This Week in Beer: April 3 – 9, 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.

HAPPY OPENING DAY! LET’S PLAY BALL!

Monday, April 3rd at 8:00 am – 3rd Annual Season Opener at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 am – Opening Day Festivities at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 am – Opening Day Kegs and Eggs at Rhinegeist
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Celebrate Opening Day at MadTree
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Rally on the Square with MadTree Beer
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 11:00 am – Braxton & Baseball
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 12:00 pm – Opening Day Parade and After Party at MOTR
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 12:00 pm – Opening Day at Darkness Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Month Day from 5:00-10:00 pm – Woodburn Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Cedar IPA, Double IPA, Berliner, Steinpils, Han Solo, Amber, Breakfast Porter, Chocolate Mint Stout, and Barleywine.

Thursday, Month Day at 6:00-9:00 pm – Crooked Handle Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Crickey! English Mild, Matchstick Amber, Bomb’s Away, and BA Roadside PB Porter.

Thursday, Month Day 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, Month Day at 7:00 pm – Highland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Bockfest 2015 Schedule

All of this information came from Bockfest.com. We just combined the information there into one hour-by-hour schedule of the beer related events. Unless otherwise indicated, all Bockfest 2015 events are free and open to the public (no cover). Don’t forget the free Bockfest shuttle is available all weekend (See map).

For the first time, Bockfest 2015 is offering a variety of special packages this year. There is one for the beer lover, the food lover and the history lover plus the Bockfest Experience and the Bockfest Booster Pass. Be sure to check them out at Bockfest.com.

Friday, March 6th

3:00-4:00 pm – 1/2 off all drafts at The Lackman
3:00-6:00 pm – Arnold’s Pre Parade Party
3:00-6:00 pm – Happy Hour at Taqueria Mercado with $5 Bock beer liters and $5 goat soup
4:00-8:00 pm – Happy Hour at The Famous Neons Unplugged
4:00 pm – Specials at Japps – $6 MadTree Bock, $4 Hudy Bock, $7 Wiestenphaner Bock
5:00 pm – Bockfest Hall opens
– Special Bockfest menu with Avril Bleh Bockwurst and tours of the Malt Ovens below the restaurant at Washington Platform
5:00-9:00 pm – Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s
6:00 pm – Bockfest parade steps off from Arnold’s
7:00 pm (approximately) – Bockfest Parade ends.
— The Blessing of the Bock with the St Francis friars & Jake Speed
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Saturday, March 7th

8:30 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
10:00 am – 3rd Annual Bockfest 5K – Go to http://www.flyingpigmarathon.com/beer-series/index.shtml for more information
11:00 am-3:00 pm – #GoatRodeo at Halfcut – Described as “a team-based bar crawl and scavenger hunt designed to celebrate Over-the-Rhine and spread Bockfest cheer.” Be sure to register your team in advance.
11:00 am-5:00 pm – Bockfest Heritage Series at The Woodward Theater
12:00 pm – Afternoon history lunches at Washington Platform (includes a presentation, 3-course lunch, and a tour of the sub-basement malting cellars under Washington Platform-only open to the public during Bockfest for $35 – Buy your tickets in advance through this link.)
1:00-6:00 pm – The Bock Beer Experience: Brewers Summit & Tasting – See our earlier post for more information.
3:00-6:00 pm – Happy Hour at Taqueria Mercado with $5 Bock beer liters and $5 goat soup
6:00 pm – Listermann’s Bourbon Barrel Friar Bacon Smoked Bock tapping at Arnold’s
7:30-9:00 pm – Sausage Queen Competition Finals at Bockfest Hall
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Sunday, March 8th

10:00 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
11:00 am – Annual Cincinnati Bockfest Mass at Old Saint Mary’s Church
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – “The Bockfest Tent Revival” at Arnold’s presented by The Good People Music Festival
12:00–3:00PM – Bockfest Brunch at Washington Platform with the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs.
12:00-2:00 pm – Continental Bockfeast – “A special dinner only available Sunday in Bockfest Hall, including ½ fresh rotisserie roasted Amish chicken from Revolution Rotisserie, sausage sampler from Queen City Sausage, potato-caramelized onion pierogies from Babushka Pierogies, German-American Potato salad and Hot Bacon Sauerkraut Slaw from Grandma Debbie’s, and a Servatii dessert.” Tickets are pre-sale only. Go to Bockfest.com to buy them.
1:30 – 7:00 pm – Continental Sunday, including live music, dancers and performances at Bockfest Hall
7:00 pm – Bockfest Hall Closes

Bockfest 2015

Bockfest Participating Venues
All of these locations have special beers, food and/or events for Bockfest weekend.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Cafe Martin (Garfield Suites) – “Bockfest breakfast, lunch and dinner specials and bock beer all weekend long.”
Christian Moerlein Malthouse Tap Room
Cincy by the Slice -Tapping 6 bock beers
The Drinkery
Goodfellas Pizzeria – “Offering a fully array of bock beer.”
Halfcut – “Multiple bocks on draft”
Japps Since 1879 – “Specials $6 MadTree Bock, $4 Hudy Bock, $7 Wiestenphaner Bock.”
The Lackman – “Wide selection of bocks among one of the city’s best selections of craft brews.”
Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
Lucy Blue Pizza – Bock beer on draft.
Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern – “Bock beers on tap. Surly owner. Friendly regulars. Unpretentious, hipster-free environment. Indoor plumbing. Free bus tours by Claude.”
MOTR Pub
Mr. Pitiful’s – “Plenty of bocks on tap”
The Famous Neons Unplugged
rhinehaus – “Great selection of bock beers on tap”
Tacqueria Mercado
Taste of Belgium
Washington Platform – Special Bockfest menu with Avril Bleh Bockwurst & tours of the Malt Ovens below the restaurant
The Woodward Theater

This Week in Beer: Nov. 3 – 9, 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, Nov. 3rd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Nov. 3rd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Nov. 3rd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Nov. 3rd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Keystone Hyde Park

Monday, Nov. 3rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Urbain Coutteau from De Struise will be at the tap room for this special Rare Keg Monday. They will be tapping De Struise XXX Rye Triple Reserva Aged in Bourbon Barrels and Struise Sint Amatus 12.

Monday, Nov. 3rd at 6:00 pm – Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s their Christkindl Winter Warmer Ale.

Monday, Nov. 3rd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Nov. 4th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Nov. 4th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Nov. 4th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Nov. 4th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Nov. 4th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Nov. 4th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Nov. 5th – SweetWater Oakley Pub Crawl
Bars include Oakley Pub & Grill, Animations, The Oak and Habits Cafe.

Wednesday, Nov. 5th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Nov. 5th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Rhinegeist with Panther and Fury on draft plus Cougar and Truth in cans.

Wednesday, Nov. 5th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Nov. 5th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Tröegs.

Wednesday, Nov. 5th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Firkin Night at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
The firkin is their Breakfast Stout.

Wednesday, Nov. 5th from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at R.P. McMurphy’s

Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover at Keystone Bar & Grill Covington
Beers include Two Hearted, Best Brown Ale, Expedition Stout, Amber Ale, Imperial Red Ale and Kal-Haven.

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

Thursday, Nov. 6th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Nov. 6th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Nov. 6th from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Teller’s

Thursday, Nov. 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: Main Strasse Covington – Left Hand Nitro Vanilla Porter, Glendale – Kona Pipeline Porter and Hyde Park – Bell’s Best Brown.

Friday, Nov. 7th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Nov. 7th 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, Nov. 7th at 6:00 pm – #PintsForPaint: A Woodward Theater Launch Party
“Buy a beer, and your money will help the Woodward team pay for the final paint and other finishing touches for the 101-year-old building.” Beers from Christian Moerlein and appetizers from MOTR. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

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

Saturday, Nov. 8th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Nov. 8th starting at 11:00 am – Annual Winter Beer Extravaganza at Moerlein Lager House
More information on this event to be posted at noon today.

Saturday, Nov. 8th from 2:00-6:00pm – Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza
More information on this event to be posted at noon today.

Saturday, Nov. 8th from 5:00-7:00pm – NEW Beer Tasting at The Wine Store & Beer Cellar (Montgomery)
This week, they will be pouring MadTree Thundersnow, Great Divide Hibernation, Beckenridge Christmas Ale, Heavy Seas Winterstorm and Fat Head’s Holly Jolly.

Saturday, Nov. 8th 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: 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.

Bockfest 2014 Schedule

All of this information came from Bockfest.com. We just combined the information there into one hour-by-hour schedule of the beer related events. All Bockfest events are free and open to the public (no cover). Don’t forget the free Bockfest shuttle is available all weekend (See map).

Wednesday, March 5th

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
Admission is free with Happy Hour beer prices on the bock beers and a German buffet available. No reservations will be accepted for the buffet or the tapping, but they are recommended if you want to order off the menu in the main restaurant. Call (513) 221-5353.

Friday, March 7th

4:00-8:00 pm – Arnold’s Parade Biergarten – 15 bock beers on tap
5:00 pm – Bockfest Hall opens
5:00-9:00 pm – Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s
6:00 pm – Tapping of Ayinger Celebrator at Grammer’s
6:00 pm – Bockfest parade steps off from Arnold’s
7:00 pm (approximately) – Bockfest Parade ends.
— The Blessing of the Beer takes place with live music by The Bier Band and Jake Speed
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Saturday, March 8th

8:30 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
9:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery and Church Tours leave from Hall
10:00 am – 2nd Annual Bockfest 5K – Go to http://www.flyingpigmarathon.com/beer-series/index.shtml for more information
12:00 pm – Triple Digit Bourbon Barrel Gravitator Dopplebock Tapping at Arnold’s
12:00 & 3:00 pm – Afternoon history lunches at Washington Platform (includes a presentation, 3-course lunch, and a tour of the sub-basement malting cellars under Washington Platform-only open to the public during Bockfest for $35)
12:00 pm – “How Beer Built Cincinnati” presentation by Michael D. Morgan
3:00 pm – “Cincinnati Brewing History” presentation by Jim Bruckmann
12:00-4:00 pm – Live WNKU remote at Bockfest Hall (Hall stage)
12:00-4:00 pm – Bockfest Brewers’ Summit & Home Brewing Competition at Bockfest Hall Sponsored by Bloatarian Brewing League
12:00-6:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
1:00 pm – Cask Conditioned Chardonnay Barrel Oaked Rivertown Bock Tapping at Arnold’s
2:00 pm – 50 West Bocklava (Bock Beer infused with honey and nuts) Tapping at Arnold’s
3:00 pm – Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock Specialty Keg Tapping at Arnold’s
7:30-9:00 pm – Sausage Queen Competition Finals at Bockfest Hall
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Sunday, March 9th

10:00 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
10:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery Tours leave from Bockfest Hall
11:00 am – Bockfest Mass at Old Saint Mary’s
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Bockfest Tent Revival to benefit the Cincinnati Music Heritage Fund at Arnold’s – “Brunch with old time Gospel music from some of Cincinnati’s best Old-time , Bluegrass, Country and Folk bands”
12:00-7:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
12:00–3:00PM – Bockfest Brunch at Washington Platform with the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs.
1:30 – 7:00 pm – Continental Sunday, including live music, dancer, and performances at Bockfest Hall
7:00 pm – Bockfest Hall Closes

Bockfest 2014

Bockfest Participating Venues
All of these locations have special beers, food and/or events for Bockfest weekend.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Cafe Martin (Garfield Suites) – “Bockfest breakfast, lunch and dinner specials and bock beer all weekend long.”
Cincy by the Slice – “Bock Market beer specials all weekend long. Beer prices fluctuate by market demand in the bar. Buy low and invest your beer money wisely. Go bullish on beer and pickle pizzas.”
The Drinkery
Grammer’s – “Historic Grammer’s open for Bockfest. Bock beers on tap. Special Bockfest menu”
Halfcut
Japps Since 1879
Kaze – “Special Bock-Feast menu all weekend. Bocks on tap.”
The Lackman – “Wide selection of bocks among one of the city’s best selections of craft brews.”
Lavomatic – “Special Bockfest menu all weekend. Bocks on tap, as well as a collection of local non-bocks (to mix it up).”
Lucy Blue Pizza – “Beer and pizza. Sometimes it’s all that you need.”
Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern – “Open all weekend. Very loose standards for what constitutes ‘acceptable behavior.'” AND “Bock beers on tap. Surly owner. Friendly regulars. Unpretentious, hipster-free environment. Indoor plumbing. Free bus tours by Claude.”
MOTR Pub
Mr. Pitiful’s
The Famous Neons Unplugged – “Large selection of bocks on tap.”
rhinehaus – “Great selection of bock beers on tap”
Washington Platform

This Week in Beer: September 2 – 8, 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, Sept. 2nd – LABOR DAY
Many better beer locations are closed today. Check before you head out. We’ll add information here as we get it.
OPEN – Party Town (8:00 am-9:00 pm), Party Source, Keystone Grill (10:00 am-3:00 pm Covington & Hyde Park, Clifton opens at 3:00 pm), Holler Hops & Grill, Hebron Brew Haus (opening at 4:00 pm), Wurst Bar, Firehouse Grill (Opens at 4:00 pm), Incline Public House (Opens at 4:00 pm), Taste of Belgium (Open until 3:00 pm), Wild Mike’s Shady Lane (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
CLOSED – Flipdaddy’s (both locations), Dilly Café, The Lackman, SENATE, Listermann Brewing, Arnold’s, Habits, Catskeller, Market Wines

Monday, Sept. 2nd – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery

Monday, Sept. 2nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Zeppelin Launch at Bakersfield OTR
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 5:00 pm – Beer School at Whole Foods Mason
This month’s subject is “IPA Showdown! – Ohio Against The World” — Founders Centennial American IPA, The Brew Kettle White Rajah American IPA, Blank Slate Lesser Path Wheat IPA, Cismontane Coulter West Coast IPA with Rye, MadTree Brewing Galaxy High Double IPA and Stone Ruination Double IPA. Scott LaFollette from Blank Slate will be on hand as a special guest. Cost is $10 and limited to 24 students. To reserve your spot, email adam.pratt@wholefoods.com or call the store: (513) 398-9358.

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Moerlein Zeppelin Launch at Flippdaddy’s Mason
See our earlier post for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 4th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, Sept. 4th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, Sept. 4th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Sept. 4th 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, Sept. 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

UPDATE Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 6:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at MOTR
Beers include Galaxy High. PsycHOPathy IPA, Happy Amber, Gnarly Brown, Pleasant Wheat and Identity Crisis.

Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 6:00 pm – Rocktoberfest Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Zeppelin Launch at Maury’s Tiny Cove
See our earlier post for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover at Market Wines

Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is a Surf & Turf paired with Sweetwater IPA, 420 Extra Pale Ale and Blue.

Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Zeppelin Launch at Molly Malone’s Covington
See our earlier post for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Sweetwater 420, Glendale – Spaten Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Oktoberfest.

Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, Sept. 5th from 9:00 pm to close – $3 Thursdays at Roebling Point Bars (Molly Malone’s Covington, Keystone Covington, Blinkers)
All of the bars have their own list of their selected appetizers and beers (taps change weekly).

Friday, Sept. 6th-Sunday, Sept. 8th – St. Saviour Parish’s Festival 2013
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, Sept. 6th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, Sept. 6th 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. 6th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Zeppelin Tapping at Moerlein Tasting Room
See our earlier post for more information.

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

UPDATE Friday, Sept. 6th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Glendale Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Their beer list in online now.

Saturday, Sept. 7th from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight – Fifty Fest at Fifty West Brewing
Free live music on two stages. Additional breweries participating: Blank Slate, MadTree, Triple Digit, Mt. Carmel and Rhinegeist.

UPDATE Saturday, Sept. 7th from 2:00-11:00 pm – Glendale Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Their beer list in online now.

Saturday, Sept. 7th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, Sept. 8th – The Great Pumpcan Tapping at MadTree Brewing

MOTR Announces 3rd Annual 50/50/50 Beer Festival

In 2011, MOTR Pub set out to tap a different tap beer from each state of the union during the inaugural NEARLY 50 KEGS FROM ROUGHLY 50 STATES IN APPROXIMATELY 50 DAYS BEER FESTIVAL (or 50/50/50 for short). Given the limited number of out-of-state breweries distributing draft beer in our area, we were able to tap beers from 21 different states. Last year we did it again, adding four states for a total of 25 states.

Thanks to the growing interest in American craft beer, local distributors have added several new breweries over the past 12 months, and it appears we will be able to improve upon last year’s tally of 25.

On Wednesday April 3, we will launch the third-annual 50/50/50 fest with our monthly beer tasting, which takes place the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s featured brewery is Widmer Brothers from the state of Oregon.

To learn which beer from which state gets tapped each day, stay tuned to our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/MOTR/121361524549409

Bockfest 2013 Schedule

All of this information came from Bockfest.com. We just combined the information there into one hour-by-hour schedule of the beer related events. All Bockfest events are free and open to the public (no cover). Don’t forget the free Bockfest shuttle is available all weekend (See map).

Wednesday, February 27th

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
Admission is free, with Happy Hour beer prices on the bock beers and a German buffet available for $11.

Friday, March 1st

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Arnold’s Parade Biergarten – 7 bock beers on tap
5:00 pm – Bockfest Hall opens
5:00 pm Special tapping of Bell’s Consecrator Bock at Mayberry Gastropub
5:00 – 9:00 pm – Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s
6:00 pm – Bockfest parade steps off from Arnold’s
7:00 pm (approximately) – Bockfest Parade ends.
— The Blessing of the Beer takes place with live music by The Bier Band and Jake Speed
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Saturday, March 2nd

8:30 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
9:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery and Church Tours leave from Hall
10:00 am – Bockfest 5K – Go to http://www.bockfest.com/inaugural-bockfest-5k/ for more information
12:00 – 4:00 pm – The Bockfest Brewers’ Summit & Bloatarian Brewing League Home Brewing Competition at Bockfest Hall
12:00 – 4:00 pm – Live Remote with WNKU’s The Real Mary Peale
12:00 – 6:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
12:00 – 8:00 pm – Happy Hour pricing on bock pints and free Queen City Sausage Buffet at City Cellars
5:00 pm – Tapping of limited Moerlein Blockhead Bock with Richard Dube, Head Brewmaster of the Christian Moerlein Brewery at Café Martin
5:00 – 8:00 pm – Bockfest Brewmaster Dinner at Café Martin
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Sausage Queen Competition Finals at Bockfest Hall
1:00 am – Bockfest Hall Closes

Sunday, March 3rd

10:00 am – Bockfest Hall Opens
10:40 am – 3:30 pm – Brewery Tours leave from Bockfest Hall
11:00 am – Bockfest Mass at Old Saint Mary’s
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Bock lunch at Arnold’s
12:00 – 7:00 pm – Steins and Breweriana Displays, along with authors at Bockfest Hall
12:00 – 3:00PM – The Bockfest Buffet at Washington Platform

A new Bockfest tradition, features assorted fresh Avril Bleh sausages, roast lamb, fresh oysters, much, much more food and LIVE MUSIC with the infamous Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. Built in the 1800s by the Hauck Brewing Company, Washington Platform has sub-basement malt ovens. Throughout Sunday afternoon, visitors to the W.P. will get FREE guided tours of these subterranean relics of nineteenth century brewing.

1:30 – 7:00 pm – Continental Sunday, including live music, dancer, and performances at Bockfest Hall
7:00 pm – Bockfest Hall Closes

Bockfest Participating Venues
All of these locations have special beers and/or events for Bockfest weekend.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Cafe Martin
City Cellars
The Drinkery
Grammer’s
Japps Since 1879
The Lackman
Mayberry Gastropub
Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern
MOTR Pub
Mr. Pitiful’s
The Famous Neons Unplugged
rhinehaus
Washington Platform

What Are Your Plans for Tonight?

As most of us know, tonight (Thanksgiving Eve) is the busiest bar night of year. Lots of places are having events tonight and we wanted to provide you with a list of all of the better beer related ones we could find. If you know of more of them, leave a comment. And let us know where you decided to spend the night before Turkey Day!


12:00 to 11:00 pm – Keep-The-Pint Night at Mt. Carmel Brewing
Get a pint, keep the glass. As well as all of the regular Mt. Carmel brews, they will also have the last of the cask-conditioned Wet-Hopped IPA.

4:00 to 8:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Over-the-Rhine Brewery Open House

5:00 to 10:00 pm – Rivertown Tap Room open for Thanksgiving Eve
Dino’s Gorilla Grill will be on hand.

5:00 to 9:00 pm – Empty Growler “Between the Bookends” Event at MOTR Pub
Beers available for growler fills (including the “Bookends” taps are: Hudepohl Amber Lager ($8), Christian Moerlein OTR ($10), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($10), Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream (Wet Hopped) Session IPA ($12), SixPoint Spice Of Life ($12), Bell’s Two Hearted ($12), Guinness ($12), Stone Double Bastard ($20), Oskar Blues Ten Fidy ($30) and Dogfish Head Burton Baton ($35)

Starting at 5:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve at The Lackman
Specials include $3.50 Stone IPA, $3.50 Avery White Rascal, $2 Hudy Amber bottles and there’s a Half Price Happy Hour from 4pm-8pm!

5:00 to 8:00 pm – Special Beer Tasting – Kasteel Cuvée du Chateau, Aged 10 years at Taste of Belgium

Oskar Blues sampling at Findlay Market

8:00 pm to 2:30 am – Third Annual Hudepohl Thanksgiving Eve Turkey Trot
Participating locations include Arnold’s Bar & Grill, The Famous Neon’s Unplugged, The Drinkery, MOTR Pub, Japps Since 1879, Mr. Pitiful’s, Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern, Bakersfield OTR, A Tavola Pizza, Mayberry, The Lackman, Taste of Belgium and Lavomatic.

8:00 to 11:00 pm – 50% Off Draft Beers at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
As they put it on Facebook, all 39 drafts are half off. Even Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout and Dogfish Head 90 Minute.

8:00 to 10:30 pm – Trivia and Mystery Beer Night with Question Anything Trivia at Keystone Bar & Grill Grill Hyde Park
Win at trivia and/or try some “$2 Mystery Beers all night! Listen for hints throughout the night and guess by ordering what beer you think it is! At the end of the night, if you were right they will be only $2”

Upcoming (and Ongoing) Beer Events

CANCELLEDTuesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm — Alltech’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Beer Dinner at Cock & Bull on Hyde Park Square
Hyde Park Cock & Bull chef, Jimmy Wilhelm will pair entrees with selected ales and bourbons from Lexington Brewing & Distilling. Menu includes warm scallop salad with apple gastrique and goat cheese paired with Kentucky Kolsch, grilled pork tenderloin with habanero apricot & braised greens paired with Kentucky Ale, pecan crusted shrimp with tasso demi glace & cheddar grits paired with Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, foie gras with crusty bread paired with Town Branch Bourbon and bacon bourbon ice cream paired with Bluegrass Sundown. Cost is $40.00 per person. Purchase tickets at Cock & Bull Hyde Park Square.

Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 pm — Goose Island Beer Dinner at Izzy’s in Florence
On the heels of their earlier Goose Island beer dinner, Izzy’s in Florence will have more selections from the Goose. Call 859-525-2333 to make reservations. The cost is $20.00 per person. That includes dinner, three full beers and a take home glass from Goose Island.

MOTR Pub is on Day 12 of their second 50/50/50 Fest where they tap a different beer each day as they work towards their slogan of “nearly 50 kegs from roughly 50 states in around 50 days”. For the inaugural event last year, they had beers from 21 states. This year, they are projecting beers from 25 states thanks to widened distribution for several breweries. They started with Red Hook (Washington) and have also featured Dogfish Head (Delaware), RJ Rockers (South Carolina), Southern Tier (New York), Flying Dog (Maryland), Epic Brewing (Utah), Laughing Dog Brewery (Idaho), Stoudt’s (Pennsylvania), The Brew Kettle (Ohio) and Otter Creek (Vermont). Many more great beers to come!