Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 10, 2017

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

MadTree Brewing – MadTree 2.0 Grand Opening & Winter Bonanza Saturday starting at 11:00 am. From Facebook: “It’s FREE to get in and all beers are $5 each. See the complete lineup of 70+ beers at http://madtreebrewing.com/grandopening. You may pre-purchase beer tickets online at http://shop.madtreebrewing.com/.”

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Brown Dog Café – MadTree Beer Dinner tonight at 7:00 pm. Price is $60 for four courses and five beers (tax and tip included). You can see the menu on their Facebook event page.

Crafts and Vines – Beer & Ice Cream Pairing today at 5:00 pm. They’ll be pairing Braxton Brewing Company Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout with Graeter’s Ice Cream.

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 TBA at Fairfield and from TBA at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

The Pub at Rookwood Mews – Breckenridge Beer Dinner Friday at 6:30 pm. Cost is $29.99 per person. Menu is available on their Facebook event page. Call (513) 841-2748 from reservations.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – FigLeaf Brewing Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Basmati Cream Ale, Ponderous Porter, Sous la Table Tripel, Black Solstice RIS, and a special early release.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring TBA.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 16 – 22, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, Jan. 19th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Sweetwater Low Rider, Glendale – Warped Wing Oatmeal and Hyde Park – Bell’s Hopslam.

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

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

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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: August 22 – 28, 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, August 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone W00tStout. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Truckin’ Stout, Spooky Tooth and Bumbleberry.

Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Moloko Milk Stout & Gumballhead Wheat on draft and Cimmerian Berserker Imperial IPA & Yum Yum Pale Ale from bottles. All four taster pours for $10.

Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Oktoberfest.

Thursday, August 25th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Little Fish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Jimmy Season, Meridian APA, Lil’ Harvey’s, No-Fi Farmhouse IPA and Reinheitsgewhathappened!?

Thursday, August 25th 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 – Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Glendale – Southern Tier Pilsner and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Franz.

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: The Bruery beers including Saison Rue, White Oak, Jardinier and Frucht.
Burger: Brat burger
Music: Stringriders

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm – Dogfish Head Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Punkin and Flesh & Blood.

Thursday, August 25th-Saturday, August 27th – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha at Sawyer Point
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Germania Oktoberfest at Germania Park
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Bewilderfest at Urban Artifact
Breweries in attendance include MadTree Brewing, Fibonacci Brewing Company, Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Quaff Bros, Listermann Brewing Company, Fifty West Brewing Company, Samuel Adams Brewery, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery (Athens), Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus), Black Cloister Brewing Company (Toledo), Little Fish Brewing Company (Athens), 5 Rabbit Cerveceria (Chicago, IL), Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery (Ann Arbor, MI), Crafted Artisan Meadery (Mogadore, OH), Hitachino Nest Beer (Japan), JW Lees (England), Wild Beer Co.(England), Jopen Beer International (Netherlands), Mikkeller (Denmark) and The Monarchy (Germany). For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: August 8 – 14, 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, August 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Expedition Stout, Double Cream and Double Two Hearted. Bell’s flight is $10, price of pints varies by the beer.

Monday, August 8th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park Deck
This time, it’s a discussion of lesser known beer styles with Chris Bistany from Taft’s Ale House.

Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00 pm – Night Marcher Tappening at Rivertown
This is the first release in their 100% Brett fermented series. Night Marcher is an Island Pale Ale brewed with jack fruit, papaya, pineapple, coconut, mandarin orange, guava, lemon & lime peel, ginger root, Jamaican allspice, fennel, saffron & toasted coriander.

Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. For information, check out their Facebook event page. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, August 10th at 7:30 pm – Deschutes Pint Night & Trivia at Flip Daddy’s Union
Buy a pint of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA or Black Butte Porter and you get to keep the glass.

Thursday, August 11th-Saturday, August 13th – 2nd Annual BellsFest at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Twenty different beers on tap from Bell’s and two special tappings each day plus a dunk tank and a different food truck each day. $1.00 from every pint and growler sold will be donated in addition to all of their dunk tank proceeds.

Thursday, August 11th from 5:00-10:00 pm – BBQ & Braxton Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market
Beers include Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse, Bellow Smoked Hefeweizen, Crank Shaft IPA and Dead Blow Tropical Stout.

Thursday, August 11th at 5:00 pm – Pucker Up! at Halfcut
Sampling of sours including Longtrail Cranberry Gose draft, Braxton Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse draft, Upland Kettle to the Pedal draft, New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee draft, Avery Botanical Raspberry draft, Upland Malefactor bottles, Upland Dantelion bottles, Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Gose bottles and Rivertown Lambic bottles.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pleasant Ridge Brewery Appreciation Night
Three Pleasant Ridge locations (Gas Light Café, Nine Giant and the Overlook Lodge) will feature beers from Fifty West Brewing, Rhinegeist and Nine Giant. There will be different featured beers at each stop. This event also features the launch of Penny Barbecue on the Overlook’s patio.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, Porter, Rubaeus, Mosaic Promise
Mango Magnifico, ’14 or ’15 Imperial Stout (Draft) and Sleeper Cell.

Thursday, August 11th 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: Cock and Bull’s Hoppy Cock at all three locations.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Avery Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout, Oak-Aged Samael’s, IPA and White Rascal.
Burger: Pizza Burger
Music: Hayden Kaye

Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 pm – Green Flash Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, August 11th at 7:30 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at The Pub Rookwood
Five beers and four courses for $29.99 per person. Fifty seats available. Call 513-841-2749 to make your reservation.

Friday, August 12th at 7:00 pm – Hoots & Hops at Cincinnati Nature Center
For more information, go to their web page.

Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Digital Brew: Sharing Our Brewing and Drinking History at Christian Moerlein Malt House
From Facebook: “The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. are joining forces from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to preserve and celebrate Cincinnati’s brewing and drinking history at a special event at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House Tap Room in Over-the-Rhine, 1621 Moore Street.” Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, August 13th at 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann ReBirthday Party at Pompillios

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This Week in Beer: July 25 – 31, 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 25th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin Bozo Beer. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
For June, it’s their Sommer Weizen.

Thursday, July 28th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Boulevard Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Saison Brett, Hibiscus Gose, Lemon Ginger Radler, Tropical Pale Ale, The Calling DIPA and Tank 7.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Quaff Bros. Catalina Wine Mixer Bottle Release at the Party Source
Quaff Bros. Catalina Wine Mixer is a collaboration with Against The Grain. It is ATG 70K (13% abv Imperial Stout) aged in bourbon barrels with the addition of red wine soaked oak chips.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Southern Tier Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Beer Dinner at Stadium Sports Bar (Belterra Park)
MENU – First Course: Baby Arugula Salad, Goat Cheese Medallion, Segmented Grapefruit, Candied Pecan Crumble, Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette paired with Finn Berliner Pale Ale; Second Course: Seared Scallop, Creamed Corn, Bacon – Cipollini Onion Jam paired with Maize Amber Lager; Third Course: Fried Chicken and Biscuits, Spicy Fried Chicken, Warm Cheddar Biscuits, Biscuit Gravy, Fried Egg paired with Phrenology Wild IPA; Dessert: Chocolate Stout Cake, Beer Soaked Cake, Peanut Butter Mousse, Stout Ice Cream. Cost is $35 per person. Call 513-232-8000 to make your reservations.

Thursday, July 28th 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 – Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Glendale – North Coast Red Seal and Hyde Park – Stone Delicious.

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 to 11:00 pm – Fibonacci Birthday Celebration
Beers include The Noid, Estival, The Tollhouse Caps, Marty’s Hamilton Ave, Dummy Tripel, Earth Daisy, Oberhausen and The Tollhouse. Food and music to be announced on their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: March 7 – 13, 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, March 7th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Gnarly Gno More Farewell Tour at Lucky Turtle
Featuring Gnarly Brown and 3 variants, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Black Currant and Nitro Coffee Vanilla.

Monday, March 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Belgium sours including La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek.

Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00 pm – Artswave, Blank Slate and Listermann Collaboration 4 Pack Release at Listermann Brewing
Roots ginger beer is $9.99 for a four pack.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers includes Bollywood Blonde, Buzzsaw IPA, Jackhammer Old Ale, Espresso Love Breakfast Stout and Phat Abbot Tripel on draft.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
It’s a three year old Bourbon Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm – Chicken Wing vs Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger at Midway Café
Four beer flight with eight wings.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Dark Horse Plead the 5th Vertical at Market Wines
They will have 3 years of Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout. Try a glass of each or have a specially priced vertical taster. Plus there might be a surprise Dark Horse on tap as well.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing
This is a 5:00 PM tapping and bottle sale. Cost is $11.99 for a four pack with no limit. The Barrel Aged and BA Coffee will be on draft but the bottle release for those are to be determined.

Thursday, March 10th 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 – Against the Grain, Glendale – Harp & Smithwick and Hyde Park – Breckenridge RyePA.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm – Stone Beer Dinner at Hop House 99
This dinner at the Hollywood Casino will feature select beers paired to accompany a four course meal. $30.00 per person and will include gift from the brewery.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at The Gruff
Welcome Beer: Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager; 1st Course: Crank Shaft IPA paired with Chicken and andouille gumbo & radish cucumber salad dressed with creme fraiche dill sauce; 2nd Course: Crowbar Black IPA paired with Nitrate free applewood smoked ham with gruyere on sourdough rye and baked in their wood fire oven. Served with roasted potatoes and house made ketchup; 3rd Course: Dead Blow Tropical Stout Brewed With Starter Coffee paired with Apple & golden raisin bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Cost is $35.00. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braxton-beer-dinner-at-the-gruff-tickets-21737995931

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Green Line, Four Star and Summertime. Pairings include Izzy’s Mex Quesadilla, BLT and Irish Apple Cake. Cost is $25.00 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, March 11th-Sunday, March 13th – Pucker Up Buttercup: A Weekend of Sours at Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
Featuring six new sours from MadTree and many others. Full line-up available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, March 11th at 6:00 pm – Keystone Keg Party at Keystone Hyde Park
Kegs to be tapped include Old Firehouse Brewery Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Old Flame, Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Siberian Night, Maine Brewing Company Peeper Pale Ale, New Belgium La Folie, Nowhere In Particular The Last Word Rice DIPA and Warped Wing Space Food IPA Firkin Cask.

Saturday, March 12th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kegs & Eggs at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 am – Triple Digit Turns 4
Expect lots of great Triple Digit beers at the Listermann/Triple Digit Tap Room including BA Maple Chickow!, Stuff, Cranium, Cranium Orange, Cranium Nitro, Cellared Aftermath, Cellared Decimation, Cellared Gravitator and more.

Saturday, March 12th at 12:00 pm – All About Stout Fest 2016 at Molly Malone’s Covington
Check out their website for more information.

Sunday, March 13th at 12:00 pm – Sunday Funday Keg Release at Lucky Turtle
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Mushshushu.

Sunday, March 13th at 1:00 pm – Third Annual Pints & Pitties at Christian Moerlein Malt House
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 1 – 7, 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, Feb. 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Upland Cherry Lambic ($12 for a 13 ounce tulip) and Breckenridge Barrel-Aged 471 ($5 for a 10 ounce snifter).

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 5:00 pm – MadTree Flights and Bites at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein Big Piney Pint Night at Drake’s Florence

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd – Rhinegeist Sherry Barrel Aged “Ink” Tapping at Barleycorn’s Lakeside Park
Brewers and representatives from Rhinegeist will be on hand to talk about this special beer.

UPDATE Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 5:15 pm – Bell’s Hopslam Tapping at Habits Café
Smitten and Two Hearted will also be tapped.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 5:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at Incline Public House

Thursday, Feb. 4th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Two-Hearted Ale, Smitten Rye, Cherry Stout and Hopslam.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 6:00 pm – February Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Emancipator Doppelbock.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
Co-hosted by Braxton Brewing Company and the Kenton County Public Library, Books On Tap is a monthly get-together for books and beer lovers-alike. This month’s book is The Martian by Andy Weir.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:00 pm – Bad Tom Smith Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Feb. 5th at 4:00-7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Feb. 5th at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Friday at Ei8ht Ball
Twenty pounds of bacon plus they’re tapping three beers from Uinta: Biere De Garde, Coffee Stout and Ready Set Gose.

Saturday, Feb. 6th from 2:00-6:00 pm – Super Firkin Fest at Christian Moerlein Malt House
The event is free to enter but firkin pours will be ticketed. Each ticket will be good for a 4 oz. pour from any firkin. See their Facebook event page for the firkin list and more information.

Sunday, Feb. 7th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hopslam Brunch at Keystone Covington
They will also have Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale and Bell’s Two-Hearted on draft.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Nov. 6, 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

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 Fat Head’s in Fairfield and Breckenridge 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, they’re pouring DuClaw, Rhinegeist, West Sixth and the New Belgium/Ben & Jerry’s collaboration. The draft by the glass pour will be Prairie BOMB for $5.00 a 9 oz. glass. 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

Braxton Brewing – They will be tapping Auto Dunkel (part of their Garage Series) at 5:00 pm tonight. Also, “Launching at this party, Tom + Chee will be delivering items from their Braxton-exclusive menu directly to the taproom. The Braxton Bomber, sharable donut bites, The Armagoetta, and more will be available.”

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Founders Backwoods Bastard, Mosaic Promise, Porter and Harvest Ale.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: August 21, 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.

DON’T FORGET THE OVER-THE-RHINE WOOD DERBY TOMORROW (8/22) AT MOERLEIN MALT HOUSE! See our earlier post for more information.

TASTINGS

Brass Tap U Square – What Gose Around Comes Around blind beer tasting Saturday (8/22) at 6:00 pm. $12 for a five ounce pour of different gose style beers.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – It’s unclear whether they are tasting Rhinegeist and/or Falls City. Either way, it’s scheduled from 4:00-7:00 pm tonight (8/21).

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 (8/21) are MadTree Lift, Breckenridge Autumn Ale, Flying Dog Bloodline and Green Flash Soul Style IPA.

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

UPDATEParty Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (8/21) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Sierra Nevada. 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

Braxton Brewing – Tapping DevouBrew tonight (8/21). See our earlier post for more information.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (8/21) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping New Belgium 1554 Dry-Hopped with Chinook Firkin. Cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report