This Week in Beer: March 21 – 27, 2016

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

Monday, March 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Tribble-Currant. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap & Dine at The Littlefield
Four beers and four pairings. You can check out the menu on their Facebook event page. Cost is $65 per person plus a $4.57 fee. Reserve your space at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhinegeist-tap-dine-the-littlefield-tickets-21282144467

Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Broken Trolley Blonde (draft), Oregon Alley Imperial IPA, Java Man Cometh, Mad Wolf Hoppy Pale Ale (draft) and Riverside Rye IPA (draft).

Thursday, March 24th at 4:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Bar Premiere at the Famous Neons Unplugged
Beers include Huma Lupa Licious, Soft Parade, ControversiALE, Space Rock, Bellaire Brown, Good Humans, and Twisted Cain. Ciders include Octorock, Pulsar and Squishy.

Thursday, March 24th at 5:00 pm – Third Annual Preach Release Party at Ei8ht Ball

Thursday, March 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Hustle Home Run Derby at Rhinegeist
From their Facebook event page:
“A $5 donation gets you 10 swings and the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. All proceeds benefit Bow Tie Cause and Butler County Challenger Baseball, a baseball league designed to meet the needs of children and young adults from 5 to 22 years of age with special needs…. Take home your Hustle pint glass for only $1 with the purchase of a Hustle Rye Pale Ale (while supplies last).”

Thursday, March 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – North High Stardust to Stardust Tapping at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 24th 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 Romantic Chemistry, Glendale – Goodwood Red Wine Saison and Hyde Park – Goodwood Red Wine Saison.

Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring the Citradelic Tangerine IPA.

Saturday, March 26th – Braxton’s 1-Year Anniversary
So much going on for this celebration that we couldn’t begin to cover it here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the particulars.

Saturday, March 26th – BC’s Bottle Lodge Grand Opening Bash
They are starting off Saturday by tapping Warped Wing Whiskey Rebellion, Urban Artifact Abacus, Three Floyds Alpha King, Alesmith Hammerhead Speedway Stout, and a special cask of Heavy Seas Winter Storm. CHeck out their Facebook event page for listing of more beers to be tapped including Listermann/Triple Digit Cranium, Evil Twin Even More Jesus, Clown Shoes Coffee Blaecorn Unidragon and more.

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This Week in Beer: June 1 – 7, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. As of 5/11/15, we are only listing events that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone Points Unknown IPA and Stochasticity Project HiFi + LoFi Mixtape. The cost for both beers is $5 for a 10 ounce snifter.

Monday, June 1st at 6:00 pm – June Beer of the Month Tapping at the Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s their Rye Baby. The proceeds from the Beer of the Month will benefit the Cincinnati PRSA New Professionals.

Monday, June 1st at 6:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at the Brass Tap
This new monthly event will feature Scott Lafollette from Blank Slate for June. We understand that they may be tapping the last keg of the Bonbonerie Opera Cream Stout.

Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six beer samples paired with six bites for $6. Bring your glass back next week and save $1 off your admission.

Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm – Summer Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $45 per person. Call (513) 831-2749 for reservations.

Thursday, June 4th 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, June 4th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Honkers Ale Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 5th starting at 3:00 pm – Patio Pours at Keystone Bar & Grill (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Patio Pours are from these breweries: Covington – Ei8ht Ball, Hyde Park – MadTree and Clifton – Fifty West.

Saturday, June 6th at 3:00-6:00 pm – ONE OF A KIND Tapping Party at Neons
From Facebook:
“At Neons, we’re all about enjoying a good craft beer– and we LOVE whiskey, so what better way to have both, than to have them together! We had our friends at Wild Turkey hand select four of their whiskey barrels and send them over to our buds at MadTree– just as soon as the whiskey came out of the barrels! MadTree took the barrels, and filled two with their Happy Amber, and two with Lift. The barrels then aged for six whole months. The final two months the Lift had local ginger and fresh blood oranges added in. Our beer guy, Tom, has tasted these beers through the aging process, along with other barrel aged beers from MadTree. They are both completely unique in their barrel aging program, and we think you’ll love them, too! These beers are ONE OF A KIND, and will ONLY be tapped at Neons! So join us for an awesome afternoon on Neon’s patio! And be every bartender’s dream order– a shot and a beer– ALL IN ONE.”

This Week in Beer: May 4 – 10, 2015

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. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, May 4th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, May 4th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, May 4th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, May 4th – May Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Repeater IV and it benefits the Reds Community Fund.

Monday, May 4th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, May 5th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, May 5th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, May 5th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, May 5th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, May 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, May 6th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, May 6th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, May 6th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, May 7th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, May 7th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, May 7th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, May 7th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, May 7th at 5:00 pm – West Sixth Pay It Forward Event at Neons
Beers include West Sixth IPA, Amber Ale, Belgian Blonde, Heller Heaven Double IPA and West Sixth Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter in cans. At 6:00pm, Molly Wellmann and West Sixth will present a check to the Peaslee Early Learning Center in OTR.

Thursday, May 7th at 6:00 pm – Cincinnati Film Festival Official Brew Tapping at Rivertown
$1 from every pint of this saison goes to supporting CFF. You can meet local filmmakers, actors and fellow film fans. They will also be running past winning films from the 48 Hour Film Project.

Thursday, May 7th 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 – Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, Glendale – West Sixth Lemon Grass and Hyde Park – TBA.

Friday, May 8th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, May 8th 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 8th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, May 9th at 12:30 pm – Christian Moerlein Birthday Bash at Mecklenburg Gardens
Enjoy presentations on the life of Christian Moerlein, a pig roast starting at 12:30 pm, and a Moerlein Tap Takeover and can features with $5 Moerlein drafts and $4 Moerlein cans all day.

Saturday, May 9th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

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: April 28 – May 4, 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, April 28th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 28th – British Beer Tasting and Dinner at BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse Florence
Cost is $35 per person and features five courses paired with five beers. Scheduled for the Florence BJ’s on Monday, May 5th. Go to http://www.bjsrestaurants.com/beerdinners for more information.

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

Monday, April 28th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, April 28th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, April 28th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – Flying Pig Cream Ale Tapping at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 28th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 29th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House.

Tuesday, April 29th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Harvest Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Tuesday, April 29th at 5:00 pm – Ales for Autism at The Famous Neons Unplugged
$1 from every MadTree draft pint sold will go towards Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.

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

Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Maury’s Tiny Cove
Beers are Rivertowne (of Pennsylvania) Maxwell’s Scottish Ale, Rivertowne Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer, Rivertowne Grateful White, Rivertowne RT Lager, Southern Tier Farmer’s Tan IPA and New Holland Paleooza Michigan Pale Ale. Food pairings are Artisan flat bread pizzas, crispy Mexican style pizza, flatbread Mediterranean pizza, traditional Italian style pizzas and a dessert pizza. Cost is $25 a person. Call 513-662-2683 for reservations.

Wednesday, April 30th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 30th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, April 30th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, April 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

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

Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Maibock.

Wednesday, April 30th 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 1st from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine

Thursday, May 1st at 6:00-9:00 pm – New Belgium & Upland Collaboration Sour Release Party at The Listing Loon
Along with the collaboration sour, there will be signature beers, brewmasters, and some special edition sours from both breweries. A portion of beer and raffle sales will benefit The Dragonfly Foundation.

Thursday, May 1st 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 Oberon, Glendale – Magic Hat and Hyde Park – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Thursday, May 1st at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, May 2nd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, May 2nd 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 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, May 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, May 4th at 11:00 pm – Bruncho De Mayo at Fifty West Brewing
This is a three course meal and special IPA pairings hosted with Brew Kettle and Mazunte Taqueria. The cost is $25 per person and you can get tickets at fiftywestbrew.com/brunchodemayo

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: July 1 – 7, 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, July 1st – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, July 1st – 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, July 1st from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café
Last one!

Monday, July 1st at 6:00 pm – Bunbury Bavarian Pale Ale Tapping at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Tuesday, July 2nd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg is New Holland Oaked-Aged Hatter.

Tuesday, July 2nd – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 2nd – 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, July 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist: Virgin Launch at The Lackman
See our earlier post for more information.

UPDATE Tuesday, July 2nd from 5:00-6:00 pm – Beer School at Whole Foods Mason

With July being the celebration of both American and Belgian independence, we’ll examine three distinct styles from each country. In the case of the Belgians, we’ll also explore how one small American brewery approaches the Belgian styles! Behold:
American IPA – Brew Kettle “White Rajah” AND Stone Brewing “RuinTen”
American Amber – North Peak “Siren” AND MadTree “Happy Amber”
American Brown Ale – Mt. Carmel’s Nut Brown Ale AND MadTree “Gnarly Brown”
Saison / Farmhouse – De Glazen Toren d’Epre Mere Imperial White AND Rockmill Brewery Saison (American)
Dubbel – Chimay Grande Reserve AND St. Bernardus Prior 8
Tripel – Tripel Karmeliet AND Rockmill Brewery Tripel (American)
We’ll have specially selected food pairings with each category. Admission is $10. Again, the School will be held at the Mason Jar Pub, and space is limited!

UPDATE Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Anchor Zymaster Series #4 Farmhouse Ale, Goose Island 25th Anniversary Ale, North Peak Siren Amber Ale, Founders Brewing Centennial IPA, MadTree Gnarly Brown Ale and Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA with Hemp Seeds.

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

Wednesday, July 3rd at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Brewery Launch Party at The Famous Neons Unplugged. Eli’s BBQ will be running the grill for the first time.

Wednesday, July 3rd 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, July 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

Thursday, July 4th 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 – Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, Glendale – Franziskaner and Hyde Park – Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen.

Thursday, July 4th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, July 4th 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, July 5th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, July 5th 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, July 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, July 5th 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.

Saturday, July 6th 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 13 – 19, 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. — LOTS of events for American Craft Beer Week. We’re sure more will be added.

Monday, May 13th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, May 13th – 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, May 13th at 5:00 pm – Kentucky Ale Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull (Covington)
Beers will include Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Kolsch and the new Kentucky IPA.

Monday, May 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout at Fries Café

Monday, May 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café

Tuesday, May 14th – Belgian Summer Seasonals at The Famous Neons Unplugged
Try different styles from St Feuillien, Urthel, Bosteels and La Trappe.

Tuesday, May 14th – Samuel Adams “Keep the Pint” Night at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, May 14th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, May 14th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, May 14th – 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, May 14th through Sunday, May 19th – More Tappings at Fries Café
Beer to include Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, Epic Sour Apple Saison, Flying Dog Big Black Wit, Flying Dog Single Hop Citra Imperial IPA, Founders All Day IPA, Founders Double Trouble, Full Pint Tri-Pa, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye IPA, New Holland Black Tulip, The Brew Kettle Tunguska, Tröegs Flying Mouflan and many more

Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – An Epic Evening BBQ at Dutch’s
From Facebook:

Dutch’s, Epic Brewing of Utah, and Oskar Blues of Colorado are joining forces to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with an all-American style backyard BBQ. Epic’s Molly Swanston and Oskar Blues “Farmer” Geoff Hess will be in attendance to celebrate and answer any questions you may have. Our dinner will feature Farmer Geoff’s very own Hops & Heifers Farm beef and pork. We will have year-round and special release beers from each brewery. Food will be $20 per person and beers are a la carte. You can RSVP to info@dutchswine.com, 513.871.1446 opt.2, or in-person.

Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein & The Comet Celebrate Craft Beer Week
Meet the brewer and enjoy these beers on Tap: Seven, Extra Special Elixir and Uwannafix.

UPDATE Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Ace Ciders Joker Hard Cider, Mt Carmel Summer Wheat, Goose Island 25th Anniversary Honker’s Ale, MadTree Identity Crisis, The Brew Kettle Wide-Eyed Coffee Porter and Alltech Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm – Michael Jackson: Beer Hunter movie at Listermann Brewing

Wednesday, May 15th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, May 15th at 4:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover/Tasting at Valley Wines & Spirits

Wednesday, May 15th 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, May 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein & The Lackman Celebrate Craft Beer Week
Meet the brewer and enjoy these beers on Tap: Seven, Extra Special Elixir and Uwannafix.

Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 pm – Founders Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
This event is SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at Keystone Covington

UPDATE Thursday, May 16th at 5:00 pm – American Craft Beer Week Tappings at Market Wines
From Facebook:

In Honor of American Craft Beer Week, we will be offering some of Michigan’s most sought after brews. We will be TAPPING Founders KBS and Double Trouble, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, and Bell’s Hell Hath No Furry at 5pm AND From 5-6:30, all guests will receive a lottery ticket for the opportunity to purchase, bottles of Bell’s Black Note, Founders Hand of Doom and Founders KBS, as well as a few other gems. There is a VERY limited quantity of these offerings and the lottery tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis (drawing at 7pm). Let’s raise a glass and cheers the Mitten State!!!

Thursday, May 16th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Three Floyds, Glendale – Arrogant Bastard and Hyde Park – Weihenstephan Original (2 liter boot night).

Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein & Dilly Café Celebrate Craft Beer Week
Meet the brewer and enjoy these beers on Tap: Seven, Extra Special Elixir and Uwannafix.

Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 pmh – Craft Beer & Small Plate Pairing at deSha’s
See our earlier post for more information.

Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Meet the Founders Brewer Event at Moerlein Lager House
From Facebook:

Jeremy Kosmicki, Head Brewer at Founders Brewing, will share his personal story of how he went from a home-brewer to professional. He will also talk about the state of the craft beer industry and how it has evolved over the past 15 years. The presentation will be held in our biergarten. Cost is $15 + tax, and includes one beer ticket for a Founders brew, and a light appetizer buffet. Reservations are REQUIRED for this event, as seating is limited, and can be made by emailing mbweaver@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, May 17th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – Official Cincinnati Launch of Wiedemann Special Lager at Arnold’s
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – Founders Doom Tapping at Fries Café
This Backstage Series Release won’t last long.

Friday, May 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, May 17th 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!

Saturday, May 18th from 3:00-9:00pm – Beer and Food Festival at Whole Foods Mason
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, May 18th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, May 19th – Tapping of New Holland’s Blue Sunday at Moerlein Lager House

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

Bock Beer Class at Japps Annex Neons This Sunday (March 3rd)

Here’s a different way to finish up your Bockfest weekend. “In [their] pursuit to not only serve people great beer, whiskey and cocktails, but to share [their] experience and expertise in these areas,” the good folks at the Famous Neons Unplugged and Japps have decided to begin teaching classes on beer and bourbon every Saturday afternoon between 1:00-2:00 pm at Japps Annex Neons. The plan is to alternate between beer and bourbon classes each week. With this being Bockfest weekend, their first class will be on Bock beers. They are going to feature five different Bock beers that they “the best representations of [that] particular style or just a really cool beer.” On March 16th, the feature will be light Belgians and on March 30th, they will be featuring dark Belgian beers. Looking farther ahead, April 13th will be a class on cellaring beers and will have a six year flight of Goose Island Matilda: 2008-20012 in bottles and 2013 on draft. There will also be food and food pairings.

The cost per class is 20.00 per person. You can register online for the Bock beer class at http://thebirdhauscincinnati.com/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=19 or you can sign up and pay at Neons, Japps, Japps Annex or the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar. They will be limiting the classes to just forty people, so seats for the class will be on a first come basis.