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Sad day for Cincinnati beer

The Cincinnati beer community has lost one of its greatest boosters. Mike Cisneros, Sr. the founder, host, and heart of the Cincy Brewcast, passed away last night from a stroke.  Mike combined his passion for beer with his passion for

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Annual April Fool’s Day Post

April 1 snuck up on me this year. In past years we’ve published a review of Cincinnati water, covered the announcement of a brewery sponsored by the Second Primitive Chuch of Satan (Reformed), and announced the secret collaboration between Dogfish Head and AB-InBev.

Posted in General Comment, Opinion

Traveling Tuesday: Carillon Brewing, Dayton, OH

When I was an undergraduate I went to a college in East Texas. We used to joke that it was three hours from Houston, three hours from Dallas, and fifty years from anywhere. Going to Carillon Brewing Company in Dayton

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Short’s Brewing Entering Ohio and Indiana Markets

Good news for people I know who go to Michigan frequently. After the second week in March I will no longer be asking you to bring me back Short’s Huma Lupa Licious. The Bellaire, MI-based brewery has announced that it has

Posted in Breweries Beyond, Local Tagged with: ,

Sierra Nevada: Craft Beer Walt Disney World

The meaning of the word ‘craft’ in ‘craft beer’ is a never-ending discussion among beer folk. That’s partly due to the fact it’s most often discussed when people are drinking. No one knows when to shut up. It’s also because

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Blank Slate to Focus Its Efforts to Meet Demand

Blank Slate Brewing has announced that they will begin to limit their distribution to Hamilton County starting this week. In a blog post on the brewery’s website, owner Scott LaFollette gave the reasoning behind the move: As we have begun

Posted in Local Breweries, Opinion Tagged with:

Happy AHA Big Brew Day!

The main reason Hoperatives exists is to celebrate beer culture, especially as it’s found in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Today is a day we want to give a shout-out to a group of people who definitely put the

Posted in Homebrew, Local, Local Events

You Heard It Here Last: Braxton Brewing Opens March 27th

So Braxton Brewing finally has an opening date: Friday, March 27th, 2015. Shauna Steigerwald over at the Enquirer has written a really nice piece about it. It’s impossible to feel anything but happy for the brewing team of Evan Rouse,

Posted in Local

Braxton Brewing Adds Full-Time Brewer to Staff

Braxton Brewing has announced the addition of a full-time brewer to its staff in advance of its opening later this winter. Longtime home brewer Conan Crofoot will join the brewery this Monday, January 12, 2015. “Conan is truly a passionate

Posted in Local, Local Breweries

‘Hopnosis’ at The Comet begins at 4PM Friday, December 5.

Hopnosis, the annual gathering of the hopheads at The Comet in Northside begins this Friday, December 5, at 4pm and runs until 1am. Then everyone goes home for a few hours and comes back at 4pm on the 6th to

Posted in Local Events, Local Restaurants/Bars/Pubs


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