This Week in Beer: Feb. 27 – March 5, 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. 27th-Sunday, March 4th – Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing at Keystone Bar & Grill (all locations)

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Mardi Gras at Darkness Brewing
Happy hour pricing all day long. “Feel free to bring a snack to share. King Cake will be provided for the event.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – St. Anthony’s Quad Fundraiser and Bottle Release at Urban Artifact
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Braxton’s Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Dead Blow Tropical Stout also available.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Abita Mardi Gras Party at Coaches Corner
Beers include Abita Mardi Gras Bock, Abita Amber, and Purple Haze.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include BA Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy 2014, Ten Fidy 2013, Dale’s Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier and Mama’s Little Yella Pils.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Hops & Munchies Beer Dinner at Kaze
From Facebook: “Kaze’s Executive Chef, Hideki Harada Is Pairing Up with Athens Ohio’s Jackie O’s Brewery to bring forth a scrumptuous 4 course dinner. Each course will be excellently paired with one of Jackie O’s brews. The price is $69.85 per person including tax and gratuity. Tickets available via the Eventbrite Link.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Brewery Night at The Casual Pint-Oakley Station
Beers include Fume, Opera Cream, and Pitter Patter.

Wednesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – King Cake, Baby! Beer Tapping at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Its a cake? No, its a King! Its an Ale brewed FOR a king! But theres a baby involved? And Seafood Jambalaya from BrewRiver Gastro Pub seals the deal for all of your Ash Wednesday needs. What more could you ask for? Really, heathens ;)”

Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 pm – Knowledge and Bubbles Release at Zip’s Café
From Facebook: “Come celebrate the release of Rhinegeist’s two newest year-around offerings, Knowledge DIPA and Bubbles Rose Cider. a $1.50 of each Rhinegeist pint sold will benefit UpSpring, an organiztion that provides educational and enrichment opportunities to children experiencing homelesness in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.”

Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00 am – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at White Oak Marathon

Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Hi 5, Recreational Ale, Hopsecutioner, Mosaic, Moo Hoo, Wake n’ Bake (only keg in the state of Ohio), and Tart Cherry Wake n’ Bake.

Thursday, March 2nd 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.

Friday, March 3rd-Sunday, March 5th – 25th Annual Bockfest
More information coming in our Friday Tastings and Tappings post.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cellar Dweller – Five Year Anniversary Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Milton’s The Prospect Hill Tavern – Bockfest Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour Friday at 5:30 pm. The snowman will burn at 8:00 pm!

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 Fat Head’s at Fairfield and from Abita at Eastgate.

The Gruff – Collaborative Beer Dinner Saturday at 6:30 pm. Featuring beers from MadTree, Rhinegeist and West Sixth. For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Keystone Hyde Park -Listermann 90s Brunch Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse – Mardi Gras Braxton Tap Takeover Friday at 5:00 pm. Happy hour from 5-6 includes $1 off beers and buy one get one free appetizers. Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Haven, Jumpstart, Tropic Flare, Bluff, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Dead Blow on Nitro.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Bell’s including Whiskey Barrel Aged Jupiter and Hopslam. 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 – Two Heads and a Tree Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Madtree Lift, Unhappy Amber, and a surprise keg; Fat Head’s Head Trip, Sunshine Daydream, and Hop Juju; plus Dogfish Head Namaste, Midas Touch, and Olde School.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring The Woodburn Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout, and Berliner Weisse.

— Saturday at 3:00 pm, Cappy’s will be hosting a Hi-Wire Launch Party. Beers include Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown Ale, Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA, Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Hi-Wire Gose, Twice as Nice Doppelbock, Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Enchanter Baltic Porter, Death Defying Spring Ale, 10W-40 Imperial Stout, Pulcinella BA Russian Imperial Stout, Carolina Coastal Black Rye Lager (Collab w/ Holy City Brewing), Oatmeal Brown Ale w/ Honey and Black Currants (Collab w/ Hardywood), Pimm’s Berliner Weisse (Collab w/ NOLA Brewing), Foeder Brett Saison, Hi-Wire’s House English Bitter, Prime Time Session Pale Ale, Sour Blonde Ale, Wild Rye Brett IPA, and a to be determined Small Batch Beer.

MadTree Brewing – Galaxy High and Citra High can release Saturday at 10:00 am. From Facebook: “Cans will be released in the Barrel Warehouse begining at 10AM. Limit two 4-packs of Galaxy, two 4-packs of Citra per person. Sorry, you can’t opt to take more of one over the other. Max of two 4-packs of any flavor. $12.50 per 4-pack (tax included.) Both will be available on draft for snifters but no growler fills. Cans will NOT go out to distribution. Some draft will be sent out to retailers.”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 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. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Haand Aquavit Barrel Aged Porter and Epic Hop Zombie. Both beers will be $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at The Gruff
For $6, taste four of Braxton IPAs (Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0, Beta 4.0, and Spotlight White IPA) and vote for your favorite. Full pints for $6 and for $10 you can get a burger with your full pint.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 6:00 pm – Abita Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (Wilder)
Beers include Amber, Mardi Gras Bock, Purple Haze and Macchiato Stout.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 11:00 am – Quaff Bros. Irish Spirit Draft Release at Ei8ht Ball
Irish Spirit is a whisky barrel aged stout brewed by West Sixth.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Groundhog Day Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Featuring five beers from West Sixth: IPA, Pennyrile Pale Ale, Second Fiddle Single Hop Simcoe IPA, Sixfold VIII Blackberry Sour, Barrel Aged Cocoa Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Woodburn Pint Night at White Oak Marathon
Beers include Cedar IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout, Amber Ale, and Hammer Session IPA.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd-Sunday, Feb. 5th – Super Bell’s Weekend at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Hoof Hearted Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Everybody Wants Some Equinox, Joe Lies When He Cries, I Only Smoke After Sex, Permanent Marker Pen Disquises, and Fitness Freak.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd 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 – Kentucky Rickhouse Barrel Aged Cranberry Wheat, Glendale – Braxton and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Muddy Water.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 7:00 pm – Country Boy Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 9, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Nation Kitchen – Caturday! From Facebook, “Join OAR and Rhinegeist for Caturday at Nation Kitchen and Bar from 4-8 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Rhinegeist, Nation Kitchen + Bar, and OAR raffle baskets with drawing at 8 pm. $2 per Rhinegeist pint will be donated to OAR and $1 from each custom cat-themed burger by Nation. See you at Nation, 1200 Broadway in Pendleton.”

Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square – Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Footoberfest Sunday starting at noon. From Facebook: “Where football meets oompah, beer, food and fun! Musikkapelle Bertoldshofen will be here playing authentic German music to help us get in the Oktoberfest spirit (not to interrupt the game), Wienerwurst Mike will be cooking up his usual hits, and we’ll be here pouring the beers! Oh yeah…we’ll have the football game on too!”

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 Abita at Fairfield and having an “Imperial IPA Madness” at Eastgate. Beers include Three Floyds Permenant Funeral, MadTree Galaxy High, Rhinegeist Stryker, Fifty West Punch You in the EyePA and more.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

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.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Urban Artifact Tap Takeover starting at 6:00 pm tonight. Beers include Otso, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch and Whirligig.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Christian Moerlein Malt House AND Moerlein Lager House – Moerlein Connector IPA launch party – “Get your very own commemorative Moerlein Connector streetcar glass full of delicious Moerlein Connector American IPA for only $5.50 +tax”

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping

KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia – Tapping MadTree Galaxy High and Pumpcan tonight at 6:00 pm.

Listermann/Triple Digit – Release of their barrel aged Chickow! on Saturday at 10:00 am. Aged in Heaven Hill barrels, the cost is $7.99 plus tax for a 12 oz bottle.

MadTree – Blood Orange PsycHOPathy Can Release Supporting DAV 5K on Sunday at 11:00 am.

Rhinegeist – Streetcar Launch Party & Traction Tapping today at 12:00 noon. Purchase this new cream ale from Rhinegeist and get a Commemorative Streetcar Pint Glass (while supplies last).

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: July 18-24, 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, July 18th-Friday, July 22nd – MadTree Week at the Party Source
The Party Source Crowler Station will feature barrel-Aged beers from MadTree including BA Axis Mundi, Gin BA Joon and “For The Mill”, a BA Brown Ale with cherries and Brett.

Monday, July 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s MadTree Wild Turkey BA Lift and Barrel-Aged Rubus Cacao. Pricing varies.

Tuesday, July 19th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Featuring Baguette, Fiction, and T-Rex paired with a 3 course dinner. $25 per person.

Wednesday, July 20th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Fifty Shades of Founders at Halfcut
AKA a Founders tap takeover.

Thursday, July 21st at 5:00-10:00 pm – Abita Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
New Orleans To Go food truck will also be there.

Thursday, July 21st at 6:00-8:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Presidents Inn (Burlington)
MENU: Crab Cake paired with Cougar; Wilted Spinach salad and cider vinaigrette paired with Streaker; Venison with parsnip puree and Brussel sprouts paired with Exp #005 DIPA; Housemade Bread Pudding and vanilla bean ice Cream with bourbon caramel sauce paired with Badger ESB. Price is $40 per person.

Thursday, July 21st 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, July 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: MadTree sours Cherry, Peach, Chamomile and the very rare Barrel-Aged Strong Ale with Brett called “Dead Flowers”
Burger: “All-American” Burger topped with cheese and bacon
Music: Heather Turner

Thursday, July 21st at 6:30-9:30 pm – Belgian for a Day Beer Dinner at Taste of Belgium
MENU: Duvel beer cheese soup with Duvel Single; Garlic orange roasted pulled pork sandwich with Duvel Triple Hop; Banana Foster waffle with Duvel. Cost is $30 a person and includes a limited edition Duvel chalice. To purchase tickets, go to http://shop.authenticwaffle.com/product-p/belgian-independence-dinner.htm

Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 pm – Highland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Traveling Tuesday: New Orleans Craft in Two Acts

We are happy to welcome a new contributor to Hoperatives. Chris Marshall took Carla’s Introduction to Craft Beer class this past spring as well as Cincinnati State’s Sensory Evaluation of Beer course. He’s new to the Cincinnati area and provides a fresh eye to the local scene. However, his first post is on a part of the country that is important to him.

My fiancée Jennifer and I visited New Orleans twice over the past three weeks. That alone would cause some to go green with envy, and I’m not complaining. The first trip was to attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, where Jenn and I were introduced last year. Over four days, we were drenched, flooded out, generally left footsore and tired— and saw some incredible performances. If you haven’t been, please go. During our festival visit, we decided to get married in New Orleans, so trip number two was to scout wedding venues. While we weren’t there for the beer, we wanted to sample the craft offerings as much as possible. New Orleans was once home to dozens of breweries, but consolidation and Hurricane Katrina conspired to halt large-scale brewing in the city after 2005, when Dixie licensed production to a Wisconsin brewery. Since 2008, New Orleanians have slowly but surely started producing and embracing craft beer.

Aside from a single tap featuring the excellent Abita Amber, Jazz Fest doesn’t offer much for the craft beer lover. I got in touch with Nora McGunnigle, a local beer and food writer who authors the Nola Beer Blog, for help. Thanks to her, I made it to The Avenue Pub, with 38 beers on tap, a great bottle selection, and a huge array of Bourbon, rye and whiskey. They are also rightfully proud of their commitment to proper gas mixtures and draft line maintenance. You know you’re getting a great, fresh beer here every time! It was the only craft venue I visited on the first trip and it’s a great one.

NOLA Brewing Flight

To cool off during our second visit, we stopped into NOLA Brewing’s taproom for a flight. NOLA Brewing opened its doors in 2008 to fill the local beer void I mentioned above. It boasts a friendly and inviting taproom with knowledgeable staff. While sipping my flight, and snacking on tacos from the pop-up food vendor onsite, I got a glimpse into a brewery where the brewers are fearless about trying new things while respecting the craft, and improving the city. We’re hoping to have our rehearsal dinner there next year.

Fermenters At Crescent City Brewhouse

On our last night, we didn’t want to venture far beyond our French Quarter hotel. Thankfully, Wolf Koehler, a Bavarian brewmaster, opened the Crescent City Brewhouse on Decatur St. in 1991, and continues to brew and serve excellent beer in the German tradition. The beers here don’t have exotic names. There’s a Pilsner, Red Stallion Vienna Lager, Weiss Bier, and Black Forest Munich style dunkel, plus a special monthly offering. That’s it. Koehler lets the beer speak for itself and there’s something perfect about that that befits the French Quarter location and the German beer-making ethos. I’m looking forward to more visits to The Big Easy, and to my wedding next year when I can sample a few more craft beers. These two short trips gave me great memories and left me with more to explore.

Tastings and Tappings Report: May 6, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Shorts Brewing Beer Tasting Friday 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 Jackie O’s at Fairfield and from Kentucky Ale/Alltech at Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

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, it’s their Slaughtered Oaks Backroom Brawl. From their newsletter: “For those unfamiliar with this event, it’s an all draft salute to bourbon barrel aged deliciousness. This years lineup goes a little something this: GOOSE ISLAND Bourbon County Stout, FOUNDERS KBS, MASH CULT BA My Milk Stout Brings All The Boys To The Bar variants (Mexican Cinnamon Roll & Coffee/Vanilla Bean), COUNTRY BOY Infinite Sadness, Papaw’s Red & Sinkhole Stout, Sweetwater BA Imperial Stout, BOULEVARD Triple Julip, ABITA Bourbon Street Maple Pecan & BA Pale. Cost for this one will be $15.00.” 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.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Rhinegeist including Peach Dodo, Vanilla Ink, Juicy Truth, Experimental #004, and Fool Saison.

Listermann Brewing – Chickow! Day starting Saturday at 10:00 am. From Facebook: “Lots of Chickow Variants on Draft. We will update the list as we have them ready. So far we have: Rye Whiskey Coffee Chickow!, Heaven Hill BA Chickow!, Pappy Chickow! (Last Keg!), Coconut Chocolate Chickow!, Chai Chickow!, Irish Cream Chickow!, Nuts on Nuts Chickow!, Maple Chickow!, Cinnamon Roll Chickow! and Red Hot Chickow! Not all of these will be tapped at once and some will have assigned times. Please stay tuned for updates! PLEASE BRING A MUFFIN TRAY WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE ONE!”

O’Neal’s Tavern – Rivertown Tap Takeover tonight from 4:30-7:30 pm featuring Nice Melons, Lil Sipa, Roebling, Jeanneke and Blueberry Lager.

OTHER

Braxton Brewing – Derby Party Saturday with Kentucky Home, their mint julep style beer AND Bagel Brunch & Beermosas on Sunday starting at 11:00 am for Mother’s Day.

Krohn Conservatory – Crafts and Crafts tonight from 5:30-7:30 pm. From Facebook: “Come see The Butterflies of the Caribbean AND enjoy sampling craft beers, music and time to shop at the Krohn Caribbean Straw Market. This is a special time for “grown-ups” only and a perfect relaxing time to see the show. (Regular Admission applies but unlimited admission pin not valid at this event. Purchase beer separately.) http://butterflyshow.com/event/crafts-and-crafts/

OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market – This weekend, they will have beers from Christian Moerlein (Christian Moerlein Purity Pils, Christian Moerlein OTR Pale Ale, Christian Moerlein Third Wave IPA, Christian Moerlein Strawberry Pig Cream Ale, Hudepohl Pure Lager 16oz can and Hudepohl Delight 12oz can) plus MadTree (MadTree PSA Pale Ale and MadTree Lift Kolsch).

Trinity Episcopal Church Covington – Trinity Sprouts and Stouts today from 5:00-9:00 pm. From Facebook: “Enjoy craft beer? Enjoy live music? Enjoy gardening? Then this is the event for you. Come enjoy local craft beer on tap, live music from School of Rock Mason (5-7pm) and The Turkeys (7-9pm), and browse plants and crafts for sale from local merchants.”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 12 – 18, 2015

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Canceled due to supply chain issues. This has been re-scheduled for October 27th.

Wednesday, Oct. 14th at 5:00 pm – Beer Baron Ball Happy Hour and Windisch-Muhlhauser Commemorative Lager Tapping at Moerlein Malt House

Wednesday, Oct. 14th at 6:00 pm – DuClaw Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Sweet Baby Jesus (draft), Neon Gypsy (draft), Dirty Little Freak (bottle), Funk (bottle) Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale (bottle).

Thursday, Oct. 15th at 5:00 pm – BrewRiver Masquerade at BrewRiver GastroPub
This event mixes an Abita tap takeover with a Masquerade party and music from Lagniappe.

Thursday, Oct. 15th at 7:00 pm – Ommegang Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring The Iron Throne Ale.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: June 5, 2015

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

The Valley Vineyard Wine and Beer Festival starts tonight! Check out our earlier post for more information.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (6/5), it’s MadTree Sol Drifter, Tröegs Dream Weaver Wheat, Alltech Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale and Jackie O’s Mystic Mama.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (6/5), it’s Alltech Brewing. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (6/5), it’s Fat Head’s. Pints are usually $3.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (6/5) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Southern Tier, Great Lakes, Christian Moerlein, Left Hand and New Belgium. The featured draft by the glass pour is your choice of Rhinegeist T-Rex Black I.P.A. or Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter for $3.00 for a nine ounce pour. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (6/5) is Free Bacon Night AND they are tapping Rhinegeist Stryker. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (6/6), it’s Rhinegeist Fool Saison through dandelions and honeysuckle. Cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (6/8), it’s Ei8ht Ball Cankle (English Pale Ale brewed with Pecans and Lactose) on nitro. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 1, 2015

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (5/1), it’s Founders Rubaeus, Bell’s Oberon, Stone Delicious IPA and Maumee Bay Amarillo Brillo.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/1), it’s Anderson Valley. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/1), it’s Stone. Pints are usually $3.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (4/24), it’s their annual Slaughtered Oaks event with all barrel aged beers at 5:30 pm. Beers are from North Coast, Founders, Abita, Against the Grain, Heavy Seas, Christian Moerlein, New Holland and Alltech. The cost for this one is $3.00 and prices for beer by the glass will be posted at the event. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (5/1) is Free Bacon Night AND Reintarnation Bottle Release at 5:00 pm. They will be serving a special bourbon bacon in honor of the Reintarnation release. Bottles will also be available at the Tap Room (limit 1 per person) and the cost is $11.99.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (5/2), it’s Mikkleller Beer Geek Breakfast through a Randall of coconut and chocolate. Cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (5/4), it’s two from Evil Twin: Mission Gose and Even More Jesus.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom