As the old saying goes, “Everything old is new again.” The return of This Week in Beer is thanks to a Chimay beer dinner at Taste of Belgium and a long post-dinner talk we had with the Gnarly Gnome. We discussed so many beer-related topics, but the final result was my agreeing to bring back TWiB with some assistance from the Gnome.
Given the change in Hoperatives’ focus, the new version (as you can see) is This Week in Beer (and Beverages) or TWiBB. Because of our history and connections, the main emphasis will be on beer events, but we will add wine, spirit, etc.-focused events as we come across them.
Like the previous version of TWiB, only beer or beverage-focused events will be included—no face painting or meetings that happen to be at a location that serves alcohol. And the focus will also be on events happening just that week. Weekly events will only be added if there is a unique version of the event that week.
This is an experiment by the way. We will give it three months or so to see how it goes. If all goes well, it’s back from now on. If there doesn’t seem to be any interest, we’ll just let it slip away.
Know about a beer or beverage event this week that we missed? Just drop us a line on Facebook.
Wednesday, November 29th - Winter Jam Tapping at Municipal Brew Works (Hamilton)
This winter lager is a collaboration with Fretboard Brewing.
Wednesday, November 29th - Weihnachtsbier (Christmas Lager) Keg Tapping at Hofbrauhaus Newport
Thursday, November 30th at 4:00, 5:15, and 6:30 pm - Millcroft Reserve Port Cask Tasting and Release at Cincinnati Distilling (Milford)
$20 for the tasting or $84.99 for the tasting and a bottle to take home. Tasting bottles include Milford Bourbon, High Rye Bourbon, Clermont Bourbon, Corn Whiskey, and Port Cask Edition Bourbon. More information is available on their website.
Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm - 2023 Dark Charge Winter Block Party at Braxton Brewing (Covington)
This year's variants include Barrel-aged Dark Charge, Barrel-aged Dark Charge Mole, Peanut Butter Dark Charge, Barrel-aged Dark Charge Barrel Barleywine, Dark Charge Vino - Beer Vine Hybrid, Dark Charge Donut Box, and more.
Saturday, December 2nd from 12:00 to 6:00 pm - Dad Day 2023 at Rhinegeist
Dad Day is the annual tapping of Rhinegeist's hoppy holiday ale. Holiday-themed cocktails will also be available.
Saturday, December 2nd from 2:00 to 3:30 pm - Chocolate and Beer Tasting at Humble Monk Brewing (Northside)
This tasting includes five of Ilan’s Raw Peruvian Cacao Chocolates paired with five selected 4 oz tasters of their beers plus an 8 oz pour of your favorite brew. Cost is $30 plus tax and includes a quick brewery tour.