Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 2, 2016

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Braxton Brewing – Winter Block Party: Dark Charge Release Saturday starting at noon. Specifics available on their Facebook event page.

The Comet – Hopnosis 2016 – Friday, Dec. 2nd and Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

The Growler House – For their second birthday celebration tomorrow at 5:00 pm, they will have all local beers on all thirty taps including beers from Rhinegeist, 50 West, Urban Artifact, Braxton, Listermann, Warped Wing, Blank Slate, Madtree, Taft’s Ale House, Figleaf, Municipal, Fibonacci, DogBerry, Streetside and Nine Giant.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – 7th Anniversary Open House Saturday at 6:00 pm. Rogue’s 7 Hop IPA and Fibonacci Brewing Company’s Marty’s Hamilton Ave IPA on tap.

Rhinegeist – 2nd Annual Dad Day starting Saturday at noon. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Revolution Brewing Pint Night at both locations plus bring in a toy, and you’ll be entered into our hourly raffle. Don’t want to donate a toy? They’ll be accepting donations of $5 or more, as well. All donations will go to One Way Farm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Fifty West Tap Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include Raspberry Lodge, Home Sweet Home, Patrol Car Porter, Dark As The Dickens Maple Porter, Going Plaid and BBA 10 & 2 Barleywine.

The Brass Tap U Square – Fifty West Tap Takeover Saturday at 5:00 pm. Twelve Fifty West beers on tap.

Dingle House – Eric Brewing Tap Takeover today at 5:00 pm. Beers include Final Destination IPA, Skipper’s Stout, Mad Anthony’s APA and Cherry Bomb.

Dutch’s – Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Extravaganza today at 4:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free Bacon Friday plus they’re pouring two beers from Grimm: Cube Cuvee #2 and Awoogah. Both beers are $10 a pour.

J Taps Sports Bar & Grill – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include OTR Ale, Third Wave IPA, and Red Velvet Cream Stout.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

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.

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 5, 2014

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 Hopnosis tonight and tomorrow night at the Comet!

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 (12/5), the beers are Smith & Forge Hard Cider, West Sixth Cocoa Porter, New Belgium Accumulation and Mission IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (12/5), it’s beers from Breckenridge Brewing. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (12/5), it’s beers from the Traveler Beer Company. 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 TownFriday Night Flights usually features six to eight beers each week and goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (12/5), it’s their 7th Annual Christmas Backroom Brawl with Against the Grain Brewing. Beer list includes Bo & Luke, Takeshi, David Lee Froth, Kamen Knoodlin’, Haman Hamarth, No Haggar, DuPont Break, We Mint Well, Rico Sauvin and “a really questionable ‘Randall’ sesh”. The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00.

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (12/8), Ei8ht Ball will have Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine. Cost is $12 a snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Beers for 2014 Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival

As promised, here is the tap list for the 2014 Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival. Cavalier Distributing, MadTree Brewing and Mt. Carmel Brewing, The Comet and Northside Tavern are all sponsors. MadTree Brewing will be hosting a “Meet the Brewer” at the gazebo in Hoffner Park immediately after the parade. We also have the music line up and food options for you too.

MadTree Brewing Lift
MadTree Brewing Psychopathy IPA
MadTree Brewing Misnomer (Hoppy Wheat)
MadTree Brewing Brawny (Porter)
MadTree Brewing Sol Drifter
MadTree Brewing Identity Crisis
Original Sin Apple Cider
Ei8htball Brewing Red Drink
Fat Head’s Brewing Bumbleberry Ale
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
B Nektar Zombie Killer
Mt. Carmel Brewing Coffee Brown Ale (brewed w/ Deeper Roots Coffee)
Mt. Carmel Brewing Imperial IPA (from Mt Carmel’s SNAPSHOT SERIES)
Mt. Carmel Brewing Summer Wheat Ale
Mt. Carmel Brewing Nut Brown Ale
Mt. Carmel Brewing Stout
Mt. Carmel Brewing Blonde Ale

MUSIC:

Thursday, July 3rd
6:00 – 6:40 – Frontier Folk Nebraska
7:10 – 7:50 – Al Scorch and the Lost Boys
8:15 – 9:00 – Cincinnati Suds
9:25 – 10:05 – Bummers Eve
10:20 – 10:55 – Idiot Glee
11:10 – 11:50 – Bad Sports
12:10 – 1:00 – Radioactivity

Friday, July 4th
6:00 – 6:40 – Leggy
7:10 – 7:50 – Pretty Pretty
(8:00 – 8:30) – Anaya Belly Dancing
8:15 – 9:00 – Perfect Children
(8:50 – 9:25) – PICKLED BROS
9:25 – 10:05 – All Dogs
(9:45 – 10:30) – Cancers
10:30 – 11:00 – Karl Spaeth and Chris Weir (Comedy)
11:10 – 11:50 – Tweens
12:10 – 1:00 – Twin Peaks

Saturday, July 5th
6:00 – 6:40 – Pearl De Vere
7:10 – 7:50 – Fists of Love
8:15 – 9:00 – The Hiders
9:25 – 10:05 – Mardou
10:20 – 11:00 – The Sidekicks
11:15 – 11:55 – Jaill
12:10 – 1:00 – Protomartyr

FOOD OPTIONS:
NYPD
Melt
Ohio Farm Direct – Grass-fed Burgers/Cheese/Juices
Waffo food truck
Red Sesame Korean BBQ food truck
Hungry – Chef Josh Campbell’s new food truck venture
Dojo Gelato
Street Pops

This Week in Beer: Dec. 2 – 8, 2013

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

SPECIAL NEWS: MadTree Brewing will be available in Northern Kentucky starting this week with their three flagship beers (Happy Amber, PsycHOPathy, and Gnarly Brown). More beers will be added soon.

Monday, December 2nd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, December 2nd – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, December 2nd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, December 2nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, December 3rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, December 3rd – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, December 3rd – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm – Triple Digit Cranium Tapping at Arthur’s Cafe

Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers include Christian Moerlein Zeppelin, Ommegang Three Philsophers, Brooklyn Cuvee La Boite, Ballast Point Sculpin, Great Lakes Nosferatu and Upland Teddy Bear Kisses.

Wednesday, December 4th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, December 4th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, December 4th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
$3 Wiedemann pints all day

UPDATE Wednesday, December 4th at 5:00 pm – New Holland Incorrigible Tapping at Market Wines
They will also have New Holland Kolsch, the Hopivore Wet-Hopped Ale and Dragons Milk.

Wednesday, December 4th at 5:00 pm – Holiday Beerfest at UC’s Catskeller
Beers will include Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Ommegang Adoration, Tröegs Mad Elf, Bell’s Winter White, New Holland Cabin Fever, MadTree Thundersnow, Great Divide Hibernation and Heavy Seas Winter Storm. Flights will be available.

Wednesday, December 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTR

Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
The November beer is their “Christmasbier” (Weihnachts) (5.5% ABV).

Thursday, December 5th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine

UPDATE Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 pm – Repeal Day Party at Cellar Dweller Brewery

Thursday, December 5th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Dogfish Head American Beauty Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill

Thursday, December 5th 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 – Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Hyde Park – Great Lakes Christmas Ale.

Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 pm – Pints & Pencils at Great Crescent Brewery
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm – Repeal Day Party at Arnold’s
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, December 6th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, December 6th at 4:00 pm – Sixth Annual Hopnosis at The Comet
Thirty kegs in two days. Beer list TBA.

Friday, December 6th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

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

Saturday, December 7th from 1:00-5:00 pm – #CincyBeerBloggers Bottle Share Party at Firehouse Grill
Check out the post on BrewProf’s blog for more information. We’ll be there!

Saturday, December 7th – Sixth Annual Hopnosis at The Comet

Saturday, December 7th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: May 13 – 19, 2013

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. — LOTS of events for American Craft Beer Week. We’re sure more will be added.

Monday, May 13th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, May 13th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Gerry the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, May 13th at 5:00 pm – Kentucky Ale Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull (Covington)
Beers will include Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Kolsch and the new Kentucky IPA.

Monday, May 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout at Fries Café

Monday, May 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café

Tuesday, May 14th – Belgian Summer Seasonals at The Famous Neons Unplugged
Try different styles from St Feuillien, Urthel, Bosteels and La Trappe.

Tuesday, May 14th – Samuel Adams “Keep the Pint” Night at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, May 14th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, May 14th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, May 14th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, May 14th through Sunday, May 19th – More Tappings at Fries Café
Beer to include Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, Epic Sour Apple Saison, Flying Dog Big Black Wit, Flying Dog Single Hop Citra Imperial IPA, Founders All Day IPA, Founders Double Trouble, Full Pint Tri-Pa, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye IPA, New Holland Black Tulip, The Brew Kettle Tunguska, Tröegs Flying Mouflan and many more

Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – An Epic Evening BBQ at Dutch’s
From Facebook:

Dutch’s, Epic Brewing of Utah, and Oskar Blues of Colorado are joining forces to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with an all-American style backyard BBQ. Epic’s Molly Swanston and Oskar Blues “Farmer” Geoff Hess will be in attendance to celebrate and answer any questions you may have. Our dinner will feature Farmer Geoff’s very own Hops & Heifers Farm beef and pork. We will have year-round and special release beers from each brewery. Food will be $20 per person and beers are a la carte. You can RSVP to info@dutchswine.com, 513.871.1446 opt.2, or in-person.

Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein & The Comet Celebrate Craft Beer Week
Meet the brewer and enjoy these beers on Tap: Seven, Extra Special Elixir and Uwannafix.

UPDATE Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Ace Ciders Joker Hard Cider, Mt Carmel Summer Wheat, Goose Island 25th Anniversary Honker’s Ale, MadTree Identity Crisis, The Brew Kettle Wide-Eyed Coffee Porter and Alltech Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm – Michael Jackson: Beer Hunter movie at Listermann Brewing

Wednesday, May 15th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, May 15th at 4:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover/Tasting at Valley Wines & Spirits

Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night OR Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
And sometimes, it’s a tapping! We’ll let you know which one it is this week as soon as we find out.

Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein & The Lackman Celebrate Craft Beer Week
Meet the brewer and enjoy these beers on Tap: Seven, Extra Special Elixir and Uwannafix.

Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 pm – Founders Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
This event is SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at Keystone Covington

UPDATE Thursday, May 16th at 5:00 pm – American Craft Beer Week Tappings at Market Wines
From Facebook:

In Honor of American Craft Beer Week, we will be offering some of Michigan’s most sought after brews. We will be TAPPING Founders KBS and Double Trouble, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, and Bell’s Hell Hath No Furry at 5pm AND From 5-6:30, all guests will receive a lottery ticket for the opportunity to purchase, bottles of Bell’s Black Note, Founders Hand of Doom and Founders KBS, as well as a few other gems. There is a VERY limited quantity of these offerings and the lottery tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis (drawing at 7pm). Let’s raise a glass and cheers the Mitten State!!!

Thursday, May 16th 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 – Three Floyds, Glendale – Arrogant Bastard and Hyde Park – Weihenstephan Original (2 liter boot night).

Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein & Dilly Café Celebrate Craft Beer Week
Meet the brewer and enjoy these beers on Tap: Seven, Extra Special Elixir and Uwannafix.

Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 pmh – Craft Beer & Small Plate Pairing at deSha’s
See our earlier post for more information.

Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Meet the Founders Brewer Event at Moerlein Lager House
From Facebook:

Jeremy Kosmicki, Head Brewer at Founders Brewing, will share his personal story of how he went from a home-brewer to professional. He will also talk about the state of the craft beer industry and how it has evolved over the past 15 years. The presentation will be held in our biergarten. Cost is $15 + tax, and includes one beer ticket for a Founders brew, and a light appetizer buffet. Reservations are REQUIRED for this event, as seating is limited, and can be made by emailing mbweaver@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, May 17th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – Official Cincinnati Launch of Wiedemann Special Lager at Arnold’s
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – Founders Doom Tapping at Fries Café
This Backstage Series Release won’t last long.

Friday, May 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, May 17th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Saturday, May 18th from 3:00-9:00pm – Beer and Food Festival at Whole Foods Mason
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, May 18th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, May 19th – Tapping of New Holland’s Blue Sunday at Moerlein Lager House

Mad Tree Events This Week and Next

Mad Tree Brewing Tastings This Week

Thursday, February 21st at the Lackman – 5:00 pm
Beers will include Gnarly Brown Ale, PsycHOPathy India Pale Ale, Happy Amber Ale and Identity Crisis – all on draft

Friday, February 22nd at Dutch’s Bar and Bottle Shop – 5:00 pm
Beers will include Gnarly Brown, Batch One, PsycHOPathy IPA, and Identity Crisis.

Saturday, February 23rd at The Comet – TBD

Saturday, February 23rd at The Cock and Bull Hyde Park – 6:00 pm
Beers will include Psychopathy IPA, Gnarly Brown, Batch One and Identitiy Crisis.

Other Mad Tree News

Mad Tree’s Gnarly Brown is already on tap at Arnold’s Bar and Grill and rhinehaus plus SENATE will be adding it Friday.

On Thursday, February 28th, BrewRiver Gastropub will be hosting the first ever Mad Tree Brewing beer dinner. Cost is $45.00 per person. Call 513-861-2484 or email info@brewrivergastropub.com to make your reservations.

Cincinnati Beer Week: Remaining Events by Venue

As requested, here are all of the remaining Cincinnati Beer Week events that we have not previously listed. Please note that there are some new events for venues that we already posted. For more information on these events, check out the Cincinnati Beer Week web site or the venue’s website and/or Facebook page.

Amerasia
Thursday, February 14th at 7:30 pm – Upland Beer Dinner

Arthur’s Café
Tuesday, February 12th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Meet the Brewer: Widmer Brothers

Coaches Corner
Thursday, February 7th at 12:00 pm – Official tapping of CBW Collaboration Beer plus Coaches Choice Burger Paired with Beerfest Ale for lunch

Friday, February 8th from 11:00 am-9:00 pm – CBW Collaborative Pairing with Reuben Burger

Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Meet The Owners and beer & cheese pairing

Sunday, February 10th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Beer Pairing and Pint Night

Monday, February 11th at 7:00 pm – Upland Tasting
Tuesday, February 12th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Great Lakes Burger Beer Pairing
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:00 pm – Fat Taco Tuesday with Great Lakes

Thursday, February 14th from 11:00 am – 1:00 am – Half the Taps Flight


Cork ‘N Bottle
Friday, February 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – Upland Tasting (Covington location)

Saturday, February 9th form 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Samuel Adams Tasting (Covington location)


The Crazy Fox
Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 pm – Upland Tasting


The Comet
Thursday, February 7th from 6:00 – 11:00 pm – Sour Night – Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza, Ichtegems Grand Cru and Saison De Pipaix

Dickmann’s
Wednesday, February 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Beer Week and Beer Fest Ale Sampling

Dingle House
Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 pm – Stone Brewery Tasting

Tuesday, February 12th – Tröegs Brewing Co. Tasting

Wednesday, February 13th – Sam Smith Bottle Blow Out

Thursday, February 14th – Sam Adams Beer and Dessert pairing


Everything’s d’Vine
Friday, February 8th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Flight of Vintage Ales

Flipdaddy’s
Thursday, February 7th at 4:00 pm – Great Divide Pint Night (both locations)

Sunday, February 10th – Breckenridge Brewery Feature (Mariemont location)
Tuesday, February 12th – Fat Head’s Fat Tuesday (both locations)

Fogarty’s
Friday, February 8th from 9:00-11:30 pm – Dogfish Head Night

Habits Café
Thursday, February 14th – Fat Head’s Night with Brian Kelley

Hebron Brew Haus
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:00 pm – Rivertown Tasting
Thursday, February 14th at 7:30 pm – Oskar Blues Tasting


Holler Hops & Grill
Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm – Harpoon Tasting and Tap Takeover

Longnecks
Tuesday, February 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Beerfest Ale Sampling


Mainstrasse Village Pub
Local Beers $3.50 during Beer Week

Marty’s Hops & Vines
Wednesday, February 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Fat Head’s Night

Mellow Mushroom Wilder
Monday, February 11th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Brewery Tasting

Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting

Molly Malone’s Covington
Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 pm – Upland Tap Takeover

Moerlein Lager House
Saturday, February 9th from 5:00 pm-close – Belgian & Sour Ales
Thursday, February 14th – Ballast Point – A night of fermented Love

The Famous Neons Unplugged
Friday, February 8th – Best of the Midwest

Olives
Thursday, February 14th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate and Triple Digit Tap Takeover 6pm

Pike Street Lounge
Tuesday, February 12th at 8:00 pm – Upland Tap Takeover

Rivertown Brewery Tap Room
Wednesday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Rivertown Brewer home brew tap takeover

Shortnecks
Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30-9:30 pm – Beerfest Ale Sampling

Sidebar
Thursday, February 7th at 5:00 pm – Leinenkugel Big Eddy Tap Takeover
Wednesday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Leinenkugel Big Eddy Tap Takeover

Valley Wine & Spirits

Friday, February 8th from 4:30-7:30 pm – Blank Slate Growler Tasting

Zip’s Cafe
Wednesday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Upland and Great Lakes Tap Takeover

This Week in Beer: December 3 – 9, 2012

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

Monday, Dec. 3rd – Craft Beer Bottles 1/3 off at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 3rd – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00 pm – December’s Seasonal Keg Tapping (Moerlein POE Wee Heavy Scotch Ale) at Moerlein Lager House
From Facebook:

A traditional Scottish strong ale with a Lager House twist. A small addition of peated malt imparts a very subtle, but distinct smokey and earthy flavor. A combination of dark malt and a caramelization process during brewing gives a deeper rich, malty character. At 7.5 ABV with an undertone of sweetness, this monthly offering is a gift from our brewers to you for the holiday season.

Tuesday, Dec. 4th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, Dec. 4th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Wednesday, Dec. 5th starting at 5:00 pm – 2nd Annual Holiday Beerfest at UC’s Catskeller
Holiday beer tap takeover featuring Delirium Noel, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Southern Tier 2XMAS, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Mad Elf, Goose Island Christmas Ale and Affligem Noel Christmas Ale. Beer can be bought individually or flights of 4 are also available.

Wednesday, Dec. 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
Every other Wednesday, Taste of Belgium will pick one abbey and offer a flights of the different beers they offer. The cost is $6 per flight, only one flight per person. This week’s abbey hasn’t been announced yet.

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

UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 6th starting at 6:00 pm – Upland Brewery Tap Takeover at Pike Street Lounge
$3 drafts

Thursday, Dec. 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Covington – Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas, Hyde Park – Great Lakes Christmas Ale, and Glendale – Bell’s Christmas Ale.

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

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

Friday, Dec. 7th starting at 4:00 pm – Hopnosis 2012 at the Comet

30 different small-batch, rare beers will be tapped hourly over the course of two magical days. Starting at 4pm on Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th, The Comet will take control of your mind and mouth for the 2012 edition of Hopnosis.

Friday, Dec. 7th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Backroom Brawl beer tasting at Party Town in Florence
The last Friday Night Flights/Backroom Brawl of 2012 will feature beers from Against the Grain Brewery. More information coming soon.

Friday, Dec. 7th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Welcome Back Wiedemann’s keg-tapping party at Shakey’s Pub and Grub

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

Friday, Dec. 7th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, Dec. 8th starting at 4:00 pm – Hopnosis 2012 at the Comet

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

Saturday, Dec. 8th starting at 8:00 pm – Craft Beer Tasting Contest at Mayday (Co-presented by the Listing Loon)
From Facebook:

Think you know your beer? Join us for our first craft beer tasting contest! Each round will feature a new style and a chance to expand your palate. Sign-ups start at 7pm, tastings start at 8pm, $10 gets you all the beer you can name. Limited Edition Beer and Beer Cheese for our biggest beer snob!

This Just In (to us, anyway): Hopnosis at The Comet

The Comet is running an event called “Hopnosis” starting this evening and running through the weekend. It starts at 5 PM tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday. It appears to involve rotating on a new beer every hour, with a different lineup each night. We’re getting this second-hand (though from a wonderfully reliable source), so I hope this is accurate. The order in which the beers are listed here is unlikely to be the order in which they’ll be tapped.

Thursday:
Thirsty Dog: 12 Dogs
Allagash: Tripel
Green Flash: Barleywine
Dogfish Head: Burton Baton
Brooklyn: Black Chocolate Stout (’08)
Green Flash: Hop Head Red
Bell’s: Rye Stout
Brooklyn: Backbreaker
Founders Sappy Slappy Bastard
Great Divide: Chocolate Yeti
SPRL Brasserie Léon Huyghe: Delirium Noël
Victory: Storm King
Brasserie Dupont: Avec les bons Voeux
Avery: 16th Anniversary

Friday
Anchor: Foghorn (’09)
Great Divide: 15th Anniversary
Brew Kettle: Old 21
Founders: Breakfast Stout
Dogfish Head: Red and White
Southern Tier: Pumking
Victory: Yakima Twilight
Dark Horse: Scotty Karate
Otter Creek: Russian Imperial Stout
Boulder Brewing: Killer Penguin
Avery: Dugana
Allagash: Four
New Holland: Brother Jacob
Avery: The Czar
Founders: Sappy Slappy Bastard

Saturday
Southern Tier: Back Burner
Left Handed: Warrior IPA
Founder’s: Imperial Stout
Troëgs: Mad Elf
Rogue: Yellow Snow
Bell’s: Third Coast Old Ale (’08)
Rogue: Mogul
Brooklyn: Monster (’09)
Two Brothers: Heavier Handed
Otter Creek: Quercus Vitis Humulus
Clipper City: Big Dippa
Weyerbacher: Quad
Anchor: Christmas Ale (’09)
Southern Tier: Crème Brûlée

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