Better Beer Fourth of July Closings (And Openings) 2015

With Independence Day falling on a Saturday this year, there is the proverbial question of what better beer locations going to be open on July 4th so here is our annual listing of Fourth of July closings (and openings). As always, we will update this listing as we get more information. If in doubt, call before heading locations not listed here.

Bad Tom Smith Brewing – Holiday hours are July 3rd from 3:00 to 11:00 pm; July 4th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm; and July 5th from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Also, Bad Tom All American IPA will be $2 a pint and all other pints are $4.

Blank Slate Brewing – Closed on Saturday, July 4th. Regular hours on Thursday and Friday.

BrewRiver GastroPub – Closed on Saturday, July 4th

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Open 4:00 pm to midnight July 3rd, 12:00 to 6:30 pm on July 4th, 1:00 to 6:00 pm on July 5th.

Everything’s d’ Vine – Open from 12:00 to 5:00 pm on July 3rd, close on July 4th.

Flipdaddy’s – All four locations will be closed on July 4th.

Jungle Jim’s – Holiday hours are 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Listermann/Triple Digit Brewing – Open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 3rd, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on July 4th, 12:00 to 8:00 on July 5th.

MadTree Brewing – Regular hours on July 3rd, 4th and 5th. No tours on the 4th.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – Closed on Saturday, July 4th.

Mt. Carmel Brewing – Closed on Saturday, July 4th.

Rivertown Brewing – Open 12:00 to 10:00 pm on July 4th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on July 5th serving brunch.

Virgils – Closed on July 4th.

Fourth of July Beer American Flag


The following locations were closed last year (2014) for the 4th of July (we’re still trying to verify for 2015): Adratico’s, Bakersfield OTR, The Eagle OTR, Zip’s Café.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Events happening the entire Cincinnati Beer Week – February 6-13, 2014

UPDATE All Week — Beer Flights for Charity at Lucky Dog Grille
$1.00 will be donated to the Mason Food Pantry for every beer flight purchased during Cincinnati Beer Week.

UPDATE All Week — Celebrating Beer Week With Deschutes Brewery at Fogarty’s Irish Pub
Four Deschutes beers on draft Red Chair Pale, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter and Inversion IPA plus Hop Henge in 22 oz bottles.

All Week — Beer and Bites menu for Virgils Café
3 Tastes and 3 Small Plates for $25. Menu – West Sixth Lemongrass Wheat with house made ramen noodles, pickled cabbage, charred spring onion, beef, pork, smoked chile broth, meatballs, egg; Apocalypse Brew Works Fallout Dust with jerk chicken poutine (chicken thigh, hand cut fries, house made curds, jerk gravy) and Upland Bourbon Barrel Warmer with chocolate cobbler & vanilla bean ice cream.

All week — Hops Against Cancer at Tap House Grill
Tapping over 20 Cincinnati beers throughout the week and $1 of every Cincinnati beer purchased will go to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

All Week — CBW Pulled Pork Sliders at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Featuring Stone Brewing’s Levitation and Smoked Porter BBQ Sauces.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

11:00 am-1:00 am — Brewers Choice for Charity at Arthur’s Café
Arthur’s will donate $1 from the sales of every pint sold to the charity selection of each respective brewery. Arthur’s will double the donation to the top selling brewery’s charity.

All day — Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Moerlein Lager House
Beers will include Lagunitas IPA, Dogtown Pale, Sucks and Hairy Eyeball.

11:00 am – 10:00 pm — Lagunitas Release at Flipdaddy’s Wooster Pike
Beers will include Lagunitas IPA, Sucks and Hairy Eyeball.

11:00 am-2:30 am — Three Floyds Takeover at Dingle House

11:00 am – 10:00 pm — Pints For Parkinson’s at Flipdaddy’s Union
$1.00 of every sale of O’Fallon beer goes to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Beers are Weach and Hemp Hop Rye. Pint glass giveaway too.

12:00 noon — Beer Week Beer (Hostivit) Tapping at Coaches Corner

4:00 pm — Tapping of Hostivit (CBW beer) at Marty’s Hops and Vines

4:00 pm — Mother Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

5:00 pm — Pear A La Geuze & Beer Week Collaboration Vertical Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
Tapping of the above beers plus 4 year, 2 year and 6 months aged lambic blended with fresh pear cider

5:00 pm — Lighting of the Torch at Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Final tapping of their 3rd Shift Imperial Coffee Stout and Ardennes Belgian Quad

5:00-7:30 pm –- Lagunitas Tasting at Market Wines
Beers on draft will include SUCKS, IPA, Hairy Eyeball and Pilsner. More available in bottles.

5:00 pm –- Tapping of Fifty West 1926 at Zip’s Café
Also available are Speedbump Kolsch, Thirty-37 Session Pale Ale, and Coffee Please (on nitro) from Fifty West and Raz Wheat, Mandala Citra, Java the Stout, and Dark Apparition from Jackie O’s.

5:00-7:00 pm –- Christian Moerlein and Cincinnati Brewing History at Everything’s d’Vine
Enjoy Moerlein beers while seeing part of the Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer exhibit that’s currently at The Betts House.

5:00 pm-10:00 pm — Cellar Dwellers Tapping at BrewRiver GastroPub
Tapping of Cellar Dwellers Hazelnut Coffee Cream Oatmeal Stout

5:30 pm — Listermann’s Tapping at Arnold’s
Beer is cask aged Planetary IPA infused with grapefruit rinds.

6:00 pm — Madtree Brewing Firkin Dinner at Incline Public House
Four course dinner includes food, beer and a special one year anniversary growler. Cost is $4o plus tax and tip. Email dan@inclinepublichouse.com to reserve your seat.

6:00 pm –- 6th for a Cause / Hops for Hippos at Taste of Belgium Short Vine
West Sixth tap takeover featuring their IPA, Amber, Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter and Transylvania Tripel benefits the Cincinnati Zoo.

6:00 pm — Sours & Sliders at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Two sliders (one classic and one Asian inspired) will be paired along with eight sours or lambics featuring Drie Fonteinen, Panil, Mikkeller, Tilquin, Bocker, Haand, Hanssens and De Proef. Reserve your seat at https://www.thepartysource.com/eq_itemview.php?Id=3730

6:00 pm — Mile High Kick-Off Party Pint Night at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
All Colorado breweries. You get to keep the CBW glass. Beers include Breckenridge: Agave Wheat, Nitro Vanilla Porter, Trademark, and Well Built; Boulder: Mojo (Nitro), Cold Hop (Barrel Aged); Left Hand: Sawtooth, Milk Stout (Nitro), 400 Pound Monkey; Oskar Blues: G’Night, Winter Chub; Great Divide: Rumble, Hibernation; New Belgium: Fat Tire, Accumulation, Ranger, Paardebloem; Redstone: Black Raspberry Nectar.

6:00 pm — Kick-Off Party Pint Night at Cock & Bull Mainstrasse
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Double Barrel (blend of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout). Glasses are branded “Double Barrel”.

6:00 pm — Meet the Brewer: Rhinegeist at Tap House Grill
Part of Hops Against Cancer. Beers on tap include Truth, Cougar, Panther and more.

6:00-9:00 pm — MadTree Tasting with Craft Snack Pairings at Mayday
Stuffed pretzel bites paired with Kolsch Experimental; Smokey BBQ Pork Sliders with Rubus Cacao; Endive Ceasar Cup with Psychopathy; Curry Chicken Wonton with Galaxy High. Brewers from MadTree on hand too.

6:00-10:00 pm — Rivertown Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale
Featuring Lil SIPA. Buy the pint and keep the glass.

8:00-11:00 pm — Hop Heads Unite Blind Tasting at the Brass Tap
Twelve local hoppy beers on draft. $10 gets you a tasting glass, a rating card and a taste of each beer in the competition. Brewery with the most points wins and gets bragging rights for the year. A portion of the proceeds from this will go to www.water.org.

This Week in Beer: July 22 – 28, 2013

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

Monday, July 22nd – $3 IPA a Day All Week at Mac’s on the Pike
Today’s IPA is Bell’s Two Hearted.

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

Monday, July 22nd – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Gerry the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, July 22nd from 4:00 – 7:30 pm – Craft Beer Mondays at Market Wines

Monday, July 22nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House
This week’s featured beer is TBA.

Tuesday, July 23rd – $3 IPA a Day All Week at Mac’s on the Pike
Today’s IPA is MadTree Psychopathy.

Tuesday, July 23rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, July 23rd – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 23rd – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Left Hand Polestar Pilsner, Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night Saison, Anderson Valley Boont Amber, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Fresh Hop IPA, The Brew Kettle One Eyed Jack Robust Porter and Evil Twin Yin Imperial Taiji Stout.

Wednesday, July 24th – $3 IPA a Day All Week at Mac’s on the Pike
Today’s IPA is Rhinegeist Truth.

Wednesday, July 24th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First Pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, July 24th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, July 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night OR Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
And sometimes, it’s a tapping! We’ll let you know which one it is this week as soon as we find out.

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

Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30 pm – Pig Roast and Cook Out with Rivertown Beer at Virgils Cafe
Featuring whole smoked hog and Jenneke Belgian Blonde. You keep the Belgian glass.

Thursday, July 25th – $3 IPA a Day All Week at Mac’s on the Pike
Today’s IPA is Fat Heads Head Hunter.

Thursday, July 25th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is a PBB&J (thai peanut sauce, hot pepper jelly and bacon) burger paired with 8 Wired, Unibroue, Nogne O, Dogfish Head and several more.

Thursday, July 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 – TBA, Glendale – Heavy Seas Loose Cannon and Hyde Park – Great Lakes Aloha Ale.

Thursday, July 25th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, July 25th from 9:00 pm to close – $3 Thursdays at Roebling Point Bars (Molly Malone’s Covington, Keystone Covington, Blinkers, Sidebar)
All of the bars have their own list of their selected appetizers and beers (taps change weekly).

Friday, July 26th – $3 IPA a Day All Week at Mac’s on the Pike
Today’s IPA is Boulder Mojo Rising.

Friday, July 26th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, July 26th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

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

Friday, July 26th at 6:30 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer & BBQ Cruise on BB Riverboats
From Facebook:

Christian Moerlein Brewery and BB Riverboats have teamed up for a great cruise every Friday this summer. Cruise the beautiful Ohio River on one while tasting Moerlein’s handcrafted lagers & ales with a member of the Christian Moerlein team. Paired with the beers is a wonderful buffet featuring BBQ Brisket, BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork BBQ. Music will be provided by a local area band for your entertainment.

Cost is $55.00 for adults and $38.00 for children. Go to http://www.bbriverboats.com/moerlein_cruise.html to purchase tickets.

Friday, July 26th at 7:00 pm – North Coast Brewing Beer Tasting at Jungle Jim’s
Cost is $25.00 per person. Go to http://www.junglejims.com/North-Coast-Brewing-Company/productinfo/BT07262013/ to make your reservation.

Saturday, July 27th – $3 IPA a Day All Week at Mac’s on the Pike
Today’s IPA is Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster.

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

Sunday, July 28th – $3 IPA a Day All Week at Mac’s on the Pike
Today’s IPA is Green Flash West Coast.

Sunday, July 28th at 7:30 pm – INCONCEIVABLE! Crispin’s “Dueling Ciders” & Princess Bride Movie
They will be tapping Crispin Cider’s “Prepare To Die” plus Fox Barrel’s “As You Wish” and showing the movie “The Princess Bride” in the Beer Baron’s Hall. The price per person is $15 plus tax, and includes 1 cider of your choice (“As You Wish” or “Prepare to Die”), light appetizers & snacks and the movie presentation. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot by emailing PrivateDining@Moerleinlh.com by noon on Thursday, July 25.

Holiday Hours for Independence Day Weekend

This is just a partial list that we expect to grow as we hear from more better beer locations. Let us know if you have information on locations we don’t have listed here.

20 Brix
Thursday, July 4th: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday, July 5th: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: Closed

UPDATE Bakersfield OTR
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday, July 6th: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday, July 7th: 11:00 am – 10:00 m

Christian Moerlein Brewing Tap Room
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 12:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Dilly Café, Wines & Gourmet
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Everything’s d’Vine
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm NO TASTING
Saturday, July 6th: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: Closed

UPDATE Fifty West Brewing
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Saturday, July 6th: 12:00 noon – 2:00 am
Sunday, July 7th: 11:00 am – 12:00 midnight

UPDATE Flipdaddy’s (both locations)
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 11:00 am – 12:00 midnight
Saturday, July 6th: 11:00 am – 12:00 midnight
Sunday, July 7th: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Great Crescent Brewery Tap Room
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: Closed

Holler Hops & Grill
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 12:00 noon – 2:00 am
Saturday, July 6th: 12:00 noon – 2:00 am
Sunday, July 7th: 12:00 noon – 1:00 am

UPDATE Listermann Brewing / Triple Digit Tasting Room
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: Closed

UPDATE MadTree Brewing Tap Room
Thursday, July 4th: 4:00 pm – 12:00 midnight
Friday, July 5th: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Saturday, July 6th: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sunday, July 7th: Closed

Market Wines
Thursday, July 4th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday, July 5th: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Moerlein Lager House
Thursday, July 4th: 11:00 am – 12:00 Midnight
Friday, July 5th: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Saturday, July 6th: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sunday, July 7th: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

The Party Source
Thursday, July 4th: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday, July 5th: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday, July 6th: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday, July 7th: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

UPDATE Rhinegeist Tap Room
Thursday, July 4th: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
Friday, July 5th: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
Saturday, July 6th: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
Sunday, July 7th: 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

Rivertown Brewing Tap Room
Thursday, July 4th: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
Friday, July 5th: 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: Closed

UPDATE Virgils Café
Thursday, July 4th: Closed
Friday, July 5th: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Whole Foods Mason
Thursday, July 4th: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Mason Jar Pub 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, July 5th: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Mason Jar Pub 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 6th: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Mason Jar Pub 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 7th: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Mason Jar Pub 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Re-Cap of our Cincinnati Beer Week Event Posts

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been posting what some of the Cincinnati Beer Week venues have planned for the week. Here is a list of all of the ones we had.

Happy Cincinnnati Beer Week everyone!


CBW Events at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Charity Event at Arthur’s Café

Blank Slate Brewing Events for CBW

CBW Events at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

CBW Events at Cock & Bull Mainstrasse

CBW Events at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits

CBW Beer Dinner at Dilly Café

CBW Events at Dutch’s Bar and Bottle Shop

CBW Events at the Fifty West Tap Room

CBW Events at Firehouse Grill

CBW Events at Holler Hops and Grill

CBW Events at Keystone Bar & Grill Covington

CBW Events at The Lackman

Listermann Brewing and Triple Digit Brewing Events for CBW

CBW Events at Moerlein Lager House

CBW Events at Mt. Carmel Brewing Tap Room

CBW Events at Party Source

CBW Events at Party Town

Rivertown Brewing Events for CBW

CBW Events at Taste of Belgium

CBW Events at Virgil’s Café

Remaining Events by Venue

Cincinnati Beer Week Menu at Virgil’s Café – Feb. 7-13

Cincinnati Beer Week 2013

February 7th-13th

3 5oz. Beers, 3 Courses $20.13

Or $30 for 3-12oz. pours

MENU

Lore Brewing Company,
Danville, KY
“Girls gone mild” English Mild Ale

Beer steamed mussels with leek and tomato fondue
OR
Spinach and wild mushroom fried mac and cheese

Cumberland Brewing Company
Louisville, KY
IPA

Green Etouffee with bell peppers, okra, celery and onions
in a white wine brown sauce with or without crayfish
OR
Short rib and roasted chile pot pie

Alltech Brewing Company,
Lexington, KY
Bourbon Barrel Stout

Angostura Bitters and Vanilla Creme Brulee
OR
Stout and Chocolate Lava Cake

This Week in Beer: November 19 – 25, 2012

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

Monday, Nov. 19th starting at 5:00 pm – Blank Slate Tap Takeover at Keystone Bar & Grill (Covington)
They will be tapping Blank Slate Ryesing Up and Determination (Blank Slate collaboration with Triple Digit). The brewers will be on hand to answer your questions.

Monday, Nov. 19th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Brewing Beer Dinner at Virgils Café
See our earlier post for more information.

Monday, Nov. 19th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, Nov. 20th – Blank Slate/Triple Digit Determination Tapping at Arthur’s Café

Tuesday, Nov. 20th – Oskar Blues sampling at Findlay Market

Tuesday, Nov. 20th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Wednesday, Nov. 21st from 4:00 to 8:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Over-the-Rhine Brewery Open House
From Facebook:

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. would like to invite everyone to an open house at the brewery on Wednesday, November 21, from 4PM-8PM. We will be opening our doors for a sneak-peak of the new brewery renovations. To celebrate the launch of our new brewery, we will be choosing the winners of the 100 Bottles of Beer From the Hall contest, in which registered fans will win 1 of the first 100 bottles of beer,
pulled from the line as a piece of Cincinnati brewing history. The 100 bottles of beer from the 100 Bottles of Beer From the Hall contest will be numbered and signed with a letter of authenticity. Winners will also receive a Christian Moerlein 1 of 100 tee shirt. Look for us at Findlay Market this Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 2PM to register, or look for the mail-in form on our Facebook page and mail to:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
c/o: 100 Bottles
1621 Moore St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Wednesday, Nov. 21st from 5:00 to 10:00 pm – Rivertown Tap Room open for Thanksgiving Eve

Wednesday, Nov. 21st starting at 5:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve at The Lackman
From Facebook:

Gobble Gobble, Happy Turkey Day! Grab your family & guests from out of town and Drink Local this Thanksgiving Eve at The Lackman! Drink Specials: $3.50 Stone IPA, $3.50 Avery White Rascal, $2 Hudy Amber bottles
Half Price Happy Hour for the “Early Birds” from 4pm-8pm!

UPDATE – Wednesday, Nov. 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Special Beer Tasting at Taste of Belgium
It’s Kasteel Cuvée du Chateau, Aged 10 years.

Wednesday, Nov. 21st – Oskar Blues sampling at Findlay Market

Wednesday, Nov. 21st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Nov. 22nd – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, Nov. 23rd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Black Friday at Listermann’s Brewing
Two special “Beagles” on tap – Hot Beagle (made with habaneros on cask) and Black Beagle (IPA on draft)

Friday, Nov. 23rd starting at 12:00 noon – Black Note Friday at Moerlein Lager House
Bell’s Blacknote Stout (blend of their Expedition and Double Cream Stout aged in bourbon barrels) on tap

Friday, Nov. 23rd from 5:30-7:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$12 per person, more details coming.

Friday, Nov. 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Nov. 23rd – Oskar Blues sampling at Findlay Market

Friday, Nov. 23rd – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, Nov. 24th from Noon to 3:00 pm – Oskar Blues tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits (Fort Thomas)

Saturday, Nov. 24th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

Rivertown Beer Dinner at Virgils – Mon, Nov. 19th

Virgil’s Café in Bellevue, KY will be having a beer dinner featuring brews from Rivertown Brewing on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm.

Menu:

Ville de Rivere Geuze
Paired with house made boudin, spicy greens and mustard

Blueberry Lager
Paired with grilled brie on sourdough

Winter Ale
Paired with fall squash stew, with five spice calamari

Hop Bomber
Paired with house made soba noodles, charred ginger broth, sliced beef, wild mushrooms

Roebling Vanilla Espress Porter
Paired with tiramisu

Cost is $40.00 per person. Call 859-491-3287 to make reservations. Like all beer dinners at Virgil’s, this will sell out quickly.

This Week in Oskar Blues Beer Events: Oct. 22 – 28, 2012

Monday, Oct. 22nd

5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Harpers Point

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd

5:00 pm – Tap Takeover at The Lackman
5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Harpers Point and Hyde Park
5:00 pm – Party Source Cigar Night and beer tasting at Jefferson Hall

6:00 pm – Tap Takeover at The Famous Neons Unplugged

7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s (Symmes Township)
7:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale tapping at Wild Mike’s (Bridgetown)

10:00 pm – Mini Tap Takeover – Stanley’s (East Cincinnati)

Wednesday, Oct. 24th

Tap Takeover at Chinatti’s

5:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Mac’s Pizza (Mariemont)
5:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale Happy Hour at Cock & Bull (Glendale)
5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Hyde Park

6:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull (Hyde Park)

7:00 pm – Beer Dinner at Virgil’s Café
7:00 pm – Beer Dinner at The Rookwood

8:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Arthur’s Café (Hyde Park)

9:00 pm – Old Chub Tapping at Fogerty’s (Cheviot)

Thursday, Oct. 25th

3:00 to 4:30 pm – Sampling at Kroger Delhi

4:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Mariemont

5:00 pm – Sampling at Country Fresh Market
5:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale Tapping at Champions (Western Hills)
5:00 pm – Mini Tap Takeover at Gaslight Café (Pleasant Ridge)

5:30 pm – Mt. Adams Pub Crawl (starts at City View)

6:00 pm – Can Sampling at Marty’s Hops and Vines (College Hill)
6:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale Tapping at Pirate’s Den (Western Hills)

7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s (Covington)
7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s (Mariemont)
7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Tap House Grill (Kenwood)
7:00 pm – Old Chub Tapping at Black Sheep (Cheviot)

Friday, Oct. 26th

3:00 to 5:00 pm – Tasting at Kroger Whitewater

4:00 pm – Tapping and Mini Tap Takeover at The Righteous Room

5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Hyde Park and Montgomery
5:00 pm – Sampling at Remke Hyde Park

5:00 pm – UPDATE Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Debut at Dutch’s
From Facebook:

Join us as we begin a groundbreaking partnership with one of our favorite breweries!
Dutch’s is working with Oskar Blues to be a retail outlet for Black Angus Beef and Berkshire Pork raised at the Hops & Heifers farm.
To celebrate this partnership we’re throwing a grill out with plenty of OB beer and Hops & Heifers Burgers! Farmer Geoffrey Hess will be on hand to answer questions you may have, or to just hang out and have a beer!
Needless to say, we’re stoked about this. Show us you are too, come out for a burger and beer!
More about the farm…
The Oskar Blues Hops and Heifers 50 acre farm has been reborn by Dale Katechis and Geoff Hess in an area just outside of the brewery in Longmont, CO. The farm currently grazes 100% Oskar Blues raised Black Angus cattle that are part of the sustainable model at the Hops & Heifers farm. The foundation for Hops and Heifers is the integration of efficient sustainable agriculture with the values and stewardship of yester year’s family farm. A crucial part of that foundation is the ability to seamlessly integrate the Brewery waste outflows into productive farm inflows. By being dedicated to an all-natural, locally grown approach, we give back to our community freshly crafted, farm raised products. We do this with the same care and passion to product quality that goes into every Oskar Blues Craft Beer. We are committed to recycling, composting, community outreach, and sustainable agricultural education for future generations.
Let’s be good stewards of the land and get back to the values of the Family Farm. When folks used to know who grew their kohlrabi and fed their beef. Grab an Oskar Blues craft beer in a can, kick up your boots & feel good about the fact that you are doing your part to support the culture of sustainable agriculture.

6:30 pm – Mainstrasse Pub Crawl (starts at Zazoo)

9:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Arlin’s

Saturday, Oct. 27th

11:00 am – Sampling at Kroger Blue Ash

12:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Sharonville

2:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Madeira

2:30 pm – Sampling at Kroger Harpers Point
2:30 pm – Sampling at Remke Skytop

7:00 pm – Roebling Halloween Craft Beer Festival

Sunday, Oct. 28th

11:00 am – Sampling at Kroger Blue Ash

This Week in Beer: September 24 – 30, 2012

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

Monday, Sept. 24th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

UPDATE – Monday, Sept. 24th at 5:00 pm – Triple Digit/Blank Slate Determination Keg Tapping at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Monday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 pm – Great Crescent Beer Dinner at Virgil’s Café
5 beers, 5 courses, $38

Tuesday, Sept. 25th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 7:00 pm – Hinterland Beer Tasting at Dingle House

Wednesday, Sept. 26th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 6:00 pm – Cock & Bull for the Cure
Includes a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA tapping.

UPDATE – Wednesday, Sept. 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
Every other Wednesday, Taste of Belgium will pick one abbey and offer a flights of the different beers they offer. The cost is $6 per flight, only one flight per person. This week’s abbey is St. Bernardus and they will taste the 6, 8 and the 12.

UPDATE – Wednesday, Sept. 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Triple Digit/Blank Slate Collaboration Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers will include Aftermath, Decimation and Determination from Triple Digit and three beers from Blank Slate.

Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s the 1810 Prince Ludwig.

Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is pumpkin beers from Southern Tier, Schlafly, O’Fallon, St. Ambroise paired with a “4 cheese and pumpkin mash” burger.

Thursday, Sept. 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: Covington – Dogfish Head Punkin’, Hyde Park – Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest, and Glendale – Blue Moon Pumpkin.

Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, Sept. 28th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Sept. 28th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, Sept. 29th starting at 4:00 pm – Clifton Beerfest at Fries Café
Tickets are $1.00. Samples will be 1 or 2 tickets, depending on the beer.

Saturday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines