Victory Brewing Tasting

From Facebook:

Victory is coming up Thursday, 7/6 for a tasting to showcase what they’ve got available on the shelves. They’re quite the established brewery, and if you haven’t had something from them in a while this is your opportunity to see what they’ve been up to. We’ll be featuring 5 beers from them and they’re all really solid!

This Week in Beer: July 3 – 9, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, July 4th – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Tuesday, July 4th at noon – NSYC 4th Of July USA Beer & Burger Party Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at North Side Yacht Club

Thursday, July 6th from 3:00-11:00 pm – Tap & Screw Madisonville Grand Opening Party

Thursday, July 6th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Tröegs Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Victory Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 6th at 7:00 pm – Sam Adams Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, July 7th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Barrel-Aged Bottle Release at the Woodburn Brewery

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Team Fiona #2 NE IPA Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, July 8th from 2:00-10:00 pm – Weyerbacher/North High Collaboration Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Saturday, July 8th at 5:00 pm – Schutzenfest Kolsch Release Party at the Lucky Turtle

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Feb. 3, 2017

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 – Super Firkin Saturday and Pacer Citra Pale Ale Launch Saturday at 2:00 pm. Special brews and infusions from Rhinegeist, MadTree Brewing, Cellar Dweller, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Braxton Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company , and Listermann Brewing Company as well as Moerlein. Entry to this event is free and sampling tickets can be purchased 5 for $10.

MadTree Brewing – Last Call for 1.0 Saturday starting at 11:00 am. More information available on their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Cellar Dweller beer tasting Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Ditz hoppy blonde, Blood Orange Uncle Ronnie American pale ale, Jeremiah’s IPA and Eye Opener hazelnut coffee stout.

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 Deschutes at Fairfield and from Victory and Blake’s Ciders 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 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.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Woodburn Brewery Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Emilio!, Han Solo, Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout and Chocolate Mint Stout.

Braxton Brewing – Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping Party today at 5:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Super Bell’s Weekend continues. See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Ballast Point Roots to Boots DIPA. Cost is $6 for a ten ounce snifter.

Keystone Hyde Park – Fifty West Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include Bourbon Barrel Aged 10&2 Imperial Stout, 50 West Lager, Doom Pedal White Ale, and One Way Street: Lemon Drop Pale Ale.

Lehr’s Prime Market – Ballast Point pint night today at 5:00 pm.

Listermann’s – Barrel aged Aftermath Madness Saturday at 11:00 am. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mash Cult Brewing – Rummin’ With the Devil release Saturday at 1:00 pm. More information on their Facebook event page.

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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Tastings and Tapping and FESTIVALS Report: Sept. 25, 2015

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLD FIREHOUSE BREWERY! Check out their anniversary party and street festival tomorrow (9/26). It includes High Noon Pints (buy a pint, keep the tulip glass – 100 available) plus they will be tapping two limited release beer at 6:00 pm: Old Ale and Tart Cherry Wheat.

FESTIVALS

Fort Thomas Merchants and Music – For the 12th version of this event at Tower Park, they are adding a beer garden featuring special tappings from West Sixth every hour on the hour. The schedule is Heller or Heaven Double IPA at 2:00 pm, Milk Stout at 3:00 pm, Cream Ale at 4:00 pm and Belgian Dubbel at 5:00 pm. In addition, West Sixth Kinnoconik Kolsch will be available at all the beer locations throughout the festival along with their Dankechain Oktoberfest, Amber, Lemongrass Wheat and IPA.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting are Dogfish Head Punkin, Ballast Point Grunion, Fat Head’s Hop Fro and Stone Delicious.

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 Long Trail Brewing in Fairfield and Victory Brewery 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 – In honor of their 15th anniversary, Parkers is having a Tap Takeover on Saturday, Sept. 26th. Beers include MadTree Galaxy High, Happy Amber, Gnarly Brown and Great PumpCan plus Urban Artifact Cauldron and Finn.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Bell’s Brewing in honor of their 30th anniversary. Beers include Boiling Point, Mango Habenero Oberon, Hell Hath No Fury, Octoberfest, Oracle, Bell’s 30th Anniversary Imperial Stout and more. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. A nine ounce pour is $3. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Heavy Seas “Uncharted Waters” Blackbeard’s Breakfast. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings AND Festivals Report: August 28, 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.

FESTIVALS

2015 Beer Wine and Food Festival – Friday, August 28th starting at 5:00 pm in Wyoming, OH (benefits The Cure Starts Now Foundation) – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

Germania Society Oktoberfest – Friday, August 28th-Sunday, August 30th – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

MadTree Summer Bonanza – Saturday, August 29th from noon to 1:00 am. See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

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. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/28) are Left Hand Oktoberfest, Great Divide Whitewater, Tröegs Perpetual IPA and Full Pint Night of the Living Stout.

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 GoodWood Brewing Co.

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 (8/28) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s new beers and seasonals from Victory, Prairie, Rhinegeist and more. The draft by the glass will be Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout 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

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday tonight (8/28) at 5:00 pm – Blown Gasket Robust Porter infused with cocoa nibs from Maverick Chocolate and fresh oranges.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Friday, August 28th starting at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal Double IPA Can Launch and Firkin Tapping – Special beers include Orange Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA, Blackberry Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA and Lemon-Lime (Jungle) Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (8/28) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Bell’s Hopsolution. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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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: Dec. 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.

We will be publishing our annual listing of better beer locations holiday hours tomorrow to help you know which ones are open and which ones aren’t.

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

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

Monday, Dec. 22nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

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

Monday, Dec. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Two beers this week: Avery The Beast Grand Cru and Victory Earth & Flame. Pricing varies by beer. For next week’s Rare Keg Monday, they are planning to have eight beers.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Half liters of Weizen for $3 at Hofbräuhaus Newport

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

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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Bell’s Flight Night at the Growler House

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover Launch Party at Cock & Bull Mainstrasse

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd from 6:00-10:00 pm – West Sixth Tap Takeover at Half Cut
Beers include Christmas Ale, Heller Heaven, Bryan Avenue Blonde, Smithtown Brown and Nitro Creamsicle- American Pale Ale.

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

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

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

Wednesday, Dec. 24th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Great Lakes.

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

Thursday, Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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

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

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

Tastings and Tappings Report: Nov. 14, 2014

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.

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 (11/14), the beers are Palm Especiale BPA, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Abita Turbodog and Sixpoint Bengali Tiger.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (11/14), it’s beers from Victory. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – No Friday night beer tasting this week.

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 (11/14), they are welcoming Bad Tom Brewing to NKY with an all draft event including Old Abe American Strong Ale and their new Eastern Ave. IPA. The cost for the regular sample flights is $2.00.

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 (11/17), Ei8ht Ball will have Three Floyds Zombie Dust. Cost will be $7 a pint.

REMINDER

● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend including the Rivertown Beer Dinner tonight at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Kenwood (four courses, four beers for $44.95. Call (513) 794-0670 for reservations).

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom