Trivia night with Lexington Brewing Company

From Facebook: “Join us for some Family Feud Trivia fun! Lexington Brewing Company will be giving out some really cool derby pint glasses! We will be pouring some great beers.
Kentucky Rickhouse Series No. 3 Rye Barrel Ale aged in oak rye whiskey barrels to develop complex notes of black pepper complemented by the hints of vanilla sweetness from the oak.
Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale
A cold-conditioned cream ale brewed with a hint of flaked corn and bourbon vanilla beans.”

This Week in Beer: May 1 – 7, 2017

This week (and month), we launch our new events calendar. You can easily find it by clicking the Events link above or by going to http://www.hoperatives.com/events/2017-05/ for the May 2017 events. We will still doing our This Week in Beer post each Monday, but any events that we learn of after Monday mornings will be just added to the Events calendar. The Friday Tastings and Tappings Report posts are being retired with the addition of the Events calendar.

Hope you enjoy our new format!

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer.

Monday, May 1st at 5:00-11:59 pm – Nice Little Monday Series at Rhinegeist

Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm – Trivia night with Lexington Brewing Company at The Casual Pint-Oakley Station

Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm – Lagunitas Tap Takeover Trivia Night at Mellow Mushroom (Wilder)

Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm – Tröegs Scratch Feature at Habits Café

Thursday, May 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Founders KBS Tap Takeover at The Lackman

Thursday, May 4th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Clown Shoes Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, May 4th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)

Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 pm – Southern Tier Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, May 5th from 4:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Cinco De Mayo Tap Takeover at Fogarty’s Irish Pub

Friday, May 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s (Fairfield)

Friday, May 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Heavy Seas & Jungle Jim’s Collaboration Cask Beer Release at Jungle Jim’s (Eastgate)

Friday, May 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Twisted Bit Can Release at Braxton Brewing

Friday, May 5th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town
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. Check out Events Calendar later in the week to see what brewery they are featuring.

Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am – Ms. E and Yoda Potato Can Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, May 6th at noon – Saber Tooth Tiger Launch Party at Rhinegeist

Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 pm – Derby Day Party at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 pm – Derby Party with Braxton Brewing at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 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, Jan. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Haand Aquavit Barrel Aged Porter and Epic Hop Zombie. Both beers will be $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at The Gruff
For $6, taste four of Braxton IPAs (Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0, Beta 4.0, and Spotlight White IPA) and vote for your favorite. Full pints for $6 and for $10 you can get a burger with your full pint.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 6:00 pm – Abita Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (Wilder)
Beers include Amber, Mardi Gras Bock, Purple Haze and Macchiato Stout.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 11:00 am – Quaff Bros. Irish Spirit Draft Release at Ei8ht Ball
Irish Spirit is a whisky barrel aged stout brewed by West Sixth.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Groundhog Day Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Featuring five beers from West Sixth: IPA, Pennyrile Pale Ale, Second Fiddle Single Hop Simcoe IPA, Sixfold VIII Blackberry Sour, Barrel Aged Cocoa Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Woodburn Pint Night at White Oak Marathon
Beers include Cedar IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout, Amber Ale, and Hammer Session IPA.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd-Sunday, Feb. 5th – Super Bell’s Weekend at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Hoof Hearted Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Everybody Wants Some Equinox, Joe Lies When He Cries, I Only Smoke After Sex, Permanent Marker Pen Disquises, and Fitness Freak.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd 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 Rickhouse Barrel Aged Cranberry Wheat, Glendale – Braxton and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Muddy Water.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 7:00 pm – Country Boy Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

This Week in Beer: Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 1, 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.
Due to the holiday weekend, there will not be a Tastings and Tappings post on Friday this week.

Monday, Dec. 26th at 5:00 pm – 4th Annual King of the Hill at Incline Public House
This time, beers are competing for the best barrel aged brew.

Monday, Dec. 26th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 6:00 pm – Pear Lambic Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Schwarzbier (Black Lager).

Thursday, Dec. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits (Loveland)
Beers include Alpha King, Gumball Head, Robert The Bruce, Space Station Middle Finger, Blot out the Sun, Floy Division #2, Floy Division #3, Permanent Funeral and Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Dec. 29th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Latitude 42 Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Cost is $10 for 5 four ounce pours.

Thursday, Dec. 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Bell’s Winter White, Glendale – West Sixth Cocoa Porter and Hyde Park – Lexington Brew Breaking the Law.

Thursday, Dec. 29th at 7:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – Woodburn Brewery Tap Takeover at Halfcut

Friday, Dec. 30th at 7:00 pm – New Years Eve Eve German Dinner at Christian Moerlein Malt House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 11:00 am-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve Celebration at BC’s Bottle Lodge
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 11:00 am-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve Bash at The Casual Pint Oakley
Featuring Dogfish Head beers. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 12:00-10:00 pm – New Year, New Beer: NYE Pre-Game at Rivertown Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 5:00 pm-1:00 am – NYE at Braxton Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 6:00 pm-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve at Figleaf Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 7:00 pm-1:30 am – Taft’s New Year’s Bash at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 8:00 pm-1:00 am – Ring in the New Year at Streetside Brewery
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 8:00 pm-2:00 am – Rhinegeist NYE 2017 at Rhinegeist
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st at 9:00 pm – New Year’s Eve at Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 1st from 11:00 am-2:00 pm – New Year’s Day Kegs and Eggs at Streetside Brewery

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

This Week in Beer: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 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, Sept. 26th-Saturday, Oct. 1st – Peanut Palooza at Eight Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Join us all week long as we celebrate, say goodbye and good luck to the myth, the legend, Peanut Kahles. We’ll be dropping rare kegs like they’re hot, featuring a lineup of Peanut’s all time favorites accompanied with live music and food trucks. This and more lead up to the grand homage and final shift of the man of the hour. Hear the stories (maybe again), shake a big hand or grab a bear hug from our beloved tender of the bar one last time at Ei8ht Ball.”

Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Lovely Bunch Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Lovely Bunch is their coconut Roebling.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 4:00 pm – Stone Brewing Throwback Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Vertical Epic 12-12-12, IRS 2015, Suede, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 6:00 pm – Founders Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Breakfast Stout (draft), PC Pils (draft), Mango Magnifo, All Day IPA and Porter.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Red Bike Beer Party at Taft’s Ale House
$4 Red Bike Beers all night long, and some free Red Bike Beer t-shirts.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Fest Bier.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover with Holtman’s Donuts at The Lackman

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Finn, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch, Habanero Keypunch, Whirly Gig, Pickle Gose and Spicy Pickle Gose.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, PSA, Happy Amber, The Great Pumpcan, Expresso Self and “S’more Gratitude” milk stout.

Thursday, Sept. 29th 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Bell’s Brown Ale & Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth.

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Nosferatu Release and Screening at The Overlook Lodge

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Alltech Kentucky Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: July 29, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to FIBONACCI BREWING! Join Bob and Betty as they celebrate Saturday from noon to 10:00 pm. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, it’s Green Flash & Alpine Brewing at Fairfield and Fifty West 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 are pouring the entire beer line-up from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co. plus Town Branch Bourbon, Town Branch Rye & Pearce Lyons Reserve Bourbon for $3.00. 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.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday tonight at 5:30 pm. This month, it’s Give Back Pale Ale with lemon peel and dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Founders Brewing Sleeper Cell tapping from 5:00-10:00 pm on Saturday.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Three Floyds beers including Apocalypse Cow, Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker, Hopped in Half and Zombie Dust.

Moerlein Lager House – WEBN Boom Can Launch Party tonight starting at 5:00 pm. WEBN’s Kidd Chris and Eddie Fingers will be there and you can get a 6-pack to go for $5.99.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For July, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is MadTree. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Tastings and Tappings Report: June 24, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

With CINCINNATI BEER WEEK winding down, we will have more events than usual listed this week. And, because we will be out of town most of the weekend, any late changes or additions may not get updated.

HAPPY GRAND OPENING, NINE GIANT! – You can celebrate Cincinnati Beer Week at the newest Cincinnati Brewery starting tomorrow. Located at 6095 Montgomery Rd in Cincinnati, they promise Nine Giant beer, guest beer, wine for “your ‘I don’t like beer’ friends” and more. Welcome!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, RHINEGEIST! – Join the celebration tomorrow from noon to midnight. For more information like the hourly tappings, check out their Facebook event page.

OTR Beerfest at Washington Park – This year, it’s on two nights (Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th) and there will be draft as well as canned beer. Get your VIP tickets for extra perks at http://otrbeerfest.com/buy-tickets/

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Erie Brewing Company tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include Soleil Shandy, Derailed Cherry Inspired Cream Ale, Railbender Ale Scottish Style Ale and another beer to be determined.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are celebrating Cincinnati Beer Week at Fairfield and at Eastgate, it’s New Belgium and Rhinegeist beers including their collaboration on Rhinegeist Fat Pale Ale.

— On Saturday from 4:00-10:00 pm, the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s will have a Alltech Lexington Brewing tap takeover in their Paraside Pavilion. Pints and flights available.

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 are celebrating local brewers with several collaboration draft by the glass pour selections for $3.00. 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.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Bagels, Beer Jelly, and Beermosas Friday Morning. Lil’s Bagels and jellies made out of Storm, Twisted Bit, Dead Blow and Nectar Mexican Lager with Agave.

– Braxton Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse & Crowler Launch Party Friday starting at 5:30 pm plus for June Firkin Friday, it’s Nectar Mexican Lager with Agave (their Cincinnati Beer Week Collaborative Beer) with lime and salt.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fat Head’s Friday starting at 5:00 pm. Beers include Headhunter, Midnight Moonlite, Trailhead, and a firkin of Jungle Juice Head Hunter.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Moerlein Bomber Bash Saturday starting at 6:00 pm. You an get a four-pack including: 1000Weiss, Wild Hunt Cascadian Ale, Twelve/163 Brandy Barrel Aged Quad and Eleven/162 Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy; plus 2 snifter glasses for $35. There is no bottle limit and they’ll have all the beers on tap as well.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Deschutes including Fresh Squeezed IPA, Not The Stoic Barrel Aged Quadruple & Pinot Sauve.

Rivertown Brewing – Tapping Passion Fruit Divergent today starting at 4:00 pm. And then Pineapple Divergent on Saturday starting at noon.

Urban Artifact – 5 Rabbits Tap Takeover today starting at 4:00 pm. Beers include 5 Lizard, Magnifica, Paletas, Super Pils and Chocofrut Pina.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For June, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Rivertown. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Fifty West – The Road Not Taken Brewers’ Brunch in collaboration with Against the Grain Brewery, Sunday, June 26th at 11:00 am. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://fiftywestbrew.com/roadnottakenbrunch/

Wiseguy Lounge Covington – Beer Cocktails with Christian Moerlein tonight starting at 7:00 pm. They will be using Over-The-Rhine Cider, 1000Weiss, and Moerlein’s Collaboration Beer Week beer to make the cocktails.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

This Week in Beer: March 14 – 20, 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 14th at 4:00 pm – Two Brothers Brewing Happy Hour at Northside Yacht Club
Beers include Domaine Dupage, Cane & Ebel, Prairie Path and one more surprise tap.

Monday, March 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Wednesday, March 16th at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger Tapping at Buffalo Bob’s Mt. Zion
Cougar and Pure Fury will also be on tap.

Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm – Jackie O’s Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
The cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. Please make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, March 17th – HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day Pint Day at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale and Flying Dog Lucky S.O.B. Swag to give away throughout the day.

Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Celtic music, Irish dinner and specials on Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale and Guinness Draft cans.

Thursday, March 17th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at O’Bryan’s Wine & Spirits
Featuring Listermann’s Shamrock Shake.

Thursday, March 17th at 10:00 am – Barrel Aged and Coffee Barrel Aged Shamrock Shake Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, March 17th at 12:00 pm – Firkin Madness at Braxton Brewing
Three “appropriately-themed” firkins for St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness.

Thursday, March 17th at 2:00 pm – Moerlein Third Wave IPA March Madness Watch Party at Shakey’s Pub and Grub

Thursday, March 17th at 4:00 pm – St. Paddy’s Day and Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Saturday, March 19th at 11:00 am – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Bluegrass Sundown, a dark roasted coffee infused with Kentucky Bourbon and sugar. Pairing to be announced.

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

This Week in Beer: Nov. 16 – 22, 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. 16th-Thursday, Nov. 19th – Fork + Bottle: MadTree Brewing at Metropole
Special tasting menu paired with MadTree beers. Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-578-6660 for reservations.

Monday, Nov. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Holland Dragon’s Milk variants including regular Dragon’s Milk, Coffee and Chocolate Dragon’s Milk Reserve and Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash Reserve. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Taproom Storm Can Launch at Braxton
While they will be available in better beer locations on Monday, this is the first day that the Storm cans will be available at the Braxton tap room.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Liquid Advent Tapping at Taft’s Ale House
Liquid Advent Chocolate Brown Porter is brewed with cinnamon, chilies, cacao nibs & roasted cacao husks from Maverick Chocolate Co. According to the Taft’s Ale House Facebook page, “This special beer is canned in Holiday Edition 16oz 4-packs and sells for $11.99.” Liquid Advent will be available on draft at Taft’s one time only, starting at 5:30 pm Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm – Country Boy Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Three beers (Cougar Bait, Cliff Jumper, Shotgun Wedding), four courses (baked jalapeños, argula & fruit salad, smokey pulled pork with fried okra and Mexican-style apple pie), and a pint glass to keep. Cost is $25 per person. Call 859-415-2312 for reservations.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:30 pm – Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-831-2749 for reservations.

Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 6:30 pm – Rogue Ales Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beer Reception: Rogue Brewing Santa’s Private Reserve, Moerlein Lager House Brew of choice; First Course: Dead Guy Ale paired with Goat Cheese Fritter with a Poached Pear Spiced Chili Sauce; Second Course: Chipotle Ale paired with Seared Prawns with Candied Pork belly/bacon; Third Course: Yellow Snow IPA paired with Sea Bass with a Blood Orange Glaze and Julienned Root Vegetable; Fourth Course: Chocolate Stout paired with Beef Short Rib with Coffee Demi, Scallop Potato and Turnip; Dessert: Hazelnut Brown Nectar paired with Hazelnut Bread Pudding with Caramelized Bananas. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
Six samples from Revolution Brewing and Jet’s Pizza.

Thursday, Nov. 19th 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 Winter Seasonal, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 7:00-10:00 pm – Hudepohl Pure Lager Homecoming Party at the Transept
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in celebrating the triumphant homecoming of Hudepohl Pure Lager Beer. After decades of being a beer of choice for Cincinnatians, we are proud to restore the heritage and bring a classic beer brand back home. Come and share some drinks, have some food and enjoy a special live set from Young Heirlooms on 11/19/15! The event is free but please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hudepohl-pure-lager-party-tickets-19481535798

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 12:00-11:00 pm – Blank Slate Pourhouse One Year Anniversary and Opera Cream Stout Tapping
In honor of the first anniversary of their tap room, Blank Slate is not only tapping their wonderful Opera Cream Stout, but plan to have up to 24 different beers available throughout the day. Here’s the list: Available all day (pending supply): Movin’ On, Out and About, The Lesser Path, Fork In The Road, Long Way Home, MosaWit, Fume, Shroominous, Ryesing Up, Opera Cream – Bonbonerie Coffee Cream Stout and Orchids Bounty; New Release (All Day): On Top of All This My Wife’s Pregnant Rye Session Stout; Opera Cream Variants (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): Opera Cream Nitro, Opera Cream Chocolate, Opera Cream Vanilla, Opera Cream Cherry, Opera Cream Mixed Berry; Other Variants/Specials (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): The Lesser Path Pineapple Habanero, Fumar Chile Chili Pepper Smoked Porter, Fume Chai Tea, Out and About Cranberry, Orchids Bounty Vanilla, Ryesing Up Peach and Pineapple Sage and Shroominous Bourbon Barrel Aged.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 3:00-8:00 pm – New Belgium Sour & Hop Tap Takeover at the Listing Loon
Beers include Eric’s Ale, Le Terroir, and Accumulation.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 4:00 pm to close – Caturday Fundraiser at the Brass Tap U Square
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in partnership with Brass Tap and Rhinegeist for an evening of craft beer and cute cats to benefit OAR’s life-saving programs. You’ll enjoy specialty Rhinegeist keg tappings, beer- and cat-related door prizes, cat videos, a live photo booth, and for the true beer aficionado, the opportunity to go home with some extremely rare bottles when the party is over! From 4:00 pm until close, a portion of all draft beer and food sales will benefit Ohio Alleycat Resource and its mission to improve the lives of owned and free-roaming cats in the Cincinnati area. Raffle tickets will be on sale from 4 until prize drawings at 9:00 PM, and OAR volunteers will be on hand all night to talk up our fabulous adoptable cats and rewarding involvement opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to combine two of the best things known to humanity: beer and cats! (And some pretty awesome cat people, too.)”

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

This Week in Beer: Nov. 2 – 8, 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. 2nd from 4:00-10:00 pm – MadTree Takes Movember: Barbers vs. Brewers
The brewers at MadTree are known for their beards. This Movember, they are raising money for Movember Cincinnati, a local group that creates awareness for men’s health issues and raises vital funds to combat prostate and testicular cancers. The more money they raise, the more beards that are shaved live at this event. You can donate at the YouCaring website and then watch the beards get shaved off.

Monday, Nov. 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Avery Pumpkin. The cost is $12 for a ten ounce snifter (limit of one per person).

Monday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s King Pin Classic cream ale. A dollar from every Beer of the Month sold will be donated to the DAV 5K along with 100% of the proceeds from the ceremonial keg.

Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein T-Bird Hop Harvest Ale Can Launch and Firkin Tapping at Christian Moerlein Malt House
Tap Lineup Additions include Eleven/162 – Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Wee Heavy; Shiver – Chai Spiced Porter; Lime-Bird: T-Bird Infused with fresh Lime; and Stuffed-Bird: T-Bird infused with Cranberries, Rosemary, and Sage.

Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 6:30 pm – New Belgium Beer Dinner at the Celestial
Seven course meal with beer pairings. This is the Celestial’s first ever beer dinner. Cost is $75 per person. The menu is available on their Facebook Event Page. Make your reservations on OpenTable.

Thursday, Nov. 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 – Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Glendale – Rivertown Roebling and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Nov. 5th at 7:00 pm – Sixpoint Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger is the featured beer. This is a keep the glass event.

Friday, Nov. 6th at 5:00 pm – Free Bacon Friday at Ei8ht Ball
This week, along with the free bacon, they are tapping several beers from Founders including Backwoods Bastard, Mosaic Promise, Porter and All Day IPA.

Saturday, Nov. 7th at 10:00 am – National Learn to Homebrew Day at Osborn Brewing
Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 7th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Moerlein Lager House
More than 20 seasonal craft beers will be featured, including: Special Barrel Aged Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas, DuClaw For Pete’s Sake Imperial Sweet Baby Jesus, Rogue Santa’s Little Helper, Schlafly Christmas Ale, Lost Coast Winterbraun, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Deschutes Jubel 2015, West Sixth Christmas Ale, Brew Kettle Winter Warmer, a special keg of Moerlein Christkindl Holiday Spiced Ale on tap designed by the brewers of the Moerlein Lager House, plus many more.

Saturday, Nov. 7th at 4:00 pm – The Great Ohio Brew and ‘Que 2015 at Fifty West
Barbecue and beer? Possibly the best pairing ever. This annual event with Great Lakes is not to be missed for more information and to purchase your tickets, check out their Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, Nov. 7th at 6:00 pm – HOLLER: A Celebration of Kentucky Craft Beer and Whiskey at New Riff Distilling
Participants Include Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Copper And Kings, Blue Stallion Brewing Company, Second Sight Spirits, Country Boy Brewing, Corsair Artisan Distillery, Barrel House Distilling Company, West Sixth Brewing, RoosterBrew, Goodwood Brewing, Against The Grain Brewery, Old Pogue Bourbon, Braxton Brewing Company, Monnik Beer Co., Wilderness Trail Distillery, Willett Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company, MB Roland Distillery, The Gentleman Distillery. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to hollerfestival.com.

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