This Week in Beer: Jan. 23 – 29, 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. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Monday, it’s Gumballhead American Wheat.

Monday, Jan. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Holland Coconut Rum Barrel-Aged Dragon’s Milk. The cost $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Jan. 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Anderson Valley Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Beers include Winter Solstice, Hop Ottin IPA, Blood Orange Gose, and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Tuesday, it’s Alpha King American Pale Ale.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6:00 pm – Brennan’s BuckNut Brew Tappening at Rivertown Brewing (both locations)
In honor of National Peanut Butter Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Three course meal (salad, entree meatballs with a side, and dessert) for $25. Call (859) 415-2312 to make reservations.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 8:00 pm – Beat the Beer Guy at 16 Bits Bar
From Facebook: “Play a Side-by-Side game against the Sierra Nevada rep for a chance to win free Sierra Nevada beer and/or Sierra Nevada swag. Featuring the brand new Sidecar Pale Ale with Orange and the always classic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.”

Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Wednesday, it’s Robert the Bruce Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their doppelbock.

Thursday, Jan. 26th from 4:30-11:00 pm – Hopslam Release Party at Lisse Rooftop Lounge
“Happy Hour drink specials, complimentary appetizers, UC vs Xavier Basketball game on all 6 TVs and of course…..Hopslam on tap!”

Thursday, Jan. 26th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Sam Adams Utopias Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on tap from Sam Adams, and one ounce pour of Utopias for $20 (limit 1 per person, while supplies last).

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Thursday, it’s Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Cincinnati Girls Pint Out Meetup at O’Bryan’s Wine and Spirits
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Listermann Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Cincinnatus, Cherry Cincinnatus, BA Stuff, Chocolate/Raspberry Lateral, and Coffee Lateral.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Crosstown Tap Takeover at The Oak Tavern
Beers from Braxton on tap include Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager, Spotlight White IPA, Bluff White Mocha Stout, and Tropic Flair Imperial IPA.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7:00 pm – Oskar Blues Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Longnecks (Hebron)

Saturday, Jan. 28th at 6:30 pm – Beefsteak Club Dinner at Christian Moerlein Malt House
Tickets are $55.00 and all proceeds go to supporting Bockfest and the Bockfest Parade. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks, and a signed copy of this year’s Bockfest poster. Purchase your tickets at the OTR Brewery District web site.

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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: April 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, April 18th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Weizen for $5

Monday, April 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s beers from Anderson Valley including Briney Watermelon Gose, Horse Tongue Sour, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout and Huge Arker.

Tuesday, April 19th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Dunkel for $5

Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm – Founders Surprise Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus
Beers include KBS, Mosaic and All Day.

Wednesday, April 20th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Lager for $5

Wednesday, April 20th at 3:00 pm – Fire it up on 4/20 with Fat Head’s and Boulder at Lucky Turtle
Beers include Fat Head’s Bone Head Imperial Red Ale, Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale, Boulder Hazed Hoppy Session Ale, Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter plus their collaboration ale Co-Hopitation.

Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00 pm – Pack That Pils Into the Glass at Wunderbar
Try out four experimental Pilsners from Rhinegeist.

Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm – 420 on 4/20 Drink ‘Em If You Got ‘Em at Marty’s Hops and Vines
$3 SweetWater 420 drafts

Thursday, April 21st – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Red Lager for $5

Thursday, April 21st at 5:00-8:00 pm – Ommegang “Game Of Thrones” Beer Tasting at Market Wines
Beers include Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat, Iron Throne Belgian Pale Ale and Take The Black Stout.

Thursday, April 21st at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Yellow Springs.

Thursday, April 21st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, April 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 – Three Floyds Tap Takeover, Glendale – Listermann Don’t Talk Sh*t About Norwood and Hyde Park – New Belgium Rare Tap Invasion.

Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm – Dogfish Head Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 21st at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Home Bottle Release at Braxton Brewing

Check out our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report for lots of weekend events and Reinheitsgebot celebrations!

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This Week in Beer: March 21 – 27, 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, March 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Tribble-Currant. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap & Dine at The Littlefield
Four beers and four pairings. You can check out the menu on their Facebook event page. Cost is $65 per person plus a $4.57 fee. Reserve your space at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhinegeist-tap-dine-the-littlefield-tickets-21282144467

Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Broken Trolley Blonde (draft), Oregon Alley Imperial IPA, Java Man Cometh, Mad Wolf Hoppy Pale Ale (draft) and Riverside Rye IPA (draft).

Thursday, March 24th at 4:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Bar Premiere at the Famous Neons Unplugged
Beers include Huma Lupa Licious, Soft Parade, ControversiALE, Space Rock, Bellaire Brown, Good Humans, and Twisted Cain. Ciders include Octorock, Pulsar and Squishy.

Thursday, March 24th at 5:00 pm – Third Annual Preach Release Party at Ei8ht Ball

Thursday, March 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Hustle Home Run Derby at Rhinegeist
From their Facebook event page:
“A $5 donation gets you 10 swings and the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. All proceeds benefit Bow Tie Cause and Butler County Challenger Baseball, a baseball league designed to meet the needs of children and young adults from 5 to 22 years of age with special needs…. Take home your Hustle pint glass for only $1 with the purchase of a Hustle Rye Pale Ale (while supplies last).”

Thursday, March 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – North High Stardust to Stardust Tapping at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 24th 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 Romantic Chemistry, Glendale – Goodwood Red Wine Saison and Hyde Park – Goodwood Red Wine Saison.

Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring the Citradelic Tangerine IPA.

Saturday, March 26th – Braxton’s 1-Year Anniversary
So much going on for this celebration that we couldn’t begin to cover it here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the particulars.

Saturday, March 26th – BC’s Bottle Lodge Grand Opening Bash
They are starting off Saturday by tapping Warped Wing Whiskey Rebellion, Urban Artifact Abacus, Three Floyds Alpha King, Alesmith Hammerhead Speedway Stout, and a special cask of Heavy Seas Winter Storm. CHeck out their Facebook event page for listing of more beers to be tapped including Listermann/Triple Digit Cranium, Evil Twin Even More Jesus, Clown Shoes Coffee Blaecorn Unidragon and more.

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 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.

Monday, Nov. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backstage Series: Project PAM. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm – December Tapping at Rock Bottom
This month, they are tapping their Wicked Elf.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Nitro Tap Takeover at the Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Hearth, Cauldron, Coffee Cauldron, Kicksled and Finn.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 6:00-8:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Dad Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm – Schlafly Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm-Saturday, Dec. 5th at 11:00 pm – Eighth Annual Hopnosis at The Comet
30 kegs of small batch beers tapped on an hourly basis over two days. Partial keg list: Brothers Drake Rising Star Coffee, Sierra Nevada Estate, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Epic Big Bad Baptist, Bell’s Roundhouse IRA, MadTree Dewhop, Deschutes Chasin Freshies, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey, Great Lakes and Fifty West Collaboration Walking Sticke, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Ballast Point Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, Deschutes Black Butte XXVII Birthday Reserve, Brooklyn Lord Sirachi, Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale, To Øl Black Maria, Great Lakes Kentucky Common, MadTree Pilgrim, Stone 2014 Old Guardian, Urban Artifact Kicksled, Moerlein Incline IPA, Mikkeller Say Sun, Anderson Valley Briny Melon, Bell’s L’Appel du Vide, Saskatoon Berry, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs, Moerlein Sunnyvale, Blank Slate Vanilla Cherry Opera Cream, Taft Ale House TBA and more.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Happy Sixth Anniversary to Marty’s Hops & Vines
They will be tapping Marty’s Hamilton Ave. IPA from Fibonacci Brewing and by the bottle for in-house and to take home a special brewed variation of Brew Kettle’s 4 C’s just for Marty’s Sixth Anniversary.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Braxton Block Party
Release of their first bottled beer, Dark Charge in four variations: Dark Charge Imperial Stout, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Vanilla and Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Starter Coffee. In addition, special tappings throughout the day: Available All Day – Storm, Sparky, Crank Shaft, Dead Blow, Trophy: Galaxy, Shop Talk, Garage Series, Nitro Series; Tapped at Noon – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. 11/162, New Belgium Brewing Barrel Aged Blackberry Barleywine, Upland Brewing Company Dantalion; Tapped at 2pm: Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged, Rhinegeist Double Barrel-Aged Gramps Barleywine, Ei8ht Ball Brewing Reintarnation Barrel Aged Golden Ale, Widmer Brothers Brewing Angel’s Reign Imperial Rye Stout, Central State Brewing Totes McOaks Brett IPA; Tapped at 4pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vanilla, Blank Slate Brewing Company Barrel Aged Shroominous, Quaff Bros 2014 Flying Pig Pumpkin Ale, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House Triumvirate; Tapped at 6pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Starter Coffee, MadTree Brewing Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Brick Kiln Barleywine and West Sixth Brewing Slap Happy Barrel Aged Brown Ale. Food trucks and live music too.

Saturday, Dec. 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Happy First Birthday to The Growler House
They will be celebrating with with a wide range of beers, including some special, hard-to-find seasonals, purchase VIP party pass for $35 to get 25 bencher tickets to sample all our taps have to offer plus a free pint glass to take home, $11.11 growler fills all day.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 16, 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

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Anderson Valley 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 West Sixth in Fairfield and Rhinegeist in 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 Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from TBA. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. 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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping TBA.

Mt. Carmel Brewing – They will be tapping Smoke Scream IPA, a Fall Smoked Black IPA with Chipotle peppers this Saturday.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: August 7, 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. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/7) are Ace Perry Cider; Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose; Rhinegiest Fool and Harpoon IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/7), it’s West Sixth. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/7), it’s SweetWater. 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 (8/7) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Carson’s from Evansville. Beers include Oud Bovine Barrel Aged Sour Red/Brown, Demonik Imperial IPA, Eville American Wheat, Harlot Golden/Blonde Ale, Purgatory American IPA as well as thier line of available bottles. Draft by the glass will be $4.00 for a nine ounce pour. The first 72 people to purchase a ticket for a nine ounce draft pour will receive a free Carson’s Brewery pint glass. The 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 (7/31) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Three Floyds Yum Yum. Cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 10, 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.
There are so many events scheduled for this All Star weekend that we are sure to have missed some. Be sure to check our Facebook page for more of them that may have come in after our publication time.

CONGRATULATIONS TO FIBONACCI BREWING ON THEIR GRAND OPENING!

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 (7/10), it’s Schofferhoffer Grapefruit, SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, Epic Escape to Colorado IPA and Stone Ruin Ten Triple IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/10), it’s Kona Brewing. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/10), it’s Old Firehouse. 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 (7/10) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s Brooklyn Brewery. Beers include Brewmaster’s series Cuvee La Boite spiced Grand Cru, Black Chocolate Imperial Stout infused with coffee & vanilla beans and 2012 vintage Monster Barley Wine. The 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 (7/10) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Stift Engelszell Gregorious Trappist Bier. The cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (7/11), it’s Anderson Valley the Kimmie Gose through watermelon. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (7/13), it’s Three Floyds Alpha King. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Beers We Love Right Now: July 8, 2015

Once a week (or so), we post a beer (or two) that we are loving right now. These aren’t be long reviews analyzing the beers, just the name of the beer and a sentence or two about why it’s one of the beers we love right now.

Tom – When it’s warm like it is now I like a solid Pilsner.  It’s the beer where there’s nowhere to hide. It’s good or it’s not, there’s nothing in-between. Rhinegeist Puma Pils is where it’s at for me right now. It’s a Czech Pilsner so it’s all about the Saaz hops. Crisp and refreshing and you can tell your uncle that this is what the beer he’s drinking is supposed to taste like.

Carla – This past weekend, we went back to my home state of Illinois. We had a late lunch on the 3rd at brewpub called J.T. Walker’s in Mahomet, IL. My dad really liked their Bulldog Brown Ale, but I loved their Orange & Blue Belgian Wit with orange peel and blueberries.

Jared – Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose. Gose and blood orange – what more can you ask for? And Brew Kettle White Rajah, because I can find it readily now and because White Rajah!

John – I’ve been loving New Belgium Slow Ride, their 4.5% abv Session IPA. Lots of hop flavor, low-ish alcohol, and straightforward. Great for the beach or sitting outside.

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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