5th Annual Made In Cincy Beerfest

From Facebook:

It’s hard to believe we’re on our 5th Made in Cincinnati Beerfest this year.

It’s also hard to believe that we can get 16 locals brews on tap at the same time here, but every August we manage. You won’t want to miss this one.

Tickets are $29.99 in advance (stop in or call 513-681-4222), $34.99 at the door. What does this get you?
Taster pours of all the beers (watch this space for the final list of all we’re tapping).
All you can eat Camp Washington Chili with all the fixin’s.
Meet reps from local breweries
A souvenir taster glass
Live music with Dave Hawkins, Singer-Songwriter from 6-8:30 and the Soucez, Flynn, and Reisenberg Jazz Trio from 9-11:30

Don’t want that much beer? You can still join in the fun and order from the menu, but with 16 drafts to choose from instead of our usual 6!

This Week in Beer: July 31 – August 6, 2017

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. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, August 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Beer Monday (ON TUESDAY) at Braxton Labs

Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist/Pipeworks Collaboration Launch: Astro Dwarf at The Gas Light Café

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm – Summer of Sculpin at Flipdaddy’s Union

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm – Fifty West Carolina Gold Kölsch Tapping Party at The Eagle OTR

Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Brew Kettle Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Clifton

Thursday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, August 4th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Jackie O’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, August 4th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, August 4th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, August 4th at 6:00 pm – Hazy River NE IPA tapping at Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Friday, August 4th at 6:00 pm – Astro Dwarf Pre Launch Party at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, August 5th from 5:00-11:30 pm – 5th Annual Made in Cincy Beerfest at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Sunday, August 6th at 6:00 pm – Listermann Brewery Food/Beer Pairing at Delicio Coal Fired Pizza

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Terrapin Beer Tasting

From Facebook:

Wednesdays are beer night, and we’ve got another great tasting. This week we’ll be pouring five beers from Terrapin Beer Co. :

Recreationale Pale Ale
Hi-5 IPA
Hopsecutioner IPA
Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale (draft)
and
The Walking Dead blood orange IPA (draft)
All five taster pours for $10

We’ll also have $3 tacos!

Moonlight Meadery Tasting

From Facebook:

We’ve got a great mead from Moonlight Meadery to tap, Stock Up, a semi-sparkling mead with blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. In addition, we’ll pour Kurt’s Apple Pie (apple mead with spices), Desire (Black Currrant, Black Cherry, and Blueberry), and Fling (Strawberry Rhubarb) from bottles. All four taster pours for $12.

This Week in Beer: July 10 – 16, 2017

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. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, July 10th – Happy anniversary to us! (Tom and Carla, not Hoperatives)

Tuesday, July 11th at 5:00 pm – Tart N’Tasty Tap Takeover at Lucky Dog Grille

Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00 pm – Moonlight Meadery Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00 pm – Clash of the Newbies Fig Leaf Brewing and Streetside Brewery at Habits Café

Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm – Christmas in July Keg Tap at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, July 13th-Saturday, July 15th – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Brewing Heritage Trail Crowdfunding Launch Event at OTR Biergarten

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – March First Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Tennessee Extra Dry Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Avery White Rascal Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Sixpoint Resin Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 pm – Upland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Month Day from 5:00-9:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Month Day from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Taft’s Pint Night benefiting Caracole

From Facebook:

Caracole, Inc. provides HIV prevention and testing services for the community and affordable housing & case management for individuals & families living with HIV/AIDS.

As part of Cincinnati Beer Week and Pride Week festivities, Marty’s Hops & Vines will host this event in collaboration with Taft’s Ale House, People. Pints. Purpose.. and a myriad of sponsors.
There will be Split the Pot, Silent Auction, Raffle, and Marty’s will donate $2 for every pint that is drawn.

We’ll be collecting donations of necessities for Caracole House residents in exchange for raffle tickets. Current needed supplies include: Deodorant, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Body Wash, Shaving Cream.

We’ll be tapping Taft’s Pride and Passion(fruit) along with 2 other Taft’s brews.

Come out enjoy the evening and tip a pint for a great cause.

Goose Island Vintage Ales Tasting

From Facebook:

Join us for a very special beer tasting featuring two Goose Island Vintage ales on tap: Juliet and Madame Rose, plus two cellared bottle pours: Sofie and Lolita. We’ll also taste Sofie fresh to compare with the cellared version. All five taster pours for $15, PLUS take home a Goose Island glass, while supplies last.

Jack’s Hard Cider Tasting

From Facebook:

Our next cider tasting features Jack’s Hard Cider. Jack’s Rep Josh Geddes will be here pouring the following:
Dry-hopped (draft)
Original
Helen’s Blend
and
Fireside
$10

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

Hoperatives: Tastings and Tappings Report

Better Beer St. Patrick’s Day Events 2017

Because we are an informational web site that focuses on better beer events and news in Cincinnati, we’re only concentrating on specifically beer related Saint Patrick’s Day events. In other words, we’re not listing food or music information. And, no, we’re not listing anything involving green beer.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Opening at 9:00 am.
Guinness on tap all day.

Cock and Bull Mainstrasse
Doors open at 6:00 am. Free t-shirts to the first 600.
Breakfast Green Eggs and Ham plus Guinness Pancakes.
Lots of Braxton beers on tap.

Listermann Brewing
“Doors open at 9 am with Shamrock, Shamrock BA, Shamrock BA Coffee all on draft as well as some vintage Shamrocks and BA Shamrocks.
BA Shamrock 22 oz bottle:$13 PLUS tax ~550 Bottles Limit 4
BA Coffee Shamrock 22 oz bottle:$15 PLUS tax ~350 bottles Limit 3”

Marty’s Hops and Vines
At 5:00 pm, they will be tapping Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Conway’s Irish Ale.

Molly Malone’s Covington
Kegs and Eggs at 7:00 am.
Outdoor festival begins at 10:30 am and goes all day.

Molly Malone’s Pleasant Ridge
Kegs and Eggs at 7:00 am.
Outdoor concert/festival begins at 11:00 am and goes all day.

Municipal Brew Works
Starts at 7:00 pm.
See their Facebook event page for more information.

The Pub at Crestview Hills
Kegs and Eggs at 8:00 am.
$5 Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp

Streetside Brewery
Opening at 8:00 am.
They will be giving out free St. Patrick’s Day Streetside shirts to the first 25 people through the door. Shirts will also be available to purchase in the taproom.
They will be tapping their Dry Irish Stout and a small batch of an Irish Red.

The Woodburn
Kegs & Eggs beginning at 7:00 am
More information available on their Facebook event page

St. Patrick's Day