Tart N’Tasty Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

I’ve been compiling some of my favorite tart, summer friendly beers for a little bit, and now I will share them with the world. Join us July 11th, for a Tart N’ Tasty Tap Takover on a Tuesday. Here’s what you’ll find….

Dogfish Head Festina Peche
MadTree Boysen The Hood
MadTree Passion Fruit Tart Ale
Rogue Paradise Pucker
Troegs Scratch Series Raspberry Gose
Urban Artifact KeyPunch

Tart not your thing, but still enjoy a fruity and refreshing summer beer? Try these….

Forbidden Root Strawberry Basil Hefe
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
Taft’s Ale House Nellie’s Key Lime Ale

As always, something for everyone at Lucky Dog! Stop down and join us, and bring the pups for some summer patio action!!!
Can’t wait to see you here!!!
Come. Sit. Stay. @ Lucky Dog!
Cheers!!

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 Trivia 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

Saturday, July 1st at 12:00 noon – Rhinegeist 4th Anniversary: Right On, Right On

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: June 17, 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.

Cincinnati Beer Week starts on Sunday, June 19th which is also Father’s Day. Here is a reminder of some events planned for that day.

Taste of Belgium Rookwood – Old Belgium Meets New Belgium Beer Dinner Sunday with two seatings at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. More information and tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-belgium-meets-new-belgium-beer-dinner-special-guest-peter-bouckaert-tickets-25897290493

Fifty West – They are giving away free “Hops With Pops” branded glassware to all the fathers that dine with them this Sunday in celebration of Father’s Day. Make your reservations by emailing info@fiftywestbrew.com

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Samuel Adams Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Jungle Jim’s – International Beer Fest on Friday and Saturday nights. Go to http://shop.junglejims.com/collections/all/beer-fest for more information and to purchase tickets.

– Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Eastgate only this week. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Great Lakes 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 Rogue Ales including New Crustacean Barleywineish IPA Sorta and Vintage 2014 Shakespeare 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

Braxton Brewing – Summer Block Party: Big Green Eggfest Saturday starting at 11:00 am. This free event includes “Live Music, Guest Beer Tappings, and Braxton Brewing Company Special Releases – All Day!” You may have even see some Hoperatives cooking on the Big Green Eggs. For more information, go to http://www.braxtonbrewing.com/whats-happening/summer-block-party-big-green-eggfest/

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Alpine Brewing including Duet and Hoppy Birthday. Both beers will be $8 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Keystone Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover tonight starting at 7:00 pm. Beers include Truth, Hustle, Spike, Juicy Tooth and Puma.

The Party Source – OTR Cider Co. launch from 4:00-6:00 pm today.

Rhinegeist – Tapping Streaker (their rye IPA) at their Rooftop Summer Series #1 tonight starting at 4:00 pm. This is ahead of Streaker’s official release on Monday.

OTHER

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

Rhythm + Brews Craft Beer and Music Fest – Scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night from 4:00-11:00 pm each night and held at The Square at Union Centre. More information available at their web site.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

This Week in Beer: Nov. 16 – 22, 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Nov. 16th-Thursday, Nov. 19th – Fork + Bottle: MadTree Brewing at Metropole
Special tasting menu paired with MadTree beers. Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-578-6660 for reservations.

Monday, Nov. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Holland Dragon’s Milk variants including regular Dragon’s Milk, Coffee and Chocolate Dragon’s Milk Reserve and Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash Reserve. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Taproom Storm Can Launch at Braxton
While they will be available in better beer locations on Monday, this is the first day that the Storm cans will be available at the Braxton tap room.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Liquid Advent Tapping at Taft’s Ale House
Liquid Advent Chocolate Brown Porter is brewed with cinnamon, chilies, cacao nibs & roasted cacao husks from Maverick Chocolate Co. According to the Taft’s Ale House Facebook page, “This special beer is canned in Holiday Edition 16oz 4-packs and sells for $11.99.” Liquid Advent will be available on draft at Taft’s one time only, starting at 5:30 pm Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm – Country Boy Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Three beers (Cougar Bait, Cliff Jumper, Shotgun Wedding), four courses (baked jalapeños, argula & fruit salad, smokey pulled pork with fried okra and Mexican-style apple pie), and a pint glass to keep. Cost is $25 per person. Call 859-415-2312 for reservations.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:30 pm – Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-831-2749 for reservations.

Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 6:30 pm – Rogue Ales Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beer Reception: Rogue Brewing Santa’s Private Reserve, Moerlein Lager House Brew of choice; First Course: Dead Guy Ale paired with Goat Cheese Fritter with a Poached Pear Spiced Chili Sauce; Second Course: Chipotle Ale paired with Seared Prawns with Candied Pork belly/bacon; Third Course: Yellow Snow IPA paired with Sea Bass with a Blood Orange Glaze and Julienned Root Vegetable; Fourth Course: Chocolate Stout paired with Beef Short Rib with Coffee Demi, Scallop Potato and Turnip; Dessert: Hazelnut Brown Nectar paired with Hazelnut Bread Pudding with Caramelized Bananas. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
Six samples from Revolution Brewing and Jet’s Pizza.

Thursday, Nov. 19th 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 – Kentucky Bourbon Winter Seasonal, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 7:00-10:00 pm – Hudepohl Pure Lager Homecoming Party at the Transept
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in celebrating the triumphant homecoming of Hudepohl Pure Lager Beer. After decades of being a beer of choice for Cincinnatians, we are proud to restore the heritage and bring a classic beer brand back home. Come and share some drinks, have some food and enjoy a special live set from Young Heirlooms on 11/19/15! The event is free but please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hudepohl-pure-lager-party-tickets-19481535798

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 12:00-11:00 pm – Blank Slate Pourhouse One Year Anniversary and Opera Cream Stout Tapping
In honor of the first anniversary of their tap room, Blank Slate is not only tapping their wonderful Opera Cream Stout, but plan to have up to 24 different beers available throughout the day. Here’s the list: Available all day (pending supply): Movin’ On, Out and About, The Lesser Path, Fork In The Road, Long Way Home, MosaWit, Fume, Shroominous, Ryesing Up, Opera Cream – Bonbonerie Coffee Cream Stout and Orchids Bounty; New Release (All Day): On Top of All This My Wife’s Pregnant Rye Session Stout; Opera Cream Variants (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): Opera Cream Nitro, Opera Cream Chocolate, Opera Cream Vanilla, Opera Cream Cherry, Opera Cream Mixed Berry; Other Variants/Specials (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): The Lesser Path Pineapple Habanero, Fumar Chile Chili Pepper Smoked Porter, Fume Chai Tea, Out and About Cranberry, Orchids Bounty Vanilla, Ryesing Up Peach and Pineapple Sage and Shroominous Bourbon Barrel Aged.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 3:00-8:00 pm – New Belgium Sour & Hop Tap Takeover at the Listing Loon
Beers include Eric’s Ale, Le Terroir, and Accumulation.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 4:00 pm to close – Caturday Fundraiser at the Brass Tap U Square
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in partnership with Brass Tap and Rhinegeist for an evening of craft beer and cute cats to benefit OAR’s life-saving programs. You’ll enjoy specialty Rhinegeist keg tappings, beer- and cat-related door prizes, cat videos, a live photo booth, and for the true beer aficionado, the opportunity to go home with some extremely rare bottles when the party is over! From 4:00 pm until close, a portion of all draft beer and food sales will benefit Ohio Alleycat Resource and its mission to improve the lives of owned and free-roaming cats in the Cincinnati area. Raffle tickets will be on sale from 4 until prize drawings at 9:00 PM, and OAR volunteers will be on hand all night to talk up our fabulous adoptable cats and rewarding involvement opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to combine two of the best things known to humanity: beer and cats! (And some pretty awesome cat people, too.)”

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 2 – 8, 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Nov. 2nd from 4:00-10:00 pm – MadTree Takes Movember: Barbers vs. Brewers
The brewers at MadTree are known for their beards. This Movember, they are raising money for Movember Cincinnati, a local group that creates awareness for men’s health issues and raises vital funds to combat prostate and testicular cancers. The more money they raise, the more beards that are shaved live at this event. You can donate at the YouCaring website and then watch the beards get shaved off.

Monday, Nov. 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Avery Pumpkin. The cost is $12 for a ten ounce snifter (limit of one per person).

Monday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s King Pin Classic cream ale. A dollar from every Beer of the Month sold will be donated to the DAV 5K along with 100% of the proceeds from the ceremonial keg.

Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein T-Bird Hop Harvest Ale Can Launch and Firkin Tapping at Christian Moerlein Malt House
Tap Lineup Additions include Eleven/162 – Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Wee Heavy; Shiver – Chai Spiced Porter; Lime-Bird: T-Bird Infused with fresh Lime; and Stuffed-Bird: T-Bird infused with Cranberries, Rosemary, and Sage.

Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 6:30 pm – New Belgium Beer Dinner at the Celestial
Seven course meal with beer pairings. This is the Celestial’s first ever beer dinner. Cost is $75 per person. The menu is available on their Facebook Event Page. Make your reservations on OpenTable.

Thursday, Nov. 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Glendale – Rivertown Roebling and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Nov. 5th at 7:00 pm – Sixpoint Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger is the featured beer. This is a keep the glass event.

Friday, Nov. 6th at 5:00 pm – Free Bacon Friday at Ei8ht Ball
This week, along with the free bacon, they are tapping several beers from Founders including Backwoods Bastard, Mosaic Promise, Porter and All Day IPA.

Saturday, Nov. 7th at 10:00 am – National Learn to Homebrew Day at Osborn Brewing
Check out their Facebook Event Page for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 7th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Moerlein Lager House
More than 20 seasonal craft beers will be featured, including: Special Barrel Aged Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas, DuClaw For Pete’s Sake Imperial Sweet Baby Jesus, Rogue Santa’s Little Helper, Schlafly Christmas Ale, Lost Coast Winterbraun, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Deschutes Jubel 2015, West Sixth Christmas Ale, Brew Kettle Winter Warmer, a special keg of Moerlein Christkindl Holiday Spiced Ale on tap designed by the brewers of the Moerlein Lager House, plus many more.

Saturday, Nov. 7th at 4:00 pm – The Great Ohio Brew and ‘Que 2015 at Fifty West
Barbecue and beer? Possibly the best pairing ever. This annual event with Great Lakes is not to be missed for more information and to purchase your tickets, check out their Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, Nov. 7th at 6:00 pm – HOLLER: A Celebration of Kentucky Craft Beer and Whiskey at New Riff Distilling
Participants Include Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Copper And Kings, Blue Stallion Brewing Company, Second Sight Spirits, Country Boy Brewing, Corsair Artisan Distillery, Barrel House Distilling Company, West Sixth Brewing, RoosterBrew, Goodwood Brewing, Against The Grain Brewery, Old Pogue Bourbon, Braxton Brewing Company, Monnik Beer Co., Wilderness Trail Distillery, Willett Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company, MB Roland Distillery, The Gentleman Distillery. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to hollerfestival.com.

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 2, 2015

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 BIRTHDAY, AMERASIA! Their anniversary party is tomorrow (10/3) and you can check out their Facebook event page for more information.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Sadly, Everything’s d’ Vine will be closing by the end of October.

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 Bell’s in Fairfield and 5 Rabbit Cerveceria with Randy Mosher in attendance in Eastgate.

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

UPDATEParty Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Three Floyds, Founders, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, 450 North, Rogue and Christian Moerlein. The featured draft by the glass pour will be Mad Tree Galaxy High with Mad Tree glassware for $4.00. . The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. A nine ounce pour is $3. 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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping TBA. The cost is $? for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

This Week in Beer: August 17 – 23, 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.

Monday, August 17th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Wigsplitter and Battle Priest.

Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm – M Crown Beer Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
M Crown is a “hoppy, robust pale ale featuring Columbus and Centennial hops”.

Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm – Arcade Beer Dinner at KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia
Amerasia holds these very unique beer dinners from time to time. This time, it’s Street Fighter II player vs player plus Evil Twin vs Mikkeller beer vs beer. Cost is $20 for “beer, arcade and food”. There are prizes for first and second place. Limited to 30 people.

Thursday, August 20th at 5:00-Midnight – Brew Ha Ha
See their web site for more information.

Thursday, August 20th at 6:00 pm – MainStrasse Pub Crawl
From their Facebook event page: “Visit your favorite MainStrasse Pub and pickup a pint from one of these three breweries [Braxton, Deschutes and New Belgium]. With each pint, $1 is donated to The Dragonfly Foundation and you receive a raffle ticket to win one of many prizes.”

Thursday, August 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Against the Grain – Bo & Luke, Kentucky Ryed Chiquen, Citra Ass Down, There Gose the Neighborhood and Brown Note
Burger: Bacon and cheese
Music: Chris Cusentino

Thursday, August 20th 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 – Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Glendale – Rogue 7 Hop IPA and Hyde Park – Stone Anniversary Ale.

Friday, August 21st at 5:00-Midnight – Brew Ha Ha
See their web site for more information.

Friday, August 21st at 6:00 pm – DevouBrew Tapping Party at Braxton Brewing
$1 from every pint sold will benefit DevouGrass Festival charities.

Saturday, August 22nd from 4:00-7:00 pm – An Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, August 22nd at 5:00-Midnight – Brew Ha Ha
See their web site for more information.

Saturday, August 22nd from 5:00 pm – Over-the-Rhine Wood Derby at Moerlein Malt House
See our earlier post for more information on this event we are sponsoring with Christian Moerlein.

Saturday, August 22nd from 7:00 pm – Best Friends & Brews at SPCA Cincinnati
More information available on their web site at https://spcacincinnati.org/events/2015/08/22/best-friends-and-brews

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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 15, 2015

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

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (5/15), it’s Harpoon Big Squeeze, Founders All Day IPA, SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/15), it’s Rogue. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/15), it’s Revolution. Pints are usually $3.

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 (5/15) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s some random beers including some seasonals and some Three Floyds. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Moerlein Lager House – Firkin Friday is Se7enth Inning Weiss, a Bavarian style wheat beer.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (5/15) is Free Bacon Night AND they are tapping six funky beers including: Bell’s Wild One, Bell’s Le Contrebassiste Ale, Troise Dames Foret Noir, Victory Kirsch Gose, New Holland Blue Sunday and Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (5/16), it’s Bell’s Oberon through a Randall of mango and Amarillo hops. The cost is $5 for a 16 ounce pint.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (5/18), it’s Quaff Bros. S’more of What? (stout aged in bourbon barrels with marshmallows). The cost is $8 for a 10 ounce snifter. Bottles go on sale at 5:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Jim Hennessey’s Farewell Tour at The Woodward Theater Tomorrow Night

Cincinnati beer pioneer Jim Hennessey passed away in early February and his friends (many of whom happen to be his colleagues) have come up with a perfect tribute to him. Tomorrow night at the Woodward Theater in OTR there will be a benefit concert and beer festival from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. The cost is $20 cash at the door and proceeds benefit the Hennessey family.

This is the way the event is described on its Facebook page:

On February 2, 2015 the Heidelberg family and local craft community lost a legend. Jim Hennessey was a 12 year Associate at Ohio Valley Wine and Beer Company and a trailblazer in the world of craft beer. Over the course of his many years in the business, he touched the lives of countless individuals, both personally and professionally.

Jim passed away unexpectedly, two weeks after he received a diagnosis of advanced-staged cancer. He was 59 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife Maryanne and two daughters, Alyson and Kat.

On April 8, a benefit concert and craft beer festival to aid Jim’s family will be held at The Woodward Theater. Tickets are $20 cash at the door. Please join us as we remember the life and legacy of a great man!

http://www.gofundme.com/ny53vo Visit our GoFundMe page to donate.

Jim Hennessey's Farewell Tour Graphic

Ryan Horan from OVC was kind enough to share the event tap list. Some of these are single 1/6 bbls and when they’re gone, they’re gone:

Tap #1: Rogue 7 Hop IPA
Tap #2: Victory Abby 5 Belgian Single
Tap #3: Brooklyn Brewery Ama Bruna Belgian Dubbel
Tap #4: Schlafly American IPA
Tap #5: Rogue Anniversary Barleywine
Tap #6: Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout
Tap #7: Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Cerberus Tripel
Tap #8: Anderson ValleyBlood Orange Gose
Tap #9: Uinta Brewing Detour Double IPA
Tap #10: Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager
Tap #11: 21st Amendment Down to Earth session IPA
Tap #12: Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA
Tap #13: Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA
Tap #14: Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA
Tap #15: Victory Hop Ranch Double IPA
Tap #16: Sam Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
Tap #17: Moerlein Lab Lager Dry-hopped Pilsner
Tap #18: Ayinger Maibock
Tap #19: Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner
Tap #20: Anchor Saaremaa Island Ale
Tap #21: Lost Coast Sharkinator IPA
Tap #22: Mt. Carmel Snapshot Imperial IPA
Tap #23: Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
Tap #24: Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner

His family. Music. Beer. Those are pretty much the three things that were most important to Jim. You couldn’t keep us away from this event with a big stick. If you knew Jim we know you’ll be there if you can. If you didn’t know Jim you should come out anyway because it’s just not possible to overstate what he meant to the growth of better beer in Cincinnati.

See you tomorrow night.

This Week in Beer: March 2 – 8, 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. NEW – Check out our new Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, March 2nd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, March 2nd – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, March 2nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm – Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s their Lab Lager #3 and it’s benefiting the Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Monday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm – Rogue Beer Tasting & Dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House Florence
Eight beers (six from Rogue and two from BJ’s), four courses for $30 for prepaid reservations, $35 day of event. Reserve online at their web site.

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

Tuesday, March 3rd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, March 3rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, March 3rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, March 3rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s
This week, it’s TBA at their Lakeside Park location and TBA at their Florence location.

Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:00-10:00 pm – Widmer Tap Takeover at HalfCut

Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

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

Wednesday, March 4th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, March 4th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, March 4th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Bell’s Brewery.

Wednesday, March 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 5th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, March 5th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, March 5th at 4:00 pm – Oskar Blues Pinner Tapping at The Lackman
Pinner is a session IPA.

Thursday, March 5th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Tapping at Mecklenburg’s Gardens
This brew is the winner of the previous year’s Bockfest homebrew competition put on by the Bloatarian Brewing League. Special dinner buffet will be available as well.

Thursday, March 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Kentucky Bourbon Aged IPA, Glendale – Smithwick’s and Hyde Park – TBA.

Friday, March 6th-Sunday, March 8th – Bockfest 2015
As we always do, we’ll be posting the events for each day.

Friday, March 6th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, March 6th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

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

Saturday, March 7th at 12:00 pm – The Return of the Tiger (Saber Tooth Tiger) at Rhinegeist
Available in 22oz bombers that are limited to two per person. They will not be filling growlers, howlers, or crowlers.

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