This Week in Beer: Jan. 23 – 29, 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, Jan. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Monday, it’s Gumballhead American Wheat.

Monday, Jan. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Holland Coconut Rum Barrel-Aged Dragon’s Milk. The cost $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Jan. 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Anderson Valley Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Beers include Winter Solstice, Hop Ottin IPA, Blood Orange Gose, and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Tuesday, it’s Alpha King American Pale Ale.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6:00 pm – Brennan’s BuckNut Brew Tappening at Rivertown Brewing (both locations)
In honor of National Peanut Butter Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 6:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Three course meal (salad, entree meatballs with a side, and dessert) for $25. Call (859) 415-2312 to make reservations.

Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 8:00 pm – Beat the Beer Guy at 16 Bits Bar
From Facebook: “Play a Side-by-Side game against the Sierra Nevada rep for a chance to win free Sierra Nevada beer and/or Sierra Nevada swag. Featuring the brand new Sidecar Pale Ale with Orange and the always classic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.”

Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Wednesday, it’s Robert the Bruce Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their doppelbock.

Thursday, Jan. 26th from 4:30-11:00 pm – Hopslam Release Party at Lisse Rooftop Lounge
“Happy Hour drink specials, complimentary appetizers, UC vs Xavier Basketball game on all 6 TVs and of course…..Hopslam on tap!”

Thursday, Jan. 26th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Sam Adams Utopias Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on tap from Sam Adams, and one ounce pour of Utopias for $20 (limit 1 per person, while supplies last).

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Progressive Tap Takeover at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
For Thursday, it’s Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Cincinnati Girls Pint Out Meetup at O’Bryan’s Wine and Spirits
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Listermann Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Cincinnatus, Cherry Cincinnatus, BA Stuff, Chocolate/Raspberry Lateral, and Coffee Lateral.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Crosstown Tap Takeover at The Oak Tavern
Beers from Braxton on tap include Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager, Spotlight White IPA, Bluff White Mocha Stout, and Tropic Flair Imperial IPA.

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7:00 pm – Oskar Blues Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Longnecks (Hebron)

Saturday, Jan. 28th at 6:30 pm – Beefsteak Club Dinner at Christian Moerlein Malt House
Tickets are $55.00 and all proceeds go to supporting Bockfest and the Bockfest Parade. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks, and a signed copy of this year’s Bockfest poster. Purchase your tickets at the OTR Brewery District web site.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 9 – 15, 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, Jan. 9th at 3:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing

Monday, Jan. 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Floydivision #4. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 4:00 pm – Anchor Oyster Stout Tapping at The Woodburn Brewery
Tapping of their Oyster Stout accompanied by Anchor OTR’s oysters

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Rood Tapping at Rhinegeist
This is the second of the collaboration beers made with Cincy Beer Festivals. “Brewed in celebration of Cincy Beerfest’s 10th Anniversary, this Red Belgian Style Wheat Ale is a delight, offering lime, zest, floral and spicy notes.” AND, with every pint purchase, you’ll get to keep the special Commemorative Pint Glass with the Cincy Winter Beerfest 10th Anniversary and Rhinegeist logos! (while supplies last) Also, for every pint sold (of any beer), $1 will be donated to Adore-A-Bull Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of pitbulls.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at the Growler House
You’ll get to try Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0 and Beta 4.0 side-by-side plus one more TBA IPA.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – MadTree vs. Rhinegeist Beer Battle Royale at Habits Café
Both MadTree and Rheingeist brewed special beers for this kickoff of Habits’ Annual Craft Beer Series.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Old Man Winter Old Ale (draft), Krampus Imperial Helles Lager, Tangier Session IPA, Imperial Ginger Beer, and Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (WIlder)
Beers include Beta 4.0 Experimental IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Big Cis Czech Pilsner and Blown Gasket Robust Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Gumballhead, Robert the Bruce, Floydivision numbers 2,3 & 4 along with Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lucky Star Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Kentucky Breakfast Stout and more.

Thursday, Jan. 12th 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 – Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Glendale – Southern Tier Creme Brulee and Hyde Park – MadTree Rubus Cacao.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Bourbon Barreled Aged Imperial Stout Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Tap Takeover at O’Neal’s Tavern
Beers include Coffee Brown, Nut Brown, Hibiscus Blue, Imperial IPA, Amber Ale, and Springtime.

Saturday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash
See their web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 10:00 am – Breakfast with Bell’s at Dingle House
Re-scheduled from last weekend.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hop Slam Tapping at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 1:00 pm – Bell’s Hop Slam Draft Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 1, 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.
Due to the holiday weekend, there will not be a Tastings and Tappings post on Friday this week.

Monday, Dec. 26th at 5:00 pm – 4th Annual King of the Hill at Incline Public House
This time, beers are competing for the best barrel aged brew.

Monday, Dec. 26th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 6:00 pm – Pear Lambic Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Schwarzbier (Black Lager).

Thursday, Dec. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits (Loveland)
Beers include Alpha King, Gumball Head, Robert The Bruce, Space Station Middle Finger, Blot out the Sun, Floy Division #2, Floy Division #3, Permanent Funeral and Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Dec. 29th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Latitude 42 Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Cost is $10 for 5 four ounce pours.

Thursday, Dec. 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 – Bell’s Winter White, Glendale – West Sixth Cocoa Porter and Hyde Park – Lexington Brew Breaking the Law.

Thursday, Dec. 29th at 7:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – Woodburn Brewery Tap Takeover at Halfcut

Friday, Dec. 30th at 7:00 pm – New Years Eve Eve German Dinner at Christian Moerlein Malt House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 11:00 am-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve Celebration at BC’s Bottle Lodge
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 11:00 am-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve Bash at The Casual Pint Oakley
Featuring Dogfish Head beers. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 12:00-10:00 pm – New Year, New Beer: NYE Pre-Game at Rivertown Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 5:00 pm-1:00 am – NYE at Braxton Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 6:00 pm-1:00 am – New Year’s Eve at Figleaf Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 7:00 pm-1:30 am – Taft’s New Year’s Bash at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 8:00 pm-1:00 am – Ring in the New Year at Streetside Brewery
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st from 8:00 pm-2:00 am – Rhinegeist NYE 2017 at Rhinegeist
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 31st at 9:00 pm – New Year’s Eve at Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 1st from 11:00 am-2:00 pm – New Year’s Day Kegs and Eggs at Streetside Brewery

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Tastings and Tapping Report: Dec. 16, 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

Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House – Brunch, Beers and Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

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 Leinenkugel at Fairfield and various beers from Ohio Valley Distributing at Eastgate.

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

Party Town – No Friday Night Flights until January 6th.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Randall Friday – They will be running Evil Twin’s Liquid Double Fudge through toasted coconut and cinnamon.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – For Christmas in Loveland Saturday at 4:00 pm, Cappy’s will be hosting the Official 4 Elf South Bash with all 40 taps taken over with beers from Dark Horse.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring TBA.

Lehr’s Prime Market – Great Lakes Pint Night Friday from 5:00-8:00 pm. Beers include Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, Barrel Aged Alberta Clipper, Barrel Aged Triple Dog Dare, Christmas Ale and Alberta Clipper.

Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse – Three Floyds Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Zombiedust, Blot out the Sun, Permanent Funeral, Floyd Division, Alpha King, and Yum Yum.

Northside Yacht Club – Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Ink Imperial Stout Release & Tap Takeover Friday at 5:00 pm.

Urban Artifact – Thoroughbred Bottle Release Friday at 4:00 pm

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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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. 31 – Nov. 6, 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.

PLEASE NOTE – Due to travel constraints, there will not be a Tastings and Tapping Report this Friday (Nov. 4th).

Monday, Oct, 31st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Siren/Cigar City Collaboration Caribbean Chocolate Cake Stout.

Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 6:00 pm – Big Willy Mac at Drake’s with Rhinegeist & Maker’s Mark
Rhinegeist beer in a Maker’s Mark barrel and only available at Drake’s in Florence. Plus Drake’s own Maker’s Mark Private Select bourbon. Specialty glassware for the first 20 people.

Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 6:00 pm – Winter Ale Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Revolution Brewing Tap Takeover at Habits Cafe

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at Coaches Corner
Both of Braxton’s Beta Project IPAs (Beta 1.0 and Beta 2.0) will be available along with their Crankshaft American IPA.

Thursday, Nov. 3rd starting at 11:00 am – BBA Coffee + Vanilla Axis Mundi Bottle Release and Stout Day at MadTree Brewing
Bottles of Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla are limited to 3 bottles per person and are priced $12.50 per bottle (tax included). Beers on tap for Stout Day include Axis Mundi, 2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, Coffee + Cayenne Axis Mundi (Hoff Stevens) and Pineapple + Chocolate Axis Mundi (Hoff Stevens). No growler fills on the barrel aged and Hoff Stevens variants.

Thursday, Nov. 3rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Toxic Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Brewing Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Four String Big Hair Band Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Yelp’s Baked & Brewed: Closing Party At Urban Artifact
Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Nov. 4th at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Friday at Ei8ht Ball
They will be tapping Three Floyds Broo Doo.

Friday, Nov. 4th at 6:00 pm – Fall Pig Roast & Keg Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
See their Facebook event page for more information.

November 5th and 6th – Holiday Beer Extravaganza at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, Nov. 5th at 4:00 pm – The Great Ohio Brew N’ Que at Fifty West Brewpub
This annual event is a collaboration between Fifty West and Great Lakes. Tickets are $40 each and include all you can eat BBQ with suggested beer pairings, 8 beer tickets redeemable towards any of the beers on tap including the collaboration beer, and a Q&A with the Brewmasters.

Saturday, Nov. 5th at 5:00 pm – Big Cis Pilsner & Party at Braxton Brewing
From Facebook: “In loving memory of Mike ‘Big Cis’ Cisneros, the Cincinnati Craft Beer community came together to brew in his honor. Braxton Brewing Company, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House, Fibonacci Brewing Company, MadTree Brewing, Bad Tom Smith Brewing, and Alexandria Brewing Company all came together to collaborate on one of Mike’s favorite styles…introducing the Big Cis Pilsner. The beer will go on tap at 5pm and in collaboration with People. Pints. Purpose. we’re inviting the entire community. We’ll have a raffle with prizes raising money for Boy Scouts of America and the Reds Community Fund! And fittingly, Cincy Brewcast will be live from the taproom!”

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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: Sept. 12 – 18, 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, Sept. 12th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Sept. 12th at 9:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at North Side Yacht Club
Cost is $6 a pint. Also free bacon and industry night.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Dunkel Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
MENU: First Course: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager paired with crepes with camembert and chives; Second Course: Haven Hefeweizen paired with bavarian radish salad with banana and orange vinaigrette; Third Course: Beta 1.0 Experimental IPA paired with Ruhr Valley meatball with wakefire mushroom jagerschnitzel sauce. Tickets are $25 per person and can be reserved by calling 859-415-2312.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Garden at Mecklenburg’s Gardens
From Facebook: “Join us for a Stein Slide and three Braxton beers being featured: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager, Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Level Saison.”

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 5:30 pm – Brewery District CURC Monthly Meeting
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale (draft), Warlock Imperial Stout, Salted Caramel Imperial Stout, 2X Tangier Imperial IPA and Harvest ESB.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 11:00am-11:00 pm – Taft’s Birthday Bash and Bottle Release at Taft’s Ale House
Food specials, release of a new barrel-aged beer in bottles and tapping of the first keg of the Independent; an exciting limited release ale! Brewed and barrel-aged in Remus bourbon barrels for over a year, the Independent includes fresh vanilla beans, cacao nibs and Columbian coffee.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Saved By The Bell’s Takeover at Keystone Clifton
Beers include The Oracle, Two-Hearted Ale, Best Brown, and Oberon.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Pub Crawl in Mainstrasse Covington
Participating bars are Mac’s Pizza & Pub, Zola, Goodfellas (Wiseguy Lounge) and Gypsy’s.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe
Beers include PsycHOPathy, Seasonal Pumpcan and PSA plus Galaxy High, Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, and Red Feather on draft.

Thursday, Sept. 15th 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 – Goodwood Bourbon Ale, Glendale – Goodwood Bourbon Ale plus Braxton Dead Blow & Fuel and Hyde Park – Goodwood Bourbon Ale.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – Oktoberfest Kick Off Party at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 15th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Wunderbar Oktoberfest
They’ll have Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Ayinger, and Erdinger all on draft plus karoke, live music, Oktoberfest food specials and more.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 1:00 pm – Streetcar Brewery Tasting Tour
Join Cincy Brew Bus on a “a guided tour of Cincinnati’s Downtown and Over The Rhine Craft Brewery Scene we will go to Taft’s Ale House at 1pm do a tasting and a tour, head over to Moerlein Lager House for a Tasting, and then finish up at Rhinegeist for a Tour and a Tasting. Beer is included in the price as well as your day pass for the streetcar, you get to keep. Stops 8, 1 and 11 on the Streetcar Route.” Tickets are $35 for drinkers and $20 for non-drinkers. Click on the link above to purchase your tickets.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 6:30 pm – Malts in Ault at Ault Park
Tickets for twenty tastes are $25 through September 13th, $30 thereafter. Buy them now at the Ault Park Advisory Council web site. We will have the complete beer list for you on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Überdrome next to Moerlein Lager House
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sept. 17th – Fifty Fest 2016 at Fifty West
More info available at http://fiftyfest.fiftywestbrew.com/

Saturday, Sept. 17th at 12:00 noon – Old Firehouse 2nd Anniversary Street Party

Saturday, Sept. 17th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – 4th Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist
From Facebook: “We’ll kick things off at 10 AM with some Kegs ‘n Eggs, featuring delectable breakfast sandwiches and Franz pumpkin bread courtesy of The Presidents Room. Then, we’ll unveil our ususal array of debauchery. There will be live music, hourly speciality beer releases and — of course — our infamous inflatable joust arena. And, if you’re feeling extra Franzy, hop into our Franz Look-a-Like contest starting at 4 PM. The hairier, the better.”

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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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This Week in Beer: August 29 – September 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, August 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds/Mikkeller Bla Spogelse Blueberry Bluebic. The cost is $12 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Monday, August 29th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park Deck
This time, it’s Christian Moerlein.

Tuesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm – Triumvirate Tappening at Rivertown
From 2014, ten ounce pours only.

Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their HB Oktoberfest or Marzen.

Thursday, September 1st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Official Launch of High ABV Beers in Ohio with Dogfish Head at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include 120 Minute, Higher Math, American Beauty, Bitches Brew, Burton Baton, Immort Ale, Midas Touch, Namaste, Palo Santo Marron, Punkin Ale, Raison D’Etra, 60 Minute, Beer to Drink Music To, Alternate Takes #2 and Biere de Provence.

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-9:00 pm – ? Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beers from Southern Tier.

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Hail to the Harvest Tapping and Fundraiser at Taft’s Ale House
From Facebook: “Let’s kick off Labor Day weekend the right way – Join us on Thursday, September 1st as we release our collaboration brew with Valley View Hops. Using freshly harvested Cascade hops gives our brewers the once-a-year opportunity to pull out the intense resinous oils found in this citrus heavy IPA. Proceeds of Hail to the Harvest sales will be donated to Valley View Foundation – so let’s drink to a great cause!”

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, September 1st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Dogfish Head 60, 90 and 120 Minute IPA plus Indian Brown Ale
Burger: Italian
Music: Kyle Knapp

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