Brews and Bites

From Facebook:

Join us to celebrate Cincinnati Beer Week with our new neighbors at Braxton Brewing. Included in tonight’s lineup are Braxton’s summer seasonal and the elusive Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Stout. Chow down on some delicious mac n’ cheese from the Chicken Mac Truck and soak in the tunes of Mike Liggett. After Brews & Bites wraps up at 7:30 head back to Braxton Labs to keep the party going!

Quaff Bros. Grand Cru Release

From Facebook:

Bottle release NO LIMITS. $12.99 22oz Bombers.

Rhinegeist & Qauff Bros.

“Chateau Series Grand Cru” hits the Party Source shelves May 12th.

Grand Cru is an Oregon Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian Style Dubbel, that captures the true meaning of clever dreamers, well thought out recipes, talented brewers and true friendships.

With firm tannins and dark fruit, this beer was able to showcase the essence of “skin contact” without loosing the wonderful malt of the Dubbel base beer.

This is like no other beer produced in the Tri-State. It is truly something special (and very limited).

This top shelf Ale was aged in very specific Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir barrels and evokes the terroir of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Qauff Bros. would like to take this time to use this platform to thank the wonderful crew of Rhinegeist Brewery and express our gratitude for thier flawless execution.
Cheers!

#quaffbros4life

Tastings and Tappings Report: Nov. 18, 2016

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Blank Slate Brewing – Birthday Week continues through Sunday. See the complete list of events on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Goodwood. Beers include their flagship beers & special drafts, including Rum Barrel aged Amber Lager, an oak aged IPA, an Barrel aged Imperial Stout and a Coffee variant of that Imperial Stout. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Evil Twin Tap Takeover tonight at 6:00 pm. Beers include Molotov Lite, Liquid Double Fudge, Imperial Biscotti Break, Aun Mas A Jesus and Aun Mas Cafe Jesus.

Braxton Brewing – Superfecta Tapping Party tonight at 5:00 pm. Superfecta is a dry-hopped rye saison brewed with Kentucky hops. This beer was brewed in collaboration with Great Flood Brewing Company in Louisville and Ethereal Brewing in Lexington.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free Bacon Friday plus they’re pouring Green Flash Cosmic Retro Baltic Porter. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Party Source – Bottle release of Quaff Bros. Even S’more Of What? on Saturday at 12:00 pm. Price is $7.99 for a twelve ounce bottle. No limits.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Nov. 11, 2016

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Great Crescent Brewing – 8th Anniversary celebration starting at noon on Saturday.

Rhinegeist – From Facebook: “Join us in our taproom this Veterans Day to celebrate the men and women who have served bravely in our Armed Forces. We’ll be donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to Battle Buddy, a nonprofit dedicated to serving our brothers and sisters in arms struggling with PTSD and other combat related injuries. We’ll also be holding a raffle and tapping Valor, a Kentucky Common beer brewed specially for the holiday. Cheers!”

Wooden Cask Brewing – Grand Opening Celebration starting at 11:00 am on Saturday.

TASTINGS

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Braxton Brewing. Beers include their flagship beers and special drafts like a coffee variant of Dead Blow, a new edition of Trophy and a Rum Barrel variant of Snow Shovel. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Founders Tap Takeover today starting at 6:00 pm. Beers include PC Pils, Rubaeus, All Day, Breakfast Stout, Backwoods Bastard and Imperial Stout.

Party Source and Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Hits From The Bung event today at 5:00 pm featuring Quaff Bros. and other barrel-aged beers. For the complete listing, check out their Facebook event page.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 10 – 16, 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Oct. 10th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotty Karate.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 6:00 pm – Waste of AAU’s Tapping at Taft’s Ale House

Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 6:00 pm – Ojos Negros “Blackberry Bonanza” Tappening at Rivertown Brewery
In addition to Ojos Negros, they will be tapping some TBA blackberry variants of their year-round beers and serving up some blackberry treats.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out: An Evening with Urban Artifact
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 12th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Hump Day Hops at Dickmann’s Sports Cafe
This week, the featured brewery is Ballast Point. Beers include Mocha Marlin, Cinnamon Raisin Commodore, Pumpkin Down, Barmy Apricot Ale, Even Keel, Grapefruit Sculpin, Watermelon Dorado, Pineapple Sculpin, Sculpin, and Victory At Sea.

Wednesday, Oct. 12th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Schlafly Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Pumpkin Ale (draft), Farmhouse IPA (draft), Raspberry Hefeweizen, Kolsch and American IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 13th – Keystone Bar & Grill’s 9th Anniversary (all locations)
Many specials including $2.50 pints of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale.

Thursday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Fifty West Night at Lucky Turtle

Thursday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Anderson Valley Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Hop Ottin’ IPA, Peachy Barl, Barrel Aged GT Gose, Huge Arker Bourbon Barrel, Boont Amber, Fall Hornin’, Blood Orange Gose, and Horse Tongue Thribble Currant Sour.

Thursday, Oct. 13th aaat 5:00 pm – Quaff Bros. Chicago Style Breakfast Stout Bottle Release at The Party Source
Price is $12.99 a bottle. No limit.

Thursday, Oct. 13th 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 – Stone Wussie Pils, Glendale – MadTree PumpCan and Hyde Park – Urban Artifact Chariot.

Thursday, Oct. 13th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Bell’s Best Brown.

Friday, Oct. 14th at 4:00 pm – Grand Opening of Crafts and Vines in Covington
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Oct. 14th-Saturday, Oct. 15th – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s 5th Annual Craft Beer Oktoberfest at Listermann Brewing

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 2, 2016

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. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Girls Pint Out – Sunday Funday at BC’s Bottle Lodge. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – New Belgium tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers inlcude Citradelic Tangerine IPA (on tap), Pumpkick Spiced Seasonal Ale, 1554 Black Lager and Blue Paddle Pilsener Lager.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from SweetWater at Eastgate.

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

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Victory. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Hippies vs. Hebrews (Stone vs. Schmaltz Brewing) Tap Takeover starting at 6:00 pm tonight. Beers include Enjoy By 9.5.16, Vanilla/Orange Ruination, and 6th Anniversary Porter from Stone and BA Bock Bock, Lenny’s RIPA, and Wishbone from Schmaltz.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Quaff Bros. Do You Even Cider Bros. and Nians Legend.

Fibonacci Brewing – HuLu-Fresh Hop Ale release today at 4:00 pm.

Quaff Bros. – Two meads to be released today at 4:00 pm at the Party Source: Aisha Mead (a honey wine aged in Bourbon barrels with the addition of peppers) and Moura Mead (a honey wine aged in Port Wine finished Angels Envy Whiskey barrels).

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: August 15 – 21, 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, August 15th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Brown Chicken Brown Cow. Cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00 pm – Nowhere in Particular Beat Your Wheat Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30 pm – Lagunitas Tasting at The Casual Pint – Oakley

Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Meet Up at Municipal Brew Works
From Facebook: “We are accepting donations to support the Oxford Literacy Team at this meetup. This organization fundraises, organizes, and leads the ‘Super Summer Readers Program’ for students who need extra reading help in kindergarten through 5th grade in the Talawanda School District. The money we raise at this event will help purchase books for students attending the program. If you’d like to make a donation, please bring cash.” Carvaso’s Mexican fusion food truck will be there.

Thursday, August 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Bell’s Black Note Stout and Bell’s Tap Take Over at Market Wines
Beers include Sparkleberry, Oberon and Oatsmobile. During the event, they will be raffling off the chance to buy a Bell’s Black Note Stout. The raffles will be held roughly every 30 minutes. You must be present to buy the beer, there will be no holds.

Thursday, August 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Centennial, Dirty Bastard, Nitro Rubeaus, Mosaic, Red’s Rye and a special cask of Founders Porter with peanut butter and Michigan cherry jelly.

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Crankshaft, Storm, Dr. Rudi and Oktoberfuel.

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 pm – 2nd Annual Stein Hoisting Competition at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Left Hand Oktoberfest, Glendale – West Sixth Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Dortmunder Lager.

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Founders KBS (2016 KY 12+% ABV version), 2011 Breakfast Stout, All Day IPA and Rubaeus
Burger: Black and Bleu
Music: Kyle Knapp

Thursday, August 18th at 7:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, August 20th at 4:00 pm – Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
For more information and to purchase your tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-with-the-beer-barons-tickets-22288165503

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This Week in Beer: August 8 – 14, 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, August 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Expedition Stout, Double Cream and Double Two Hearted. Bell’s flight is $10, price of pints varies by the beer.

Monday, August 8th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park Deck
This time, it’s a discussion of lesser known beer styles with Chris Bistany from Taft’s Ale House.

Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00 pm – Night Marcher Tappening at Rivertown
This is the first release in their 100% Brett fermented series. Night Marcher is an Island Pale Ale brewed with jack fruit, papaya, pineapple, coconut, mandarin orange, guava, lemon & lime peel, ginger root, Jamaican allspice, fennel, saffron & toasted coriander.

Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. For information, check out their Facebook event page. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, August 10th at 7:30 pm – Deschutes Pint Night & Trivia at Flip Daddy’s Union
Buy a pint of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA or Black Butte Porter and you get to keep the glass.

Thursday, August 11th-Saturday, August 13th – 2nd Annual BellsFest at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Twenty different beers on tap from Bell’s and two special tappings each day plus a dunk tank and a different food truck each day. $1.00 from every pint and growler sold will be donated in addition to all of their dunk tank proceeds.

Thursday, August 11th from 5:00-10:00 pm – BBQ & Braxton Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market
Beers include Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse, Bellow Smoked Hefeweizen, Crank Shaft IPA and Dead Blow Tropical Stout.

Thursday, August 11th at 5:00 pm – Pucker Up! at Halfcut
Sampling of sours including Longtrail Cranberry Gose draft, Braxton Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse draft, Upland Kettle to the Pedal draft, New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee draft, Avery Botanical Raspberry draft, Upland Malefactor bottles, Upland Dantelion bottles, Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Gose bottles and Rivertown Lambic bottles.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pleasant Ridge Brewery Appreciation Night
Three Pleasant Ridge locations (Gas Light Café, Nine Giant and the Overlook Lodge) will feature beers from Fifty West Brewing, Rhinegeist and Nine Giant. There will be different featured beers at each stop. This event also features the launch of Penny Barbecue on the Overlook’s patio.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, Porter, Rubaeus, Mosaic Promise
Mango Magnifico, ’14 or ’15 Imperial Stout (Draft) and Sleeper Cell.

Thursday, August 11th 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: Cock and Bull’s Hoppy Cock at all three locations.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Avery Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout, Oak-Aged Samael’s, IPA and White Rascal.
Burger: Pizza Burger
Music: Hayden Kaye

Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 pm – Green Flash Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, August 11th at 7:30 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at The Pub Rookwood
Five beers and four courses for $29.99 per person. Fifty seats available. Call 513-841-2749 to make your reservation.

Friday, August 12th at 7:00 pm – Hoots & Hops at Cincinnati Nature Center
For more information, go to their web page.

Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Digital Brew: Sharing Our Brewing and Drinking History at Christian Moerlein Malt House
From Facebook: “The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. are joining forces from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to preserve and celebrate Cincinnati’s brewing and drinking history at a special event at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House Tap Room in Over-the-Rhine, 1621 Moore Street.” Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, August 13th at 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann ReBirthday Party at Pompillios

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 29, 2016

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. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to FIBONACCI BREWING! Join Bob and Betty as they celebrate Saturday from noon to 10:00 pm. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, it’s Green Flash & Alpine Brewing at Fairfield and Fifty West at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they are pouring the entire beer line-up from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co. plus Town Branch Bourbon, Town Branch Rye & Pearce Lyons Reserve Bourbon for $3.00. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday tonight at 5:30 pm. This month, it’s Give Back Pale Ale with lemon peel and dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Founders Brewing Sleeper Cell tapping from 5:00-10:00 pm on Saturday.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Three Floyds beers including Apocalypse Cow, Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker, Hopped in Half and Zombie Dust.

Moerlein Lager House – WEBN Boom Can Launch Party tonight starting at 5:00 pm. WEBN’s Kidd Chris and Eddie Fingers will be there and you can get a 6-pack to go for $5.99.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For July, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is MadTree. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: July 25 – 31, 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, July 25th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin Bozo Beer. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
For June, it’s their Sommer Weizen.

Thursday, July 28th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Boulevard Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Saison Brett, Hibiscus Gose, Lemon Ginger Radler, Tropical Pale Ale, The Calling DIPA and Tank 7.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Quaff Bros. Catalina Wine Mixer Bottle Release at the Party Source
Quaff Bros. Catalina Wine Mixer is a collaboration with Against The Grain. It is ATG 70K (13% abv Imperial Stout) aged in bourbon barrels with the addition of red wine soaked oak chips.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Southern Tier Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Beer Dinner at Stadium Sports Bar (Belterra Park)
MENU – First Course: Baby Arugula Salad, Goat Cheese Medallion, Segmented Grapefruit, Candied Pecan Crumble, Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette paired with Finn Berliner Pale Ale; Second Course: Seared Scallop, Creamed Corn, Bacon – Cipollini Onion Jam paired with Maize Amber Lager; Third Course: Fried Chicken and Biscuits, Spicy Fried Chicken, Warm Cheddar Biscuits, Biscuit Gravy, Fried Egg paired with Phrenology Wild IPA; Dessert: Chocolate Stout Cake, Beer Soaked Cake, Peanut Butter Mousse, Stout Ice Cream. Cost is $35 per person. Call 513-232-8000 to make your reservations.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Glendale – North Coast Red Seal and Hyde Park – Stone Delicious.

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 to 11:00 pm – Fibonacci Birthday Celebration
Beers include The Noid, Estival, The Tollhouse Caps, Marty’s Hamilton Ave, Dummy Tripel, Earth Daisy, Oberhausen and The Tollhouse. Food and music to be announced on their Facebook event page.

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