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Show the World You’re a Hoperative!

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

Posted in About, Housekeeping

A Quick Tour of Hoperatives

New to our web site? Check out this quick tour of Hoperatives again. Step this way please… On Mondays, we publish “This Week in Beer” and on Fridays, we publish the “Tastings and Tappings Report”. Some Tuesdays, we have our

Posted in About, Housekeeping

BREW 100: Window Sill Tapping at MadTree – 8/5 at 2 pm

The third in series of beers designed by Carla’s BREW 100 class is set to be tapped this Friday at 2:00 pm at MadTree. If you recall, the first two were Gramma (an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie stout brewed at

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Thanks for the validation!

To say that we have been overwhelmed by the responses we’ve received since our Hoperatives: Where We Stand Now post came out on Tuesday would be an understatement. We asked that you let us know what you thought and you

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Braxton Brewing to Release Oktober Fuel Lager

The Fall is a cruel time for craft brewers. There are beers specific to every season, but no other four month period whips through as many different beers as the Fall. Between now and December breweries will be expected to

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Canned Beers We Love Right Now: August 12, 2015

We are mixing things up a bit again this week and talking about canned beers that we love right now. Like the Beers We Love Right Now posts, these aren’t be long reviews analyzing the beers available in cans, just

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Over-The-Rhine Wood Derby – August 22nd

You may have noticed that we’ve been traveling quite a bit this summer. Since May, we’ve each had five trips (four together and one each separately). The one thing that was the same for all of them was driving and

Posted in Local Breweries, Local Events

MadTree and Pink Boots to Raise Money for Burned Brewer

You may have noticed this entry from our This Week in Beer post on Monday, but we wanted to give you a bit more information and encourage you to stop by tomorrow and help out a burned brewer. From the

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Beers for 2015 Northside Rock & Roll Carnival

The annual event that is the Northside Rock & Roll Carnival is almost upon us. Both MadTree Brewing and Cavalier Distributing are Star Sponsors while Mt. Carmel Brewing is a Red Sponsor and will be bringing their beer ambulance. BEER

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What Beer Would You Take?

Back in November of 2010, we were lucky enough to attend the Inaugural Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder, Colorado. We went to Oskar Blues and Boulder Brewery. Met amazing beer professionals like Mariah Calagione of Dogfish Head, Greg Koch of

Posted in Beer Travel, Blogging, Local Breweries


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