This Week in Beer: Feb. 20 – 26, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Feb. 20th at 12:00 pm – Quaff Bros. Wild Stallion “Nail Pull” at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 6:00 pm – Fire Chief Ale Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:00 pm – Louisiana Creole Beer Dinner at Darkness Brewery
Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2843095

Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 9:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Brothers (Newport at the Levee)
Keep the glass when you order a Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, Dead Blow Tropical Stout, or Storm Golden Cream Ale.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Beer & Burgers Night at Habits Café
Three combos: Knife In the Highway paired with Classic Habits Style Burger, Fume paired with The Bacon Bleu Style Burger, and Shroominous paired with The Texas Style Burger.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Jolly Pumpkin Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
For more information, go to their Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:30 pm – Slow Food Beer Supper at Streetside Brewery
From Facebook: “Streetside Brewery and Tēla Bar + Kitchen collaborate for a casual 4-course Beer Supper to benefit Slow Food Cincinnati, Cincinnati’s grassroots chapter of an international non-profit that champions local/sustainable farms, food artisans, restaurants, craft beverages, and initiatives in support of good, clean, and fair food for all.
Everyone is welcome! Food: $20/member, $25/non-member. Streetside will also offer a Slow Food Flight of 4 beers ($7) designed by Tela chefs Nathan Mantia and Norman Tchorz to pair with the 4-course supper. Vegetarian options, wine, local kombucha, and Smooth Cincy Coffee available too. A portion of ticket and beer sales go to Slow Food Cincinnati.”

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:30 pm – Braxton Food Pairing at The Globe
Cost is $25/person, pairings include Storm paired with Asian Shrimp; Dead Blow paired with Bacon Wrapped Date; Spotlight paired with Mango Salsa; Haven Hefeweizen paired with Toasted Baguette with Goat Cheese, Honey Drizzle and Candied Pecans; Jumpstart Brown Ale Brewed with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Starter Coffee paired with Beef Brisket Sliders; and Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Ice Cream Floats.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Holland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include HopTronix, Dragon’s Milk, Dragon’s Milk Reserve, Chocolate Coffee Dragon’s Milk, Raspberry Lemon Dragon’s Milk, Rum Coconut Dragon’s Milk, and Triple Mash Dragon’s Milk.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Long Trail Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Braxton/Graeter’s Pint Night at 27 Bar+Kitchen

Thursday, Feb. 23rd 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 – Country Boy Cliff Jumper, Glendale – Oskar Blues and Hyde Park – New Belgium Whizbang.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Sam Adams Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 6 – 12, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Feb. 6th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 6th at 6:00 pm – Braxton / Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Tapping at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Brewpub Release of Chocolate Churro Coffee Please at Fifty West

Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 6:00 pm – Brett’s “Luzy” Saison Tappening at Rivertown Brewery (both locations)

Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 4:00-9:00 pm – Hoppin’ Frog at White Oak Marathon
Beers include Gangster IPA, Turbo Shandy, and Raw Hop IPA. Also a meet and greet with Hoppin’ Frog’s Head Brewer.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 5:00 pm – Braxton / Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping at Coaches Corner

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – ShakesBEERe Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
The dinner includes five courses with beer pairings, along with five performances from Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Resident Company of actors featuring selections from Shakespeare’s Canon. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Belgian Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Duvel Single (draft), Houblon Chouffe, Tripel Karmeliet (draft), and La Trappe Quad. Souvenir Duvel glass while supplies last.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Habits Café
Beers include Dead Blow, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout and Spotlight White IPA.

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 pm – Ohio Rare at Nellie’s Tap Room (Taft’s Ale House)
In honor of the Ohio Craft Brewers Conference!, nine rare beers from nine Ohio breweries. Beers include Willoughby Nut Smasher, Yellow Springs Maxxout Stout, Triple Digit BA Pineapple Upsidedown Aftermath, Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Apparition, Fat Head’s Sorcerer, Little Fish Strhubarb Reinheitsgewhat!?, Great Lakes Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, The Brew Kettle Barrel Aged Rude Cru, and Taft’s Brewing Co Old Wooden Tooth.

Thursday, Feb. 9th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Revolution Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Local Hero, Cross of Gold, Rye Lyfe, Deth’s Tar, Café Deth’s Tar, and Deth’s by Cherries.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – ArtsWave Roots Tapping at Listermann’s
This blonde ale with fresh ginger was brewed in collaboration with Blank Slate and supports ArtsWave.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Delhi Liquor
Beers include Dead Blow, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout and Spotlight White IPA.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm – Union Terminal Beer Tapping at Urban Artifact
Read more about this traditional bock beer with yeast collected from the Union Terminal grounds on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Feb. 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 – Breckenridge Ophelia, Glendale – Braxton Graeter’s Black Raspberry Stout and Hyde Park – Kentucky Blackberry Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Also a Beat the Brewer Escape Room Challenge.

Saturday, Feb. 11th at 11:00 am – MadTree 2.0 Grand Opening and Winter Bonanza
More information on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report. In the meantime, go to http://madtreebrewing.com/grandopening for more information.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 6, 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

Rock Bottom – From Facebook: “In honor of next month being the 10th Anniversary Cincy Winter Beerfest we’ve brewed 5 unique beers with 5 great Cincinnati breweries. First up, and being tapped this Friday night, is “JUBILEE IPA” with longtime Beerfest sponsor Rockbottom Brewery. Matthew Utter with Cincy Beerfest and Gerry O’Connel of Rockbottom designed a unique recipe using Equinox hops. The beer will be tapped this Friday at 6pm sharp, and be available for sale at Rockbottom while supplies last. GET A FREE CINCY BEERFEST 10TH ANNIVERSARY/ROCKBOTTOM LOGO COMMEMORATIVE PINT GLASS WITH EVERY PINT PURCHASE! Collect a different pint glass at each of the 5 brewery’s First Tapping Night parties, and after while supplies last! Free admission, and reasonable pint prices.”

TASTINGS

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 New Holland at Fairfield.

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 a brewery yet to be named. 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 – Bear Republic Launch Party Saturday at 4:00 pm. Beers include Short Shifter Hoppy Lager, Double Aught Pils, Rogue Red Sour, Racer 5 and The Grizz.

Braxton Brewing – Spotlight Tapping and Can Release at Braxton Brewing Friday at 5:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring from partial kegs from the Shelton Brothers Festival in Louisville. Beers include 7venth Sun Yuzu Lager, 7venth Sun Barrel-Aged La Fete, Nogne O Chaga Stout, Pasteur Street Barleywine, Boneyard RPM IPA, and Boneyard Hu Tong Clan.

Listermann Brewing – Barrel Aged Stuff Release Saturday at 10:00 am.
Beers available for the release include BA Stuff, Stuff, Stuff Nitro, BA German Cake Aftermath and possibly one or two more.

Urban Artifact – Thoroughbred Variant Bottle Release Saturday at noon. They will be releasing the first 5 of 7 total cocktail variants of Thoroughbred. The bottles will retail for $15.99 plus tax and the 5 variants are: The Deveraux – Lemon zest and elderflowers; Corpse Reviver – Juniper berries, lemon zest, orange zest and grape must; King Cake Old Fashioned – Pecans, walnuts, cinnamon and vanilla beans; Kentucky Mule – Lime and ginger; and Mint Julep – Spearmint and vanilla beans.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: March 28 – April 3, 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 28th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s ten beers from Evil Twin includeing Aun Mas Todo Jesus, Aun Mas Café Jesus, Aun Mas Chili Jesus, Even More Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Break Natale, Molotov Cocktail, Molotov Cocktail Heavy, I Love You With My Stout, Fire Water and Pils al Pastor. Cost varies by beer.

Tuesday, March 29th from 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Maribelle’s
Five courses for $55 per person. MENU: First course – RoHoFlo paired with Hominy Hash – Yukon potato + torched rosemary + cumin + paprika + cilantro + sunny side egg; Second course – PSA paired with Fried Brussels Salad – arugula + pickled mango + toasted macadamia + shaved Kenny’s Farmhouse Norwood cheese + lemon zest; Third course – PsycHOPathy paired with Pork Belly – toasted lavender creme fraiche + crispy marble potato + sea salt + pickled red onion + pig demi; Fourth course – Happy Amber paired with Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy – cinnamon + caramel + crispy tarragon; Fifth course: RoHoFlo Cocktail by Josh Miller. Call Maribelle’s for reservations at 513-321-9111.

Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
This time, it’s a raspberry wheat.

Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Rivertown Tap Takeover at Ameristop Fields-Ertel
Beers include Nice Melons, Roebling, The Great Miami Hop Project: Episode 1 and Death.

Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Hopfen Spezial.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-7:00 pm – Plum St. Wheat Launch Party at Plum St. Café
Moerlein’s new OTR and Third Wave IPA cans will also be available.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
More information available on Cappy’s web site.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Rivertown 16 Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Ojos Negros, Pear Lambic, Triumvirate, Kriek, Ville de Rivere Geuze, Old Sour Cherry Porter, Roebling Nitro, Jeanneke, Lil Sipa, Divergent, Soulless, Nice Melons, Great Miami Hop Project: Episode 1 (Chinook, Black IPA), Sage On Saison, Death and Insurrection.

Thursday, March 31st from 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 – MadTree Rounding Third, Glendale – Urban Artifact Finn and Hyde Park – MadTree Sprye.

Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein New Cans Launch Party at Oakley Pub and Grill
Moerlein’s new core line up in cans includes Purity Pilsner, Over The Rhine Amber Ale, and Third Wave IPA.

Friday, April 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Ei8ht BAL Fest at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, April 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm – Craft Beerfest at Liquor City Uncorked
Over thirty beers from 15 plus breweries. Your ticket gets you ten 4-ounce pours and “entry for a chance to purchase rare beers such as Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Prairie Pirate Bomb, Founders KBS and others.” Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Funk Day at MadTree Brewing
From Facebook: “Bottle release day for the first six Funk Series bottles. All bottles are $12.50/each (tax included) with a limit of one bottle of each per person while supplies last. All will be available on draft that day. Also, Funk Series tulip glasses will be available for purchase.
– Sherry Cherry Raspberry
– Dead Flowers
– Peach Levanto (Blend One)
– Strawberry Levanto
– Cherry Levanto
– Chamomile Levanto”

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This Week in Beer: March 7 – 13, 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, March 7th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Gnarly Gno More Farewell Tour at Lucky Turtle
Featuring Gnarly Brown and 3 variants, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Black Currant and Nitro Coffee Vanilla.

Monday, March 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Belgium sours including La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek.

Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00 pm – Artswave, Blank Slate and Listermann Collaboration 4 Pack Release at Listermann Brewing
Roots ginger beer is $9.99 for a four pack.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers includes Bollywood Blonde, Buzzsaw IPA, Jackhammer Old Ale, Espresso Love Breakfast Stout and Phat Abbot Tripel on draft.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
It’s a three year old Bourbon Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm – Chicken Wing vs Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger at Midway Café
Four beer flight with eight wings.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Dark Horse Plead the 5th Vertical at Market Wines
They will have 3 years of Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout. Try a glass of each or have a specially priced vertical taster. Plus there might be a surprise Dark Horse on tap as well.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing
This is a 5:00 PM tapping and bottle sale. Cost is $11.99 for a four pack with no limit. The Barrel Aged and BA Coffee will be on draft but the bottle release for those are to be determined.

Thursday, March 10th 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 – Against the Grain, Glendale – Harp & Smithwick and Hyde Park – Breckenridge RyePA.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm – Stone Beer Dinner at Hop House 99
This dinner at the Hollywood Casino will feature select beers paired to accompany a four course meal. $30.00 per person and will include gift from the brewery.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at The Gruff
Welcome Beer: Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager; 1st Course: Crank Shaft IPA paired with Chicken and andouille gumbo & radish cucumber salad dressed with creme fraiche dill sauce; 2nd Course: Crowbar Black IPA paired with Nitrate free applewood smoked ham with gruyere on sourdough rye and baked in their wood fire oven. Served with roasted potatoes and house made ketchup; 3rd Course: Dead Blow Tropical Stout Brewed With Starter Coffee paired with Apple & golden raisin bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Cost is $35.00. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braxton-beer-dinner-at-the-gruff-tickets-21737995931

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Green Line, Four Star and Summertime. Pairings include Izzy’s Mex Quesadilla, BLT and Irish Apple Cake. Cost is $25.00 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, March 11th-Sunday, March 13th – Pucker Up Buttercup: A Weekend of Sours at Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
Featuring six new sours from MadTree and many others. Full line-up available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, March 11th at 6:00 pm – Keystone Keg Party at Keystone Hyde Park
Kegs to be tapped include Old Firehouse Brewery Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Old Flame, Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Siberian Night, Maine Brewing Company Peeper Pale Ale, New Belgium La Folie, Nowhere In Particular The Last Word Rice DIPA and Warped Wing Space Food IPA Firkin Cask.

Saturday, March 12th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kegs & Eggs at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 am – Triple Digit Turns 4
Expect lots of great Triple Digit beers at the Listermann/Triple Digit Tap Room including BA Maple Chickow!, Stuff, Cranium, Cranium Orange, Cranium Nitro, Cellared Aftermath, Cellared Decimation, Cellared Gravitator and more.

Saturday, March 12th at 12:00 pm – All About Stout Fest 2016 at Molly Malone’s Covington
Check out their website for more information.

Sunday, March 13th at 12:00 pm – Sunday Funday Keg Release at Lucky Turtle
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Mushshushu.

Sunday, March 13th at 1:00 pm – Third Annual Pints & Pitties at Christian Moerlein Malt House
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 18 – 24, 2016

[Editor’s note: Our apologies for missing some beer events the last few weeks. Carla’s father has been having some health issues and we’ve been in Illinois helping him out. Hope to have things back to normal this week.
–Also, be sure to check out the two important fund raising events scheduled for Saturday this week.]

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, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black Imperial Stout. The cost is $9 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Lolita, Sofie, The Muddy and Four Star Pils.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 1:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Dickmann’s
Twenty-six Rhinegeist beers on tap including Barrel Aged Ink, Barrel Aged Bertha, Blueberry Panther, Coffee Duncle, Stryker, Traction, Spud, Experimental IPA #2, Bubbly, Mosaic, Ink, Asterix, Workhorse, Victoria, Squirrel, Saison Blue, Dunk, Panda, Cidergeist Dry-Hopped, Cidergeist Semi Dry, Pure Fury, Panther, Uncle, Cougar, Zen and Truth.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Uinta Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
They will be pairing beer from Uinta Brewing with a special dinner menu. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. You can make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Big Piney Release Party at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Ballast Point Victory at Sea Variants at Firehouse Gril
Variants include Coconut, Peanut Butter, Peppermint and the original Victory at Sea.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:30 pm – Highland IPA Launch at Habits Cafe
In addition to the IPA, they will also have Black Watch and Cold Mountain.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at BrewRiver GastroPub
Five Braxton beers on tap.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Fulton St Coffee Golden, Lolita Raspberry Wild Ale and Ogden Tripel.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 6:00 pm – Kentucky Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s Covington
Featuring Braxton Snow Shovel, Goodwood Walnut, Kentucky Ale 3-Year Stout and West Sixth Heller Heaven.

Thursday, Jan. 21st 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, Jan. 21st at 7:00 pm – Crazy Mountain Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring their Extra Special Bitter.

Saturday, Jan. 22nd at 11:00 am – Brunch featuring Goose Island at Marty’s Hops & Vines
First course: Grilled Brie Crostini with Mango Chutney paired with Sofie; Second course: Prosciutto and Vegetable Frittata paired with Matilda; Third course: Puff Pastry Mushroom Tart paired with Lolita. Cost is $25 per person and due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call (513) 681-4222 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Flint Disaster Relief Fundraiser at Blank Slate Brewing
From their Facebook event page: “Water is THE most important raw material we use as brewers. We are blessed with top notch drinking water here in Cincinnati and it just so happens to make great beer too. Imagine if the water you were drinking (and everything made from it) was rendered toxic due to cost cutting efforts by your friendly local government. Not cool. This is exactly what has happened in Flint Michigan. People in that community currently don’t have access to safe drinking water from their municipal system and to us that is a real shame. It has been bugging us so much that we decided we need to do something to help.
This Saturday, January 23rd, BLANK SLATE BREWING COMPANY will be donating 20% of all beverage sales to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund to aid in immediate disaster relief for those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. We will also be accepting cash donations as part of the contributions.”

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Pints for a Purpose at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
Help The Pub in Rookwood raise money for the family of Firefighter Patrick Wolterman who was killed in the line of duty on December 28th, 2015 serving the City of Hamilton Fire Department. Great Lakes Brewery, Ohio Valley Wine & Spirits Distributing, and The Pub have all agreed to donate $1 for every Great Lakes Pint sold between 5pm and 11pm on January 23rd. That means a $3 donation for every pint purchased. They will also have some amazing silent auction items, donation boxes, split the pot, t-shirts available for purchase, and more.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 11 – 17, 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, Month Day at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dark Horse Plead the 5th & Double Crooked Tree. The cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Ink At Zip’s
They will also be pouring Cougar, Mosaic and Semi Dry Cider.

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Pouring Rivertown’s Liquid Ingenuity Special release: Great Miami Hop Project Episode 1 as well as Winter Ale on tap and bottle pours of Lil Sipa, Death, and Jenneke.

Thursday, Jan. 14th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers include T-Bird Hop Harvest Ale, Altered Pale Ale and Shiver Chai Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 14th 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 – Moerlein OTR, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring West Sixth IPA and Cocoa Porter. Keep the glass.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 4 – 10, 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, Jan. 4th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone Xocoveza and Deschutes The Abyss 2015. Prices vary per glass.

Monday, Jan. 4th at 7:00 pm – Hudepohl Old Time Mondays at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
This is a new series that will feature $2 pints of Hudy Pure Lager and live Old Time, Americana and Bluegrass every Monday.

Wednesday, Jan. 6th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Thursday, Jan. 7th at 4 pm – Warped Wing Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Tapping Whiskey Rebellion, Brass Punk & Mr. Mean; Cans: Ermals, 10 Ton & Irreverent Red IPA. $2 Off Draft and $2 Off Growler fills from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Thursday, Jan. 7th at 4:00 pm – Upland Tap Takeover at Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Dantalion, Syrupticious, and Wheat Ale.

Thursday, Jan. 7th at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Ink Release at the Lackman
Also on tap will be Traction Cream Ale, Truth IPA and Cidergeist Semi Dry.

Thursday, Jan. 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 – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 7th at 7:00 pm – DuClaw Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Includes Neon Gypsy & Dirty Little Freak. Keep the glass.

Friday, Jan. 8th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Listermann’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, Jan. 8th at 7:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 28th, 2015 – Jan. 3rd, 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, Dec. 28th at 5:00 pm – King of the Hill – The Dark Side of the Brews at Incline Public House
Local Beer Competition, featuring MadTree Brewing, Christian Moerlein Brewing, Rhinegeist Brewery, Fifty West Brewing, Ei8ht Ball, Braxton Brewing, Blank Slate Brewing, Mt. Carmel Brewing, Listermann Brewing.

Tuesday, Dec. 29th at 7:00 pm – Bines on Vine at The Lackman
West Sixth tap takeover including taproom exclusives like Heller Heaven Double IPA, Second Fiddle Simcoe, Castlewood Black IPA.

Wednesday, Dec. 30th-Sunday, Jan. 3rd – Flights for a Cause at Bad Tom Brewing
With a minimum donation of $.10, you will get four 5oz samples of their beers. All proceeds will go towards the adoption and medical care for Alex from PawPrints Animal Rescue.

Wednesday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Thursday, Dec. 31st from 4:00 pm-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve at Braxton Brewing
At 4:00 pm, they will be tapping the next beer in their Garage Series. Then they will have special Firkins (infusions) tapping at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00.

Thursday, Dec. 31st from 5:00 pm-12:00 am – BrewRiver’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
New Year’s Eve four course dinner menu, with music by a special trio, Todd Hepburn and Yvan Vesserbelt and Chico Converse of Lagniappe. $45 per person or $65 with a bottle of bubbly. Call for reservations 513-861-2484.

Thursday, Dec. 31st from 9:00 pm-1:00 am – Rhinegeist NYE 2016
From their Facebook event page: “Let the countdown to 2016 begin! Join us at the brewery as we celebrate all the good that’s happened this past year and look ahead to 2016! Hit the dance floor with SearchParty – Featuring: Astropat, Druskii, and Voidstar in the Tap Room, or experience something a little different in our Special Event Space with BBG & Company, a Jazz Trio featuring Jake Ball, Philip Tipton, and Brian Batchelor-Gladerin!” Advance tickets are sold out. Day of tickets are $15 and will be available when the doors open at 9:00 pm.

Friday, Jan. 1st – Happy New Year AND Happy 7th Anniversary to Hoperatives!

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

This Week in Beer: Dec. 21 – 27, 2015

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

We will be publishing our annual holiday hours post tomorrow morning.

Monday, Dec. 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Crooked Stave St. Bretta and Colorado Wild Sage Saison. Both are $10 for a 13 ounce tulip. This is the last Rare Keg Monday for 2015.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd – All Day Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe
Six samples from their tap selection & Jet’s Pizza for $10.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Esther’s Little Secret on draft (last keg in Cincinnati), Abominator on draft, Irreverent Red IPA, Flyin’ Rye IPA and 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Festivus at Rock Bottom
$3 pints of their Tall Stacks Ale all day.

Friday, Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hoperatives This Week in Beer