This Week in Beer: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 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. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Nov. 28th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Lagunitas One Hitter Series Willett Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. The price is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 6:00 pm – The Beer Formerly Known As Nuxy’s Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 6:30 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at 15 North Pizza
MENU — Welcome Beer: Rhinegeist Dad Hoppy Holiday Ale; First Course: Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus with Rhinegeist Sun King Scottish Ale; Second Course: Pomegranate Salad with Rhinegeist Cider Semi-Dry; Third Course: Crostini with Rhinegeist Crash Pale Ale; Fourth Course: Seasonal Pizza with Rhinegeist Streaker Rye IPA; Fifth Course: Stuffed Date with Mascarpone Cream and and Rhinegeist Panther Porter. Cost is $35 per person and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Weihnachtsbier Märzen.

Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 7:00 pm – Girls Pint Out Beer Tasting at Streetside Brewery

Thursday, Dec. 1st from 5:00-10:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)

Thursday, Dec. 1st at 6:30 pm – Beer Cocktail Class and Tasting at BrewRiver GastroPub/strong>
Hosted by Girls Pint Out and Middle West Spirits. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7:00 pm – Stone Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Be sure to check our Friday’s Tastings and Tapping Report for the weekend better beer events happening in the Cincinnati/NKY area!

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 21 – 27, 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. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Nov. 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Even S’more of What? Cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Nov. 22nd at 6:00 pm – 2015 Ville De Rivere Geuze Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Laguinitas Tap Takeover at The Gruff
Beers include IPA, Aunt Sally, Nighttime and Willett Imperial Stout.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – 2nd Annual Dessert Beer Fest at The Barrel House (Dayton)
We don’t usually cover Dayton beer events, but we wanted to pass this one along to all of you. Beers include Rhinegeist Sexy Panda, Shorts Key Lime Pie, Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter, Southern Tier Salted Caramel, Southern Tier Crème Brûlée, Schlafly Pumpkin and Fifth St Brew Pub Mint JoJos.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Fibonacci Day with Turkey at Fibonacci Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve at Darkness Brewing
Food from Street Chef Brigade and music from Bows And Arrows.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Luau at Hebron Brew Haus
Leis, party favors and Kona beer.

Thursday, Nov. 24th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov. 25th starting at 9:00 am – Listermann Black Friday Bottle Release and FOBAB Celebration
Bottles to be released (limited amounts): BA Chickow!, Triple Digit Belsnickel, High Society: Gin Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde with Honey Dew Melons, High Society: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with Coffee and Nutcase Concord Jam. Beers on draft: BA Chickow!, BA Vanilla/cinnamon Chickow!, Nutcase Concord Jam, High Society: Gin Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde with Honey Dew Melons, High Society: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with Coffee, Ohio Beagle- All Ohio hopped IPA and Raspberry Chocolate Lateral. Belsnickel pours from bottles as well.

Friday, Nov. 25th starting at 9:00 am – Cappy’s 3rd Annual Toys For Tots Black Friday Bash at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits,
Tons of rare beers on tap and rare bottles available for sale in exchange for a toy donation for Toys For Tots.

Friday, Nov. 25th & Saturday, Nov. 26th – Ale to the Queen City Festival
“Ale to the Queen City features craft beers from local breweries, live entertainment and signature ‘Cincinnati’ foods.” Runs from 4:00-11:00 pm each night, it will be on Mehring Way between the Roebling Bridge and Elm St. Beer tickets are purchased on site and are $1 each. 1 ticket = 3oz sample or 5 tickets = Full-Size Beer. See their web site for more information.

Friday, Nov. 25th at 5:00 pm – Warped Wing Black Friday Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Check out their Facebook event page for the beer listing.

Friday, Nov. 25th at 5:30 pm – November Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, Nov. 26th at 11:00 am – Saturday Brunch Series at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This time, the featured brewery is Taft’s Ale House. Menu includes Preservationist Pale Ale paired with strawberry mango salad; Cherrywood Amber paired with smoked brisket sliders; and Mooly Wooly paired with a cocoa creampuff. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations required. Stop in or call 513-681-4222. Vegetarian option available upon request at time of reservation. Beverage substitution available.

Sunday, Nov. 27th at 10:00 am – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries at Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House
“This informational and interactive day includes brunch at the Moerlein Lager House, tours of both of our brewing and production facilities, a quick history lesson about the brewing culture here in Cincinnati, a ride along the streetcar, and of course…beer!” Cost is $45.00 per person. For more information or to purchase your tickets, go to http://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries-395

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 24 – 30, 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.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Proud Pecan Pale Ale Release at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 24th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. Cost is $6 for a ten-ounce snifter.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Nick & Tom’s
Five beers (Jeanneke, Tequilana, Divergent, Roebling and Pumpkin) and four courses. Call 513-574-4242 to make your reservation.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Dinner at Tēla Bar + Kitchen
Five course dinner with beer pairings for $50 a person. Call 513-821-8352 for reservations.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 1:00 pm – Monthly Pint Night at Listermann Brewing
$7 for your beer and the take home glass.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 4:00 pm – Fab Ferments / Urban Artifact Collaboration Tapping
From Facebook: “Join us for a special two-fer edition of #Taptuesday as we invite our friends from FAB FERMENTS in as part of our Pickle Gose collaboration. On tap we will have a Kimchi Pickle Gose as well as a Dill Pickle blend that utilize spice blends and brine from Fab Ferments blended into our Pickle Gose base. Additionally, the team at Fab Ferments will set up shop with a table of tasty fermented treats to purchase to go with your beer.”

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 5:30 pm – Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing at Igby’s
From Facebook: “Purchase your ticket for just $5 to try the delicious combos below: Goose Island 312 with Fresh Chevre, Goose Island Sofie with Naked Goat, Goose Island Matilda with Washed Rind and Goose Island IPA and Cabot Clothbound. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-and-cheese-class-tickets-28658610676

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – 2015 Sour Bourbon Pumpkin Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Ciders include Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider, Crafty Cranberry, and Crafty Hopped. And Aspall Cider Dry English Cider and Perronnelle’s Blush.

Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Dales Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier (draft), Passion Fruit Pinner “Throwback IPA”, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout (draft) and Hotbox Coffee Porter.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm – News and Brews with the Business Courier at Moerlein Lager House
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Streetside Brewery Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Raspberry Beret, Alpha IPA and Super Simple Pale Ale.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Avery Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on draft include Lilikoi Kepolo, White Rascal, IPA, El Gose, Ellie’s Brown Ale, Beast, Samuels, Rumpkyn, Pumpkyn, Tweak, Mephistopheles, Uncle Jacobs, Vanilla Bean Stout and Raspberry Sour. Bottles available include 2015 Pumpkyn, 2016 Rumpkyn, 2016 Pumpkyn, 2016 Samuels and 2016 Mesphistopheles.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping for the Cure at Taft’s Ale House
From Facebook: “In honor of breast cancer awareness month we will be tapping Taft’s Pink Ribbon, an American Fruit beer brewed with watermelon and tart cherries and donating 10% of beer sales for the evening to the Susan G. Komen Fund! We will also have limited edition glassware for the event as well while supplies last.”

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Holler Halloween with New Belgium at Holler Hops and Grill
Halloween karoke, some special beers and New Belgium swag including the hat press. Prizes for best costume.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Three Floyds Tap Invasion, Glendale – Elysian Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Invasion.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 10 – 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 13th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Stone Wussie Pils, Glendale – MadTree PumpCan and Hyde Park – Urban Artifact Chariot.

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

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

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

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 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, Sept. 26th-Saturday, Oct. 1st – Peanut Palooza at Eight Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Join us all week long as we celebrate, say goodbye and good luck to the myth, the legend, Peanut Kahles. We’ll be dropping rare kegs like they’re hot, featuring a lineup of Peanut’s all time favorites accompanied with live music and food trucks. This and more lead up to the grand homage and final shift of the man of the hour. Hear the stories (maybe again), shake a big hand or grab a bear hug from our beloved tender of the bar one last time at Ei8ht Ball.”

Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Lovely Bunch Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Lovely Bunch is their coconut Roebling.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 4:00 pm – Stone Brewing Throwback Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Vertical Epic 12-12-12, IRS 2015, Suede, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 6:00 pm – Founders Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Breakfast Stout (draft), PC Pils (draft), Mango Magnifo, All Day IPA and Porter.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Red Bike Beer Party at Taft’s Ale House
$4 Red Bike Beers all night long, and some free Red Bike Beer t-shirts.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Fest Bier.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover with Holtman’s Donuts at The Lackman

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Finn, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch, Habanero Keypunch, Whirly Gig, Pickle Gose and Spicy Pickle Gose.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, PSA, Happy Amber, The Great Pumpcan, Expresso Self and “S’more Gratitude” milk stout.

Thursday, Sept. 29th 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Bell’s Brown Ale & Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth.

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Nosferatu Release and Screening at The Overlook Lodge

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Alltech Kentucky Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 19 – 25, 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 pm – ReinheitsgaBRETT Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 7:00 pm – Stone Anniversary Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 4:00 pm – Weird Beer Night with Urban Artifact at the Lucky Turtle
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 6:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Midway Cafe
Beers include Stone Delicious IPA, Stone IPA, Encore 6th Anniversary Porter and Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include IPA, Pils, Sucks, Lil Sumpin, Tuberfest, and Born Again Yesterday.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer and Food Pairing at Vestry at the Transept
Menu available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tap Takeover at Keystone Hyde Park
Beers include Storm, Dead Blow Nitro, Oktoberfuel, and Level.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd 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 – MadTree Pumpcan, Glendale – North Coast Old Rasputin and Hyde Park – Riegele Privat.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 7:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Gypsy’s
Beers include PumpCan, Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, Shade, Galaxy High, Treesearch Experimental IPA, and Fuzz Peach Saison.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 9, 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 EVENTS

Nation Kitchen – Caturday! From Facebook, “Join OAR and Rhinegeist for Caturday at Nation Kitchen and Bar from 4-8 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Rhinegeist, Nation Kitchen + Bar, and OAR raffle baskets with drawing at 8 pm. $2 per Rhinegeist pint will be donated to OAR and $1 from each custom cat-themed burger by Nation. See you at Nation, 1200 Broadway in Pendleton.”

Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square – Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Footoberfest Sunday starting at noon. From Facebook: “Where football meets oompah, beer, food and fun! Musikkapelle Bertoldshofen will be here playing authentic German music to help us get in the Oktoberfest spirit (not to interrupt the game), Wienerwurst Mike will be cooking up his usual hits, and we’ll be here pouring the beers! Oh yeah…we’ll have the football game on too!”

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 Abita at Fairfield and having an “Imperial IPA Madness” at Eastgate. Beers include Three Floyds Permenant Funeral, MadTree Galaxy High, Rhinegeist Stryker, Fifty West Punch You in the EyePA and more.

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 Stone. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Urban Artifact Tap Takeover starting at 6:00 pm tonight. Beers include Otso, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch and Whirligig.

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

Christian Moerlein Malt House AND Moerlein Lager House – Moerlein Connector IPA launch party – “Get your very own commemorative Moerlein Connector streetcar glass full of delicious Moerlein Connector American IPA for only $5.50 +tax”

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping

KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia – Tapping MadTree Galaxy High and Pumpcan tonight at 6:00 pm.

Listermann/Triple Digit – Release of their barrel aged Chickow! on Saturday at 10:00 am. Aged in Heaven Hill barrels, the cost is $7.99 plus tax for a 12 oz bottle.

MadTree – Blood Orange PsycHOPathy Can Release Supporting DAV 5K on Sunday at 11:00 am.

Rhinegeist – Streetcar Launch Party & Traction Tapping today at 12:00 noon. Purchase this new cream ale from Rhinegeist and get a Commemorative Streetcar Pint Glass (while supplies last).

OTHER

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

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 2, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

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

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

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

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

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

OTHER

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

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: August 22 – 28, 2016

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

Monday, August 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone W00tStout. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Truckin’ Stout, Spooky Tooth and Bumbleberry.

Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Moloko Milk Stout & Gumballhead Wheat on draft and Cimmerian Berserker Imperial IPA & Yum Yum Pale Ale from bottles. All four taster pours for $10.

Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Oktoberfest.

Thursday, August 25th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Little Fish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Jimmy Season, Meridian APA, Lil’ Harvey’s, No-Fi Farmhouse IPA and Reinheitsgewhathappened!?

Thursday, August 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 – Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Glendale – Southern Tier Pilsner and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Franz.

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: The Bruery beers including Saison Rue, White Oak, Jardinier and Frucht.
Burger: Brat burger
Music: Stringriders

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm – Dogfish Head Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Punkin and Flesh & Blood.

Thursday, August 25th-Saturday, August 27th – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha at Sawyer Point
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Germania Oktoberfest at Germania Park
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Bewilderfest at Urban Artifact
Breweries in attendance include MadTree Brewing, Fibonacci Brewing Company, Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Quaff Bros, Listermann Brewing Company, Fifty West Brewing Company, Samuel Adams Brewery, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery (Athens), Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus), Black Cloister Brewing Company (Toledo), Little Fish Brewing Company (Athens), 5 Rabbit Cerveceria (Chicago, IL), Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery (Ann Arbor, MI), Crafted Artisan Meadery (Mogadore, OH), Hitachino Nest Beer (Japan), JW Lees (England), Wild Beer Co.(England), Jopen Beer International (Netherlands), Mikkeller (Denmark) and The Monarchy (Germany). For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: August 1 – 7, 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.

August 1st-15th – Brewery of the Month at Lucky Turtle
This month, it’s Stone. Beers include Saison Du Buff, 12th Anniversary, 6th Anniversary, Old Guardian Pekko Hops, Mocha IPA, Citrusy Wit, 20th Anniversary IPA, 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA (v2.0), Enjoy By 09.05.16 Unfiltered IPA, Sublimely Self- Righteous and Arrogant Bastard.

Monday, August 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros Rye Knucklehead. Bottle release at the same time.

Monday, August 1st at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Tēla Bar + Kitchen
Menu: Course 1 – Soulless paired with cabrales blue cheese, plums, dark rye crostini; Course 2 – Blueberry Lager paired with blueberries, toasted walnuts, feta cheese, sorghum vinaigrette; Course 3 – Jeanneke paired with ahi tuna poke, avocado-jalapeño crema, crisp wonton; Course 4 – Lil Sipa paired with marinated teres major, sweet pepper relish, onion soubise, sharp cheddar crisp; Course 5 – Bucknut Brew paired with peanut butter beignet, bananas flambé, bucknut gelato. Tickets are $50 ($10 from each ticket will be donated to The Cure Starts Now). Reservations are required. Call 513-821-8352.

Tuesday, August 2nd at 4:00 pm – Pumpkin Ale Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
Growlers and 6pks To Go will be available too.

Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:00 pm – Weiz Guys Hefeweizen tapping at Municipal Brew Works
This beer is their collaboration with Paradise Brewing and their second seasonal release.

Thursday, August 4th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Brew Kettle Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include White Rajah, 4 C’s, Summer Rays, Blarney Stone, Cherry Red and El Lupulo Libre.

Thursday, August 4th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Lagunitas Tastings at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Check their Facebook event page later in the week for the beer listing.

Thursday, August 4th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Moody Tongue Chocolate Churro Porter, Nectarine IPA, Lemon Saison and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chocolate Barleywine. Brewmaster Jared Rouben will be in attendance.
Burger: Poutine burger
Music: Chris Cusentino
Tickets available at http://thepartysource.com/the-party-source-events/08-04-16-burgers-and-beers-moody-tongue

Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
This month’s book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Friday, August 5th at 2:00 pm – BREW 100: Windowsill Tapping
Take a half day on Friday and join us at MadTree as we tap the latest beer designed by a Cincinnati State BREW 100 class. Check out our earlier post for more information.

Friday, August 5th-Saturday, August 6th – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Volksfest 2016 at Listermann Brewing
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, August 6th from 6:00-11:30 pm – 4th Annual Made in Cincy Beerfest at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Sixteen taps of local beers and Camp Washington Chili. Tickets are $32 in advance, $37 at the door, and include a souvenir tasting glass, chili with all the fixings, and taster pours of all the brews.

Saturday, August 6th starting at 6:00 pm – 2nd Annual Newport Baseball Bar Crawl
Teams of two can score runs at each bar and win great prizes while drinking beer from Kentucky Ale, New Belgium and Braxton on draft at every bar.
6:00 The Crazy Fox- Happy hour pricing
6:45 Bourbon & Broad- $1.00 off
7:30 Jerzees- Featured on draft – live music with Revolver (Chief Collins)
8:15 Mokka- $1.00 off and live music with Voo Doo Spiders
9:00 Pompilios- $3.00 drafts
9:45 Coaches Corner- $1.00 off

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