Thursday Feb 7 – 6pm Happy Hour Tapping – Rogue Good Chit Pilsner – There is one ½ barrel in the whole city and we’ve got it. Good Chit Pilsner is made with Rogue Farm barley that they Floor-Malted in small batches. Floor Malting is an old fashioned, 8 day process that includes steeping, germination, raking, roasting, bagging and hands-on love 24 hours a day. “Chit” refers to the start of the rootlets that emerge from the embryo of the kernel once steeping is complete and germination begins. Good Chit is Golden in color with a white, medium-sized head that leaves a bit of lace. Pretty carbonation. Sweet, bready aroma. Grassy, outdoorsy hops. Bready taste followed by grassy hops, with some late citrus hops. A crisp, refreshing beer.
Friday Feb 8 – 6pm Happy Hour Tapping – Christian Moerlein’s P3 (Peaty Pepper Porter) – This one is pretty special. Richard Dube, Brewmaster of the Moerlein Lager House brewed this up exclusive for us and this event. We have a ¼ barrel and once it’s gone, it’s gone. We will leave the description in his words. “I blended 75/25 of our Peaty Oui-Eve Scottish Ale Wee-Heavy with Embrees’ Baltic Porter, brewed at the Lager House and infused it with 3 types of roasted peppers (Anaheim, Serrano, Poblano). This unique and special offering is therefore a “Peaty Pepper Porter” (P3 for short) that can be described as: Medium-full body Ale, with a hint of peat and dark fruits in the nose. Peppers are definitely recognizable in the aroma, and although relatively mild, the heat (spiciness) from the peppers will linger to balance the sweet caramel notes.
Saturday Feb 9 – 6pm Happy Hour Tapping – Listermann’s Jungle Honey Preview – Get a preview of Listermann’s newest beer before any other bar in the Tri-state has it. Clear amber color. Good thin creamy cream-colored head. Nice smooth lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good balance of hops (lightly citrusy) and caramel malts. Just a hint of honey. Light bitterness, light tart sweetness.
Monday Feb 11 – 6pm Happy Hour Tapping – Rivertown Bock Preview – Try out Rivertown’s Bock here before anyone else has it. 3 weeks before Bockfest kicks off.
Tuesday Feb 12 – 6pm Happy Hour Tapping – Great Lakes Tripel Dog Dare – There is one 1/6 barrel of this stuff in the whole city and we have got it. Hazy orange/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of banana, orange, caramel and spices. Flavor starts spicy, then turns citrusy with orange, lemon zest and caramel before a semi-boozy finish. 9.5% ABV.
Wednesday Feb 13 – 6pm Happy Hour Tapping – Bell’s Jazz Series – Bell’s Jazz Series features three interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style. We have a 1/6 barrel of each and Arnold’s will be the only place in Cincinnati tapping of all three at the same time. It’s hard enough to get your hands on one of them and we have all three. We will also be featuring a 3 piece jazz band in the bar during the tapping.
– Bell’s Le Batteur has a distinctive yeast aromatic character mixed with light bready notes that is noticably dry with crisp, mild refreshing acidity.
– Bell’s Le Pianiste starts as a malt forward beer, combining biscuity, breadcrust notes with a light caramel flavor that is noticebly dry and finishes with a crisp, lively acidity.
– Bell’s Le Contrebassiste blends roasted & lightly smoked malts, is fermented with a special French ale yeast which lends its own distinctive aromatic notes, and The Double Bass offers a deep, rich flavor.