This Week in Beer: April 3 – 9, 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.

HAPPY OPENING DAY! LET’S PLAY BALL!

Monday, April 3rd at 8:00 am – 3rd Annual Season Opener at Taft’s Ale House
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 am – Opening Day Festivities at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 am – Opening Day Kegs and Eggs at Rhinegeist
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Celebrate Opening Day at MadTree
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Rally on the Square with MadTree Beer
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 11:00 am – Braxton & Baseball
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 12:00 pm – Opening Day Parade and After Party at MOTR
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 3rd at 12:00 pm – Opening Day at Darkness Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Month Day from 5:00-10:00 pm – Woodburn Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Cedar IPA, Double IPA, Berliner, Steinpils, Han Solo, Amber, Breakfast Porter, Chocolate Mint Stout, and Barleywine.

Thursday, Month Day at 6:00-9:00 pm – Crooked Handle Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Crickey! English Mild, Matchstick Amber, Bomb’s Away, and BA Roadside PB Porter.

Thursday, Month Day 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, Month Day at 7:00 pm – Highland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 22, 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.

HAPPY GRAND OPENING TO DARKNESS BREWING! – While they have been open serving other breweries’ beers, this Saturday starting at 2:00 pm, you can finally enjoy a Darkness beer on draft. Live music and a taco truck too.

Ohio Hop Growers Guild Hopyard Open House – Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

2nd Annual Beer Olympics/strong – Saturday at Ei8ht Ball and presented by Ei8ht Ball Brewing, New Belgium, Kentucky Ale, Mad Tree and Braxton. – Signups are from noon-1pm and the Olympics are from 1:00-4:00 pm. For more information, go to their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, it’s Revolution Brewing at both Fairfield and 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 are pouring 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.

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 – From Facebook: “We’ve got Jacob Stratton (Madtree) in one corner and his bro Patrick Stratton (Fat Head’s) in the other corner! Two men will enter, and only one will exit victorious! We are here to blow some kegs! Whichever brewery claims the most beer consumed at the end of the night will be crowned champion! It’s a little sibling rivalry and a lot of great beer! Head Hunter vs. Psychopathy; Black Knight vs. Shade; BA Up In Smoke vs. BA Rubus Cacao”

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring MadTree Are You Ready for Darkness? and Barrel Aged Ye Olde Battering Ram.

Municipal Brew Works – Tapping their first seasonal today at 4:00 pm. Woltermelon Blonde Ale is their flagship Approachable Blonde infused with real watermelons. It’s their tribute to summer and to Patrick Wolterman who lost his life while doing his job as a Hamilton Fire Fighter. “His family explained to [the brewery] that Patrick became a fan of a watermelon flavored beer at a Hamilton Fire Department summer picnic.”

Rhinegeist – Lumenocity Glow Launch Party today starting at 8:00 pm.

Down the River with Upland Brewing – This two-night event starts at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits Friday night 5:00-10:00 pm with the famous Peanut from Ei8ht Ball starting the bartender swap. Then on Saturday night beginning at 12:00 noon head to Ei8ht Ball as Sara Levin from Cappy’s finishes the bartender swap. Both nights you can enjoy Thunderbird Wings from Nashville with your Upland beers.

Wiedemann’s – At the Findlay Market this weekend. Friday 4:00-8:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am-8:00 pm; and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For July, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is MadTree. 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: Feb. 29 – Mar. 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Dilly.
Five beers, a happy hour and four courses for $39 per person, all inclusive. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin / Lervig Big Ass Money Stout. The cost is $12 for a ten ounce tulip.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 6:30 pm – 2016 CBW Brewery Collaboration Beer Draft at Rhinegeist
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Nice Melons Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Gnarly Gno More At Firehouse Grill
Four variants: Black Currant, Coffee and Vanilla, Mexican Hot Chocolate and regular Gnarly Brown available.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm – Meet the Goebel Goats at Braxton Brewing
Meet the goat that Braxton sponsored as well as several other Goebel Goats. A dollar from each beer will be donated to the Goebel Goats.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens

Wednesday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm – Bock Beer Experience Preview at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Eighteen bock beers on tap including Christian Moerlein Emancipator Dopplebock, Schoenling Bock, Triple Digit Gravitator Dopplebock, Wiedemann Bohemian Bock, Fifty West Road Bock, MadTree Bockaveli, Cellar Dweller Bock, Listermann’s Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Braxton Ignitor Maibock, Blank Slate Tank Bottoms Weizenbock, Old Firehouse Bock Drop and Roll, Warped Wing The Abominator Doppelbock, Genessee Bock, Bell’s Consecrator Dopplebock, Epic Double Skull Doppelbock and Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock. Plus Jake Speed & The Freddies performing live.

Thursday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Green Line Pale Ale, Four Star Pils and Lolita 2015.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Karneval of Bock Beer at Taft’s Ale House
What they are calling “Food, Music & Foolishness”, it’s too much to cover in a few lines here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the details.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Upland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Dantalion, Champagne Velvet, Barrel Chested and Stoaked.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Highland Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Hudy Bock Tapping at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
From Facebook: “Hudy Bock will be featured for just $3.00 all night. Hudepohl reps will be in the building all night handing out free swag including a limited edition of 60 T-shirts commemorating Hudepohl Bock 2016. The T-shirts will only be for this event and will never be made again.”

Friday, March 4th-Sunday, March 6th – Bockfest
Check out the Bockfest website for information on events throughout the weekend.

Sunday, March 6th at 11:00 am – Christian Moerlein Emancipator Coffee Bock Bottle Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 23 – 29, 2015

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.
NOTE: With Thanksgiving Eve being the busiest night of the year from most better beer locations, this is especially true this week.

Monday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dogfish Head Higher Math. The cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Nov. 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Crazy Craisin Hour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
Try their Cranberry Pumpkin Ale for $3 a pint.

UPDATE Tuesday, Nov. 24th at 6:00 pm – Celebratory Beer Tapping for the Cincinnati Street Car at Moerlein Lager House
“To celebrate the arrival of Cincinnati’s second streetcar, the Moerlein Lager House will be releasing its newest beer—a hoppy red ale named ‘Desire’. Streetcar supporters are invited to celebrate the tapping of Desire at 6pm at the Moerlein Lager House. Moerlein’s Desire is the second of five beers in the streetcar series.”

Wednesday, Nov. 5th from 4:00-8:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Wednesday, Nov. 25th from 5:00-10:00 pm – First Ever TAPSgiving at the Growler House
From their Facebook page: “Join us for a festive sampling of all 30 taps! Buy a collectible “Tapsgiving” bencher glass and recieve $1.50 bencher pours and $7.50 flights of anything on tap all night long! We’ll also have a 2 for $20 growler fill special going for all of your Thanksgiving needs!”

Wednesday, Nov. 25th at 6:00 pm – Belukus Import Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Five imported beers from the Belukus portfolio: C Wells Banana Bread Beer, C Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, Blanche de Bruxelles and McEwan’s Scotch Ale. They will also be pouring blends of these beers.

Wednesday, Nov. 25th at 6:00 pm – Barrel Aged Code 3 Tapping at Old Firehouse Brewery
Plus they will be auctioning off four of their tankard hooks. One per hour starting at 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, Nov. 25th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Mecklenburg’s Multi Brew Event at Mecklenburg’s Garden
From Facebook: “Mecklenburg’s is celebrating their 150th Anniversary – 5 Local Breweries, 5 Keg Tappings, 5 Food Tastings. Featured Breweries: Wiedemann’s, Bell’s, Listermann, MadTree and Rhinegeist. Entertainment by the Alpen Echos”

Wednesday, Nov. 25th from 9:00 pm – Hudepohl Downtown Hoedown at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
In addition to live old-time music and professional square dancers, Arnold’s will have “$2 Drafts of Hudepohl Pure Lager all night. Hudy reps will also be in the building handing out tons of free swag including Pint Glasses and T-shirts. Also at 9pm they will be tapping two extremely hard to get a hold of Kegs from Christian Moerlein. The first is their famed 11/162 Bourbon Barrel Ale. Possibly the last of it available anywhere in the city. The second is a Keg of their Shiver Chai Porter, to which only an extremely limited number of barrels were made.”

Wednesday, Nov. 25th from 9:00 pm-1:00 am – Alumni Club at Moerlein Lager House
$3 Hudepohl Pure Lager, $10 five-bottle buckets of Little Kings

Thursday, Nov. 26th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

CHECK TOMORROW FOR OUR BLACK FRIDAY AND BEYOND BETTER BEER CALENDAR!

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 19 – 25, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Oct. 19th at 5:00 pm – Heavy Seas Tap Takeover and Cask Tap at Northside Yacht Club
Hugh Sisson, the founder of Heavy Seas, will be in attendance.

Tuesday, Oct. 20th – Three Floyds Pint Night and Bottle Realease at Liquor City Uncorked
4:00 pm drafts – Alpha King, Dreadnaught, Gumball Head
6:00 pm bottle release – Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Gumball Head, Yum Yum, Robert the Bruce, Dreadnaught, Broo Doo, Space Station Middle Finger, Deesko, Backmasking

Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at AmerAsia
Beers include Dreadnaught, Gumball Head, Alpha Klaus and Zombie Dust.

Tuesday, Oct. 20th – Trivia Night featuring DuClaw Brewing at the Growler House
With a “special keg tapping of Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, and DuClaw Brewing prizes and drink specials”.

Tuesday, Oct. 20th – Sam Adams “Keep The Glass” night at Barleycorn’s (all three locations

Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 4:00-8:00 pm – Happy Hour with Woody at the Pub at Rookwood
Woody is the Deschutes Traveling Party Keg and mobile tavern (see below). This is the first stop of several stops this week.
Deschutes Woody

Wednesday, Oct. 21st at – Wiedemann Oktoberfest Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
This German Heritage Night will also feature a book signing for Don Heinrich Tolzmann’s latest book, George Wiedemann–Northern Kentucky’s Beer Baron: The Man and His Brewery.

Thursday, Oct. 22nd Wednesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Fat Head’s Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com. The menu will be posted on their Facebook event page soon.

Thursday, Oct. 22nd-Friday, Oct. 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Deschutes Woody at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Friday session will feature an opportunity to buy vintage bottles of previous Deschutes releases as well as some specialty draft items.

Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Charitable Suds at Rhinegeist
A portion of all bar proceeds will benefit Tender Mercies. Special brewery tours plus prizes to be raffled off.

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

Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Gerry’s Beer Tapping at Rock Bottom
In honor of National Nut Day, it’s a peanut butter brown.

Friday, Oct. 23rd at 6:30 pm – Third Annual Beer Baron Ball at Horseshoe Casino
This event “features an evening of dining, dancing, silent auction items and delicious craft beer. Sponsorships and tickets are available at www.beerbaronball.org. Individual tickets are $125 per person. An After Party for with DJ ETrayn has been added this year and begins at 9:30 p.m.; tickets are $40 per person.”

Saturday, Oct. 24th from 12:00-8:00 pm – Deschutes Woody at Jungle Jim’s Fall Smash in Fairfield

Sunday, Oct. 25th at 11:00 am – Explorer’s Brunch at Fifty West
“Three-course beer brunch featuring a menu inspired by foods found spanning the journey from Ohio to Utah with beer pairings from Uinta Brewing Co. and Fifty West Brewing Co.” Cost is $25 a person. Purchase tickets at fiftywest.com/explorersbrunch

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Volksfest 2015 set for July 10-11

This truly is one of my favorite beer festivals of the year. For many reasons, session and lower ABV beers have become my beers of choice so this is great. If you would like to volunteer for Volksfest, send an email to volunteers@listermannbrewing.com.

The best summer beer festival is back During All-Star Weekend! Volksfest is a festival for the people of Cincinnati, brought to you by your favorite local craft breweries. Held July 10th and 11th at Listermann Brewing Company in Norwood, Ohio, Volksfest will feature beers only from local breweries. The word Volk in German means people, and Cincy’s brewers have decided to come together once again to show our customers just how much they mean to us. There will be live music all day, performed by local musicians (Bands yet to be announced). Several different food vendors will be on hand to serve a wide range of food. The idea behind Volksfest is lower ABV and session beers for the hot summer days in August. There is no cost to attend Volksfest, just pay for whatever you eat and drink! The celebration goes from Friday at 5 pm until midnight and Saturday from Noon until 11 pm.

The breweries involved are: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Morelein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, Madtree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Eight Ball, Quaff Bros, Rhinegeist, Triple Digit, Bad Tom Smith, Dogberry, Braxton, Urban Artifact, Taft’s Ale House, Old Firehouse and Listermann with more to come. Some of these breweries are making beers JUST for this event! You can bet there will be some sort of All-Star theme to go along with this!

Listermann Brewing Company has teamed up with the Cincideutsch to host the event. They will be bringing an authentic German feel to the festival, as well as booths, banners and parades to talk about their respective clubs. The ceremonial keg tapping of the Listermann Volksfest Lager will be held at 4 p.m.

We have also teamed up with the Newport Aquarium to host a penguin (this is not a typo!) at the Listermann tasting room (200 feet from fest grounds) on Saturday July 11th at Noon. Bring your kids in to meet him!

Like the Oktoberfest and Starkbier Fest previously held at LBC, this event will be family and dog friendly. More info on the music and food vendors will be provided later.

Volksfest 2015

Beer Trivia and More Saturday Afternoon at Bockfest

Good news! If you missed our beer trivia during Cincinnati Beer Week, you have another chance AND it’s part of a great new event at Bockfest this year. Join brewers and representatives from Bad Tom Smith, Blank Slate, Christian Moerlein, Ei8ht Ball, Fifty West, Hudepohl, Listermann, MadTree, Rhinegeist, Rivertown, Schoenling, Triple Digit and Wiedemann plus beer bloggers like Jesse Folk from WCPO and us for the first ever Bockfest Bock Beer Experience / Bock Beer Tasting on Saturday, March 7th from 1:00-6:00 pm.

Saturday, March 7th

1 – 2:00pm
Opening of event – casual socializing

2:00 – 2:45pm – Panel 1
(Blank Slate, Cellar Dweller, Ei8ht Ball, MadTree, Listermann/Triple Digit, Fifty West)
• Introduction of guests
• General discussion amongst panel participants
o Questions/debate items/beer stories • Audience Q/A

2:45 – 3:00pm
BEER BREAK

3:00 – 3:45pm – Panel 2
(Bad Tom Smith, Christian Moerlein/Hudepohl, Rhinegeist, Rivertown, Wiedemann)
• Introduction of guests
• General discussion amongst panel participants
o Questions/debate items/beer stories • Audience Q/A

3:45 – 4:00pm
BEER BREAK

4:00 – 4:45pm
Beer Trivia with audience – Hosted by Carla and Tom from Hoperatives

4:45 – 5:00pm
BEER BREAK

5:00 – 5:30pm
Bockfest 2015 Homebrew winner announcement — Bloatarian Brewing League

The event is free to attend, individual 3oz drink tickets are $2 and it’s $25 for 15 3oz tickets and that includes a Bockfest pint glass. Tickets are now available at: http://www.bockfest.com/bock-beer-tasting/

Hope to see many of you there!

Bockfest 2015

This Week in Beer: Feb. 23 – Mar. 1, 2015

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. Check out our new Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

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

This Week in Beer: September 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.

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

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

Monday, Sept. 22nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Green Flash White IPA through Cucumbers and Cilantro.

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

Monday, Sept. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Jackie O’s After Hours with coffee.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Union
Beers include Southern Tier 2XIPA, Southern Tier Warlock and Southern Tier Crème Brulee. Giveaways too.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Ommegang Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Ommegang Adoration Ale, Witte, Rare Vos, Gnomegang and Belgian Independence Day IPA.

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

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

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

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

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

Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Helltown Rye-Ot Tapping at Mayday Northside

Thursday, Sept. 25th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Sept. 25th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Brewery Anniversary Event at The Lackman
You can pair your Deschutes brew with a Black Butte doughnut from Holtman’s. Beers include Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Mirror Mirror Oaked Aged Barley Wine, Doppel Dinkel Bock and Black Butte 26 Anniversary Porter.

Thursday, Sept. 25th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Pumpkin ales from Southern Tier, Schlafly, O’Fallons, New Holland and Shipyard
Burger: Chili Cheese Burger
This is the last Burgers & Beers of the season.

Thursday, Sept. 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 – Left Hand Oktoberfest, Glendale – Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Munsterfest.

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

Friday, Sept. 26th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest
See their Facebook event page for more information.

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

Friday, Sept. 26th at 7:50 pm – Cincinnati Beer Run (With Glow)
See their Facebook event page for more information.

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

Saturday, Sept. 27th from 12:00 pm to close – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

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

Saturday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Barks, Bourbon, & Brews at New Riff Distillery
From Facebook: Enjoy distillery tours, dinner by the bite, and local bourbon and beer with a panoramic view of the city. Proceeds benefit the dogs of Circle Tail and the people whose lives they change. Purchase tickets at http://circletail.net/index.php?page=barks-bourbon-brews

Sunday, Sept. 28th from 12:00-9:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest

This Week in Beer: June 23 – 29, 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.

Monday, June 23rd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, June 23rd – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, June 23rd from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Blackheart and the cost is $8 a snifter.

Monday, June 23rd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, June 24th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, June 24th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, June 24th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, June 24th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, June 25th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, June 25th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, June 25th from 5:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTR
This week, it’s Goose Island Ogden, a Belgian-style tripel.

Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This week, it’s Listermann / Triple Digit. The beers are Listermann Leopold, Nut Case and Planetary plus Triple Digit Chikow! and Decimation.

Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00 pm – #CincyBeer — an Enquirer beer salon at Rhinegeist
See our earlier post for more information.

Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00 pm – WHICH-CRAFT? A tasting from Great Lakes Brewing Co. at New Riff Event Center
See our earlier post for more information.

Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00 pm – Wiedemann Bohemian Summer Ale Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
Part of Mecklenburg Gardens’ celebration of 18 years owned by the Harten family. Happy anniversary to Tom and the rest of the family!

Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
For July, it’s their Pilsner.

Wednesday, June 25th at 9:00 pm – We CAN Do It Wednesdays at Keystone Clifton
$3 select craft cans including Rhinegeist Truth, Uinta Brewing Hopnotch IPA and Strongbow Cider.

Thursday, June 26th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, June 26th – Mt. Carmel Tap Takeover at Allyn’s Café

Thursday, June 26th from 5:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s Seef bier, a newly revived Belgian style.

Thursday, June 26th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Founders All Day IPA, KBS, Devil Dancer and Breakfast Stout Vintage 2011
Burger: All American (lettuce cheese, tomato and pickle)
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, June 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 – Angry Orchard, Glendale – Widmer Alchemy and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Puma Pils.

Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Anderson
As usual, the cost is $25.00 per person. Call 513-231-5550 to make reservations.

Friday, June 27th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, June 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, June 27th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, June 27th from 6:00 to close – Upland / Alltech Dragonfly Foundation Benefit at Holler Hops and Grill
On draft will be Kentucky Kolsch, Kentucky Stallion Maibock, Kentucky Bourbon Peach Wheat, Upland Triple and Upland Campside. Upland wheat and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel will be available in bottles. This is also a comedy show supporting a young comic named Ally who headed to NYC to perform for the first time. $1 of every Upland/Alltech beer sold will go to the Dragonfly Foundation and to help with Ally’s travel expenses. There will also be a silent auction, raffles and split the pot. $5 donation for the comedy show recommended.

Friday, June 27th from 7:00-9:30 pm – Summer Passport to Beer at Mill Race Banquet Center
Beer tastings with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Featured beers include: Christian Moerlein, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, Goose Island, Widmer Brothers, Leinenkugel, Oskar Blues, Great Lakes, Sam Adams, New Belgium, Kona, Upland, Full Sail and more! Advance ticket purchase required. To make reservations, go to http://www.greatparks.org/events/beer-and-wine-tastings.

Saturday, June 28th from 12:00 noon to close – First Anniversary Party at Rhinegeist
Tapping of their Rookie Anniversary IPA as well as special rarity keg tappings every 2 hours. Live music, food, games and surprises.

Saturday, June 28th from 3:00-11:00pm – Lunken Beerfest
See our earlier post for more information.
In addition, the Ohio Chapter of Girls Pint Out will be getting together at this event at 6:00 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, June 28th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, June 29th from 2:00-3:00 pm – Beer Ed at Findlay Market
This month, the featured beer are from Christian Moerlein. See our previous post for more information.

Sunday, June 29th at 4:00 pm – beer(d) at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Beer and beards – a match made in heaven? It sure seems like it. For more information on this very unique event, check out their Facebook event page.

Sunday, June 29th at 4:00 pm – Farm Fresh and Fancy: Bluegrass, Beer & Barbeque at Greensleeves Farm
Beers from MadTree. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/706592