Hoperatives Beer Trivia at Moerlein Malt House – Feb. 19th

We know you like better beer, but do you like team trivia? Want to try a special beer themed team trivia competition? Join us at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House for Hoperatives Beer Trivia as well as a a special keg tapping of a super hopped specialty release. All we know for sure is that the beer’s base is OTR and it may have oak essence. Hmmm…

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Beer trivia starts promptly at 6:00 pm and will wrap up in time for the regular trivia at 8:00 pm. Actually, we’re shooting for around an hour in length.

No cost to play – just bring your team, talk beer and maybe win some prizes including shirts, stickers, and gift certificates. We are even supplying a special prize for our favorite beer related team name.

See you there, Hoperatives!

— Carla and Tom

Christian Moerlein

To Have Hoperatives Happenings Or Not

Back in 2009, we asked you if we throw it, will you come? You resoundingly said, “yes” and we held our first Hoperatives Happenings a month later at Rock Bottom.

Since then, we’ve gathered at Rock Bottom two more times, Dilly Café three times, Arnold’s Bar and Grill twice, Hebron Brew Haus, The Pub at Rookwood Mews, Olives, Vito’s Café, Teller’s of Hyde Park and Nicholson’s. We also did a beer dinner at The Summit and a Burger & Beers event at the Party Source. Our last Hoperatives Happening was this October at Dilly.

The formula was simple: better beer locations provided our registered members with nibbles (the location could define that however they liked) and we bought our own beer. In addition, we all got to meet more believers in better beer. And we scheduled them on nights when the hosting location was likely to not be busy.

However, our numbers started to dwindle. Where we used to have 40 – 50 Hoperatives at a Happening, we began to have more like twenty or maybe just a dozen or so. Because these events take a lot of work to set (both on our part and on the part of the hosting location), we decided to put them on hold for a while.

Having talked it over, we decided to ask all of you what you thought and wanted. So we’re asking. Do you want us to start holding Hoperatives Happenings again? Are there any better beer locations you would suggest as a location? Are there any locations you would like to re-visit? Any other suggestions? We do these events for all of you so we really want your input. If you prefer, we’re also going to be posting a link to this on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/hoperatives) so you can respond there or you can drop us an email at both @ hoperatives.com.

So, once again, we are asking… If we throw it, will you come?

A Quick Tour of Hoperatives (A Bi-Monthly Post)

Since we’ve picked up some new readers, we thought it was time to run this quick tour of Hoperatives again. Step this way please…

On Mondays, we publish “This Week in Beer” and on Fridays, we publish the “Growlers and Tastings Report”. Most Tuesdays, we have our “Traveling Tuesday” post on a better beer location outside the greater Cincinnati area. The other days are filled with local Cincinnati beer news, beer reviews and posts from our regular contributors John Lavelle, Jared Whalen, Jason Rust (aka Puddin’), Stephen Marks and Chris McGreevy. We also have great guest contributors like tisenfine.

You can also find Hoperatives on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hoperatives and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hoperatives. If you use Google calendar, you can add our Hoperatives Cincinnati beer events calendar just by clicking here and then click the button in the bottom right corner to add it to your Google calendar.

Looking for books on brewing history in Cincinnati and beyond or possibly beer accessories? Check out our new Bookstore and Beer Wares links in the left hand column. Let us know if there’s a book or item we are missing.

If you are a believer in better beer (in Cincinnati and beyond) and you’ll like to make that official, you should be a Hoperative. All you have to do is drop an email message to rollcall@hoperatives.com with your name and location to join our ranks and get your roll call number. You can see the 337 already registered Hoperatives on our Roll Call page.

The best way Hoperatives grows is through the input of our readers. We love hearing your suggestions. Watch for a survey soon on how you had give us even more input!

So welcome! We welcome you (or welcome you back) and raise a pint of better beer in your honor!

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

— Carla and Tom

A Quick Tour of Hoperatives (A Bi-Monthly Post)

Since we’ve picked up some new readers, we thought it was time to run this quick tour of Hoperatives again. Step this way please…

On Mondays, we publish “This Week in Beer” and on Fridays, we publish the “Growlers and Tastings Report”. Most Tuesdays, we have our “Traveling Tuesday” post on a better beer location outside the greater Cincinnati area. The other days are filled with local Cincinnati beer news, beer reviews and posts from our regular contributors John Lavelle, Jared Whalen, Jason Rust (aka Puddin’), Stephen Marks and Chris McGreevy. We also have great guest contributors like tisenfine.

You can also find Hoperatives on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hoperatives and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hoperatives. If you use Google calendar, you can add our Hoperatives Cincinnati beer events calendar just by clicking here and then click the button in the bottom right corner to add it to your Google calendar.

Looking for books on brewing history in Cincinnati and beyond or possibly beer accessories? Check out our new Bookstore and Beer Wares links in the left hand column. Let us know if there’s a book or item we are missing.

If you are a believer in better beer (in Cincinnati and beyond) and you’ll like to make that official, you should be a Hoperative. All you have to do is drop an email message to rollcall@hoperatives.com with your name and location to join our ranks and get your roll call number. You can see the 337 already registered Hoperatives on our Roll Call page.

The best way Hoperatives grows is through the input of our readers. We love hearing your suggestions. Watch for a survey soon on how you had give us even more input!

So welcome! We welcome you (or welcome you back) and raise a pint of better beer in your honor!

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

— Carla and Tom

A Quick Tour of Hoperatives (A Bi-Monthly Post)

Since we’ve picked up some new readers, we thought it was time to run this quick tour of Hoperatives again. Step this way please…

On Mondays, we publish “This Week in Beer” and on Fridays, we publish the “Growlers and Tastings Report”. Most Tuesdays, we have our “Traveling Tuesday” post on a better beer location outside the greater Cincinnati area. The other days are filled with local Cincinnati beer news, beer reviews and posts from our regular contributors John Lavelle, Jared Whalen and Jason Rust aka Puddin’. We also have great guest contributors like Stephen Marks and tisenfine.

You can also find Hoperatives on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hoperatives and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hoperatives. If you use Google calendar, you can add our Hoperatives Cincinnati beer events calendar just by clicking here and then click the button in the bottom right corner to add it to your Google calendar.

Looking for books on brewing history in Cincinnati and beyond or possibly beer accessories? Check out our new Bookstore and Beer Wares links in the left hand column. Let us know if there’s a book or item we are missing.

If you are a believer in better beer (in Cincinnati and beyond) and you’ll like to make that official, you should be a Hoperative. All you have to do is drop an email message to rollcall@hoperatives.com with your name and location to join our ranks and get your roll call number. You can see the 325 already registered Hoperatives on our Roll Call page (and we have more we still need to add).

The best way Hoperatives grows is through the input of our readers. We love hearing your suggestions. Watch for a survey soon on how you had give us even more input!

So welcome! We welcome you (or welcome you back) and raise a pint of better beer in your honor!

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

— Carla and Tom

Reminder – September Hoperatives Happening at Dilly Cafe

It’s just over two weeks away! Get your reservations in now for our new Hoperatives Happening!

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 26th at 6:00 pm! Our next Hoperatives Happening is ready to go at Dilly Cafe in Mariemont. We’re going to focus on all of the Oktoberfest and pumpkin ales (Peanut is thinking probably four of each). We met with Chuck today and finalized the plans. As usual, Dilly Cafe is going to put out some nibbles for us and you will just be responsible for buying your own beer. If the weather is good, we’ll be out on the patio. And, of course, we’re working on some giveaways.

Who: Believers in Better Beer!
What: September Hoperatives Happening!
Where: Dilly Cafe in Mariemont
When: Monday, September 26th at 6:00 pm

You can RSVP on Facebook or by sending an email to happenings@hoperatives.com (please include your Hoperatives number if you have one). Guests are welcome!

Very excited about this already!

–Tom and Carla

September Hoperatives Happening is Set!

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 26th at 6:00 pm! Our next Hoperatives Happening is ready to go at Dilly Cafe in Mariemont. We’re going to focus on all of the Oktoberfest and pumpkin ales (Peanut is thinking probably four of each). We met with Chuck today and finalized the plans. As usual, Dilly Cafe is going to put out some nibbles for us and you will just be responsible for buying your own beer. If the weather is good, we’ll be out on the patio. And, of course, we’re working on some giveaways.

Who: Believers in Better Beer!
What: September Hoperatives Happening!
Where: Dilly Cafe in Mariemont
When: Monday, September 26th at 6:00 pm

You can RSVP on Facebook or by sending an email to happenings@hoperatives.com (please include your Hoperatives number if you have one). Guests are welcome!

Very excited about this already!

–Tom and Carla

This Week in Beer: August 8 – 14, 2011

Wednesday, August 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, August 11th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Gumball Head Keg Tapping at the Party Source
Growlers – $14.99, limit one per customer

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 pm – HOPERATIVES HAPPENING and Mug Club Tapping of Silver Mullet Mild at Rock Bottom Brewery
We’re going back to where it all began! Join us for the second anniversary Hoperatives Happening, a gathering of believers in better beer! Enjoy the tapping of Rock Bottom’s Silver Mullet Mild, nosh on complimentary appetizers and maybe even win a prize. RSVP on Facebook or by sending an email to happenings@hoperatives.com​ (please include your Hoperatives number if you have one). Guests are welcome! If you are not a Rock Bottom Mug Club member yet, you can sign up on the spot.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
This week’s theme is “Kentucky: The ‘Brew-grass’ State” including Quaff Bros. and BBC.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
With the addition of their Hyde Park location, Cock & Bull has changed their web site and no longer lists upcoming pint night information. They do seem to (sometimes) announce the beers for each location Thursday mornings on their Facebook page. We will try to update here when we get the information.
UPDATE: Thanks to Hoperative Holly, we now have the beers for this week’s pint nights: Covington – Magic Hat #9, Glendale – Sam Adams Oktoberfest, and Hyde Park – New Holland Beer Hive.

Friday, August 12th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Flowing Fridays Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Covington and Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, August 12th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, August 13th – Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas

Saturday, August 13th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

Reminder – August Hoperatives Happening at Rock Bottom

It’s just over two weeks away! Get your RSVP in today for our next Hoperatives Happening!

We’re going back to where it all began – Rock Bottom! Join us for the second anniversary Hoperatives Happening, a gathering of believers in better beer on Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 pm! Enjoy the tapping of Rock Bottom’s Silver Mullet Mild, nosh on complimentary appetizers and maybe even win a prize. If you’ve never been before, a Hoperatives Happening is a gathering of “believers in better beer” where we meet, discover new friends and drink great beer. We’ll have some pint glasses and other goodies to give away.

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
10 Fountain Square
Cincinnati, OH
http://www.rockbottom.com/cincinnati

You can RSVP on Facebook or by sending an email to happenings@hoperatives.com (please include your Hoperatives number if you have one). Guests are welcome!

Hope to see many of you there!

–Tom and Carla

August Hoperatives Happening at Rock Bottom – 8/11/11

We’re going back to where it all began – Rock Bottom! Join us for the second anniversary Hoperatives Happening, a gathering of believers in better beer on Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 pm! Enjoy the tapping of Rock Bottom’s Silver Mullet Mild, nosh on complimentary appetizers and maybe even win a prize. If you’ve never been before, a Hoperatives Happening is a gathering of “believers in better beer” where we meet, discover new friends and drink great beer. We’ll have some pint glasses and other goodies to give away.

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
10 Fountain Square
Cincinnati, OH
http://www.rockbottom.com/cincinnati

You can RSVP on Facebook or by sending an email to happenings@hoperatives.com (please include your Hoperatives number if you have one). Guests are welcome!

Hope to see many of you there!

–Tom and Carla