Donut and Beer Pairing with Deschutes Brewing

From Facebook:

Join The Lackman, Holtman’s Donut Shop, and Deschutes Brewery for a donut and beer pairing on Thursday, August 31st!

We will be tapping the Fresh-Squeezed IPA, Black Butte Porter, and Black Butte XXIX Porter 29th Birthday Reserve. The purchase of a Deschutes beer will come with a Holtman’s donut at no extra charge.

More about the brews:
Deschutes Black Butte Porter – “A rich, creamy mouthfeel complements a layered depth, revealing distinctive chocolate and coffee notes. Full of flavor, yet easy to drink.”

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA -“A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle.”

Deschutes Black Butte XXIX Porter – “Brewed with Dutched cocoa, Saigon cinnamon, and cayenne. Notes of rich chocolate and coffee, a luscious creaminess and a roasted finish.”

This Week in Beer: August 28 – Sept. 3, 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.

Monday, August 28th at 5:00 – Rare Beer Monday at Braxton Labs

Monday, August 28th at 8:00 pm – Industry Night Beer Olympics at Olde Towne Tavern

Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00 pm – Dog Days and IPAs at Landlocked Social House

Wednesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, August 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Dogfish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 31st at 5:00 pm – Donut and Beer Pairing with Deschutes Brewing at The Lackman

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House–Meet the Brewery Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover at Queen City Radio

Thursday, August 31st at 4:00 pm – Dreamsicle Can Release Party at MadTree Brewing

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 pm – Bircus Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Fifty West Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 10:00 am – Brass Monkey and Junkie Can Release at Listermann Brewing

Sunday, Sept. 3rd at Noon – Fireworks Party at Wooden Cask Brewing

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Around the World

From Facebook:

Sierra Nevada will be taking over The Lackman taps 6/19 and 6/20. We’ll be featuring Sierra Nevada’s annual Beer Camp collaboration series for two days.

MONDAY LINEUP: Stateside Collaborations
-Avery Brewing Co.: Dry Hopped Barleywine Style Ale
-Boneyard Beer: West Coast Style DIPA
-Surly Brewing Co.: Ginger Lager
-Tree House Brewing Company: East Meets West IPA
-Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Dry-Hopped Berliner Weiss

TUESDAY LINEUP: International Collaborations
-Mikkeller Brewery: Thai Style Iced Tea Ale
-Garage Project: Campout Porter
-Fuller’s Brewery: Atlantic Style Vintage Ale
-Ayinger Brewery: Dunkle Weisse
-Kiuchi Brewery: White IPA with Yuzu
-Duvel Moortgat: Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Ale

Founders KBS Tap Takeover

From Facebook: “Founders Brewing Co. is joining us on Thursday, May 4th at 5pm for a special tapping of their 2017 Kentucky Breakfast Stout!

The 2017 KBS is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish!

We’ll have the following on draft:
– 2017 Kentucky Breakfast Stout
– 2016 Breakfast Stout
– PC Pils
– All Day IPA
– Nitro Rubaeus”

This Week in Beer: Feb. 27 – March 5, 2017

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

Monday, Feb. 27th-Sunday, March 4th – Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing at Keystone Bar & Grill (all locations)

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Mardi Gras at Darkness Brewing
Happy hour pricing all day long. “Feel free to bring a snack to share. King Cake will be provided for the event.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – St. Anthony’s Quad Fundraiser and Bottle Release at Urban Artifact
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Braxton’s Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Dead Blow Tropical Stout also available.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Abita Mardi Gras Party at Coaches Corner
Beers include Abita Mardi Gras Bock, Abita Amber, and Purple Haze.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include BA Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy 2014, Ten Fidy 2013, Dale’s Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier and Mama’s Little Yella Pils.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Hops & Munchies Beer Dinner at Kaze
From Facebook: “Kaze’s Executive Chef, Hideki Harada Is Pairing Up with Athens Ohio’s Jackie O’s Brewery to bring forth a scrumptuous 4 course dinner. Each course will be excellently paired with one of Jackie O’s brews. The price is $69.85 per person including tax and gratuity. Tickets available via the Eventbrite Link.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Brewery Night at The Casual Pint-Oakley Station
Beers include Fume, Opera Cream, and Pitter Patter.

Wednesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – King Cake, Baby! Beer Tapping at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Its a cake? No, its a King! Its an Ale brewed FOR a king! But theres a baby involved? And Seafood Jambalaya from BrewRiver Gastro Pub seals the deal for all of your Ash Wednesday needs. What more could you ask for? Really, heathens ;)”

Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 pm – Knowledge and Bubbles Release at Zip’s Café
From Facebook: “Come celebrate the release of Rhinegeist’s two newest year-around offerings, Knowledge DIPA and Bubbles Rose Cider. a $1.50 of each Rhinegeist pint sold will benefit UpSpring, an organiztion that provides educational and enrichment opportunities to children experiencing homelesness in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.”

Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00 am – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at White Oak Marathon

Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Hi 5, Recreational Ale, Hopsecutioner, Mosaic, Moo Hoo, Wake n’ Bake (only keg in the state of Ohio), and Tart Cherry Wake n’ Bake.

Thursday, March 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Friday, March 3rd-Sunday, March 5th – 25th Annual Bockfest
More information coming in our Friday Tastings and Tappings post.

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 13 – 19, 2017

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

Monday, Feb. 13th at 4:00 pm – Crooked Stave Cincinnati Launch at The Lackman
Beers include Vieielle Artisinal Saison (Batch #20), Surette Provision Saison, Serenata Notturna Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Progenitor American Wild Ale, Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison, and Hazy Not Lazy Wheat IPA.

Monday, Feb. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 13th at 6:30 pm – Guinness Perfect Pour Competition at Molly Malone’s (Covington)

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 3:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing
Happy Hour pricing ($1 off house beers) all evening long.

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 4:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Brewmance at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Valentine’s Day will be something romantic and tasty this year at Woodburn. We are brewing up some love-infused beer to try out for the first time with that special someone. We will have chocolate varieties from Chocolats Latour to pair with your drinks and other sexy sweets will be baked to tasty perfection for every lover with a sweet tooth, thanks to Haven Bakery. Come join us for after dinner drinks and dessert.”

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 5:45 pm – Rhinegeist Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner at The Pub at Crestview Hills
From Facebook: “Love beer? The you’re going to LOVE our Rhinegeist Beer Dinner on Valentines Day! One ticket purchase includes 3 courses, 4 beers and fun stuff from Rhinegeist brewery!
Beers & Courses:
Welcome beer: Rhinegeist Hans-Vienna Lager
Appetizer: Curry Chicken Salad + Rhinegeist Andromeda – Pale Ale
Entree: Chili Rubbed London Broil (with mash potatoes and accent salad) + Rhinegeist Truth – IPA
Dessert: Cherry Oatmeal Bread Pudding + Rhinegeist Gramma – Oatmeal Stout.
At 5:45 we will start distributing the welcome beers and and dinner will start at 6:00. It is $30 per person. Paid reservation required. Bring a plus one for a laid back Valentine’s or just bring yourself and a love of Rhiengeist. Call (859) 426-7827 or stop in to purchase your seat!”

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 4:00 pm – Hop Juju Release Party at White Oak Marathon

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 5:00 pm – Crooked Stave Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 6:00 pm – Two-Headed Buffalo Gold Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
This is their Buffalo Gold beer aged for over three years in a Buffalo Trace barrel.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 4:00 pm – Beerfest Pre Party Tap Takeover & Meet The Reps at Northside Yacht Club
Beers include Fat Heads Hop Juju, Revolution Deth by Cherries, Stone Xocoveza, MadTree Grapefruit Moon, Jackie O’s Shade Abbey, Ommegang Theee Philosophers, Three Floyds Brewing Co. Zombie Dust, North Coast Scrimshaw, Against The Grain plus B Nektar Dry Hopped Cider.

Thursday, Feb. 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – New Holland Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Feb. 16th 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 – Ballast Point, Glendale – Fifty West Coast to Coast IPA and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Hop Juju.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Braxton/Graeter’s Pint Night at Longnecks Grill (Wilder and Hebron)

Friday, Feb. 17th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm – 10th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This event frequently sells out, especially the Connoisseur Level tickets. Also, Designated Drivers tickets are not sold at the door. Buy them now.

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This Week in Beer: December 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.

Due to the holiday weekend, there will not be a Tastings and Tappings post this Friday or next Friday.

Monday, Dec. 19th at 5:00 pm – Twelve Beers of Christmas at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Today’s beer is Prairie Xmas Bomb!

Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 6:00 pm – Candy Cane Lambic & Ugly Sweater Party at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 21st at 4:00 pm – The Darkest Day of the Year with Ballast Point at the Lackman
The Lackman will have the following Victory at Sea varieties: Original, Peppermint, Coconut, Peanut Butter Cup, and Nitro.

Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 10:00 am – 2016 Cincinnatus Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 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 – Braxton Snow Shovel, Glendale – Rhinegeist Dad and Hyde Park – Bell’s Christmas.

Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Celebration of Thirst with Rhinegeist at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beer list includes Asterix, Koala, Dry Hopped Dad, Penguin, and one more surprise.

Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas!

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 9, 2016

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Urban Artifact – CAN Release Party Friday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm – The initial launch will include Finn (Berliner Pale Ale) and Sliderule (Chocolate Raspberry Gose).

Rivertown Brewing – Santa Claus will be stopping by this Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. We happen to know that Kris Kringle loves craft beer so you can take your kids to see Santa and then share a beer with the man in red.

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 Rhinegeist at Fairfield and from The Brew Kettle at Eastgate.

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

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

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Rhinegeist tapping Saturday at 5:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Marz Liquid Dreams. The price is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

The Lackman – 12 Days of Dogfish Head starts today. They will be featuring a different beer each day. Check out their Facebook event page for the complete list.

The Pub at Rookwood Mews – Release party for their Fifty West collaboration beer Pond Hopper IPA.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 17 – 23, 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. 17th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 6:00 pm – Tequilana Tappening & Fiesta! at Rivertown Brewing
Tequilana is their hard apple cider.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 5:00 pm – BBQ and Beer Benefit for HART Cincinnati at Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Includes release of a new Kentucky Common beer, discounted flights of 4, raffle for $150 gift basket, split the pot and music by Drunken Vinyl.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
MENU: BEER RECEPTION – Southern Tier Harvest and Moerlein T-Bird Pale Ale; FIRST COURSE – Southern Tier Live Session Pale Ale paired with Roasted Beet, Arugula, Pickled Cucumber, Preserved Lemon Ricotta, Watermelon Radish, Black Pepper Lemon Olive Oil; SECOND COURSE – Southern Tier 2X Tangiers Double IPA paired with Caribbean Jerked Shrimp, Butternut Risotto Cake, Orange Mango Salsa, Tomatillo Coulis, Molasses Bacon; THIRD COURSE – Southern Tier IPA paired with Lamb and Goetta “Crepinette”, Confit Fingerling Potato Salad, Feta, Haricot Verts, Papaya Apple Sauce; FOURTH COURSE – Southern Tier Porter paired with Tea Smoked Pork Belly, Quinoa, Collards, Sriracha Peanuts, Coffee Reduction, Strawberry Beer Jelly; DESSERT – Southern Tier Warlock and Southern Tier Pumpking paired with Baked Apple “Rose”, Vanilla Pumpkin Coulis, Spiced Rum Syrup, Graham Cracker. Cost is $55 per person. Make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm – This Debate Needs a Beer: We Vote IPA at Wiseguy Lounge (Covington)
From Facebook: “If there’s one thing we’ve learned through this election, it’s that politics are better with beer and friends. We’ll have both in abundance at Wiseguy Lounge on Wednesday, October 19th. Join us (Braxton) and Rhinegeist for the presidential debate and Vote IPA! Both Braxton Brewing Company and Rhinegeist will each be featuring 3 experimental IPA’s. You’ll get to taste all 6 blind and vote for your favorite from Braxton and your favorite from Rhinegeist. 6 Tickets will buy 6 Tasters! The debate will be on but the more enjoyable debate will be picking out your favorite hops and styles of IPA’s. Join us!”

Thursday, Oct. 20th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA, Truckin Imperial Stout, Long Strange Trip Imperial Stout aged in Jameson Barrels, Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale and IBUsive IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 20th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Listermann Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Nutcase, Chickow, Serenity Brau, Shamrock Shake, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Norwood Common, Intergalactic IPA, O-H!, Barrel Aged Chickow, Blood Orange Saison, Run Like Hell Red Ale, Coffee Nutcase, Raspberry Nutcase, Cinnamon Roll Chickow, Chocolate Coconut Chickow, Orange Chickow and Skyline Chickow.

Thursday, Oct. 20th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at The Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Blown Gasket Robust Porter and Beta 2.0 experimental IPA.

Thursday, Oct. 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 – Rhinegeist Workhouse Pale Lager, Glendale – Great Lakes Nosferatu and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Squirrely.

Thursday, Oct. 20th at 7:00 pm – Country Boy Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 6:00 pm – The Beer Barons Ball at JACK Casino
Supports the Brewing Heritage Trail. For more information, check out their web site.

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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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