Tastings and Tappings Report: March 17, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY! – See our earlier post for special beer events today.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Narrow Path Brewing – Grand Opening today starting at 8:00 am. Their motto is “Craft. Community. Cause.” and they are proving it by having a portions of today’s proceeds go to COTA in honor of Henry Rogers, a little boy from Loveland who is in need of a kidney transplant.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Christian Moerlein Brewing and Moerlein Lager House – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from “bodacious brews from St. Patrick Party” at Fairfield and from MadTree at Eastgate.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – Saturday Brunch Series with Fifty West at 11:00 am.
1st course: Doom Pedal White Ale paired with a Cod fish cake with citrus butter sauce. 2nd course: Going Plaid Scotch ale paired with a Scotch Egg with sweet mustard sauce and blackberry jam. 3rd course: Paycheck’s Porter paired with Cheesecake bites with chocolate and caramel drizzle and sea salt. Cost is $29 and Reservations required. Call (513) 681-4222 or stop in.
Beverage substitution and vegetarian options upon request.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Founders Pint Night Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include All Day IPA, Red’s Rye, Curmudgeon, Imperial Stout, Frootwood (Tapping @ 5pm), and KBS (Tapping @ 5pm).

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover Saturday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Pineapple Truth and Habanero Truth, along with Juicy Truth, Knowledge, Bubbles, and more.

Gypsy’s Mainstrasse – MadTree HOP EXTRAvaganza Saturday at 1:00 pm. Beers include Citra High, Experimental Pale Ale, Galaxy High, PSA, PsycHOPathy, Rounding Third, and TreeSearch 10.3.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 10, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Darkness Brewing – Beer & Cupcakes Saturday at 11:00 am. From Facebook: “We are teaming up with Mama C’s Buttercream & Sprinkles for a Saturday morning brunch of sorts with Craft Beer and Gourmet Cupcakes. Mama C’s will create four savory & sweet gourmet cupcakes that pair with four of our own craft beer recipes. Our head brewer and CoFounder Eric will also be here to talk about our beers. Included in the price are four savory and sweet cupcakes, four 5oz pours, and a full pint of beer after the pairing event. Tickets are $16 and you can find them here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2791838

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from MadTree at Fairfield and from Tröegs at Eastgate.

Molly Malone’s Covington – All About Stoutfest Saturday at 12:00 noon. See their Facebook event page for more information.

— Founders Night Sunday at 6:00 pm. Featuring 2015 Backwoods Bastard on tap, Centennial IPA AND 2016 KBS bottles! (Limit one per customer, first come first serve) plus specials on All Day IPA cans as well.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Sixpoint Brewing w/ DJ & C.R.E.A.M. Release Saturday at 5:00 pm. Beers include C.R.E.A.M., Hi-Res, Crisp, Bengali, and a surprise keg.

Braxton Brewing – Revamp Can Release Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Women in Beer Saturday at 4:00 pm. From Facebook: “Join us on Saturday, March 11th from 4-9pm to celebrate women in the craft beer industry! We’ll have food available from 4-9pm from Adena’s Beefstroll. We’ll be featuring 10 different beers on tap from breweries that have strong female representation such as Jackie O’s, Fat Head’s, Against The Grain, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, and Stone. From 4-6pm the women in craft beer will be speaking, and will be available to hang out and answer questions from 6-9pm!”

Christian Moerlein Brewing – New Brew Friday with Sea Salt Lemon Pils, Easy Livin’, Tank 9 Project starting at 4:00 pm.

— Thirteen / 164 Beer Launch Saturday at 12:00 noon. This bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with cherries will be available in 22-ounce bombers plus on tap.

— Christian Moerlein Anniversary Celebration Saturday at 6:00 pm.
“Tickets:
-General Admission, $35: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour
-Head Brewer, $50: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour, commemorative 22 oz. bomber & snifter glass
*tax not included
Buffet Menu: Smoked pork and chicken with homemade BBQ sauce infused with Christian Moerlein’s Thirteen/164 anniversary brew, southern style green beans, coleslaw, and homemade brewer’s grain rolls.”

Listermann Brewing – March NE IPA Can Release Saturday at 10:00 am. “No Sleep ‘Til Norwood is brewed with Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight 7 C’s and Motueka. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~130 cases. Brewer’s Delight is brewed with Pineapple, Galaxy, Citra and Zythos. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~100 Cases”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives: Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: March 3, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bockfest – Friday, March 3rd-Sunday, March 5th. More information available at their web site. The Bock bier lineup and tapping schedule are available on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington – Sunday Supper with Rhinegeist Sunday at 7:00 pm. “$35 per person gets you 4 courses of food paired with beer, plus a special welcome beer. There will be special guests from Rhinegeist, as well as Chef Brendan Haren. Call 859.905.6800 now to reserve your seat, space is limited.”

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Blank Slate at Fairfield and from Ballast Point at Eastgate.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Great Flood Brewing. The beers include Black Sunday Milk Stout, Irish Hill Red, ’37 Porter, Cinnamon Toasted Brown, Defiant Double IPA and Barrel Aged ’37 Imperial Porter. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – BC’s First Anniversary Saturday from 11:00 am to midnight. Beer list includes BA Narwhal (Sierra Nevada), BA Bigfoot (Sierra Nevada), BA Java Man Cometh (Dayton BC), Hop Juju (Fat Head’s), Noble Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (Blackberry Farms), Gentleman Caller (Urban Family), BA Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues), BA Vanilla/Cinnamon Chickow (Listermann Brewing), Hammer Session (The Woodburn Brewery), Maple BA Abominator (Warped Wing), BA Coffee/Vanilla Dark, Apparition (Jackie O’s), Yellow Belly (Omnipollo/Buxton), Mango Wit (Homestead Beer), Coffee/Cayenne Axis Mundi (Madtree Brewing), Coconut Panther (Rhinegeist Brewery), Quad Pro Quo (Fifty West Brewing), BBA Old Rasputin (North Coast Brewing), Vietnamese Speedway (Alesmith Brewing), Mokasida Speedway (Alesmith Brewing), BA Bison (Homestead Beer), Snakes in a Barrel (West Sixth), How Do You Like Them Apples (Moonlight Meadery), Juicy Truth (Rhinegeist Brewery), and The Gadget (Urban Artifact).

Braxton Brewing – Haven Can Release Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring MadTree at 5:00 pm. They’ll have Citra High and MadTree’s Experimental Pale Ale on tap.

Dickmann’s Sports Cafe – Narragansett KY Launch Friday at 4:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Mini Amelia Beerhart Saturday from noon to 11:00 pm. From Facebook: “Since we’re getting close to our closing date- we’re getting a little sentimental about our favorite events over the past 3 years. One of the events that we are most proud of is Amelia Beerhart, an event we hosted in 2016 which celebrated women in the craft beer industry. All day March 4th we will be jamming to the Girl Power radio station, watching strong women in film and givin’ it up for the ladies in the house! Think of it like ladies night but with free stickers, Ei8ht Ball swag and raffles!”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives: Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 24, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cellar Dweller – Five Year Anniversary Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Milton’s The Prospect Hill Tavern – Bockfest Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour Friday at 5:30 pm. The snowman will burn at 8:00 pm!

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Fat Head’s at Fairfield and from Abita at Eastgate.

The Gruff – Collaborative Beer Dinner Saturday at 6:30 pm. Featuring beers from MadTree, Rhinegeist and West Sixth. For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Keystone Hyde Park -Listermann 90s Brunch Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse – Mardi Gras Braxton Tap Takeover Friday at 5:00 pm. Happy hour from 5-6 includes $1 off beers and buy one get one free appetizers. Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Haven, Jumpstart, Tropic Flare, Bluff, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Dead Blow on Nitro.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Bell’s including Whiskey Barrel Aged Jupiter and Hopslam. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Two Heads and a Tree Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Madtree Lift, Unhappy Amber, and a surprise keg; Fat Head’s Head Trip, Sunshine Daydream, and Hop Juju; plus Dogfish Head Namaste, Midas Touch, and Olde School.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring The Woodburn Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout, and Berliner Weisse.

— Saturday at 3:00 pm, Cappy’s will be hosting a Hi-Wire Launch Party. Beers include Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown Ale, Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA, Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Hi-Wire Gose, Twice as Nice Doppelbock, Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Enchanter Baltic Porter, Death Defying Spring Ale, 10W-40 Imperial Stout, Pulcinella BA Russian Imperial Stout, Carolina Coastal Black Rye Lager (Collab w/ Holy City Brewing), Oatmeal Brown Ale w/ Honey and Black Currants (Collab w/ Hardywood), Pimm’s Berliner Weisse (Collab w/ NOLA Brewing), Foeder Brett Saison, Hi-Wire’s House English Bitter, Prime Time Session Pale Ale, Sour Blonde Ale, Wild Rye Brett IPA, and a to be determined Small Batch Beer.

MadTree Brewing – Galaxy High and Citra High can release Saturday at 10:00 am. From Facebook: “Cans will be released in the Barrel Warehouse begining at 10AM. Limit two 4-packs of Galaxy, two 4-packs of Citra per person. Sorry, you can’t opt to take more of one over the other. Max of two 4-packs of any flavor. $12.50 per 4-pack (tax included.) Both will be available on draft for snifters but no growler fills. Cans will NOT go out to distribution. Some draft will be sent out to retailers.”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 17, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

10th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest – Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening at the Convention Center. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This event frequently sells out, especially the Connoisseur Level tickets. Also, Designated Drivers tickets are not sold at the door. Buy them now.

Cincy Winter Beerfest After Party – Friday night at 11:00 pm at Queen City Exchange. Featuring beers from Braxton including Storm Golden Cream Ale, Crank Shaft IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Jumpstart Brown Ale brewed with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Starter Coffee.

Cincy Winter Beerfest Happy Hour – Saturday at 5:00 pm at Knockback Nat’s.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Moerlein Lager House and Christian Moerlein Malt House – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits – Braxton tasting Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Storm Golden Cream Ale, Dead Blow Tropical Stout, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, Spotlight White IPA, and Tropic Flare Imperial IPA.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Kona Brewing at Fairfield and from Green Flash at Eastgate.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Laguinitas. They are promising a nice spread of bottles and two special drafts: Willett Barrel aged Imperial Stout and Fusion XXXIX IPA.It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Crooked Stave Launch Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Crooked Stave Launch Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Listermann Brewing – Biggie and Pac Can release Saturday at 10:00 am.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

This Week in Beer: Feb. 13 – 19, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Feb. 13th at 4:00 pm – Crooked Stave Cincinnati Launch at The Lackman
Beers include Vieielle Artisinal Saison (Batch #20), Surette Provision Saison, Serenata Notturna Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Progenitor American Wild Ale, Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison, and Hazy Not Lazy Wheat IPA.

Monday, Feb. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 13th at 6:30 pm – Guinness Perfect Pour Competition at Molly Malone’s (Covington)

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 3:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing
Happy Hour pricing ($1 off house beers) all evening long.

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 4:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Brewmance at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Valentine’s Day will be something romantic and tasty this year at Woodburn. We are brewing up some love-infused beer to try out for the first time with that special someone. We will have chocolate varieties from Chocolats Latour to pair with your drinks and other sexy sweets will be baked to tasty perfection for every lover with a sweet tooth, thanks to Haven Bakery. Come join us for after dinner drinks and dessert.”

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 5:45 pm – Rhinegeist Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner at The Pub at Crestview Hills
From Facebook: “Love beer? The you’re going to LOVE our Rhinegeist Beer Dinner on Valentines Day! One ticket purchase includes 3 courses, 4 beers and fun stuff from Rhinegeist brewery!
Beers & Courses:
Welcome beer: Rhinegeist Hans-Vienna Lager
Appetizer: Curry Chicken Salad + Rhinegeist Andromeda – Pale Ale
Entree: Chili Rubbed London Broil (with mash potatoes and accent salad) + Rhinegeist Truth – IPA
Dessert: Cherry Oatmeal Bread Pudding + Rhinegeist Gramma – Oatmeal Stout.
At 5:45 we will start distributing the welcome beers and and dinner will start at 6:00. It is $30 per person. Paid reservation required. Bring a plus one for a laid back Valentine’s or just bring yourself and a love of Rhiengeist. Call (859) 426-7827 or stop in to purchase your seat!”

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 4:00 pm – Hop Juju Release Party at White Oak Marathon

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 5:00 pm – Crooked Stave Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 6:00 pm – Two-Headed Buffalo Gold Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
This is their Buffalo Gold beer aged for over three years in a Buffalo Trace barrel.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 4:00 pm – Beerfest Pre Party Tap Takeover & Meet The Reps at Northside Yacht Club
Beers include Fat Heads Hop Juju, Revolution Deth by Cherries, Stone Xocoveza, MadTree Grapefruit Moon, Jackie O’s Shade Abbey, Ommegang Theee Philosophers, Three Floyds Brewing Co. Zombie Dust, North Coast Scrimshaw, Against The Grain plus B Nektar Dry Hopped Cider.

Thursday, Feb. 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – New Holland Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Feb. 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 – Ballast Point, Glendale – Fifty West Coast to Coast IPA and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Hop Juju.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Braxton/Graeter’s Pint Night at Longnecks Grill (Wilder and Hebron)

Friday, Feb. 17th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm – 10th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This event frequently sells out, especially the Connoisseur Level tickets. Also, Designated Drivers tickets are not sold at the door. Buy them now.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 3, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Super Firkin Saturday and Pacer Citra Pale Ale Launch Saturday at 2:00 pm. Special brews and infusions from Rhinegeist, MadTree Brewing, Cellar Dweller, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Braxton Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company , and Listermann Brewing Company as well as Moerlein. Entry to this event is free and sampling tickets can be purchased 5 for $10.

MadTree Brewing – Last Call for 1.0 Saturday starting at 11:00 am. More information available on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Cellar Dweller beer tasting Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Ditz hoppy blonde, Blood Orange Uncle Ronnie American pale ale, Jeremiah’s IPA and Eye Opener hazelnut coffee stout.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Deschutes at Fairfield and from Victory and Blake’s Ciders at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Woodburn Brewery Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Emilio!, Han Solo, Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout and Chocolate Mint Stout.

Braxton Brewing – Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping Party today at 5:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Super Bell’s Weekend continues. See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Ballast Point Roots to Boots DIPA. Cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

Keystone Hyde Park – Fifty West Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include Bourbon Barrel Aged 10&2 Imperial Stout, 50 West Lager, Doom Pedal White Ale, and One Way Street: Lemon Drop Pale Ale.

Lehr’s Prime Market – Ballast Point pint night today at 5:00 pm.

Listermann’s – Barrel aged Aftermath Madness Saturday at 11:00 am. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mash Cult Brewing – Rummin’ With the Devil release Saturday at 1:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 27, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Findlay Kitchen – Local Beer and Chocolate Pairing Saturday at 5:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Municipal Brew Works at Fairfield and from Rhinegeist at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Mucho Michelada Keg Tapping Saturday at 11:00 am. Mucho Michelada beer from Lucky Star is a premixed Mexican Lager with homemade Bloody Mary mix. They will be garnishing each glass with Mexican spices as well as lime, celery, olives, cheese, pickles, pepperochini, and bacon.

Braxton Brewing – Dead Blow Can Release Friday at 5:00 pm. Includes live music from Queen City Silver Stars, a Dead Blow inspired menu from Empanadas Aqui, a tropical-themed Firkin infusion and “a few other surprises along the way.”

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring TBA

Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse – MadTree Tap Takeover Friday from 5:00-8:00 pm. Beers include “Leaning Elm” (Kellerweiss), “Bed & Breakfast” Stout, UnHappy Amber, Black Forest, Rubus Cacao, PsycHOPathy, Lift and PSA.

Old Firehouse Brewery – Bock, Drop & Roll Tapping Friday at 6:00 pm.

Smoke Justis – Laguinitas night Friday at 4:00 pm. Beers include Laguinitas IPA, Citrisinensis, and High Westified.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 20, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arnold’s Bar and Grill – Local Local Local 8 Saturday at 8:00 pm. $3.50 pints from twenty local breweries. Reps on hand from all the breweries and music from the The Cincy Brass.

Christian Moerlein Malt House Two events this weekend:

– Tonight is their Emancipator Doppelbock Keg Tapping at 7:00 pm. From Facebook: “Our first Bockbier of the season is about ready to pour! Emancipator was first brewed in Munich by the medieval Hermits of St. Francis, Doppelbock is a higher alcohol version of bock that served as “liquid bread” during fasting, when food was not permitted. Our version is a tribute to the original Franciscan Hermits and our brewery’s neighbors the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist, serving at St. Francis Seraph and throughout the Midwest. Our Franciscan neighbors from St. Francis Seraph Church will be at the Malt House Taproom at 7 PM to bless the beer. The tapping will directly follow. Join us for an evening of new beer, live musical entertainment, and light bites from Wienerwurst Mike.”

– Saturday is their Ciderfest featuring about fifteen different infused ciders. This event is free to attend and sampling tickets can be purchased at the door (5 for $10). The complete list of different infused ciders is available on their Facebook event page.

Rivertown Brewing – Grand opening of Monroe taproom/restaurant portion of their facility today at 4:00 pm. More information available at their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House – Brunch, Beers and Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington – Braxton Beer Dinner Sunday at 7:00 pm. Cost is $45 per person. For reservations, call (859) 905-6800. For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Avery at Fairfield and from Braxton at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Rhinegeist. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Revolution Tap Takeover tonight at 6:00 pm. Beers include Local Hero, Jukebox Hero, Deth’s Tar, Cherry Deth’s Tar, and Coffee Deth’s Tar.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – 2nd Annual Bell’s Ice Sculpture Event Saturday at 5:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

The Casual Pint- Oakley Station – Barrel aged beer tapping Saturday at 4:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring two beers from Southern Tier: Southern Tier 2X Oaked IPA and Raspberry Wheat.

Fibonacci Brewing – SuSE Belgian IPA Tapping at 4:00 pm today.

Listernmann Brewing – Brass Monkey East Coast IPA can release Saturday at 10:00 am. More information available at their Facebook event page.

Midway Café – MadTree & Braxton Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Spotlight White IPA, Storm Golden Cream Ale, Dead Blow Tropical Stout, and a TBA new beer from Braxton and PsycHOPathy, Rubus Cacao Raspberry Chocolate Stout, Happy Amber and Leaning Elm Kellerweis from MadTree.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 13, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Avery at Fairfield and from Lagunitas at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from a brewery yet to be named. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Tree Booty Friday at 6:00 pm is a beer battle between MadTree vs. Heavy Seas. Beers include Chocodile Tears, Black Forest, (Fresh) Rubus Cacao and Rum Barrel Pumpcan from MadTree and Pounder Pils, Loose Cannon, 20 Year Storm and Siren Noire from Heavy Seas.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring De Molen Cuvee number 5. Price is $12 For a ten ounce snifter.

Keystone Bar and Grill (Covington) – Bell’s Hopslam Brunch Sunday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Besides Hopslam, they will also have Bell’s Amber Ale, Winter White Ale, and Two-Hearted.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report