Izzy’s and Urban Artifact Pickle Brew Release Party

From Facebook:

Join us on Friday, July 14 from 4-8pm as we celebrate the release of the new collaboration between Izzy’s and Urban Artifact – Pickle!

This summer, fans of Cincinnati’s iconic deli, Izzy’s, will have the opportunity to enjoy Izzy’s famous pickles in a whole new way – as a beer, as Izzy’s partners with craft brewery, Urban Artifact to launch Pickle.

Based on a German-style wheat beer with a sour finish, Urban Artifact’s Pickle is a traditional German Gose (pronounced “Goes-uh”) brewed with 1,000lbs of cucumbers, 2lbs of fresh dill, 9lbs of sea salt, and 1.25lbs of coriander per 30 BBL batch. The end result is a taste experience similar to that of biting into a fresh dill pickle.

“Our brewing philosophy is to use only the best ingredients in our beers such as whole fruits, spices and vegetables; no flavorings or extracts,” said Scotty Hunter, Chief of Strategic Development for Urban Artifact. “Izzy’s has the same mentality with everything they create and they’ve been a great partner to work with. Plus, there is no better example of this philosophy than an Izzy’s pickle!”

To unveil Pickle to the public, Urban Artifact will host a tapping and can release party on July 14, 2017 from 4-8pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Pickle in both cans and on draft, with six-packs available for purchase. Adding to the festivities, guests will enjoy complimentary “Izzy-tizers” from Izzy’s and will have the chance to walk away with fun Pickle swag.

“In addition to Reubens and potato pancakes, one of the things we are most known for at Izzy’s are our pickles,” said John Geisen, President of Izzy’s. “It’s been a thrill to work with Urban Artifact to bring the taste of our famous pickles to life as a craft beer.”

In addition to being available through the Urban Artifact taproom, after the launch, Pickle will be distributed in limited quantities at various retailers across the Tri-State as well as at select Izzy’s locations.

Urban Artifact is located in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood at 1660 Blue Rock Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223. For more information, visit www.artifactbeer.com or call (513) 620-4729.

About Izzy’s:
Founded in 1901 by the Kadetz family, Izzy’s was the first Kosher style delicatessen west of the Alleghenies. Consistently named the “Best Deli in Cincinnati”, and known as the home of the “World’s Greatest Reuben,” Izzy’s still serves the classic homemade recipes Izzy Kadetz was handed down from his father dating back to 1901. To learn more, visit www.izzys.com.

About Urban Artifact:
Urban Artifact celebrates “Wild Culture”, both by the beers they artfully craft and the experiences they create in their taproom. Focusing on wild beers, as well as bringing the best in local entertainment to their performance space, Urban Artifact strives to be a destination for the Northside neighborhood and Cincinnati as a whole. Located on Blue Rock Street in the former St. Patrick’s church, Urban Artifact is comprised of partners Scott Hand, Bret Kollmann Baker, and Scott Hunter.

This Week in Beer: May 2 – 8, 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, May 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stillwater On Fleek which is a 13% ABV stout. The cost is $6 for a 10 ounce snifter.

Thursday, May 5th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Dark Horse Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Thursday, May 5th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, May 5th 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, May 5th at 7:00 pm – Cinco de Mayo Mexican Craft Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Victoria, Negra Modelo and Pacifico. Food pairings are Jalapeño Poppers, Izzy’s Mex (Amy’s Way) and Churro Ice Cream Bowl. For reservations, to go www.izzys.com/reservations.php, or email BeerDinner@izzys.com, or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
This month’s book is Bossy Pants by Tina Fey.

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm – Laguinitas Pint Night at Hebron Brew House

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This Week in Beer: April 11 – 17, 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.

Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 pm – Insurrection DIPA Tappening at Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House

Wednesday, April 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Erie Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Soleil Shandy Raspberry Lemon Shandy (draft), Derailed Ale Black Cherry Cream Ale (draft), Railbender Scottish Style Ale, Ol’ Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy and Mad Anthony American Pale Ale.

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Strawberry Blonde, Mr. Delicious IPA, Phat Abbott, Sodibo BA Sour and Mafka Sour.

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane

Thursday, April 14th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beer from Tröegs.

Thursday, April 14th at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Capital Grille
Cost is $100 per person. Call Laura Marsh for reservations at 513-340-5990. First course: Sauteed Mussels, Tomato-Lime Broth, Micro Cilantro paired with MadTree Lift; Second course: Hop-brined Smoked Trout, Fingerling Potatoes , Carrot Green Chimichurri, Hazelnuts paired with PSA Pale Ale; Third course: Spent Grain Tortellini, Braised Lamb Ragout paired with Rounding Third Red IPA; Fourth course: 45-Day Aged Bone In Sirloin, Steak Butter paired with Happy Amber; Fifth course: Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote, Biscotti Streusel paired with Stutze Belgian Blond Ale.

Thursday, April 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 – KY Peach Barrel Wheat, Glendale – Rhinegeist Cougar and Hyde Park – Heavy Seas Cutlass.

UPDATE Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm – Falls City Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Kentucky Common, Hipster Repellant and Pale Ale. Pairings include Loaded Potato Skins, The Izzy Burger with Cheese, and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations: go to http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, or email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm – Boulevard Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Starkbierfest
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, April 15th at 8:00-11:00 pm – BB Riverboats Beer Festival
From Facebook: “Join BB Riverboats as we ‘hop’ up the Spring season with our second Craft Beerfest onboard the Belle of Cincinnati. There will be over 15 craft breweries represented and more than 60 different beers available to sample on this 2 hour evening cruise. Each ticket includes 20 beer samples of your choice. VIP tickets are available which include a private deck space, appetizers, exclusive VIP beer sample options, and early boarding privileges. Local vendors of the Craft Beer industry will be onboard to answer any questions about home brewing, beer can collecting, and even tours about the history of brewing in our area. Join us in April for our biannual tradition. Must be 21.
General Admission $50.00*
VIP Admission $75.00*”

Saturday, April 16th at 12:00-3:00 pm – Strawberry Pig Returns to the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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2016 Izzy’s Beer Pairing Contest

You’ve heard us talk about the very affordable and well done beer dinners that take place at the Izzy’s Fort Wright location. Some of Carla’s BREW 100 students have been checking them out too. We’re guessing many of you will be heading to Izzy’s for one of their award-winning Corned Beef Sandwiches next week for Saint Patrick’s Day. We especially love their reubens – corned beef on rye with sauerkraut and Izzy’s Special Sauce.

Izzy's St. Patrick's Day

You may have already been there for one of their Cod Lenten Specials too. Fish and corned beef really are the go-to foods for this time of year, right? We had so much fun having Hoperatives like you suggest the perfect beer to pair with each of those two foods that we are doing it again. And, once again, the kind folks at Izzy’s have given us a $20 gift card to giveaway to a Hoperatives reader who suggests a great beer to pair with either corned beef or cod. That’s right, you can enter twice.

Izzy's Corned Beef Reuben

Even if you don’t win, you can sign up for email updates and receive coupons and savings sent straight to your inbox at http://izzys.com/emaillist.php and you can get a ‘Luck Buck’ – a $1 off any corned beef sandwich coupon at http://izzys.com/luckbuck.php

Izzy's Codfather

To enter, just post a comment on this post with your beer pairing. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. You can enter twice with one beer pairing for corned beef and then another for cod.

Sharing the link to this contest on Facebook or Twitter will also get you an entry as long as you use the hashtag #IzzysCincy You can also tag Izzy’s on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Deadline is Thursday, March 17th (Saint Patrick’s Day) at 5:00 pm. We can’t wait to see your beer pairings!

— Carla and Tom

*Izzy’s has provided us with the $20 gift card to giveaway as well as a $20 gift card for our own use.

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. 15 – 21, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Feb. 15th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s MadTree The Death of Gnarly Brown featuring several variants including Hot Chocolate Gnarly, Black Currant Gnarly, Barrel-Aged Gnarly and Unhappy Amber.

Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 5:00 pm – Crank Shaft Can Release at Braxton Brewing
Braxton’s IPA will be packaged in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and available in the taproom for $10.50. To celebrate, they’re throwing a party and serving Crank Shaft Cans all night.

Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Hopslam at Zip’s Café
On Tap: Hopslam, Expedition Stout, Two Hearted and Smitten Golden Rye Ale. Glassware, including Hopslam snifters, available with purchase while supplies last.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Warped Wing.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Hopewell’s Milk Stout, Jeremiah Morrow and Cellar Blues. Food pairings are Goetta Balls, The Suzzy (also known as ‘Thanksgiving on a Roll’) and Valentines Sugar Cookies. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, Feb. 20th at 11:00 am – Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Featuring Deeper Roots Coffee and Mt. Carmel Brewing Company Coffee Brown Ale paired with three courses. Cost is $25 per person and you can make reservations by calling 513-681-4222.

Sunday, Feb. 21st at 11:30 am – BrewAsana: Yoga and Beer at Christian Moerlein Malt House
This is a complimentary 60 minute yoga class provided by instructors from Karma Hot Yoga and will be followed with a pint of beer after class. For more information, check out their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/562896667222057/

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 14 – 20, 2015

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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Dec. 14th at 4:00 pm – Flight Night Tap Takeover at Incline Public House
Beers from SweetWater Brewing Company paired with sliders.

Monday, Dec. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Dreadnaught. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 17th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Get Inked at Cork ‘N Bottle
Rhinegeist Ink: Imperial Stout Release in collaboration with artwork by Anthony “Tank” Mansfield. Buy your tickets in advance at their EventBrite link.

Thursday, Dec. 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beers from New Holland.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Vertical Tasting at Wiseguys Lounge (Covington)
An aged 2014 Stout and this year’s 2015 Stout on tap. Cost is $17 includes “a generous tasting pour of each so you can try them side-by-side.”

Thursday, Dec. 17th 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 – West Sixth Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Holiday Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Bell’s Winter White, Sierra Nevada Celebration and Great Lakes Christmas. Pairings include Hanky Pankies, The Izzy’s Combo and Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
Beers include Christkindl, Bay of Bengal, Shiver Chai Porter and Helles Lager on tap.

Friday, Dec. 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 18th at 5:30 pm – Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 9 – 15, 2015

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, Nov. 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin Even More Jesus. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 6:00 pm – Rockmill Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines

Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom
Brewmaster Gerry will guide you through a brewery tour that will include tasters of their most recently tapped beers.

Thursday, Nov. 12th from 4:00-10:00 pm – Pints for Cincy Santas at Halfcut
From their Facebook event page: “West 6th will not only be debuting their Christmas Ale (among other styles), but also asking you to play Santa for the night & help us make a family’s Christmas extra special! Bring in a *NEW* gift for the Greater Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House & take home a West 6th collector pint”

Thursday, Nov. 12th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Barrel-Aged Ink Pre-Release & Meet the Brewer Night at Rhinegeist
From their Facebook event page: “A $50 ticket gets you (2) reserved bottles of the 2015 Silver Medal winning Ink Imperial Stout – before anyone else can get their paws on ’em – (retail value of $18 per bottle), a barrel-aged sampler flight, and a chance to learn more about the barrel-aged series from Brewer Luke Cole! Tickets on sale now: https://goo.gl/6mYnYE

Thursday, Nov. 12th 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 – MadTree Thundersnow, Glendale – Bell’s Porter and Hyde Park – Great Lakes Christmas.

Thursday, Nov. 12th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Blue Point Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Blue Point Hoptial Illusion, Toasted Lager and Winter Ale. Pairings include Chili, The Suzzy and Bundt Cakes. Cost is $25 per person. Make your reservations at http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, or by emailing BeerDinner@izzys.com or calling 859-331-4999.

Saturday, Nov. 14th starting at 11:00 am – TapFest: Home Brew Competition and Festival at Tap & Screw Brewery
“Tapfest on November 14th is the grand finale of the Home Brew Debut, in which all 10 award winning beers will be on tap for you to enjoy, and the prize winners chosen. Our tap room will open at 11am, the winners will be announced at 5pm, the festival continues until closing at 2:30am. Due to anticipated high demand, reservations are necessary, and limited to the first 600 people. The price $15 per person, which includes: 10 four ounce samples of your choice, a commemorative tasting glass, and a ballot to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The grand prize winner will be selected by accredited judges.” Tickets are available at http://www.tapandscrew.com/qsot-event/tapfest/2015-11-14_1100am/

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This Week in Beer: September 7 – 13, 2015

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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s beers from Three Floyds including Alpha King, Gumballhead, Space Station Middle Finger, Moloko Milk Stout, Yum Yum, Backmasking and Behemoth Barleywine.

Tuesday, Sept. 8th starting at 4:00 pm – Brooklyn Tap Attack at Righteous Room
Beers include Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Blast!, Sorachi Ace, Red Sumac Wit and Quardraceratops. Also, all drafts are half off from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 5:00 pm – Inaugural Stein Hoisting Competition at Rock Bottom
Co-hosted with with Cincy Beerfest and LA Fitness, there will be five different heats with prizes for the heat winners and the chamption. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Tieton Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Ciders include Rambling Route, Cherry, Apricot, Dry-hopped, and a seasonal cider.

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Preview Party at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
The order for the tappings for the preview party will be:
6:00 p.m. – Storm Cream Ale and The Specialty Keg
7:00 p.m. – Dead Blow Tropical Stout on Nitro
8:00 p.m. – Crank Shaft IPA
9:00 p.m. – Sparky Hoppy Wheat Ale
10:00 p.m. – Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Selections from Ei8ht Ball, Rhinegeist, MadTree, Moerlien, Braxton, West Sixth and Blank Slate
Burger: All American
Music: Kyle Knapp

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

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 pm – Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, Spaten Oktoberfest Bier and Spaten Optimator. Food pairings are Goetta Beer Cheese, Brat Reuben and German Chocolate Cake. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php or email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 pm – Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Pint Night and Stein Hoisting at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 11th at 4:00 pm – Tröegs Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Sept. 11th and Saturday, Sept. 12th – Cincy Beerfest On Fountain Square
Check out their website for more information. ALL tickets bought in advance of the festival days are considered “VIP” tickets.

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This Week in Beer: August 10-16, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, August 10th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Omnipollo Bourbon Barrel-Aged Agamemnon. Cost is $12 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, August 11th at 4:00 pm – Pumpkin Ale Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, August 11th from 4:00-8:00 pm – West Sixth Tap Takeover at Righteous Room
Half off all drafts included West Sixth Lemongrass American Wheat Ale, Amber Ale, West Sixth IPA and more.

Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm – West Sixth Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
MENU — Beer Reception – West 6th Carolina Rye; First Course – Dead Heat American Pale Wheat paried with Charcuterie of Cured Lamb, Red Dragon Ale Cheddar, King Ludwig Beer Cheese, Strawberry Beer Jelly, Banana Leaf; Second Course – Lemongrass American Wheat paired with Veal Sweetbreads, Lemongrass Buffalo Sauce, Rhubarb Celery Salad, Smoked Kentucky Blue Cheese; Third Course – West 6th IPA paired with Red Chili Corn Crusted Snapper, Lemon Ginger Sweet Potato Mash,Popcorn Sauce, Chipotle Pickled Haricot Verts Salad; Fourth Course – Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter paired with Bitter Chocolate Flank Steak, Miso Bacon Brussels Sprout Slaw, Raspberry BBQ Demi, Porter Jelly; Dessert – Heller Heaven DIPA paired with Caramelized Pineapple, Blood Orange Glaze, Honey Sriracha Peanuts.
Cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm – Blue Point and Goose Island Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Blue Point Toasted Lager (on draft), Blue Point Blueberry ale, Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat, Goose Island Goose IPA and Goose Island The Illinois Imperial IPA.

Thursday, August 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Evil Twin – Even More Jesus, Aun Mas A Jesus, Biscotti Break, Molotov Cocktail and Citra Sunshine Slacker
Burger: Greek
Music: Chris Cusentino

Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Izzy’s
Beers include Trophy, Storm and Dead Blow. Food pairings are Goetta Balls, Pastrami Reuben and Key Lime Pie. For reservations, call Brian Ramey at (859) 331-4999 or go to http://izzys.com/reservations.php

Thursday, August 13th 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 – Dogfish Head Night with Randall, Glendale – Widmer Upheaval and Hyde Park – Revolution Rosa.

Friday, August 14th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Ohio River Foundation Fundraiser at Rivertown Brewing
$1 from every pint sold at the Barrel House will go directly back to Ohio River Foundation. Representatives from ORF will be available to answer questions.

Saturday, August 15th at 12:00 noon – Saber Tooth Tiger Release at Rhinegeist
Draft and limited edition 22 ounce bombers available. Only two bombers per person while supplies last.