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Monday, Feb. 23rd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union
Monday, Feb. 23rd – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House
Monday, Feb. 23rd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
Monday, Feb. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Postponed from last Monday – “How it will work… Showing up before 4pm does not guarantee anyone a pour of Cantillon Classic Gueuze. A line will start at Danny Gold’s desk at 4pm just outside of the tap room, and tickets will be handed out. This keg is 20 liters, and we are only handing out 80 tickets. We will be using special glassware for this beer (6oz Tulip). A smaller glass will help us insure more of this beer to more fans of Cantillon. The cost will be $7. After we hand out the first 40 tickets, those 40 will start a line 1-20 on the right side of the bar, and 21-40 on the left side of the bar. After the first 40 patrons are served, we move into the next round of 40. There is a strict limit of one glass per person. If less than 80 customers show up for a glass of Cantillon, the Ei8ht Ball team reserves the right to make a decision on if a second glass per customer will be offered.”
Monday, Feb. 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Craft Your Own Mix at Firehouse Grill
Postponed from last Monday – Samuel Adams Stout on Nitro to mix with your favorite craft beer. Angry Orchard also goes well with this stout if you like snakebites.
Monday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
Postponed from last Monday – Tapping a cask conditioned, heavy hopped version of Warped Wing’s Hop Smuggler. Artist: Tom Post
Monday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Rogue Beer Tasting & Dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House Tri-County Mall
Eight beers (six from Rogue and two from BJ’s), four courses for $30 for prepaid reservations, $35 day of event. Reserve online at their web site. This same dinner will be held at the Florence location on Monday, March 2nd.
Monday, Feb. 23rd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House
Tuesday, Feb. 24th – Penny Flips at Fifty West
Tuesday, Feb. 24th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
Tuesday, Feb. 24th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House
Tuesday, Feb. 24th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
Tuesday, Feb. 24th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s
This week, it’s MadTree at their Lakeside Park location and Rhinegeist at their Florence location.
Tuesday, Feb. 24th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.
Tuesday, Feb. 24th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.
Tuesday, Feb. 24th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Rivertown/Upland Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Wednesday, Feb. 25th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington
Wednesday, Feb. 25th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.
Wednesday, Feb. 25th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s their Belgian Fest.
Wednesday, Feb. 25th from 5:30-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Wednesday, Feb. 25th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer (Old Firehouse) at Firehouse Grill
Postponed from last Saturday.
Wednesday, Feb. 25th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Doppelbock AND, as of last week, smoking is prohibited indoors at Hofbräuhaus Newport. It’s allowed in their beer garden now.
Thursday, Feb. 26th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West
Thursday, Feb. 26th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub
Thursday, Feb. 26th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
Thursday, Feb. 26th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Fight or Flight at Firehouse Grill
Postponed from last Saturday – “We will have the Rock’em Sock’em game on the bar for everyone to enjoy! Come and show your skills with the game and try a flight of their 3 most popular beers!”
Thursday, Feb. 26th from 6:00-10:00 pm – New Belgium Lips of Faith Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Thursday, Feb. 26th 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 – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel IPA, Glendale – Listermann NutCase and Hyde Park – Revolution A Little Crazy.
Thursday, Feb. 26th at 6:30 pm – I Survived DEATH 2015 at Holler Hops & Grill
Rescheduled from 2/16 — An unique eating competition – 10 wings drenched in Holler’s death sauce and a glass of Rivertown Death. All participants will receive a t-shirt and the first person to finish will win a private tour at Rivertown.
Friday, Feb. 27th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery
Friday, Feb. 27th at 5:30 pm – Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour at Milton’s The Prospect Hill Tavern
One of our favorite pre-Bockfest events. From the Facebook event page:
“In 2008, Bockfest was almost entirely shut down by the largest snowfall in 20 years. A motley band of hardcore Bockfest fans took to the streets to parade through the snow, and hunkered down at Bockfest Hall to enjoy their delicious Bock beer. Unfortunately, everyone else was not so lucky and couldn’t make it to Over-the-Rhine. In 2009, we felt a little retaliation was in order. A snowman effigy was acquired, and set alight at Grammer’s amid much celebration. The gods were thus put on notice, and provided us with a beautiful Bockfest™ weekend. With similar results in 2010 after burning another snowman at Milton’s, a tradition was born. We cannot conclusively guarantee that we have acquired the power to control the weather in Cincinnati, but it has worked for the past three years. In 2012, in fact, we attribute this ritual to why a tornado that was supposed to hit downtown Cincinnati was substituted with clearing skies in time for the parade. As importantly, burning a snowman is a lot more fun than watching a groundhog stick its head out of a hole. Join us as we make our ritual sacrifice for 2015. Watch as we burn this year’s victim at the stake at 8PM and toast to a beautiful Bockfest weekend.”
Friday, Feb. 27th 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, Feb. 27th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence
Saturday, Feb. 28th at 9:00 am – White Death by Chickow! Release at Triple Digit/Listermann Brewing
Saturday, Feb. 28th-Sunday, March 1st – Moerlein Lager House Weekend at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
From their Facebook event page, “Moerlein Lager House will give away 500 tickets each day for free admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. The Moerlein Lager House is a supporter of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and sponsors the Fan Cave on the Museum’s second floor. Fans pick up the ticket from the Hall of Fame on each day beginning at 10 a.m. Also on this weekend, the Moerlein Lager House will offer a FREE pint glass for each purchase of a beer or soda. The collectible pint glass features the logo of the Moerlein Lager House and the Reds Hall of Fame.” Each day from “2-3 pm, Brewers from the Moerlein Lager House will tap a special keg of Handlebar Stout at Moerlein Lager House with tasting samples available.”
Saturday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Bock Keg Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
Saturday, Feb. 28th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.
Saturday, Feb. 28th at 6:00pm – Eleven/162 Anniversary Party & Bottle Release at the Christian Moerlein Malt House
From the Facebook event page: “The annual celebration will be centered on the release of the brewery’s first ever 22-ounce “bomber” style bottle of a limited-release beer name Eleven/162. Eleven/162 is a smooth, malt-driven Scottish Wee Heavy Ale, meticulously aged for three months in Smooth Ambler Bourbon Barrels.” Limited quantities of wax-dipped, hand-numbered bottles of Eleven/162 will be released for purchase at 6:00 pm. Eleven/162 will be on tap alongside the last keg from last year’s anniversary limited release, Ten/161. There are also plans for numerous specialty infused kegs and casks to be on tap throughout the evening.
Saturday, Feb. 28th at 7:00 pm – Know Your Brewer’s Name! Beer Week with Blue Caboose at Listermann Brewing
Postponed from last Saturday – More information available on their Facebook event page.
Sunday, March 1st at 12:00 noon – Bock Glass Get Down at Christian Moerlein Malt House
More information available at their Facebook event page.
Sunday, March 1st from 2:00-8:00 pm – Bell’s Hop Slam event at HalfCut