This Week in Beer: August 28 – Sept. 3, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, August 28th at 5:00 – Rare Beer Monday at Braxton Labs

Monday, August 28th at 8:00 pm – Industry Night Beer Olympics at Olde Towne Tavern

Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00 pm – Dog Days and IPAs at Landlocked Social House

Wednesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, August 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Dogfish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 31st at 5:00 pm – Donut and Beer Pairing with Deschutes Brewing at The Lackman

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House–Meet the Brewery Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover at Queen City Radio

Thursday, August 31st at 4:00 pm – Dreamsicle Can Release Party at MadTree Brewing

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 pm – Bircus Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Fifty West Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 10:00 am – Brass Monkey and Junkie Can Release at Listermann Brewing

Sunday, Sept. 3rd at Noon – Fireworks Party at Wooden Cask Brewing

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Quarter Barrel Brewery’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Quarter Barrel Hamilton image
Clicking the image opens the GoFundMe page.
Oxford, OH brewpub Quarter Barrel Brewing announced a $40,000 crowdfunding campaign on July 12. The GoFundMe-based campaign is intended to support the construction of a second, larger, location in Hamilton, OH. Construction at the corner of Main and B streets has begun with plans including a five-barrel brewery, a restaurant with a farm-to-table menu similar to the Oxford location, and a rooftop deck overlooking the Great Miami River and downtown Hamilton. Plans are for the location to open sometime in Fall.

It’s not news that a local brewery is launching a crowdfunding campaign. It would be news, in fact, if a month went by where one of them wasn’t. Besides the familiar Kickstarter and GoFundMe sites, there is at least one crowdfunding platform (CrowdBrewed) specifically dedicated to raising money for breweries.  One analysis of 587 campaigns found that barely half of those efforts succeeded with an average of a just over  $21,000 raised. Play your cards right and  you can await death and taxes in a taproom that was part of an inevitable crowdfunding effort.

How to talk about crowdfunding is also a problem.  We’ve written about efforts here in the past and have reposted  announcements for others on Facebook and Twitter. Carla and I have both contributed to different ones under our own names in the past. We disclose that fact if we write about the campaigns while they’re active.  This particular campaign falls in that category.   We were only asked to publicize the campaign and were not offered (nor would we accept) anything other than whatever is included in our chosen pledge level. But there are so many campaigns. We could never write about — much less contribute to — all of them.

So why talk about any crowdfunding effort at all? Part of what I think sets small, local, breweries apart from their much, much larger kin is the community-building that happens as a result. I’m not aware of any business that wouldn’t be thrilled to have people just send them money. Heck, you can send me money.1 I’m pretty sure I can dig up a sticker somewhere. But that’s not really what these appeals are about. They’re about forging a connection between a brewery and someone who lives in that community.2

Quarter Barrel’s owner and brewer Brandon Ney has captured that sentiment perfectly in his appeal:

If you’ve never opened a restaurant before, then allow us to applaud your life choices. It isn’t cheap. A brewpub, even less so. Taken as a whole, including the build-out and property, the capital outlay for this project is over a million dollars. We are seeking to crowd fund under four percent of the total budget, or about forty thousand dollars.

Crowd funding is like your cousin asking to borrow money that you both know you’ll never see again. But we sincerely reject the idea of asking for something for nothing. So we are offering several considerations in return for your generous donation. This way we all ultimately come away with something: the best restaurant and brewpub in Butler County.

Carla and I have known Brandon through our involvement with the U.S. Open Beer Championships. The only reason we don’t stop at Quarter Barrel when we’re in Oxford is if they’re closed. The beers brewed there are outstanding. The Lavosh flatbreads are the healthiest thing with which I have an unhealthy relationship. There are other things on the menu. I’m sure they’re delicious, but I always get the Lavosh. Oxford technically falls outside the Hoperatives coverage area, but the Hamilton/Middletown/Monroe corridor is becoming a very important part of the Cincinnati beer scene. Quarter Barrel will join Municipal Brew Works in making sure each end of the Main Street bridge is close to a brewery.

Later this week we’ll be featuring a crowdfunding appeal that is equally dear to our hearts. Stay tuned.


1 But if you’re liking the idea of sending us money, remember you can always leave a tip over there in the right sidebar. Just saying.
2Please don’t misunderstand me. We have breweries here in town that serve large regions and still make community-building central to their efforts. Crowdfunding is one way to build a personal connection. It’s not the only way.

 

This Week in Beer: July 24 – 30, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, July 25th at 4:00 pm – Keylime Pie and Vanilla Keypunch Bottle Release at Urban Artifact

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, July 26th at 4:15 pm – Woltermelon Blonde Release at Municipal Brew Works

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Terrapin Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Habits Café

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Ballast Point Sour Wench Tapping at Pies and Pints at the Banks

Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30 pm – Summer Beer Dinner with The Jaded Fork at Streetside Brewery

Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, July 27th-Saturday, July 29th – Sixpoint Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Latitude 42 Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Wooden Cask 7th St Run Off Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Taft’s :0027 Lager Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Great Divide White Water Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Urban Artifact Beer Dinner at Coppin’s

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Shiner Toast Our Troops Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Fifty West Golden Ticket Beer Dinner at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Friday, July 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – ? Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, July 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, July 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, July 28th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Little Kings Draftstravaganza at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Friday, July 28th from 6:00pm-Midnight – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: June 19 – 25, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

HAPPY CINCINNATI BEER WEEK! Check out the schedule On their website for even more events for this week.

Through Saturday, June 24th – Cincinnati Beer Week Voting at Hebron Brew Haus

Through Saturday, June 24th – Cincinnati Beer Week at Darkness Brewing

Monday, June 19th-Wednesday, June 21st – 3 Days and 3 PAs at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Monday, June 19th-Tuesday, June 20th – Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Around the World at the Lackman

Monday, June 19th at 7:00 pm – Cincy Beer Week Tap Takeover at the Crazy Fox Saloon

Tuesday, June 20th-Sunday, June 25th – Anniversary Week at Nine Giant

Tuesday, June 20th at 7:00 pm – Get to Know GPO at Listermann Brewing

Wednesday, June 21st at 9:00 am – Tap Out with Lehr’s Beers at Lehr’s Prime Market

Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Tapping Darwin’s Delight at Fibonacci Brewing

Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Pride Night at Market Wines

Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Taft’s Pint Night benefiting Caracole at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Brooklyn Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House

Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm – The Impact of Hop Additions at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 22nd at 12:00 pm – Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotsman at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm – Start of Summer Pint Night at Queen City Radio

Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm – Cappy’s Beer Week at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm – The Woodburn Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm – Founders Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s Covington

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Takeover Karaoke Night at Wunderbar

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Collaborative Beer Dinner featuring Christian Moerlein at Bauer Farm Kitchen

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Brews and Bites at the Party Source

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Tap Takeover at the Gruff

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Curious Traveler Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm – Beer Week Live Trivia at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm – Clermont County’s Beer Week at Lehr’s Prime Market

Friday, June 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 23rd from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm – Moerlein and Friends at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 am – Ballast Point Bob-A-Palooza at Buffalo Bob’s Independence

Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 am – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, June 24th at 2:00 pm – Street Pub Cincinnati by Deschutes Brewing

Saturday, June 24th at 3:00 pm – Beer Olympics at the Turnpike Tavern

Saturday, June 24th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at The Gruff

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: May 29 – June 4, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, May 29th at 11:00 am – Graeter’s Glass Giveaway at Incline Public House

Monday, May 29th at 12:00 pm – Memorial Day Bash at Brink Brewing

Monday, May 29th-Wednesday, May 31st – Braxton Tap Takeover at Brothers Newport

Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm – Great Lakes Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm – Fat Heads / MadTree Collaboration at Zip’s Café

Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Habits Café

Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, June 1st from 5:00-8:00 pm – Tropical Truth Ice Cream Social at Rhinegeist

Thursday, June 1st from 5:00-8:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House Can Launch at O’Bryan’s Wine & Spirits

Thursday, June 1st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Rockmill Brewery Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock and Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm – Kwaremont Kick Off at Taste of Belgium at the Banks

Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 2nd-Saturday, June 3rd – 2017 Valley Vineyards Wine and Beer Festival

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-8:00 pm – Warped Wing Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Uinta Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-11:00 pm – Lagunitas Takes Gypsys

Friday, June 2nd from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 am – Sabotage and Babycat Meowface Can Release at Listermann’s Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: May 15-21, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

HAPPY AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK!

Monday, May 15th at 7:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Jack’s Hard Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm – Beat the Brewers Trivia with Fifty West at Northside Yacht Club

Wednesday, May 17th-Saturday, May 20th – Chickow! Day and BA Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing

Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – May Beer Dinner with Dogfish Head at Moerlein Lager House

Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Pint Night at Nine Giant

Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm – A Tavola and Fifty West Autostrada IPA Release Party at A Tavola Pizza Madeira

Thursday, May 18th – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at the Growler House

Thursday, May 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – West Sixth Belgian Blonde Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Revamp Pint Night at Cock and Bull Glendale

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Weihenstephaner Boot Night at Cock and Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm – Great Flood Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, May 19th from 11:00 am-12:00am – Pork & Sour with Urban Artifact at Envision Cinemas

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Jackie O’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – New Holland Sampling and More at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, May 19th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, May 19th-Sunday, May 21st – Germania Society Maifest at Germania Park

Friday, May 19th at 6:30 pm – Figleaf vs. Streetside–Battle of the Rookies at Flipside Liberty

Friday, May 19th at 7:00 pm – Local 45 Tapping at Wooden Cask Brewing

Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 pm – Revolution Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Sunday, May 21st at 12:00 pm – Chunky Brewster Launch Party at Rhinegeist

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: April 24 – 30, 2017

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.

Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Maibock.

Thursday, April 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, April 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Nickelbrook Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Naughty Neighbor, Immodest IIPA, Bolshevik Bastard, Cafe Del Bastardo, and Winey Bastard.

Thursday, April 27th 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 – Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Glendale – Fifty West Fuzzy Feeling and Hyde Park – Bell’s Oberon.

Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 pm – Sixpoint Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 28th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Great Lakes Brewing at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, April 28th from 4:00-8:00 pm – Moerlein OTR Ale’s 10th Anniversary Keg Tapping at Market Wines

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Elk Creek Winery

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s (both locations)
This week, it’s Southern Tier at Fairfield and West Sixth at Eastgate.

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Friday, April 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town
It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. 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.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 1:00 pm – Moerlein OTR TrAle Pub Tour
See their Facebook event page from more information.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 3:00 pm – Rhinegeist FCC Watch Party/Foosball Tourney at BC’s Bottle Lodge
For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 4:00 pm – Firkin Fest at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Sunday, April 30th at 10:00 am – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries at Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House
See http://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries-april for more information and to purchase your tickets.

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: April 21, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Holler Hops and Grill – 5th Anniversary Celebration Saturday and Sunday. More information available on their Facebook event page.

Urban Artifact – 2nd Anniversary Party Saturday starting at 11:00 am. Six different bottles to be released including Wine Barrel Palmistry, three fruited versions of Escapement, and Perpetuum 2015 & 2016. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

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 beers from Dank IPA at Fairfield and from Sixpoint at Eastgate.

Lehr’s Prime Market – MadTree Tap Takeover Friday from 5:00-8:00 pm. Beers include Citra High Imperial IPA, Experimetal Pale Ale, Passionfruit Tart Ale, Axis Mundi, and one more still to be determined.

Mecklenburg Gardens – Frühling Keg Tapping & Pig Roast Friday at 6:00 pm. Pricing and more information available at their Facebook event page.

Midway Café Fort Thomas – MDA charity event. $1 of every Rhinegeist Hustle and Cougar goes to Muscular Dystrophy Association.

OTR Biergarten – Featuring beers from this weekend. They will be pouring Breathitt County Blonde Ale and Fink Red Rye. The April Biergarten hours are Saturday, 11am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-4 pm.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. 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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – MadTree 12 Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include PSA, Happy Amber, Lift, PsycHOPathy, PassionFruit Tart Ale, Bockaveli, All in the Hips, Four Mile, Chamomile Levanto, BA Ye Olde Battering Ram, BA Axis Mundi (2015), BA Rubus Cacao, and a Surprise Keg.

Braxton Brewing – Tinker Tapping Friday at 5:00 pm. Tinker is a tart sour golden ale. Fireside Pizza will be on site.

Buffalo Bob’s Mt. Zion – Mile Wide Tap Takeover Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Army Had a Half Day IPA, IdleWild Pale Ale, and White Ale.

Dilly. Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop. – Saturday at 4:00 pm you can celebrate Earth Day by drinking beer. Get a free sapling with purchase of a MadTree beer. They will have PsycHOPathy and Bourbon Barrel aged Ye Old Battering Ram.

Hofbräuhaus Newport – Celebrate the 501st anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot with $5 beers.

Listermann Brewing – BA Horchata and Blueberry Lime Tart bottle release Sunday at noon.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives: Tastings and Tappings Report

This Week in Beer: April 3 – 9, 2017

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. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

HAPPY OPENING DAY! LET’S PLAY BALL!

Monday, April 3rd at 8:00 am – 3rd Annual Season Opener at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 am – Opening Day Festivities at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 am – Opening Day Kegs and Eggs at Rhinegeist
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Celebrate Opening Day at MadTree
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Rally on the Square with MadTree Beer
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 11:00 am – Braxton & Baseball
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 12:00 pm – Opening Day Parade and After Party at MOTR
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 12:00 pm – Opening Day at Darkness Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Month Day from 5:00-10:00 pm – Woodburn Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Cedar IPA, Double IPA, Berliner, Steinpils, Han Solo, Amber, Breakfast Porter, Chocolate Mint Stout, and Barleywine.

Thursday, Month Day at 6:00-9:00 pm – Crooked Handle Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Crickey! English Mild, Matchstick Amber, Bomb’s Away, and BA Roadside PB Porter.

Thursday, Month Day 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, Month Day at 7:00 pm – Highland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: March 17, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY! – See our earlier post for special beer events today.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Narrow Path Brewing – Grand Opening today starting at 8:00 am. Their motto is “Craft. Community. Cause.” and they are proving it by having a portions of today’s proceeds go to COTA in honor of Henry Rogers, a little boy from Loveland who is in need of a kidney transplant.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Christian Moerlein Brewing and Moerlein Lager House – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

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 beers from “bodacious brews from St. Patrick Party” at Fairfield and from MadTree at Eastgate.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – Saturday Brunch Series with Fifty West at 11:00 am.
1st course: Doom Pedal White Ale paired with a Cod fish cake with citrus butter sauce. 2nd course: Going Plaid Scotch ale paired with a Scotch Egg with sweet mustard sauce and blackberry jam. 3rd course: Paycheck’s Porter paired with Cheesecake bites with chocolate and caramel drizzle and sea salt. Cost is $29 and Reservations required. Call (513) 681-4222 or stop in.
Beverage substitution and vegetarian options upon request.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. 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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Founders Pint Night Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include All Day IPA, Red’s Rye, Curmudgeon, Imperial Stout, Frootwood (Tapping @ 5pm), and KBS (Tapping @ 5pm).

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover Saturday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Pineapple Truth and Habanero Truth, along with Juicy Truth, Knowledge, Bubbles, and more.

Gypsy’s Mainstrasse – MadTree HOP EXTRAvaganza Saturday at 1:00 pm. Beers include Citra High, Experimental Pale Ale, Galaxy High, PSA, PsycHOPathy, Rounding Third, and TreeSearch 10.3.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives: Tastings and Tappings Report