This Week in Beer: Oct. 24 – 30, 2016

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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: July 4 – 10, 2016

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Happy 4th of July!
Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 7th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Truth, Juicy Truth, Double Dry Hopped Juicy Truth, Coffee Uncle, #006 Experimental DIPA, Yellow Submarine, Cougar, Hustle, Zen, Fiction, Trips and Peach Dodo.

Thursday, July 7th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
Six samples and Jet’s Pizza. This week, it’s Revolution Brewing.

Thursday, July 7th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Beer Olympics and Braxton Tap Takeover at Holler Hops & Grill
Wing Eating, Tray Carry, Trivia, Frozen T-shirt and Bar Mug Slide.

Thursday, July 7th 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, July 7th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Bell’s including Oberon, Two-Hearted, Poolside and Hopsolution
Burger: Mexican
Music: Chris Cusentino

Thursday, July 7th at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, July 7th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
Hosted by the Kenton County Pubic Library, this month’s book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Friday, July 8th-Sunday, July 10th – Bacon, Bourbon and Brew at Newport on the Levee’s Festival Park
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Saturday, July 9th at 4:00 pm-Midnight – Fifty West Punch Out Beer Festival and Boxing Event
From Facebook: “Eight Cincinnati breweries will square off in one-on-one amateur boxing matches in a professional ring under the big lights at the Fifty West Brewing Company Pro Works Facility located at 7605 Wooster Pike on July 9th, 2016.
In addition to 5 matches featuring 10 fighters from 8 local breweries, attendants can also expect a fun-filled beer festival with more than 50 local brews on tap from all your favorite Cincinnati-based breweries and the release of our now infamous Punch You in the EyePA in 4-packs of 12oz bottles!”

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This Week in Beer: Jan 25 – 31, 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, Jan. 25th-Saturday, Jan. 30th – Chouffe Week at Taste of Belgium Clifton
Featuring La Chouffe, Mcchouffe, and Houblon Chouffe all on draft (while supplies last). They will be also giving away Achouffe Brewery merchandise.

Monday, Jan. 25th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Peppermint Stout, Grendel Mead, Under My Plum and Quaffanator. In addition, they are releasing bottles of Quaff Bros. Space Taxi Barrel #21 and Under My Plum.

Monday, Jan. 25th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Appetizer Pairing at Holler Hops & Grill
First course: Rhinegeist semi-dry cider paired with an endive salad with fresh apples, walnuts, and a balsamic reduction; Second course: Spud with a tostada with a lime pico de gallo and a mango cream; Third course: Pure Fury paired with a bay scallop with a cilantro and chili lemon butter; Fourth course: Panther paired with a coffee rubbed steak on a bed of mixed greens. Reservations are required. Call Randi at 859-992-0673 or email dunny1101@me.com

Wednesday, Jan. 27th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Kona Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Koko Brown (draft), Castaway IPA, Fire Rock Pale Ale, Longboard Lager and Pipeline Porter. There will be Hawaiian pizza bites and wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt to possibly win a prize.

Wednesday, Jan. 27th at 7:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Dinner at Bistro Grace
1st Course: Doom Pedal Belgian Wit with Grilled salad with oyster and a dried apricot vinaigrette; 2nd Course:One Way Street Columbus IPA with Hop Smoked Whitefish and Hash; 3rd Course: Going Plaid Scotch Ale with Venison Hot Brown with Pork Belly Gravy and a Poached Egg; Finale: Buckle Down Brown Ale with Bread Pudding with Brown Ale Caramel Glaze. Cost is $50. Reservations are available now via OpenTable.

Thursday, Jan. 28th 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. 28th at 7:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Dortmunder Gold and Blackout Stout.

Friday, Jan. 29th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Victory Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Jan. 29th at 5:00 pm – Fat Tire & Citradelic Kickoff Party & Pint Night at Keystone Hyde Park
Take home a pint glass with your purchase of Citradelic Tangerine IPA while supplies last. Take $2 off from 3-6 PM for Happy Hour.

Friday, Jan. 29th at 5:30 pm – January Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, Jan. 30th from 10:00 am-11:00 pm – Cranium Bottle Release at Triple Digit (Listermann) Brewing

Saturday, Jan. 30th from 12:00 pm-2:00 am – MadTree Winter Bonanza 2016
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, Jan. 30th at 6:30 pm – Beefsteak Club Dinner
Tickets are $55.00 for this annual fundraiser and all proceeds go to keeping Bockfest and the Bockfest Parade free. Tickets available on the OTR Brewery District website.

Sunday, Jan. 31st at 10:00 am – Hopslam Brunch at Keystone Clifton and Hyde Park
In addition to Hopslam, they will have Bell’s Roundhouse IRA, Winter White Ale, Amber Ale, and Two-Hearted on draft at Clifton and Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale and Bell’s Two-Hearted on draft at Hyde Park. Brunch will be served from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 11 – 17, 2016

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Monday, Month Day at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dark Horse Plead the 5th & Double Crooked Tree. The cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Ink At Zip’s
They will also be pouring Cougar, Mosaic and Semi Dry Cider.

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Pouring Rivertown’s Liquid Ingenuity Special release: Great Miami Hop Project Episode 1 as well as Winter Ale on tap and bottle pours of Lil Sipa, Death, and Jenneke.

Thursday, Jan. 14th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers include T-Bird Hop Harvest Ale, Altered Pale Ale and Shiver Chai Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 14th 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 – Moerlein OTR, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring West Sixth IPA and Cocoa Porter. Keep the glass.

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This Week in Beer: April 13 – 19, 2015

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. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, April 13th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 13th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, there are two: Moody Tongue Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter and Sliced Nectarine IPA.

Monday, April 13th – April Beer of the Month at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Slow Mow Pilsner and a dollar from every Beer of the Month sold along with 100% of the proceeds from the ceremonial keg will be donated to the Flying Pig Marathon.

Monday, April 13th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 14th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 14th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 14th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 14th at 5:00 pm – Pass the Boot at the Brass Tap U Square
A portion of every pint of Old Firehouse will go be donated to fallen Cincinnati hero Daryl E. Gordon’s memorial fund. There will also be giveaways and other drink specials.

Tuesday, April 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – Alesmith Tap Takeover at Halfcut

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, April 15th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 15th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 15th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Southern Tier Brewery.

Wednesday, April 15th – Wednesday Night Flights at the Growler House
This week, it’s West Sixth.

Wednesday, April 15th at 5:00 pm – Dogfish Head Record Store Day at The Lackman
Beers include Burton Baton, Noble Rot, Aprihop, 90 Min IPA and Chateau Jiahu.

Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 15th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Firkin Night at Rock Botton
It’s a vanilla brown ale.

Thursday, April 16th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 16th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 16th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, April 16th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Rhinegeist Zen, Glendale – Smuttynose IPA and Hyde Park – 5 Rabbit 5 Lizard.

Friday, April 17th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, April 17th at 4:00 pm – ArtsWave “Toast to the Arts” Pint Night at Halfcut
From 4pm-10pm, $1 from any draft beer ordered will be donated to ArtsWave.

Friday, April 17th 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, April 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 18th – Happy First Anniversary, Halfcut!

Saturday, April 18th from 12:00pm-2:00am – Holler Hops & Grill’s Third Birthday Party
Tap takeovers by MadTree, SweetWater and West Sixth. More information on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, April 18th 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: Feb. 23 – Mar. 1, 2015

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. Check out our new Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, Feb. 23rd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Feb. 23rd – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Feb. 23rd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Feb. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Postponed from last Monday – “How it will work… Showing up before 4pm does not guarantee anyone a pour of Cantillon Classic Gueuze. A line will start at Danny Gold’s desk at 4pm just outside of the tap room, and tickets will be handed out. This keg is 20 liters, and we are only handing out 80 tickets. We will be using special glassware for this beer (6oz Tulip). A smaller glass will help us insure more of this beer to more fans of Cantillon. The cost will be $7. After we hand out the first 40 tickets, those 40 will start a line 1-20 on the right side of the bar, and 21-40 on the left side of the bar. After the first 40 patrons are served, we move into the next round of 40. There is a strict limit of one glass per person. If less than 80 customers show up for a glass of Cantillon, the Ei8ht Ball team reserves the right to make a decision on if a second glass per customer will be offered.”

Monday, Feb. 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Craft Your Own Mix at Firehouse Grill
Postponed from last Monday – Samuel Adams Stout on Nitro to mix with your favorite craft beer. Angry Orchard also goes well with this stout if you like snakebites.

Monday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
Postponed from last Monday – Tapping a cask conditioned, heavy hopped version of Warped Wing’s Hop Smuggler. Artist: Tom Post

Monday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Rogue Beer Tasting & Dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House Tri-County Mall
Eight beers (six from Rogue and two from BJ’s), four courses for $30 for prepaid reservations, $35 day of event. Reserve online at their web site. This same dinner will be held at the Florence location on Monday, March 2nd.

Monday, Feb. 23rd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Feb. 24th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Feb. 24th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Feb. 24th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Feb. 24th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Feb. 24th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s
This week, it’s MadTree at their Lakeside Park location and Rhinegeist at their Florence location.

Tuesday, Feb. 24th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Feb. 24th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Feb. 24th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Rivertown/Upland Tap Takeover at HalfCut

Wednesday, Feb. 25th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Feb. 25th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, Feb. 25th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s their Belgian Fest.

Wednesday, Feb. 25th from 5:30-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Feb. 25th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer (Old Firehouse) at Firehouse Grill
Postponed from last Saturday.

Wednesday, Feb. 25th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Doppelbock AND, as of last week, smoking is prohibited indoors at Hofbräuhaus Newport. It’s allowed in their beer garden now.

Thursday, Feb. 26th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Feb. 26th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Feb. 26th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Feb. 26th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Fight or Flight at Firehouse Grill
Postponed from last Saturday – “We will have the Rock’em Sock’em game on the bar for everyone to enjoy! Come and show your skills with the game and try a flight of their 3 most popular beers!”

Thursday, Feb. 26th from 6:00-10:00 pm – New Belgium Lips of Faith Tap Takeover at HalfCut

Thursday, Feb. 26th 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 Bourbon Barrel IPA, Glendale – Listermann NutCase and Hyde Park – Revolution A Little Crazy.

Thursday, Feb. 26th at 6:30 pm – I Survived DEATH 2015 at Holler Hops & Grill
Rescheduled from 2/16 — An unique eating competition – 10 wings drenched in Holler’s death sauce and a glass of Rivertown Death. All participants will receive a t-shirt and the first person to finish will win a private tour at Rivertown.

Friday, Feb. 27th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Feb. 27th at 5:30 pm – Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour at Milton’s The Prospect Hill Tavern
One of our favorite pre-Bockfest events. From the Facebook event page:
“In 2008, Bockfest was almost entirely shut down by the largest snowfall in 20 years. A motley band of hardcore Bockfest fans took to the streets to parade through the snow, and hunkered down at Bockfest Hall to enjoy their delicious Bock beer. Unfortunately, everyone else was not so lucky and couldn’t make it to Over-the-Rhine. In 2009, we felt a little retaliation was in order. A snowman effigy was acquired, and set alight at Grammer’s amid much celebration. The gods were thus put on notice, and provided us with a beautiful Bockfest™ weekend. With similar results in 2010 after burning another snowman at Milton’s, a tradition was born. We cannot conclusively guarantee that we have acquired the power to control the weather in Cincinnati, but it has worked for the past three years. In 2012, in fact, we attribute this ritual to why a tornado that was supposed to hit downtown Cincinnati was substituted with clearing skies in time for the parade. As importantly, burning a snowman is a lot more fun than watching a groundhog stick its head out of a hole. Join us as we make our ritual sacrifice for 2015. Watch as we burn this year’s victim at the stake at 8PM and toast to a beautiful Bockfest weekend.”

Friday, Feb. 27th 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, Feb. 27th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Feb. 28th at 9:00 am – White Death by Chickow! Release at Triple Digit/Listermann Brewing

Saturday, Feb. 28th-Sunday, March 1st – Moerlein Lager House Weekend at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
From their Facebook event page, “Moerlein Lager House will give away 500 tickets each day for free admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. The Moerlein Lager House is a supporter of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and sponsors the Fan Cave on the Museum’s second floor. Fans pick up the ticket from the Hall of Fame on each day beginning at 10 a.m. Also on this weekend, the Moerlein Lager House will offer a FREE pint glass for each purchase of a beer or soda. The collectible pint glass features the logo of the Moerlein Lager House and the Reds Hall of Fame.” Each day from “2-3 pm, Brewers from the Moerlein Lager House will tap a special keg of Handlebar Stout at Moerlein Lager House with tasting samples available.”

Saturday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Bock Keg Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens

Saturday, Feb. 28th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 28th at 6:00pm – Eleven/162 Anniversary Party & Bottle Release at the Christian Moerlein Malt House
From the Facebook event page: “The annual celebration will be centered on the release of the brewery’s first ever 22-ounce “bomber” style bottle of a limited-release beer name Eleven/162. Eleven/162 is a smooth, malt-driven Scottish Wee Heavy Ale, meticulously aged for three months in Smooth Ambler Bourbon Barrels.” Limited quantities of wax-dipped, hand-numbered bottles of Eleven/162 will be released for purchase at 6:00 pm. Eleven/162 will be on tap alongside the last keg from last year’s anniversary limited release, Ten/161. There are also plans for numerous specialty infused kegs and casks to be on tap throughout the evening.

Saturday, Feb. 28th at 7:00 pm – Know Your Brewer’s Name! Beer Week with Blue Caboose at Listermann Brewing
Postponed from last Saturday – More information available on their Facebook event page.

Sunday, March 1st at 12:00 noon – Bock Glass Get Down at Christian Moerlein Malt House
More information available at their Facebook event page.

Sunday, March 1st from 2:00-8:00 pm – Bell’s Hop Slam event at HalfCut

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

See Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

FEATURED EVENT – Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Hoperatives Trivia at Christian Moerlein Malt House
We know you like beer, but do you like team trivia? Want to try a special beer themed team trivia competition? Join us at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House for Hoperatives Beer Trivia as well as a special keg tapping of a super hopped specialty release. Beer trivia starts promptly at 5:30 pm and will wrap up in time for the regular trivia at 8:00 pm. Come join us and win some prizes!

Thursday, February 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm – CANdemonium at the Growler House
Featuring cans from MadTree, Jackie O’s, Revolution and Sixpoint. Each can is $3.50.

Thursday, February 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Texas/Oklahoma Spotlight Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Featuring beers from Southern Star Brewing Company of Texas (Bombshell Blonde and Buried Hatchet Stout) plus Prairie Artisan Ales of Oklahoma (Prairie Standard and Funky Gold Amarillo). Samples are 25 cents each.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Kentucky Rye Barrel IPA Release Party at Firehouse Grill

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Chocolate and Beer Pairings at Igby’s
Deschutes Brewery ans Mavericks Chocolate Co. Beers on draft include Black Butte XXVI, The Abyss, Red Chair NWPA (Nitro) and Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Wings and Beer Pairing at Listermann Brewing
Two wings, tossed in four different sauces and paired with a different beer. Total of eight wings in four different sauces plus four samples of beer for $15. All ages allowed to attend, but only 21 and up can drink.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Old Firehouse Brewery Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale
Pints are $3.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Mt Carmel Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Pints are $3. Includes their Maple Dopplebock.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – From the Lab #003 Brett Saison Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree/Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers from MadTree include Vernal Beckoning, Funke Blue, Mo’Coe, Barrel Aged Gnarly Brown, Sprye and PsycHOPathy. Rhinegeist beers include Mastodon, Pandamonium, Alice, Powder and Truth.

Thursday, February 19th at 6:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beer Reception; First Course – Tarnished Golden Ale ABV paired with scallops, Mediterranean beet salad, peach salsa, tangerine lace; Second Course – Reintarnation Golden Ale paired with pate faux gras, fennel gelee, sour onion relish; Third Course – Red Drink Imperial Red Ale paired with petite BBQ, smoked cornish hen, baby kale, baby corn, couscous, macaroni and cheese; Fourth Course – 4Some Belgian Quad paired with cold smoked buffalo tenderloin, sweet potato risotto cake, pomegranate sauce, 4Some jelly, heirloom spinach; Dessert – Home Alone Milk Stout paired with hazelnut mousse, chocolate cup, almond milk chocolate sauce.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Three Floyd Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Lucky Dog Grille
Beers on draft include Zombie Dust, Gumball Head and Backmasking.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Blank Slate and Oskar Blues Cincy 3 Way Porter Tapping at Fogartys Irish Pub

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers include Lift, Black Tart, Psychopath and Rubus Cacao. They will also giving away glassware.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Rhinegeist Truth Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Grill Glendale

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00 pm-2:00 am – Rhinegeist Waimea Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Grill Hyde Park

Thursday, February 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday: Blending in the Night at Brentwood Spirits and Wine
Beers available for blending are Listermann Nutcase, Triple Digit Chickow!, Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown, MadTree Happy Amber and MadTree Gnarly Brown. Cincinnati Beer Week BlackTart will also be available.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:30-10:00 pm – Taste the Planets with Bell’s and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Bell’s Brewery present Taste the Planets surrounding the performances of Gustav Holst’s The Planets on February 19 & 21-22. Join Bell’s Inspired Brewing representatives in tasting Jupiter, Venus and Mercury beers from Bell’s Brewery limited edition series The Planets will be for sale at Music Hall concession stands for concert ticketholders while supplies last. Only on Thursday evening concert ticketholders enjoy a complimentary light buffet in the Music Hall ballroom starting at 6:15pm. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 7:30pm with conductor Peter Oundjian featuring Khachaturian’s Waltz from Masquerade Suite and Piano Concerto with acclaimed soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Cincinnati Observatory will have telescope demonstrations in front of Music Hall after the concert, weather permitting.”

Thursday, Feb. 19th at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/19 – Tapping two Jackie O’s beers – Dark Apparition Stout and Waka Waka Waka Double IPA. Artist: Tommy Sheehan creating a print for Dark Apparition

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-8:00 pm – Hops 101 at the Brass Tap
“Become a Hop Expert. Okay, so that beer is “hoppy” – but, what hop is it and what are you smelling and tasting? Danny (BeerMumbo.com) and Mike (BrewProf.com) will lead you through an exercise to isolate five different specific hops so you can learn about the differences between hop varieties. Each single hop sample will be paired with a commercial example of a beer that features that hop. In just an hour, you will become a hop expert!” The cost is $30 per person. Go to https://brasstap.webconnex.com/hopclass to make your reservations (required). Use coupon code BRASSTAP to get $5 off.

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Blank Slate Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
Four Blank Slate beers (including one that may be new) and a three course meal. Menu is beer battered crudites with kimchi tarter sauce paired with Blank Slate Kolsch; “Beer” Mac n Cheese made with Pat’s RIP n Kolsch and paired with Fork in The Road; Blank Slate’s “Fume” braised beef, root vegetables, and horseradish mashed yukons with Movin’ On; and “Opera Cream” Bonbonerie coffee milk stout Creme brulee with Opera Cream Stout. Call 613-861-2484 as reservations are required.

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-8:00 pm – MadTree Tasting and Tap Takeover at the Crazy Fox Saloon
Postponed from Monday – Cincinnati Beer Week Collaborative Beer, PsyHOPathy, Lemon Basil and Unhappy Amber on tap as well as Sprye & Happy Amber in cans

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer Cocktails with Moerlein at Goodfellas Pizzeria – OTR

Thursday, Feb. 19th at 9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Keep the Glass/Pint Night at Mt. Lookout Tavern
Other Rhinegeist gear available as well.

Thursday, Feb. 19th from 9:00-11:30 pm – Trivia Night with Warped Wing at Incline Public House
Trivia plus Warped Wing’s Ermal and Hop Smuggler.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

See Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18th – Custom Crafted Flights at Incline Public House
Custom craft your flight and choose any four tasting sized beers for just $8.

Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00 pm – West Sixth Tap Takeover at Dutch’s
Beers will include West Sixth IPA, Amber, Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter, Belgian Blonde, Heller Heaven Double IPA, Burley Barleywine, Saison Bellaire and Barrel-Aged Cocoa Porter.

Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Southern Tier Brewery Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Beers will include Live and 2XIPA. Samples are 25 cents each.

Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00-10:00 pm – Schelde and Son of a Birch Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
Schelde is a Belgian Pale Ale and Son of a Birch is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale infused with birch bark chips.

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Mad, Fat and Fresh at Zip’s Café
Beers from Fat Head’s (Head Hunter, Barrel Aged Battle Axe, Hop Juju and Zeus Juice) and MadTree (PsycHOPathy, Sprye, Rubus Cacoa and Black Tart).

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Heavy Seas Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
$3.00 pints of Moerlein and $2.00 Hudy drafts

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Brewers Flight Night featuring Moerlein at the Growler House
$10 flights, $4 glass pours and $10 growler fills. They will also be tapping a special Christian Moerlein/Growler House collaboration cask.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Trappist Ale Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vine
Beers include Orval Trappist Ale, Westmalle Trappist Ale Dubbel, Chimay Peres Trappistes Ale Tripel (on draft) and Trappistes Rochefort Belgian Ale #10. Cost is $15.00 per person.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Beers include Barrel Aged 72 Imperial, Barleywine, Nitro Vanilla Porter, Agave Wheat and Avalanche.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Tapping & Food Pairing at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Tapping Hop Henge Experimental IPA & Red Chair on Nitro.

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Fifty West Meet Up at Firehouse Grill

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Listermann/Triple Digit Beer Dinner And Beer Class at Lucky Dog Grille
Join Listermann/Triple Digit assistant brewer Josh Elliott as Lucky Dog pours Planetary Eclipse, Lateral, Cranium and a variation of Chickow! to be determined. Pairing: First Course – Smoked wings, Second Course – Smoked Brisket with Baked Beans, Third Course – Layered Crepe Cake w/ beer infused sweet pastry cream. Call 513-204-5825 for reservations.

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Bad Tom Smith Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill
Featuring Bad Tom’s Russian Imperial Stout and Old Abe. They will be giving away glassware.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 pm – Crosstown Showdown Round Two with Listermann at Fifty West
For this five course beer and food pairing, arrival time is at 6:30 pm with dinner starting at 7:00 pm and going until 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/18 – Fifty West tap takeover with 6 different brews and brewers in attendance to individually walk people through each of their beers. – Artist: James Billiter creating a print for Coast to Coast IPA

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
Three course meal with Madtree Funke Blue, Rubus Cacao and Sprye. A special MadTree beer will get the dinner started.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-10:30 pm – Colorado Face Off: New Belguim versus Blue Moon at Bogart’s
Five selections on tap from each New Belguim and Blue Moon, including limited/rare brews and some are exclusive to this event.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:00 pm – A Connoisseur Night At Molly Malone’s Covington
Twenty beers to taste. Ten of them paired with a unique food item. Beers from Alltech, Upland, Rivertown, Blank Slate, West Sixth, Deschutes, Brooklyn, MadTree, Rhinegeist and Ei8ht Ball. Cost is $30 per person. Email Josh at Josh@mollymalonesirishpub.com or call 859-491-6659.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover At Goodfellas Pizzeria – OTR
Beers include Two Hearted, Oatmeal Stout, Smitten and Hopslam.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:30 pm – Cross Town Hop Out At Jtaps
Blank Slate/Oskar Blues tap take over including their collaboration Cincy 3-Way Porter Also tapping Blank Slate Bonbonerie cream stout, Fork in the Road plus Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale and Old Chub.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-10:00 pm – Deschutes Obsidian Stout Nitro Tapping At Fogarty’s Irish Pub

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-11:00 pm – Meet The Brewers With OTR Improv At Christian Moerlein Malt House
“Meet the Christian Moerlein Brewing team and taste 3 different infusions of the same base beer. Each brewer put their own spin on the beer and aged it to perfection. The tasting will be lead by The OTRImprov group where they will be acting out and guessing each infusion based on the brewer’s description of the beer.”

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-11:00 pm – Founding Fathers of Craft Beer At The Crow’s Nest Irish Pub
Sampling beers from the Five “Founding Fathers” – Red Hook, Widmer, Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam and Sam Adams.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events/Closings for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

See Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.

PLEASE NOTE: The following better beer locations have announced that they are closed today:
All three Flipdaddy’s locations, Mellow Mushroom – Wilder, KY, Incline Public House, Virgils

Closing early:
Ei8ht Ball Brewing – last call at 4:30 pm; Cock & Bull Mainstrasse Village – closing at 4:00 pm; Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (Anderson) – closing at 5:00 pm, Zip Café – closing at 4:00 pm

OPEN: Holler Hops & Grill, Neon’s Unplugged, Hebron Brew Haus, Arnold’s – “The bar is open and we have live music tonight. The kitchen is however closed and the Warped Wing Tapping is canceled until next week”, KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Monday, February 16th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm – Triple Digit Coffee Chickow! Tapping at Listermann Brewing
Available for pints or samples only.

Monday, February 16th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm – Rivertown Keep the Glass at Cock & Bull Glendale Village
Buy a pint of Rivertown Dunkel and keep the glass.

Monday, February 16th starting at 11:00 am – Celebrate Unique Cincinnati Brews at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
15 local brews featured on draft include: MadTree PsycHOPathy, MadTree Axis Mundi, MadTree Born to Be Mild, Rhinegeist Truth, Rhinegeist Steve, Rhinegeist Cougar, Rhinegeist Knucklehead, Blank Slate Movin’ On, MadTree/Listermann Madmann Cranberry Gose, Mt. Carmel Amber, Mt. Carmel Winter, Bad Tom Brother Clement, Fifty West Dipstick, Fifty West Jalopy Nose and Rivertown Lil Sipa. Plus half price wings from 5:00-10:00 pm.

Monday, February 16th from 4:00 to 11:00 pm – Peanut Butter Chickow! Tapping at Incline Public House
Rescheduled for tomorrow night (Tuesday, Feb. 17th).

Monday, February 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – #RareKegMonday featuring Cantillon at Ei8ht Ball
Postponed until next Monday, February 23rd

Monday, February 16th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm – New Belgium One Year Anniversary Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
New Belgium pints for $3.

Monday, February 16th from 5:00 to 11:00 pm – Ten Fidy Vertical at The Lackman
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy ’12, ’13 & ’14 as well as Blank Slate/Oskar Blues 3 Way Porter plus Blank Slate Bonbonerie Opera Cream Stout.

Monday, February 16th from 5:00 to 11:55 pm – Return of the Randall at Brass Tap
Thai-PA — A yet-to-be-named IPA run through a Randall full of Thai ingredients (Thai basil, ginger, peppers, etc.)

Monday, February 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Craft Your Own Mix at Firehouse Grill
Postponed until next Monday, February 23rd

Monday, February 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner And Beer Class at Lucky Dog Grille
Join MadTree co-owner Brady Duncan as Lucky Dog pours Sprye, Rubus Cacao, Barrel Aged Olde Battering Ram, Gnarly Brown. Pairing: First Course – Gnarly Brown and Bourbon Meat Balls, Second Course – Pulled Pork Sandwich with Coleslaw, Third Course- Bread Pudding with Rubus Cacao Caramel Sauce. Call 513-204-5825 for reservations.

Monday, February 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Rubus Cacao with MadTree at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Rubus Cacao, along with Spyre, Happy Amber, Psychopathy, Gnarly Brown & Lift.

Monday, February 16th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm – I Survived DEATH 2015 at Holler Hops & Grill
Rescheduled for Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 pm.

Monday, February 16th at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
Postponed until next Monday, February 23rd

Monday, February 16th at 7:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover & Video Shoot at Bogart’s
This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Monday, February 16th from 7:00-8:00 pm – MadTree Tasting and Tap Takeover at the Crazy Fox Saloon
Postponed until Thursday, February 19th

Monday, February 16th from 8:00-11:55 pm – Pint Night and Live Band Karaoke Contest at Bourbon and Broad
Featuring Alltech’s KY Bourbon Barrel Ale and Ei8ht Ball Brewing. Winner of the live band karaoke contest gets 10% of day’s proceeds donated to the charity of their choice.

Monday, February 16th from 8:00-10:00 pm – Tapping MadTree Mo’Coe at Fogarty’s Irish Pub
They will also have MadTree Spyre, Happy Amber, Psychopathy, Gnarly Brown and Lift.

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Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

See Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15th at 10:00 am – 2nd Annual Mt. Carmel Kegs n Eggs at BrewRiver GastroPub
They will be tapping Maple Doppelbock as well as Mt. Carmel’s Coffee Brown. Will also be giveaways and their New Orleans inspired Sunday Brunch menu will be available.

Sunday, February 15th at 10:00 am – Brunch with Boulevard at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Featuring Tank 7 and 80 Acre.

Sunday, February 15th at 11:30 am – Beer & Babes Brunch Buffet and Brew Day at Fifty West
From the event organizer – “Babes & Beers is a social networking group for women that uses the love of craft beer to tie us all together. Come out, have some brunch, make some new friends, and take part in a truly original small batch experience.” We hear that the small batch beer may be a honey-lavender pale ale. Email becca@fiftywest brew.com to make your reservations.

Sunday, February 15th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm – Moerlein Double Stout Keep the Glass at Cock & Bull Glendale Village

Sunday, February 15th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm – Green Flash & Weyerbacher Throwndown Pint Day at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
Pints are $3.

Sunday, February 15th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Beer “Sunday School” at Millennium Hotel
“Come join Matt from Christian Moerlein and Brent from Great Lakes brewing in the Bistro on Elm for some tasty beer schooling.”

Sunday, February 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Holler Hops & Grill
Also a meet and greet with featured artist/photographer Lynn Ayers.

Sunday, February 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Old Firehouse Brewing Tapping at BrewRiver GastroPub
Meet the brewer/owners of Old Firehouse and try four of their brews: Code 3 Red Ale, Hoser Gose, Flash Point IPA, and Probie Porter.

Sunday, February 15th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer (MadTree) at Firehouse Grill

Sunday, February 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm – How to Host a Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Learn how to host a beer dinner with Chef Lee Moeller of Moerlein Lager House. Topics include pairing, cooking and presenting. Cost is $25 per person. Contact Jeff Geckle at jgeckle@moerleinlh.com for reservations.

Cincinnati Beer Week 2015