Welcome to Hoperatives, a place for believers in better beer.
What’s better beer? It’s not just the beer you like, it’s the beer you love. It’s the beer you’ll search for far and wide, the one you’ll drive long distances to sample and buy, the one you’ll hoard for yourself or grudgingly share, but only with friends who get it.
That’s what this site is about. It’s about the beer, the places that make the beer, the places that sell the beer, and the places that serve the beer. Most importantly, it’s about the people. The people who make the beer, and the people who love the beer.
This blog is centered on Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the world’s great beer towns. We’ll focus on the people, places, and events that make it great. We’ll also look at happenings in the region, which we’re defining as anything within a five-hour driving range. That takes us from the shores of Lake Erie to the north to the Tennessee River to the south, from somewhere in the middle of Illinois to the west, to somewhere in West Virginia to the east.
Hey, it’s about beer, not geography.
Finally, because the proprietors of this establishment like to take their love of beer on the road, we’ll venture beyond regional and national borders and report back on what we find.
There’s a reason a good beer bar is noisy. It’s because people are talking. That’s what this place is about. It’s a place for believers in better beer to congregate and have a conversation.
It’s going to be fun.
Happy New Year!