Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 24, 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

Cellar Dweller – Five Year Anniversary Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Milton’s The Prospect Hill Tavern – Bockfest Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour Friday at 5:30 pm. The snowman will burn at 8:00 pm!

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 Fat Head’s at Fairfield and from Abita at Eastgate.

The Gruff – Collaborative Beer Dinner Saturday at 6:30 pm. Featuring beers from MadTree, Rhinegeist and West Sixth. For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Keystone Hyde Park -Listermann 90s Brunch Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse – Mardi Gras Braxton Tap Takeover Friday at 5:00 pm. Happy hour from 5-6 includes $1 off beers and buy one get one free appetizers. Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Haven, Jumpstart, Tropic Flare, Bluff, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Dead Blow on Nitro.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Bell’s including Whiskey Barrel Aged Jupiter and Hopslam. 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 – Two Heads and a Tree Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Madtree Lift, Unhappy Amber, and a surprise keg; Fat Head’s Head Trip, Sunshine Daydream, and Hop Juju; plus Dogfish Head Namaste, Midas Touch, and Olde School.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring The Woodburn Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout, and Berliner Weisse.

— Saturday at 3:00 pm, Cappy’s will be hosting a Hi-Wire Launch Party. Beers include Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown Ale, Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA, Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Hi-Wire Gose, Twice as Nice Doppelbock, Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Enchanter Baltic Porter, Death Defying Spring Ale, 10W-40 Imperial Stout, Pulcinella BA Russian Imperial Stout, Carolina Coastal Black Rye Lager (Collab w/ Holy City Brewing), Oatmeal Brown Ale w/ Honey and Black Currants (Collab w/ Hardywood), Pimm’s Berliner Weisse (Collab w/ NOLA Brewing), Foeder Brett Saison, Hi-Wire’s House English Bitter, Prime Time Session Pale Ale, Sour Blonde Ale, Wild Rye Brett IPA, and a to be determined Small Batch Beer.

MadTree Brewing – Galaxy High and Citra High can release Saturday at 10:00 am. From Facebook: “Cans will be released in the Barrel Warehouse begining at 10AM. Limit two 4-packs of Galaxy, two 4-packs of Citra per person. Sorry, you can’t opt to take more of one over the other. Max of two 4-packs of any flavor. $12.50 per 4-pack (tax included.) Both will be available on draft for snifters but no growler fills. Cans will NOT go out to distribution. Some draft will be sent out to retailers.”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 9 – 15, 2017

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

Monday, Jan. 9th at 3:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing

Monday, Jan. 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Floydivision #4. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 4:00 pm – Anchor Oyster Stout Tapping at The Woodburn Brewery
Tapping of their Oyster Stout accompanied by Anchor OTR’s oysters

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Rood Tapping at Rhinegeist
This is the second of the collaboration beers made with Cincy Beer Festivals. “Brewed in celebration of Cincy Beerfest’s 10th Anniversary, this Red Belgian Style Wheat Ale is a delight, offering lime, zest, floral and spicy notes.” AND, with every pint purchase, you’ll get to keep the special Commemorative Pint Glass with the Cincy Winter Beerfest 10th Anniversary and Rhinegeist logos! (while supplies last) Also, for every pint sold (of any beer), $1 will be donated to Adore-A-Bull Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of pitbulls.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at the Growler House
You’ll get to try Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0 and Beta 4.0 side-by-side plus one more TBA IPA.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – MadTree vs. Rhinegeist Beer Battle Royale at Habits Café
Both MadTree and Rheingeist brewed special beers for this kickoff of Habits’ Annual Craft Beer Series.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Old Man Winter Old Ale (draft), Krampus Imperial Helles Lager, Tangier Session IPA, Imperial Ginger Beer, and Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (WIlder)
Beers include Beta 4.0 Experimental IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Big Cis Czech Pilsner and Blown Gasket Robust Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Gumballhead, Robert the Bruce, Floydivision numbers 2,3 & 4 along with Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lucky Star Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Kentucky Breakfast Stout and more.

Thursday, Jan. 12th 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 – Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Glendale – Southern Tier Creme Brulee and Hyde Park – MadTree Rubus Cacao.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Bourbon Barreled Aged Imperial Stout Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Tap Takeover at O’Neal’s Tavern
Beers include Coffee Brown, Nut Brown, Hibiscus Blue, Imperial IPA, Amber Ale, and Springtime.

Saturday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash
See their web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 10:00 am – Breakfast with Bell’s at Dingle House
Re-scheduled from last weekend.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hop Slam Tapping at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 1:00 pm – Bell’s Hop Slam Draft Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 1, 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.
Due to the holiday weekend, there will not be a Tastings and Tappings post on Friday this week.

Monday, Dec. 26th at 5:00 pm – 4th Annual King of the Hill at Incline Public House
This time, beers are competing for the best barrel aged brew.

Monday, Dec. 26th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 6:00 pm – Pear Lambic Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Schwarzbier (Black Lager).

Thursday, Dec. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits (Loveland)
Beers include Alpha King, Gumball Head, Robert The Bruce, Space Station Middle Finger, Blot out the Sun, Floy Division #2, Floy Division #3, Permanent Funeral and Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Dec. 29th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Latitude 42 Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Cost is $10 for 5 four ounce pours.

Thursday, Dec. 29th 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 – Bell’s Winter White, Glendale – West Sixth Cocoa Porter and Hyde Park – Lexington Brew Breaking the Law.

Thursday, Dec. 29th at 7:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – Woodburn Brewery Tap Takeover at Halfcut

Friday, Dec. 30th at 7:00 pm – New Years Eve Eve German Dinner at Christian Moerlein Malt House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 11:00 am-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve Celebration at BC’s Bottle Lodge
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 11:00 am-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve Bash at The Casual Pint Oakley
Featuring Dogfish Head beers. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 12:00-10:00 pm – New Year, New Beer: NYE Pre-Game at Rivertown Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 5:00 pm-1:00 am – NYE at Braxton Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 6:00 pm-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve at Figleaf Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 7:00 pm-1:30 am – Taft’s New Year’s Bash at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 8:00 pm-1:00 am – Ring in the New Year at Streetside Brewery
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 8:00 pm-2:00 am – Rhinegeist NYE 2017 at Rhinegeist
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st at 9:00 pm – New Year’s Eve at Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 1st from 11:00 am-2:00 pm – New Year’s Day Kegs and Eggs at Streetside Brewery

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 9, 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

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

Rivertown Brewing – Santa Claus will be stopping by this Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. We happen to know that Kris Kringle loves craft beer so you can take your kids to see Santa and then share a beer with the man in red.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Rhinegeist at Fairfield and from The Brew Kettle 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 Against the Grain. 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 and RELEASES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Rhinegeist tapping Saturday at 5:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Marz Liquid Dreams. The price is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

The Lackman – 12 Days of Dogfish Head starts today. They will be featuring a different beer each day. Check out their Facebook event page for the complete list.

The Pub at Rookwood Mews – Release party for their Fifty West collaboration beer Pond Hopper IPA.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 3 – 9, 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, Oct. 3rd at 5:00 pm – Dogfish Head Tap Takeover at The Gruff
Beers include 60 Min IPA (randall), 90 Min IPA, 120 Min IPA and Punkin Ale.

Monday, Oct. 3rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Thursday, Oct. 6th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Oct. 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: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Oct. 6th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Bistro Grace
Five beers, five courses, $45. Call (513) 541-9600 to make your reservations.

Thursday, Oct. 6th at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Oct. 6th at 8:30 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover and Karaoke at Wunderbar

Saturday, Oct. 8th at 12:00 pm – Figleaf Brewing Grand Opening
Located at 3387 Cincinnati Dayton Rd in Middletown.

Saturday, Oct. 8th at 6:30 pm – The Cov Abides Adult Scavenger Hunt & Bar Crawl
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

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This Week in Beer: August 29 – September 4, 2016

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

Monday, August 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds/Mikkeller Bla Spogelse Blueberry Bluebic. The cost is $12 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Monday, August 29th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park Deck
This time, it’s Christian Moerlein.

Tuesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm – Triumvirate Tappening at Rivertown
From 2014, ten ounce pours only.

Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their HB Oktoberfest or Marzen.

Thursday, September 1st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Official Launch of High ABV Beers in Ohio with Dogfish Head at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include 120 Minute, Higher Math, American Beauty, Bitches Brew, Burton Baton, Immort Ale, Midas Touch, Namaste, Palo Santo Marron, Punkin Ale, Raison D’Etra, 60 Minute, Beer to Drink Music To, Alternate Takes #2 and Biere de Provence.

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-9:00 pm – ? Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beers from Southern Tier.

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Hail to the Harvest Tapping and Fundraiser at Taft’s Ale House
From Facebook: “Let’s kick off Labor Day weekend the right way – Join us on Thursday, September 1st as we release our collaboration brew with Valley View Hops. Using freshly harvested Cascade hops gives our brewers the once-a-year opportunity to pull out the intense resinous oils found in this citrus heavy IPA. Proceeds of Hail to the Harvest sales will be donated to Valley View Foundation – so let’s drink to a great cause!”

Thursday, September 1st 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, September 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Dogfish Head 60, 90 and 120 Minute IPA plus Indian Brown Ale
Burger: Italian
Music: Kyle Knapp

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This Week in Beer: August 22 – 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Glendale – Southern Tier Pilsner and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Franz.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in Beer: June 13 – 19, 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.

EDITORS’ NOTE: Happy week before Cincinnati Beer Week! Technically, it begins this coming Sunday, though many locations are having kick-off events before then. While we have sent out daily event listings for Cincinnati Beer Week in the past, that’s not going to be possible this year. We will list as many as we can on our “This Week in Beer” and “Tastings and Tapping Report” posts.

Monday, June 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Cigar City and Amager’s collaboration beer Orange Crush. Cost is $10 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Monday, June 13th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park
From Facebook: “For our first installment of the Beer 101 series, we will be hearing from Jim Matt, the Head Brewer at Rhinegeist, about Quality Control and Sensory Training.” Future sessions will MadTree, Taft’s Ale House and Christian Moerlein Brewing.

Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00 pm – Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
MENU: Reception beer – Downtime Pilsner; First course: New World Order paired with Red Snapper Ceviche-Plantains-Pineapple-Tomato Confit-Cilantro; Second course: Boston Lager paired with Roasted Pork Loin-Romaine Kimchi-Pomegranate Mango Molasses-Wasabi Peas; Third course: Tetravis paired with Lamb Lollipop-Fig BBQ Demi-Lavender Honey-Goat Cheese Mousse-Grilled Sweet Potatoes; Fourth course: Stoney Brook Red paired with Crispy Potato Gnocchi-Smoked Gouda Fondue-Chives-Black Pepper; Dessert: Thirteenth Hour paired with Italian Donut Holes-Mascarpone- Rum, Coffee, and Hazelnut Dipping Sauces.

Thursday, June 16th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market
Beer include Strawberry Pig Cream Ale, Plum St Wheat Ale, Third Wave IPA and Twelve/163 Belgian Quad aged in Brandy barrels.

Thursday, June 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Revolution Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Anti-Hero, Galaxy Hero, Crystal Hero, Fist City, Bottoms Up Wit, Eugene Porter, Cross of Gold, Rosa, Blue Gene, Bean Gene, Very Mad Cow, Deths Tar, Illinois Gold, Pils, Mandarina Pale Ale, Mean Gene 2013 and Civil Unrest. This event is their official kick off of Cincinnati Beer Week.

Thursday, June 16th from 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 – Dogfish Head Namaste Randall, Glendale – North High Hefe and Hyde Park – Goodwood Louisville Lager.

Thursday, June 16th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Prairie including Bomb!, Barrel-Aged Bomb, Pirate Bomb and Okie Coffee
Burger: Greek

Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, June 17th from 12:00-11:00 pm – Summer Block Party: Big Green Eggfest at Braxton Brewing
Lots of food (Flipdaddy’s Burgers sliders, The Oak Tavern wings, and Wunderbar sausages will be available to sample plus samples from the Big Green Egg national team), beer (Braxton and guest taps) and live music. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

CINCINNATI BEER WEEK BEGINS!

Sunday, June 19th – New Belgium Beer Dinner at Taste of Belgium Rookwood
Old Belgium Meets New Belgium Father’s Day Beer Dinner with Brew Master Peter Bouckaert. Four courses with four beer pairings and a social beer with complimentary glass and amuse bouche. 1st Seating: 6:30pm, 2nd Seating: 7:30pm. Early Bird Special: First 40 tickets purchased include a signed copy of Peter’s new book, “Wood & Beer, A Brewer’s Guide” and may join Peter and the New Belgium Cincinnati team at 6pm for an intimate meet & greet. Cost is $75 per person or $50 without beers. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-belgium-meets-new-belgium-beer-dinner-special-guest-peter-bouckaert-tickets-25897290493

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This Week in Beer: May 16, 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, May 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, May 16th from 5:30–7:30 pm – Book signing at Moerlein Lager House
Paul L. Gaston, author of the new book Ohio’s Craft Beers and former NKY resident will be signing his book as part of American Craft Beer Week. Copies will be available for purchase at the Lager House.

Monday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Cintucky Common Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This tapping is part of their American Craft Beer Week celebration.

Tuesday, May 17th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm – Book signing at Moerlein Lager House
Paul L. Gaston signing his new book Ohio’s Craft Beers as part of American Craft Beer Week. Copies will be available for purchase at the Lager House.

Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm – Blueberry Lager Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – Barbarossa with Cocoa Nibs Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This tapping is part of their American Craft Beer Week celebration.

Tuesday, May 17th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Tuesday Night Braxton Bags at Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club
From Facebook: “Join us for Braxton Bags at Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club every Tuesday night this Summer! We’ll be playing cornhole and filling buckets of Storm and Crank Shaft cans for only $16 for everyone playing. The winning team each week will be placed in a raffle to win a Braxton prize basket. Or, you can join us for a special tournament on July 30th and compete to win a Braxton-branded Yeti Cooler. It’s a great summer (and LBYC’s 20th) to lift one to life and play some Braxton Bags!”

Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00 pm – Schützenfest Kölsch Ceremonial Debut at Kolping Society of Cincinnati
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, May 19th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Purity Pils, Strawberry Pig, Plum Street Wheat, Third Wave, Citrus Infused Third Wave and Blood Orange IPA.

Thursday, May 19th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Braxton Tap Takeover, Glendale – Oskar Blues Mama’s Lil Yella Pils and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s/Boulder Co-Hopitation.

Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: April 18 – 24, 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, April 18th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Weizen for $5

Monday, April 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s beers from Anderson Valley including Briney Watermelon Gose, Horse Tongue Sour, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout and Huge Arker.

Tuesday, April 19th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Dunkel for $5

Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm – Founders Surprise Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus
Beers include KBS, Mosaic and All Day.

Wednesday, April 20th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Lager for $5

Wednesday, April 20th at 3:00 pm – Fire it up on 4/20 with Fat Head’s and Boulder at Lucky Turtle
Beers include Fat Head’s Bone Head Imperial Red Ale, Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale, Boulder Hazed Hoppy Session Ale, Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter plus their collaboration ale Co-Hopitation.

Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00 pm – Pack That Pils Into the Glass at Wunderbar
Try out four experimental Pilsners from Rhinegeist.

Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm – 420 on 4/20 Drink ‘Em If You Got ‘Em at Marty’s Hops and Vines
$3 SweetWater 420 drafts

Thursday, April 21st – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Red Lager for $5

Thursday, April 21st at 5:00-8:00 pm – Ommegang “Game Of Thrones” Beer Tasting at Market Wines
Beers include Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat, Iron Throne Belgian Pale Ale and Take The Black Stout.

Thursday, April 21st at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Yellow Springs.

Thursday, April 21st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, April 21st 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 Tap Takeover, Glendale – Listermann Don’t Talk Sh*t About Norwood and Hyde Park – New Belgium Rare Tap Invasion.

Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm – Dogfish Head Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 21st at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Home Bottle Release at Braxton Brewing

Check out our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report for lots of weekend events and Reinheitsgebot celebrations!

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