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: August 19, 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.

SPECIAL EVENT

In Memory of Mike Cisneros Sr. – All day today, Ei8ht Ball will be donating a percentage of sales of their Mike Czech and Hammock Hefe to the GoFundMe page that has been set up to help purchase a bench at the Cincinnati Nature Center in Mike’s memory.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Braxton Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include Twisted Bit, Dead Blow, Crank Shaft, and Oktober Fuel.

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 Fifty West at Fairfield and from Schafly 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.

Midway Café – Midway District Pub Crawl on Saturday from 2:00-6:00 pm. From Facebook: “Let’s send the Olympics out in style. The closing ceremony for Rio is Sunday, August 21, so this Midway District Pub Crawl will be your last chance to wear your USA sprit wear. Bring a friend or 20. Participating pubs will have food and drink specials, games and entertainment. Buy a Rhinegeist beer passport for $10 (all proceeds go to Kentucky Special Olympics), get it stamped by each pub partner, and you can win a Rhinegeist brewery tour for you and your friends.”

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 TBA. 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

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Blank Slate Official Can Release Party today from 5:00-10:00 pm. From Facebook: “We will have their cans available for sale, 3 of their beers on tap, and a cask of Lesser Path with grapefruit and habanero! Also, Scott from Blank Slate will be here”

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring West Sixth Snake Cake. Cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

— Quaff Bros. Full Allotment Bottle Release – Saturday at 1:00 pm. More information available on their Facebook event page.

Christian Moerlein Lager House – Das Über Das Boot Happy Hour today from 4:00-9:00 pm. From Facebook: “Official Launch of Das Über Fest Lager featuring specials on Das Boots of beer. Food options will be available from Wienerwurst Mike. PLUS you get to keep the DAS BOOT”

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For August, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Rhinegeist. 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: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 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. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backstage Series: Project PAM. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm – December Tapping at Rock Bottom
This month, they are tapping their Wicked Elf.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Nitro Tap Takeover at the Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Hearth, Cauldron, Coffee Cauldron, Kicksled and Finn.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 6:00-8:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Dad Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm – Schlafly Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm-Saturday, Dec. 5th at 11:00 pm – Eighth Annual Hopnosis at The Comet
30 kegs of small batch beers tapped on an hourly basis over two days. Partial keg list: Brothers Drake Rising Star Coffee, Sierra Nevada Estate, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Epic Big Bad Baptist, Bell’s Roundhouse IRA, MadTree Dewhop, Deschutes Chasin Freshies, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey, Great Lakes and Fifty West Collaboration Walking Sticke, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Ballast Point Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, Deschutes Black Butte XXVII Birthday Reserve, Brooklyn Lord Sirachi, Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale, To Øl Black Maria, Great Lakes Kentucky Common, MadTree Pilgrim, Stone 2014 Old Guardian, Urban Artifact Kicksled, Moerlein Incline IPA, Mikkeller Say Sun, Anderson Valley Briny Melon, Bell’s L’Appel du Vide, Saskatoon Berry, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs, Moerlein Sunnyvale, Blank Slate Vanilla Cherry Opera Cream, Taft Ale House TBA and more.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Happy Sixth Anniversary to Marty’s Hops & Vines
They will be tapping Marty’s Hamilton Ave. IPA from Fibonacci Brewing and by the bottle for in-house and to take home a special brewed variation of Brew Kettle’s 4 C’s just for Marty’s Sixth Anniversary.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Braxton Block Party
Release of their first bottled beer, Dark Charge in four variations: Dark Charge Imperial Stout, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Vanilla and Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Starter Coffee. In addition, special tappings throughout the day: Available All Day – Storm, Sparky, Crank Shaft, Dead Blow, Trophy: Galaxy, Shop Talk, Garage Series, Nitro Series; Tapped at Noon – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. 11/162, New Belgium Brewing Barrel Aged Blackberry Barleywine, Upland Brewing Company Dantalion; Tapped at 2pm: Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged, Rhinegeist Double Barrel-Aged Gramps Barleywine, Ei8ht Ball Brewing Reintarnation Barrel Aged Golden Ale, Widmer Brothers Brewing Angel’s Reign Imperial Rye Stout, Central State Brewing Totes McOaks Brett IPA; Tapped at 4pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vanilla, Blank Slate Brewing Company Barrel Aged Shroominous, Quaff Bros 2014 Flying Pig Pumpkin Ale, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House Triumvirate; Tapped at 6pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Starter Coffee, MadTree Brewing Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Brick Kiln Barleywine and West Sixth Brewing Slap Happy Barrel Aged Brown Ale. Food trucks and live music too.

Saturday, Dec. 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Happy First Birthday to The Growler House
They will be celebrating with with a wide range of beers, including some special, hard-to-find seasonals, purchase VIP party pass for $35 to get 25 bencher tickets to sample all our taps have to offer plus a free pint glass to take home, $11.11 growler fills all day.

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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.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 4, 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

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

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (9/4) are Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, Revolution Oktoberfest, MadTree PsycHOPathy and Stone Thunderstruck 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 Heavy Seas in Fairfield and SweetWater 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.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (9/4) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Bell’s, West Sixth, Schlafly, Sixpoint, Dark Horse, Deschutes and Southern Tier. The draft by the glass pour will be Founders latest “Back Stage Series” Redankulous Double IPA for $3.00. The 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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (9/4) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Braxton Blown Gasket Imperial Porter through Peanut Butter Crunch cereal and banana. The cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 8, 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 (5/8), it’s TBA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/8), it’s Schlafly. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/8), it’s Tommyknocker. 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 (5/8) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s West Sixth and MadTree double feature. Beers include West Sixth: Third Anniversary Ale Snake Cake, Berliner Weiss, Heller Heaven Double IPA, Burly Barleywine; MadTree: Citra High, Bourbon Barrel Happy Amber and Experimental Pale Ale #005. 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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (5/8) is Free Bacon Night AND they are tapping three IPAs from 8 Wired Brewing of New Zealand. The beers are HopWired, Fresh HopWired and Black Wired. Cost is $10 for a pint.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (5/9), it’s 8 Wired Fresh HopWired through a Randall of Habanero peppers. Cost is $10 for a pint.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (5/11), it’s MadTree Citra High. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

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: September 22 – 28, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 22nd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Sept. 22nd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Sept. 22nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Green Flash White IPA through Cucumbers and Cilantro.

Monday, Sept. 22nd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Sept. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Sept. 22nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Jackie O’s After Hours with coffee.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Union
Beers include Southern Tier 2XIPA, Southern Tier Warlock and Southern Tier Crème Brulee. Giveaways too.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Ommegang Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Ommegang Adoration Ale, Witte, Rare Vos, Gnomegang and Belgian Independence Day IPA.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Helltown Rye-Ot Tapping at Mayday Northside

Thursday, Sept. 25th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Sept. 25th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Brewery Anniversary Event at The Lackman
You can pair your Deschutes brew with a Black Butte doughnut from Holtman’s. Beers include Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Mirror Mirror Oaked Aged Barley Wine, Doppel Dinkel Bock and Black Butte 26 Anniversary Porter.

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Pumpkin ales from Southern Tier, Schlafly, O’Fallons, New Holland and Shipyard
Burger: Chili Cheese Burger
This is the last Burgers & Beers of the season.

Thursday, Sept. 25th 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 – Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Munsterfest.

Friday, Sept. 26th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Sept. 26th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 26th 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, Sept. 26th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Sept. 26th at 7:50 pm – Cincinnati Beer Run (With Glow)
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 27th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Sept. 27th from 12:00 pm to close – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 27th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Barks, Bourbon, & Brews at New Riff Distillery
From Facebook: Enjoy distillery tours, dinner by the bite, and local bourbon and beer with a panoramic view of the city. Proceeds benefit the dogs of Circle Tail and the people whose lives they change. Purchase tickets at http://circletail.net/index.php?page=barks-bourbon-brews

Sunday, Sept. 28th from 12:00-9:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

Tastings and Tappings Report: August 15, 2014

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NEWS – We are sad to report that the Liquor Cabinet in Hebron, KY has closed. Those of us who live in the area will definitely miss them.

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 (8/15), the beers are Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA, Upland Dragonfly IPA, Jackie O’s Firefly Amber and Hoppin’ Frog Oktoberfest.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/15), the beers are Rhinegeist. Pints are usually $3 (occasionally $4 or $5).

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/15), it’s a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tasting. Beers include Chico King (3 Floyd’s collaboration), Maillard’s Odyssey (Bell’s collaboration), There and Back (New Glarus collaboration) and Flipside. 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 – Friday Night Flights usually features six to eight beers each week and goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/15), the beers are new beers and fall seasonals from Rivertown, Schlafly, Southern Tier, Anderson Valley among others. The regular tasting is $2.00. For $4.00, you can enjoy a pint of Founders Backstage series Dissenter Imperial IPL or a 9 oz. pour of the De Proef/Surly collaboration brew Long Of Tooth.

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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday, they will be tapping and releasing bottles of Blue Melvin, their Bourbon Barreled Blueberry Cream Stout that is a Quaff Bros. and Fifty West collaboration.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend. More information for all of them in our This Week in Beer post.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

2014 Burgers and Beers Dates Announced

It’s a sure sign of summer when Party Source announces its Burgers and Beer schedule for that year. As you look these over, remember that “Burgers and Beers is a ‘shine only’ event. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 4pm EST the day of the event. Walk-ups are welcome until 6:45pm EST. Burger service stops and the grill will be turned off at 7pm EST sharp. Vegetarian burgers are available upon request at sign in.”

June 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Ei8ht Ball and Quaff Brothers
Beers: Quaff Bros. “Gnappy” Pappy Van Winkle Barrel-Aged Brown by MadTree, “Amberdextrous” a Bourbon barrel Amber (Rivertown) & “Quaffanator” Barrel Aged chili pepper Doppelbock by Blank Slate along with Ei8ht Ball Tarnished, Red Drink and something new from Mitch.
Burger: Boursin cheese & red onion
Music: Heather Turner

June 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Bomb!, Cannons, Rockets and Killer Penguins Oh My!
Beers: Prairie Bomb! on draft (14% abv), Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3, Arcadia Hop Rocket IPA & Boulder Killer Penguin, a 10% Barleywine
Burger: PBB&J (Thai peanut sauce, hot pepper jelly and bacon)
Music: Lauren Houston

June 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Three Floyds and Lagunitas
Beers: Three Floyds Gumball Head, Robert the Bruce, Man O Awe and Alpha King as well as Lagunitas IPA and Lil Sumpin
Burger: Pizza Burger
Music: Chris Cusentino

June 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: An Evening with Founders
Beers: Founders All Day IPA, KBS, Devil Dancer and Breakfast Stout Vintage 2011
Burger: All American (lettuce cheese, tomato and pickle)
Music: Lauren Houston

July 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Out of This World with Great Lakes
Beers: From Great Lakes, “a brand new collaboration with Cigar City, a draft tribute to Neil Armstrong, Commodore Perry (with tangerine run through the randall), Dortmunder Gold and Wright Pils”
Burger: The Cuban missile
Music: Heather Turner

July 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Crooked, Evil, Zombie Bastards
Beers: Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, Evil Twin Falco IPA, Three Floyds Zombie Dust and Founders Dirty Bastard
Burger: Black and Bleu
Music: Heather Turner

July 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: A Visit from West Sixth
Beers: West Sixth Amber, IPA & Lemongrass Wheat along with some West Sixth tap room exclusives
Burger: Reuben
Music: Heather Turner

July 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: ‘O Brother Where Art Thou
Beers: “Twin brothers Jeppe (Evil Twin) and Mikkel (Mikkeller) along with our own private label Quaff Bros. (beer #5) and North Coast Brother Thelonious (beer #6)”
Burger: Duck fat fried potatoes and Brie cheese
Music: Heather Turner

August 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Bell’s Brewing Co.
Beers: All from Bell’s: Two Hearted, Oberon, Lager of the Lakes, Oarsmen as well as Hopsicution and Sparkleberry on tap
Burger: Bacon and smoked cheddar cheese
Music: Chris Cusentino

August 14th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: ‘Tis the Saison
Beers: Saison beers from Blaugies/Hill Farmstead, Prairie, New Holland, Dupont, Stillwater and Fantome
Burger: Surf & Turf
Music: Chris Cusentino

August 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Got Local (Beer)?
Beers: Ei8ht Ball, MadTree, Jackie O’s, Rockmill, Blank Slate, West Sixth and Against the Grain beers
Burger: Dorito
Music: Chris Cusentino

August 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: Ten of Our Best
Beers: Uinta, Dark Horse, Oskar Blues, Schlafly, Lost Coast, Victory, Sixpoint, Southern Tier, Left Hand and Breckenridge
Burger: Mexican
Music: Chris Cusentino

September 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: IPAs Are My BFF
Beers: IPAs from Stone, Dogfish Head, Founders, Victory, Mikkeller and Dark Horse
Burger: Marsala
Music: Kyle Knapp

September 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: The Old Tadcaster / Monks Brew / Celebrator
Beers: Samuel Smith (Nut Brown & Oatmeal Stout), Orval & Rochefort 10 and Ayinger Celebrator
Burger: Italian
Music: Kyle Knapp

September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: The Kentucky Bourbon (Beer) Trail
Beers: New Holland Dragon’s Milk, KY Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, BBC Stout and Quaff Bros. “Broot” (Bourbon barreled Root Beer) and KABOOM! a Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barreled aged Imperial Stout with red hots
Burger: BBQ, cheddar and bacon
Music: Kyle Knapp

September 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Burgers and Beers: The Great Pumpkin Pack
Beers: Pumpkin ales from Southern Tier, Schlafly, O’Fallons, New Holland and Shipyard
Burger: Chili Cheese Burger
Music: Kyle Knapp