This Week in Beer: Feb. 27 – March 5, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Feb. 27th-Sunday, March 4th – Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing at Keystone Bar & Grill (all locations)

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 27th at 5:00 pm – Mardi Gras at Darkness Brewing
Happy hour pricing all day long. “Feel free to bring a snack to share. King Cake will be provided for the event.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – St. Anthony’s Quad Fundraiser and Bottle Release at Urban Artifact
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Braxton’s Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Dead Blow Tropical Stout also available.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Abita Mardi Gras Party at Coaches Corner
Beers include Abita Mardi Gras Bock, Abita Amber, and Purple Haze.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 5:00 pm – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include BA Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy, Ten Fidy 2014, Ten Fidy 2013, Dale’s Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier and Mama’s Little Yella Pils.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Hops & Munchies Beer Dinner at Kaze
From Facebook: “Kaze’s Executive Chef, Hideki Harada Is Pairing Up with Athens Ohio’s Jackie O’s Brewery to bring forth a scrumptuous 4 course dinner. Each course will be excellently paired with one of Jackie O’s brews. The price is $69.85 per person including tax and gratuity. Tickets available via the Eventbrite Link.”

Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Brewery Night at The Casual Pint-Oakley Station
Beers include Fume, Opera Cream, and Pitter Patter.

Wednesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – King Cake, Baby! Beer Tapping at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Its a cake? No, its a King! Its an Ale brewed FOR a king! But theres a baby involved? And Seafood Jambalaya from BrewRiver Gastro Pub seals the deal for all of your Ash Wednesday needs. What more could you ask for? Really, heathens ;)”

Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 pm – Knowledge and Bubbles Release at Zip’s Café
From Facebook: “Come celebrate the release of Rhinegeist’s two newest year-around offerings, Knowledge DIPA and Bubbles Rose Cider. a $1.50 of each Rhinegeist pint sold will benefit UpSpring, an organiztion that provides educational and enrichment opportunities to children experiencing homelesness in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.”

Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00 am – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at White Oak Marathon

Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Hi 5, Recreational Ale, Hopsecutioner, Mosaic, Moo Hoo, Wake n’ Bake (only keg in the state of Ohio), and Tart Cherry Wake n’ Bake.

Thursday, March 2nd 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.

Friday, March 3rd-Sunday, March 5th – 25th Annual Bockfest
More information coming in our Friday Tastings and Tappings post.

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This Week in Beer: July 11 – 17, 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, July 11st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s two from Grimm – Subliminal Message and Super Spruce. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Monday, July 11st at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park
This month, the featured brewery is MadTree. From the Facebook event page: “Brady Duncan and Charlie Johangtes will be on hand to discuss the origins of MadTree, how the business has been managed through the rapid growth, and provide a sneak peak into MadTree 2.0 plans.”

Wednesday, July 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Zip’s Cafe Turns 90
Starting at 5:00, they will be pouring Deluxe, the collaborative pale ale they brewed with Rhinegeist. All of their other taps will have Rhinegeist beers too.

Wednesday, July 13th at 6:00 pm – July Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
This month, the guest brewery is Warped Wing. The cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Seating is limited. For reservations, email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Thursday, July 14th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pig Roast at Django Western Taco
Beers include Space Food American IPA, Gamma Bomb IPA, Trotwood Lager, Cask 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout with Vanilla, Cappucino and Tiramisu. Cans: Ermals Belgium Cream Ale, Irreverent Red IPA, Self Starter Session IPA, Brass Punk Pilsner. Pig roast is $21.00 and includes a Warped Wing Pint Glass

Thursday, July 14th 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, July 14th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Great Lakes Steady Rollin’, Elliot Ness, Dortmunder Gold and Lake Erie Monster
Burger: All-American
Music: Chris Cusentino

Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, July 15th & Saturday, July 16th – 2016 Bad Ass Beer Festival at the French House (in French Park)
Hosted by Bad Tom Smith Brewing, the fest features beer from Blank Slate Brewing Company, West Sixth Brewing, MadTree Brewing, Rhinegeist, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and Urban Artifact. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to https://www.badassbeerfest2016.com/collections/tickets

Friday, July 15th-Sunday, July 17th – 150th Anniversary Schützenfest at Kolping Cincinnati (10235 Mill Rd)
From Facebook: “This year marks the 150th anniversary celebration of Schützenfest in Cincinnati, one of the oldest German Festivals in Cincinnati and the United States. Come join us this year as we will be featuring our NEW Schützenfest Kölsch Beer brewed in partnership with Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.”

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 15 – 21, 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. 15th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s MadTree The Death of Gnarly Brown featuring several variants including Hot Chocolate Gnarly, Black Currant Gnarly, Barrel-Aged Gnarly and Unhappy Amber.

Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 5:00 pm – Crank Shaft Can Release at Braxton Brewing
Braxton’s IPA will be packaged in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and available in the taproom for $10.50. To celebrate, they’re throwing a party and serving Crank Shaft Cans all night.

Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Hopslam at Zip’s Café
On Tap: Hopslam, Expedition Stout, Two Hearted and Smitten Golden Rye Ale. Glassware, including Hopslam snifters, available with purchase while supplies last.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Warped Wing.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Hopewell’s Milk Stout, Jeremiah Morrow and Cellar Blues. Food pairings are Goetta Balls, The Suzzy (also known as ‘Thanksgiving on a Roll’) and Valentines Sugar Cookies. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, Feb. 20th at 11:00 am – Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Featuring Deeper Roots Coffee and Mt. Carmel Brewing Company Coffee Brown Ale paired with three courses. Cost is $25 per person and you can make reservations by calling 513-681-4222.

Sunday, Feb. 21st at 11:30 am – BrewAsana: Yoga and Beer at Christian Moerlein Malt House
This is a complimentary 60 minute yoga class provided by instructors from Karma Hot Yoga and will be followed with a pint of beer after class. For more information, check out their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/562896667222057/

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 11 – 17, 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Month Day at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dark Horse Plead the 5th & Double Crooked Tree. The cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Barrel Aged Ink At Zip’s
They will also be pouring Cougar, Mosaic and Semi Dry Cider.

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Pouring Rivertown’s Liquid Ingenuity Special release: Great Miami Hop Project Episode 1 as well as Winter Ale on tap and bottle pours of Lil Sipa, Death, and Jenneke.

Thursday, Jan. 14th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers include T-Bird Hop Harvest Ale, Altered Pale Ale and Shiver Chai Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 14th 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 – Moerlein OTR, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring West Sixth IPA and Cocoa Porter. Keep the glass.

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 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. 26th at 4:00 pm – Great Lakes Christmas Ale Release Party at Zip’s Café

Tuesday, Oct. 27th – Rhinegeist “Keep The Glass” night and tap takeover at Barleycorn’s (all three locations

Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Beer Dinner at Packhouse
This dinner was postponed from earlier this month. Altered Pale Ale paired with cheesy beef empanada; Zeppelin Pale Ale paired with spinach and fruit salad; Helltown Rye-Ot Brown Ale paired with Enchilada Pack with jalapeno mac & cheese; Barbarossa infused with vanilla paired with Apple cinnamon empanada. Cost is $25 per person. Call 859-415-2312 for reservations.

Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Dickmann’s Sports Pub & Grub
Ten different Moerlein beers will be on draft.

Wednesday, Oct. 28th-Sunday, Nov. 1st – Make a Charity Donation and Get a Flight of Four at Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Bad Tom is celebrating their recent growth with this unique promotion. Make a donation to their favorite charity and you will get a Flight of Four. You can only take advantage of this offer once a day.

Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 5:00-8:00 pm – New Holland Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout, Pilgrim’s Dole Wheatwine, Mad Hatter Midwest IPA, Ichabod Pumpkin Ale (draft) and Carharrt Woodsman Barrel-aged Pale Ale (draft). They will also have five ounce pours of Special Reserve Dragon’s Milk aged with toasted chiles for $2 more.

Thursday, Oct. 29th – Witches Brew at Fifty West
Two specialty dinner options, two limited edition beers brewed by Pink Ribbon Girls, Team Fight Club and Fifty West.

Thursday, Oct. 29th at 4:30-7:30 pm – Halloween Yappy Hour at Braxton Brewing
Braxton is always dog friendly (inside and out) before 8:00 pm, but this Thursday, they will be donating $0.50 of every Storm or Sparky beer sold to the Save The Animals Foundation.

Friday, Oct. 30th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include vintage Pumpking on tap along with Creme Brulee so they can make some Pumpking Rolls.

Saturday, Oct. 31st from 12:00-6:00 pm – 2nd Annual Hopgeist Double IPA Festival at Rhinegeist
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Price includes sampling tickets and commemorative glassware. For more information, go to their Facebook event page.

Saturday, Oct. 31st at 2:00 pm – Rock the Core Cincinnati Cider Festival at Sawyer Point
For more information and to buy tickets, go to their web site at http://drinkthedistrict.com/cincinnati/rock-the-core/

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Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

See Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18th – Custom Crafted Flights at Incline Public House
Custom craft your flight and choose any four tasting sized beers for just $8.

Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00 pm – West Sixth Tap Takeover at Dutch’s
Beers will include West Sixth IPA, Amber, Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter, Belgian Blonde, Heller Heaven Double IPA, Burley Barleywine, Saison Bellaire and Barrel-Aged Cocoa Porter.

Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Southern Tier Brewery Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Beers will include Live and 2XIPA. Samples are 25 cents each.

Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00-10:00 pm – Schelde and Son of a Birch Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
Schelde is a Belgian Pale Ale and Son of a Birch is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale infused with birch bark chips.

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Mad, Fat and Fresh at Zip’s Café
Beers from Fat Head’s (Head Hunter, Barrel Aged Battle Axe, Hop Juju and Zeus Juice) and MadTree (PsycHOPathy, Sprye, Rubus Cacoa and Black Tart).

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Heavy Seas Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
$3.00 pints of Moerlein and $2.00 Hudy drafts

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Brewers Flight Night featuring Moerlein at the Growler House
$10 flights, $4 glass pours and $10 growler fills. They will also be tapping a special Christian Moerlein/Growler House collaboration cask.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Trappist Ale Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vine
Beers include Orval Trappist Ale, Westmalle Trappist Ale Dubbel, Chimay Peres Trappistes Ale Tripel (on draft) and Trappistes Rochefort Belgian Ale #10. Cost is $15.00 per person.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Beers include Barrel Aged 72 Imperial, Barleywine, Nitro Vanilla Porter, Agave Wheat and Avalanche.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Tapping & Food Pairing at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Tapping Hop Henge Experimental IPA & Red Chair on Nitro.

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Fifty West Meet Up at Firehouse Grill

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Listermann/Triple Digit Beer Dinner And Beer Class at Lucky Dog Grille
Join Listermann/Triple Digit assistant brewer Josh Elliott as Lucky Dog pours Planetary Eclipse, Lateral, Cranium and a variation of Chickow! to be determined. Pairing: First Course – Smoked wings, Second Course – Smoked Brisket with Baked Beans, Third Course – Layered Crepe Cake w/ beer infused sweet pastry cream. Call 513-204-5825 for reservations.

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Bad Tom Smith Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill
Featuring Bad Tom’s Russian Imperial Stout and Old Abe. They will be giving away glassware.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 pm – Crosstown Showdown Round Two with Listermann at Fifty West
For this five course beer and food pairing, arrival time is at 6:30 pm with dinner starting at 7:00 pm and going until 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/18 – Fifty West tap takeover with 6 different brews and brewers in attendance to individually walk people through each of their beers. – Artist: James Billiter creating a print for Coast to Coast IPA

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
Three course meal with Madtree Funke Blue, Rubus Cacao and Sprye. A special MadTree beer will get the dinner started.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-10:30 pm – Colorado Face Off: New Belguim versus Blue Moon at Bogart’s
Five selections on tap from each New Belguim and Blue Moon, including limited/rare brews and some are exclusive to this event.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:00 pm – A Connoisseur Night At Molly Malone’s Covington
Twenty beers to taste. Ten of them paired with a unique food item. Beers from Alltech, Upland, Rivertown, Blank Slate, West Sixth, Deschutes, Brooklyn, MadTree, Rhinegeist and Ei8ht Ball. Cost is $30 per person. Email Josh at Josh@mollymalonesirishpub.com or call 859-491-6659.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover At Goodfellas Pizzeria – OTR
Beers include Two Hearted, Oatmeal Stout, Smitten and Hopslam.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:30 pm – Cross Town Hop Out At Jtaps
Blank Slate/Oskar Blues tap take over including their collaboration Cincy 3-Way Porter Also tapping Blank Slate Bonbonerie cream stout, Fork in the Road plus Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale and Old Chub.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-10:00 pm – Deschutes Obsidian Stout Nitro Tapping At Fogarty’s Irish Pub

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-11:00 pm – Meet The Brewers With OTR Improv At Christian Moerlein Malt House
“Meet the Christian Moerlein Brewing team and taste 3 different infusions of the same base beer. Each brewer put their own spin on the beer and aged it to perfection. The tasting will be lead by The OTRImprov group where they will be acting out and guessing each infusion based on the brewer’s description of the beer.”

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-11:00 pm – Founding Fathers of Craft Beer At The Crow’s Nest Irish Pub
Sampling beers from the Five “Founding Fathers” – Red Hook, Widmer, Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam and Sam Adams.

Holiday Hours for Better Beer Locations

As usual, we will continue to update this list as more information comes in.

BREWERIES

Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Wednesday, December 31st — 5:00 pm – 1:00 am

Blank Slate Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Christian Moerlein Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 4:00 – 9:00 pm with growler specials
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Listermann Brewing / Triple Digit
Wednesday, December 24th — 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 10:00 am – 1:00 am (Special beer toast at Midnight)
Thursday, January 1st — 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

MadTree Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Mt. Carmel Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Old Firehouse Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 4:00 pm – “when folks leave”
Thursday, January 1st — 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm

Rhinegeist Brewing
Wednesday, December 31st — New Year’s Eve Bash
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Rivertown Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Tap & Screw Brewery
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

BREWPUBS

Fifty West Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed Open for bar service 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — Beer dinner from 6:00-9:00 pm, Tasting specials from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Hofbräuhaus Newport
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

BEER STORES

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Everything’s d’ Vine
Wednesday, December 31st — 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed
Friday, January 2nd — Closed

Halfcut
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Main Street Wine and Spirits
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Market Wines
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Marty’s Hops and Vines
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Party Source
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 31st — 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Thursday, January 1st — 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Whole Foods Cincinnati
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

RESTAURANTS/BARS/PUBS

Arthur’s Café – Anderson
Wednesday, December 31st — Closing at 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Arthur’s Café – Hyde Park
Wednesday, December 31st — Closing at 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

The Brass Tap – U Square
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Buckhead Mountain Grill
Wednesday, December 24th — Closing at 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — Closed
Thursday, January 1st — Regular hours

Holler Hops & Grill
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Opening at 6:00 pm – Customer appreciation

Molly Malones Irish Pub & Restaurant Covington
Wednesday, December 24th — Closing at 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Opening at 7:00 pm

Taste of Belgium Clifton
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for brunch

Taste of Belgium OTR
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for brunch (doors open at 7:00 am)

Zip’s Café Mt Lookout
Wednesday, December 24th — 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — 10:30 am – 11:00 pm

This Week in Beer: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2, 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.

The “Welcome Sweetwater to Cincinnati” events continue this week. All SweetWater events are marked in blue this week and the next few weeks.

Through Halloween weekend – Fear of the Dark 4 Beer Tapping at the Lackman
Rotating beers are MadTree 2013 & 2014 Axis Mundi, MadTree Are You Ready for the Darkness, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 Cleveland Crusher, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer, Fat Head’s/Jackie O’s Liquid Courage, Revolution Mad Cow and Three Floyds Back Masking.

Monday, Oct. 27th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 27th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 27th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter with coffee and cinnamon.

Monday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Oct. 27th from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Incline Public House

Monday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Beer Dinner at Firehouse Grill
Cost is $25 per person for beers and dinner. Will include the limited release collaboration black lager Highland Plaid Schwarz. Reservations are required. Call 513-733-3473 to make yours.

Monday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Great Lakes Christmas Ale Tapping at Zip’s
Pints will be $5. Plus, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Zip’s will each be donating 10% of the beer sales to the Freestore Food Bank. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale, Burning River Pale Ale and others will also be available.

Monday, Oct. 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Cincinnati Magazine Beer Issue Party at MadTree Brewing
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Thirsty Dog Ankle Biter with Habanero

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – B.Y.O.P with Deschutes & Brooklyn at Wiseguys Lounge
Celebrate the release of Jubelale, a festive winter ale from Deschutes with a Bring Your Own Pumpkin party. They’re having a pumpkin carving contest and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will get a brewery prize pack from Deschutes & Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Rogue.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Growler Specials at Brass Tap
Sixpoint Sensi Harvest and Upland Coast Buster for $6.00 for a 32oz Grumbler or $11 for a 64oz Growler while it lasts.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Upland.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Mariemont

Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 7:30 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Dunkelweizen.

Thursday, Oct. 30th – SweetWater Banks Pub Crawl
Bars include Jefferson Social, Tin Roof and Yard House.

Thursday, Oct. 30th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 4:00 pm – Witches Brew Dinner at Fifty West
Two small batches of Halloween themed beer from the women of Fifty West paired with a four course meal. Cost is $25 per person.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 4:00 pm – Funk & Darkness: Halloween Eve Celebration & New Belgium Lips of Faith Tapping at Kaze
Tapping of New Belgium special releases including Le Terroir, Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout & Yuzu.

Thursday, Oct. 30th from 5:00 pm to close – Halloween Bash at Taste of Belgium Clifton
They will be tapping Rivertown Death.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6:00 pm – Flatbreads and Flights – Pumpkin Edition at Brass Tap U Square
For $15 per person, you can enjoy butternut squash, brie, and radicchio flatbread plus these 5 pumpkin beers: Coronado Punk’In Drublic, Avery Gore’d, Weyerbacher Aries, Southern Tier Warlock and Rivertown Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6:00=8:00 pm – Czech Mate Pilsner Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Thursday, Oct. 30th 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 Pumpkin Barrel Ale, Glendale – Hobgoblin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Takeover.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Craft Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Ft. Wright
Three beers from Goose Island (Rambler IPA, Honkers Ale and The Muddy) paired with pumpkin Soup served with cornbread, NEW Roast Beef Sriracha (Izzy’s roast beef topped with caramelized onions, tomatoes, melted provolone cheese and Izzy’s unique spicy sriracha sauce blend served on a toasted telera roll) and caramel apple. Cost is $25 per person OR $20 per person for anyone dressed in their Halloween costume. For reservations, call (859) 331-4999 or email SMRamey67@yahoo.com

Friday, Oct. 31st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Oct. 31st at 5:00 pm – Halloween Blackout at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, Oct. 31st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Kona Brewing Halloween Beach Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Beers will include Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Lemongrass Luau and Fire Rock Pale Ale plus Kua Bay IPA, Lavaman Red and Black Lava Lager. It’s the first time those last three beers have been available on the mainland.

Friday, Oct. 31st 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, Oct. 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Nov. 1st – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Nov. 1st from 12:00-6:00pm – Inaugural Hopgeist at Rhinegeist

Sample Double IPAs and rare, hoppy-styled beers from local, regional, and national breweries (See below for participating breweries). Be the first to get your hands on our Double IPA homebrew collaboration, Homie! Tickets: $35 in advance/ $40 at the door *Ticket includes commemorative sample glass and (15) sample tickets
THE BREWERIES: Local/Regional: MadTree Brewing, Fifty West Brewing Company, Listermann Brewing Company, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Cellar Dweller Craft Beers, Seventh Son Brewing, North High Brewing, The Actual Brewing Company, The Brew Kettle, Yellow Springs Brewery, Columbus Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery, Warped Wing Brewing Company, Brothers Drake Meadery, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
West Coast: Three Weavers Brewing Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Faction Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Co
Other: Dogfish Head Beer, Sixpoint Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Company, Revolution Brewing, Founders Brewing Co. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Official), Victory Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Avery Brewing Company

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hopgeist-double-ipa-festival-tickets-13699330065

Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00pm – The Great Ohio Brew and ‘Que at Fifty West
Executive chefs John Tomain of Fifty West and Rock Patterson of Great Lakes will be a menu of all you can eat BBQ with a variety of smoked BBQ meats, sauces and sides. (A vegetarian option will be available.) Ten of Fifty West’s beers and ten of Great Lakes beers plus a special collaboration beer brewed specifically for this event. Cost is $40 per person and includs “all you can eat BBQ with suggested beer pairings, 8 beer tickets redeemable towards any of the beers on tap including the unreleased collaboration beer, live music in the Beer Garden provided by The Hot Magnolias , Q&A with the Brewmasters.” To purchase your tickets, go to www.fiftywestbrew.com/brewandque.

Saturday, Nov. 1st from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00pm – Boos, Booze and Brews at The Event Center at New Riff Distillery
From their Facebook event page: “Kick-Ass Halloween Party. $50/person. Open Bar and Snacks. General Debauchery. Raising $$ to help support one of our own pay for MS treatment.”

Sunday, November 2nd from 3:00-5:00 pm – Kona Brewing Halloween Beach Party at The Party Source
Beers will include Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Lemongrass Luau and Fire Rock Pale Ale plus Kua Bay IPA, Lavaman Red and Black Lava Lager. It’s the first time those last three beers have been available on the mainland.

This Week in Beer: July 21 – 27, 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, July 21st – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, July 21st – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, July 21st – Randall Night at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Stone Saison through honey comb and lemongrass.

Monday, July 21st from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, July 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, July 21st from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, July 22nd – Buy One, Get One Draft Crafts at Hebron Brew Haus
Select brews are buy one, get one free (no domestic or regulars like Blue Moon, etc.) They also have buy one, get one free pizza (dine on only) and buy one, get one 50% Off pizza (carryout).

Tuesday, July 22nd – Infusion Night at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Rivertown Death Imperial Stout infused with ghost peppers and habaneros. Cost is $5.

Tuesday, July 22nd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, July 22nd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, July 22nd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, July 23rd – Growler Deals at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Lagunitas IPA and Stone Sprocketbier for $6.00 for a 32oz Grumbler or $11 for a 64oz Growler while it lasts.

Wednesday, July 23rd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, July 23rd – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, July 23rd at 12:00 noon – Fifty West Fuzzy Feeling Release at Zip’s Cafe
Fuzzy Feeling is an American wheat and is a collaboration between Fifty West and Zip’s. It will also be available at Fifty West.

Wednesday, July 23rd at 5:00 pm – Liefmans Fruitesse Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTRWednesday, July 23rd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This week, it’s New Belgium and Three Floyds collaboration Gratzer.

Wednesday, July 23rd 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, July 24th – Specialty Tappings at The Brass Tap
This week, it’s Stone Oaked Bastard and Dry Hopped Saison DuPont.

Thursday, July 24th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, July 17th – Pint Night at Buckhead Mountain Grill
This week, it’s Sam Adams Summer Ale.

Thursday, July 24th from 4:00 pm to close – Chimay Premiere Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 pm – Cincinnati Pit Crew Beer Tasting Fundraiser at Maury’s Tiny Cove
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, July 24th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: West Sixth Amber, IPA & Lemongrass Wheat along with some West Sixth tap room exclusives
Burger: Reuben
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, July 24th 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 – Sierra Nevada / Three Kings Chico King, Glendale – Boddington’s and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Festina Peche.

Thursday, July 24th at 7:00 pm – Jackie O’s Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Anderson
Beers will include Firefly Amber, Mystic Mama IPA and Chomolungma. Food pairings are goetta stuffed jalapenos with Swiss cheese drizzle, Izzy’s Famous Reuben sandwich, a potato pancake and vanilla bean ice cream with salted chocolate covered bacon.

Friday, July 25th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, July 25th – Local Beer Happy Hour at The Brass Tap
All local draft beers are $3.00 until 8:00 pm.

Friday, July 25th at 4:00 pm – Hop Shop Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This week, it’s Repeater 2 dry hopped with sazz. $1 pints until the cask runs dry.

Friday, July 25th 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 25th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, July 26th at 4:00pm – An Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove Cemetary
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, July 26th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Better Beer Fourth of July Closings (And Openings)

This post is from 2014. For 2015, go to this post.

With Independence Day following on a Friday 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.

Adratico’s – Closed on July 4th

Bad Tom – Closed on July 4th

Bakersfield OTR – Closed on July 4th

The Brass Tap – U Square – Opens at 3:00 pm on July 4th

BrewRiver GastroPub – Closed on July 4th

Cellar Dweller at Valley Vineyards – Open regular hours on July 4th

Christian Moerlein Tap Room – Opens at 4:00 pm on July 4th

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits – Open 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on July 4th

The Eagle OTR – Closed on July 4th

Everything’s d’ Vine – Closed July 4th and 5th

Flipdaddy’s – Open on July 4th

Firehouse Grill – Will have beer trucks in their parking lot during Red, White and Blue Ash July 4th serving Rhinegeist, Fifty West, MadTree and Listermann beers for $5 a pint.

Halfcut – Open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

Hebron Brew Haus – Open regular hours on July 4th

Holler Hops & Grill – Open regular hours on July 4th

Listermann Brewing – Closed on July 4th

MadTree Brewing – Opens at 12:00 noon on July 4th, food from Maribelle’s starting at 12:00 noon.

Market Wines at Findlay Market – Open 9:00 am to 7:30 pm on July 4th

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

Moerlein Lager House – Open regular hours on July 4th

Mt. Carmel Brewing – Open 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on July 4th

Party Source – Open 8:00 am – 12:00 Midnight on July 4th

Party Town – Open 8:00 am – 11:00 pm on July 4th. No Friday Night Flights due to the holiday.

Pike Street Lounge – Closed on July 4th

Rhinegeist– Opens at 4:00 pm on July 4th

Rivertown Brewing – Will be open 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. They will be releasing Ojos Negros, Cleo’s BBQ will be on site, and there will be fireworks viewing at dusk.

Taste of Belgium (both OTR and Clifton) – Open for brunch onlye on July 4th

Valley Wine & Spirits – Open regular hours on July 4th

Virgils Café – Will be open for lunch and dinner on July 4th

Zip’s Café – Closed on July 4th