Last-Minute Hoperatives Callout: A Few Extra Volunteers Needed for Hops on the Ohio

Just got an e-mail from Chris Nascimento who’s coordinating the volunteers for the sure-to-be-epic Hops on the Ohio beer festival tomorrow. A small group of volunteers had an unavoidable conflict arise at the last minute and have had to cancel.  There are plenty of volunteers who will be there to make the event run smoothly, but it’s always better to have more .

Carla and I have discovered that “working” these events is really a lot of fun (thus the quotes on “working”). You get to see a lot of people who love good beer and talk beer with them. For this event each volunteer gets a T-Shirt, a meal during your shift, a tasting privileges, and free parking at the Sawyer Point lot.

The shifts are scheduled from noon to 6:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to midnight. Chris said he can use you whenever you could work, but he wants to make sure he has plenty of people for the evening shift.  It’s really going to be something watching the sun set over the river and seeing the lights come up from the bridge.

Come hang out on the bridge on a beautiful day and do something historic. As far as anyone can tell, no one’s ever had a beer festival on a bridge between two states. It’s going to be great!

Contact Chris today either by email ( or by phone: (513)-304-4763.

See you on the river…

Short Hops (Tastings and Growlers edition): March 5, 2010

● City Cellars at 908 Race Street is having a Beer Closeout party today from 4 to 9 p.m. You can get $8 draft pitchers and select 500ml bottles for $2. Some select 650ml and 750ml bottles are buy one, get one free. Plus, the wood fired pizza oven will be cranking out the pies. Check out their web site for more information. (Thanks to Jason Siebert, Hoperative #34, for passing this information along to us.)

● Tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence feature Avery Brewing Company of Colorado. In addition, they will be tapping Avery 15th and 16th Anniversary Ales and giving growler customers a free Avery pint glass with a fill of either beer. Remember that the cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

● At this week’s Cork ‘N Bottle beer tastings, they will feature at Covington: On the growler station: Summit Maibock, Goose Island Matilda, Cork ‘n Brew Brown Ale/ Boulder Mojo Rising IPA and in bottles on Friday, it’s a Mini-Bock Fest featuring Steigl Columbus Bock, Ayinger Weizen Bock, Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock, Berghoff Bock. At the Buttermilk Pike location, on the growler station, it’s Gulden Draak, Avery White Rascal, Goose Island IPA and Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout. And in bottles, it’s O’Fallon tasting that was rescheduled from last week: Cherry Chocolate Ale, 5-Day IPA and Smoked Porter. No tastings on Saturday at either location until spring. The tastings at both locations are from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Fridays and from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Saturdays. Cost is $1 for 6 to 8 beers.

● At Main Street Wine and Spirits, they will be tasting bocks from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. They are located at 1252 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH.

● D.E.P.’s Fine Wine and Spirits beer tasting today at their Fort Thomas location is tasting Flying Dog this week. The tasting usually goes from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Bourbon Barrel Smoked Stout ($12.99), Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine ($18.99), Dogfish Head 90 Minute ($11.99), Lindemans Framboise ($24.99), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale ($6.99), Founders Bourbon Barrel Porter ($14.99), BBC Brandy Barrel Queens Knickers ($9.99), Ommegang Rare Vos ($10.99), Rye 75 ($6.99), Stone Oaked Arrogant ($11.99), Unibroue Ephemere ($12.99), Great Lakes Burning River ($6.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald ($6.99), Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale ($9.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Source in Bellevue: Founders Centennial IPA ($12.99), Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter ($14.99), d’Achouffe La Chouffe ($21.99), Bell’s Cherry Stout ($14.99), Goose Island Bourbon County Stout ($29.99), Dogfish Head Red and White ($28.99), Three Floyds Topless Witch ($23.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($10.99). Prices include empty growler.

Founders Tasting at Cork ‘n Bottle – March 19th

From the Cork ‘N Bottle web site:

Cork ‘n Bottle is very pleased to announce the annual release of the award-winning Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout. In celebration of this special release, John Host of Founders Brewing Company will be on hand conducting a personal tasting for our customers. John will be pouring the brewery’s flagship beers: Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale and many more!

In addition, we will feature Red’s Rye P.A., Double Trouble Imperial IPA, Porter and Kentucky Breakfast Stout on tap. Bring your empty growler or grab one of ours and find out why Founders was just named the 8th best overall micro-brewery in the U.S. by

Join us 4-7 p.m. and taste the entire lineup for just $2!