This Week in Beer: Feb. 6 – 12, 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, Feb. 6th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 6th at 6:00 pm – Braxton / Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Tapping at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Brewpub Release of Chocolate Churro Coffee Please at Fifty West

Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 6:00 pm – Brett’s “Luzy” Saison Tappening at Rivertown Brewery (both locations)

Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 4:00-9:00 pm – Hoppin’ Frog at White Oak Marathon
Beers include Gangster IPA, Turbo Shandy, and Raw Hop IPA. Also a meet and greet with Hoppin’ Frog’s Head Brewer.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 5:00 pm – Braxton / Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping at Coaches Corner

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – ShakesBEERe Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
The dinner includes five courses with beer pairings, along with five performances from Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Resident Company of actors featuring selections from Shakespeare’s Canon. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Belgian Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Duvel Single (draft), Houblon Chouffe, Tripel Karmeliet (draft), and La Trappe Quad. Souvenir Duvel glass while supplies last.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Habits Café
Beers include Dead Blow, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout and Spotlight White IPA.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Ohio Rare at Nellie’s Tap Room (Taft’s Ale House)
In honor of the Ohio Craft Brewers Conference!, nine rare beers from nine Ohio breweries. Beers include Willoughby Nut Smasher, Yellow Springs Maxxout Stout, Triple Digit BA Pineapple Upsidedown Aftermath, Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Apparition, Fat Head’s Sorcerer, Little Fish Strhubarb Reinheitsgewhat!?, Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, The Brew Kettle Barrel Aged Rude Cru, and Taft’s Brewing Co Old Wooden Tooth.

Thursday, Feb. 9th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Revolution Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Local Hero, Cross of Gold, Rye Lyfe, Deth’s Tar, Café Deth’s Tar, and Deth’s by Cherries.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – ArtsWave Roots Tapping at Listermann’s
This blonde ale with fresh ginger was brewed in collaboration with Blank Slate and supports ArtsWave.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Delhi Liquor
Beers include Dead Blow, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout and Spotlight White IPA.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm – Union Terminal Beer Tapping at Urban Artifact
Read more about this traditional bock beer with yeast collected from the Union Terminal grounds on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Feb. 9th 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 – Breckenridge Ophelia, Glendale – Braxton Graeter’s Black Raspberry Stout and Hyde Park – Kentucky Blackberry Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Also a Beat the Brewer Escape Room Challenge.

Saturday, Feb. 11th at 11:00 am – MadTree 2.0 Grand Opening and Winter Bonanza
More information on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report. In the meantime, go to http://madtreebrewing.com/grandopening for more information.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 3, 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

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Super Firkin Saturday and Pacer Citra Pale Ale Launch Saturday at 2:00 pm. Special brews and infusions from Rhinegeist, MadTree Brewing, Cellar Dweller, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Braxton Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company , and Listermann Brewing Company as well as Moerlein. Entry to this event is free and sampling tickets can be purchased 5 for $10.

MadTree Brewing – Last Call for 1.0 Saturday starting at 11:00 am. More information available on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Cellar Dweller beer tasting Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Ditz hoppy blonde, Blood Orange Uncle Ronnie American pale ale, Jeremiah’s IPA and Eye Opener hazelnut coffee stout.

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 Deschutes at Fairfield and from Victory and Blake’s Ciders 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, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Woodburn Brewery Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Emilio!, Han Solo, Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout and Chocolate Mint Stout.

Braxton Brewing – Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping Party today at 5:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Super Bell’s Weekend continues. See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Ballast Point Roots to Boots DIPA. Cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

Keystone Hyde Park – Fifty West Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include Bourbon Barrel Aged 10&2 Imperial Stout, 50 West Lager, Doom Pedal White Ale, and One Way Street: Lemon Drop Pale Ale.

Lehr’s Prime Market – Ballast Point pint night today at 5:00 pm.

Listermann’s – Barrel aged Aftermath Madness Saturday at 11:00 am. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mash Cult Brewing – Rummin’ With the Devil release Saturday at 1:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 16 – 22, 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, Jan. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Hopslam. $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 5:00 pm – Tuesday Tappening: Peach Insurrection at Rivertown Brewing
Try their Insurrection Double IPA with Peach Rings candy.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Bell’s Hopslam and Black Note at Market Wines
They will be tapping a kep of Hopslam and during the event, they will be raffling off the chance to buy a Bell’s Black Note Stout. The raffles will be held roughly every 30 minutes. You must be present to buy the beer, there will be no holds.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley Station
Beers include The Jolly Tar, Gamma Bomb, and Whiskey Rebellion. Buy the beer, keep the glass.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Five course and six beers. The full menu is available on the Facebook event page. Cost is $55 plu tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Incline Public House
Two seating at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Cost is $50 for five courses and five beers. Menu is available on their Facebook event page. For reservations, call 513-251-3000 or email flo@inclinepublichouse.com or kevin@inclinepublichouse.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Meetup at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, Jan. 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Tropic Flair, Beta 4, Barrel Aged Dead Blow, Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Charge, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Ancho Chile, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla, Dark Charge 23 Bourbon Maple, and Bluff.

Thursday, Jan. 19th 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 – Sweetwater Low Rider, Glendale – Warped Wing Oatmeal and Hyde Park – Bell’s Hopslam.

Thursday, Jan. 19th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 20th – Rivertown Brewing’s Monroe Grand Opening
We will have more information Friday in our Tastings and Tapping Report.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 9, 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

Urban Artifact – CAN Release Party Friday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm – The initial launch will include Finn (Berliner Pale Ale) and Sliderule (Chocolate Raspberry Gose).

Rivertown Brewing – Santa Claus will be stopping by this Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. We happen to know that Kris Kringle loves craft beer so you can take your kids to see Santa and then share a beer with the man in red.

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 Rhinegeist at Fairfield and from The Brew Kettle 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 Against the Grain. 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

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Rhinegeist tapping Saturday at 5:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Marz Liquid Dreams. The price is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

The Lackman – 12 Days of Dogfish Head starts today. They will be featuring a different beer each day. Check out their Facebook event page for the complete list.

The Pub at Rookwood Mews – Release party for their Fifty West collaboration beer Pond Hopper IPA.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 2, 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

Braxton Brewing – Winter Block Party: Dark Charge Release Saturday starting at noon. Specifics available on their Facebook event page.

The Comet – Hopnosis 2016 – Friday, Dec. 2nd and Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

The Growler House – For their second birthday celebration tomorrow at 5:00 pm, they will have all local beers on all thirty taps including beers from Rhinegeist, 50 West, Urban Artifact, Braxton, Listermann, Warped Wing, Blank Slate, Madtree, Taft’s Ale House, Figleaf, Municipal, Fibonacci, DogBerry, Streetside and Nine Giant.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – 7th Anniversary Open House Saturday at 6:00 pm. Rogue’s 7 Hop IPA and Fibonacci Brewing Company’s Marty’s Hamilton Ave IPA on tap.

Rhinegeist – 2nd Annual Dad Day starting Saturday at noon. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Revolution Brewing Pint Night at both locations plus bring in a toy, and you’ll be entered into our hourly raffle. Don’t want to donate a toy? They’ll be accepting donations of $5 or more, as well. All donations will go to One Way Farm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Fifty West Tap Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include Raspberry Lodge, Home Sweet Home, Patrol Car Porter, Dark As The Dickens Maple Porter, Going Plaid and BBA 10 & 2 Barleywine.

The Brass Tap U Square – Fifty West Tap Takeover Saturday at 5:00 pm. Twelve Fifty West beers on tap.

Dingle House – Eric Brewing Tap Takeover today at 5:00 pm. Beers include Final Destination IPA, Skipper’s Stout, Mad Anthony’s APA and Cherry Bomb.

Dutch’s – Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Extravaganza today at 4:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free Bacon Friday plus they’re pouring two beers from Grimm: Cube Cuvee #2 and Awoogah. Both beers are $10 a pour.

J Taps Sports Bar & Grill – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include OTR Ale, Third Wave IPA, and Red Velvet Cream Stout.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6, 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.

PLEASE NOTE – Due to travel constraints, there will not be a Tastings and Tapping Report this Friday (Nov. 4th).

Monday, Oct, 31st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Siren/Cigar City Collaboration Caribbean Chocolate Cake Stout.

Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 6:00 pm – Big Willy Mac at Drake’s with Rhinegeist & Maker’s Mark
Rhinegeist beer in a Maker’s Mark barrel and only available at Drake’s in Florence. Plus Drake’s own Maker’s Mark Private Select bourbon. Specialty glassware for the first 20 people.

Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 6:00 pm – Winter Ale Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Revolution Brewing Tap Takeover at Habits Cafe

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at Coaches Corner
Both of Braxton’s Beta Project IPAs (Beta 1.0 and Beta 2.0) will be available along with their Crankshaft American IPA.

Thursday, Nov. 3rd starting at 11:00 am – BBA Coffee + Vanilla Axis Mundi Bottle Release and Stout Day at MadTree Brewing
Bottles of Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla are limited to 3 bottles per person and are priced $12.50 per bottle (tax included). Beers on tap for Stout Day include Axis Mundi, 2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, Coffee + Cayenne Axis Mundi (Hoff Stevens) and Pineapple + Chocolate Axis Mundi (Hoff Stevens). No growler fills on the barrel aged and Hoff Stevens variants.

Thursday, Nov. 3rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Toxic Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Brewing Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Four String Big Hair Band Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Yelp’s Baked & Brewed: Closing Party At Urban Artifact
Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Nov. 4th at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Friday at Ei8ht Ball
They will be tapping Three Floyds Broo Doo.

Friday, Nov. 4th at 6:00 pm – Fall Pig Roast & Keg Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
See their Facebook event page for more information.

November 5th and 6th – Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, Nov. 5th at 4:00 pm – The Great Ohio Brew N’ Que at Fifty West Brewpub
This annual event is a collaboration between Fifty West and Great Lakes. Tickets are $40 each and include all you can eat BBQ with suggested beer pairings, 8 beer tickets redeemable towards any of the beers on tap including the collaboration beer, and a Q&A with the Brewmasters.

Saturday, Nov. 5th at 5:00 pm – Big Cis Pilsner & Party at Braxton Brewing
From Facebook: “In loving memory of Mike ‘Big Cis’ Cisneros, the Cincinnati Craft Beer community came together to brew in his honor. Braxton Brewing Company, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House, Fibonacci Brewing Company, MadTree Brewing, Bad Tom Smith Brewing, and Alexandria Brewing Company all came together to collaborate on one of Mike’s favorite styles…introducing the Big Cis Pilsner. The beer will go on tap at 5pm and in collaboration with People. Pints. Purpose. we’re inviting the entire community. We’ll have a raffle with prizes raising money for Boy Scouts of America and the Reds Community Fund! And fittingly, Cincy Brewcast will be live from the taproom!”

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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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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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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 16, 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 Old Firehouse BREWING!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jungle Jim’s (Eastgate) – Meet and Greet with Jim Koch of Samuel Adams from 12:00-2:00 pm at their Tasting Bar.

Malts in Ault – Tonight from 6:30-10:30 pm at Ault Park. Beers include B Nektar – Kill All the Golfers, Death Unicorn, Necromangocon and Zombie Ziller; Boulevard – Tank 7, Ginger Lemon Radler, Funky Pumpkin and Tell Tale Tart; Dogfish Head – Midas Touch, Seaquench, Sixty Minute and Namaste; Fat Head’s – Bumbleberry, Head Hunter, Spooky Tooth, Sunshine Daydream; Heavy Seas – Barrel Aged Greater Pumpkin, Pounder Pils, Double Cannon and Peg Leg Imperial Stout; Jackie O’s – Razz Wheat, Hop Ryot, Ohio Pale Ale and Chomolungma; Left Hand – Milk Stout, Sawtooth, Polestar Pils and Oktoberfest; MadTree – Lift, Happy Amber, Psychopathy and PSA; Ommegang – Tripel Perfection, Rosetta, Grains of Truth and Great Beyond; Revolution – Oktoberfest, Anti Hero, Eugene Porter and Bottom Up Wit; Sixpoint – Resin, Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action and Crisp; Stone – Who you callin a Wussie, Arrogant Bastard, Citrusy Wit and Delicious IPA.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Southern Tier 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 Tröegs at Fairfield and beers from Arbor 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 Stone. 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 – Northwest Fifty West Saturday at 11:00 am. Beers include 50 West TRIPA, Main Street Amber, One Way Street Citra SMaSH, One Way Street Mosaic SMaSH and Echo Summit.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Ballast Point Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Beers include Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, Grunion, Mango Even Keel, Watermelon Dorado, The Commodore, California Kolsch, California Amber, Calm Before the Storm, Copper Ale on Nitro, American Wheat with Cherries, Belgian Tripel Ale, Biere De Garde, Schwarzbier and Double IPA.

Casual Pint-Oakley – MadTree Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Stillwater I Miss the Old Kanye. Cost is $7 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Findlay Market Bier Market – This weekend, they will have beers from Taft’s Ale House including Masskrug Oktoberfest Marzen and Preservationist Pale Ale.

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. 12 – 18, 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, Sept. 12th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Sept. 12th at 9:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at North Side Yacht Club
Cost is $6 a pint. Also free bacon and industry night.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Dunkel Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
MENU: First Course: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager paired with crepes with camembert and chives; Second Course: Haven Hefeweizen paired with bavarian radish salad with banana and orange vinaigrette; Third Course: Beta 1.0 Experimental IPA paired with Ruhr Valley meatball with wakefire mushroom jagerschnitzel sauce. Tickets are $25 per person and can be reserved by calling 859-415-2312.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Garden at Mecklenburg’s Gardens
From Facebook: “Join us for a Stein Slide and three Braxton beers being featured: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager, Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Level Saison.”

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 5:30 pm – Brewery District CURC Monthly Meeting
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale (draft), Warlock Imperial Stout, Salted Caramel Imperial Stout, 2X Tangier Imperial IPA and Harvest ESB.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 11:00am-11:00 pm – Taft’s Birthday Bash and Bottle Release at Taft’s Ale House
Food specials, release of a new barrel-aged beer in bottles and tapping of the first keg of the Independent; an exciting limited release ale! Brewed and barrel-aged in Remus bourbon barrels for over a year, the Independent includes fresh vanilla beans, cacao nibs and Columbian coffee.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Saved By The Bell’s Takeover at Keystone Clifton
Beers include The Oracle, Two-Hearted Ale, Best Brown, and Oberon.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Pub Crawl in Mainstrasse Covington
Participating bars are Mac’s Pizza & Pub, Zola, Goodfellas (Wiseguy Lounge) and Gypsy’s.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe
Beers include PsycHOPathy, Seasonal Pumpcan and PSA plus Galaxy High, Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, and Red Feather on draft.

Thursday, Sept. 15th 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 – Goodwood Bourbon Ale, Glendale – Goodwood Bourbon Ale plus Braxton Dead Blow & Fuel and Hyde Park – Goodwood Bourbon Ale.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – Oktoberfest Kick Off Party at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 15th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Wunderbar Oktoberfest
They’ll have Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Ayinger, and Erdinger all on draft plus karoke, live music, Oktoberfest food specials and more.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 1:00 pm – Streetcar Brewery Tasting Tour
Join Cincy Brew Bus on a “a guided tour of Cincinnati’s Downtown and Over The Rhine Craft Brewery Scene we will go to Taft’s Ale House at 1pm do a tasting and a tour, head over to Moerlein Lager House for a Tasting, and then finish up at Rhinegeist for a Tour and a Tasting. Beer is included in the price as well as your day pass for the streetcar, you get to keep. Stops 8, 1 and 11 on the Streetcar Route.” Tickets are $35 for drinkers and $20 for non-drinkers. Click on the link above to purchase your tickets.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 6:30 pm – Malts in Ault at Ault Park
Tickets for twenty tastes are $25 through September 13th, $30 thereafter. Buy them now at the Ault Park Advisory Council web site. We will have the complete beer list for you on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Überdrome next to Moerlein Lager House
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sept. 17th – Fifty Fest 2016 at Fifty West
More info available at http://fiftyfest.fiftywestbrew.com/

Saturday, Sept. 17th at 12:00 noon – Old Firehouse 2nd Anniversary Street Party

Saturday, Sept. 17th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – 4th Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist
From Facebook: “We’ll kick things off at 10 AM with some Kegs ‘n Eggs, featuring delectable breakfast sandwiches and Franz pumpkin bread courtesy of The Presidents Room. Then, we’ll unveil our ususal array of debauchery. There will be live music, hourly speciality beer releases and — of course — our infamous inflatable joust arena. And, if you’re feeling extra Franzy, hop into our Franz Look-a-Like contest starting at 4 PM. The hairier, the better.”

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