This Week in Beer: September 22 – 28, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 22nd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Sept. 22nd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Sept. 22nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Green Flash White IPA through Cucumbers and Cilantro.

Monday, Sept. 22nd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Sept. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Sept. 22nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Jackie O’s After Hours with coffee.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Union
Beers include Southern Tier 2XIPA, Southern Tier Warlock and Southern Tier Crème Brulee. Giveaways too.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Ommegang Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Ommegang Adoration Ale, Witte, Rare Vos, Gnomegang and Belgian Independence Day IPA.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Helltown Rye-Ot Tapping at Mayday Northside

Thursday, Sept. 25th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Sept. 25th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Brewery Anniversary Event at The Lackman
You can pair your Deschutes brew with a Black Butte doughnut from Holtman’s. Beers include Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Mirror Mirror Oaked Aged Barley Wine, Doppel Dinkel Bock and Black Butte 26 Anniversary Porter.

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Pumpkin ales from Southern Tier, Schlafly, O’Fallons, New Holland and Shipyard
Burger: Chili Cheese Burger
This is the last Burgers & Beers of the season.

Thursday, Sept. 25th 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 – Left Hand Oktoberfest, Glendale – Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Munsterfest.

Friday, Sept. 26th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Sept. 26th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 26th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, Sept. 26th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Sept. 26th at 7:50 pm – Cincinnati Beer Run (With Glow)
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 27th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Sept. 27th from 12:00 pm to close – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 27th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Barks, Bourbon, & Brews at New Riff Distillery
From Facebook: Enjoy distillery tours, dinner by the bite, and local bourbon and beer with a panoramic view of the city. Proceeds benefit the dogs of Circle Tail and the people whose lives they change. Purchase tickets at http://circletail.net/index.php?page=barks-bourbon-brews

Sunday, Sept. 28th from 12:00-9:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

This Week in Beer: June 30 – July 6, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 30th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, June 30th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

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

Monday, June 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie Bomb! (imperial stout blended with coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers). The cost is $10 a snifter.

Monday, June 30th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, July 1st – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, July 1st – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, July 1st – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 1st at 6:00 pm – Beer School at Whole Foods Cincinnati
The theme this month is Pilsner. The beers include Great Lakes Wright Pils, Pilsner Urquell, Victory Prima Pils, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Tröegs Sunshine Pils and Rhinegeist #05625 Pilsner.

Tuesday, July 1st at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, July 2nd – Alltech Tap Takeover at Mayday

Wednesday, July 2nd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, July 2nd – Alltech Peach Barrel Wheat Pint Night at Drake’s

Wednesday, July 2nd – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
Rail House has closed per WineMeDineMe.com.

UPDATE Wednesday, July 2nd from 4:00 pm to close – Revolution Brewing Beer Tasting at MOTR

Wednesday, July 2nd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTR

UPDATE Wednesday, July 2nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Summer Wheat, Amber Ale, Coffee Brown Ale, Stout and Imperial IPA.

Wednesday, July 2nd from 6:00-9:00 pm – Hop Up Dinner at MadTree Brewing
This week, the food is from members of the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen and many have a definite beer twist to them: The Delish Dish – Bourbon Barrel Stout BLT, Babushka Pierogies – Potato Caramelized Onion Pierogi with Gnarly Brown Bacon, Grateful Grahams – Peanut Butter Bars and Brown Bear Bakery. The cost is $15 per person and a limited number of vegan dinners will be available.

Wednesday, July 2nd at 9:00 pm – We CAN Do It Wednesdays at Keystone Clifton
$3 select craft cans including Rhinegeist Truth, Uinta Brewing Hopnotch IPA and Strongbow Cider.

UPDATE Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th – New Belgium Lips of Faith Tap Takeover at Kaze
Beers include “Gratzer (their collaboration with Three Floyds Brewing on a traditional polish gratzer style ale), Heavenly Feijoa (their pineapple guava and hibiscus triple collaboration with Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel) and Yuzu, their yuzu enhanced imperial berliner weiss.”

Thursday, July 3rd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, July 3rd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

UPDATE Thursday, July 3rd at 5:00 pm – Cold Wet American Summer at Market Wines
Beers include Firkin of Thirsty Dog Wheat conditioned with fresh Michigan cherries, Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA, Vander Mill Blue Gold Cider, Uinta Sum’r, Sierra Nevada Summerfest and Clown Shoes Beer American Barleywine.

Thursday, July 3rd starting at 5:30 pm – Northside 4th of July Rock ‘n Roll Carnival
More information available on our Thursday post.

Thursday, July 3rd at 6:00-8:00 pm – Summer BBQ Wine & Beer Tasting & Party ay Dilly
Featuring MadTree beers, this is an all-you-can-eat food event with burgers, wursts, dogs and house made sides. You also get a “generous batch of tickets” to use for tastes and glasses of wine or tastes and pints of beer. (Additional drinks or other food also available a la carte.) The cost is $35 per person and reservations are required. Call 513-561-5233.

Thursday, July 3rd 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 – Rivertown Jenneke, Glendale – MadTree and Hyde Park – TBA.

Friday, July 4th – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Friday, July 4th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, July 4th starting at 10:00 am – Northside 4th of July Rock ‘n Roll Carnival

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

This Week in Beer: May 12 – 18, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

HAPPY AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK – May 12 – 18, 2014

Monday, May 12th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, May 12th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, May 12th – Luck Dry Irish Stout with Mexican Chiapas Coffee from Tazza Mia Tapping at Rhinegeist

Monday, May 12th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, May 12th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week for American Craft Beer Week, it’s Deschutes Mirror Mirror.

Monday, May 12th at 6:00 pm – Bell’s Quinnannan Falls Tapping at Arnold’s
See our earlier American Craft Beer Week Events post for more information.

Monday, May 12th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, May 13th – Zen Session IPA dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Centennial Hops at Rhinegeist

Tuesday, May 12th – Sam Adams Pint Night at Nicholson’s
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, buy a Sam Adams beer and keep the glass.

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

Tuesday, May 13th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, May 13th at 6:00 pm – Thirsty Dog Ankle Biter Tapping at Arnold’s
See our earlier American Craft Beer Week Events post for more information.

UPDATE Tuesday, May 13th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week, it’s MadTree Lift, North Peak Siren, Great Lakes Eye of the Tiger, Rhinegeist Truth, New Belgium Rampant and Two Brothers North Wind.

Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm – Samuel Smith Salute at Listing Loon
Glass giveaways, tastings and information session.

Wednesday, May 14th – Ink Russian Imperial Stout Infused with White Chocolate and Cocoa Nibs at Rhinegeist

Wednesday, May 14th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, May 14th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Includes two “Pub Exclusive” drafts that you can only get in Cleveland. They will be giving away t-shirts, bottle openers and such.

Wednesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – Rare Sam Adams Keg Tappings at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Includes Third Voyage (DIPA), Roggen Wolf (Rye IPA), 13th Hour (Imperial Stout), Double Bock (Doppelbock) and Porch Rocker (Radler).

Wednesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – Anchor IPA Release Party at Mayday

Wednesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite Tapping at Arnold’s
See our earlier American Craft Beer Week Events post for more information.

Wednesday, May 14th at 9:00 pm – We CAN Do It Wednesdays at Keystone Clifton
$3 select craft cans including Rhinegeist Truth, Uinta Brewing Hopnotch IPA and Strongbow Cider.

Thursday, May 15th – Pure Fury Pale Ale dry hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo Hops at Rhinegeist

UPDATE Thursday, May 15th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West
This week, it’s a Thirty-37 cask primed with citrus infused sugar, Citra whole cone dry hop, fresh basil and lemon zest.

Thursday, May 15th at 4:00 pm – Sol Drifter Release Party at MadTree
50% of all Sol Drifter sales, beer and merchandise, will go to YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.

UPDATE Thursday, May 15th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s Upland Infinite Wisdom Tripel.

Thursday, May 15th at 6:00 pm – Samuel Smith Salute at Listing Loon
Glass giveaways, tastings and information session.

Thursday, May 15th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Cask Conditioned Citra Dry Hopped Zeppelin Tapping at Arnold’s
See our earlier American Craft Beer Week Events post for more information.

UPDATE Dickmann’s
Thursday, May 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Brew Kettle sampling

Thursday, May 15th 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 – Left Hand Polestar Pilsner, Glendale – Heavy Seas Cutlass Amber and Hyde Park – Breckenridge Agave Wheat.

Thursday, May 15th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

UPDATE The Lackman
Friday, May 16th – Upland Side Trail Series Tapping (during happy hour)

Friday, May 16th – Spike American Wheat infused with mango & tangerine and dry hopped with Citra Hops at Rhinegeist

Friday, May 16th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Friday, May 16th starting at 3:00 pm – Patio Pours at Keystone Hyde Park
This week, it’s Blank Slate’s Pitter Patter and Triple Digit’s Gravitator.

Friday, May 16th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Dry Hopped Truth Tapping at Arnold’s
See our earlier American Craft Beer Week Events post for more information.

Friday, May 16th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, May 17th – Two versions of Truth IPA: Northern Hemisphere dry hopped with Centennial & Simcoe Hops and Southern Hemisphere dry hopped with Galaxy & Nelson Sauvin hops at Rhinegeist

UPDATE Saturday, May 17th starting at 3:00 pm – Patio Pours at Keystone Hyde Park
This week, it’s Blank Slate’s Pitter Patter and Triple Digit’s Gravitator.

Saturday, May 17th from 5:00-8:00pm – Second Annual Craft Beer and Food Festival at Whole Foods Mason
Thirty-five different craft beer vendors along with food provided by Whole Foods and several local food vendors. General Admission is $30 and you will receive 20 food and beer tickets. Designated Driver Admission is $20 and you will receive 10 food tickets. Children 12 and under are free and will receive 5 food tickets. All proceeds from the event will support SPCA Cincinnati. Tickets available at http://wfmcraftbeerfest.brownpapertickets.com/

Saturday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Bourbon Barrel Pitter Patter Tapping at Arnold’s
See our earlier American Craft Beer Week Events post for more information.

Saturday, May 17th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Events happening the entire Cincinnati Beer Week – February 6-13, 2014

UPDATE All Week — Beer Flights for Charity at Lucky Dog Grille
$1.00 will be donated to the Mason Food Pantry for every beer flight purchased during Cincinnati Beer Week.

UPDATE All Week — Celebrating Beer Week With Deschutes Brewery at Fogarty’s Irish Pub
Four Deschutes beers on draft Red Chair Pale, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter and Inversion IPA plus Hop Henge in 22 oz bottles.

All Week — Beer and Bites menu for Virgils Café
3 Tastes and 3 Small Plates for $25. Menu – West Sixth Lemongrass Wheat with house made ramen noodles, pickled cabbage, charred spring onion, beef, pork, smoked chile broth, meatballs, egg; Apocalypse Brew Works Fallout Dust with jerk chicken poutine (chicken thigh, hand cut fries, house made curds, jerk gravy) and Upland Bourbon Barrel Warmer with chocolate cobbler & vanilla bean ice cream.

All week — Hops Against Cancer at Tap House Grill
Tapping over 20 Cincinnati beers throughout the week and $1 of every Cincinnati beer purchased will go to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

All Week — CBW Pulled Pork Sliders at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Featuring Stone Brewing’s Levitation and Smoked Porter BBQ Sauces.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

11:00 am-1:00 am — Brewers Choice for Charity at Arthur’s Café
Arthur’s will donate $1 from the sales of every pint sold to the charity selection of each respective brewery. Arthur’s will double the donation to the top selling brewery’s charity.

All day — Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Moerlein Lager House
Beers will include Lagunitas IPA, Dogtown Pale, Sucks and Hairy Eyeball.

11:00 am – 10:00 pm — Lagunitas Release at Flipdaddy’s Wooster Pike
Beers will include Lagunitas IPA, Sucks and Hairy Eyeball.

11:00 am-2:30 am — Three Floyds Takeover at Dingle House

11:00 am – 10:00 pm — Pints For Parkinson’s at Flipdaddy’s Union
$1.00 of every sale of O’Fallon beer goes to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Beers are Weach and Hemp Hop Rye. Pint glass giveaway too.

12:00 noon — Beer Week Beer (Hostivit) Tapping at Coaches Corner

4:00 pm — Tapping of Hostivit (CBW beer) at Marty’s Hops and Vines

4:00 pm — Mother Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

5:00 pm — Pear A La Geuze & Beer Week Collaboration Vertical Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
Tapping of the above beers plus 4 year, 2 year and 6 months aged lambic blended with fresh pear cider

5:00 pm — Lighting of the Torch at Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Final tapping of their 3rd Shift Imperial Coffee Stout and Ardennes Belgian Quad

5:00-7:30 pm –- Lagunitas Tasting at Market Wines
Beers on draft will include SUCKS, IPA, Hairy Eyeball and Pilsner. More available in bottles.

5:00 pm –- Tapping of Fifty West 1926 at Zip’s Café
Also available are Speedbump Kolsch, Thirty-37 Session Pale Ale, and Coffee Please (on nitro) from Fifty West and Raz Wheat, Mandala Citra, Java the Stout, and Dark Apparition from Jackie O’s.

5:00-7:00 pm –- Christian Moerlein and Cincinnati Brewing History at Everything’s d’Vine
Enjoy Moerlein beers while seeing part of the Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer exhibit that’s currently at The Betts House.

5:00 pm-10:00 pm — Cellar Dwellers Tapping at BrewRiver GastroPub
Tapping of Cellar Dwellers Hazelnut Coffee Cream Oatmeal Stout

5:30 pm — Listermann’s Tapping at Arnold’s
Beer is cask aged Planetary IPA infused with grapefruit rinds.

6:00 pm — Madtree Brewing Firkin Dinner at Incline Public House
Four course dinner includes food, beer and a special one year anniversary growler. Cost is $4o plus tax and tip. Email dan@inclinepublichouse.com to reserve your seat.

6:00 pm –- 6th for a Cause / Hops for Hippos at Taste of Belgium Short Vine
West Sixth tap takeover featuring their IPA, Amber, Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter and Transylvania Tripel benefits the Cincinnati Zoo.

6:00 pm — Sours & Sliders at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Two sliders (one classic and one Asian inspired) will be paired along with eight sours or lambics featuring Drie Fonteinen, Panil, Mikkeller, Tilquin, Bocker, Haand, Hanssens and De Proef. Reserve your seat at https://www.thepartysource.com/eq_itemview.php?Id=3730

6:00 pm — Mile High Kick-Off Party Pint Night at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
All Colorado breweries. You get to keep the CBW glass. Beers include Breckenridge: Agave Wheat, Nitro Vanilla Porter, Trademark, and Well Built; Boulder: Mojo (Nitro), Cold Hop (Barrel Aged); Left Hand: Sawtooth, Milk Stout (Nitro), 400 Pound Monkey; Oskar Blues: G’Night, Winter Chub; Great Divide: Rumble, Hibernation; New Belgium: Fat Tire, Accumulation, Ranger, Paardebloem; Redstone: Black Raspberry Nectar.

6:00 pm — Kick-Off Party Pint Night at Cock & Bull Mainstrasse
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Double Barrel (blend of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout). Glasses are branded “Double Barrel”.

6:00 pm — Meet the Brewer: Rhinegeist at Tap House Grill
Part of Hops Against Cancer. Beers on tap include Truth, Cougar, Panther and more.

6:00-9:00 pm — MadTree Tasting with Craft Snack Pairings at Mayday
Stuffed pretzel bites paired with Kolsch Experimental; Smokey BBQ Pork Sliders with Rubus Cacao; Endive Ceasar Cup with Psychopathy; Curry Chicken Wonton with Galaxy High. Brewers from MadTree on hand too.

6:00-10:00 pm — Rivertown Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale
Featuring Lil SIPA. Buy the pint and keep the glass.

8:00-11:00 pm — Hop Heads Unite Blind Tasting at the Brass Tap
Twelve local hoppy beers on draft. $10 gets you a tasting glass, a rating card and a taste of each beer in the competition. Brewery with the most points wins and gets bragging rights for the year. A portion of the proceeds from this will go to www.water.org.

This Week in Beer: June 24 – 30, 2013

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 24th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, June 24th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Gerry the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, June 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café

Tuesday, June 25th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, June 25th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, June 25th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 pm – Lance’s Brewery Tour Firkin Tapping at Arnold’s Bar and Grill
See our post for more information.

Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon, Kona Longboard, Ommegang Hennepin, Kentucky IPA, Evil Twin Falco IPA and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.

Wednesday, June 26th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First Pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, June 26th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, June 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Lance’s Brewery Tour Happy Hour at Christian Moerlein Tap Room
For more information, check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/550308598349458/

Wednesday, June 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night OR Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
And sometimes, it’s a tapping! We’ll let you know which one it is this week as soon as we find out.

Wednesday, June 26th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Four beers from Hinterland Cherry Wheat, Saison Farmhouse, White Cap WIPA, and Luna Coffee Stout

Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it is their Bohemian Pilsner.

Thursday, June 27th – Hatter Days Tap Takeover at Holler Hops & Grill
Beer include Michigan Hatter, Farm House Hatter, Black Hatter, Oak Hatter and Rye Hatter on draft plus White Hatter in bottles.

UPDATE Thursday, June 27th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Anchor Brewing Tasting with Food Pairings at Mayday
Beers include Summer Ale, Liberty Ale, Zymaster Series Fort Ross Farmhouse ale and California Lager.

Thursday, June 27th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is a burger topped with home-made smoked chipotle chili and paired with beers from Rivertown, Blank Slate, Listermann, Upland, Mt. Carmel, Christian Moerlein, West Sixth and KY Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Thursday, June 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 – Bell’s Roundhouse IPA, Glendale – Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Hyde Park – Stone Most Bitter Bar Challenge.

Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at View Cucina
5 Courses, 5 Craft Beers for $55. SOLD OUT

Thursday, June 27th from 9:00 pm to close – $3 Thursdays at Roebling Point Bars (Molly Malone’s Covington, Keystone Covington, Blinkers, Sidebar)
All of the bars have their own list of their selected appetizers and beers (taps change weekly).

Friday, June 28th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, June 28th at 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Brew Bash at Cork ‘N Bottle Covington
$8 to taste 25 different beers.

Friday, June 28th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, June 28th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, June 28th at 6:30 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer & BBQ Cruise on BB Riverboats
From Facebook:

Christian Moerlein Brewery and BB Riverboats have teamed up for a great cruise every Friday this summer. Cruise the beautiful Ohio River on one while tasting Moerlein’s handcrafted lagers & ales with a member of the Christian Moerlein team. Paired with the beers is a wonderful buffet featuring BBQ Brisket, BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork BBQ. Music will be provided by a local area band for your entertainment.

Cost is $55.00 for adults and $38.00 for children. Go to http://www.bbriverboats.com/moerlein_cruise.html to purchase tickets.

Friday, June 28th at 7:00 pm – Passport to Beer Friday at Winton Woods Mill Race Banquet Center

Enjoy tasting over 25 unique summertime lagers, ales and porters. Heavy hors d’oeuvre stations will accompany tastings. Live entertainment, brewmasters and brewery representatives will be available for questions. Cost is $24.95/person, $16.95/designated drivers. Must be age 21 or older. Advanced tickets are required. For more information, call 513-521-7275

Saturday, June 29th – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits (Fort Thomas)
Beers will include Arctic Panzer Wolf, Blackheart IPA, Gumballhead, Pride & Joy, Alpha King, Apocalypse Cow, and Robert the Bruce.

Saturday, June 29th from 12:00 am – 12:00 pm – Rhinegeist Grand Opening

Saturday, June 29th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: February 25 – March 3, 2013

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, February 25th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, February 25th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, February 26th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, February 26th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, February 26th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Two Brothers Brewing Prairie Path, Triple Digit Brewing Decimation, Madtree Brewing Gnarly Brown, Brasserie St. Feuillien Speciale, Madtree Brewing Identity Crisis and Blank Slate Brewing Fume.

Wednesday, February 27th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, February 27th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

UPDATE Wednesday, February 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Tapping
This week’s beer is La Fin du Monde from Unibroue.

Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, February 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping of Fire Chief Ale at Rock Bottom Brewery
From Facebook:

One of the best parties all year with a performance by the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Come down, try the new beer and menu, help us raise some money for the Local 48 Mural Project, and enjoy the staff chili cook-off. Did we mention that we are raffling off Reds Opening Day Tickets? Rock Bottom is the place to be on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 pm – Stone Brewery Dinner at Django Western Taco
From Facebook:

BEER IS DELICIOUS. And so is our food, so you should come to this dinner where we have a bunch of both. Limited seating, call for details. Brett Collier from Stone will be here to talk about the different beers, we will be trying some of the very first bottles of this years “Enjoy By” IPA, and our chef will demo each course for you so you can make it at home! $50 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity. Email djangonorthside@gmail.com for reservations

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month’s beer is their “Märzen” (5.8% ABV).

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm – Arts & Crafts [Beers, cocktails, Food] Night at Mayday

Thursday, February 28th 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 – Boddington’s, Glendale – Spaten Optimator and Hyde Park – Fat Head Oompa Loompa.

Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 pm – MadTree Brewing Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
From Facebook:

Join us this THURSDAY (2/28 @ 6:30PM) for four special tasting courses by Chef Michael Shields and beer pairings by Cincinnati’s Madtree Brewing Company! Call or email to reserve your seat(s) for this their FIRST EVER BEER DINNER and to meet and share this special evening with the Madtree Family. Only $45 p/person!
(513-861-2484 / info@brewrivergastropub.com)

FRIDAY, MARCH 1st through SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd – BOCKFEST 2013
Watch for our listing of Bockfest events later this week.

Friday, March 1st – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, March 1st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, March 1st from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Saturday, March 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: January 28 – February 3, 2013

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, January 28th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, January 28th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Enjoy the beer of the day for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, January 29th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, January 29th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, January 29th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, January 29th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, January 30th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, January 30th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week’s brewery is Three Floyds.

UPDATE Wednesday, January 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week, it’s La Trappe Quadruple.

Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 pm – Art & Craft [Beer]s Night at Mayday
From Facebook:

The launch of Mayday’s new monthly night will feature affordable, exciting art by Tory Keith (printmaking), Chris Luessen (photography/mixed media), John Ford (painter), Jessie Boone (painter), and Monica Caceres (design/ fine art) and Jaclin Hastings. We will feature special craft drafts and food specials. 7pm to 10pm – 21+ FREE SUPPORT LOCAL ART and DELICIOUS BEER

Thursday, January 31st 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: Covington – Bell’s Hopslam, Glendale – Bell’s Hopslam and Hyde Park – Bell’s Hopslam.

Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, February 1st – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, February 1st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, February 1st from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Friday, February 1st – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, February 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

Holiday Hours for Local Better Beer Locations

Thanks to everyone who sent us their holiday hours whether it was by email, Facebook or Twitter. We are hoping to get even more information to post. As usual, we will update this list as they come in. Happy holidays, everyone!

BrewRiver GastroPub
Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 6:00-9:00pm with special prix fixe menu (http://brewrivergastropub.com/upcoming-events/)
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Cork ‘N Bottle:
Monday, December 24th – 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot:
Monday, December 24th – 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed

Everything’s d’Vine:
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

The Famous Neons Unplugged
Monday, December 24th – 6:00pm-close
Tuesday, December 25th – 6:00pm-close
Monday, December 31st – 4:00pm-2:00am
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Flipdaddy’s:
Growler special on Saturday, Dec. 22nd and Sunday, Dec. 23rd – $15 for a new growler of all Christmas/Winter Seasonal beers, $10 for a refill of a growler (they fill non-Flipdaddy Growlers as well)
Monday, December 24th – 9:00a-11:00am (to sell growlers and merchandise – t-shirts, hats, gift cards, glassware, coozies, sweatshirts PLUS growler special continues)
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – 12:00-10:00pm

Holler Hops and Grill:
Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – 6:00pm-close

Market Wines
Monday, December 24th – 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed
Wednesday, January 2nd – Closed

Marty’s Hops & Vines
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Mayday Northside:
Monday, December 24th – 4:00pm-2:30am
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 8:00pm-2:30am
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Mellow Mushroom Wilder:
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed

Moerlein Lager House:
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:001m-1:00am
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Party Source:
Monday, December 24th – 8:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – 12:00-6:00pm
Monday, December 31st – 8:00am-11:30pm
Tuesday, January 1st – 11:00am-7:00pm

Party Town:
Monday, December 24th – 8:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 8:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – 9:00am-5:00pm

Rivertown Brewing Tap Room:
Monday, December 24th – 1:00-4:00pm (for growler fills only)
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 1:00-4:00pm (for growler fills only)
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

SENATE:
Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – Closed
Tuesday, January 1st – 11:00am-3:00pm

Taste of Belgium Bistro:
Monday, December 24th – 7:00am–3:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 7:00am–2:00am including a special NYE at the Bistro event
Tuesday, January 1st – 9:00am-4:00pm

Wunderbar:
Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 8:00pm-1:00am
Tuesday, January 1st – 11:30am-11:30pm

This Week in Beer: December 3 – 9, 2012

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Dec. 3rd – Craft Beer Bottles 1/3 off at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 3rd – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00 pm – December’s Seasonal Keg Tapping (Moerlein POE Wee Heavy Scotch Ale) at Moerlein Lager House
From Facebook:

A traditional Scottish strong ale with a Lager House twist. A small addition of peated malt imparts a very subtle, but distinct smokey and earthy flavor. A combination of dark malt and a caramelization process during brewing gives a deeper rich, malty character. At 7.5 ABV with an undertone of sweetness, this monthly offering is a gift from our brewers to you for the holiday season.

Tuesday, Dec. 4th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, Dec. 4th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Wednesday, Dec. 5th starting at 5:00 pm – 2nd Annual Holiday Beerfest at UC’s Catskeller
Holiday beer tap takeover featuring Delirium Noel, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Southern Tier 2XMAS, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Mad Elf, Goose Island Christmas Ale and Affligem Noel Christmas Ale. Beer can be bought individually or flights of 4 are also available.

Wednesday, Dec. 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
Every other Wednesday, Taste of Belgium will pick one abbey and offer a flights of the different beers they offer. The cost is $6 per flight, only one flight per person. This week’s abbey hasn’t been announced yet.

Wednesday, Dec. 5th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 6th starting at 6:00 pm – Upland Brewery Tap Takeover at Pike Street Lounge
$3 drafts

Thursday, Dec. 6th 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: Covington – Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas, Hyde Park – Great Lakes Christmas Ale, and Glendale – Bell’s Christmas Ale.

Thursday, Dec. 6th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, Dec. 7th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, Dec. 7th starting at 4:00 pm – Hopnosis 2012 at the Comet

30 different small-batch, rare beers will be tapped hourly over the course of two magical days. Starting at 4pm on Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th, The Comet will take control of your mind and mouth for the 2012 edition of Hopnosis.

Friday, Dec. 7th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Backroom Brawl beer tasting at Party Town in Florence
The last Friday Night Flights/Backroom Brawl of 2012 will feature beers from Against the Grain Brewery. More information coming soon.

Friday, Dec. 7th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Welcome Back Wiedemann’s keg-tapping party at Shakey’s Pub and Grub

Friday, Dec. 7th from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$12 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Friday, Dec. 7th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, Dec. 8th starting at 4:00 pm – Hopnosis 2012 at the Comet

Saturday, Dec. 8th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

Saturday, Dec. 8th starting at 8:00 pm – Craft Beer Tasting Contest at Mayday (Co-presented by the Listing Loon)
From Facebook:

Think you know your beer? Join us for our first craft beer tasting contest! Each round will feature a new style and a chance to expand your palate. Sign-ups start at 7pm, tastings start at 8pm, $10 gets you all the beer you can name. Limited Edition Beer and Beer Cheese for our biggest beer snob!