This Week in Beer: Jan. 16 – 22, 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. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Hopslam. $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 5:00 pm – Tuesday Tappening: Peach Insurrection at Rivertown Brewing
Try their Insurrection Double IPA with Peach Rings candy.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Bell’s Hopslam and Black Note at Market Wines
They will be tapping a kep of Hopslam and during the event, they will be raffling off the chance to buy a Bell’s Black Note Stout. The raffles will be held roughly every 30 minutes. You must be present to buy the beer, there will be no holds.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley Station
Beers include The Jolly Tar, Gamma Bomb, and Whiskey Rebellion. Buy the beer, keep the glass.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Five course and six beers. The full menu is available on the Facebook event page. Cost is $55 plu tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Incline Public House
Two seating at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Cost is $50 for five courses and five beers. Menu is available on their Facebook event page. For reservations, call 513-251-3000 or email flo@inclinepublichouse.com or kevin@inclinepublichouse.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Meetup at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, Jan. 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Tropic Flair, Beta 4, Barrel Aged Dead Blow, Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Charge, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Ancho Chile, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla, Dark Charge 23 Bourbon Maple, and Bluff.

Thursday, Jan. 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 – Sweetwater Low Rider, Glendale – Warped Wing Oatmeal and Hyde Park – Bell’s Hopslam.

Thursday, Jan. 19th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 20th – Rivertown Brewing’s Monroe Grand Opening
We will have more information Friday in our Tastings and Tapping Report.

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 24 – 30, 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.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Proud Pecan Pale Ale Release at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 24th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. Cost is $6 for a ten-ounce snifter.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Nick & Tom’s
Five beers (Jeanneke, Tequilana, Divergent, Roebling and Pumpkin) and four courses. Call 513-574-4242 to make your reservation.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Dinner at Tēla Bar + Kitchen
Five course dinner with beer pairings for $50 a person. Call 513-821-8352 for reservations.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 1:00 pm – Monthly Pint Night at Listermann Brewing
$7 for your beer and the take home glass.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 4:00 pm – Fab Ferments / Urban Artifact Collaboration Tapping
From Facebook: “Join us for a special two-fer edition of #Taptuesday as we invite our friends from FAB FERMENTS in as part of our Pickle Gose collaboration. On tap we will have a Kimchi Pickle Gose as well as a Dill Pickle blend that utilize spice blends and brine from Fab Ferments blended into our Pickle Gose base. Additionally, the team at Fab Ferments will set up shop with a table of tasty fermented treats to purchase to go with your beer.”

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 5:30 pm – Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing at Igby’s
From Facebook: “Purchase your ticket for just $5 to try the delicious combos below: Goose Island 312 with Fresh Chevre, Goose Island Sofie with Naked Goat, Goose Island Matilda with Washed Rind and Goose Island IPA and Cabot Clothbound. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-and-cheese-class-tickets-28658610676

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – 2015 Sour Bourbon Pumpkin Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Ciders include Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider, Crafty Cranberry, and Crafty Hopped. And Aspall Cider Dry English Cider and Perronnelle’s Blush.

Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Dales Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier (draft), Passion Fruit Pinner “Throwback IPA”, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout (draft) and Hotbox Coffee Porter.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm – News and Brews with the Business Courier at Moerlein Lager House
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Streetside Brewery Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Raspberry Beret, Alpha IPA and Super Simple Pale Ale.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Avery Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on draft include Lilikoi Kepolo, White Rascal, IPA, El Gose, Ellie’s Brown Ale, Beast, Samuels, Rumpkyn, Pumpkyn, Tweak, Mephistopheles, Uncle Jacobs, Vanilla Bean Stout and Raspberry Sour. Bottles available include 2015 Pumpkyn, 2016 Rumpkyn, 2016 Pumpkyn, 2016 Samuels and 2016 Mesphistopheles.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping for the Cure at Taft’s Ale House
From Facebook: “In honor of breast cancer awareness month we will be tapping Taft’s Pink Ribbon, an American Fruit beer brewed with watermelon and tart cherries and donating 10% of beer sales for the evening to the Susan G. Komen Fund! We will also have limited edition glassware for the event as well while supplies last.”

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Holler Halloween with New Belgium at Holler Hops and Grill
Halloween karoke, some special beers and New Belgium swag including the hat press. Prizes for best costume.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Three Floyds Tap Invasion, Glendale – Elysian Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Invasion.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: April 18 – 24, 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, April 18th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Weizen for $5

Monday, April 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s beers from Anderson Valley including Briney Watermelon Gose, Horse Tongue Sour, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout and Huge Arker.

Tuesday, April 19th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Dunkel for $5

Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm – Founders Surprise Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus
Beers include KBS, Mosaic and All Day.

Wednesday, April 20th – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Lager for $5

Wednesday, April 20th at 3:00 pm – Fire it up on 4/20 with Fat Head’s and Boulder at Lucky Turtle
Beers include Fat Head’s Bone Head Imperial Red Ale, Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale, Boulder Hazed Hoppy Session Ale, Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter plus their collaboration ale Co-Hopitation.

Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00 pm – Pack That Pils Into the Glass at Wunderbar
Try out four experimental Pilsners from Rhinegeist.

Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm – 420 on 4/20 Drink ‘Em If You Got ‘Em at Marty’s Hops and Vines
$3 SweetWater 420 drafts

Thursday, April 21st – Reinheitsgebot 500th Year Anniversary Celebration at Hofbräuhaus Newport
Half Liter of Red Lager for $5

Thursday, April 21st at 5:00-8:00 pm – Ommegang “Game Of Thrones” Beer Tasting at Market Wines
Beers include Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat, Iron Throne Belgian Pale Ale and Take The Black Stout.

Thursday, April 21st at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Yellow Springs.

Thursday, April 21st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, April 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Three Floyds Tap Takeover, Glendale – Listermann Don’t Talk Sh*t About Norwood and Hyde Park – New Belgium Rare Tap Invasion.

Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm – Dogfish Head Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 21st at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Home Bottle Release at Braxton Brewing

Check out our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report for lots of weekend events and Reinheitsgebot celebrations!

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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. 8 – 14, 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. 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s HopSlam. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – Kentucky Ale Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
For $25, you get two glasses of Kentucky Ale and a Kentucky bourbon barrel liqueur served with a four course meal. Call (859) 415-2312 to make your reservations.

Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – Pint Night/Trivia Night at The Growler House
Featuring Moerlein Big Piney IPA for $4 a pint.

Thursday, Feb. 11th – Maple Dopplebock Farewell Tapping at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Beers include Big Piney IPA, Wild Hunt Black IPA, T-Bird Hop Harvest Ale and Hudepohl Pure Lager.

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 5:00 pm – Ale Smith Tap Take Over at Market Wines
Featured beers are Vintage Wee Heavy, Vintage Speedway Stout and Vietnamese Speedway Stout.

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6:00 pm – First Squeeze Nugget Nectar at Firehouse Grill

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6:30 pm – Upland Brewing Beer Dinner at Otto’s
MENU — Greeter: Champagne Velvet Pilsner; First Course: Carpet Burn Oyster Stout paired with Tempura battered oyster sliders with housemade remolaude served on 16 Bricks challah rolls; Second Course: Dragon Fly IPA paired with Pork tenderloin with apple chutney over arugula with an apple cider vinaigrette, topped with cilantro micro greens; Third Course: Cherry Lambic Belgian Ale paired with Housemade Burrata with flat beignets coated in local honey cinnamon and cayenne, topped with poached pears. Cost is $43.19 per person. You can get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ottos-upland-brewing-beer-dinner-tickets-20834978983

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Feb. 12th – 9th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
The grand daddy of all Cincinnati beer festivals. Get your tickets at http://www.cincybeerfest.com/buy-tickets/. As always, we recommend going Friday night. The Connoisseur tickets and hotel package for Saturday night are already sold out.

Saturday, Feb. 13th starting at 11:00 am – 4th Annual Splinterfest at Moerlein Lager House
This event celebrates barrel aged beers in pints and crafted flights. Beer list includes Braxton Dark Charge, Uinta Brewing Port O’ Call, Thirsty Dog Siberian Nights, Upland Barrel Chested Barleywine, Blank Slate Barrel Aged Shroomious Brown Ale, New Holland Dragon Milk, New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek, Christian Moerlein Eleven/162, Rhinegeist Mushhushshu, Stone 2013 Old Guardian Oak Smoked Barley Wine, MadTree Gnarly Brown Bourbon Barrel, Old Firehouse Barrel Aged Old Flame, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel 3 year Coffee Stout.

Saturday, Feb. 13th at 4:00 pm – Westwood Works Winter Pop-Up Beer Garden at St. James Episcopal Church
Featuring beers from MadTree.

Saturday, Feb. 13th – 9th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
See above.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 18 – 24, 2016

[Editor’s note: Our apologies for missing some beer events the last few weeks. Carla’s father has been having some health issues and we’ve been in Illinois helping him out. Hope to have things back to normal this week.
–Also, be sure to check out the two important fund raising events scheduled for Saturday this week.]

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

Monday, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black Imperial Stout. The cost is $9 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Lolita, Sofie, The Muddy and Four Star Pils.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 1:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Dickmann’s
Twenty-six Rhinegeist beers on tap including Barrel Aged Ink, Barrel Aged Bertha, Blueberry Panther, Coffee Duncle, Stryker, Traction, Spud, Experimental IPA #2, Bubbly, Mosaic, Ink, Asterix, Workhorse, Victoria, Squirrel, Saison Blue, Dunk, Panda, Cidergeist Dry-Hopped, Cidergeist Semi Dry, Pure Fury, Panther, Uncle, Cougar, Zen and Truth.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Uinta Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
They will be pairing beer from Uinta Brewing with a special dinner menu. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. You can make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Big Piney Release Party at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Ballast Point Victory at Sea Variants at Firehouse Gril
Variants include Coconut, Peanut Butter, Peppermint and the original Victory at Sea.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:30 pm – Highland IPA Launch at Habits Cafe
In addition to the IPA, they will also have Black Watch and Cold Mountain.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at BrewRiver GastroPub
Five Braxton beers on tap.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Fulton St Coffee Golden, Lolita Raspberry Wild Ale and Ogden Tripel.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 6:00 pm – Kentucky Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s Covington
Featuring Braxton Snow Shovel, Goodwood Walnut, Kentucky Ale 3-Year Stout and West Sixth Heller Heaven.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 7:00 pm – Crazy Mountain Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring their Extra Special Bitter.

Saturday, Jan. 22nd at 11:00 am – Brunch featuring Goose Island at Marty’s Hops & Vines
First course: Grilled Brie Crostini with Mango Chutney paired with Sofie; Second course: Prosciutto and Vegetable Frittata paired with Matilda; Third course: Puff Pastry Mushroom Tart paired with Lolita. Cost is $25 per person and due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call (513) 681-4222 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Flint Disaster Relief Fundraiser at Blank Slate Brewing
From their Facebook event page: “Water is THE most important raw material we use as brewers. We are blessed with top notch drinking water here in Cincinnati and it just so happens to make great beer too. Imagine if the water you were drinking (and everything made from it) was rendered toxic due to cost cutting efforts by your friendly local government. Not cool. This is exactly what has happened in Flint Michigan. People in that community currently don’t have access to safe drinking water from their municipal system and to us that is a real shame. It has been bugging us so much that we decided we need to do something to help.
This Saturday, January 23rd, BLANK SLATE BREWING COMPANY will be donating 20% of all beverage sales to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund to aid in immediate disaster relief for those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. We will also be accepting cash donations as part of the contributions.”

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Pints for a Purpose at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
Help The Pub in Rookwood raise money for the family of Firefighter Patrick Wolterman who was killed in the line of duty on December 28th, 2015 serving the City of Hamilton Fire Department. Great Lakes Brewery, Ohio Valley Wine & Spirits Distributing, and The Pub have all agreed to donate $1 for every Great Lakes Pint sold between 5pm and 11pm on January 23rd. That means a $3 donation for every pint purchased. They will also have some amazing silent auction items, donation boxes, split the pot, t-shirts available for purchase, and more.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 30, 2015

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.

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 having a Halloween pint night in Fairfield and in Eastgate.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Market Wines – Southern Tier Tap Take Over with Pumpking and Creme Brulee Stout

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring “some scary good brews”. The draft by the glass will be Avery The Beast for $5.00 for a 9 oz. pour. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. 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

Braxton Brewing – Tapping a firkin of their Level Saison with hibiscus at 5:00 pm tonight.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale Gose with Plums. Cost is $12 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 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, Oct. 26th at 4:00 pm – Great Lakes Christmas Ale Release Party at Zip’s Café

Tuesday, Oct. 27th – Rhinegeist “Keep The Glass” night and tap takeover at Barleycorn’s (all three locations

Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Beer Dinner at Packhouse
This dinner was postponed from earlier this month. Altered Pale Ale paired with cheesy beef empanada; Zeppelin Pale Ale paired with spinach and fruit salad; Helltown Rye-Ot Brown Ale paired with Enchilada Pack with jalapeno mac & cheese; Barbarossa infused with vanilla paired with Apple cinnamon empanada. Cost is $25 per person. Call 859-415-2312 for reservations.

Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Dickmann’s Sports Pub & Grub
Ten different Moerlein beers will be on draft.

Wednesday, Oct. 28th-Sunday, Nov. 1st – Make a Charity Donation and Get a Flight of Four at Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Bad Tom is celebrating their recent growth with this unique promotion. Make a donation to their favorite charity and you will get a Flight of Four. You can only take advantage of this offer once a day.

Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 5:00-8:00 pm – New Holland Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout, Pilgrim’s Dole Wheatwine, Mad Hatter Midwest IPA, Ichabod Pumpkin Ale (draft) and Carharrt Woodsman Barrel-aged Pale Ale (draft). They will also have five ounce pours of Special Reserve Dragon’s Milk aged with toasted chiles for $2 more.

Thursday, Oct. 29th – Witches Brew at Fifty West
Two specialty dinner options, two limited edition beers brewed by Pink Ribbon Girls, Team Fight Club and Fifty West.

Thursday, Oct. 29th at 4:30-7:30 pm – Halloween Yappy Hour at Braxton Brewing
Braxton is always dog friendly (inside and out) before 8:00 pm, but this Thursday, they will be donating $0.50 of every Storm or Sparky beer sold to the Save The Animals Foundation.

Friday, Oct. 30th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include vintage Pumpking on tap along with Creme Brulee so they can make some Pumpking Rolls.

Saturday, Oct. 31st from 12:00-6:00 pm – 2nd Annual Hopgeist Double IPA Festival at Rhinegeist
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Price includes sampling tickets and commemorative glassware. For more information, go to their Facebook event page.

Saturday, Oct. 31st at 2:00 pm – Rock the Core Cincinnati Cider Festival at Sawyer Point
For more information and to buy tickets, go to their web site at http://drinkthedistrict.com/cincinnati/rock-the-core/

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backstage Series #13 ReDANKulous. The cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Tapping at The Lackman
Beers include Storm Golden Cream Ale, Sparky Hoppy Wheat Ale, Crank Shaft India Pale Ale and Dead Blow Stout infused with coffee.

Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 6:00 pm – William Howard Taft / Cincy Red Bike Dual Birthday Bash at Taft’s Ale House
They will be tapping their Red Bike Beer, a low alcohol Zwickel beer. Order a Red Bike Beer and get the special glass with your first one (while supplies last).

Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 5:30 pm – Braxton Launch Party at the Growler House

Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Tieton Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
They will be pouring Rambling Route, Cherry, Apricot, Dry-hopped, and Smoked pumpkin ciders.

Thursday, Sept. 17th at 4:00 pm – Imperial Thursday at KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia
Six imperial IPAs on draft including Dogfish Head IPA and Rhinegeist Saber tooth Tiger.

Thursday, Sept. 17th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover at Market Wines
They will have Black Chocolate Stout, Wild Horse Porter and Red Sumac Wit on Draft and bombers of Intensified Barrel-Aged Coffee Porter.

Thursday, Sept. 17th at 6:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring West Sixth IPA, Wild PItch and Oktoberfest.

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

Friday, Sept. 18th-Sunday, Sept. 20th – Überdrome at the Moerlein Lager House
More information on their Facebook event page.

Friday, Sept. 18th at 4:00 pm – Swayze Dayze 2015 at Ei8ht Ball
Too complicated to explain in a few sentences. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 18th-Sunday, Sept. 20th – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sept. 19th from 12:00 noon-12:00 midnight – Fifty Fest 2015 at Fifty West
More information available on their web site.

Saturday, Sept. 19th at 12:00 noon – 3rd Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist

Sunday, Sept. 20th at 10:00 am – Braxton Brunch and Beermosas at Halfcut
For every Sparky Beermosa that is sold, they’ll donate $1 to OTR Community Housing. For every Beermosa pitcher, they’ll donate $5.

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This Week in Beer: July 27 – August 2, 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, June 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, June 27th at 6:30 pm – Glow LUMENOCITY Pale Ale at Rhinegeist
Tapping is at 7:00 pm and the CSO Brass Quartet will be performing.

Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at Drake’s Florence
Featuring their Lake Erie Monster DIPA.

Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: QUAFFTOBERFEST! Beers include KABOOM!, What the Wheat?, Grand Crow, Grendel Mead, S’more of What?, Gnappy and the release of OX and Orange Melvin. Bottles of OX and Orange Melvin will be released at 8pm, after the event.
Burger: Marsala
For reservations, go to their web site

Thursday, July 30th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Bells Summer ‘Splosion at Market Wines
Beers include Sparkleberry, Quinannan Falls, Hopsolution, Oberon plus they will have 16 ounce cans of Two Hearted with matching tall-boy Koozies.

Thursday, July 30th at 5:30 pm – Shamble On Dubbel Barrel Blues Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
This Belgian dubbel aged with whiskey-infused wood chips is in honor of the Whiskey Rambles band who will be performing at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – Bosmo’s Imperial Cream Ale Tapping at Taft’s Ale House
The second beer in Taft’s Taft’s Resurrection Beer Series, Bosmo’s is well known among members of the Bloatarian Brewing League.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – 5 Rabbit Pint Night at BrewRiver GastoPub
Beers include Lulo Galactico, Yodo Con Leche, Tamarind Paletas, 5 Lizard, and the Super Pils W Hop Randal.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Ermal’s Belgian cream ale, the Radler and Mr. Mean Imperial IPA.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Glendale – Revolution Bottoms Up Wit and Hyde Park – Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster

Friday, July 31st – Hops for Hippos: The Final Chapter at Taste of Belgium Clifton
Beers include special brews from West Sixth.

Friday, July 31st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Great Lakes Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Saturday, August 1st – Third Annual Made in Cincy Beerfest at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Featuring sixteen taps of local beers, Camp Washington Chili and Hop Water. Tickets are $36 in advance; $46 at the door (pricing includes tax and gratuity). Call (513) 681-4222 or stop in at Marty’s to get your tickets.

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