Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 9, 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.

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 (1/9), Chimay Grand Réserve (Blue), Mad River Steelhead Porter, Fat Head’s Shakedown Stout and Uinta Hop Nosh.

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

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/9), it’s Rhinegeist. 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 – No Friday Night Flights until February 6th.

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 is Free (Canadian) Bacon Night and they will tapping Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (1/12), Ei8ht Ball will have Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Send Us Your Beer Information… PLEASE! (A Bi-monthly Post)

Almost weekly, as soon as either our This Week in Beer or Tastings and Growlers posts go up, we get a comment about some event we didn’t know about. And it makes us sad 1. Hoperatives was created to let people know about the better beer locations and better beer events happening in Cincinnati. But we can’t let people know if we don’t know ourselves.

So it would be a lot easier being psychic. Then we’d know what’s going on. The problem is that we’d also have to know a lot of stuff we’d rather not know, like why people drink Bud Select 55. Given the choice, we’ll pass on being psychic. Besides, the collective power of the Internet is better.

Here’s what you can do to help:

  1. both@hoperatives.com is the best way to reach us.
  2. If your favorite better beer location is not in one of our listings in the left hand column, let us know. Optimally, we would love to have the location’s name, address, phone number, web site and hours if possible. But, we’d be happy with just a name to start with. We have Google and we’re not afraid to use it.
  3. If your favorite better beer restaurant or bar has a rotating tap list, send us an update when you get a chance. This is an area we really hope to expand in the future. If you like, you can even just snap a picture of it with your cell phone and email it to us (though text is preferred).
  4. If your favorite better beer location is having an event, drop us a line and let us know. Don’t assume we already know about it. You would be amazed how many events we stumble upon on FaceBook or by surfing websites.
  5. We don’t do formal reviews of anything other than beer, but we’re perfectly happy to talk about the people and places that serve better beer. Maybe you were someplace and a bartender or other server told you about something new. Or you have a place you just love and want the world to know about. Send us an e-mail! There are over 400 Hoperatives listed on the Roll Call page and more in the pipeline waiting to be processed. We’d love to hear from all of you.

It’s been said often in this space, but it’s true: Cincinnati’s not that big, but we’d hate to have to paint it. Let us know what’s happening and we’ll make sure to get the word out.

Thanks!

Carla and Tom


1Don’t get us wrong, we’re happy to get the comment. We’ll usually update the post as a result. But it just would have been nice to have the information before we posted the first time.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 5 – 11, 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.

Monday, Jan. 5th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Jan. 5th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Jan. 5th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Jan. 5th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Deschutes The Abyss.

Monday, Jan. 5th at 6:00 pm – Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Jan. 5th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Jan. 6th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Jan. 6th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Jan. 6th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Jan. 6th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

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

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

Wednesday, Jan. 7th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Jan. 7th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Jan. 7th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Jan. 7th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Jan. 8th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Jan. 8th at 4:00 pm – BlackTart Cincinnati Collaboration Beer Release at MadTree
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Jan. 8th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Jan. 8th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday beer tasting and food pairing at Kingsgate Marriott
For $12 per person, get Moerlein Helltown Rye Brown Ale paired with Skyline Chili Dip; Moerlein Bay of Bengal Double IPA paired with Mini Cheese Ball Stuffed with an Olive; Moerlein Red Hop Mess paired with Capicola, Cream Cheese, Basil, Sea Salt Canape; Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown Ale paired with Candied Pecans.

Thursday, Jan. 8th 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 – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 8th at 7:00 pm – SweetWater Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Spinnerbait Belgian-Style Red Ale, Hop Hash Double IPA and Blue. Pairings are Potato Soup, Izzy’s Famous Reuben and Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call Brian at (859) 331-4999 or email him at brian.ramey23@icloud.com

Friday, Jan. 9th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Jan. 9th at 5:00 pm – Free (Canadian) Bacon Night at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Tapping Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout. Yep, you read that right.

Friday, Jan. 9th 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.

UPDATEFriday, Jan. 9th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence
No Friday Night Flights until February 6th.

Saturday, Jan. 9th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Jan. 9th – Cincinnati Beer Week Tap Room Trolley
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 9th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, Jan. 10th – Cincinnati Beer Week Tap Room Trolley
See our earlier post for more information.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 2, 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.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Closed today, no tastings this week

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/2), it’s TBA. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/2), it’s TBA. 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 – Friday Night Flights will return later this month.

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 is Free Bacon Night and they will tapping five Blank Slate Brewing Company beers. Stop by and meet Scott the Brewer/Owner.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (1/5), Ei8ht Ball will have Deschutes The Abyss.

Marty’s Hops & Vines – Tapping Listermann’s Nutcase Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam Porter at 6:00 pm today (1/2)

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Our Better Beer Favorites from 2014

You will notice that on Hoperatives we try to avoid “Best of” lists. The problem with those kind of lists is that each of us has different tastes and preferences. What you think is the best, someone else could despise. So, we got together our contributors and created a list of our better beer favorites from this past year. We’d love to hear about your favorites from 2014 too. Just comment here or over on our Facebook page.

Tom:
• Blank Slate Pour House! We have always appreciated how Scott never takes a next step without carefully thinking it through. His new tap room was worth the wait and we’ll have a post up about it soon (after the chaos of the holidays calms down).
• The new patio and fireplace at Mt. Carmel are great! We spent a lovely Saturday afternoon there this past October talking to Mike Dewey and enjoying their Coffee Brown.

Carla:
• This year, I was very glad to see more Berliner Weisses available. Two in particular that stood out for me were Rivertown Divergent and Upland Breakfast. At the other end of the taste and color spectrum was the incredible Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout. We’ll be opening a bottle of this to ring in 2015.
• Tap & Screw Brewery – Finally the west side of Cincinnati has its own brewery. Plus, they carry a really nice selection of other local favorites on draft behind one of the biggest/longest bars in town.

John:
• The session beer trend seems to have finally arrived, especially with local beers. It’s nice to have quality beer options that are relatively lower in alcohol.
• While the continued expansion of the local beer scene is awesome, new distribution of established national breweries has also been cool. I can’t remember which have been 2014 (versus 2013) but the ones I’m happy about are Deschutes, Lagunitas, and New Belgium.

Jessica:
• For me, one of my favorite things was the introduction of The League of Extraordinary Chickows for 2015. This was a favorite of mine, not only because Chickow is a good beer, but I like the idea of not having to hunt for the variants when they are released. Since I work full time, I am usually not able to make most releases before bottles are sold out and as much as I like beer don’t want to take vacation time so I can get a bottle or two. I really like the overall idea of clubs like the League and the beer club started at Party Source and hope to see more/similar opportunities pop up next year.

Jason:
• [I had] the same thought as John. I was definitely glad to see brews from many of those breweries on local store shelves.
• Glad to have Rhinegeist cans available on this side of the river, too.

Jared:
The revival of Gose at many breweries!

Hoperatives: Our Better Beer Favorites from 2014

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 29, 2014 – Jan. 4, 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.

Don’t forget to check our annual listing of better beer locations holiday hours to help you know which ones are open and which ones aren’t for New Year’s Eve and New Year Day.

Monday, Dec. 29th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 29th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 29th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 29th starting at 11:00 am – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
EIGHT beers this week: To Ol Sur Mosaic, Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic, Stillwater Even Less Jesus, Stone Xocoveza, Founders Dark Penance, Prairie / Mikkeller American Style, Mikkeller 1000IBU and Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break. Pricing varies by beer.

Monday, Dec. 29th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 29th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Dec. 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Schwarzbier.

Wednesday, Dec. 31st from 4:00-9:00 pm – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Wednesday, Dec. 31st at 4:00 pm – Stand Pipe Imperial Stout Tapping at Old Firehouse

Thursday, Jan. 1st – HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY 6th ANNIVERSARY TO HOPERATIVES!

Friday, Jan. 2nd – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Jan. 2nd at 5:00 pm – Free Bacon Night at Ei8ht Ball
Tapping of 5 Blank Slate Brewing Company beers (Meet Scott the Brewer)

Friday, Jan. 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Jan. 3rd – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. Jan. 3rd 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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Last Minute Better Beer Gifts

No matter how hard we try or how many lists we keep, there always seems to be that one person that slipped off your list somehow. Or maybe you’re just a big old slacker who likes to wait until the last minute and you haven’t even started your holiday shopping yet. Either way, this list is for you. Everything listed here is digital so you don’t have to even drive anywhere to pick them up. And if your family celebrates later on and you still have some time, there’s also our other holiday gift guide.

1. Tickets for the Cincy Winter Beerfest – This event is consistently one of the best run beer festivals you will ever attend. Every year, they just keep getting better than the year before. If you buy by Christmas Day, you can get an early admission ticket for the price of a general admission. If you want to make it the best Valentines Day weekend you ever had, spring for the Connoisseurs Package and add on the hotel package at the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Cincinnati – Downtown. Most importantly, remember that crowds are smaller on Friday compared to Saturday.

2. Cincinnati Beer Week Tap Room Trolley – For the third year, Cincinnati Beer Week is offering their Tap Room Trolley once again. Scheduled for January 10th and 11th, there are three tours to choose from. Tour A leaves the Moerlein Lager House at 11:00 am and then heads to Old Firehouse, Mt. Carmel, Fifty West, Bad Tom and Blank Slate. Tour B leaves the Moerlein Lager House at 12:00 noon and heads to Cellar Dweller, MadTree, Listermann, Triple Digit and Rhinegeist. Tour C leaves the Moerlein Lager House at 1:00 pm and heads to Tap & Screw, Rivertown, Rock Bottom, Ei8ht Ball and the Christian Moerlein Tap Room. All three tours finish up at the Moerlein Lager House. The cost of $30 includes your bus transportation, brewery tours and a swag bag. Your beer is NOT included for these tours.

3. Craft Connection Brewery Tours Craft Cash – Want to give someone a local Cincinnati breweries tour, but not sure when they want to go or which breweries they want to visit? Here’s your answer. Just choose from either $45 (3 stop tour) or $55 (4 stop tour) options. You may purchase as many seats as you’d like. After you’ve made your purchase, they will email you a Craft Cash voucher with a unique code that can be used during checkout when booking a tour. Put it in a envelope or gift bag and you’re good to go.

4. Prohibition Resistance Tour Tickets – Once 2015 arrives, Bockfest will not be far behind. If the better beer fan on your list is into the history of beer in Cincinnati, a Prohibition Resistance Tour may be just the thing. If you want tours actually over Bockfest weekend, book the Bock or Doppelbock tours on March 6-8, 2015. The Lager and Industrious tours start being offered in April.

5. eBooks on Beer – If the better beer lover that you are buying for has a Kindle or a tablet with the Kindle app, you can get them a Kindle version of a better book on beer. You can even schedule it to arrive on Christmas Day. Here are some of our suggestions:

Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

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Holiday Hours for Better Beer Locations

As usual, we will continue to update this list as more information comes in.

BREWERIES

Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Wednesday, December 31st — 5:00 pm – 1:00 am

Blank Slate Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Christian Moerlein Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 4:00 – 9:00 pm with growler specials
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Listermann Brewing / Triple Digit
Wednesday, December 24th — 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 10:00 am – 1:00 am (Special beer toast at Midnight)
Thursday, January 1st — 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

MadTree Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Mt. Carmel Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Old Firehouse Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 4:00 pm – “when folks leave”
Thursday, January 1st — 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm

Rhinegeist Brewing
Wednesday, December 31st — New Year’s Eve Bash
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Rivertown Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Tap & Screw Brewery
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

BREWPUBS

Fifty West Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed Open for bar service 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — Beer dinner from 6:00-9:00 pm, Tasting specials from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Hofbräuhaus Newport
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

BEER STORES

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Everything’s d’ Vine
Wednesday, December 31st — 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed
Friday, January 2nd — Closed

Halfcut
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Main Street Wine and Spirits
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Market Wines
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Marty’s Hops and Vines
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Party Source
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 31st — 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Thursday, January 1st — 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Whole Foods Cincinnati
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

RESTAURANTS/BARS/PUBS

Arthur’s Café – Anderson
Wednesday, December 31st — Closing at 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Arthur’s Café – Hyde Park
Wednesday, December 31st — Closing at 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

The Brass Tap – U Square
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Buckhead Mountain Grill
Wednesday, December 24th — Closing at 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — Closed
Thursday, January 1st — Regular hours

Holler Hops & Grill
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Opening at 6:00 pm – Customer appreciation

Molly Malones Irish Pub & Restaurant Covington
Wednesday, December 24th — Closing at 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Opening at 7:00 pm

Taste of Belgium Clifton
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for brunch

Taste of Belgium OTR
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for brunch (doors open at 7:00 am)

Zip’s Café Mt Lookout
Wednesday, December 24th — 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — 10:30 am – 11:00 pm

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 22 – 28, 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.

We will be publishing our annual listing of better beer locations holiday hours tomorrow to help you know which ones are open and which ones aren’t.

Monday, Dec. 22nd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 22nd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 22nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 22nd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Two beers this week: Avery The Beast Grand Cru and Victory Earth & Flame. Pricing varies by beer. For next week’s Rare Keg Monday, they are planning to have eight beers.

Monday, Dec. 22nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Half liters of Weizen for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Bell’s Flight Night at the Growler House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover Launch Party at Cock & Bull Mainstrasse

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd from 6:00-10:00 pm – West Sixth Tap Takeover at Half Cut
Beers include Christmas Ale, Heller Heaven, Bryan Avenue Blonde, Smithtown Brown and Nitro Creamsicle- American Pale Ale.

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Dec. 24th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Dec. 24th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Great Lakes.

Wednesday, Dec. 24th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Thursday, Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, Dec. 26th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Saturday, Dec. 27th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. 27th 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: Dec. 19, 2014

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.

HAPPY GRAND OPENING TO TAP & SCREW BREWERY! They officially open their doors today at 3:00 pm. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

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 (12/19), the beers are Lexington Honey Barrel Brown Ale, New Belgium Frambozen, Ridgeway Reindeer Droppings and Mikkeller Better Half IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (12/19), it’s beers from Rhinegeist. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (12/19), it’s TBA. 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 – Friday Night Flights are done for 2014 and will return in 2015.

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 – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (12/22), Ei8ht Ball will have TBA.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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