Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 28, 2016

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Ault Park – HallowEve Brew Bash tonight at 6:00 pm. Ten tastings included. Beers from Bad Tom Smith, Blank Slate, Braxton, Cellar Dweller, Dogberry, Fifty West, Ei8ht Ball, Listermann, MadTree, Moerlein, Old Firehouse, Rhinegeist, Streetside, Urban Artifact and Woodburn. Additional full pours for $5 each. Costumes are optional. Tickets are $25.00.

BB Riverboats – BB Riverboats Craft Beer Fest Saturday at 8:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Halloween party Saturday at 5:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for the taplist.

Moerlein Lager House – Funky Pumpkins and Fall Beers Oct. 28-30. From Facebook: “Moerlein Lager House in conjunction with the Art Academy of Cincinnati will have on display 15 carved pumpkins. PLUS, a special Fall beer menu. It’s the perfect way to get your Halloween chills and thrills. On Saturday, at 2 p.m., one of the artists will hold a session to show how to design and carve your own ‘funky pumpkin’ for Halloween. Featured drafts include: Moerlein T-Bird Harvest Ale, Moerlein Dry Hopped 5th & Vine, Moerlein Das Uber Fest Lager, Triple Digit Chickow, Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth, Two Brothers Atom Smasher, Southern Tier Warlock, Southern Tier Harvest ESB and Southern Tier Pumking, New Belgium Pumpkick. Featured bottles include: Ace Pumpkin Cider, Deschutes Sage Fright, B. Nectar Death Unicorn and Bruery Autumn Maple.”

— Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:00 am. “Experience the taste of Christian Moerlein with this hands-on day of brunching, tasting, and touring. This event includes brunch at the Moerlein Lager House, two brewery tours of BOTH Christian Moerlein facilities, a quick history lesson about the brewing culture here in Cincinnati, and of course…beer! Join us as we take you along on the streetcar and guide you through it all. Prost! For tickets and more information visit our event site: https://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries *There are a limited amount of spots for this event.

BENGALS WATCHING

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Game Day Sunday with Kegs & Eggs. Starting at 9:00 am.

Paradise Brewing – Sunday at 9:30 am. Kegs & Eggs (and BACON!) before and during the Bengals game.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Ballast Point tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits – Rivertown beer tasting from 5:00-7:00 pm.

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 beers from Rhinegeist Brewing at Eastgate.

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 Rhinegeist. Beers include Mastodon, Bourbon Barrel Druncle, Sabertooth Tiger, an all new Experimental Double IPA and more. 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 and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – October Firkin Friday today at 5:30 pm. This month, it’s their Toaster Cinnamon Toast Crunch donut beer infused with pumpkin spice.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Cappy’s & Cavalier’s Cancer Crushing Creepy Craft Craze includes special tappings Oct. 28-30 with $1 from every pint and growler sold going to breast cancer research. Beers scheduled to be tapped include Schramms The Statement, Dogfish Head Raisin D’extra 2014, Dogfish Head Olde School 2013, Alltech Breakin’ The Law, Three Floyd’s Red Death, Three Floyd’s Floy Division, Stone XS IPA, Fat Head’s Barrel Aged Battle Axe, Fat Head’s Barrel Aged Spooky Tooth, Fat Head’s Zest For Breast, Fat Head’s Hop Stalker, Fat Head’s IBUsive, MadTree 2016 Barrel Aged Axis Mundi, MadTree 2015 Barrel Aged Coffee Vanilla Axis Mundi, Urban Artifact Tutti Fruity and Urban Artifact Blue Raspberry Raspberry Warhead.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free bacon Friday at 5:00 pm. They are tapping Evil Twin Liquid Fudge.

Habits Cafe – The Great American Blonde Beer Launch (their first ever house beer brewed by Listermann Brewing) today at 7:00 pm.

The Lackman – Fear of the Dark featuring Evil Dead Red and Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing today starting at 4:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 24 – 30, 2016

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.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Proud Pecan Pale Ale Release at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 24th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. Cost is $6 for a ten-ounce snifter.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Nick & Tom’s
Five beers (Jeanneke, Tequilana, Divergent, Roebling and Pumpkin) and four courses. Call 513-574-4242 to make your reservation.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Dinner at Tēla Bar + Kitchen
Five course dinner with beer pairings for $50 a person. Call 513-821-8352 for reservations.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 1:00 pm – Monthly Pint Night at Listermann Brewing
$7 for your beer and the take home glass.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 4:00 pm – Fab Ferments / Urban Artifact Collaboration Tapping
From Facebook: “Join us for a special two-fer edition of #Taptuesday as we invite our friends from FAB FERMENTS in as part of our Pickle Gose collaboration. On tap we will have a Kimchi Pickle Gose as well as a Dill Pickle blend that utilize spice blends and brine from Fab Ferments blended into our Pickle Gose base. Additionally, the team at Fab Ferments will set up shop with a table of tasty fermented treats to purchase to go with your beer.”

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 5:30 pm – Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing at Igby’s
From Facebook: “Purchase your ticket for just $5 to try the delicious combos below: Goose Island 312 with Fresh Chevre, Goose Island Sofie with Naked Goat, Goose Island Matilda with Washed Rind and Goose Island IPA and Cabot Clothbound. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-and-cheese-class-tickets-28658610676

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – 2015 Sour Bourbon Pumpkin Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Ciders include Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider, Crafty Cranberry, and Crafty Hopped. And Aspall Cider Dry English Cider and Perronnelle’s Blush.

Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Dales Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier (draft), Passion Fruit Pinner “Throwback IPA”, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout (draft) and Hotbox Coffee Porter.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm – News and Brews with the Business Courier at Moerlein Lager House
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Streetside Brewery Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Raspberry Beret, Alpha IPA and Super Simple Pale Ale.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Avery Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on draft include Lilikoi Kepolo, White Rascal, IPA, El Gose, Ellie’s Brown Ale, Beast, Samuels, Rumpkyn, Pumpkyn, Tweak, Mephistopheles, Uncle Jacobs, Vanilla Bean Stout and Raspberry Sour. Bottles available include 2015 Pumpkyn, 2016 Rumpkyn, 2016 Pumpkyn, 2016 Samuels and 2016 Mesphistopheles.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping for the Cure at Taft’s Ale House
From Facebook: “In honor of breast cancer awareness month we will be tapping Taft’s Pink Ribbon, an American Fruit beer brewed with watermelon and tart cherries and donating 10% of beer sales for the evening to the Susan G. Komen Fund! We will also have limited edition glassware for the event as well while supplies last.”

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Holler Halloween with New Belgium at Holler Hops and Grill
Halloween karoke, some special beers and New Belgium swag including the hat press. Prizes for best costume.

Thursday, Oct. 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 – Three Floyds Tap Invasion, Glendale – Elysian Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Invasion.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 21, 2016

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

CELEBRATIONS

Arthur’s Cafe – All Local Fourth Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23rd starting at 11:00 am. Featuring beers from Fifty West, Blank Slate, Cellar Dweller, Christian Morelein, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist, Rivertown, Streetside and more.

Beer Barons Ball Saturday, Oct. 22nd at at JACK Casino. Supports the Brewing Heritage Trail. For more information, check out their web site.

TASTINGS

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 Fat Head’s Brewing at Fairfield and beers from Mt. Carmel Brewing at Eastgate.

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 and RELEASES

Arnold’s Bar and Grill – Woodburn Brewery Distrubution Launch Party today at 6:00 pm. Three Woodburn beers on tap including Hans Solo Pumpkin Coffee Blonde Ale which was brewed specifically for the launch.

Crafts and Vines – Sunday at 1:00 pm, this new location in Covington will be tapping MadTree’s S’more Gratitude and hosting a S’mores bar with Grateful Grahams.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free bacon Friday at 5:00 pm.

Growler Stop – Warped Wing Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 17 – 23, 2016

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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Oct. 17th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 6:00 pm – Tequilana Tappening & Fiesta! at Rivertown Brewing
Tequilana is their hard apple cider.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 5:00 pm – BBQ and Beer Benefit for HART Cincinnati at Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Includes release of a new Kentucky Common beer, discounted flights of 4, raffle for $150 gift basket, split the pot and music by Drunken Vinyl.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
MENU: BEER RECEPTION – Southern Tier Harvest and Moerlein T-Bird Pale Ale; FIRST COURSE – Southern Tier Live Session Pale Ale paired with Roasted Beet, Arugula, Pickled Cucumber, Preserved Lemon Ricotta, Watermelon Radish, Black Pepper Lemon Olive Oil; SECOND COURSE – Southern Tier 2X Tangiers Double IPA paired with Caribbean Jerked Shrimp, Butternut Risotto Cake, Orange Mango Salsa, Tomatillo Coulis, Molasses Bacon; THIRD COURSE – Southern Tier IPA paired with Lamb and Goetta “Crepinette”, Confit Fingerling Potato Salad, Feta, Haricot Verts, Papaya Apple Sauce; FOURTH COURSE – Southern Tier Porter paired with Tea Smoked Pork Belly, Quinoa, Collards, Sriracha Peanuts, Coffee Reduction, Strawberry Beer Jelly; DESSERT – Southern Tier Warlock and Southern Tier Pumpking paired with Baked Apple “Rose”, Vanilla Pumpkin Coulis, Spiced Rum Syrup, Graham Cracker. Cost is $55 per person. Make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm – This Debate Needs a Beer: We Vote IPA at Wiseguy Lounge (Covington)
From Facebook: “If there’s one thing we’ve learned through this election, it’s that politics are better with beer and friends. We’ll have both in abundance at Wiseguy Lounge on Wednesday, October 19th. Join us (Braxton) and Rhinegeist for the presidential debate and Vote IPA! Both Braxton Brewing Company and Rhinegeist will each be featuring 3 experimental IPA’s. You’ll get to taste all 6 blind and vote for your favorite from Braxton and your favorite from Rhinegeist. 6 Tickets will buy 6 Tasters! The debate will be on but the more enjoyable debate will be picking out your favorite hops and styles of IPA’s. Join us!”

Thursday, Oct. 20th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA, Truckin Imperial Stout, Long Strange Trip Imperial Stout aged in Jameson Barrels, Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale and IBUsive IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 20th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Listermann Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Nutcase, Chickow, Serenity Brau, Shamrock Shake, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Norwood Common, Intergalactic IPA, O-H!, Barrel Aged Chickow, Blood Orange Saison, Run Like Hell Red Ale, Coffee Nutcase, Raspberry Nutcase, Cinnamon Roll Chickow, Chocolate Coconut Chickow, Orange Chickow and Skyline Chickow.

Thursday, Oct. 20th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at The Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Blown Gasket Robust Porter and Beta 2.0 experimental IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 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 – Rhinegeist Workhouse Pale Lager, Glendale – Great Lakes Nosferatu and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Squirrely.

Thursday, Oct. 20th at 7:00 pm – Country Boy Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 6:00 pm – The Beer Barons Ball at JACK Casino
Supports the Brewing Heritage Trail. For more information, check out their web site.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 14, 2016

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

TASTINGS

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 Rogue Ales at Fairfield and beers from Fat Head’s Brewing at Eastgate.

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 and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Taft’s Ale House Tap Takeover today starting at 6:00 pm. Beers include Nellie’s, Culebra Cut, Gavel Banger, Red Bike, Mooly Wooly and Old Wooden Tooth.

Beer Sellar – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover today starting at 4:00 pm.

Braxton Brewing – Blown Gasket Tapping Party today at 5:00 pm. Home brewers especially check out the Facebook event page for this event.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Jackie O’s Tap Takeover today at 5:00 pm. Beers include Mystic Mama, Razz Wheat, Firefly Amber, Chomolungma, Hop Ryot, Mandala Simcoe, Kinda Fuzzy, Farm Assist, Oil of Aphrodite, Dark Apparition, Ricky, Cool Beans, Grave DIPA, Champion Ground, Full Allotment, Berliner and Noble Sorrel.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Amelia (BEER)Hart: Celebrating Women in Craft Beer event today at 5:00 pm. “Featuring: Exclusive Kegs, Flights, Art, Food Truck from Packhouse Meats and more! Participating Breweries: Ei8ht Ball Brewing, MadTree Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Braxton Brewing Company, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House, Against The Grain Brewery, Kentucky Ale and Country Boy Brewing.”

Fibonacci Brewing – Pepo Pumpkin Porter and Pepo Acer Maple Porter Release today at 4:00 pm.

Growler Stop – Bad Tom Smith Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm. Beers include American Outlaw Session IPA, Fink Red Rye, Cheating the Gallows, Pumpkin Ale, CINfully HOPnotic Double IPA and Wickked Sheryl’s Blush Pale Ale.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Show the World You’re a Hoperative!

I Believe in Better Beer

A frequent question we get when we wear our Hoperatives apparel to local beer events is whether the items are available for purchase if you’re a Hoperative. Well, they are! In fact, you can choose between silk screened or embroidered clothing.

Cafe Press

We added a series of “I Believe in Better Beer” items to the Hoperatives Store on Cafe Press. Where the product design allows, it has the graphic you see in the image on the front with our motto “Believers in Better Beer (in Cincinnati and Beyond)” on the back. Not only will it reflect your good taste in both beer and fashion, it’ll help defray some of the costs of running Hoperatives.com (web hosting isn’t cheap). If you’re familiar with Cafe Press, you know they have a jillion things they can put custom logos on. We’ve picked a collection we think shows our stuff off best, but if there’s an item you ‘d like to see that we haven’t chosen, let us know!

Clothing and more from Cafe Press features a silk screened Hoperatives logo and sometimes our tag line or the “I Believe in Better Beer” logo mentioned above. There are many types of t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies and caps. Non-clothing items include tote bag, mugs, steins, mouse pads, journals, aprons and buttons.

http://www.cafepress.com/hoperatives

Lands End

Clothing from Lands End features an embroidered Hoperatives logo (usually on the left side of the chest of the item). Items for women include cardigans, polo shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve), t-shirts (with two different neck types), broadcloth blouses (both short sleeve and long sleeve) and fleece jackets. Items for men include polo shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve), t-shirts (with and without a pocket), twill shirts (both short sleeve and long sleeve) and fleece jackets.

http://ces.landsend.com/Hoperatives

Don’t see something you were hoping for? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do! We want to make it easy for you to show your Hoperative pride.

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

–Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 10 – 16, 2016

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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Oct. 10th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotty Karate.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 6:00 pm – Waste of AAU’s Tapping at Taft’s Ale House

Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 6:00 pm – Ojos Negros “Blackberry Bonanza” Tappening at Rivertown Brewery
In addition to Ojos Negros, they will be tapping some TBA blackberry variants of their year-round beers and serving up some blackberry treats.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out: An Evening with Urban Artifact
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 12th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Hump Day Hops at Dickmann’s Sports Cafe
This week, the featured brewery is Ballast Point. Beers include Mocha Marlin, Cinnamon Raisin Commodore, Pumpkin Down, Barmy Apricot Ale, Even Keel, Grapefruit Sculpin, Watermelon Dorado, Pineapple Sculpin, Sculpin, and Victory At Sea.

Wednesday, Oct. 12th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Schlafly Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Pumpkin Ale (draft), Farmhouse IPA (draft), Raspberry Hefeweizen, Kolsch and American IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 13th – Keystone Bar & Grill’s 9th Anniversary (all locations)
Many specials including $2.50 pints of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale.

Thursday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Fifty West Night at Lucky Turtle

Thursday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Anderson Valley Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Hop Ottin’ IPA, Peachy Barl, Barrel Aged GT Gose, Huge Arker Bourbon Barrel, Boont Amber, Fall Hornin’, Blood Orange Gose, and Horse Tongue Thribble Currant Sour.

Thursday, Oct. 13th aaat 5:00 pm – Quaff Bros. Chicago Style Breakfast Stout Bottle Release at The Party Source
Price is $12.99 a bottle. No limit.

Thursday, Oct. 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 – Stone Wussie Pils, Glendale – MadTree PumpCan and Hyde Park – Urban Artifact Chariot.

Thursday, Oct. 13th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Bell’s Best Brown.

Friday, Oct. 14th at 4:00 pm – Grand Opening of Crafts and Vines in Covington
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Oct. 14th-Saturday, Oct. 15th – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s 5th Annual Craft Beer Oktoberfest at Listermann Brewing

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 3 – 9, 2016

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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Oct. 3rd at 5:00 pm – Dogfish Head Tap Takeover at The Gruff
Beers include 60 Min IPA (randall), 90 Min IPA, 120 Min IPA and Punkin Ale.

Monday, Oct. 3rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Thursday, Oct. 6th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Oct. 6th 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, Oct. 6th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Bistro Grace
Five beers, five courses, $45. Call (513) 541-9600 to make your reservations.

Thursday, Oct. 6th at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Oct. 6th at 8:30 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover and Karaoke at Wunderbar

Saturday, Oct. 8th at 12:00 pm – Figleaf Brewing Grand Opening
Located at 3387 Cincinnati Dayton Rd in Middletown.

Saturday, Oct. 8th at 6:30 pm – The Cov Abides Adult Scavenger Hunt & Bar Crawl
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 30, 2016

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

HAPPY 2nd ANNIVERSARY to LIBERTY’S BAR & BOTTLE – They will be celebrating today between 2:00-5:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Erie Brewing Co. Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

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 Schlafly at Fairfield and beers from Taft’s Ale House at Eastgate.

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 and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday starting at 5:30 pm tonight.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Today from 5:00-10:00 pm, Bell’s Oktoberfest and other beers from Bell’s, live music from John Mestler, homemade soft pretzels with Oktoberfest beer cheese, and food available from Quite Frankly food truck.

– Saturday from 5:00-10:00 pm, it’s a Fifty West Tap Takeover at Cappy’s featuring Death Valley Shootout versus barrel-aged Death Valley Shootout.

Darkness Brewing – Blumpkin Keg Tapping and Live Horror Art Show Saturday at 6:00 pm. Blumpkin is their Black Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices from Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – SwayzeDay To Wong Brew today starting at 5:00 pm. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

MadTree Brewing – S’more Gratitude Tap Release Saturday at 6:00 pm.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2016

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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 26th-Saturday, Oct. 1st – Peanut Palooza at Eight Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Join us all week long as we celebrate, say goodbye and good luck to the myth, the legend, Peanut Kahles. We’ll be dropping rare kegs like they’re hot, featuring a lineup of Peanut’s all time favorites accompanied with live music and food trucks. This and more lead up to the grand homage and final shift of the man of the hour. Hear the stories (maybe again), shake a big hand or grab a bear hug from our beloved tender of the bar one last time at Ei8ht Ball.”

Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Lovely Bunch Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Lovely Bunch is their coconut Roebling.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 4:00 pm – Stone Brewing Throwback Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Vertical Epic 12-12-12, IRS 2015, Suede, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 6:00 pm – Founders Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Breakfast Stout (draft), PC Pils (draft), Mango Magnifo, All Day IPA and Porter.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Red Bike Beer Party at Taft’s Ale House
$4 Red Bike Beers all night long, and some free Red Bike Beer t-shirts.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Fest Bier.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover with Holtman’s Donuts at The Lackman

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Finn, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch, Habanero Keypunch, Whirly Gig, Pickle Gose and Spicy Pickle Gose.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, PSA, Happy Amber, The Great Pumpcan, Expresso Self and “S’more Gratitude” milk stout.

Thursday, Sept. 29th 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Bell’s Brown Ale & Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth.

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Nosferatu Release and Screening at The Overlook Lodge

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Alltech Kentucky Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

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