This Week in Beer: December 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. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Dec. 12th starting at 12:00 pm – Twelve Beers of Christmas at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Starting on 12/12/16 at noon and for the next 12 days we are tapping some rare kegs and getting all festive and stuff, so come check it out. Here is a list of beers that will be tapped in no particular order (order coming soon): St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Lervig Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Braxton Snow Shovel Rum Winter Warmer, Mikkeller/Three Floyds Bla Spogelse Blueberry Lambic, Three Floyds Sabertooth Berzerker, Stone Bigger Longer Uncut, Tilquin Gueuze, Prairie Xmas Bomb!, Prairie Paradise, The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing, Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.” They will also be tapping their own Home Alone Chocolate Milk Stout at 6:00 pm this Monday.

Monday, Dec. 12th at 6:00 pm – BREW 100 Sanuk Tapping at Urban Artifact
The fourth beer designed by students in Cincinnati State’s Introduction to Craft Beer class, BREW 100 Sanuk is a carmelized pineapple Kölsch with jasmine. Sanuk is the Thai word for fun.

Tuesday, Dec. 13th starting at 6:00 pm – Ol’ Pee Paw’s Farmhouse Ale Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Snowboard Giveaway at The Casual Pint – Oakley

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Commonwealth Bistro
Four courses and 5 beers for $50. Call 859-916-6719 or email hello@commonwealthbistro.com to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, Dec. 14th starting at 6:00 pm – Import Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Riegele Privat, La Trappe Witte Trappist, N’ice Chouffe, Unibroue Tout le Monde (Megadeath collaboration), and Unibroue La Fin du Monde (draft).

Wednesday, Dec. 14th starting at 6:00 pm – Import Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm – Three Year Anniversary Celebration of Girls Pint Out at Crafts and Vines (Covington)
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 8:00 pm – Black Wednesday at Wiseguy Lounge (Covington)
They will be tapping two kegs of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout. One of which has been aging in their caller for a year. Cost is $17 for a vertical tasting.

Thursday, Dec. 15th – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley
The featured beer is their Shiver Chai Spiced Porter.

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 5:00 pm – Barrel Aged Great Lakes Christmas Ale Tapping at Molly Malone’s Covington
According to their Facebook page, “here also will be the Christmas Ale, Blackout Stout and Elliot Ness Lager on tap!! Swag and prizes will be available and we might even get a Santa Claus sighting before its all said and done.”

Thursday, Dec. 15th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Hoof Hearted Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include I Only Smoke After Sex, ISO: Chuck Biscuits FT: Simcoe, Drownin in the Drzmz, Belloq, Joe Lies When He Cries, Zipper Ripper, Did We Just Become Best Friends, and Unglaublich!

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – The Bruery Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Hottenroth, Mischief, Beret, Rueuze, and Poterie. Taste all five for $15. Pizza from Donatos included.

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – A Beer Geek’s Guide to High Alcohol Beers at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 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 – West Sixth Christmas Ale, Glendale – West Sixth & Breckenridge Christmas Ale and Hyde Park – West Sixth Christmas Ale.

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night and Beat The Brewer Escape Room Challenge at Hebron Brew Haus
From Facebook: “Join us for a fun night of Braxton brew tapping and Locked Escape Games Beat the Brewer Challenge. Can you escape the room faster than Team Braxton? We shall see. Bookings will fill quickly so don’t wait to book your team or join an existing group.”

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This Week in Beer: February 17 – 23, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Feb. 17th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Feb. 17th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Feb. 17th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, Feb. 17th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week’s beer is Cigar City’s Tropical Triple (collaboration with Belgian brewery De Proef).

Monday, Feb. 17th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Feb. 18th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Feb. 18th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Feb. 18th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Buy a logo pint glass with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for $5.95, get it refilled for $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Feb. 19th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Feb. 19th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, Feb. 19th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s

Wednesday, Feb. 19th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Feb. 19th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, Feb. 19th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Feb. 20th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine

Thursday, Feb. 20th at 5:00 pm – 5th Annual Belgian Fest at UC’s Catskeller
Beers include Epic Brainless on Peaches, St Bernardus Abt 12, Weyerbacher Merry Monks, Unibroue Trois Pistoles, Brasserie d’Achouffe La Chouffe, Great Divide Orabelle, Rodenbach Classic Rodenbach and New Belgium Snapshot.

Thursday, Feb. 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 – Sam Adams Rebel IPA, Glendale – Listernmann’s 562 Lateral and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Piercing Pils.

Thursday, Feb. 20th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, Feb. 21st – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, Feb. 21st at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, Feb. 21st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Feb. 22nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 6:00pm – Cellar Dweller Brewing Two Year Anniversary Party
Happy hour pricing on all beers and a few special beers will be tapped. They will also have an all you can eat buffet of burgers, brats, metts and more available.

This Week in Beer: December 17 – 23, 2012

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

December 7th-24th – Dogfishmas at Cock and Bull Hyde Park
Tap takeover includes Sah’ Tea, Namaste, Theobroma, Bitches Brew, Burton Baton, Positive Contact, Red & White, Immort Ale, Noble rot, Hellhound, 60 Minute and 90 Minute

Monday, Dec. 17th – Craft Beer Bottles 1/3 Off at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 17th – Half Liter of Dunkel for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Part of their 12 Days of Christmas promotion

Monday, Dec. 17th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, Dec. 18th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 18th at 5:00 pm – Triple Digit Chickow and Rivertown Death tapping at Arthur’s Café

UPDATE Tuesday, Dec. 18th at 5:00 pm – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week, it’s Kalamazoo Bell’s Brewery Harry McGill’s Spiced Stout.

Tuesday, Dec. 18th – Half Liter of Lager for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Part of their 12 Days of Christmas promotion

Tuesday, Dec. 18th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Wednesday, Dec. 19th – Merry Chouffemas at Taste of Belgium
Tonight’s beer are N’ice Chouffe and Chouffe du Soleil.

Wednesday, Dec. 19th starting at 5:30 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
From the Great Lakes Cincinnati/Dayton Area Events & Promotions page:

North meets South. Moerlein has invited us to work with Chef Carl to pair up our award winning lagers and ales with their divine cuisine. Great Lakes Brewmaster Luke Purcell will be on hand to guide you through the world of Great Lakes Brewing Company. Among other brews that will be paired, we will definitely have Christmas Ale, Blackout Stout and pub exclusive Cleveland Brown Ale on tap! Bring a friend as it is sure to be an event to share during the holiday season.

UPDATE Wednesday, Dec. 19th at 6:00 pm – Left Hand Fade to Black Tapping at Mac’s Pizza (Clifton)

Wednesday, Dec. 19th at 6:00 pm – Brooklyn Brewing Pint Night at Keystone Hyde Park
Featuring Brooklyn There Will Be Black, you could keep the glass (while they last).

Wednesday, Dec. 19th – Half Liter of Weizen for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Part of their 12 Days of Christmas promotion

Wednesday, Dec. 19th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 20th – Merry Chouffemas at Taste of Belgium
Tonight’s beer is McChouffe.

Thursday, Dec. 20th at 5:00 pm – End of the World Party at Holler Hops & Grill
They will be tapping a keg of Three Floyds Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Dec. 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: Covington – Rivertown Winter Ale, Hyde Park – Rivertown Winter Ale, and Glendale – Rogue Dead Guy.

Thursday, Dec. 20th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

UPDATE Friday, Dec. 21st – Merry Chouffemas at Taste of Belgium
Tonight’s beer is Houblon (IPA) Chouffe.

Friday, Dec. 21st – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, Dec. 21st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Happy Hour at Mt. Carmel Brewing Public Room

Friday, Dec. 21st at 5:00 pm – End of the World Party at Listernmann Brewing
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, Dec. 21st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Dec. 21st starting at 6:00 pm – End of the World Party at Cock and Bull Hyde Park
Featuring Unibroue La Fin Du Monde and Left Hand Brewery Wake Up Dead.

Friday, Dec. 21st from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$12 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Friday, Dec. 21st – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

UPDATE Saturday, Dec. 22nd – Merry Chouffemas at Taste of Belgium
Tonight’s beer is La Chouffe.

Saturday, Dec. 22nd from 3:00 pm – Wiedemann Beer’s First Ever ‘Holiday Hop’
From Facebook:

Happy WiedeDays from Wiedemann! Wiedemann’s inaugural Holiday Hop in downtown Newport, aka the WiedeWonderland. A perfect opportunity to relax with a few cold beers and pick up those last-minute gifts for your family and friends — gift cards redeemable for Wiedemann’s Special Lager at Northern Kentucky’s finest drinking and dining spots. We’ll start hopping at Pompilio’s, which has a special on Wiedemann’s Special Lager from 3 to 6 p.m. Then we’ll jump over to Coaches Corner, the Green Derby, Jerry’s Jug House (look for the newly restored, vintage Wiedemann sign) and other points in between. More specials and valuable Wiedemann prizes at each stop, but you must be present to win. Caroling is mandatory. After all, it’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

Saturday, Dec. 22nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

Tastings and Growlers Report: December 7, 2012

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

● Newly opened Everything’s d’ Vine will be having beer tastings on Friday nights starting at 5:00 pm including tonight!

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence is a Backroom Brawl featuring beers from Against the Grain Brewery from Louisville. They will be tapping eleven kegs including So Double It’s Triple IPA, Bo & Luke Pappy van Winkle 23 yr old Aged Imperial Stout, O’tay Pankey, Nohu Motueka IPA and several others. In addition, Holler Hops and Grill will be bringing out food samples to everyone to try. They are asking that all shopping carts be left out on the sales floor to allow more space for those attending. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Please note that this is the last beer tasting at Party Town for 2012. Friday Night Flights will start back up in January.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES, BREW PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

● Buckhead Mountain Grill now does growler fills. The cost is $16 for a “fill of any craft or import beer offered in a 16oz serving size” (add $5 for a new Buckhead growler). On draft as of Nov. 16th: Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Great Lakes Christmas, Founders Harvest, Bell’s Winter White, Southern Tier 2x IPA, Oskar Blues Old Chub, Mt. Carmel Amber, Rivertown Helles, BBC Nut Brown Ale, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, PALM, Stella Artois, Blue Moon, Upland Wheat, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Guinness, Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Thirsty Dog Irish Setter Red and Leinenkugel Snow Drift Vanilla Porter. We hear that Sierra Nevada Celebration will return when the Eliot Ness blows.

● The growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Leopold Belgian Blonde, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Aftermath Scottish Wee Heavy, Losantiville Pre Pro Lager, Run Like Hell Red, Enter the Beagle IPA, Oktoberfest, Wiedemann’s. Both Oatmeal Sweet Stout and Chickow are coming soon. New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? The following beers are currently available for growler fills: Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Fifth & Vine Marzen and Hell town Rye-ot Brown. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Dewey’s Porter, Winter, Blonde, Amber, IPA, Nut Brown, Stout and 3rd Shift Imperial Coffee Stout on their new eight tap system. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Unit 6, Winter Ale, Death and a sweet potato stout (7.2 ABV and 35 IBUs). Bottles of Death and Famine are also available at the Tap Room for $2.99 each. Growler fills are $7.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

● At Rock Bottom Cincinnati, you can take home growlers of all their regular beers plus Mocha Imperial Stout ($65 for a growler), the Buffalo Gold (not the bourbon barrel version) and Pumpkin Ale. As of this past Tuesday, they also have their Winter Tartan (a malty Scottish ale with a hint of vanilla). Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● As of Dec. 5th, Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Smuttynose Scotch Ale, Southern Tier 2XMAS, Dogfish Chicory Stout, Chouffe Houblon, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Mt. Carmel Winter, Brooklyn Blast! Ale and Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti.

● As of Nov. 23rd, the growler station at DEP’s in Covington had Lion Stout ($8.99), Green Flash Special ($18.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack and Shiner Ruby Red ($6.59). At their Fort Thomas location, the new 24-tap growler station has Upland Wheat ($5.99), Batch 19 ($5.99), Oskar Blues Mama’s Yella Pils ($5.99), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($6.99), Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale ($8.99), Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red ($10.99), Oskar Blues TenFidy Stout ($14.99), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale IPA ($10.99), Blue Moon Spiced Caramel Apple ($7.99), Henry Weinhards IPA ($5.99), Flying Dog Raging Bitch ($11.99), Leinenkugel Big Eddy Baltic Porter ($8.99), Upland Octoberfest ($5.99), New Albanian Hoptimus ($10.99), Abita Fallfest ($7.99), Widmer Brothers Milk Stout ($16.99), Cumberland Smoked Pumpkin ($7.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($16.99), Lore Brown Ale ($6.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest ($5.99), Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine ($15.99), Stone Oaked Bastard ($11.99), DogFish Head Namaste ($10.99) and Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($13.99). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● As of November 3rd, the growler station offerings at the new Jungle Jim’s Eastgate included Yuengling Black & Tan ($7), Founders Breakfast Stout ($22), Cellar Rats Field Rat Wheat ($11), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($11), Upland Dragonfly IPA ($11), Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($12), Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas ($13), Breckenridge Christmas Ale ($13), Southern Tier 2XMAS ($15), Brooklyn Blast ($16), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13). Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and we’re hearing that they will only fill their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each. (Thanks to Eric Dunaway of Jungle Jim’s for this information!)

● As of November 16th, the growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Arcadia IPA, New Holland Poet Oatmeal Stout, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.

● The growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA ($4.00/glass $12/ growler), Bell’s Double Cream Stout ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler), Bear Republic Racer X ($6.00/glass No Growlers) and Tröegs Mad Elf Ale ($6.00/glass $18.00/ growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● As of November 16th, on the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter ($9.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($15.99) and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Beer Here SoD ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Sam Adams Blueberry Hill ($15.99 64oz $8.00 32oz), Upland Double Dragonfly ($13.99 64oz $7.00 32oz), Quaff Bros. Joseph ($17.99 64oz $9.00 32oz), Ommegang Rare Vos ($12.99 64oz $6.50 32oz), Huvila Arctic Circle ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), New Holland White Hatter ($16.99 64oz $8.50 32oz) and Widmer Milk Stout Milk Stout ($12.99 64oz $6.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the growler station at Party Town in Florence: Anderson Valley Mendo Mello Fresh Hop Pale Ale ($9.99), Anderson Valley El Stienber Dark Lager ($7.99), Ayinger Oktoberfest ($10.99), Cumberland India Pale Ale ($5.99), Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock ($7.99), Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout ($7.99), Great Lakes Black Out Stout ($11.99), Great Lakes Eliot Ness Amber Lager ($7.99), Green Flash Hop Head Red India Pale Ale ($9.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($10.99), New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale ($9.99), North Coast Wintertime Ale ($9.99), Sixpoint Mad Scientist Sour ($14.99), Southern Tier Choklat ($11.99), Upland Harvest IPA ($9.99), Upland Teddy Bear Kisses Stout ($12.99) and Wood Chuck Amber Cider ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

● As of October 25th, United Liquor in Florence has Southern Tier Pumpking, KY Bourbon Ale, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Harpoon Rye IPA, Dogfish 60 min IPA, and Big Eddy Imperial IPA.

● Valley Wine & Spirits has Upland Dragonfly Imperial IPA, Thirsty Dog Siberian Imperial Stout, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Leinenkugel’s Vanilla Porter, Widmer’s Brrr, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Southern Tier 2XMAS, Sam Adams Merry Mischief and Bell’s Amber Ale.

● As of Dec. 5th, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Brooklyn Blast Pale Ale, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, Boulder Freshtracks Wet Hopped Ale, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Avery Old Jubilation Ale and Dogfish Head Chicory Stout. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● As of Nov. 18th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Sam Adams Merry Mischief, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, & Kentucky Bourbon Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.

Tastings and Growlers Report – November 30, 2012

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

● Newly opened Everything’s d’ Vine will be having beer tastings on Friday nights starting at 5:00 pm including tonight!

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence will be pouring new seasonal beers including a limited release bourbon barrel-aged barley wine from Heavy Seas. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES, BREW PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

● As we told you last week, Buckhead Mountain Grill now does growler fills. The cost is $16 for a “fill of any craft or import beer offered in a 16oz serving size” (add $5 for a new Buckhead growler). On draft as of Nov. 16th: Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Great Lakes Christmas, Founders Harvest, Bell’s Winter White, Southern Tier 2x IPA, Oskar Blues Old Chub, Mt. Carmel Amber, Rivertown Helles, BBC Nut Brown Ale, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, PALM, Stella Artois, Blue Moon, Upland Wheat, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Guinness, Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Thirsty Dog Irish Setter Red and Leinenkugel Snow Drift Vanilla Porter. We hear that Sierra Nevada Celebration will return when the Eliot Ness blows.

● The growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Leopold Belgian Blonde, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Aftermath Scottish Wee Heavy, Losantiville Pre Pro Lager, Run Like Hell Red, Enter the Beagle IPA, Oktoberfest, Wiedemann’s. Both Oatmeal Sweet Stout and Chickow are coming soon. New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? The following beers are currently available for growler fills: Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Fifth & Vine Marzen and Hell town Rye-ot Brown. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

● As of Nov. 21st, the growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Dewey’s Porter, Winter, Blonde, Amber, IPA, Nut Brown, Stout and 3rd Shift Imperial Coffee Stout on their new eight tap system. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Jenneke, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Unit 6, Wit, Pumpkin Ale and hopefully their Winter ale. Growler fills are $7.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

● At Rock Bottom Cincinnati, you can take home growlers of all their regular beers plus Mocha Imperial Stout ($65 for a growler), the Buffalo Gold (not the bourbon barrel version) and Pumpkin Ale. As of this past Tuesday, they also have their Winter Tartan (a malty Scottish ale with a hint of vanilla). Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● As of Nov. 28th, Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, Sixpoint Resin Ale, Dogfish Chicory Stout, Chouffe Houblon, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Mt. Carmel Winter, Brooklyn Blast! Ale and Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti.

● As of Nov. 23rd, the growler station at DEP’s in Covington had Lion Stout ($8.99), Green Flash Special ($18.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack and Shiner Ruby Red ($6.59). At their Fort Thomas location, the new 24-tap growler station has Upland Wheat ($5.99), Batch 19 ($5.99), Oskar Blues Mama’s Yella Pils ($5.99), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($6.99), Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale ($8.99), Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red ($10.99), Oskar Blues TenFidy Stout ($14.99), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale IPA ($10.99), Blue Moon Spiced Caramel Apple ($7.99), Henry Weinhards IPA ($5.99), Flying Dog Raging Bitch ($11.99), Leinenkugel Big Eddy Baltic Porter ($8.99), Upland Octoberfest ($5.99), New Albanian Hoptimus ($10.99), Abita Fallfest ($7.99), Widmer Brothers Milk Stout ($16.99), Cumberland Smoked Pumpkin ($7.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($16.99), Lore Brown Ale ($6.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest ($5.99), Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine ($15.99), Stone Oaked Bastard ($11.99), DogFish Head Namaste ($10.99) and Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($13.99). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● As of November 3rd, the growler station offerings at the new Jungle Jim’s Eastgate included Yuengling Black & Tan ($7), Founders Breakfast Stout ($22), Cellar Rats Field Rat Wheat ($11), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($11), Upland Dragonfly IPA ($11), Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($12), Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas ($13), Breckenridge Christmas Ale ($13), Southern Tier 2XMAS ($15), Brooklyn Blast ($16), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13). Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and we’re hearing that they will only fill their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each. (Thanks to Eric Dunaway of Jungle Jim’s for this information!)

● As of November 16th, the growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Arcadia IPA, New Holland Poet Oatmeal Stout, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.

● As of November 17th, the growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Bell’s Winter White Ale ($4.00/glass $12/ growler*), Bell’s Double Cream Stout ($5.00/glass $14.00/growler), Ommegang Scythe and Sickle ($5.00/glass $14.00/growler) and Brooklyn Lager ($4.00/glass $12.00/ growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● As of November 16th, on the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter ($9.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($15.99) and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Beer Here SoD ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA ($18.99 64oz $9.50 32oz), Quaff Bros. Joseph ($17.99 64oz $9.00 32oz), Huvila Arctic Circle Ale ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Southern Tier Pumpking ($14.99 64oz $7.50 32oz) and Widmer Milk Stout Milk Stout ($9.99 64oz $5.00 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the growler station at Party Town in Florence: Anderson Valley Mendo Mello Fresh Hop Pale Ale ($9.99), Anderson Valley El Stienber Dark Lager ($7.99), Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA ($11.99), Cumberland Roasted Pumpkin Ale ($6.99), Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale ($7.99), Dogfish Head Miles Davis Bitch’s Brew Imperial Stout ($24.99), Great Lakes Black Out Stout ($11.99), Great Lakes Eliot Ness Amber Lager ($7.99), Green Flash Double Stout ($9.99), Founders Red’s Rye PA ($10.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($10.99), New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale ($9.99), New Holland Dragon’s Milk Stout ($12.99), Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA ($9.99), Sixpoint Mad Scientist Sour ($14.99), Upland Harvest IPA ($9.99), Widmer Brothers Milk Stout ($11.99), Woodchuck Winter Cider ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

● As of October 25th, United Liquor in Florence has Southern Tier Pumpking, KY Bourbon Ale, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Harpoon Rye IPA, Dogfish 60 min IPA, and Big Eddy Imperial IPA.

● Valley Wine & Spirits has Upland Dragonfly Imperial IPA, Thirsty Dog Siberian Imperial Stout, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Leinenkugel’s Vanilla Porter, Widmer’s Brrr, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Southern Tier 2XMAS, Sam Adams Merry Mischief and Bell’s Amber Ale.

● As of Oct. 23rd, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Sixpoint Autumnation, Green Flash Friendship, Hopfield & McCoy IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple and 21st Amendment Zambo Imperial Red Ale. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● As of Nov. 18th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Sam Adams Merry Mischief, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, & Kentucky Bourbon Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.

Tastings and Growlers Report: November 16, 2012

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

● Newly opened Everything’s d’ Vine will be having beer tastings on Wednesday nights starting at 5:00 pm.

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence will be having an Anderson Valley Brewing Backroom Brawl. They’re promising several draft only beers and one that we will never see again. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

● The growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Leopold Belgian Blonde, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Aftermath Scottish Wee Heavy, Losantiville Pre Pro Lager, Run Like Hell Red, Enter the Beagle IPA, Oktoberfest, Wiedemann’s. Both Oatmeal Sweet Stout and Chickow are coming soon. New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? The following beers are currently available for growler fills: Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Fifth & Vine Marzen and Hell town Rye-ot Brown. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Winter, Amber, Stout and 3rd Shift – Imperial Coffee Stout. They will soon be rolling into an 8 faucet system very soon. We will let you know when it up and going. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Jenneke, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Unit 6, Wit, Pumpkin Ale and hopefully their Winter ale. Growler fills are $7.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

● At Rock Bottom Cincinnati, you can take home growlers of all their regular beers plus Mocha Imperial Stout ($65 for a growler), the Buffalo Gold (not the bourbon barrel version) and Pumpkin Ale. As of this past Tuesday, they also have their Winter Tartan (a malty Scottish ale with a hint of vanilla). Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● As of Nov. 15th, Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, Sam Adam’s Hazel Nut Brown, Chouffe Houblon, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Mt. Carmel Winter, Brooklyn Blast! Ale and Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti.

● As of Oct. 26th, the growler station at DEP’s in Covington had Green Flash Special ($18.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack and Shiner Ruby Red ($6.59). Upcoming beers include Avery White Rascal ($7.99), Blue Moon Caramel Apple and Lion Stout. At their Fort Thomas location, the growler station is currently not available as they prepared to move to their new location where they will have 24 taps. Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● As of November 3rd, the growler station offerings at the new Jungle Jim’s Eastgate included Yuengling Black & Tan ($7), Founders Breakfast Stout ($22), Cellar Rats Field Rat Wheat ($11), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($11), Upland Dragonfly IPA ($11), Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($12), Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas ($13), Breckenridge Christmas Ale ($13), Southern Tier 2XMAS ($15), Brooklyn Blast ($16), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13). Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and we’re hearing that they will only fill their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each. (Thanks to Eric Dunaway of Jungle Jim’s for this information!)

● The growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Arcadia IPA, New Holland Poet Oatmeal Stout, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.

● As of November 17th, the growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Bell’s Winter White Ale ($4.00/glass $12/ growler*), Bell’s Double Cream Stout ($5.00/glass $14.00/growler), Ommegang Scythe and Sickle ($5.00/glass $14.00/growler) and Brooklyn Lager ($4.00/glass $12.00/ growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Southern Tier Harvest ($11.49), Sam Adams Fat Jack ($11.99) and Woodchuck ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Beer Here SoD ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA ($18.99 64oz $9.50 32oz), Quaff Bros. Joseph ($17.99 64oz $9.00 32oz), Heavy Seas Winter Storm ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Huvila Arctic Circle Ale ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Three Floyds Dreadnaught ($19.99 64oz $10.00 32oz) and Widmer Milk Stout Milk Stout ($12.99 64oz $6.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the growler station at Party Town in Florence: Arcadia Sky High Rye Ale ($8.99), Dogfish Head 90 Minute ($12.99), Dark Horse Raspberry Ale ($6.99), Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale ($10.99), Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold ($7.99), Green Flash Extra Pale Ale ($7.99), New Albanian Elector Imperial Red IPA ($10.99), New Holland Cabin Fever ($9.99), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s Pale ($12.99), Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale ($10.99), Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout ($17.99), Rivertown Famine Bavarian Black Wheat ($17.99), Schlafly Imperial Bourbon Barrel Stout ($11.99), Schlafly Pumpkin Ale ($10.99), Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown Ale ($6.99), Stone Arrogant Bastard ($10.99), Upland Wheat ($6.99) and Woodchuck Amber ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

● As of October 25th, United Liquor in Florence has Southern Tier Pumpking, KY Bourbon Ale, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Harpoon Rye IPA, Dogfish 60 min IPA, and Big Eddy Imperial IPA.

● Valley Wine & Spirits has Founders Centennial IPA, Crispin cider, Widmer Brothers Brrr, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout, Founders Red’s Rye, Upland Double Dragon Imperial IPA and Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA.

● As of Oct. 23rd, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Sixpoint Autumnation, Green Flash Friendship, Hopfield & McCoy IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple and 21st Amendment Zambo Imperial Red Ale. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● As of Nov. 18th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Sam Adams Merry Mischief, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, & Kentucky Bourbon Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.

Tastings and Growlers Report: November 2, 2012

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence will be pouring winter seasonal beers from Southern Tier, Upland, and others. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

● The growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Leopold Belgian Blonde, Wet Beagle (their Wet Hopped IPA with 10 EXTRA pounds of Citra and Simcoe wet hops), Pre-Prohibition Lager, Enter the Beagle IPA, Smoked Bock, Oktoberfest and Chickow (Hazelnut Double Brown Ale) New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? Their current seasonals (Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Fifth & Vine Marzen and Hell town Rye-ot Brown. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale and Third Shift Imperial Coffee Stout. IPA will be replacing Amber at some point. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Unit 6, Pumpkin Ale and Wit. Refills are $7.99 for everything but Hop Baron and Roebling, which are $11.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● As of Oct. 31st, Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, Sam Adams Hazel Nut Brown, Chouffe Houblon, Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple, Mt. Carmel Winter, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. Future offerings include Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest and Big Eye IPA.

● As of Oct. 26th, the growler station at DEP’s in Covington had Green Flash Special ($18.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack and Shiner Ruby Red ($6.59). Upcoming beers include Avery White Rascal ($7.99), Blue Moon Caramel Apple and Lion Stout. At their Fort Thomas location, the growler station is currently not available as they prepared to move to their new location where they will have 24 taps. Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

UPDATE The growler station offerings at the new Jungle Jim’s Eastgate included Yuengling Black & Tan ($7), Founders Breakfast Stout ($22), Cellar Rats Field Rat Wheat ($11), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($11), Upland Dragonfly IPA ($11), Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($12), Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas ($13), Breckenridge Christmas Ale ($13), Southern Tier 2XMAS ($15), Brooklyn Blast ($16), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13). Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and we’re hearing that they will only fill their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each. (Thanks to Eric Dunaway of Jungle Jim’s for this information!)

● The growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Arcadia IPA, New Holland Poet Oatmeal Stout, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.

UPDATE The growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Southern Tier “Pumking” Pumpkin Ale ($7.00/glass $22/ growler), Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout ($7.00/glass $22.00/growler), Blank Slate Wheat Ale ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler) and Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($4.00/glass $12.00/ growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Southern Tier Harvest ($11.49), Sam Adams Fat Jack ($11.99) and Woodchuck ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Oskar Blues G’Knight ($18.99 64oz $9.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Old Chub ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA ($18.99 64oz $9.50 32oz), Heavy Seas Winter Storm ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), To Ol Mine is Bigger Than Yours ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Sixpoint Bengali Tiger ($11.99 64oz $6.00 32oz) and Widmer Milk Stout Milk Stout
($12.99 64oz $6.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Arcadia Sky High Rye Pale Ale ($8.99), Brooklyn Pumpkin Ale ($6.99), Dark Horse Raspberry Ale ($6.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter ($7.99), Founders Red’s Rye ($10.99), Green Flash Extra Pale Ale ($7.99), Green Flash West Coast IPA ($9.99), Goose Island Mathilda ($11.99), Leinenkugel Octoberfest ($6.99), Mendocino Talon Barley Wine ($13.99), New Albanian Elector Imperial Red IPA ($10.99), Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout ($17.99), Rivertown Famine Bavarian Black Wheat ($17.99), Schlafly Imperial Bourbon Barrel Stout ($11.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($9.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager ($6.99), Stone Arrogant Bastard ($10.99) and Upland Oktoberfest ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

● As of October 25th, United Liquor in Florence has Southern Tier Pumpking, KY Bourbon Ale, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Harpoon Rye IPA, Dogfish 60 min IPA, and Big Eddy Imperial IPA.

UPDATE Valley Wine & Spirits had Founders Centennial IPA, Crispin cider, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout, Founders Red’s Rye, Goose island Honkers Ale and Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA.

● As of Oct. 23rd, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Sixpoint Autumnation, Green Flash Friendship, Hopfield & McCoy IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple and 21st Amendment Zambo Imperial Red Ale. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● As of Sept. 7th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout (32 oz. $12.50 and 64 oz. $25.00), Left Hand Oktoberfest (32 oz. $6.50 and 64 oz $12.50), Rivertown Jenneke (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Bell’s Oberon (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Founders Cerise (32 oz. $9.50 and 64 oz. $18.00) and Brooklyn Lager (32 oz. $8.00 and 64 oz. $15.00). In the past, they also have had Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You can get $2.99 select pints, $1 off 32oz growler fill and $2 off 64oz growler fill. For a new growler, add $3.99.

Tastings and Growlers Report: Oct. 5, 2012

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence will be pouring beers new to northern Kentucky including some from Upland, Dark Horse and more. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

● As of Sept. 8th, the growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Honey Pale ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), King Leopold Belgian Blonde ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Triple Digit Decimation ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Apricot Delight, Triple Digit Aftermath ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Pre-Prohibition Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Smoked Bock, Enter the Beagle, Wiedemann’s Special Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz) and Double IPA ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz). The pricing listed is a refill. New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? Their current seasonals (Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Fifth & Vine Marzen and Hell town Rye-ot Brown. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale and Third Shift Imperial Coffee Stout. IPA will be replacing Amber today or tomorrow. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Unit 6, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Oatmeal Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest and Hop Bomber. Refills are $7.99 for everything but Hop Baron and Roebling, which are $11.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Dogfish Burton Baton, Dogfish Punkin’, Mt. Carmel Coffee Stout, Houblon Chouffe, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, Southern Tier Pumking, E.S. Bam Hoppy Farmhouse Ale and Sam Adams Old Kentucky Ale.

● As of Oct. 3rd, the growler station at DEP’s in Covington had Avery White Rascal ($7.99), Green Flash Special ($18.99), New Holland Ichabod and Shiner Ruby Red ($6.59). At their Fort Thomas location, they had Southern Tier Pumking ($10.99), Sixpoint Brown Stone ($5.99), Stone 16th ($11.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest ($5.99), Morlein Octoberfest ($8.99), Dogfish Head Old School Barleywine ($19.99), North Coast Red Seal Ale ($8.99) and Peroni ($4.99). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

UPDATE Thanks to Steve Carr, we have the current (as of 10/5) growler station offerings at the new Jungle Jim’s Eastgate. They have Yuengling Octoberfest ($7), Cellar Rats Wheat ($11), Sam Adams Octoberfest ($11), Great Lakes Nosferatu ($13), Flying Dog Wildman ($13), Kentucky Bourbon Ale ($13), Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA ($13), Blue Moon Caramel Apple ($13), Mt. Carmel Third Shift ($16), Rivertown Pumpkin Ale ($16), Founders Breakfast Stout ($22), Southern Tier Pumpking ($22) and Dogfish Head Burton Baton ($25). Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and we’re hearing that they will only fill their own growlers.

● The growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Lore Intergalactic IPA, Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Hudepohl Oktoberfest and Brooklyn “Fiat Lux” (Let There Be Light).

● The growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Epic Sour Apple Saison ($6.00/glass $18.00/growler), Epic Hop Syndrome Lager ($4.00/glass $10.00/growler), Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale ($6.00/glass $20.00/growler) and Dark Horse “Too” Cream Stout ($5.00/glass $16.00/growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Southern Tier Harvest ($11.49), Sam Adams Fat Jack ($11.99) and Woodchuck ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Great Crescent Coconut Porter ($13.99 64oz $7.00 32oz), Founders Red’s Rye ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Southern Tier Pumking ($16.99 64oz $8.50 32oz), Laughing Dog Alpha Dog ($17.99 64oz $9.00 (32oz), Green Flash Friendship ($16.99 64oz $8.50 32oz), 8 Wired Saison Sauvin ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Founders Breakfast Stout Breakfast Stout ($25.99 64oz $13.00 32oz) and Monk’s Cafe ($20.99 64oz and $10.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Three Floyds Gorch Fock ($7.99), Against The Grain O’tay Panky Buckwheat Brown Ale ($7.99), Bell’s Oberon Summer Wheat Ale ($9.99), Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA ($12.99), Dogfish Head Festina Peche ($9.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($10.99), Founders Dirty B@$tard ($10.99), Founders Red’s Rye Pale Ale ($10.99), Left Hand Chainsaw Ale ($9.99), Lion Stout ($12.99), New Holland El Mole Ocho ($10.99), New Holland Ichabod ($9.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale ($7.99), Sam Adams Oktoberfest ($7.99), Schlafly American Brown Ale ($7.99), Southern Tier Pumking ($11.99), Widmer Brothers Citra Blonde ($7.99) and Wood Chuck Amber $6.99. All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

● As of August 3rd, United Liquor in Florence has added a growler station. Currently, they have Great Crescent Coconut Porter ($10.49), Summit Summer ($8.99), Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy IIPA ($11.99), Sixpoint Rightous Ale ($9.99), Great Lakes Oktoberfest ($8.99) and Harpoon Rye IPA ($9.49).

UPDATE Valley Wine & Spirits had Southern Tier 2X Stout, Kentucky Ale, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Southern Tier Pumking, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Goose Island Harvest Ale, Sixpoint Bengali, Great Lakes Burning River and Leinenkugel Big Eddy Baltic Porter.

● As of Oct. 2nd, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Southern Tier Pumpking, Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA, Green Flash IPA, Fat Heads Goggle Fogger, Julian Hard Cider and Stone IPA. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● As of Sept. 7th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout (32 oz. $12.50 and 64 oz. $25.00), Left Hand Oktoberfest (32 oz. $6.50 and 64 oz $12.50), Rivertown Jenneke (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Bell’s Oberon (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Founders Cerise (32 oz. $9.50 and 64 oz. $18.00) and Brooklyn Lager (32 oz. $8.00 and 64 oz. $15.00). In the past, they also have had Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You can get $2.99 select pints, $1 off 32oz growler fill and $2 off 64oz growler fill. For a new growler, add $3.99.

Tastings and Growlers Report: August 10, 2012

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

The Buttermilk Pike location of Cork ‘N Bottle is having their weekly beer tasting from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday. Taste five beers for 25 cents.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence, they will be sampling eight beers including some new brews and fall seasonals. And, on the growler station, they will be pushing what they call the “perfect IPA” through fresh jalapenos, habaneros and chocolate. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Beer tasting at Valley Wine and Spirits from 5:00-8:00 pm tonight. Try eight beers for $1.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

● The growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Honey Pale ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), King Leopold Belgian Blonde ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Triple Digit Decimation ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Triple Digit Aftermath ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Rabid Beagle ($7 32 oz, $12 64 oz), Pre-Prohibition Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Wiedemann’s Special Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz) and Double IPA ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz). The pricing listed is a refill. New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? Their current seasonals (Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Viena Lager, Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner, Philippus Kirche Kolsch) are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals (August’s Saison) are $20.00 if you need a growler.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale and Third Shift Imperial Coffee Stout. IPA will be replacing Amber today or tomorrow. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Unit 6, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Oatmeal Stout, Wit and Jenneke (Belgian Blonde). Refills are $7.99 for everything but Hop Baron and Roebling, which are $11.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam – Extra Special Farmhouse Ale, Dogfish Palo Santo Marron, Duvel Single, Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, Smuttynose Sumer-Wiezen and Left Hand Polestar Pils.

● The growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Brooklyn Maple Porter, New Holland White Hatter and Christian Moerlein Over The Rhine Ale. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● The growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Tröegs “Scratch Beer” #60 ($5.00/glass $20.00/growler), Dogfish Head Burton Baton ($6.00/glass $20.00/growler), Tröegs Sunshine Pils ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler) and Tröegs Perpetual IPA ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Goose Island Pere Jacques ($11.99), Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99) and Harpoon Summer ($9.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Sixpoint Brownstone ($12.99 64oz and $6.50 32oz), Bell’s Oberon ($8.99 64oz and $4.50 32oz), Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($12.99 64oz and $6.50 32oz), Anderson Valley Summer Solstice ($12.99 64oz and $6.50 32oz), Flying Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo Porter ($22.99 64oz and $11.50 32oz), Mikkeller Belgian Tripel ($22.99 64oz and $11.50 32oz), Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier ($12.99 64oz and $6.50 32oz) and Against the Grain Citra Hops ($14.99 64oz and $7.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale ($8.99), Against the Grain Spackle the Orb Bourbon Barrel Rested Ale ($9.99), Avery 15 Anniversary American Soured Wild Ale ($8.99), Flying Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo Porter ($19.99), Flying Dog Wildman Farmhouse IPA ($7.99), Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster ($11.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald ($7.99), Lore Derby Brown Ale ($9.99), Lore Intergalactic IPA ($9.99), New Albanian Tafel Bier Belgian Farmhouse ($7.99), New Holland Black Hatter ($10.99), New Holland White Hatter Belgian Wit Style IPA ($10.99), New Holland Dragons Milk ($12.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager ($6.99), Sixpoint Sweet Action Cream Ale ($9.99), Widmer Brothers Citra Blonde Summer Brew ($9.99), Wiedemann’s Lager ($6.99) and Woodchuck Amber $6.99. All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

NEW! As of August 3rd, United Liquor in Florence has added a growler station. Currently, they have Great Crescent Coconut Porter ($10.49), Summit Summer ($8.99), Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy IIPA ($11.99), Sixpoint Rightous Ale ($9.99), Great Lakes Oktoberfest ($8.99) and Harpoon Rye IPA ($9.49).

● As of July 27th, Valley Wine & Spirits has Southern Tier Creme Bruleé Stout, Great Crescent Cherry Ale, Bell’s Oberon, Sierra Nevada Summerfest, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Founders Double Trouble, Palm Belgian Ale, Summit Saga IPA, Widmer Shaddock IPA and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.

● As of August 5th, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Green Flash West Coast IPA, Ommegang Art Of Darkness, Chouffe Biere du Soleil, Palm Amber, Left Hand Chainsaw Ale and Heavy Seas & Devil’s Backbone Land Ho!. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of June 29th) are Dogfish Head Festina Peche (32 oz. $8.00 and 64 oz. $15.00), Breckenridge Brewing Summerbright (32 oz. $7.00 and 64 oz $13.00), Great Lakes Brewing The Doppelrock (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $14.00), Anderson Valley Brewing Company Imperial IPA (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $14.00), Rivertown Brewing Co. Helles Lager (32 oz. $7.00 and 64 oz. $13.00) and Heavy Seas & Devil’s Backbone Land Ho! (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $14.00). In the past, they also have had Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You can get $2.99 select pints, $1 off 32oz growler fill and $2 off 64oz growler fill. For a new growler, add $3.99.

This Week in Beer: April 25 – May 1, 2011

Monday, April 25th from 5:30 to 10:00 pm – Half Price Draft Night at The Bistro

Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm – Worldfest International Beer Tasting at UC’s Catskeller
From Facebook:

Sitdown tasting hosted by Adam Bankovich of Cavalier Distributing. Featuring Beer from around the world. MOA original (New Zeland), Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale (England), Two Brothers Resistance IPA (U.S.), Kiuchi Hitachino Nest XH (Japan), Brasserie D’Achouffe (Belgium), Weihenstephan Korbinian (Germany). Cost is $10.00 includes tasting samples paired with appetizers. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Wednesday, April 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Half Off Draft at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 27th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Catskeller (UC)

Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Brewing Beer Dinner at Parkers
First Course – Wild morrell mushroom soup, paired with Rivertown Dunkel
Second Course – Foraged wild greens, spring vegetables, honey vinaigrette, paired with Rivertown Wit
Third Course – Pan roasted bass, spring peas, mint sabayon, paired with Rivertown Helles
Fourth Course – Ribeye of beef, potatoes Aligot, arugula butter, paired with Rivertown Hop Bomber
Fifth Course – Dark chocolate mousse, candied beets, espresso whipped cream, paired with Rivertown Roebling Porter
Cost is $40 per person, call 513-891-8300 for reservations.

Thursday, April 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Saengerfest Maibock Keg Tapping at The Famous Neon’s Unplugged
The tapping will happen at 6:00 pm and the Kolping Saengerchor will perform in the beer garden just prior to and after the tapping at 6:00PM.

Thursday, April 28th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (Covington)
This week, it’s Avery IPA Schlafly Raspberry Hefe.

Thursday, April 28th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Pies and Pints at the Party Source

Southern Tier Brewing Co. out of New York has finally made its way to the bluegrass state. Tonight we celebrate the newest arrival to our beer domain by offering a stellar selection of craft brews that is second to none.

Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, April 29th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Flowing Fridays Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Covington and Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, April 29th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 30th – Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas

Saturday, April 30th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines