This Week in Beer: June 26 – July 2, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Packhouse Beer Dinner at Darkness Brewing

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Curious Traveler Triva Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, June 28th at 5:00 pm – The Collaboration Challenge at Fibonacci Brewing

Thursday, June 29th at 12:00 pm – Barrel Aged Ruby at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Erie Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Roebling Point Pub Crawl at The Gruff, Smoke Justin, Keystone Bar & Grill, and Molly Malones Covington

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Breckinridge Agave Wheat Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Boulevard Lemon Ginger Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 pm – Brooklyn Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 30th-Saturday, July 1st – West Side Brewing Grand Opening

Friday, June 30th at 4:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits (Fort Thomas)

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rogue Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 30th at 5:00 pm – Local Friday featuring Listermann at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, June 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Friday Night Flights at Party Town

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This Week in Beer: May 8 – 14, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer.

Monday, May 8th at 6:30 pm – Craft Beer 101 at Listermann Brewing

Tuesday, May 9th at 4:00 pm – Fat Head’s + MadTree Collaboration Tapping at MadTree Brewing

Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm – Packhouse Beer Dinner at Darkness Brewing

Thursday, May 11th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Victory Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, May 11th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Platform Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, May 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, May 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Jackie O’s Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, May 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, May 12th at 4:00 pm – Brews-N-Brats at Streetside Brewing

Friday, May 12th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, May 12th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Samuel Adams Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market

Friday, May 12th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Local Friday with Streetside Brewery at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Friday, May 12th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, May 12th at 6:00 pm – Duvel/Ommegang Belgium Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, May 14th at 3:00 pm – Rhinegeist Sampling and More at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Sunday, May 14th at 1:00 pm – Sunday Funday IPA Edition at Cappy Wines and Spirits

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This Week in Beer: May 1 – 7, 2017

This week (and month), we launch our new events calendar. You can easily find it by clicking the Events link above or by going to http://www.hoperatives.com/events/2017-05/ for the May 2017 events. We will still doing our This Week in Beer post each Monday, but any events that we learn of after Monday mornings will be just added to the Events calendar. The Friday Tastings and Tappings Report posts are being retired with the addition of the Events calendar.

Hope you enjoy our new format!

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer.

Monday, May 1st at 5:00-11:59 pm – Nice Little Monday Series at Rhinegeist

Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm – Trivia night with Lexington Brewing Company at The Casual Pint-Oakley Station

Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm – Lagunitas Tap Takeover Trivia Night at Mellow Mushroom (Wilder)

Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm – Tröegs Scratch Feature at Habits Café

Thursday, May 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Founders KBS Tap Takeover at The Lackman

Thursday, May 4th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Clown Shoes Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, May 4th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)

Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 pm – Southern Tier Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, May 5th from 4:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Cinco De Mayo Tap Takeover at Fogarty’s Irish Pub

Friday, May 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s (Fairfield)

Friday, May 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Heavy Seas & Jungle Jim’s Collaboration Cask Beer Release at Jungle Jim’s (Eastgate)

Friday, May 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Twisted Bit Can Release at Braxton Brewing

Friday, May 5th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town
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. Check out Events Calendar later in the week to see what brewery they are featuring.

Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am – Ms. E and Yoda Potato Can Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, May 6th at noon – Saber Tooth Tiger Launch Party at Rhinegeist

Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 pm – Derby Day Party at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 pm – Derby Party with Braxton Brewing at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

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This Week in Beer: April 24 – 30, 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.

Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Maibock.

Thursday, April 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, April 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Nickelbrook Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Naughty Neighbor, Immodest IIPA, Bolshevik Bastard, Cafe Del Bastardo, and Winey Bastard.

Thursday, April 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Glendale – Fifty West Fuzzy Feeling and Hyde Park – Bell’s Oberon.

Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 pm – Sixpoint Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 28th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Great Lakes Brewing at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, April 28th from 4:00-8:00 pm – Moerlein OTR Ale’s 10th Anniversary Keg Tapping at Market Wines

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Elk Creek Winery

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s (both locations)
This week, it’s Southern Tier at Fairfield and West Sixth at Eastgate.

Friday, April 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Friday, April 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town
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.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 1:00 pm – Moerlein OTR TrAle Pub Tour
See their Facebook event page from more information.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 3:00 pm – Rhinegeist FCC Watch Party/Foosball Tourney at BC’s Bottle Lodge
For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Saturday, April 29th starting at 4:00 pm – Firkin Fest at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Sunday, April 30th at 10:00 am – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries at Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House
See http://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries-april for more information and to purchase your tickets.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 24, 2017

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arthur’s Café Anderson – Rhinegeist Brewery and Fifty West Brewing Blind Flight Challenge and Raffle to benefit MDA Saturday from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. From Facebook: “Think you know Cincinnati beer? Come out on March 25th and try to identifiy which beer belongs to which brewery. Get a flight of four, two from Rhinegeist Brewery and two from 50 West Brewing. You guess correctly on the ballot, you get entered to win merch from both breweries and from Arthur’s. $1 from each flight sold all day will go to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Ohio.”

Braxton Brewing – Second Anniversary Block Party Saturday starting at noon. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Final Beer Olympics Sunday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Go cheer on twenty teams of two as they complete in events like Tricycle Race, Beer Relay Race, Pin the Tail on the Keg, Beer Balloon Toss, Barrel-Roll, Flip Cup, and Can Jam.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

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 Green Flash at Fairfield and from Boulevard 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’re pouring from Rivertown. 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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring Alltech today from 5:00-10:00 pm. Featured beers are Blackberry Porter and Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale.

Fifty West – Wee Heavy Bevvy Draft Beer Release today at 11:00 am. From Facebook: “We are excited to announce our collaboration with two 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) winners, Revelry Brewing Co. from Charleston, South Carolina and Real Ale Brewing Company from Blanco, Texas to create “America’s greatest scotch ale”. The three breweries that placed bronze, silver, and gold, respectively, in the Scotch Ale category at GABF are joining forces to create ‘Wee Heavy Bevvy’ Scotch Ale, a never done before collaboration. ‘Wee Heavy Bevvy’ will be tapped on Friday, March 24th at each of the three breweries. Fifty West will have it on tap at their Production Works and Brewpub!”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 3, 2017

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bockfest – Friday, March 3rd-Sunday, March 5th. More information available at their web site. The Bock bier lineup and tapping schedule are available on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington – Sunday Supper with Rhinegeist Sunday at 7:00 pm. “$35 per person gets you 4 courses of food paired with beer, plus a special welcome beer. There will be special guests from Rhinegeist, as well as Chef Brendan Haren. Call 859.905.6800 now to reserve your seat, space is limited.”

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 Blank Slate at Fairfield and from Ballast Point at Eastgate.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Great Flood Brewing. The beers include Black Sunday Milk Stout, Irish Hill Red, ’37 Porter, Cinnamon Toasted Brown, Defiant Double IPA and Barrel Aged ’37 Imperial Porter. 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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – BC’s First Anniversary Saturday from 11:00 am to midnight. Beer list includes BA Narwhal (Sierra Nevada), BA Bigfoot (Sierra Nevada), BA Java Man Cometh (Dayton BC), Hop Juju (Fat Head’s), Noble Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (Blackberry Farms), Gentleman Caller (Urban Family), BA Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues), BA Vanilla/Cinnamon Chickow (Listermann Brewing), Hammer Session (The Woodburn Brewery), Maple BA Abominator (Warped Wing), BA Coffee/Vanilla Dark, Apparition (Jackie O’s), Yellow Belly (Omnipollo/Buxton), Mango Wit (Homestead Beer), Coffee/Cayenne Axis Mundi (Madtree Brewing), Coconut Panther (Rhinegeist Brewery), Quad Pro Quo (Fifty West Brewing), BBA Old Rasputin (North Coast Brewing), Vietnamese Speedway (Alesmith Brewing), Mokasida Speedway (Alesmith Brewing), BA Bison (Homestead Beer), Snakes in a Barrel (West Sixth), How Do You Like Them Apples (Moonlight Meadery), Juicy Truth (Rhinegeist Brewery), and The Gadget (Urban Artifact).

Braxton Brewing – Haven Can Release Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring MadTree at 5:00 pm. They’ll have Citra High and MadTree’s Experimental Pale Ale on tap.

Dickmann’s Sports Cafe – Narragansett KY Launch Friday at 4:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Mini Amelia Beerhart Saturday from noon to 11:00 pm. From Facebook: “Since we’re getting close to our closing date- we’re getting a little sentimental about our favorite events over the past 3 years. One of the events that we are most proud of is Amelia Beerhart, an event we hosted in 2016 which celebrated women in the craft beer industry. All day March 4th we will be jamming to the Girl Power radio station, watching strong women in film and givin’ it up for the ladies in the house! Think of it like ladies night but with free stickers, Ei8ht Ball swag and raffles!”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 24, 2017

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cellar Dweller – Five Year Anniversary Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Milton’s The Prospect Hill Tavern – Bockfest Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour Friday at 5:30 pm. The snowman will burn at 8:00 pm!

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

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 Fat Head’s at Fairfield and from Abita at Eastgate.

The Gruff – Collaborative Beer Dinner Saturday at 6:30 pm. Featuring beers from MadTree, Rhinegeist and West Sixth. For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Keystone Hyde Park -Listermann 90s Brunch Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse – Mardi Gras Braxton Tap Takeover Friday at 5:00 pm. Happy hour from 5-6 includes $1 off beers and buy one get one free appetizers. Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Haven, Jumpstart, Tropic Flare, Bluff, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Dead Blow on Nitro.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Bell’s including Whiskey Barrel Aged Jupiter and Hopslam. 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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Two Heads and a Tree Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Madtree Lift, Unhappy Amber, and a surprise keg; Fat Head’s Head Trip, Sunshine Daydream, and Hop Juju; plus Dogfish Head Namaste, Midas Touch, and Olde School.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring The Woodburn Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout, and Berliner Weisse.

— Saturday at 3:00 pm, Cappy’s will be hosting a Hi-Wire Launch Party. Beers include Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown Ale, Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA, Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Hi-Wire Gose, Twice as Nice Doppelbock, Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Enchanter Baltic Porter, Death Defying Spring Ale, 10W-40 Imperial Stout, Pulcinella BA Russian Imperial Stout, Carolina Coastal Black Rye Lager (Collab w/ Holy City Brewing), Oatmeal Brown Ale w/ Honey and Black Currants (Collab w/ Hardywood), Pimm’s Berliner Weisse (Collab w/ NOLA Brewing), Foeder Brett Saison, Hi-Wire’s House English Bitter, Prime Time Session Pale Ale, Sour Blonde Ale, Wild Rye Brett IPA, and a to be determined Small Batch Beer.

MadTree Brewing – Galaxy High and Citra High can release Saturday at 10:00 am. From Facebook: “Cans will be released in the Barrel Warehouse begining at 10AM. Limit two 4-packs of Galaxy, two 4-packs of Citra per person. Sorry, you can’t opt to take more of one over the other. Max of two 4-packs of any flavor. $12.50 per 4-pack (tax included.) Both will be available on draft for snifters but no growler fills. Cans will NOT go out to distribution. Some draft will be sent out to retailers.”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 17, 2017

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

10th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest – Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening at the Convention Center. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This event frequently sells out, especially the Connoisseur Level tickets. Also, Designated Drivers tickets are not sold at the door. Buy them now.

Cincy Winter Beerfest After Party – Friday night at 11:00 pm at Queen City Exchange. Featuring beers from Braxton including Storm Golden Cream Ale, Crank Shaft IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Jumpstart Brown Ale brewed with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Starter Coffee.

Cincy Winter Beerfest Happy Hour – Saturday at 5:00 pm at Knockback Nat’s.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Moerlein Lager House and Christian Moerlein Malt House – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits – Braxton tasting Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Storm Golden Cream Ale, Dead Blow Tropical Stout, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, Spotlight White IPA, and Tropic Flare Imperial IPA.

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 Kona Brewing at Fairfield and from Green Flash at Eastgate.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Laguinitas. They are promising a nice spread of bottles and two special drafts: Willett Barrel aged Imperial Stout and Fusion XXXIX IPA.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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Crooked Stave Launch Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Crooked Stave Launch Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Listermann Brewing – Biggie and Pac Can release Saturday at 10:00 am.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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