2017 Valley Vineyards Wine and Beer Festival

From Facebook:

Friday June 2nd 5pm-11pm
Saturday June 3rd 11am-11pm

Click the event link for full details
http://www.valleyvineyards.com/events.html

Join us to celebrate Valley Vineyards’ 47th Anniversary! We have an exciting lineup of musicians, food vendors, and of course your favorite wines & beers. Our taste of Warren County has a wide variety this year! Featuring traditional schnitzel to fresh sushi, delicious barbeque and European foods, there’s something for everyone.

We’ll be offering wine & beer tasting, and as always you can purchase wine by the bottle or glass and our beers by the pint.

We will have a special booth with our Sangria Slushy.

FAQ – We’ll have plenty of seating in covered tents, and in the garden area – if you’d like to bring your own chairs you’re more than welcome to. Rain or shine the festival goes on!

*No admission fee, however there is a parking fee of $5.00*

This Week in Beer: May 29 – June 4, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, May 29th at 11:00 am – Graeter’s Glass Giveaway at Incline Public House

Monday, May 29th at 12:00 pm – Memorial Day Bash at Brink Brewing

Monday, May 29th-Wednesday, May 31st – Braxton Tap Takeover at Brothers Newport

Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm – Great Lakes Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm – Fat Heads / MadTree Collaboration at Zip’s Café

Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Habits Café

Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, June 1st from 5:00-8:00 pm – Tropical Truth Ice Cream Social at Rhinegeist

Thursday, June 1st from 5:00-8:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House Can Launch at O’Bryan’s Wine & Spirits

Thursday, June 1st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Rockmill Brewery Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock and Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm – Kwaremont Kick Off at Taste of Belgium at the Banks

Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 2nd-Saturday, June 3rd – 2017 Valley Vineyards Wine and Beer Festival

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-8:00 pm – Warped Wing Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Uinta Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 2nd from 5:00-11:00 pm – Lagunitas Takes Gypsys

Friday, June 2nd from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 am – Sabotage and Babycat Meowface Can Release at Listermann’s Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: April 14, 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

KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia – Beer-Lingual Saturday starting at 2:00 pm. From their Facebook Event page: “We are hosting a block party in the parking lot next to AmerAsia at 521 Madison Ave. from 2:00-6:00. Breweries, including Madtree, Rhinegeist, Braxton, Urban Artifact, West Sixth, and New Belgium will be serving beer, with a few vendors represented as well as live music, a DJ, food, and games. We’re also holding a raffle for beer baskets. All proceeds from these tickets will be donated as well as 10% of the sales total for the night at the restaurant. After the outdoor event, we’ll be having a tap takeover at 4:00 inside with some really awesome beer by Three Floyds, Prairie Artisan Ales, and Evil Twin Brewing. We’ll be donating all proceeds from the event to the English Language Learning Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that’s been giving back to immigrants in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2006.”

New Riff Distilling – Holler: Celebrate Kentucky’s Finest Craft Beer and Spirits Saturday at 6:00 pm. For more information, check out their website at http://hollerfestival.com/.

Wooden Cask Brewery – Adult Easter Egg Hunt Sunday starting at 2:00 pm. From their Facebook page: “We will open a little bit later on Easter Sunday. To celebrate we will have an adult Easter egg “hunt”. Select an egg from our basket and see what surprise awaits you inside. It could be a $3 pint pour or a $5 flight! Maybe a free empty pint glass to take home! Must be 21 or over to partake. Limit 1 egg per person. We will also have another basket of eggs with candy for those with kiddos in tow. ”

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Alltech Lexington Brewing at Fairfield and from Old Firehouse at Eastgate.

OTR Biergarten – Featuring beers from Bad Tom Smith Brewing this weekend. They will be pouring Breathitt County Blonde Ale and Fink Red Rye. The April Biergarten hours are Saturday, 11am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-4 pm.

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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Fifty West Brewing Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm.

Braxton Brewing – Kentucky Home Bottle Release and Tapping Saturday at noon. You can reserve your bottle (up to 3/person) online now: https://store.braxtonbrewing.com/products/kentuckyhome Bottles that are not reserved will be released to the public on Saturday, April 15th at noon. Limit 3 per person.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring Cellar Dweller starting at 5:00 pm. Beers include Grapefruit Jeremiah’s, Nitro Eye Opener, and BBA Vanilla Brown.

Wooden Cask – Adult Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at 2:00 pm. Select an egg from their basket and see what surprise awaits you inside. It could be a $3 pint pour or a $5 flight. It may be a free empty pint glass to take home. Must be 21 or over to partake. Limit 1 egg per person.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives: Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 3, 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

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Super Firkin Saturday and Pacer Citra Pale Ale Launch Saturday at 2:00 pm. Special brews and infusions from Rhinegeist, MadTree Brewing, Cellar Dweller, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Braxton Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company , and Listermann Brewing Company as well as Moerlein. Entry to this event is free and sampling tickets can be purchased 5 for $10.

MadTree Brewing – Last Call for 1.0 Saturday starting at 11:00 am. More information available on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Cellar Dweller beer tasting Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Ditz hoppy blonde, Blood Orange Uncle Ronnie American pale ale, Jeremiah’s IPA and Eye Opener hazelnut coffee stout.

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 Deschutes at Fairfield and from Victory and Blake’s Ciders 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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Woodburn Brewery Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Emilio!, Han Solo, Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout and Chocolate Mint Stout.

Braxton Brewing – Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping Party today at 5:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Super Bell’s Weekend continues. See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Ballast Point Roots to Boots DIPA. Cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

Keystone Hyde Park – Fifty West Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include Bourbon Barrel Aged 10&2 Imperial Stout, 50 West Lager, Doom Pedal White Ale, and One Way Street: Lemon Drop Pale Ale.

Lehr’s Prime Market – Ballast Point pint night today at 5:00 pm.

Listermann’s – Barrel aged Aftermath Madness Saturday at 11:00 am. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mash Cult Brewing – Rummin’ With the Devil release Saturday at 1:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 2, 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

Girls Pint Out – Sunday Funday at BC’s Bottle Lodge. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – New Belgium tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers inlcude Citradelic Tangerine IPA (on tap), Pumpkick Spiced Seasonal Ale, 1554 Black Lager and Blue Paddle Pilsener Lager.

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 SweetWater 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 Victory. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Hippies vs. Hebrews (Stone vs. Schmaltz Brewing) Tap Takeover starting at 6:00 pm tonight. Beers include Enjoy By 9.5.16, Vanilla/Orange Ruination, and 6th Anniversary Porter from Stone and BA Bock Bock, Lenny’s RIPA, and Wishbone from Schmaltz.

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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Quaff Bros. Do You Even Cider Bros. and Nians Legend.

Fibonacci Brewing – HuLu-Fresh Hop Ale release today at 4:00 pm.

Quaff Bros. – Two meads to be released today at 4:00 pm at the Party Source: Aisha Mead (a honey wine aged in Bourbon barrels with the addition of peppers) and Moura Mead (a honey wine aged in Port Wine finished Angels Envy Whiskey barrels).

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

This Week in Beer: May 30 – June 5, 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.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Monday, May 30th at 12:00 noon – Special Monday Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Maine Lunch, Maine King Titus, Maine/Heavy Seas Collaboration Partnership, Heavy Seas Siren Noir, Heavy Seas Cutlass Supreme and they will also be releasing the two most recent Hoof Hearted cans at noon also.

Monday, May 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie Birthday Bomb. The cost is $7 For a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, June 1st at 12:00 noon – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $7 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, June 1st at 4:00 pm – MadTree and Watershed Distillery Tasting Featuring Joon at The Works (Loveland)

Wednesday, June 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Uinta Cucumber Farmhouse aged in Gin Barrels Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $5 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Thursday, June 2nd at 5:00-10:00 pm – Alpine Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Duet, Nelson, Hoppy Birthday and Hot Box.

Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Quaff Bros. Space Taxi, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot, Thirsty Dog BA Wulver and Stone Xocoveza Charred
Burger: Marsala Burger
Music: Hayden and Kaye

Thursday, June 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.

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th – Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.valleyvineyards.com/events.html

Saturday, June 4th from 2:00-9:00 pm – 1st Annual Beach Bash Craft Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.thebeachwaterpark.com/?event=1st-annual-beach-bash-craft-beer-festival

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

Local Breweries Medal at 2016 Commonwealth Cup

This past weekend, we attended the third annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest. Held at the Lexington Convention Center, this event gave us an opportunity to check out new breweries like Rooster Brewing in Paris, KY and new beers from breweries we’ve had before but can’t get in this area like the Weld Pear Beer from Tin Man Brewing in Evansville, IN. But the highlight of the day was the announcement of the results of the 2016 Commonwealth Cup. Several Cincinnati area breweries earned medals for their beers:

GOLD
Listermann Cincinnatus
Listermann BA Chickow!
MadTree Galaxy High
Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Gramps
Rhinegeist Uncle
Rhinegeist Double Oaked Mastodon
Samuel Adams Utopias
Valley Vineyards Sweet Honey Mead

SILVER
Braxton Twisted Bit
Braxton BA Lumber
Braxton Catalyst with Black Pepper
Listermann Planetary
Listermann Gravitatus
Listermann Friar Bacon Smoke
MadTree Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi
MadTree PSA
Rhinegeist Truth
Rhinegeist Peach Dodo
Rhinegeist Panther
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red
Samuel Adams Tetravis
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser
Urban Artifact Keypunch
Urban Artifact Phrenology
Urban Artifact Otso

BRONZE
Braxton Crank Shaft
Braxton Blown Gasket
Braxton Dead Blow with Starter
Braxton Haven
Cellar Dweller Eye Opener
Cellar Dweller Hopewells
Fifty West 10 & 2 Barleywine
Listermann Chickow!
MadTree PsyHOPathy
MadTree Mad Craft Nucleus
MadTree Treesearch #2357
MadTree Gnarly Brown
MadTree Happy Amber
Rhinegeist ExDIPA
Rhinegeist Cougar
Samuel Adams Nitro Coffee
Samuel Adams New World Tripel
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock
Samuel Adams Nitro IPA
Samuel Adams 13th Hour Stout
Samuel Adams Nitro Wheat Ale
Samuel Adams Fat Jack
Samuel Adams Cinder Block
Urban Artifact Maize

Congratulations to all of the Cincinnati area winners!

Commonwealth Cup Medals

This Week in Beer: Feb. 29 – Mar. 6, 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. 29th at 5:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Dilly.
Five beers, a happy hour and four courses for $39 per person, all inclusive. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin / Lervig Big Ass Money Stout. The cost is $12 for a ten ounce tulip.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 6:30 pm – 2016 CBW Brewery Collaboration Beer Draft at Rhinegeist
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Nice Melons Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Gnarly Gno More At Firehouse Grill
Four variants: Black Currant, Coffee and Vanilla, Mexican Hot Chocolate and regular Gnarly Brown available.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm – Meet the Goebel Goats at Braxton Brewing
Meet the goat that Braxton sponsored as well as several other Goebel Goats. A dollar from each beer will be donated to the Goebel Goats.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens

Wednesday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm – Bock Beer Experience Preview at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Eighteen bock beers on tap including Christian Moerlein Emancipator Dopplebock, Schoenling Bock, Triple Digit Gravitator Dopplebock, Wiedemann Bohemian Bock, Fifty West Road Bock, MadTree Bockaveli, Cellar Dweller Bock, Listermann’s Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Braxton Ignitor Maibock, Blank Slate Tank Bottoms Weizenbock, Old Firehouse Bock Drop and Roll, Warped Wing The Abominator Doppelbock, Genessee Bock, Bell’s Consecrator Dopplebock, Epic Double Skull Doppelbock and Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock. Plus Jake Speed & The Freddies performing live.

Thursday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Green Line Pale Ale, Four Star Pils and Lolita 2015.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Karneval of Bock Beer at Taft’s Ale House
What they are calling “Food, Music & Foolishness”, it’s too much to cover in a few lines here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the details.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Upland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Dantalion, Champagne Velvet, Barrel Chested and Stoaked.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Highland Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Hudy Bock Tapping at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
From Facebook: “Hudy Bock will be featured for just $3.00 all night. Hudepohl reps will be in the building all night handing out free swag including a limited edition of 60 T-shirts commemorating Hudepohl Bock 2016. The T-shirts will only be for this event and will never be made again.”

Friday, March 4th-Sunday, March 6th – Bockfest
Check out the Bockfest website for information on events throughout the weekend.

Sunday, March 6th at 11:00 am – Christian Moerlein Emancipator Coffee Bock Bottle Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 26, 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.

EVENTS

Cellar Dweller – Happy 4th Anniversary to Cellar Dweller! They are celebrating all day tomorrow. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Milton’s Tavern – Bockfest Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour tonight starting at 5:30 pm. The snowman gets ignited at 8:00 pm.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Rivertown Tasting Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm featuring Death Russian Imperial Stout, Roebling Porter, Lil’ Sipa Session IPA and Soulless Scarlet Ale.

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 Lagunitas Brewing at Fairfield and beers from MadTree 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 will be a hosting a Gnarly Gno More Backroom Blast featuring MadTree’s original Gnarly Brown and four variants: Mexican Hot Chocolate, Bourbon Barrel Aged, Coffee & Vanilla, Black Currant. The Gnarlys will be on draft and available by the glass for $4.00. They will also be sampling MadTree’s core and seasonal brews. 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 and BOTTLE RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Ignitor Maibock Tapping at 5:30 pm tonight plus it’s Firkin Friday with a firkin of Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager infused with Rose Hips.

Christian Moerlein – Twelve/163 Release Party on Saturday at 4:00 pm. Be sure to check out their Facebook event page for the particulars on this very special bottle release.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Mikkeller Nuclear Hop Assault. Cost is $8 for a 10 ounce tulip.

Hebron Brew Haus – Tapping Three Floyds Zombie Dust at 7:00 pm tonight.

Listermann Brewing – Barrel Aged Maple Chickow! and Coffee Lateral Bottle Release Saturday at 10:00 am. BA Maple Chickow! has a bottle limit of two and costs $19.99 a bottle. There are only about 125 bottles available. There is not limit on the Coffee Lateral Oatmeal Sweet Stout and the cost is $7.99 a bottle. More than 500 of those are available.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 19, 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 – Great Lakes Tasting Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm featuring Conway’s Irish Ale, Alberta Clipper Porter 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 MadTree in Fairfield and beers from Bell’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 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 are pouring beers from Cellar Dweller. There will be draft pours available including their Blueberry Gose, Amber, Belgian Wit and ESB for $3.00. The first 72 guests to purchase draft by the glass pours will receive a Cellar Dweller pint 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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Rhinegeist Mushhushshu. The cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

Jungle Jim’s (both locations) – This Sunday at 1:00 pm, they will be celebrating the arrival of Maine Beer Company in Ohio. They will have several beers on tap including their classic American IPA “Lunch”.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report