Rare Beer Monday

From Facebook:

Join us at Braxton Labs on Rare Beer Monday when we’ll feature a new, unique and exciting brew on our Guest Tap list!

This week’s feature is:
Brasserie Blanc
Goose Island, Chicago, IL

Brasserie Blanc is an exceptional Belgian-style golden ale that continues Goose Island’s experimentation with barrel aging.

The ale’s ingredients include barley, wheat, oats, orange muscat grape juice and brettanomyces wild yeast, and it’s aged for 14 months in wine casks. Orange muscat is a white grape variety that has been gaining in popularity the last few years.

Despite the use of the wild yeast, this is not pure sour beer, however. The yeast provided some tartness and an earthiness that balanced well with the other flavors.

Join us and let’s #LiftOneToLife!

Goose Island Vintage Ales Tasting

From Facebook:

Join us for a very special beer tasting featuring two Goose Island Vintage ales on tap: Juliet and Madame Rose, plus two cellared bottle pours: Sofie and Lolita. We’ll also taste Sofie fresh to compare with the cellared version. All five taster pours for $15, PLUS take home a Goose Island glass, while supplies last.

This Week in Beer: December 12 – 18, 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. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Dec. 12th starting at 12:00 pm – Twelve Beers of Christmas at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Starting on 12/12/16 at noon and for the next 12 days we are tapping some rare kegs and getting all festive and stuff, so come check it out. Here is a list of beers that will be tapped in no particular order (order coming soon): St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Lervig Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Braxton Snow Shovel Rum Winter Warmer, Mikkeller/Three Floyds Bla Spogelse Blueberry Lambic, Three Floyds Sabertooth Berzerker, Stone Bigger Longer Uncut, Tilquin Gueuze, Prairie Xmas Bomb!, Prairie Paradise, The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing, Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.” They will also be tapping their own Home Alone Chocolate Milk Stout at 6:00 pm this Monday.

Monday, Dec. 12th at 6:00 pm – BREW 100 Sanuk Tapping at Urban Artifact
The fourth beer designed by students in Cincinnati State’s Introduction to Craft Beer class, BREW 100 Sanuk is a carmelized pineapple Kölsch with jasmine. Sanuk is the Thai word for fun.

Tuesday, Dec. 13th starting at 6:00 pm – Ol’ Pee Paw’s Farmhouse Ale Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Snowboard Giveaway at The Casual Pint – Oakley

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Commonwealth Bistro
Four courses and 5 beers for $50. Call 859-916-6719 or email hello@commonwealthbistro.com to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, Dec. 14th starting at 6:00 pm – Import Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Riegele Privat, La Trappe Witte Trappist, N’ice Chouffe, Unibroue Tout le Monde (Megadeath collaboration), and Unibroue La Fin du Monde (draft).

Wednesday, Dec. 14th starting at 6:00 pm – Import Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm – Three Year Anniversary Celebration of Girls Pint Out at Crafts and Vines (Covington)
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 8:00 pm – Black Wednesday at Wiseguy Lounge (Covington)
They will be tapping two kegs of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout. One of which has been aging in their caller for a year. Cost is $17 for a vertical tasting.

Thursday, Dec. 15th – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley
The featured beer is their Shiver Chai Spiced Porter.

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 5:00 pm – Barrel Aged Great Lakes Christmas Ale Tapping at Molly Malone’s Covington
According to their Facebook page, “here also will be the Christmas Ale, Blackout Stout and Elliot Ness Lager on tap!! Swag and prizes will be available and we might even get a Santa Claus sighting before its all said and done.”

Thursday, Dec. 15th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Hoof Hearted Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include I Only Smoke After Sex, ISO: Chuck Biscuits FT: Simcoe, Drownin in the Drzmz, Belloq, Joe Lies When He Cries, Zipper Ripper, Did We Just Become Best Friends, and Unglaublich!

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – The Bruery Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Hottenroth, Mischief, Beret, Rueuze, and Poterie. Taste all five for $15. Pizza from Donatos included.

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – A Beer Geek’s Guide to High Alcohol Beers at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 15th 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 – West Sixth Christmas Ale, Glendale – West Sixth & Breckenridge Christmas Ale and Hyde Park – West Sixth Christmas Ale.

Thursday, Dec. 15th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night and Beat The Brewer Escape Room Challenge at Hebron Brew Haus
From Facebook: “Join us for a fun night of Braxton brew tapping and Locked Escape Games Beat the Brewer Challenge. Can you escape the room faster than Team Braxton? We shall see. Bookings will fill quickly so don’t wait to book your team or join an existing group.”

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 24 – 30, 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.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Proud Pecan Pale Ale Release at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 24th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. Cost is $6 for a ten-ounce snifter.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Nick & Tom’s
Five beers (Jeanneke, Tequilana, Divergent, Roebling and Pumpkin) and four courses. Call 513-574-4242 to make your reservation.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Dinner at Tēla Bar + Kitchen
Five course dinner with beer pairings for $50 a person. Call 513-821-8352 for reservations.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 1:00 pm – Monthly Pint Night at Listermann Brewing
$7 for your beer and the take home glass.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 4:00 pm – Fab Ferments / Urban Artifact Collaboration Tapping
From Facebook: “Join us for a special two-fer edition of #Taptuesday as we invite our friends from FAB FERMENTS in as part of our Pickle Gose collaboration. On tap we will have a Kimchi Pickle Gose as well as a Dill Pickle blend that utilize spice blends and brine from Fab Ferments blended into our Pickle Gose base. Additionally, the team at Fab Ferments will set up shop with a table of tasty fermented treats to purchase to go with your beer.”

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 5:30 pm – Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing at Igby’s
From Facebook: “Purchase your ticket for just $5 to try the delicious combos below: Goose Island 312 with Fresh Chevre, Goose Island Sofie with Naked Goat, Goose Island Matilda with Washed Rind and Goose Island IPA and Cabot Clothbound. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-and-cheese-class-tickets-28658610676

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – 2015 Sour Bourbon Pumpkin Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Ciders include Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider, Crafty Cranberry, and Crafty Hopped. And Aspall Cider Dry English Cider and Perronnelle’s Blush.

Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Dales Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier (draft), Passion Fruit Pinner “Throwback IPA”, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout (draft) and Hotbox Coffee Porter.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm – News and Brews with the Business Courier at Moerlein Lager House
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Streetside Brewery Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Raspberry Beret, Alpha IPA and Super Simple Pale Ale.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Avery Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on draft include Lilikoi Kepolo, White Rascal, IPA, El Gose, Ellie’s Brown Ale, Beast, Samuels, Rumpkyn, Pumpkyn, Tweak, Mephistopheles, Uncle Jacobs, Vanilla Bean Stout and Raspberry Sour. Bottles available include 2015 Pumpkyn, 2016 Rumpkyn, 2016 Pumpkyn, 2016 Samuels and 2016 Mesphistopheles.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping for the Cure at Taft’s Ale House
From Facebook: “In honor of breast cancer awareness month we will be tapping Taft’s Pink Ribbon, an American Fruit beer brewed with watermelon and tart cherries and donating 10% of beer sales for the evening to the Susan G. Komen Fund! We will also have limited edition glassware for the event as well while supplies last.”

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Holler Halloween with New Belgium at Holler Hops and Grill
Halloween karoke, some special beers and New Belgium swag including the hat press. Prizes for best costume.

Thursday, Oct. 27th 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 Invasion, Glendale – Elysian Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Invasion.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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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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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 20, 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

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Goose Island tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include Lolita (On Tap), Goose Summertime Kolsch, Green Line Pale Ale and Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale.

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 Brewery Ommegang 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 West Sixth. Beers include Heller and Ginger Bread Box Stout. Nine ounce pours are $3.00. 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

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fifty West Tap Takeover Saturday from 3:00-6:00 pm. Beers include Buckle Down Brown, One Way Street Columbus IPA, Doom Pedal, Lemonade Doomsicle, Eleanor Blonde, Coffee Please Nitro, Fuzzy Feeling, Punch You in the EyePA, Tastee Whip, Mulberry Tastee Whip, Long Delay IPA and Lager.

Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop – Stone Enjoy By Firkin Tapping today at 4:00 pm. It’s a cask conditioned variation of Stone Enjoy By 5/30/16 with Tangerine featuring Mosaic hops.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring New Belgium Hoppy Blonde. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint and you get to keep the glass.

Fifty West Brewing – Brett is My Co-pilot Bottle Release Saturday starting at 11:00 am. Bottles are $10.99 each and there is a limit of two per person.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 6, 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

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Shorts Brewing Beer Tasting Friday from 4:00-7:00 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 Jackie O’s at Fairfield and from Kentucky Ale/Alltech 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, it’s their Slaughtered Oaks Backroom Brawl. From their newsletter: “For those unfamiliar with this event, it’s an all draft salute to bourbon barrel aged deliciousness. This years lineup goes a little something this: GOOSE ISLAND Bourbon County Stout, FOUNDERS KBS, MASH CULT BA My Milk Stout Brings All The Boys To The Bar variants (Mexican Cinnamon Roll & Coffee/Vanilla Bean), COUNTRY BOY Infinite Sadness, Papaw’s Red & Sinkhole Stout, Sweetwater BA Imperial Stout, BOULEVARD Triple Julip, ABITA Bourbon Street Maple Pecan & BA Pale. Cost for this one will be $15.00.” 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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Rhinegeist including Peach Dodo, Vanilla Ink, Juicy Truth, Experimental #004, and Fool Saison.

Listermann Brewing – Chickow! Day starting Saturday at 10:00 am. From Facebook: “Lots of Chickow Variants on Draft. We will update the list as we have them ready. So far we have: Rye Whiskey Coffee Chickow!, Heaven Hill BA Chickow!, Pappy Chickow! (Last Keg!), Coconut Chocolate Chickow!, Chai Chickow!, Irish Cream Chickow!, Nuts on Nuts Chickow!, Maple Chickow!, Cinnamon Roll Chickow! and Red Hot Chickow! Not all of these will be tapped at once and some will have assigned times. Please stay tuned for updates! PLEASE BRING A MUFFIN TRAY WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE ONE!”

O’Neal’s Tavern – Rivertown Tap Takeover tonight from 4:30-7:30 pm featuring Nice Melons, Lil Sipa, Roebling, Jeanneke and Blueberry Lager.

OTHER

Braxton Brewing – Derby Party Saturday with Kentucky Home, their mint julep style beer AND Bagel Brunch & Beermosas on Sunday starting at 11:00 am for Mother’s Day.

Krohn Conservatory – Crafts and Crafts tonight from 5:30-7:30 pm. From Facebook: “Come see The Butterflies of the Caribbean AND enjoy sampling craft beers, music and time to shop at the Krohn Caribbean Straw Market. This is a special time for “grown-ups” only and a perfect relaxing time to see the show. (Regular Admission applies but unlimited admission pin not valid at this event. Purchase beer separately.) http://butterflyshow.com/event/crafts-and-crafts/

OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market – This weekend, they will have beers from Christian Moerlein (Christian Moerlein Purity Pils, Christian Moerlein OTR Pale Ale, Christian Moerlein Third Wave IPA, Christian Moerlein Strawberry Pig Cream Ale, Hudepohl Pure Lager 16oz can and Hudepohl Delight 12oz can) plus MadTree (MadTree PSA Pale Ale and MadTree Lift Kolsch).

Trinity Episcopal Church Covington – Trinity Sprouts and Stouts today from 5:00-9:00 pm. From Facebook: “Enjoy craft beer? Enjoy live music? Enjoy gardening? Then this is the event for you. Come enjoy local craft beer on tap, live music from School of Rock Mason (5-7pm) and The Turkeys (7-9pm), and browse plants and crafts for sale from local merchants.”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: March 7 – 13, 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, March 7th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Gnarly Gno More Farewell Tour at Lucky Turtle
Featuring Gnarly Brown and 3 variants, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Black Currant and Nitro Coffee Vanilla.

Monday, March 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Belgium sours including La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek.

Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00 pm – Artswave, Blank Slate and Listermann Collaboration 4 Pack Release at Listermann Brewing
Roots ginger beer is $9.99 for a four pack.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers includes Bollywood Blonde, Buzzsaw IPA, Jackhammer Old Ale, Espresso Love Breakfast Stout and Phat Abbot Tripel on draft.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
It’s a three year old Bourbon Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm – Chicken Wing vs Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger at Midway Café
Four beer flight with eight wings.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Dark Horse Plead the 5th Vertical at Market Wines
They will have 3 years of Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout. Try a glass of each or have a specially priced vertical taster. Plus there might be a surprise Dark Horse on tap as well.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing
This is a 5:00 PM tapping and bottle sale. Cost is $11.99 for a four pack with no limit. The Barrel Aged and BA Coffee will be on draft but the bottle release for those are to be determined.

Thursday, March 10th 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 – Against the Grain, Glendale – Harp & Smithwick and Hyde Park – Breckenridge RyePA.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm – Stone Beer Dinner at Hop House 99
This dinner at the Hollywood Casino will feature select beers paired to accompany a four course meal. $30.00 per person and will include gift from the brewery.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at The Gruff
Welcome Beer: Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager; 1st Course: Crank Shaft IPA paired with Chicken and andouille gumbo & radish cucumber salad dressed with creme fraiche dill sauce; 2nd Course: Crowbar Black IPA paired with Nitrate free applewood smoked ham with gruyere on sourdough rye and baked in their wood fire oven. Served with roasted potatoes and house made ketchup; 3rd Course: Dead Blow Tropical Stout Brewed With Starter Coffee paired with Apple & golden raisin bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Cost is $35.00. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braxton-beer-dinner-at-the-gruff-tickets-21737995931

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Green Line, Four Star and Summertime. Pairings include Izzy’s Mex Quesadilla, BLT and Irish Apple Cake. Cost is $25.00 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, March 11th-Sunday, March 13th – Pucker Up Buttercup: A Weekend of Sours at Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
Featuring six new sours from MadTree and many others. Full line-up available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, March 11th at 6:00 pm – Keystone Keg Party at Keystone Hyde Park
Kegs to be tapped include Old Firehouse Brewery Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Old Flame, Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Siberian Night, Maine Brewing Company Peeper Pale Ale, New Belgium La Folie, Nowhere In Particular The Last Word Rice DIPA and Warped Wing Space Food IPA Firkin Cask.

Saturday, March 12th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kegs & Eggs at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 am – Triple Digit Turns 4
Expect lots of great Triple Digit beers at the Listermann/Triple Digit Tap Room including BA Maple Chickow!, Stuff, Cranium, Cranium Orange, Cranium Nitro, Cellared Aftermath, Cellared Decimation, Cellared Gravitator and more.

Saturday, March 12th at 12:00 pm – All About Stout Fest 2016 at Molly Malone’s Covington
Check out their website for more information.

Sunday, March 13th at 12:00 pm – Sunday Funday Keg Release at Lucky Turtle
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Mushshushu.

Sunday, March 13th at 1:00 pm – Third Annual Pints & Pitties at Christian Moerlein Malt House
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 29 – Mar. 6, 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, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Dilly.
Five beers, a happy hour and four courses for $39 per person, all inclusive. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin / Lervig Big Ass Money Stout. The cost is $12 for a ten ounce tulip.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 6:30 pm – 2016 CBW Brewery Collaboration Beer Draft at Rhinegeist
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Nice Melons Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Gnarly Gno More At Firehouse Grill
Four variants: Black Currant, Coffee and Vanilla, Mexican Hot Chocolate and regular Gnarly Brown available.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm – Meet the Goebel Goats at Braxton Brewing
Meet the goat that Braxton sponsored as well as several other Goebel Goats. A dollar from each beer will be donated to the Goebel Goats.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens

Wednesday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm – Bock Beer Experience Preview at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Eighteen bock beers on tap including Christian Moerlein Emancipator Dopplebock, Schoenling Bock, Triple Digit Gravitator Dopplebock, Wiedemann Bohemian Bock, Fifty West Road Bock, MadTree Bockaveli, Cellar Dweller Bock, Listermann’s Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Braxton Ignitor Maibock, Blank Slate Tank Bottoms Weizenbock, Old Firehouse Bock Drop and Roll, Warped Wing The Abominator Doppelbock, Genessee Bock, Bell’s Consecrator Dopplebock, Epic Double Skull Doppelbock and Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock. Plus Jake Speed & The Freddies performing live.

Thursday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Green Line Pale Ale, Four Star Pils and Lolita 2015.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Karneval of Bock Beer at Taft’s Ale House
What they are calling “Food, Music & Foolishness”, it’s too much to cover in a few lines here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the details.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Upland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Dantalion, Champagne Velvet, Barrel Chested and Stoaked.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Highland Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Hudy Bock Tapping at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
From Facebook: “Hudy Bock will be featured for just $3.00 all night. Hudepohl reps will be in the building all night handing out free swag including a limited edition of 60 T-shirts commemorating Hudepohl Bock 2016. The T-shirts will only be for this event and will never be made again.”

Friday, March 4th-Sunday, March 6th – Bockfest
Check out the Bockfest website for information on events throughout the weekend.

Sunday, March 6th at 11:00 am – Christian Moerlein Emancipator Coffee Bock Bottle Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

This Week in Beer: Jan. 18 – 24, 2016

[Editor’s note: Our apologies for missing some beer events the last few weeks. Carla’s father has been having some health issues and we’ve been in Illinois helping him out. Hope to have things back to normal this week.
–Also, be sure to check out the two important fund raising events scheduled for Saturday this week.]

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, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black Imperial Stout. The cost is $9 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Lolita, Sofie, The Muddy and Four Star Pils.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 1:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Dickmann’s
Twenty-six Rhinegeist beers on tap including Barrel Aged Ink, Barrel Aged Bertha, Blueberry Panther, Coffee Duncle, Stryker, Traction, Spud, Experimental IPA #2, Bubbly, Mosaic, Ink, Asterix, Workhorse, Victoria, Squirrel, Saison Blue, Dunk, Panda, Cidergeist Dry-Hopped, Cidergeist Semi Dry, Pure Fury, Panther, Uncle, Cougar, Zen and Truth.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Uinta Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
They will be pairing beer from Uinta Brewing with a special dinner menu. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. You can make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Big Piney Release Party at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Ballast Point Victory at Sea Variants at Firehouse Gril
Variants include Coconut, Peanut Butter, Peppermint and the original Victory at Sea.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:30 pm – Highland IPA Launch at Habits Cafe
In addition to the IPA, they will also have Black Watch and Cold Mountain.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at BrewRiver GastroPub
Five Braxton beers on tap.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Fulton St Coffee Golden, Lolita Raspberry Wild Ale and Ogden Tripel.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 6:00 pm – Kentucky Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s Covington
Featuring Braxton Snow Shovel, Goodwood Walnut, Kentucky Ale 3-Year Stout and West Sixth Heller Heaven.

Thursday, Jan. 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 – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 7:00 pm – Crazy Mountain Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring their Extra Special Bitter.

Saturday, Jan. 22nd at 11:00 am – Brunch featuring Goose Island at Marty’s Hops & Vines
First course: Grilled Brie Crostini with Mango Chutney paired with Sofie; Second course: Prosciutto and Vegetable Frittata paired with Matilda; Third course: Puff Pastry Mushroom Tart paired with Lolita. Cost is $25 per person and due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call (513) 681-4222 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Flint Disaster Relief Fundraiser at Blank Slate Brewing
From their Facebook event page: “Water is THE most important raw material we use as brewers. We are blessed with top notch drinking water here in Cincinnati and it just so happens to make great beer too. Imagine if the water you were drinking (and everything made from it) was rendered toxic due to cost cutting efforts by your friendly local government. Not cool. This is exactly what has happened in Flint Michigan. People in that community currently don’t have access to safe drinking water from their municipal system and to us that is a real shame. It has been bugging us so much that we decided we need to do something to help.
This Saturday, January 23rd, BLANK SLATE BREWING COMPANY will be donating 20% of all beverage sales to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund to aid in immediate disaster relief for those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. We will also be accepting cash donations as part of the contributions.”

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Pints for a Purpose at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
Help The Pub in Rookwood raise money for the family of Firefighter Patrick Wolterman who was killed in the line of duty on December 28th, 2015 serving the City of Hamilton Fire Department. Great Lakes Brewery, Ohio Valley Wine & Spirits Distributing, and The Pub have all agreed to donate $1 for every Great Lakes Pint sold between 5pm and 11pm on January 23rd. That means a $3 donation for every pint purchased. They will also have some amazing silent auction items, donation boxes, split the pot, t-shirts available for purchase, and more.

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