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: 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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This Week in Beer: Feb. 1 – 7, 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. 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Upland Cherry Lambic ($12 for a 13 ounce tulip) and Breckenridge Barrel-Aged 471 ($5 for a 10 ounce snifter).

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 5:00 pm – MadTree Flights and Bites at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein Big Piney Pint Night at Drake’s Florence

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd – Rhinegeist Sherry Barrel Aged “Ink” Tapping at Barleycorn’s Lakeside Park
Brewers and representatives from Rhinegeist will be on hand to talk about this special beer.

UPDATE Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 5:15 pm – Bell’s Hopslam Tapping at Habits Café
Smitten and Two Hearted will also be tapped.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 5:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at Incline Public House

Thursday, Feb. 4th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Two-Hearted Ale, Smitten Rye, Cherry Stout and Hopslam.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 6:00 pm – February Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Emancipator Doppelbock.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
Co-hosted by Braxton Brewing Company and the Kenton County Public Library, Books On Tap is a monthly get-together for books and beer lovers-alike. This month’s book is The Martian by Andy Weir.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:00 pm – Bad Tom Smith Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Feb. 5th at 4:00-7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Feb. 5th at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Friday at Ei8ht Ball
Twenty pounds of bacon plus they’re tapping three beers from Uinta: Biere De Garde, Coffee Stout and Ready Set Gose.

Saturday, Feb. 6th from 2:00-6:00 pm – Super Firkin Fest at Christian Moerlein Malt House
The event is free to enter but firkin pours will be ticketed. Each ticket will be good for a 4 oz. pour from any firkin. See their Facebook event page for the firkin list and more information.

Sunday, Feb. 7th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hopslam Brunch at Keystone Covington
They will also have Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale and Bell’s Two-Hearted on draft.

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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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This Week in Beer: Dec. 22 – 28, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

We will be publishing our annual listing of better beer locations holiday hours tomorrow to help you know which ones are open and which ones aren’t.

Monday, Dec. 22nd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 22nd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 22nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 22nd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Two beers this week: Avery The Beast Grand Cru and Victory Earth & Flame. Pricing varies by beer. For next week’s Rare Keg Monday, they are planning to have eight beers.

Monday, Dec. 22nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Half liters of Weizen for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Bell’s Flight Night at the Growler House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover Launch Party at Cock & Bull Mainstrasse

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd from 6:00-10:00 pm – West Sixth Tap Takeover at Half Cut
Beers include Christmas Ale, Heller Heaven, Bryan Avenue Blonde, Smithtown Brown and Nitro Creamsicle- American Pale Ale.

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Dec. 24th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Dec. 24th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Great Lakes.

Wednesday, Dec. 24th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Thursday, Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, Dec. 26th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Saturday, Dec. 27th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. 27th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: Dec. 15 – 21, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Dec. 15th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 15th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 15th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 15th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine. Cost is $10 a snifter or $15 for a 32oz grumbler.

Monday, Dec. 15th at 6:00 pm – Bay of Bengal DIPA Tapping at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 15th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Dec. 16th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 16th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 16th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 16th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – Ohio United for Athens at MadTree Brewing
From Facebook:
“MadTree is teaming up with Fat Head’s Brewery to help our brothers and sisters at Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and the Athens community as they recover from the Union Street Fire. 10% of draft sales will go to those employees directly affected by the fire. For the first time ever, we will be pouring guest taps! Pimp My Sleigh – Fat Head’s, Imperial Bean Me Up – Fat Head’s, Pilsaaz! – Jackie O’s, Barking Pumpkin – Jackie O’s”

Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – Home Alone Chocolate Stout Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Brewed with walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts and almonds.

Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Dec. 17th – Half liters of Dunkel for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Wednesday, Dec. 17th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Dec. 17th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Southern Tier.

Wednesday, Dec. 17th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Dec. 17th from 4:00 pm to close – Benefit for Kevin Spatz Family at Rivertown Brewing
See our earlier post for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 17th from 4:00 pm to close – STONEmas at The Lackman
Beers include Stone Pale Ale, Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA, Stone Go To IPA, Stone Coffee Milk Stout, Stochasticity™ Project HIBISCUSICITY and rare beers such as Stone Reason Be Damned (Red Wine Barrel Aged), Arrogant Bastard Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged), Arbalest (Belgian Pale Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels), Bang Bang (Red Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels), 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter 2013, Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2013 and Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2014.

Wednesday, Dec. 17th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Dec. 17th at 7:00 pm – Belgian Themed Craft Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Florence
Beers include Hoegaarden White, Stella Artois and Leffe Blond. Pairings are Belgian Fries served with Andalouse Sauce, Turkey Wrap and Gingerbread Cake Cookies. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call (859) 525-2333 or email loveizzys@gmail.com

Thursday, Dec. 18th – Half liters of Lager for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, Dec. 18th at 6:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull Mainstrasse
Beers include Dreadnaught, Alpha King, Alpha Claus, Jinx Proof, Permanent Funeral and Zombie Dust. Buy a beer, keep the glass.

Thursday, Dec. 18th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Dec. 18th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Dec. 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 – Breckenridge Christmas, Glendale – Holy Grale and Hyde Park – 12 Taps of Dogfishmas.

Friday, Dec. 19th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Dec. 19th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, Dec. 19th at 7:30 pm – Deschutes & Toys For Tots “Ugly Sweater” Bar Crawl
Schedule: 7:30pm – Wiseguy Lounge (Serving Obsidian Stout on Nitro), 8:30pm – The Forum (Serving Mirror Pond and Jubelale), 9 – Blinkers (Serving Jubelale), 9:30 – Keystone Covington (Serving Chainbreaker White IPA) and 10:15 – Molly Malone’s (Serving Black Butte XXVI and having an “ugly sweater” contest) Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Marines for Toys For Tots and get a t-shirt (while supplies last). Marines will be joining on the crawl so buy them for beers to thank them for their service.

Saturday, Dec. 20th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. 20th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: Dec. 8 – 14, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Dec. 8th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 8th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 8th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 8th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 8th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Tap House Grill

Monday, Dec. 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine. Cost is $12 a snifter.

Monday, Dec. 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal Official draft release party at The Eagle OTR

Monday, Dec. 8th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Dec. 10th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Dec. 10th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Oskar Blues.

Wednesday, Dec. 10th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Tom & Jerry’s

Wednesday, Dec. 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Dec. 11th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Dec. 11th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Dec. 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Bell’s Christmas Ale, Glendale – Breckenridge Christmas and Hyde Park – MadTree Thundersnow.

Thursday, Dec. 11th at 6:30 pm – Eat Local Drink Local at Sprout
From their Facebook event page:
“Enjoy a unique tasting experience with Craft Connection Brewery Tours and Sprout Market & Eatery. Start your evening in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati where you will receive a behind the scenes tour of Rhinegeist
The evening continues as you ride in style to Mt. Adams to enjoy a private dinner paired with more craft beer. Park once and enjoy two different hometown destinations. You’re going to eat out anyway. Why not make it a truly unique experience with locally sources food and beer? $55/per includes dinner and beer. Reservations required for this VIP evening.” Go to http://www.cincycraftconnection.com/book-an-appointment/ to make your reservations.

Friday, Dec. 12th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Dec. 12th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Cock & Bull Glendale

Friday, Dec. 12th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Saturday, Dec. 13th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. 13th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: Dec. 1 – 7, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Dec. 1st – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 1st – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 1st – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 1st from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, there’s two: Prairie Christmas Bomb! and Founders Big Luscious. Both beers will be $8 a snifter.

Monday, Dec. 1st at 6:00 pm – Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Laboratory Lager #2 – “built on a hefty base of German Vienna malt and a blend of specialty German caramalts.”

Monday, Dec. 1st from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd at 3:00 pm – Grand Opening of the Growler House (1526 Madison, Cincinnati)
Opening day beers include Fifty West Brewing Company: Doom Pedal, Speed Bump, Spooner Summit, Paycheck’s Porter; Listermann Brewing Company: Planetary Eclipse, Lateral, Jungle Honey; MadTree Brewing: Identity Crisis, Black Forest, Thundersnow, Lemon Basil; Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.: Red Hot Mess, Ohio Knife, Zeppelin; Triple Digit Brewing Company: Chickow; Rivertown Brewing Company: Helles, Roebling, LiL Sipa, Winter; Blank Slate Brewing Company: The Lesser Path, RYEsing Up, Fork in the Road; Rhinegeist: Cougar, Truth, Dad, Jacques, Panther and Mt. Carmel Brewing Company: Coffee Brown, Nut Brown, Amber.

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s 21st Amendment.

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s their Holiday Beerfest.

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Dec. 4th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Dec. 4th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Dec. 4th at 6:00 pm – A Tavola + Moerlein La Strada Pilsner Launch at Christian Moerlein

Thursday, Dec. 4th 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 – Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Glendale – Southern Tier Christmas Ale and Hyde Park – Bell’s Christmas Ale.

Thursday, Dec. 4th from 7:00 pm to close – Weyerbacher Tap Takeover at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Dean’s is located at 3722 Harrison Ave in Cincinnati.

Friday, Dec. 5th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Dec. 5th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, Dec. 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Dec. 6th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. 6th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Dec. 6th at 9:00 pm – Cincinnati Dancing Pigs National Jug Band Hall of Fame Induction Show at Arnold’s
Also get a sneak preview of Moerlein’s new Bay of Bengal Double IPA at the show.

This Week in Beer: Nov. 24 – 30, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.
NOTE: With Thanksgiving Eve being the busiest night of the year from most better beer locations, this is especially true this week.

Monday, Nov. 24th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Nov. 24th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Nov. 24th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Nov. 24th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Nov. 24th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Nov. 24th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Nov. 25th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Nov. 25th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Nov. 25th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Nov. 25th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Nov. 26th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Nov. 26th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s MadTree.

Wednesday, Nov. 26th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Nov. 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
“Meet our brewer Gerry as he conducts brew house tours and discusses all things beer.”

Wednesday, Nov. 26th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Nov. 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Patriot Pin Up Cincinnati at Old Firehouse Brewery
“Meet the women who volunteer their efforts to the true heroes of our country, our veterans. Their mission is to ensure that all veterans and service members know their story will be heard, their sacrifice remembered, their memory honored, and their service appreciated. On Wednesday, November 26, Old Firehouse Brewery will make a donation of $1,100+ to Patriot Pin Up Cincinnati.” “10% of sales [during this event] from OFB Pin-Up Girl blonde ale will also be donated to Patriot Pin Up Cincinnati!”

Wednesday, Nov. 26th at 9:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Christmasbier.

Wednesday, Nov. 26th at 9:00 pm – Ohio Knife Moerlein Beer Release at the Woodward Theater
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 27th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, Nov. 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Nov. 28th at 10:00 am – Chickow! Variant Pre-Sale and Black Friday Bottle Sale at Listermann/Triple Digit
Coconut Chickow! and Cinnamon Roll Chickow! are being released with a limit of 4 bottles of each beer (subject to change) priced at $12.99 will be available while supplies last.

Friday, Nov. 28th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, Nov. 28th at 6:00 pm – Black Friday Beer and Art Show at Christian Moerlein Brewing
This looks really interesting. Love the combination of beer and art! Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Nov. 28th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Nov. 29th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Nov. 29th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, Nov. 30th – Belhaven Keep the Pint Night at Nicholson’s

Sunday, Nov. 30th from 8:00 am-2:00 pm – Beer, Art, and Breweriana Blow Out at Christian Moerlein Brewing
A continuation of Friday’s event with the addition of breweriana. As usual, check out their Facebook event page for more particulars on this event.

Sunday, Nov. 30th at 11:00 am – Southern Brewers Brunch at Fifty West
A three course beer brunch with SweetWater and The Eagle. Cost is $25 per person. These brunches always sell out. Go to http://fiftywestbrew.com/southernbrunch/ now to purchase your tickets.

Sunday, Nov. 30th from 2:00-8:00 pm – “Giving For Lauren” Fundraiser at Firehouse Grill
See our post for more information.

This Week in Beer: Nov. 17 – 23, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Nov. 17th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Nov. 17th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Nov. 17th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Nov. 17th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Nov. 17th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Red Hop Mess Launch at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
They will also be tapping Three Floyds Zombie Dust.

Monday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Moerlein Stinger, a Honey Almond Ale.

Monday, Nov. 17th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – MadTree/Jackie O’s Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers includes Mystic Mama, Razz Wheat, Chomo Lung Ma, Firefly, Barking Pumpkin, Barrel-aged Barking Pumpkin, Hocking Tripel, Berliner Weisse, Lift, Psychopathy, PumpCan, Thundersnow, Black Forest, Pilgrim, Espresso Self and Barrel-aged Axis Mundi.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Christian Moerlein.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Great Lakes.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 4:00 pm – West Sixth Christmas Ale Release at The Party Source & Ei8ht Ball
This was one of our favorite beers last year. Stop by to get a six pack of West Sixth Christmas Ale and you can meet the folks from West Sixth. You can also grab a glass at the Ei8ht Ball tap room. This is likely the only 1/6 barrel of this beer that they will have. First 30 people will keep the glass.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 6:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beers include includes: Helles, Imperial Pumpkin, Pomegranate Lambic, Hop Bomber, Lil’ Sipa and Roebling Porter. Register by emailing PrivateDining@MoerleinLH.com. Cost is $55 per person (includes tax + gratuity).

Thursday, Nov. 20th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Nov. 20th from 3:00 pm to close – Eric Sierra Family Benefit at the Brass Tap
From Facebook:

The Brass Tap is hosting a very important event to raise funds for CPD Officer Eric Sierra’s family. Eric was an amazing father, dedicated officer and a generous friend. Please join us to celebrate his life. For every one of our 10 select beers and 2 food items ordered we will donate $1 to Eric’s family fund. This fundraiser will take place from 3pm-2am so any time you have available to stop by will be sincerely appreciated!

Thursday, Nov. 20th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Nov. 20th – West Sixth Christmas Ale Release at The Lackman

Thursday, Nov. 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 – Oskar Blues Old Chub Nitro, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Hyde Park – Stone Arrogant Bastard.

Friday, Nov. 21st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Nov. 21st at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, Nov. 21st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Nov. 22nd – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 22nd at 7:00pm – Ei8ht Ball Blackout Ball / 1st Anniversary Party
This event is sold out.