Summer of Sculpin Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

We’ll have Unfiltered, Pineapple, Grapefruit and Sculpin on draft to celebrate “Summer of Sculpin”…Trivia night as well, swag and prizes available!

Lagunitas Tap Takeover Trivia Night

From Facebook: “Lagunitas will be the featured brewery for Trivia night at Mellow Mushroom on Wednesday May 3rd!

On Tap- Aunt Sally, Pils, Fusion #39 also IPA and Little Sumpin’ bottles.”

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

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 9 – 15, 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. 9th at 3:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing

Monday, Jan. 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Floydivision #4. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 4:00 pm – Anchor Oyster Stout Tapping at The Woodburn Brewery
Tapping of their Oyster Stout accompanied by Anchor OTR’s oysters

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Rood Tapping at Rhinegeist
This is the second of the collaboration beers made with Cincy Beer Festivals. “Brewed in celebration of Cincy Beerfest’s 10th Anniversary, this Red Belgian Style Wheat Ale is a delight, offering lime, zest, floral and spicy notes.” AND, with every pint purchase, you’ll get to keep the special Commemorative Pint Glass with the Cincy Winter Beerfest 10th Anniversary and Rhinegeist logos! (while supplies last) Also, for every pint sold (of any beer), $1 will be donated to Adore-A-Bull Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of pitbulls.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at the Growler House
You’ll get to try Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0 and Beta 4.0 side-by-side plus one more TBA IPA.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – MadTree vs. Rhinegeist Beer Battle Royale at Habits Café
Both MadTree and Rheingeist brewed special beers for this kickoff of Habits’ Annual Craft Beer Series.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Old Man Winter Old Ale (draft), Krampus Imperial Helles Lager, Tangier Session IPA, Imperial Ginger Beer, and Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (WIlder)
Beers include Beta 4.0 Experimental IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Big Cis Czech Pilsner and Blown Gasket Robust Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Gumballhead, Robert the Bruce, Floydivision numbers 2,3 & 4 along with Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lucky Star Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Kentucky Breakfast Stout and more.

Thursday, Jan. 12th 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 – Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Glendale – Southern Tier Creme Brulee and Hyde Park – MadTree Rubus Cacao.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Bourbon Barreled Aged Imperial Stout Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Tap Takeover at O’Neal’s Tavern
Beers include Coffee Brown, Nut Brown, Hibiscus Blue, Imperial IPA, Amber Ale, and Springtime.

Saturday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash
See their web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 10:00 am – Breakfast with Bell’s at Dingle House
Re-scheduled from last weekend.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hop Slam Tapping at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 1:00 pm – Bell’s Hop Slam Draft Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

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Holiday Hours for Better Beer Locations

As usual, we will continue to update this list of holiday hours as more information comes in.

BREWERIES

Blank Slate Brewing:
Closed from Dec. 20th until Jan. 7th

UPDATE Christian Moerlein Brewing:
Dec. 23rd: Open 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: Open Noon – 12:00 am
Dec. 27th: Open Noon – 7:00 pm
Dec. 30th: Open 4:00 – 10:00 Ppm
New Year’s Eve: Open 4:00 – 10:00 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
Jan. 2nd: Open Noon – 12:00 am
Jan. 3rd: Open Noon – 7:00 pm

Dogberry Brewing:
Dec. 23rd: 3:00-7:00 pm
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: Open

UPDATE Ei8ht Ball Brewing:
Christmas Eve: 12:00-8:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Fibonacci Brewing:
Closed from Dec. 20th until Jan. 7th

UPDATE Great Crescent Brewing:
Dec. 22nd: 1:00-7:00 pm for shopping and carry-out beer
Dec. 23rd: 1:00-7:00 pm for shopping and carry-out beer
Christmas Eve: 1:00-7:00 pm for shopping and carry-out beer
Christmas Day: Closed

MadTree Brewing:
Dec. 22nd: Open early at noon
Christmas Eve: Closing early at 6:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Day: Closed

Mt. Carmel Brewing:
Dec. 23rd: 4:00-9:00 pm
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: 12:00-9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve: 4:00-7:00 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed

Old Firehouse Brewery:
Dec. 23rd: 3:00-9:00 pm
Christmas Eve: 12:00-4:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: 12:00-11:30 pm
Dec. 27th: 1:00-7:00 pm

Rhinegeist:
Christmas Eve: 12pm-6pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Rivertown Brewing:
Christmas Eve: Open from 2:00-7:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

UPDATE Tap & Screw Brewing:
Christmas Eve: 11:00 am until ?
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 11:00 am – 2:30 am
New Year’s Day: 11:00 am – 2:30 am

BREW PUBS

UPDATE Fifty West:
Christmas Eve: 12:00-4:00 pm (bar service only)
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: Private, ticketed beer dinner from 6pm-9pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://fiftywestbrew.com/brightnewyear2015/. Open to the public starting at 9:00 pm with a taster special where patrons can get 5 tasters for $10; 10 tasters for $15; or 15 tasters for $20.
New Year’s Day: Closed

UPDATE Hofbräuhaus Newport:
Christmas Eve: Closing at 5:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

UPDATE Moerlein Lager House:
Christmas Eve: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 11:00 am – Dinner menu served until midnight

BETTER BEER STORES

The Party Source:
Dec. 22nd: 8:00 am – Midnight
Dec. 23rd: 8:00 am – Midnight
Christmas Eve: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Christmas Day: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dec. 27th: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dec. 28th: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Dec. 29th: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Dec. 30th: 8:00 am – Midnight
New Year’s Eve: 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

RESTAURANTS/BARS/PUBS

Liberty’s Bar and Bottle:
Christmas Eve: 2:00 pm – 2:00 am
Christmas Day: 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Marty’s Hops & Vines:
Christmas Eve – Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Year’s Eve – Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
New Year’s Day – Closed

Mellow Mushroom Wilder:
Christmas Eve – Closing at 4:00 pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – Closed at 8:00 pm
New Years Day – Normal Hours

UPDATE Taste of Belgium:
Christmas Eve: Open until 3:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve – OTR and Rookwood open regular hours, Clifton closed
New Year’s Day – Serving brunch until 5:00 pm

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

Monday, Dec. 14th at 4:00 pm – Flight Night Tap Takeover at Incline Public House
Beers from SweetWater Brewing Company paired with sliders.

Monday, Dec. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Dreadnaught. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 17th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Get Inked at Cork ‘N Bottle
Rhinegeist Ink: Imperial Stout Release in collaboration with artwork by Anthony “Tank” Mansfield. Buy your tickets in advance at their EventBrite link.

Thursday, Dec. 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beers from New Holland.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Vertical Tasting at Wiseguys Lounge (Covington)
An aged 2014 Stout and this year’s 2015 Stout on tap. Cost is $17 includes “a generous tasting pour of each so you can try them side-by-side.”

Thursday, Dec. 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 – West Sixth Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Holiday Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Bell’s Winter White, Sierra Nevada Celebration and Great Lakes Christmas. Pairings include Hanky Pankies, The Izzy’s Combo and Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
Beers include Christkindl, Bay of Bengal, Shiver Chai Porter and Helles Lager on tap.

Friday, Dec. 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 18th at 5:30 pm – Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

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Thanksgiving Hours for Better Beer Locations

As usual, we will continue to update this list of Thanksgiving hours for better beer locations as more information comes in.

Blank Slate Brewing:
Wednesday, Nov. 25th – 3:00-7:00 pm

Fibonacci Brewing:
Closed on Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 27th – Open 12:00-10:00 pm

Flipdaddy’s (All locations):
Closed on Thanksgiving

Great Crescent Brewery:
Wednesday, Nov. 25th – 11:00 am-9:00 pm

Marty’s Hops & Vines:
Closed on Thanksgiving

Mellow Mushroom Wilder:
Closed on Thanksgiving

Party Source:
Wednesday, Nov. 25th – 8:00 am-Midnight
Thanksgiving – 8:00 am-6:00 pm

UPDATE Tap & Screw Brewing:
Open at 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving

UPDATE Urban Artifact:
Open on Thanksgiving

Valley Wine & Spirits:
Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving

Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 17, 2014

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.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (10/17), the beers are Morland Old Speckled Hen, St. Feuillien Speciale, Goose Island The Muddy and Sixpoint Resin.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (10/17), it’s beers from Warped Wing out of Dayton, OH. Pints are usually $3 (occasionally $4 or $5).

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (10/17), it’s beers from Christian Moerlein along with brats and kraut. Pints are usually $3.

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

Party Town – Friday Night Flights usually features six to eight beers each week and goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (10/17), the beers are staff picks that they think deserve another look (or taste). The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00. The draft by the glass is Lagunitas Couch Trippin’. For $3.00, you get a pint and keep the glass. (It’s the one that looks like a mason jar.).

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Fifty West – Today (Friday), they will be tapping their Spooner Summit DIPA.

Moerlein Lager House – Today (Friday) at 4:00 pm, the Lager House will be having another Hop Shop Tapping. This time, it’s Lager House Helles conditioned with whole cone Chinook from Little Miami Farms and lemon zest.

Mellow Mushroom Hyde Park – Sunday, Oct. 19th at 4:20 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover
This is the first of many beer events welcoming SweetWater Brewing to Ohio. Look for more on our This Week in Beer post on Monday. All SweetWater events will be marked in blue.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend including Ei8ht Ball’s Fight Like a Girl tapping on Saturday.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

This Week in Beer: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 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, Jan. 27th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Jan. 27th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, Jan. 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm – Meet, Greet & Sample Deschutes at Party Source and Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk

UPDATE Monday, Jan. 27th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Bell’s Hopslam Tapping at Market Wines
They will also have Cherry Stout, Smitten Golden Rye and a couple other beers from Bell’s.

Monday, Jan. 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet, Greet & Sample Deschutes at Party Town and DEP’s Fort Thomas

Monday, Jan. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Jan. 27th at 8:00 pm – Deschutes Service Industry Night at Molly Malone’s

Monday, Jan. 27th at 8:00 pm – Deschutes Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Jan. 27th at 8:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom

UPDATE Tuesday, Jan. 28th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg is Bell’s Hopslam.

Tuesday, Jan. 28th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Jan. 28th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Buy a logo pint glass with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for $5.95, get it refilled for $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, Jan. 28th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Deschutes Black Butte, Great Divide Aura Belle, Red Hook Longhammer, MadTree Proper Session Ale, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice and Mt. Carmel Stout.

Wednesday, Jan. 29th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Jan. 29th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, Jan. 29th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, Jan. 29th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Jan. 29th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, Jan. 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Jan. 29th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Braunbier.

Thursday, Jan. 30th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine

Thursday, Jan. 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 – Breckenridge Ophelia, Glendale – Rhinegeist Truth and Hyde Park – Bell’s Hopslam.

Thursday, Jan. 30th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, Jan. 30th at 6:30 pm – Bockfest Beefsteak Club at at Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Tickets are $75.00 and all proceeds go to supporting Bockfest and the Bockfest Parade.
Course One: Arnold’s Barrel Aged Manhattans, Arnold’s 1861 Porter, and Traveling Goat Tacos
Course Two: Arnold’s White Dog Mint Juleps, Christian Moerlein OTR, and Spiced Dual Soup of Black Bean and Pumpkin
Course Three: Arnold’s House Lemoncello Spritzer, Citrus Beer, and Wilted Arugula with Braised Pork Belly
Course Four: Arnold’s House Red Sangria, Porter Beer, and Petite Filet with Crab Bernaise, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, and Smoked Asparagus
Course Five: Arnold’s House Coffee Liquor with Coffee, Coffee Beer, and Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread Pudding
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the Bockfest website.

Friday, Jan. 31st – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, Jan. 31st 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, Jan. 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Jan. 31st at 6:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Dinner at Firehouse Grill
Four course meal with four beer pairings for $40. Call 513-733-3473 for reservations.

Saturday, Feb. 1st starting at 12:00pm – Winter Bonanza — Birthday Bash at MadTree Brewing
Too much information to list here! See their Facebook event page for all the details.

Saturday, Feb. 1st 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 6 – 12, 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, May 6th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, May 6th- 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, Month Day from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café

Monday, May 6th – Monthly Tap Takeover at Market Wines
This month’s brewery is TBA.

Tuesday, May 7th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

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

Tuesday, May 7th – 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, May 7th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers Blank Slate Out and About, Rivertown Jenneke, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Left Hand Twin Sister, Southern Tier Plum Noir and Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout.

Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm – Arcadia Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Florence
The beers are Sky High Rye Pale Ale, Loch Down Scotch Ale and Cocoa Loco Chocolate Stout. Dinner includes appetizer, entree and dessert, the three beers and a souvenir glass. Cost is $25.00 per person. Call 859-525-2333 to make your reservations.

Wednesday, May 8th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

UPDATE Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week, it’s Rare Vos from Brewery Ommegang.

Wednesday, May 8th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Highland Brewing Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, May 8th (2nd and 4th Wed) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, May 9th – Stone Brewing Tap Takeover at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern
Beers include Stone Ruination IPA, Stone IPA, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Imperial Russian Stout and Stone Guardian Barley Wine. Presale tickets are $15.00 per person and go up to $20 on the day of the event. Tickets include passed hors d oeuvres and draft beer “at lower prices than any other bar in Cincinnati” as quoted by their management.

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm – “Uwanafix” Grand Cru Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
The Moerlein Lager House will be tapping its first Belgian Golden Strong style ale on Thursday, May 9. It will clock in over 11%, which is higher than the BJCP guidelines for this style…but we think you can handle it.

Our “Uwanafix” Grand Cru is a complex marriage of fruity esters, spicy phenolics, and higher alcohol flavors with a soft malt backbone. It has a light to medium body, but with a distinctive drier finish. The hop character imparted by Styrian Goldings is rather low, but the floral note is still undeniable. We’re working on getting back to our usual first Monday tappings. But we hope you’ll join us for this special brew on Thursday!

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Keg Tapping Featuring Rare Keg of Bell’s Roundhouse IRA at The Lackman
Bell’s Oberon and Bell’s Two Hearted Ale will also be on tap.

Thursday, May 9th 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, May 9th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Tasting at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
From Facebook:

Email mellowevents@zoomtown.com to reserve a spot, first come/first serve. Reservations are required-space is limited. Cost is $8 for beer samples, beer glass to keep and pretzels and beer cheese appetizers. Sierra Nevada pints will be $1 for attendees after the event for the remainder of night.

Friday, May 10th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm – Local Beer Tap Takeover with Listermann Tapping at Japp’s Annex
From Facebook:

Molly Wellmann is a huge supporter of Cincinnati, its businesses and fresh local ingredients. To celebrate this philosophy, the Japp’s Annex will be carrying all-local tri-state craft beers. Japp’s will be teaming up with its sister bar Neons (who have been leading the city in craft beer selection) to make sure each one of their 12 taps is pouring a delicious local draft. To celebrate this new initiative, Japp’s will be hosting an all-Cincinnati beer “Listermann Triple Digit Draft Take-over” on Friday May 10 at 5 p.m. Triple Digit will also live tap a “cask” of the their Chicow! (a hazelnut double brown ale) with fresh vanilla and cinnamon. Other local breweries will include MadTree, Blank Slate, Christian Moerlein, Mt. Carmel, and Fifty West.

Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Friday, May 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-4:00pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Party Source

Saturday, May 11th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, May 11th from 5:00-6:30pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits