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: 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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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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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 28, 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

Ault Park – HallowEve Brew Bash tonight at 6:00 pm. Ten tastings included. Beers from Bad Tom Smith, Blank Slate, Braxton, Cellar Dweller, Dogberry, Fifty West, Ei8ht Ball, Listermann, MadTree, Moerlein, Old Firehouse, Rhinegeist, Streetside, Urban Artifact and Woodburn. Additional full pours for $5 each. Costumes are optional. Tickets are $25.00.

BB Riverboats – BB Riverboats Craft Beer Fest Saturday at 8:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Halloween party Saturday at 5:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for the taplist.

Moerlein Lager House – Funky Pumpkins and Fall Beers Oct. 28-30. From Facebook: “Moerlein Lager House in conjunction with the Art Academy of Cincinnati will have on display 15 carved pumpkins. PLUS, a special Fall beer menu. It’s the perfect way to get your Halloween chills and thrills. On Saturday, at 2 p.m., one of the artists will hold a session to show how to design and carve your own ‘funky pumpkin’ for Halloween. Featured drafts include: Moerlein T-Bird Harvest Ale, Moerlein Dry Hopped 5th & Vine, Moerlein Das Uber Fest Lager, Triple Digit Chickow, Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth, Two Brothers Atom Smasher, Southern Tier Warlock, Southern Tier Harvest ESB and Southern Tier Pumking, New Belgium Pumpkick. Featured bottles include: Ace Pumpkin Cider, Deschutes Sage Fright, B. Nectar Death Unicorn and Bruery Autumn Maple.”

— Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:00 am. “Experience the taste of Christian Moerlein with this hands-on day of brunching, tasting, and touring. This event includes brunch at the Moerlein Lager House, two brewery tours of BOTH Christian Moerlein facilities, a quick history lesson about the brewing culture here in Cincinnati, and of course…beer! Join us as we take you along on the streetcar and guide you through it all. Prost! For tickets and more information visit our event site: https://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries *There are a limited amount of spots for this event.

BENGALS WATCHING

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Game Day Sunday with Kegs & Eggs. Starting at 9:00 am.

Paradise Brewing – Sunday at 9:30 am. Kegs & Eggs (and BACON!) before and during the Bengals game.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Ballast Point tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits – Rivertown beer tasting from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from MadTree at Fairfield and beers from Rhinegeist Brewing 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 Rhinegeist. Beers include Mastodon, Bourbon Barrel Druncle, Sabertooth Tiger, an all new Experimental Double IPA and more. 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

Braxton Brewing – October Firkin Friday today at 5:30 pm. This month, it’s their Toaster Cinnamon Toast Crunch donut beer infused with pumpkin spice.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Cappy’s & Cavalier’s Cancer Crushing Creepy Craft Craze includes special tappings Oct. 28-30 with $1 from every pint and growler sold going to breast cancer research. Beers scheduled to be tapped include Schramms The Statement, Dogfish Head Raisin D’extra 2014, Dogfish Head Olde School 2013, Alltech Breakin’ The Law, Three Floyd’s Red Death, Three Floyd’s Floy Division, Stone XS IPA, Fat Head’s Barrel Aged Battle Axe, Fat Head’s Barrel Aged Spooky Tooth, Fat Head’s Zest For Breast, Fat Head’s Hop Stalker, Fat Head’s IBUsive, MadTree 2016 Barrel Aged Axis Mundi, MadTree 2015 Barrel Aged Coffee Vanilla Axis Mundi, Urban Artifact Tutti Fruity and Urban Artifact Blue Raspberry Raspberry Warhead.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free bacon Friday at 5:00 pm. They are tapping Evil Twin Liquid Fudge.

Habits Cafe – The Great American Blonde Beer Launch (their first ever house beer brewed by Listermann Brewing) today at 7:00 pm.

The Lackman – Fear of the Dark featuring Evil Dead Red and Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing today starting at 4:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 21, 2016

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

CELEBRATIONS

Arthur’s Cafe – All Local Fourth Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23rd starting at 11:00 am. Featuring beers from Fifty West, Blank Slate, Cellar Dweller, Christian Morelein, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist, Rivertown, Streetside and more.

Beer Barons Ball Saturday, Oct. 22nd at at JACK Casino. Supports the Brewing Heritage Trail. For more information, check out their web site.

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 Fat Head’s Brewing at Fairfield and beers from Mt. Carmel Brewing 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 and RELEASES

Arnold’s Bar and Grill – Woodburn Brewery Distrubution Launch Party today at 6:00 pm. Three Woodburn beers on tap including Hans Solo Pumpkin Coffee Blonde Ale which was brewed specifically for the launch.

Crafts and Vines – Sunday at 1:00 pm, this new location in Covington will be tapping MadTree’s S’more Gratitude and hosting a S’mores bar with Grateful Grahams.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free bacon Friday at 5:00 pm.

Growler Stop – Warped Wing Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 17 – 23, 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. 17th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 6:00 pm – Tequilana Tappening & Fiesta! at Rivertown Brewing
Tequilana is their hard apple cider.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 5:00 pm – BBQ and Beer Benefit for HART Cincinnati at Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Includes release of a new Kentucky Common beer, discounted flights of 4, raffle for $150 gift basket, split the pot and music by Drunken Vinyl.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
MENU: BEER RECEPTION – Southern Tier Harvest and Moerlein T-Bird Pale Ale; FIRST COURSE – Southern Tier Live Session Pale Ale paired with Roasted Beet, Arugula, Pickled Cucumber, Preserved Lemon Ricotta, Watermelon Radish, Black Pepper Lemon Olive Oil; SECOND COURSE – Southern Tier 2X Tangiers Double IPA paired with Caribbean Jerked Shrimp, Butternut Risotto Cake, Orange Mango Salsa, Tomatillo Coulis, Molasses Bacon; THIRD COURSE – Southern Tier IPA paired with Lamb and Goetta “Crepinette”, Confit Fingerling Potato Salad, Feta, Haricot Verts, Papaya Apple Sauce; FOURTH COURSE – Southern Tier Porter paired with Tea Smoked Pork Belly, Quinoa, Collards, Sriracha Peanuts, Coffee Reduction, Strawberry Beer Jelly; DESSERT – Southern Tier Warlock and Southern Tier Pumpking paired with Baked Apple “Rose”, Vanilla Pumpkin Coulis, Spiced Rum Syrup, Graham Cracker. Cost is $55 per person. Make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm – This Debate Needs a Beer: We Vote IPA at Wiseguy Lounge (Covington)
From Facebook: “If there’s one thing we’ve learned through this election, it’s that politics are better with beer and friends. We’ll have both in abundance at Wiseguy Lounge on Wednesday, October 19th. Join us (Braxton) and Rhinegeist for the presidential debate and Vote IPA! Both Braxton Brewing Company and Rhinegeist will each be featuring 3 experimental IPA’s. You’ll get to taste all 6 blind and vote for your favorite from Braxton and your favorite from Rhinegeist. 6 Tickets will buy 6 Tasters! The debate will be on but the more enjoyable debate will be picking out your favorite hops and styles of IPA’s. Join us!”

Thursday, Oct. 20th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA, Truckin Imperial Stout, Long Strange Trip Imperial Stout aged in Jameson Barrels, Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale and IBUsive IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 20th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Listermann Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Nutcase, Chickow, Serenity Brau, Shamrock Shake, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Norwood Common, Intergalactic IPA, O-H!, Barrel Aged Chickow, Blood Orange Saison, Run Like Hell Red Ale, Coffee Nutcase, Raspberry Nutcase, Cinnamon Roll Chickow, Chocolate Coconut Chickow, Orange Chickow and Skyline Chickow.

Thursday, Oct. 20th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at The Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Blown Gasket Robust Porter and Beta 2.0 experimental IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 20th 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 – Rhinegeist Workhouse Pale Lager, Glendale – Great Lakes Nosferatu and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Squirrely.

Thursday, Oct. 20th at 7:00 pm – Country Boy Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 6:00 pm – The Beer Barons Ball at JACK Casino
Supports the Brewing Heritage Trail. For more information, check out their web site.

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 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, Sept. 26th-Saturday, Oct. 1st – Peanut Palooza at Eight Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Join us all week long as we celebrate, say goodbye and good luck to the myth, the legend, Peanut Kahles. We’ll be dropping rare kegs like they’re hot, featuring a lineup of Peanut’s all time favorites accompanied with live music and food trucks. This and more lead up to the grand homage and final shift of the man of the hour. Hear the stories (maybe again), shake a big hand or grab a bear hug from our beloved tender of the bar one last time at Ei8ht Ball.”

Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Lovely Bunch Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Lovely Bunch is their coconut Roebling.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 4:00 pm – Stone Brewing Throwback Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Vertical Epic 12-12-12, IRS 2015, Suede, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 6:00 pm – Founders Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Breakfast Stout (draft), PC Pils (draft), Mango Magnifo, All Day IPA and Porter.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Red Bike Beer Party at Taft’s Ale House
$4 Red Bike Beers all night long, and some free Red Bike Beer t-shirts.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Fest Bier.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover with Holtman’s Donuts at The Lackman

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Finn, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch, Habanero Keypunch, Whirly Gig, Pickle Gose and Spicy Pickle Gose.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, PSA, Happy Amber, The Great Pumpcan, Expresso Self and “S’more Gratitude” milk stout.

Thursday, Sept. 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Bell’s Brown Ale & Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth.

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Nosferatu Release and Screening at The Overlook Lodge

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Alltech Kentucky Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 2, 2016

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 to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Girls Pint Out – Sunday Funday at BC’s Bottle Lodge. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – New Belgium tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers inlcude Citradelic Tangerine IPA (on tap), Pumpkick Spiced Seasonal Ale, 1554 Black Lager and Blue Paddle Pilsener Lager.

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 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 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 Victory. 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.

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 and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Hippies vs. Hebrews (Stone vs. Schmaltz Brewing) Tap Takeover starting at 6:00 pm tonight. Beers include Enjoy By 9.5.16, Vanilla/Orange Ruination, and 6th Anniversary Porter from Stone and BA Bock Bock, Lenny’s RIPA, and Wishbone from Schmaltz.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Quaff Bros. Do You Even Cider Bros. and Nians Legend.

Fibonacci Brewing – HuLu-Fresh Hop Ale release today at 4:00 pm.

Quaff Bros. – Two meads to be released today at 4:00 pm at the Party Source: Aisha Mead (a honey wine aged in Bourbon barrels with the addition of peppers) and Moura Mead (a honey wine aged in Port Wine finished Angels Envy Whiskey barrels).

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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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: August 15 – 21, 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 15th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Brown Chicken Brown Cow. Cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 pm – Nowhere in Particular Beat Your Wheat Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30 pm – Lagunitas Tasting at The Casual Pint – Oakley

Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Meet Up at Municipal Brew Works
From Facebook: “We are accepting donations to support the Oxford Literacy Team at this meetup. This organization fundraises, organizes, and leads the ‘Super Summer Readers Program’ for students who need extra reading help in kindergarten through 5th grade in the Talawanda School District. The money we raise at this event will help purchase books for students attending the program. If you’d like to make a donation, please bring cash.” Carvaso’s Mexican fusion food truck will be there.

Thursday, August 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Bell’s Black Note Stout and Bell’s Tap Take Over at Market Wines
Beers include Sparkleberry, Oberon and Oatsmobile. During the event, they will be raffling off the chance to buy a Bell’s Black Note Stout. The raffles will be held roughly every 30 minutes. You must be present to buy the beer, there will be no holds.

Thursday, August 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Centennial, Dirty Bastard, Nitro Rubeaus, Mosaic, Red’s Rye and a special cask of Founders Porter with peanut butter and Michigan cherry jelly.

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Crankshaft, Storm, Dr. Rudi and Oktoberfuel.

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 pm – 2nd Annual Stein Hoisting Competition at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, August 18th 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 – Left Hand Oktoberfest, Glendale – West Sixth Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Dortmunder Lager.

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Founders KBS (2016 KY 12+% ABV version), 2011 Breakfast Stout, All Day IPA and Rubaeus
Burger: Black and Bleu
Music: Kyle Knapp

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

Saturday, August 20th at 4:00 pm – Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
For more information and to purchase your tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-with-the-beer-barons-tickets-22288165503

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