This Week in Beer: May 15-21, 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.

HAPPY AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK!

Monday, May 15th at 7:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Jack’s Hard Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm – Beat the Brewers Trivia with Fifty West at Northside Yacht Club

Wednesday, May 17th-Saturday, May 20th – Chickow! Day and BA Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing

Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – May Beer Dinner with Dogfish Head at Moerlein Lager House

Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Pint Night at Nine Giant

Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm – A Tavola and Fifty West Autostrada IPA Release Party at A Tavola Pizza Madeira

Thursday, May 18th – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at the Growler House

Thursday, May 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – West Sixth Belgian Blonde Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Revamp Pint Night at Cock and Bull Glendale

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Weihenstephaner Boot Night at Cock and Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm – Great Flood Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, May 19th from 11:00 am-12:00am – Pork & Sour with Urban Artifact at Envision Cinemas

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Jackie O’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – New Holland Sampling and More at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, May 19th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, May 19th-Sunday, May 21st – Germania Society Maifest at Germania Park

Friday, May 19th at 6:30 pm – Figleaf vs. Streetside–Battle of the Rookies at Flipside Liberty

Friday, May 19th at 7:00 pm – Local 45 Tapping at Wooden Cask Brewing

Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 pm – Revolution Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Sunday, May 21st at 12:00 pm – Chunky Brewster Launch Party at Rhinegeist

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New Brew Wednesday! Tank 9 Project

From Facebook: “We’ve got another new brew for you from our Tank 9 Project.

May’s release comes from our labratory manager, Jonas and is an English-Style Extra Special Bitter infused with Earl Grey tea. We’re calling it an EGESB. It’s vital stats are 6.3% ABV and 33 IBU. It showcases bready malt flavors, light fruity esters, and a balancing bitterness with complementary citrus and tannic notes from the Earl Grey tea infusion.

This beer will be on tap in the Taproom starting Wednesday at 4 PM while supplies last!”

This Week in Beer: April 24 – 30, 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.

Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Maibock.

Thursday, April 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, April 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Nickelbrook Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Naughty Neighbor, Immodest IIPA, Bolshevik Bastard, Cafe Del Bastardo, and Winey Bastard.

Thursday, April 27th 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 – Fifty West Fuzzy Feeling and Hyde Park – Bell’s Oberon.

Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 pm – Sixpoint Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 28th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Great Lakes Brewing at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, April 28th from 4:00-8:00 pm – Moerlein OTR Ale’s 10th Anniversary Keg Tapping at Market Wines

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Elk Creek Winery

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s (both locations)
This week, it’s Southern Tier at Fairfield and West Sixth at Eastgate.

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Friday, April 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town
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.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 1:00 pm – Moerlein OTR TrAle Pub Tour
See their Facebook event page from more information.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 3:00 pm – Rhinegeist FCC Watch Party/Foosball Tourney at BC’s Bottle Lodge
For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 4:00 pm – Firkin Fest at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Sunday, April 30th at 10:00 am – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries at Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House
See http://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries-april for more information and to purchase your tickets.

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Tastings and Tapppings Report: April 7, 2017

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

HAPPY NATIONAL BEER DAY! (aka the 84th anniversary of the relegalization of beer after Prohibition.)

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 Great Lakes at Fairfield and from Great Lakes at Eastgate too.

Lehr’s Prime Market – Christian Moerlein beer tasting Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include OTR, Pacer, FC Blood Orange IPA, Stawberry Pig, and the Thirteen/164 anniversary beer.

OTR Biergarten – Featuring beers from Streetside Brewery this weekend. They will be pouring Tea Bags, a honey blonde ale with green tea, and Raspberry Beret, a Berliner Weisse with raspberries. 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

Braxton Brewing – Velveteen Chocolate and Beer Pairing Sunday at 1:00 pm. Tickets are available for purchase for this Girls Pint Out event which will included four tasters plus chocolate pairings and a pint of your choice after the event. The cost is $23.76 per person.

Brink Brewing – Queen City Bee Beer release Saturday at noon. This beer was made on “Big Boots Brew Day” as part of Pink Boots Society to take part in International Women’s Day to raise the profile of women in the beer industry and to raise the profile of beer to women. The women of Brink brewed this in collaboration with the ladies of Fibonacci Brewing Company and Marty’s Hops & Vines.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Tank 9 Project release for New Brew Friday at 4:00 pm. From Facebook: “April’s release is a Pale Wheat Ale coming in at 5.2% ABV and 31 IBU this is like Moerlein’s OG Altered Pale Ale but the 2.0 edition. Brought to you by Brewer Al, it uses mandarina bavaria and lemon drop hops These hops give the beer a nice tangerine and lemon citrus aroma and flavor. It is a crisp, refreshing beer perfect for the summer time.”

Municipal Brew Works – Walk in the Park Pilsner release Friday at 4:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: March 20 – 26, 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.

Tuesday, March 21st at 5:00 pm – Mile Wide Wing Night at Midway Café
Ten Wings and a pint of Mile Wide beer for $15. Beers include Wooderson and Idlewild on tap!

Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Oberon Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Tasting at Delhi Liquor
Beers include Thirteen/164 (bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with cherries), FC Blood Orange IPA, Strawberry Pig cream ale, Third Wave IPA, OTR Ale, and Pacer Citra Pale ale.

Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Oskar Blues Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Pinner, Dale’s Pale Ale, Deviant Dale’s, Mama’s Yella Pils, Priscilla, Florida Simcoe, Dry Hopped Centennial Dale’s, Ten Fidy, Barrel Aged Ten Fidy, IPA, Beerito, and Old Chub. Also a limited number of BA Old Chub will be available.

Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm – Old Firehouse Brewery Night at Butterbee’s American Grille
Beers include Code 3 Red Ale, Pin Up Girl Blonde Ale, and Flashpoint Barrel Aged.

Thursday, March 23rd 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 – Belhaven, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – MadTree Sprye.

Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm – Braxton Storm the Court Pint Night at the Pub at Crestview Hills

Saturday, March 25th at 12:00 noon – Braxton 2nd Anniversary Block Party
See their Facebook event page for more information.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 17, 2017

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

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY! – See our earlier post for special beer events today.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Narrow Path Brewing – Grand Opening today starting at 8:00 am. Their motto is “Craft. Community. Cause.” and they are proving it by having a portions of today’s proceeds go to COTA in honor of Henry Rogers, a little boy from Loveland who is in need of a kidney transplant.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Christian Moerlein Brewing and Moerlein Lager House – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

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 “bodacious brews from St. Patrick Party” at Fairfield and from MadTree at Eastgate.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – Saturday Brunch Series with Fifty West at 11:00 am.
1st course: Doom Pedal White Ale paired with a Cod fish cake with citrus butter sauce. 2nd course: Going Plaid Scotch ale paired with a Scotch Egg with sweet mustard sauce and blackberry jam. 3rd course: Paycheck’s Porter paired with Cheesecake bites with chocolate and caramel drizzle and sea salt. Cost is $29 and Reservations required. Call (513) 681-4222 or stop in.
Beverage substitution and vegetarian options upon request.

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 – Founders Pint Night Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include All Day IPA, Red’s Rye, Curmudgeon, Imperial Stout, Frootwood (Tapping @ 5pm), and KBS (Tapping @ 5pm).

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover Saturday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Pineapple Truth and Habanero Truth, along with Juicy Truth, Knowledge, Bubbles, and more.

Gypsy’s Mainstrasse – MadTree HOP EXTRAvaganza Saturday at 1:00 pm. Beers include Citra High, Experimental Pale Ale, Galaxy High, PSA, PsycHOPathy, Rounding Third, and TreeSearch 10.3.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 10, 2017

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

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Darkness Brewing – Beer & Cupcakes Saturday at 11:00 am. From Facebook: “We are teaming up with Mama C’s Buttercream & Sprinkles for a Saturday morning brunch of sorts with Craft Beer and Gourmet Cupcakes. Mama C’s will create four savory & sweet gourmet cupcakes that pair with four of our own craft beer recipes. Our head brewer and CoFounder Eric will also be here to talk about our beers. Included in the price are four savory and sweet cupcakes, four 5oz pours, and a full pint of beer after the pairing event. Tickets are $16 and you can find them here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2791838

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 at Fairfield and from Tröegs at Eastgate.

Molly Malone’s Covington – All About Stoutfest Saturday at 12:00 noon. See their Facebook event page for more information.

— Founders Night Sunday at 6:00 pm. Featuring 2015 Backwoods Bastard on tap, Centennial IPA AND 2016 KBS bottles! (Limit one per customer, first come first serve) plus specials on All Day IPA cans as well.

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 – Sixpoint Brewing w/ DJ & C.R.E.A.M. Release Saturday at 5:00 pm. Beers include C.R.E.A.M., Hi-Res, Crisp, Bengali, and a surprise keg.

Braxton Brewing – Revamp Can Release Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Women in Beer Saturday at 4:00 pm. From Facebook: “Join us on Saturday, March 11th from 4-9pm to celebrate women in the craft beer industry! We’ll have food available from 4-9pm from Adena’s Beefstroll. We’ll be featuring 10 different beers on tap from breweries that have strong female representation such as Jackie O’s, Fat Head’s, Against The Grain, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, and Stone. From 4-6pm the women in craft beer will be speaking, and will be available to hang out and answer questions from 6-9pm!”

Christian Moerlein Brewing – New Brew Friday with Sea Salt Lemon Pils, Easy Livin’, Tank 9 Project starting at 4:00 pm.

— Thirteen / 164 Beer Launch Saturday at 12:00 noon. This bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with cherries will be available in 22-ounce bombers plus on tap.

— Christian Moerlein Anniversary Celebration Saturday at 6:00 pm.
“Tickets:
-General Admission, $35: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour
-Head Brewer, $50: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour, commemorative 22 oz. bomber & snifter glass
*tax not included
Buffet Menu: Smoked pork and chicken with homemade BBQ sauce infused with Christian Moerlein’s Thirteen/164 anniversary brew, southern style green beans, coleslaw, and homemade brewer’s grain rolls.”

Listermann Brewing – March NE IPA Can Release Saturday at 10:00 am. “No Sleep ‘Til Norwood is brewed with Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight 7 C’s and Motueka. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~130 cases. Brewer’s Delight is brewed with Pineapple, Galaxy, Citra and Zythos. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~100 Cases”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 17, 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

10th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest – Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening at the Convention Center. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This event frequently sells out, especially the Connoisseur Level tickets. Also, Designated Drivers tickets are not sold at the door. Buy them now.

Cincy Winter Beerfest After Party – Friday night at 11:00 pm at Queen City Exchange. Featuring beers from Braxton including Storm Golden Cream Ale, Crank Shaft IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Jumpstart Brown Ale brewed with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Starter Coffee.

Cincy Winter Beerfest Happy Hour – Saturday at 5:00 pm at Knockback Nat’s.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Moerlein Lager House and Christian Moerlein Malt House – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits – Braxton tasting Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Storm Golden Cream Ale, Dead Blow Tropical Stout, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, Spotlight White IPA, and Tropic Flare Imperial 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 Kona Brewing at Fairfield and from Green Flash at Eastgate.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Laguinitas. They are promising a nice spread of bottles and two special drafts: Willett Barrel aged Imperial Stout and Fusion XXXIX IPA.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 – Crooked Stave Launch Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Crooked Stave Launch Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Listermann Brewing – Biggie and Pac Can release Saturday at 10:00 am.

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