Tastings and Tapping and FESTIVALS Report: Sept. 25, 2015

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLD FIREHOUSE BREWERY! Check out their anniversary party and street festival tomorrow (9/26). It includes High Noon Pints (buy a pint, keep the tulip glass – 100 available) plus they will be tapping two limited release beer at 6:00 pm: Old Ale and Tart Cherry Wheat.

FESTIVALS

Fort Thomas Merchants and Music – For the 12th version of this event at Tower Park, they are adding a beer garden featuring special tappings from West Sixth every hour on the hour. The schedule is Heller or Heaven Double IPA at 2:00 pm, Milk Stout at 3:00 pm, Cream Ale at 4:00 pm and Belgian Dubbel at 5:00 pm. In addition, West Sixth Kinnoconik Kolsch will be available at all the beer locations throughout the festival along with their Dankechain Oktoberfest, Amber, Lemongrass Wheat and IPA.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting are Dogfish Head Punkin, Ballast Point Grunion, Fat Head’s Hop Fro and Stone Delicious.

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 Long Trail Brewing in Fairfield and Victory Brewery in Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – In honor of their 15th anniversary, Parkers is having a Tap Takeover on Saturday, Sept. 26th. Beers include MadTree Galaxy High, Happy Amber, Gnarly Brown and Great PumpCan plus Urban Artifact Cauldron and Finn.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Bell’s Brewing in honor of their 30th anniversary. Beers include Boiling Point, Mango Habenero Oberon, Hell Hath No Fury, Octoberfest, Oracle, Bell’s 30th Anniversary Imperial Stout and more. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. A nine ounce pour is $3. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Heavy Seas “Uncharted Waters” Blackbeard’s Breakfast. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings and FESTIVALS Report: Sept. 18, 2015

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FESTIVALS

Fifty Fest – Saturday, Sept. 18th from noon to midnight at Fifty West. Check out their web site for more information.

Franztoberfest – This third annual event at Rhinegeist begins at noon on Saturday.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Today through Sunday. Check out this article from Jesse Folk at WCPO on the more than 100 beers available this year.

Überdrome – Runs Friday through Sunday at Schmidlapp event lawn adjacent to the Moerlein Lager House. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (9/18) are Two Brothers Atom Smasher, Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin, Great Divide Lasso and Great Lakes Nosferatu.

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 in Fairfield and Old Firehouse Brewery in Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (9/11) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Stone Brewing including Mutt Brown, Points Unknown (their Wicked Weed collaboration), Thunderstruck, Your Father Smelt of Elder Berries on draft as well as several bottles like IPA, Bourbon Barrel Arrogant Bastard, 2014 & 2015 IRS and more. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (9/11) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Ei8ht Ball Dalton’s Kriek. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 11, 2015

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TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Tröegs Beer Tasting from 4:00-7:00 pm.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (9/11) are Rhinegeist Franz, Boulevard Funky Pumpkin, Revolution Eugene Porter and Oskar Blues 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 Christian Moerlein in Fairfield and Fat Head’s in Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (9/11) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Crooked Line, Upright Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Christian Moerlein and more. The Draft by the glass pour will Mash Cult’s Dat Juice for $3.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (9/11) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Brooklyn Black Ops. The cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Old Firehouse Brewing – 7:00 pm tonight (9/11) tapping Maltese Cross – a blood orange blonde ale.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 4, 2015

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TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Moerlein Beer Tasting from 4:00-7:00 pm.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (9/4) are Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, Revolution Oktoberfest, MadTree PsycHOPathy and Stone Thunderstruck 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 Heavy Seas in Fairfield and SweetWater in Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (9/4) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Bell’s, West Sixth, Schlafly, Sixpoint, Dark Horse, Deschutes and Southern Tier. The draft by the glass pour will be Founders latest “Back Stage Series” Redankulous Double IPA for $3.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (9/4) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Braxton Blown Gasket Imperial Porter through Peanut Butter Crunch cereal and banana. The cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings AND Festivals Report: August 28, 2015

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FESTIVALS

2015 Beer Wine and Food Festival – Friday, August 28th starting at 5:00 pm in Wyoming, OH (benefits The Cure Starts Now Foundation) – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

Germania Society Oktoberfest – Friday, August 28th-Sunday, August 30th – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

MadTree Summer Bonanza – Saturday, August 29th from noon to 1:00 am. See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/28) are Left Hand Oktoberfest, Great Divide Whitewater, Tröegs Perpetual IPA and Full Pint Night of the Living 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 GoodWood Brewing Co.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (8/28) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s new beers and seasonals from Victory, Prairie, Rhinegeist and more. The draft by the glass will be Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout for $3.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday tonight (8/28) at 5:00 pm – Blown Gasket Robust Porter infused with cocoa nibs from Maverick Chocolate and fresh oranges.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Friday, August 28th starting at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal Double IPA Can Launch and Firkin Tapping – Special beers include Orange Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA, Blackberry Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA and Lemon-Lime (Jungle) Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (8/28) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Bell’s Hopsolution. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: August 21, 2015

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DON’T FORGET THE OVER-THE-RHINE WOOD DERBY TOMORROW (8/22) AT MOERLEIN MALT HOUSE! See our earlier post for more information.

TASTINGS

Brass Tap U Square – What Gose Around Comes Around blind beer tasting Saturday (8/22) at 6:00 pm. $12 for a five ounce pour of different gose style beers.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – It’s unclear whether they are tasting Rhinegeist and/or Falls City. Either way, it’s scheduled from 4:00-7:00 pm tonight (8/21).

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/21) are MadTree Lift, Breckenridge Autumn Ale, Flying Dog Bloodline and Green Flash Soul Style IPA.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

UPDATEParty Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (8/21) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Sierra Nevada. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Braxton Brewing – Tapping DevouBrew tonight (8/21). See our earlier post for more information.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (8/21) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping New Belgium 1554 Dry-Hopped with Chinook Firkin. Cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: August 14, 2015

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TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Goodwood tasting including Louisville Lager, Walnut Brown Ale, Bourbon Barrel Stout and Goodwood Pale Ale from 4:00-7:00 pm tonight (8/14).

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/14) are MadTree Shade, Revolution Bottom Up Wit, Ei8ht Ball Prodigal and Tröegs Hop Knife.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. Unfortunately, they recently updated their website and no longer list what beers they are pouring for the tastings as of yet. Hopefully, that will change soon.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (8/14) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Dauntless Distributing. The draft by the glass pours will include Evil Twin From Amager With Love Blueberry Imperial Stout, Evil Twin Even More Jesus, Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen and Against the Grain’s elusive 70k. Nine ounce pours are $4.00 each. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (8/14) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Rhinegeist/Sun King Emergency Hop Kit. Cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: August 7, 2015

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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. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/7) are Ace Perry Cider; Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose; Rhinegiest Fool and Harpoon IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/7), it’s West Sixth. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/7), it’s SweetWater. 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 Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (8/7) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Carson’s from Evansville. Beers include Oud Bovine Barrel Aged Sour Red/Brown, Demonik Imperial IPA, Eville American Wheat, Harlot Golden/Blonde Ale, Purgatory American IPA as well as thier line of available bottles. Draft by the glass will be $4.00 for a nine ounce pour. The first 72 people to purchase a ticket for a nine ounce draft pour will receive a free Carson’s Brewery pint glass. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (7/31) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Three Floyds Yum Yum. Cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 31, 2015

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FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS

Marty’s Hops & Vines – Hosting Third Annual Made in Cincy Beerfest tomorrow (8/1) from 5:00-11:00 pm. Featuring sixteen taps of local beers, Camp Washington Chili and Hop Water. Tickets are $36 in advance; $46 at the door (pricing includes tax and gratuity). Call (513) 681-4222 or stop in at Marty’s to get your tickets. Beer list is available on their Facebook event page.

Taste of Belgium Clifton – Hops for Hippos: The Final Chapter is going on all day today (7/31). Featuring special beers from West Sixth and raising money for a new hippo exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Thirsty’s Oasis – Hosting Just Another Beer Festival Sunday, August 2nd from 2:00-6:00 pm. General admission presale tickets are $45 and include 10 five ounce beer sample tickets and a pig roast meal ticket. The first 100 attendees also receive a swag bag. VIP presale tickets are $55 and include all of the general admission benefits and also early entry at 1:00 pm plus some limited edition and rarity samples. Beer list is available on their web site.

TASTINGS

Cincinnati Art Museum – Art After Dark: Beer and Baseball – Featuring beers from Blank Slate, Fifty West, MadTree, Moerlein Lager House, Rhinegeist and Sam Adams. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (7/31) are Blue Point Blueberry Ale, Epic Hop Syndrome, Revolution Anti-Hero IPA and Small Town Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/31), it’s Rhinegeist. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/31), it’s Arcadia Ales. 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 Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (7/31) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Sam Smith, Lindeman’s and Traquair plus Trappist ales from Westmalle, Orval and Rochefort 6, 8, 10. Ayinger Celebrator will be on tap for $3.00 a 9 ounce draft pour. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Braxton Brewing – Tonight (7/31), they are tapping their first lager – Twisted Bit Dortmunder. Food from Wunderbar will be available.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (7/31) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Lerwig Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine. Cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 24, 2015

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HAPPY HOUR / FUNDRAISER

Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom – Cincinnati Recreation Commission Fundraiser Happy Hour today (7/24). For every pint of beer sold between 4pm-9pm, Christian Moerlein will donate $1 to CRC. They recently completed work on Grant Park, which is located just north of the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (7/24) are Kona Longboard Lager, Arcadia Cheap Date, North Coast Puck and Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/24), it’s Christian Moerlein. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (7/24), it’s Kona. 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 Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (7/24) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from North Coast Brewing. The 9 ounce draft pour will be 2014 Old Stock for $3.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (7/24) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping STONE w00tStout 3.0, RuinTen and Ruination 2.0. Prices will vary per beer. According to their Beer Mail newsletter, “In order to serve as many attendees as possible, Ei8ht Ball Tap Room reserves the right to reduce pour sizes accordingly.”

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (7/25), it’s Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier through Lemons and Ginger. Cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Moerlein Lager House – Firkin Friday at 6:00 pm today (7/24) – This time, it’s their Lager House Helles dry hopped with Galaxy hops.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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