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.

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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

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This Week in Beer: April 17 – 23, 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.

Tuesday, April 18th from 6:00-11:50 pm – Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Gypsys
Beer include Lagunitas IPA, Little Sumpin’ Ale, Lagunitas Lucky 13, Citrusinensis, Death & Taxes Black Lager, and Fusion #39.

Tuesday, April 18th from 7:00 pm – Founders Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00-11:50 pm – Craft Beer Series: Three Floyds at Habits Café
Beers include Necron 99, Gumballhead, and Alpha King.

Thursday, April 20th-Saturday, April 22nd – Jackie O’s 40 Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, April 20th 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 – Franziskaner, Glendale – Bell’s Oberon and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Aprihop.

Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: April 10 – 16, 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.

Wednesday, April 12th at 5:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball BLOWOUT at Dickmann’s
Beers include Prodigal Son, Home Alone, Trisour Hops, Brahmfest, Det Lager, Daltons Kriek, and K-Hole.

Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm – Dark Horse Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $60 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Seating is limited. Make reservations in advance by registering at http://bit.ly/2nvfFJe.
BEER RECEPTION: Dark Horse Brewing Raspberry Ale and Moerlein Lager House Mango Hefe.
FIRST COURSE: Dark Horse Rain in Blood Orange Pale Ale paired with Brie “en carozza”, Jalapeno and Orange Marmalade, Smoked Honey
SECOND COURSE: Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale paired with Aleppo Crusted Ahi Tuna, Plantain Chips, Tropical Salsa, Agave Nectar, Hibiscus
THIRD COURSE: Dark Horse Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout paired with Pork and Lemongrass Dumpling, Young Coconut Broth, Crispy Vermicelli Noodles, Ponzu
FOURTH COURSE: Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale paired with Lamb Meatloaf, Blue Cheese, Haricot Vert, Wee Heavy Ketchup
DESSERT: Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale paired with Nutella Milkshake, Hazelnut Praline

Thursday, April 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Prairie Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Bomb!, Funky Gold Citra, Standard, Pe-Kan, and Vous Francais.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Epic Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Big Bad Baptist, Brainless on Cherries, Elder Brett, Tart N’ Juicy, and Los Locos.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Special Tapping at Sammy’s Craft Burgers and Beers
Beers include Trotwood Lager, Gamma Bomb IPA, Exp Lemondrop Pale Ale (Rare), and Night Velvet Belgium Strong Ale with Plums (Rare).

Thursday, April 13th 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 – MadTree Rounding Third, Glendale – Deschutes Fresh Squeeze IPA and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Juicy Truth.

Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm – Braxton & Rhinegeist Battle of the Escape Room Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

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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

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This Week in Beer: March 27 – April 2, 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.

Monday, March 27th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Oberon Trivia Night and the Pub at Crestview Hills

Tuesday, March 28th at 4:00 pm – Phrenology Bottle Release at Urban Artifact

Wednesday, March 29th at 5:00 pm – Charitable Suds at Rhinegeist
This week, it benefits ArtsWave.

Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Hopfen Spezial Pale Lager.

Thursday, March 30th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Bell’s Oberon Launch Party at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, March 30th at 5:00 pm – The Lesser Path Launch at Blank Slate Brewing

Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia
Beers include Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, 1957 English Mild Ale, Dead Blow brewed with Starter Coffee, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, Haven Hefeweizen, Ignitor Maibock, Jump Start Brown Ale brewed with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Starter Coffee Beans, and 2 TBA specialty beers.

Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Zoogeist at Rhinegeist
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, March 30th 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 – Dogfish Head, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – Urban Artifact Pinwheel.

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This Week in Beer: March 20 – 26, 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.

Tuesday, March 21st at 5:00 pm – Mile Wide Wing Night at Midway Café
Ten Wings and a pint of Mile Wide beer for $15. Beers include Wooderson and Idlewild on tap!

Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Oberon Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Tasting at Delhi Liquor
Beers include Thirteen/164 (bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with cherries), FC Blood Orange IPA, Strawberry Pig cream ale, Third Wave IPA, OTR Ale, and Pacer Citra Pale ale.

Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Oskar Blues Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Pinner, Dale’s Pale Ale, Deviant Dale’s, Mama’s Yella Pils, Priscilla, Florida Simcoe, Dry Hopped Centennial Dale’s, Ten Fidy, Barrel Aged Ten Fidy, IPA, Beerito, and Old Chub. Also a limited number of BA Old Chub will be available.

Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm – Old Firehouse Brewery Night at Butterbee’s American Grille
Beers include Code 3 Red Ale, Pin Up Girl Blonde Ale, and Flashpoint Barrel Aged.

Thursday, March 23rd 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 – Belhaven, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – MadTree Sprye.

Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm – Braxton Storm the Court Pint Night at the Pub at Crestview Hills

Saturday, March 25th at 12:00 noon – Braxton 2nd Anniversary Block Party
See their Facebook event page for more information.

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Better Beer St. Patrick’s Day Events 2017

Because we are an informational web site that focuses on better beer events and news in Cincinnati, we’re only concentrating on specifically beer related Saint Patrick’s Day events. In other words, we’re not listing food or music information. And, no, we’re not listing anything involving green beer.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Opening at 9:00 am.
Guinness on tap all day.

Cock and Bull Mainstrasse
Doors open at 6:00 am. Free t-shirts to the first 600.
Breakfast Green Eggs and Ham plus Guinness Pancakes.
Lots of Braxton beers on tap.

Listermann Brewing
“Doors open at 9 am with Shamrock, Shamrock BA, Shamrock BA Coffee all on draft as well as some vintage Shamrocks and BA Shamrocks.
BA Shamrock 22 oz bottle:$13 PLUS tax ~550 Bottles Limit 4
BA Coffee Shamrock 22 oz bottle:$15 PLUS tax ~350 bottles Limit 3”

Marty’s Hops and Vines
At 5:00 pm, they will be tapping Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Conway’s Irish Ale.

Molly Malone’s Covington
Kegs and Eggs at 7:00 am.
Outdoor festival begins at 10:30 am and goes all day.

Molly Malone’s Pleasant Ridge
Kegs and Eggs at 7:00 am.
Outdoor concert/festival begins at 11:00 am and goes all day.

Municipal Brew Works
Starts at 7:00 pm.
See their Facebook event page for more information.

The Pub at Crestview Hills
Kegs and Eggs at 8:00 am.
$5 Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp

Streetside Brewery
Opening at 8:00 am.
They will be giving out free St. Patrick’s Day Streetside shirts to the first 25 people through the door. Shirts will also be available to purchase in the taproom.
They will be tapping their Dry Irish Stout and a small batch of an Irish Red.

The Woodburn
Kegs & Eggs beginning at 7:00 am
More information available on their Facebook event page

St. Patrick's Day

This Week in Beer: March 13 – 19, 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.

Monday, March 13th at 5:00 pm – Storm The Court Bracket Party at Strasse Haus
From 5-10pm, come fill out your bracket for your chance to win great prizes from Braxton Brewing Company. Even better, Storm will be on tap all month for $5.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Storm the Court Pint Night at Dickmann’s
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Drake’s
Buy the Braxton beer and keep the glass.

Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, March 15th at 5:30 pm – Liquid Courage: We Can Brew It! at The Overlook Lodge
More information available on their EventBrite page.

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost for this five course dinner with beer pairings is $55 plus gratuity and tax. For reservations, email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Pints for Pits at Bart’s on York

Thursday, March 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Conway’s Irish Ale, Chillwave, and BA Blackout Stout.

Thursday, March 16th 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 – Guinness, Glendale – Guinness and Hyde Park – Guinness.

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 pm – Storm The Court Tap Takeover at Buckhead Mountain Grill
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs and pouring four Braxton Beers: Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Haven Hefeweizen, and a TBA Specialty Release.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 10, 2017

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

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Darkness Brewing – Beer & Cupcakes Saturday at 11:00 am. From Facebook: “We are teaming up with Mama C’s Buttercream & Sprinkles for a Saturday morning brunch of sorts with Craft Beer and Gourmet Cupcakes. Mama C’s will create four savory & sweet gourmet cupcakes that pair with four of our own craft beer recipes. Our head brewer and CoFounder Eric will also be here to talk about our beers. Included in the price are four savory and sweet cupcakes, four 5oz pours, and a full pint of beer after the pairing event. Tickets are $16 and you can find them here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2791838

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 MadTree at Fairfield and from Tröegs at Eastgate.

Molly Malone’s Covington – All About Stoutfest Saturday at 12:00 noon. See their Facebook event page for more information.

— Founders Night Sunday at 6:00 pm. Featuring 2015 Backwoods Bastard on tap, Centennial IPA AND 2016 KBS bottles! (Limit one per customer, first come first serve) plus specials on All Day IPA cans as well.

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 – Sixpoint Brewing w/ DJ & C.R.E.A.M. Release Saturday at 5:00 pm. Beers include C.R.E.A.M., Hi-Res, Crisp, Bengali, and a surprise keg.

Braxton Brewing – Revamp Can Release Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Women in Beer Saturday at 4:00 pm. From Facebook: “Join us on Saturday, March 11th from 4-9pm to celebrate women in the craft beer industry! We’ll have food available from 4-9pm from Adena’s Beefstroll. We’ll be featuring 10 different beers on tap from breweries that have strong female representation such as Jackie O’s, Fat Head’s, Against The Grain, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, and Stone. From 4-6pm the women in craft beer will be speaking, and will be available to hang out and answer questions from 6-9pm!”

Christian Moerlein Brewing – New Brew Friday with Sea Salt Lemon Pils, Easy Livin’, Tank 9 Project starting at 4:00 pm.

— Thirteen / 164 Beer Launch Saturday at 12:00 noon. This bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with cherries will be available in 22-ounce bombers plus on tap.

— Christian Moerlein Anniversary Celebration Saturday at 6:00 pm.
“Tickets:
-General Admission, $35: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour
-Head Brewer, $50: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour, commemorative 22 oz. bomber & snifter glass
*tax not included
Buffet Menu: Smoked pork and chicken with homemade BBQ sauce infused with Christian Moerlein’s Thirteen/164 anniversary brew, southern style green beans, coleslaw, and homemade brewer’s grain rolls.”

Listermann Brewing – March NE IPA Can Release Saturday at 10:00 am. “No Sleep ‘Til Norwood is brewed with Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight 7 C’s and Motueka. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~130 cases. Brewer’s Delight is brewed with Pineapple, Galaxy, Citra and Zythos. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~100 Cases”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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