Tastings and Tappings Report: August 15, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

NEWS – We are sad to report that the Liquor Cabinet in Hebron, KY has closed. Those of us who live in the area will definitely miss them.


Everything’s d’ Vine Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (8/15), the beers are Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA, Upland Dragonfly IPA, Jackie O’s Firefly Amber and Hoppin’ Frog Oktoberfest.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/15), the beers are Rhinegeist. Pints are usually $3 (occasionally $4 or $5).

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/15), it’s a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tasting. Beers include Chico King (3 Floyd’s collaboration), Maillard’s Odyssey (Bell’s collaboration), There and Back (New Glarus collaboration) and Flipside. Pints are usually $3.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – Friday Night Flights usually features six to eight beers each week and goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (8/15), the beers are new beers and fall seasonals from Rivertown, Schlafly, Southern Tier, Anderson Valley among others. The regular tasting is $2.00. For $4.00, you can enjoy a pint of Founders Backstage series Dissenter Imperial IPL or a 9 oz. pour of the De Proef/Surly collaboration brew Long Of Tooth.

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


Ei8ht Ball Brewing – For next week’s Rare Keg Monday, they will be tapping and releasing bottles of Blue Melvin, their Bourbon Barreled Blueberry Cream Stout that is a Quaff Bros. and Fifty West collaboration.


● Lots of other great weekend events coming this weekend. More information for all of them in our This Week in Beer post.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom