This Week in Beer: December 5 – 11, 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. 5th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Brooklyn Black Ops. Price is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 6:00 pm – Drunken Winter Ale Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 7th at 5:00 pm – Great Lakes Christmas Ale Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley

Thursday, Dec. 8th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Tröegs Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Dec. 8th 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 – Thirsty DOg Twelve Dogs of Christmas, Glendale – Bell’s Christmas and Hyde Park – Urban Artifact Kick Sled.

Thursday, Dec. 8th at 7:00 pm – Blank Slate Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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

Friday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm – Final Friday Night Flights of 2016 at Party Town
Featuring beers from Against the Grain, this annual event is not to be missed.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 27, 2016

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

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Brooklyn Brewery tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include Summer Ale, American Ale and two more to be determined.

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 Sixpoint at Fairfield and from Goodwood at Eastgate.

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

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

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Rhinegeist. Beers include Truth, Puma, Cidergeist, Cougar, Hustle, Fluxion, Panda, Badger, Exp IPA 004, EXP IPA 005, Mushhushshu. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – May’s Firkin Friday tonight at 5:30 pm and it’s a Banana Split. That’s their Haven Hefeweizen with cocoa, strawberry and pineapple.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be having a special Lervig Tap Takeover and Skype session with Lervig’s brewmaster Mike Murphy. Beers include Jack Daniels BA Barleywine, Belgian Saison, Pop That Cherry Lambic (collaboration w/ Mikkeller), Saured Kraut Mango and Pineapple infused Sour, Redchurch Softly Softly Oud Bruin. The Skype session starts at 5:30 pm.

Listermann Brewing – Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Bottle Release tonight starting at 5:00 pm. From Facebook: “We have teamed up with Urban Artifact, MadTree Brewing and DogBerry Brewing LLC for our version of the CIncinnati Beer Week Collaboration beer, Over/Under. This beer is an amber lager brewed with Mulberry Wood. While there will be 5 Cincinnati Beer Week Beers available this year, this will be the only one in bottles. The beer will be on draft Friday Night Only and then again during beer week. 4 Packs are $9.99”

Nashville Hot – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover tonight starting at 7:00 pm. Buy a pint, keep the glass.

OTHER

Old Firehouse Brewery – Pints for Pups Saturday from 4:00-8:00 pm. The brewery will be donating $1 from every pint sold during that time to Circle Tails, Inc.

Have a better beer Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 21 – 27, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s MadTree Galaxy High. The cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Hops and Nosh at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Featuring Urban Artifact, the cost is $30.00 per person (plus gratuity and tax) for three 10 oz pours of beer and a tasting portion of each course. Courses: Finn, a Berliner style pale ale paired with Apricot salad with a citrus vinaigrette; Clothesline, a wild farmhouse rye paired with Spinach & pea Crostini; and Hearth, a wild dark ale paired with BBQ pork sliders. Reservations are encouraged. RSVP to Marty’s Hops & Vines at 513-681-4222 or by email to Jane@Martys-hopsandvines.com.

Thursday, Sept. 24th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Bistro Grace
Menu – First Course: Zen paired with Littleneck Clams with a Microgreen and Frisee Salad; Second Course: Franz paired with Sausage Platter including house made sausage and beer cheese; Third Course: Fiction paired with Shrimp Boil; Fourth Course: Squirly paired with Wild Boar Manwich; and Fifth Course: Chester paired with Cherry Pie with Chester Ice Cream. Tickets are $55 per person, not including tax or gratuity. To make a reservation, send a message via their contact page with your name, party size and a phone number that they can reach you at.

Thursday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm – Brooklyn Brewery Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 25th – September Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Friday, Sept. 25th at 4:00 pm – Stone Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Saturday, Sept. 26th at 4:00 pm – Clifton Beer Fest at Fries Café
It’s back! One of our favorite low key beer events. They are planning on over 100 beers to sample. The Warsaw Falcons play at 8:00 pm.

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 14 – 20, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backstage Series #13 ReDANKulous. The cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Tapping at The Lackman
Beers include Storm Golden Cream Ale, Sparky Hoppy Wheat Ale, Crank Shaft India Pale Ale and Dead Blow Stout infused with coffee.

Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 6:00 pm – William Howard Taft / Cincy Red Bike Dual Birthday Bash at Taft’s Ale House
They will be tapping their Red Bike Beer, a low alcohol Zwickel beer. Order a Red Bike Beer and get the special glass with your first one (while supplies last).

Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 5:30 pm – Braxton Launch Party at the Growler House

Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Tieton Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
They will be pouring Rambling Route, Cherry, Apricot, Dry-hopped, and Smoked pumpkin ciders.

Thursday, Sept. 17th at 4:00 pm – Imperial Thursday at KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia
Six imperial IPAs on draft including Dogfish Head IPA and Rhinegeist Saber tooth Tiger.

Thursday, Sept. 17th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover at Market Wines
They will have Black Chocolate Stout, Wild Horse Porter and Red Sumac Wit on Draft and bombers of Intensified Barrel-Aged Coffee Porter.

Thursday, Sept. 17th at 6:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring West Sixth IPA, Wild PItch and Oktoberfest.

Thursday, Sept. 17th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Friday, Sept. 18th-Sunday, Sept. 20th – Überdrome at the Moerlein Lager House
More information on their Facebook event page.

Friday, Sept. 18th at 4:00 pm – Swayze Dayze 2015 at Ei8ht Ball
Too complicated to explain in a few sentences. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 18th-Sunday, Sept. 20th – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sept. 19th from 12:00 noon-12:00 midnight – Fifty Fest 2015 at Fifty West
More information available on their web site.

Saturday, Sept. 19th at 12:00 noon – 3rd Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist

Sunday, Sept. 20th at 10:00 am – Braxton Brunch and Beermosas at Halfcut
For every Sparky Beermosa that is sold, they’ll donate $1 to OTR Community Housing. For every Beermosa pitcher, they’ll donate $5.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 11, 2015

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

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Tröegs Beer Tasting from 4:00-7:00 pm.

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 (9/11) are Rhinegeist Franz, Boulevard Funky Pumpkin, Revolution Eugene Porter and Oskar Blues IPA.

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 Christian Moerlein in Fairfield and Fat Head’s 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 (9/11) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Crooked Line, Upright Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Christian Moerlein and more. The Draft by the glass pour will Mash Cult’s Dat Juice for $3.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (9/11) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Brooklyn Black Ops. The cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Old Firehouse Brewing – 7:00 pm tonight (9/11) tapping Maltese Cross – a blood orange blonde ale.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: September 7 – 13, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s beers from Three Floyds including Alpha King, Gumballhead, Space Station Middle Finger, Moloko Milk Stout, Yum Yum, Backmasking and Behemoth Barleywine.

Tuesday, Sept. 8th starting at 4:00 pm – Brooklyn Tap Attack at Righteous Room
Beers include Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Blast!, Sorachi Ace, Red Sumac Wit and Quardraceratops. Also, all drafts are half off from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 5:00 pm – Inaugural Stein Hoisting Competition at Rock Bottom
Co-hosted with with Cincy Beerfest and LA Fitness, there will be five different heats with prizes for the heat winners and the chamption. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Tieton Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Ciders include Rambling Route, Cherry, Apricot, Dry-hopped, and a seasonal cider.

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Preview Party at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
The order for the tappings for the preview party will be:
6:00 p.m. – Storm Cream Ale and The Specialty Keg
7:00 p.m. – Dead Blow Tropical Stout on Nitro
8:00 p.m. – Crank Shaft IPA
9:00 p.m. – Sparky Hoppy Wheat Ale
10:00 p.m. – Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Selections from Ei8ht Ball, Rhinegeist, MadTree, Moerlien, Braxton, West Sixth and Blank Slate
Burger: All American
Music: Kyle Knapp

Thursday, Sept. 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 – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 pm – Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, Spaten Oktoberfest Bier and Spaten Optimator. Food pairings are Goetta Beer Cheese, Brat Reuben and German Chocolate Cake. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php or email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 pm – Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Pint Night and Stein Hoisting at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 11th at 4:00 pm – Tröegs Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Sept. 11th and Saturday, Sept. 12th – Cincy Beerfest On Fountain Square
Check out their website for more information. ALL tickets bought in advance of the festival days are considered “VIP” tickets.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 10, 2015

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.
There are so many events scheduled for this All Star weekend that we are sure to have missed some. Be sure to check our Facebook page for more of them that may have come in after our publication time.

CONGRATULATIONS TO FIBONACCI BREWING ON THEIR GRAND OPENING!

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (7/10), it’s Schofferhoffer Grapefruit, SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, Epic Escape to Colorado IPA and Stone Ruin Ten Triple IPA.

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

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

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

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (7/10) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s Brooklyn Brewery. Beers include Brewmaster’s series Cuvee La Boite spiced Grand Cru, Black Chocolate Imperial Stout infused with coffee & vanilla beans and 2012 vintage Monster Barley Wine. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (7/10) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Stift Engelszell Gregorious Trappist Bier. The cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

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

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

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: June 29 – July 5, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, June 29th at 7:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer Dinner at the Green Derby
From Facebook: “Unveiling the Repeater IV American Pale Ale w/ Citra and Galaxy hops, and pairing it with one of two entrees from the Green Derby. $20 for dinner, a pint of Repeater IV, and you keep the logo pint glass! Great craft beer specials the rest of the night as well. Come try a VERY exclusive beer and enjoy a great meal! **Please call Green Derby at 859-431-8740 to RSVP!!**”

Tuesday, June 30th at 5:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Washington Park
From their Facebook event: “Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as four local breweries take over the taps on ‘The Deck’. Starting at 5pm, enjoy special drafts from Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist, MadTree, and Christian Moerlein while representatives from each brewery answer your questions about their brew. This month we will be featuring: Taft’s Ale House: LOTUS fruit beer collaboration with Off The Vine; MadTree Brewing: Rounding Third – 6.5% Red IPA; Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.: Cherry Belgian Blonde and Rhinegeist: Azacca Pale Ale with starfruit green tea”

Thursday, July 2nd at 5:00 pm – Independence Day Weekend Kickoff Party at Mt. Carmel Brewery
In addition to bluegrass music and smoked BBQ ribs & brisket, they will be tapping their last kegs of Irish RED ale, and Unfiltered WHITE IPA to go along with their Hibiscus BLUE Ale! RED, WHITE and BLUE. Flights of all three for $5 all night.

Thursday, July 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Friday, July 3rd at 4:00-7:00 pm – Brooklyn Brewing Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, July 3rd at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Friday and Tapping at Ei8ht Ball
This Friday, it’s Against the Grain 70K (13+% ABV Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout). Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Saturday, July 4th – Happy Independence Day!

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Jim Hennessey’s Farewell Tour at The Woodward Theater Tomorrow Night

Cincinnati beer pioneer Jim Hennessey passed away in early February and his friends (many of whom happen to be his colleagues) have come up with a perfect tribute to him. Tomorrow night at the Woodward Theater in OTR there will be a benefit concert and beer festival from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The cost is $20 cash at the door and proceeds benefit the Hennessey family.

This is the way the event is described on its Facebook page:

On February 2, 2015 the Heidelberg family and local craft community lost a legend. Jim Hennessey was a 12 year Associate at Ohio Valley Wine and Beer Company and a trailblazer in the world of craft beer. Over the course of his many years in the business, he touched the lives of countless individuals, both personally and professionally.

Jim passed away unexpectedly, two weeks after he received a diagnosis of advanced-staged cancer. He was 59 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife Maryanne and two daughters, Alyson and Kat.

On April 8, a benefit concert and craft beer festival to aid Jim’s family will be held at The Woodward Theater. Tickets are $20 cash at the door. Please join us as we remember the life and legacy of a great man!

http://www.gofundme.com/ny53vo Visit our GoFundMe page to donate.

Jim Hennessey's Farewell Tour Graphic

Ryan Horan from OVC was kind enough to share the event tap list. Some of these are single 1/6 bbls and when they’re gone, they’re gone:

Tap #1: Rogue 7 Hop IPA
Tap #2: Victory Abby 5 Belgian Single
Tap #3: Brooklyn Brewery Ama Bruna Belgian Dubbel
Tap #4: Schlafly American IPA
Tap #5: Rogue Anniversary Barleywine
Tap #6: Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout
Tap #7: Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Cerberus Tripel
Tap #8: Anderson ValleyBlood Orange Gose
Tap #9: Uinta Brewing Detour Double IPA
Tap #10: Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager
Tap #11: 21st Amendment Down to Earth session IPA
Tap #12: Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA
Tap #13: Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA
Tap #14: Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA
Tap #15: Victory Hop Ranch Double IPA
Tap #16: Sam Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
Tap #17: Moerlein Lab Lager Dry-hopped Pilsner
Tap #18: Ayinger Maibock
Tap #19: Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner
Tap #20: Anchor Saaremaa Island Ale
Tap #21: Lost Coast Sharkinator IPA
Tap #22: Mt. Carmel Snapshot Imperial IPA
Tap #23: Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
Tap #24: Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner

His family. Music. Beer. Those are pretty much the three things that were most important to Jim. You couldn’t keep us away from this event with a big stick. If you knew Jim we know you’ll be there if you can. If you didn’t know Jim you should come out anyway because it’s just not possible to overstate what he meant to the growth of better beer in Cincinnati.

See you tomorrow night.