This Week in Beer: April 10 – 16, 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.

Wednesday, April 12th at 5:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball BLOWOUT at Dickmann’s
Beers include Prodigal Son, Home Alone, Trisour Hops, Brahmfest, Det Lager, Daltons Kriek, and K-Hole.

Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm – Dark Horse Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $60 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Seating is limited. Make reservations in advance by registering at http://bit.ly/2nvfFJe.
BEER RECEPTION: Dark Horse Brewing Raspberry Ale and Moerlein Lager House Mango Hefe.
FIRST COURSE: Dark Horse Rain in Blood Orange Pale Ale paired with Brie “en carozza”, Jalapeno and Orange Marmalade, Smoked Honey
SECOND COURSE: Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale paired with Aleppo Crusted Ahi Tuna, Plantain Chips, Tropical Salsa, Agave Nectar, Hibiscus
THIRD COURSE: Dark Horse Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout paired with Pork and Lemongrass Dumpling, Young Coconut Broth, Crispy Vermicelli Noodles, Ponzu
FOURTH COURSE: Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale paired with Lamb Meatloaf, Blue Cheese, Haricot Vert, Wee Heavy Ketchup
DESSERT: Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale paired with Nutella Milkshake, Hazelnut Praline

Thursday, April 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Prairie Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Bomb!, Funky Gold Citra, Standard, Pe-Kan, and Vous Francais.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Epic Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Big Bad Baptist, Brainless on Cherries, Elder Brett, Tart N’ Juicy, and Los Locos.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Special Tapping at Sammy’s Craft Burgers and Beers
Beers include Trotwood Lager, Gamma Bomb IPA, Exp Lemondrop Pale Ale (Rare), and Night Velvet Belgium Strong Ale with Plums (Rare).

Thursday, April 13th 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 – MadTree Rounding Third, Glendale – Deschutes Fresh Squeeze IPA and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Juicy Truth.

Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm – Braxton & Rhinegeist Battle of the Escape Room Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 31, 2017

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

CLOSING DAY

Ei8ht Ball – The Last Brunch at Ei8ht Ball Brewing is Saturday at noon. From Facebook: “grab a Beermosa, get a hug or fist bump from our amazing beer tenders, stuff your face with brunch, get that last chance merch and enjoy our pop up specials all day long! Food trucks on site all day!”

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 SweetWater at Fairfield and from Heavy Seas 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

Braxton Brewing – 1957 Can Release and Tapping Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring Urban Artifact at 5:00 pm. Beers include The Gadget, Slide Rule, and Squeezebox.

Listermann Brewing – Tricky and 99 Problems Can Release Saturday at 10:00 am. Tricky is a NE IPA with Galaxy and Mosaic hops. 120 cases of it will be available. 99 Problems But a Beer Ain’t One is a NE IPA with Citra and Wakatu hops. About 60 cases of it will be available.

MainStrasse Village – Oberon Pub Crawl Friday starting at 6:00 pm. Participating bars include Lisse Steakhouse, Cock and Bull, Mac’s Pizza, Zola Pub, Goodfellas, and Gypsys.

White Oak Marathon – Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout Release Party Friday at 4:00 pm

Woodburn Brewery – Go Floc Yourself! New England IPA tapping Friday

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 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

Bockfest – Friday, March 3rd-Sunday, March 5th. More information available at their web site. The Bock bier lineup and tapping schedule are available on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington – Sunday Supper with Rhinegeist Sunday at 7:00 pm. “$35 per person gets you 4 courses of food paired with beer, plus a special welcome beer. There will be special guests from Rhinegeist, as well as Chef Brendan Haren. Call 859.905.6800 now to reserve your seat, space is limited.”

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 Blank Slate at Fairfield and from Ballast Point at Eastgate.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Great Flood Brewing. The beers include Black Sunday Milk Stout, Irish Hill Red, ’37 Porter, Cinnamon Toasted Brown, Defiant Double IPA and Barrel Aged ’37 Imperial Porter. 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 – BC’s First Anniversary Saturday from 11:00 am to midnight. Beer list includes BA Narwhal (Sierra Nevada), BA Bigfoot (Sierra Nevada), BA Java Man Cometh (Dayton BC), Hop Juju (Fat Head’s), Noble Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (Blackberry Farms), Gentleman Caller (Urban Family), BA Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues), BA Vanilla/Cinnamon Chickow (Listermann Brewing), Hammer Session (The Woodburn Brewery), Maple BA Abominator (Warped Wing), BA Coffee/Vanilla Dark, Apparition (Jackie O’s), Yellow Belly (Omnipollo/Buxton), Mango Wit (Homestead Beer), Coffee/Cayenne Axis Mundi (Madtree Brewing), Coconut Panther (Rhinegeist Brewery), Quad Pro Quo (Fifty West Brewing), BBA Old Rasputin (North Coast Brewing), Vietnamese Speedway (Alesmith Brewing), Mokasida Speedway (Alesmith Brewing), BA Bison (Homestead Beer), Snakes in a Barrel (West Sixth), How Do You Like Them Apples (Moonlight Meadery), Juicy Truth (Rhinegeist Brewery), and The Gadget (Urban Artifact).

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

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring MadTree at 5:00 pm. They’ll have Citra High and MadTree’s Experimental Pale Ale on tap.

Dickmann’s Sports Cafe – Narragansett KY Launch Friday at 4:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Mini Amelia Beerhart Saturday from noon to 11:00 pm. From Facebook: “Since we’re getting close to our closing date- we’re getting a little sentimental about our favorite events over the past 3 years. One of the events that we are most proud of is Amelia Beerhart, an event we hosted in 2016 which celebrated women in the craft beer industry. All day March 4th we will be jamming to the Girl Power radio station, watching strong women in film and givin’ it up for the ladies in the house! Think of it like ladies night but with free stickers, Ei8ht Ball swag and raffles!”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 27 – March 5, 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, Feb. 27th-Sunday, March 4th – Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing at Keystone Bar & Grill (all locations)

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Mardi Gras at Darkness Brewing
Happy hour pricing all day long. “Feel free to bring a snack to share. King Cake will be provided for the event.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – St. Anthony’s Quad Fundraiser and Bottle Release at Urban Artifact
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Braxton’s Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Dead Blow Tropical Stout also available.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Abita Mardi Gras Party at Coaches Corner
Beers include Abita Mardi Gras Bock, Abita Amber, and Purple Haze.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include BA Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy 2014, Ten Fidy 2013, Dale’s Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier and Mama’s Little Yella Pils.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Hops & Munchies Beer Dinner at Kaze
From Facebook: “Kaze’s Executive Chef, Hideki Harada Is Pairing Up with Athens Ohio’s Jackie O’s Brewery to bring forth a scrumptuous 4 course dinner. Each course will be excellently paired with one of Jackie O’s brews. The price is $69.85 per person including tax and gratuity. Tickets available via the Eventbrite Link.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Brewery Night at The Casual Pint-Oakley Station
Beers include Fume, Opera Cream, and Pitter Patter.

Wednesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – King Cake, Baby! Beer Tapping at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Its a cake? No, its a King! Its an Ale brewed FOR a king! But theres a baby involved? And Seafood Jambalaya from BrewRiver Gastro Pub seals the deal for all of your Ash Wednesday needs. What more could you ask for? Really, heathens ;)”

Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 pm – Knowledge and Bubbles Release at Zip’s Café
From Facebook: “Come celebrate the release of Rhinegeist’s two newest year-around offerings, Knowledge DIPA and Bubbles Rose Cider. a $1.50 of each Rhinegeist pint sold will benefit UpSpring, an organiztion that provides educational and enrichment opportunities to children experiencing homelesness in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.”

Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00 am – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at White Oak Marathon

Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Hi 5, Recreational Ale, Hopsecutioner, Mosaic, Moo Hoo, Wake n’ Bake (only keg in the state of Ohio), and Tart Cherry Wake n’ Bake.

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

Friday, March 3rd-Sunday, March 5th – 25th Annual Bockfest
More information coming in our Friday Tastings and Tappings post.

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 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.

Monday, Feb. 20th at 12:00 pm – Quaff Bros. Wild Stallion “Nail Pull” at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 6:00 pm – Fire Chief Ale Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:00 pm – Louisiana Creole Beer Dinner at Darkness Brewery
Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2843095

Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 9:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Brothers (Newport at the Levee)
Keep the glass when you order a Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, Dead Blow Tropical Stout, or Storm Golden Cream Ale.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Beer & Burgers Night at Habits Café
Three combos: Knife In the Highway paired with Classic Habits Style Burger, Fume paired with The Bacon Bleu Style Burger, and Shroominous paired with The Texas Style Burger.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Jolly Pumpkin Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
For more information, go to their Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:30 pm – Slow Food Beer Supper at Streetside Brewery
From Facebook: “Streetside Brewery and Tēla Bar + Kitchen collaborate for a casual 4-course Beer Supper to benefit Slow Food Cincinnati, Cincinnati’s grassroots chapter of an international non-profit that champions local/sustainable farms, food artisans, restaurants, craft beverages, and initiatives in support of good, clean, and fair food for all.
Everyone is welcome! Food: $20/member, $25/non-member. Streetside will also offer a Slow Food Flight of 4 beers ($7) designed by Tela chefs Nathan Mantia and Norman Tchorz to pair with the 4-course supper. Vegetarian options, wine, local kombucha, and Smooth Cincy Coffee available too. A portion of ticket and beer sales go to Slow Food Cincinnati.”

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:30 pm – Braxton Food Pairing at The Globe
Cost is $25/person, pairings include Storm paired with Asian Shrimp; Dead Blow paired with Bacon Wrapped Date; Spotlight paired with Mango Salsa; Haven Hefeweizen paired with Toasted Baguette with Goat Cheese, Honey Drizzle and Candied Pecans; Jumpstart Brown Ale Brewed with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Starter Coffee paired with Beef Brisket Sliders; and Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Ice Cream Floats.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Holland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include HopTronix, Dragon’s Milk, Dragon’s Milk Reserve, Chocolate Coffee Dragon’s Milk, Raspberry Lemon Dragon’s Milk, Rum Coconut Dragon’s Milk, and Triple Mash Dragon’s Milk.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Long Trail Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Braxton/Graeter’s Pint Night at 27 Bar+Kitchen

Thursday, Feb. 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 – Country Boy Cliff Jumper, Glendale – Oskar Blues and Hyde Park – New Belgium Whizbang.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Sam Adams Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 13 – 19, 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, Feb. 13th at 4:00 pm – Crooked Stave Cincinnati Launch at The Lackman
Beers include Vieielle Artisinal Saison (Batch #20), Surette Provision Saison, Serenata Notturna Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Progenitor American Wild Ale, Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison, and Hazy Not Lazy Wheat IPA.

Monday, Feb. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 13th at 6:30 pm – Guinness Perfect Pour Competition at Molly Malone’s (Covington)

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 3:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing
Happy Hour pricing ($1 off house beers) all evening long.

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 4:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Brewmance at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Valentine’s Day will be something romantic and tasty this year at Woodburn. We are brewing up some love-infused beer to try out for the first time with that special someone. We will have chocolate varieties from Chocolats Latour to pair with your drinks and other sexy sweets will be baked to tasty perfection for every lover with a sweet tooth, thanks to Haven Bakery. Come join us for after dinner drinks and dessert.”

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 5:45 pm – Rhinegeist Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner at The Pub at Crestview Hills
From Facebook: “Love beer? The you’re going to LOVE our Rhinegeist Beer Dinner on Valentines Day! One ticket purchase includes 3 courses, 4 beers and fun stuff from Rhinegeist brewery!
Beers & Courses:
Welcome beer: Rhinegeist Hans-Vienna Lager
Appetizer: Curry Chicken Salad + Rhinegeist Andromeda – Pale Ale
Entree: Chili Rubbed London Broil (with mash potatoes and accent salad) + Rhinegeist Truth – IPA
Dessert: Cherry Oatmeal Bread Pudding + Rhinegeist Gramma – Oatmeal Stout.
At 5:45 we will start distributing the welcome beers and and dinner will start at 6:00. It is $30 per person. Paid reservation required. Bring a plus one for a laid back Valentine’s or just bring yourself and a love of Rhiengeist. Call (859) 426-7827 or stop in to purchase your seat!”

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 4:00 pm – Hop Juju Release Party at White Oak Marathon

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 5:00 pm – Crooked Stave Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 6:00 pm – Two-Headed Buffalo Gold Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
This is their Buffalo Gold beer aged for over three years in a Buffalo Trace barrel.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 4:00 pm – Beerfest Pre Party Tap Takeover & Meet The Reps at Northside Yacht Club
Beers include Fat Heads Hop Juju, Revolution Deth by Cherries, Stone Xocoveza, MadTree Grapefruit Moon, Jackie O’s Shade Abbey, Ommegang Theee Philosophers, Three Floyds Brewing Co. Zombie Dust, North Coast Scrimshaw, Against The Grain plus B Nektar Dry Hopped Cider.

Thursday, Feb. 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – New Holland Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Feb. 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 – Ballast Point, Glendale – Fifty West Coast to Coast IPA and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Hop Juju.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Braxton/Graeter’s Pint Night at Longnecks Grill (Wilder and Hebron)

Friday, Feb. 17th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm – 10th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
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.

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 6 – 12, 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, Feb. 6th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 6th at 6:00 pm – Braxton / Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Tapping at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Brewpub Release of Chocolate Churro Coffee Please at Fifty West

Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 6:00 pm – Brett’s “Luzy” Saison Tappening at Rivertown Brewery (both locations)

Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 4:00-9:00 pm – Hoppin’ Frog at White Oak Marathon
Beers include Gangster IPA, Turbo Shandy, and Raw Hop IPA. Also a meet and greet with Hoppin’ Frog’s Head Brewer.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 5:00 pm – Braxton / Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping at Coaches Corner

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – ShakesBEERe Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
The dinner includes five courses with beer pairings, along with five performances from Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Resident Company of actors featuring selections from Shakespeare’s Canon. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Belgian Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Duvel Single (draft), Houblon Chouffe, Tripel Karmeliet (draft), and La Trappe Quad. Souvenir Duvel glass while supplies last.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Habits Café
Beers include Dead Blow, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout and Spotlight White IPA.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Ohio Rare at Nellie’s Tap Room (Taft’s Ale House)
In honor of the Ohio Craft Brewers Conference!, nine rare beers from nine Ohio breweries. Beers include Willoughby Nut Smasher, Yellow Springs Maxxout Stout, Triple Digit BA Pineapple Upsidedown Aftermath, Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Apparition, Fat Head’s Sorcerer, Little Fish Strhubarb Reinheitsgewhat!?, Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, The Brew Kettle Barrel Aged Rude Cru, and Taft’s Brewing Co Old Wooden Tooth.

Thursday, Feb. 9th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Revolution Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Local Hero, Cross of Gold, Rye Lyfe, Deth’s Tar, Café Deth’s Tar, and Deth’s by Cherries.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – ArtsWave Roots Tapping at Listermann’s
This blonde ale with fresh ginger was brewed in collaboration with Blank Slate and supports ArtsWave.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Delhi Liquor
Beers include Dead Blow, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout and Spotlight White IPA.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm – Union Terminal Beer Tapping at Urban Artifact
Read more about this traditional bock beer with yeast collected from the Union Terminal grounds on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Feb. 9th 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 – Breckenridge Ophelia, Glendale – Braxton Graeter’s Black Raspberry Stout and Hyde Park – Kentucky Blackberry Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Also a Beat the Brewer Escape Room Challenge.

Saturday, Feb. 11th at 11:00 am – MadTree 2.0 Grand Opening and Winter Bonanza
More information on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report. In the meantime, go to http://madtreebrewing.com/grandopening for more information.

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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

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 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. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Haand Aquavit Barrel Aged Porter and Epic Hop Zombie. Both beers will be $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at The Gruff
For $6, taste four of Braxton IPAs (Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0, Beta 4.0, and Spotlight White IPA) and vote for your favorite. Full pints for $6 and for $10 you can get a burger with your full pint.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 6:00 pm – Abita Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (Wilder)
Beers include Amber, Mardi Gras Bock, Purple Haze and Macchiato Stout.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 11:00 am – Quaff Bros. Irish Spirit Draft Release at Ei8ht Ball
Irish Spirit is a whisky barrel aged stout brewed by West Sixth.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Groundhog Day Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Featuring five beers from West Sixth: IPA, Pennyrile Pale Ale, Second Fiddle Single Hop Simcoe IPA, Sixfold VIII Blackberry Sour, Barrel Aged Cocoa Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Woodburn Pint Night at White Oak Marathon
Beers include Cedar IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout, Amber Ale, and Hammer Session IPA.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd-Sunday, Feb. 5th – Super Bell’s Weekend at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Hoof Hearted Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Everybody Wants Some Equinox, Joe Lies When He Cries, I Only Smoke After Sex, Permanent Marker Pen Disquises, and Fitness Freak.

Thursday, Feb. 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 – Kentucky Rickhouse Barrel Aged Cranberry Wheat, Glendale – Braxton and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Muddy Water.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 7:00 pm – Country Boy Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 23 – 29, 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. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Monday, it’s Gumballhead American Wheat.

Monday, Jan. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Holland Coconut Rum Barrel-Aged Dragon’s Milk. The cost $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Jan. 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Anderson Valley Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Beers include Winter Solstice, Hop Ottin IPA, Blood Orange Gose, and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Tuesday, it’s Alpha King American Pale Ale.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6:00 pm – Brennan’s BuckNut Brew Tappening at Rivertown Brewing (both locations)
In honor of National Peanut Butter Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Three course meal (salad, entree meatballs with a side, and dessert) for $25. Call (859) 415-2312 to make reservations.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 8:00 pm – Beat the Beer Guy at 16 Bits Bar
From Facebook: “Play a Side-by-Side game against the Sierra Nevada rep for a chance to win free Sierra Nevada beer and/or Sierra Nevada swag. Featuring the brand new Sidecar Pale Ale with Orange and the always classic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.”

Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Wednesday, it’s Robert the Bruce Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their doppelbock.

Thursday, Jan. 26th from 4:30-11:00 pm – Hopslam Release Party at Lisse Rooftop Lounge
“Happy Hour drink specials, complimentary appetizers, UC vs Xavier Basketball game on all 6 TVs and of course…..Hopslam on tap!”

Thursday, Jan. 26th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Sam Adams Utopias Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on tap from Sam Adams, and one ounce pour of Utopias for $20 (limit 1 per person, while supplies last).

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Thursday, it’s Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Cincinnati Girls Pint Out Meetup at O’Bryan’s Wine and Spirits
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Listermann Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Cincinnatus, Cherry Cincinnatus, BA Stuff, Chocolate/Raspberry Lateral, and Coffee Lateral.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Crosstown Tap Takeover at The Oak Tavern
Beers from Braxton on tap include Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager, Spotlight White IPA, Bluff White Mocha Stout, and Tropic Flair Imperial IPA.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7:00 pm – Oskar Blues Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Longnecks (Hebron)

Saturday, Jan. 28th at 6:30 pm – Beefsteak Club Dinner at Christian Moerlein Malt House
Tickets are $55.00 and all proceeds go to supporting Bockfest and the Bockfest Parade. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks, and a signed copy of this year’s Bockfest poster. Purchase your tickets at the OTR Brewery District web site.

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