhinegeist BREW 100 Beer to be Tapped Tomorrow (12/10)

Heads up!

Rhinegeist is having a small equipment malfunction so there is a slight change in our tapping schedule. Instead of today, the class beer (BREW 100: Gramma or Sweater Weather) will not be available to the public until tomorrow night.

I was able to taste the beer this morning while we were shooting this and it’s delicious!

http://local12.com/news/local/students-team-with-breweries-to-craft-beer

Hope to see many of you tomorrow night at Rhinegeist and Friday night at Moerlein Lager House!

Carla

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 7 – 13, 2015

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

Monday, Dec. 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie Xmas Bomb! Cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Dec. 7th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
For December, it’s a sneak peek of the BREW 100: Curve Ball Black IPA that was designed by the night class section of Carla’s Introduction to Craft Beer class at Cincinnati State and benefits United Way of America. Former Reds pitching great Tom Browning will be on hand too. (The official tapping benefiting Brewing Science Education at Cincinnati State is listed below.)

Monday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 pm – Hudepohl Pure Lager Pint Night at the Crazy Fox Saloon

Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Dec. 9th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Goodwood Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Brandy Barrel Honey Ale (on draft), Louisville Lager, Walnut Brown Ale, Goodwood Pale Ale and Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein / Hudepohl Pint Night and Trivia at Skyline Tavern

Thursday, Dec. 10th at 4:00 pm – Cannonball 6 at Fifty West
$20 gets you 6 staff brewed beers + 6 staff designed foods.

UPDATE Wednesday, Dec. 9th Thursday, Dec. 10th at 5:00 pm – Tapping BREW 100: Sweater Weather at Rhinegeist
The afternoon section of Carla’s Introduction to Craft Beer class at Cincinnati State came up with this dessert beer which also goes by the name BREW 100: Gramma’s Cookies or just Gramma. It’s an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie stout and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!

Thursday, Dec. 10th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Rhinegeist.

Thursday, Dec. 10th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Tapping at Hebron Brew Haus
Free glassware while it lasts.

Friday, Dec. 11th at 4:00-7:00 pm – Stone and Sierra Nevada Collaboration Tapping at The Lackman
From Facebook: “Doors open at 3 PM. Enjoy 1/2 off drafts from 3-4 PM! On tap: 1 special Stone/Sierra Nevada collaboration brew, Stone Vertical Epic 08-08-08, Stone Hifi – Lofi Mixtape, Sierra Pale, Sierra Celebration”

Friday, Dec. 11th at 4:00-7:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Tentative Beers are Porter (On Tap), 2X Mas, Old Man Winter Ale and another beer to be determined.

Friday, Dec. 11th at 6:00 pm – BREW 100: Curve Ball Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This official tapping of the BREW 100: Curve Ball Black IPA benefits Brewing Science Education at Cincinnati State. So order a pint or two and help expand the brewing science offerings at Cincinnati State! BREW 100: Curve Ball will also be available at the Moerlein Malt House starting Dec. 9th.

Friday, Dec. 11th at 8:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover and Pajamas Party at Midway Café
Six beers on tap including “a few rare ones”.

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BREW 100 Class Beers at Rhinegeist and Moerlein Lager House

So excited to invite all of you to these events next week! Come enjoy the beers and meet some of my students from this semester.

Cincinnati State debuts first student-created craft beers to be tapped at local breweries on December 9 and December 11

Cincinnati State’s BREW 100 course gives people interested in joining the burgeoning craft beer industry in Ohio an introduction to the history and styles of beer and beer-making. The course includes tastings, proper techniques for serving, storing, identifying, and evaluating beer as well as the opportunity to create a unique craft beer.

This semester, students enrolled in the evening class worked with brewer Eric Baumann from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company to develop their class beer, a black IPA (India Pale Ale) called BREW 100: Curve Ball. The official tapping for their beer is set for Friday, December 11th, 6:00 pm at the Moerlein Lager House. $1 from the sale of each pint sold on that night will benefit Cincinnati State Brewing Science courses. BREW 100: Curve Ball will then be available at both the Moerlein Lager House and the Christian Moerlein Malt House tap room on Moore St.

Students from the afternoon class are working with Bryant Goulding and Jim Matt from Rhinegeist Brewery. Their class beer is an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie stout called BREW 100: Sweater Weather. Emily Bolton a second year Pastry Arts student had a lot of influence on the selection of the beer’s flavor. “When two gentlemen from Rhinegeist came to class, we were choosing what we wanted our class beer to be. We discussed how I’m currently taking a pastry buffet class, and came up with the idea of the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie.” Although BREW 100 is offered as a Humanities and Sciences course, Bolton feels the BREW 100 class was a great addition to her Midwest Culinary Institute Pastry Arts education. Adds Bolton: “I was just taking the Brew 100 class for personal insight into the different beers. I didn’t realize it would relate to my pastry classes and the things that I’ve learned in them as much. We learned that historically, no one knows which came first, bread or beer making. Luckily, I took an Artisan Bread making class over the summer so I had some knowledge of the way yeasts work.” The Rhinegeist tapping will be on December 9th at 5:00 pm at the 19th and Elm brewery.

BREW 100 was included in Cincinnati Magazine’s “Best of” issue released this month, and is taught by Instructor Carla Gesell-Streeter, chair of the Communication and Theater Department and a founder of Hoperatives, a well-known regional blog devoted to craft beer.

Enrollment in Cincinnati State’s “BREW” classes is limited to students who are at least 21 years old. The 2016 spring semester class is scheduled to meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. beginning January 11, 2016. Students will work with MadTree Brewing to develop their own class beer – which will be tapped for sale in April or May 2016. In addition to BREW 100 this spring, Cincinnati State will offer BREW 160: Sensory Evaluation. This 3 credit hour course focuses on the visual, olfactory and gustatory parameters used in the evaluation of beer. BREW 160 will cover topics such as aroma, taste and finish as well as the judging systems and other factors that are involved in beverage competitions. The class is scheduled for Mondays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting January 11, 2016. Enrollment for each class is limited to 24 seats.

For more information on the class, please contact Prof. Gesell-Streeter at carla.gesell-streeter@cincinnatistate.edu.

Registration for the Spring Semester at Cincinnati State is now open, and closes January 5, 2016. Please visit www.cincinnatistate.edu/apply for details.

Cincinnati State

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2015

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

Monday, Nov. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backstage Series: Project PAM. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm – December Tapping at Rock Bottom
This month, they are tapping their Wicked Elf.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Nitro Tap Takeover at the Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Hearth, Cauldron, Coffee Cauldron, Kicksled and Finn.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 6:00-8:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Dad Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm – Schlafly Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm-Saturday, Dec. 5th at 11:00 pm – Eighth Annual Hopnosis at The Comet
30 kegs of small batch beers tapped on an hourly basis over two days. Partial keg list: Brothers Drake Rising Star Coffee, Sierra Nevada Estate, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Epic Big Bad Baptist, Bell’s Roundhouse IRA, MadTree Dewhop, Deschutes Chasin Freshies, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey, Great Lakes and Fifty West Collaboration Walking Sticke, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Ballast Point Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, Deschutes Black Butte XXVII Birthday Reserve, Brooklyn Lord Sirachi, Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale, To Øl Black Maria, Great Lakes Kentucky Common, MadTree Pilgrim, Stone 2014 Old Guardian, Urban Artifact Kicksled, Moerlein Incline IPA, Mikkeller Say Sun, Anderson Valley Briny Melon, Bell’s L’Appel du Vide, Saskatoon Berry, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs, Moerlein Sunnyvale, Blank Slate Vanilla Cherry Opera Cream, Taft Ale House TBA and more.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Happy Sixth Anniversary to Marty’s Hops & Vines
They will be tapping Marty’s Hamilton Ave. IPA from Fibonacci Brewing and by the bottle for in-house and to take home a special brewed variation of Brew Kettle’s 4 C’s just for Marty’s Sixth Anniversary.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Braxton Block Party
Release of their first bottled beer, Dark Charge in four variations: Dark Charge Imperial Stout, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Vanilla and Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Starter Coffee. In addition, special tappings throughout the day: Available All Day – Storm, Sparky, Crank Shaft, Dead Blow, Trophy: Galaxy, Shop Talk, Garage Series, Nitro Series; Tapped at Noon – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. 11/162, New Belgium Brewing Barrel Aged Blackberry Barleywine, Upland Brewing Company Dantalion; Tapped at 2pm: Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged, Rhinegeist Double Barrel-Aged Gramps Barleywine, Ei8ht Ball Brewing Reintarnation Barrel Aged Golden Ale, Widmer Brothers Brewing Angel’s Reign Imperial Rye Stout, Central State Brewing Totes McOaks Brett IPA; Tapped at 4pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vanilla, Blank Slate Brewing Company Barrel Aged Shroominous, Quaff Bros 2014 Flying Pig Pumpkin Ale, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House Triumvirate; Tapped at 6pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Starter Coffee, MadTree Brewing Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Brick Kiln Barleywine and West Sixth Brewing Slap Happy Barrel Aged Brown Ale. Food trucks and live music too.

Saturday, Dec. 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Happy First Birthday to The Growler House
They will be celebrating with with a wide range of beers, including some special, hard-to-find seasonals, purchase VIP party pass for $35 to get 25 bencher tickets to sample all our taps have to offer plus a free pint glass to take home, $11.11 growler fills all day.

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