Bockfest 2015 Schedule

All of this information came from Bockfest.com. We just combined the information there into one hour-by-hour schedule of the beer related events. Unless otherwise indicated, all Bockfest 2015 events are free and open to the public (no cover). Don’t forget the free Bockfest shuttle is available all weekend (See map).

For the first time, Bockfest 2015 is offering a variety of special packages this year. There is one for the beer lover, the food lover and the history lover plus the Bockfest Experience and the Bockfest Booster Pass. Be sure to check them out at Bockfest.com.

Friday, March 6th

3:00-4:00 pm – 1/2 off all drafts at The Lackman
3:00-6:00 pm – Arnold’s Pre Parade Party
3:00-6:00 pm – Happy Hour at Taqueria Mercado with $5 Bock beer liters and $5 goat soup
4:00-8:00 pm – Happy Hour at The Famous Neons Unplugged
4:00 pm – Specials at Japps – $6 MadTree Bock, $4 Hudy Bock, $7 Wiestenphaner Bock
5:00 pm – Bockfest Hall opens
– Special Bockfest menu with Avril Bleh Bockwurst and tours of the Malt Ovens below the restaurant at Washington Platform
5:00-9:00 pm – Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s
6:00 pm – Bockfest parade steps off from Arnold’s
7:00 pm (approximately) – Bockfest Parade ends.
— The Blessing of the Bock with the St Francis friars & Jake Speed
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Saturday, March 7th

8:30 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
10:00 am – 3rd Annual Bockfest 5K – Go to http://www.flyingpigmarathon.com/beer-series/index.shtml for more information
11:00 am-3:00 pm – #GoatRodeo at Halfcut – Described as “a team-based bar crawl and scavenger hunt designed to celebrate Over-the-Rhine and spread Bockfest cheer.” Be sure to register your team in advance.
11:00 am-5:00 pm – Bockfest Heritage Series at The Woodward Theater
12:00 pm – Afternoon history lunches at Washington Platform (includes a presentation, 3-course lunch, and a tour of the sub-basement malting cellars under Washington Platform-only open to the public during Bockfest for $35 – Buy your tickets in advance through this link.)
1:00-6:00 pm – The Bock Beer Experience: Brewers Summit & Tasting – See our earlier post for more information.
3:00-6:00 pm – Happy Hour at Taqueria Mercado with $5 Bock beer liters and $5 goat soup
6:00 pm – Listermann’s Bourbon Barrel Friar Bacon Smoked Bock tapping at Arnold’s
7:30-9:00 pm – Sausage Queen Competition Finals at Bockfest Hall
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Sunday, March 8th

10:00 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
11:00 am – Annual Cincinnati Bockfest Mass at Old Saint Mary’s Church
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – “The Bockfest Tent Revival” at Arnold’s presented by The Good People Music Festival
12:00–3:00PM – Bockfest Brunch at Washington Platform with the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs.
12:00-2:00 pm – Continental Bockfeast – “A special dinner only available Sunday in Bockfest Hall, including ½ fresh rotisserie roasted Amish chicken from Revolution Rotisserie, sausage sampler from Queen City Sausage, potato-caramelized onion pierogies from Babushka Pierogies, German-American Potato salad and Hot Bacon Sauerkraut Slaw from Grandma Debbie’s, and a Servatii dessert.” Tickets are pre-sale only. Go to Bockfest.com to buy them.
1:30 – 7:00 pm – Continental Sunday, including live music, dancers and performances at Bockfest Hall
7:00 pm – Bockfest Hall Closes

Bockfest 2015

Bockfest Participating Venues
All of these locations have special beers, food and/or events for Bockfest weekend.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Cafe Martin (Garfield Suites) – “Bockfest breakfast, lunch and dinner specials and bock beer all weekend long.”
Christian Moerlein Malthouse Tap Room
Cincy by the Slice -Tapping 6 bock beers
The Drinkery
Goodfellas Pizzeria – “Offering a fully array of bock beer.”
Halfcut – “Multiple bocks on draft”
Japps Since 1879 – “Specials $6 MadTree Bock, $4 Hudy Bock, $7 Wiestenphaner Bock.”
The Lackman – “Wide selection of bocks among one of the city’s best selections of craft brews.”
Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
Lucy Blue Pizza – Bock beer on draft.
Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern – “Bock beers on tap. Surly owner. Friendly regulars. Unpretentious, hipster-free environment. Indoor plumbing. Free bus tours by Claude.”
MOTR Pub
Mr. Pitiful’s – “Plenty of bocks on tap”
The Famous Neons Unplugged
rhinehaus – “Great selection of bock beers on tap”
Tacqueria Mercado
Taste of Belgium
Washington Platform – Special Bockfest menu with Avril Bleh Bockwurst & tours of the Malt Ovens below the restaurant
The Woodward Theater

This Week in Beer: August 11 – 17, 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, August 11th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, August 11th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Two Brothers Bitter End with Citra Hops, Oranges and Lemon.

Monday, August 11th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, August 11th at 5:00 pm – SweetWater Hoperatives Happy Hour at Hebron Brew Haus
See our earlier post for more information.

Monday, August 11th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s the Listermann/MadTree MadMann blackberry gose.

Monday, August 11th at 6:00 pm – Seasonal Tapping: La Grange at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, August 11th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, August 12th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, August 12th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, August 12th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, August 12th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Stone Sprocket Bier with Coffee and Oak Chips.

Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm – Founders Taste Takeover at Halfcut
On draft: All Day IPA, Double Trouble, Rubaeus, Imperial Stout. In bottles: Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Dissenter.

Wednesday, August 13th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, August 13th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, August 13th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
Brewery tour with brewmaster Gerry plus tasters of their most recently tapped beers.

Wednesday, August 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm – Crabbie’s Spiced Orange Event at Kaze
“Kaze will feature Crabbie’s cocktails for $5 including the Tokio: vodka, elderflower, lemon and Crabbie’s Original and the Ky: bourbon, apple sake, lemon and Crabbie’s Original. For the evening, Kaze will also create a special Crabbie’s ginger sushi roll.”

UPDATE Wednesday, August 13th at 4:00 pm – Two Bottle Releases at Fifty West
See our post for more information.

Wednesday, August 13th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

UPDATE Wednesday, August 13th at 6:00 pm – King Swanky Tapping at Listermann’s
See our post for more information.

Wednesday, August 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Great Lakes Tasting at DEP’s Fort Thomas
Cost is $5.00 per person. Email Gina@depsfinewine.com for reservations.

Wednesday, August 13th starting at 8:00 pm – Crabbie’s Night at Japp’s
Crabbie’s Original and Spiced Orange over ice with a slice for $5.00 and a special Crabbie’s cocktail for $7.00. Blue Wisp Big Band plays starting at 8:30 pm.

Thursday, August 14th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, August 14th at 11:00 am – Beer Lunch with New Belgium Brewing at Moerlein Lager House
Three courses paired with New Belgium beers. Brewer Jamie Mastin in attendance. E-mail PrivateDining@moerleinlh.com for reservations.

Thursday, August 14th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s Stone Go To IPA.

UPDATE Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 pm – Corporal Khaos Tapping at Cellar Dweller
See our post for more information.

Thursday, August 14th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Saison beers from Blaugies/Hill Farmstead, Prairie, New Holland, Dupont, Stillwater and Fantome
Burger: Surf & Turf
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, August 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 – Fullers Bengal Lancer & Upland Butterfly, Glendale – Sierra Nevada Summerfest and Hyde Park – Fullers Bengal Lancer & Upland Butterfly.

Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 pm – Arcadia Brewing Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
See our earlier post for more information and to enter to win two passes to this beer dinner!

Friday, August 15th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, August 15th 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, August 15th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th – Columbus Summer Beerfest
If you are looking for a weekend getaway, check out the Columbus Summer Beerfest at the LC Pavilion. To purchase tickets and more information, go to http://www.columbusbeerfest.com/

Saturday, August 16th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, August 16th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Bockfest 2014 Schedule

All of this information came from Bockfest.com. We just combined the information there into one hour-by-hour schedule of the beer related events. All Bockfest events are free and open to the public (no cover). Don’t forget the free Bockfest shuttle is available all weekend (See map).

Wednesday, March 5th

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
Admission is free with Happy Hour beer prices on the bock beers and a German buffet available. No reservations will be accepted for the buffet or the tapping, but they are recommended if you want to order off the menu in the main restaurant. Call (513) 221-5353.

Friday, March 7th

4:00-8:00 pm – Arnold’s Parade Biergarten – 15 bock beers on tap
5:00 pm – Bockfest Hall opens
5:00-9:00 pm – Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s
6:00 pm – Tapping of Ayinger Celebrator at Grammer’s
6:00 pm – Bockfest parade steps off from Arnold’s
7:00 pm (approximately) – Bockfest Parade ends.
— The Blessing of the Beer takes place with live music by The Bier Band and Jake Speed
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Saturday, March 8th

8:30 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
9:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery and Church Tours leave from Hall
10:00 am – 2nd Annual Bockfest 5K – Go to http://www.flyingpigmarathon.com/beer-series/index.shtml for more information
12:00 pm – Triple Digit Bourbon Barrel Gravitator Dopplebock Tapping at Arnold’s
12:00 & 3:00 pm – Afternoon history lunches at Washington Platform (includes a presentation, 3-course lunch, and a tour of the sub-basement malting cellars under Washington Platform-only open to the public during Bockfest for $35)
12:00 pm – “How Beer Built Cincinnati” presentation by Michael D. Morgan
3:00 pm – “Cincinnati Brewing History” presentation by Jim Bruckmann
12:00-4:00 pm – Live WNKU remote at Bockfest Hall (Hall stage)
12:00-4:00 pm – Bockfest Brewers’ Summit & Home Brewing Competition at Bockfest Hall Sponsored by Bloatarian Brewing League
12:00-6:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
1:00 pm – Cask Conditioned Chardonnay Barrel Oaked Rivertown Bock Tapping at Arnold’s
2:00 pm – 50 West Bocklava (Bock Beer infused with honey and nuts) Tapping at Arnold’s
3:00 pm – Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock Specialty Keg Tapping at Arnold’s
7:30-9:00 pm – Sausage Queen Competition Finals at Bockfest Hall
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Sunday, March 9th

10:00 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
10:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery Tours leave from Bockfest Hall
11:00 am – Bockfest Mass at Old Saint Mary’s
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Bockfest Tent Revival to benefit the Cincinnati Music Heritage Fund at Arnold’s – “Brunch with old time Gospel music from some of Cincinnati’s best Old-time , Bluegrass, Country and Folk bands”
12:00-7:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
12:00–3:00PM – Bockfest Brunch at Washington Platform with the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs.
1:30 – 7:00 pm – Continental Sunday, including live music, dancer, and performances at Bockfest Hall
7:00 pm – Bockfest Hall Closes

Bockfest 2014

Bockfest Participating Venues
All of these locations have special beers, food and/or events for Bockfest weekend.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Cafe Martin (Garfield Suites) – “Bockfest breakfast, lunch and dinner specials and bock beer all weekend long.”
Cincy by the Slice – “Bock Market beer specials all weekend long. Beer prices fluctuate by market demand in the bar. Buy low and invest your beer money wisely. Go bullish on beer and pickle pizzas.”
The Drinkery
Grammer’s – “Historic Grammer’s open for Bockfest. Bock beers on tap. Special Bockfest menu”
Halfcut
Japps Since 1879
Kaze – “Special Bock-Feast menu all weekend. Bocks on tap.”
The Lackman – “Wide selection of bocks among one of the city’s best selections of craft brews.”
Lavomatic – “Special Bockfest menu all weekend. Bocks on tap, as well as a collection of local non-bocks (to mix it up).”
Lucy Blue Pizza – “Beer and pizza. Sometimes it’s all that you need.”
Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern – “Open all weekend. Very loose standards for what constitutes ‘acceptable behavior.'” AND “Bock beers on tap. Surly owner. Friendly regulars. Unpretentious, hipster-free environment. Indoor plumbing. Free bus tours by Claude.”
MOTR Pub
Mr. Pitiful’s
The Famous Neons Unplugged – “Large selection of bocks on tap.”
rhinehaus – “Great selection of bock beers on tap”
Washington Platform

This Week in Beer: May 6 – 12, 2013

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, May 6th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, May 6th- Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Gerry the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, Month Day from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café

Monday, May 6th – Monthly Tap Takeover at Market Wines
This month’s brewery is TBA.

Tuesday, May 7th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, May 7th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, May 7th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers Blank Slate Out and About, Rivertown Jenneke, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Left Hand Twin Sister, Southern Tier Plum Noir and Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout.

Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm – Arcadia Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Florence
The beers are Sky High Rye Pale Ale, Loch Down Scotch Ale and Cocoa Loco Chocolate Stout. Dinner includes appetizer, entree and dessert, the three beers and a souvenir glass. Cost is $25.00 per person. Call 859-525-2333 to make your reservations.

Wednesday, May 8th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

UPDATE Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week, it’s Rare Vos from Brewery Ommegang.

Wednesday, May 8th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Highland Brewing Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, May 8th (2nd and 4th Wed) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, May 9th – Stone Brewing Tap Takeover at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern
Beers include Stone Ruination IPA, Stone IPA, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Imperial Russian Stout and Stone Guardian Barley Wine. Presale tickets are $15.00 per person and go up to $20 on the day of the event. Tickets include passed hors d oeuvres and draft beer “at lower prices than any other bar in Cincinnati” as quoted by their management.

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm – “Uwanafix” Grand Cru Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
The Moerlein Lager House will be tapping its first Belgian Golden Strong style ale on Thursday, May 9. It will clock in over 11%, which is higher than the BJCP guidelines for this style…but we think you can handle it.

Our “Uwanafix” Grand Cru is a complex marriage of fruity esters, spicy phenolics, and higher alcohol flavors with a soft malt backbone. It has a light to medium body, but with a distinctive drier finish. The hop character imparted by Styrian Goldings is rather low, but the floral note is still undeniable. We’re working on getting back to our usual first Monday tappings. But we hope you’ll join us for this special brew on Thursday!

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Keg Tapping Featuring Rare Keg of Bell’s Roundhouse IRA at The Lackman
Bell’s Oberon and Bell’s Two Hearted Ale will also be on tap.

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

Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Tasting at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
From Facebook:

Email mellowevents@zoomtown.com to reserve a spot, first come/first serve. Reservations are required-space is limited. Cost is $8 for beer samples, beer glass to keep and pretzels and beer cheese appetizers. Sierra Nevada pints will be $1 for attendees after the event for the remainder of night.

Friday, May 10th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm – Local Beer Tap Takeover with Listermann Tapping at Japp’s Annex
From Facebook:

Molly Wellmann is a huge supporter of Cincinnati, its businesses and fresh local ingredients. To celebrate this philosophy, the Japp’s Annex will be carrying all-local tri-state craft beers. Japp’s will be teaming up with its sister bar Neons (who have been leading the city in craft beer selection) to make sure each one of their 12 taps is pouring a delicious local draft. To celebrate this new initiative, Japp’s will be hosting an all-Cincinnati beer “Listermann Triple Digit Draft Take-over” on Friday May 10 at 5 p.m. Triple Digit will also live tap a “cask” of the their Chicow! (a hazelnut double brown ale) with fresh vanilla and cinnamon. Other local breweries will include MadTree, Blank Slate, Christian Moerlein, Mt. Carmel, and Fifty West.

Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Friday, May 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-4:00pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Party Source

Saturday, May 11th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, May 11th from 5:00-6:30pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits

Bock Beer Class at Japps Annex Neons This Sunday (March 3rd)

Here’s a different way to finish up your Bockfest weekend. “In [their] pursuit to not only serve people great beer, whiskey and cocktails, but to share [their] experience and expertise in these areas,” the good folks at the Famous Neons Unplugged and Japps have decided to begin teaching classes on beer and bourbon every Saturday afternoon between 1:00-2:00 pm at Japps Annex Neons. The plan is to alternate between beer and bourbon classes each week. With this being Bockfest weekend, their first class will be on Bock beers. They are going to feature five different Bock beers that they “the best representations of [that] particular style or just a really cool beer.” On March 16th, the feature will be light Belgians and on March 30th, they will be featuring dark Belgian beers. Looking farther ahead, April 13th will be a class on cellaring beers and will have a six year flight of Goose Island Matilda: 2008-20012 in bottles and 2013 on draft. There will also be food and food pairings.

The cost per class is 20.00 per person. You can register online for the Bock beer class at http://thebirdhauscincinnati.com/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=19 or you can sign up and pay at Neons, Japps, Japps Annex or the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar. They will be limiting the classes to just forty people, so seats for the class will be on a first come basis.

Bockfest 2013 Schedule

All of this information came from Bockfest.com. We just combined the information there into one hour-by-hour schedule of the beer related events. All Bockfest events are free and open to the public (no cover). Don’t forget the free Bockfest shuttle is available all weekend (See map).

Wednesday, February 27th

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
Admission is free, with Happy Hour beer prices on the bock beers and a German buffet available for $11.

Friday, March 1st

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Arnold’s Parade Biergarten – 7 bock beers on tap
5:00 pm – Bockfest Hall opens
5:00 pm Special tapping of Bell’s Consecrator Bock at Mayberry Gastropub
5:00 – 9:00 pm – Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s
6:00 pm – Bockfest parade steps off from Arnold’s
7:00 pm (approximately) – Bockfest Parade ends.
— The Blessing of the Beer takes place with live music by The Bier Band and Jake Speed
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Saturday, March 2nd

8:30 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
9:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery and Church Tours leave from Hall
10:00 am – Bockfest 5K – Go to http://www.bockfest.com/inaugural-bockfest-5k/ for more information
12:00 – 4:00 pm – The Bockfest Brewers’ Summit & Bloatarian Brewing League Home Brewing Competition at Bockfest Hall
12:00 – 4:00 pm – Live Remote with WNKU’s The Real Mary Peale
12:00 – 6:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
12:00 – 8:00 pm – Happy Hour pricing on bock pints and free Queen City Sausage Buffet at City Cellars
5:00 pm – Tapping of limited Moerlein Blockhead Bock with Richard Dube, Head Brewmaster of the Christian Moerlein Brewery at Café Martin
5:00 – 8:00 pm – Bockfest Brewmaster Dinner at Café Martin
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Sausage Queen Competition Finals at Bockfest Hall
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Sunday, March 3rd

10:00 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
10:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery Tours leave from Bockfest Hall
11:00 am – Bockfest Mass at Old Saint Mary’s
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Bock lunch at Arnold’s
12:00 – 7:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
12:00 – 3:00PM – The Bockfest Buffet at Washington Platform

A new Bockfest tradition, features assorted fresh Avril Bleh sausages, roast lamb, fresh oysters, much, much more food and LIVE MUSIC with the infamous Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. Built in the 1800s by the Hauck Brewing Company, Washington Platform has sub-basement malt ovens. Throughout Sunday afternoon, visitors to the W.P. will get FREE guided tours of these subterranean relics of nineteenth century brewing.

1:30 – 7:00 pm – Continental Sunday, including live music, dancer, and performances at Bockfest Hall
7:00 pm – Bockfest Hall Closes

Bockfest Participating Venues
All of these locations have special beers and/or events for Bockfest weekend.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Cafe Martin
City Cellars
The Drinkery
Grammer’s
Japps Since 1879
The Lackman
Mayberry Gastropub
Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern
MOTR Pub
Mr. Pitiful’s
The Famous Neons Unplugged
rhinehaus
Washington Platform

What Are Your Plans for Tonight?

As most of us know, tonight (Thanksgiving Eve) is the busiest bar night of year. Lots of places are having events tonight and we wanted to provide you with a list of all of the better beer related ones we could find. If you know of more of them, leave a comment. And let us know where you decided to spend the night before Turkey Day!


12:00 to 11:00 pm – Keep-The-Pint Night at Mt. Carmel Brewing
Get a pint, keep the glass. As well as all of the regular Mt. Carmel brews, they will also have the last of the cask-conditioned Wet-Hopped IPA.

4:00 to 8:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Over-the-Rhine Brewery Open House

5:00 to 10:00 pm – Rivertown Tap Room open for Thanksgiving Eve
Dino’s Gorilla Grill will be on hand.

5:00 to 9:00 pm – Empty Growler “Between the Bookends” Event at MOTR Pub
Beers available for growler fills (including the “Bookends” taps are: Hudepohl Amber Lager ($8), Christian Moerlein OTR ($10), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($10), Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream (Wet Hopped) Session IPA ($12), SixPoint Spice Of Life ($12), Bell’s Two Hearted ($12), Guinness ($12), Stone Double Bastard ($20), Oskar Blues Ten Fidy ($30) and Dogfish Head Burton Baton ($35)

Starting at 5:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve at The Lackman
Specials include $3.50 Stone IPA, $3.50 Avery White Rascal, $2 Hudy Amber bottles and there’s a Half Price Happy Hour from 4pm-8pm!

5:00 to 8:00 pm – Special Beer Tasting – Kasteel Cuvée du Chateau, Aged 10 years at Taste of Belgium

Oskar Blues sampling at Findlay Market

8:00 pm to 2:30 am – Third Annual Hudepohl Thanksgiving Eve Turkey Trot
Participating locations include Arnold’s Bar & Grill, The Famous Neon’s Unplugged, The Drinkery, MOTR Pub, Japps Since 1879, Mr. Pitiful’s, Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern, Bakersfield OTR, A Tavola Pizza, Mayberry, The Lackman, Taste of Belgium and Lavomatic.

8:00 to 11:00 pm – 50% Off Draft Beers at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
As they put it on Facebook, all 39 drafts are half off. Even Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout and Dogfish Head 90 Minute.

8:00 to 10:30 pm – Trivia and Mystery Beer Night with Question Anything Trivia at Keystone Bar & Grill Grill Hyde Park
Win at trivia and/or try some “$2 Mystery Beers all night! Listen for hints throughout the night and guess by ordering what beer you think it is! At the end of the night, if you were right they will be only $2”

Listermann Blarney Stone Red Tapping at Arnold’s – March 17th

Listermann Brewing Company will be releasing its first seasonal draft only beer, Blarney Stone Red Ale. The brewery describes this beer as “a traditional Irish style beer with a deep red hue, sweet malt flavor, and a roasted dry finish.” The first keg will be tapped at Arnold’s Bar and Grill at 9:00 am on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). We are also hearing that a sneak preview keg of this beer will also be available at Japps Annex on March 16th, 2012 for the OTR Meets Ireland event.

Listermann Blarney Stone Red