This Week in Beer: June 20 – 26, 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.

HAPPY CINCINNATI BEER WEEK! As you can imagine, this week’s post is much longer than usual.

ALL WEEK – Vote for your Favorite Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Beer at Hebron Brew Haus

Monday, June 20th – Release of the Birds and the Bees Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Beer
This beer was the collaborative work of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Ei8ht Ball, Mash Cult Brewing, Old Firehouse Brewery and Tap & Screw Brewery.

Monday, June 20th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
They will be tapping tequila aged Tiamat and bourbon barrel-aged Rubus Cacao.

Monday, June 20th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s De Struise Black Albert Imperial Stout.

Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm – Fat Tire & Friends Collabeeration Launch Party at Rhinegeist
Meet the brewers (New Belgium’s Master Brewer Peter Bouckaer and Rhinegeist’s Head Brewer Jim Matt), enjoy rarity tappings (6:30pm and 7:30pm), live DJ sets, and promotional giveaways from both breweries, including one of New Belgium’s coveted, special edition cruiser bikes.

Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm – Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm – Get to Know Girls Pint Out at Listermann’s
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Tuesday, June 21st at 12:00 Noon – Tapping at Ei8ht Ball
Beers include gin barrel-aged Prodigal, gin barrel-aged Tarnished and flushed bourbon barrel-aged Dalton’s Kriek.

Tuesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Thousand Weiss Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Besides this special beer for Cincinnati Beer Week, they will also be tapping Moerlein’s FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA and Moerlein owner Greg Hardman will be in attendance.

Tuesday, June 21st – Ei8ht Ball Tap Takeover at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Five Ei8ht Ball kegs on tap.

Tuesday, June 21st at 5:00 pm – Fat Tire & Friends Brewery Tapping Party at Northside Tavern
Check out the Collabeeration beer between New Belgium Brewery and Rhinegeist. We are hearing that New Belgium’s Brew Master Peter Bouckaert will be on hand and that there will be some more fun from New Belgium. Follow our Facebook page for more information later this week.

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Triple Digit Tiramisu Chickow! Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tapping at Wiseguy Lounge Covington
Beers include Truth, Cougar, Peach Dodo, and Juicy Truth.

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm – The Cure Starts Now “Brennan’s Buck Nut Brew” Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm – Trivia night at The Growler House
“Featuring the Cincy Beer Week collaboration beers from Team Listermann and Team Mt. Carmel! We’ll be tapping two of the very limited collaboration beers while you compete for a chance to win brewery prizes and Growler House gift cards”

Wednesday, June 22nd – You-Call-It Flight Night/”Blind IPA Tasting Game!” at The Growler House
For $10, you get a flight of 5 unmarked IPAs. Match the beers correctly to the list you are provided and you can win a Cincy Beer Week pint glass. (While supplies last)

Wednesday, June 22nd from 12:30-2:00 pm – Lunch with New Belgium’s Brew Master Peter Bouckaert at Ei8ht Ball
Lunch provided by New Belgium.

Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm – Wintergreen Roebling Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, June 22nd – Beer and Slider Night at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Three sliders paired with four 5 ounce beers from Listermann Brewing. $20.

UPDATE Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm – CINfully HOPnotic DIPA Release at Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Third Wave Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com. They will also have a series of Third Wave IPAs on tap including regular Third Wave IPA, FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA, Habanero Lime Third Wave and Double Dry Hopped Citra Third Wave.

Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist v The World at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Try a blind tasting of pairs of drafts including: Rhinegeist Puma Pils v Pils Urquell; Rhinegeist Truth IPA v Alesmith IPA; Rhinegeist Fat Pale Ale v New Belgium Fat Tire. “Taste. Decide. Vote.”

Thursday, June 23rd at 12:00 pm – Jackie O’s Tap Takeover at Ei8ht Ball

Thursday, June 23rd – MadTree Night at The Growler House
Hear about their MadTree and how they started. Beers include RoHoFlo, Treesearch #4113 and Citra High. Citra High can release this night as well.

Thursday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm – Strawberry Divergent Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Thursday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm – Heavy Seas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Heavy Seas’ owner High Sisson will be in attendance and they’ll have bombers available for sale that he can sign. Beers on tap include Loose Cannon, Double Cannon, Uber Pils, Blackbeard’s Breakfast and a special cask containing Loose Cannon with cascade, centennial, & citra hops, applewood, orange zest and dried grapefruit.

UPDATE Thursday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm – Elysian Brewing Launch Party at The Lackman
Beers include Space Dust Double IPA, Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale and a surprise brew straight from the brewery.

Thursday, June 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown/The Cure Starts Now Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Beers include Brennan’s Bucknut Brew (peanut butter chocolate stout), Divergent (with woodruff & raspberry syrups available) and Blueberry Lager.

Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm – New Belgium/Rhinegeist Fat Tire Collaboration Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Thursday, June 23rd – One Year Anniversary Party at Nation Kitchen and Bar
Tapping bourbon barrel Carrie Ale. $4 burgers, $2 fries, $3 drafts.

Thursday, June 23rd from 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 – Goodwood, Glendale – Fifty West and Hyde Park – MadTree Sol Drifter.

Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm – Beer Dinner at Stadium Sports Bar (Belterra Park)
MENU – First Course: Fried Green Tomatoes, Peppered Greens, Fire Grilled Corn Succotash, Spiced Mayonnaise paired with Rheingeist Truth IPA; Second Course: Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Orange Marmalade, Cider Honey Reduction, BBQ Spiced Pork Cracklings paired with Stadium Lager; Third Course: Ale Braised Short Ribs, Boursin Smashers paired with Christian Moerlein OTR; Final Course: Guinness Float with Coffee Ice Cream, Praline Sauce. Cost is $35 per person. Call 513-232-8000 to make your reservations.

Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Cask Takeover at The Pub Crestview Hills
Featuring casks of Coconut Seven Hefeweizen, Lemon Purity Pils and cask-conditioned Thousand Weiss Imperial Hefeweizen with blackberries. Pints are $5.

Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00-10:00 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
This week, they have beers from Christian Moerlein.

Thursday, June 23rd from 7:00 pm – New Holland Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 24th from 3:00-9:00 pm – Revolution Brewing Miami Vice Theme Party at The Lackman
Featuring two beer cocktails and two beers on tap from Revolution.

Friday, June 24th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Storm Tapping and Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

Friday, June 24th – Blank Slate Night at The Growler House
Blank Slate owner, Scott LaFollette, will be on hand to discuss their expansion, upcoming can release, and more. Beers include Saison d’ 513, Pinango, There She Gose, Orchid’s Repose and Fork-in-the-Road.

Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th – OTR Beerfest at Washington Park
This year, it’s on two nights and there will be draft as well as canned beer. Get your VIP tickets for extra perks at http://otrbeerfest.com/buy-tickets/

Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Rivertown Beers and Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Menu: 1st course – “Enhanced Melons” Nice Melons Watermelon Berliner weiss with mint, berries, and a salted rim paired with Spicy watermelon gazpacho; 2nd course – Death Bloody Mary featuring Death Russian Imperial Stout brewed with ghost peppers in a house-made mixer paired with Italian frittata with sausage, goat cheese, onion, and spinach; 3rd course – Brennan’s BuckNut Brew, a Chocolate Peanut Butter stout paired with Bananas Foster French Toast. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call 513-681-4222 for reservations.

Saturday, June 25th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate Pinango Pineapple Mango Hefeweizen Tapping and Fork in the Road Poster Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
For more inforamtion, check out www.arnoldsbeerposters.com.

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This Week in Beer: March 21 – 27, 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, March 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Tribble-Currant. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap & Dine at The Littlefield
Four beers and four pairings. You can check out the menu on their Facebook event page. Cost is $65 per person plus a $4.57 fee. Reserve your space at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhinegeist-tap-dine-the-littlefield-tickets-21282144467

Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Broken Trolley Blonde (draft), Oregon Alley Imperial IPA, Java Man Cometh, Mad Wolf Hoppy Pale Ale (draft) and Riverside Rye IPA (draft).

Thursday, March 24th at 4:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Bar Premiere at the Famous Neons Unplugged
Beers include Huma Lupa Licious, Soft Parade, ControversiALE, Space Rock, Bellaire Brown, Good Humans, and Twisted Cain. Ciders include Octorock, Pulsar and Squishy.

Thursday, March 24th at 5:00 pm – Third Annual Preach Release Party at Ei8ht Ball

Thursday, March 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Hustle Home Run Derby at Rhinegeist
From their Facebook event page:
“A $5 donation gets you 10 swings and the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. All proceeds benefit Bow Tie Cause and Butler County Challenger Baseball, a baseball league designed to meet the needs of children and young adults from 5 to 22 years of age with special needs…. Take home your Hustle pint glass for only $1 with the purchase of a Hustle Rye Pale Ale (while supplies last).”

Thursday, March 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – North High Stardust to Stardust Tapping at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 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 – Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry, Glendale – Goodwood Red Wine Saison and Hyde Park – Goodwood Red Wine Saison.

Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring the Citradelic Tangerine IPA.

Saturday, March 26th – Braxton’s 1-Year Anniversary
So much going on for this celebration that we couldn’t begin to cover it here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the particulars.

Saturday, March 26th – BC’s Bottle Lodge Grand Opening Bash
They are starting off Saturday by tapping Warped Wing Whiskey Rebellion, Urban Artifact Abacus, Three Floyds Alpha King, Alesmith Hammerhead Speedway Stout, and a special cask of Heavy Seas Winter Storm. CHeck out their Facebook event page for listing of more beers to be tapped including Listermann/Triple Digit Cranium, Evil Twin Even More Jesus, Clown Shoes Coffee Blaecorn Unidragon and more.

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This Week in Beer: April 13 – 19, 2015

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. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, April 13th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 13th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, there are two: Moody Tongue Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter and Sliced Nectarine IPA.

Monday, April 13th – April Beer of the Month at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Slow Mow Pilsner and a dollar from every Beer of the Month sold along with 100% of the proceeds from the ceremonial keg will be donated to the Flying Pig Marathon.

Monday, April 13th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 14th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 14th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 14th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 14th at 5:00 pm – Pass the Boot at the Brass Tap U Square
A portion of every pint of Old Firehouse will go be donated to fallen Cincinnati hero Daryl E. Gordon’s memorial fund. There will also be giveaways and other drink specials.

Tuesday, April 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – Alesmith Tap Takeover at Halfcut

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, April 15th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 15th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 15th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Southern Tier Brewery.

Wednesday, April 15th – Wednesday Night Flights at the Growler House
This week, it’s West Sixth.

Wednesday, April 15th at 5:00 pm – Dogfish Head Record Store Day at The Lackman
Beers include Burton Baton, Noble Rot, Aprihop, 90 Min IPA and Chateau Jiahu.

Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 15th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Firkin Night at Rock Botton
It’s a vanilla brown ale.

Thursday, April 16th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 16th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 16th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, April 16th 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 – Rhinegeist Zen, Glendale – Smuttynose IPA and Hyde Park – 5 Rabbit 5 Lizard.

Friday, April 17th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, April 17th at 4:00 pm – ArtsWave “Toast to the Arts” Pint Night at Halfcut
From 4pm-10pm, $1 from any draft beer ordered will be donated to ArtsWave.

Friday, April 17th 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, April 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 18th – Happy First Anniversary, Halfcut!

Saturday, April 18th from 12:00pm-2:00am – Holler Hops & Grill’s Third Birthday Party
Tap takeovers by MadTree, SweetWater and West Sixth. More information on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, April 18th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Events happening throughout Cincinnati Beer Week

Friday, February 13th-Sunday, February 22nd – Pints for Parkinson’s at all three Flipdaddy’s locations
An all week event featuring rarity brews from various local and national breweries to celebrate Cincinnati Beer Week and raise money for a foundation that is close to the Flipdaddy’s family. Flipdaddy’s will be donating a $1.00 for every featured beer sold to http://ucgardnercenter.com/. Some of the featured beers include some from MadTree, Blank Slate, Upland, Great Lakes and many more. Glassware and swag available.

Friday, February 13th-Sunday, February 22nd – Eastside Beer Week Tour at MJ’s on Main
Stamp your passports from MJ’s On Main & Padrino’s and snag a swag bag for completing your tour. Tour runs ALL of beer week.

Monday, February 16th – Thursday, February 19th – Cincy Brew Bus Beer Week Schedule
Cincy Brew Bus will be going to go to three (or four) different Cincinnati Beer Week events on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of beer week. Your ticket will include a ride to three or, time permitting, four different venues that they “think highlight the very best of beer week.” See their schedule page for more information and to make your reservation.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Friday, February 13th at 2:00 pm – Barrel-Aged Tapping at Dutch’s
Beers are Fifty West Barrel-Aged Death Valley Shootout imperial stout and Against The Grain’s Kentucky Ryed Chiquen barrel-aged rye ale.

Friday, February 13th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Pre-Beer Fest Party at the Millennium Hotel
Pre-game with the MadTree, Cavalier Distributing, Revolution Beer and the KY Bourbon Barrel Reps.

Friday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Alesmith Tapping at Arnold’s
Featuring Old Numbskull and their IPA.

Friday, February 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Triple Digit Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale Village
Buy a Chickow by Triple Digit Brewery and receive a glass a snifter with Triple Digit Logo.

Friday, February 13th – Cincy Winter Beerfest

Friday, February 13th at 6:00 pm – Hops vs Vines Showdown at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Goose Island Vintage Series including Sofie (aged in Chardonnay barrels), Halia (aged in White Wine barrels) and Lolita (aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels) versus Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay, LaClape and Picpoul. Cost is $20 per person and includes specially prepared food pairings. Call 513-681-4222 for reservations.

Friday, February 13th starting at 6:00 pm – CBW Black Tart Pint Night at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Friday, February 13th starting at 6:00 pm – Keep the Glass: Thirsty Dog Brewery Tasting at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Featuring Citra Dog and other beers. First 24 people will receive a free Thirsty Dog glass.

Friday, February 13th starting at 8:00 pm – Keep the Glass: Thirsty Dog Brewery Tasting at Fogartys Irish Pub
Featuring Irish Setter Red Ale and other beers. First 24 people will receive a free Thirsty Dog glass.

Cincinnati Beer Week 2015

Growlers and Tastings Report – December 2, 2011

We’re having trouble getting information from some of the local beer locations that have growler stations. We’ve been dating information that isn’t current, but will pull listings that are more than a month old from now on. Please encourage your favorite stores to send us their tap lists so we can provide you with the most accurate information. Thanks!

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence really is the second to the last one for 2011 because they added a Backroom Brawl for next week. Tonight, they will be pouring a wide range of beers from several different brewers tonight. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Bell’s Third Coast Ale ($5.99), Woodchuck Amber ($6.99), Sam Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock ($9.99), Stone Oak Aged Arrogant B@$!@rd ($12.99), Sierra Nevada Celebration ($6.99), Southern Tier Java ($16.99), Southern Tier IPA ($6.99), Southern Tier Oat ($16.99), Southern Tier Unearthly ($12.99), Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($9.99), Great Lakes Commodore Perry ($6.99), Great Lakes Burning River ($7.99), Schlafly Christmas ($8.99), Breckenridge Christmas Eve ($7.99), Rogue Chipotle Ale ($8.99), Rogue John’s Locker Series Smoke ($7.99), New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($12.99) and New Holland Black Tulip Ale ($12.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00. Quart and pint size growlers are also available.

● The growler stations at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Covington had Sierra Nevada Pale Ale ($6.49), Anderson Valley IPA ($6.49), Ommegang White ($6.99) and Rogue American Amber ($6.99). The DEP’s in Fort Thomas has Dogfish Head Festina Peche (on sale for $2.00), Breckenridge Lucky IPA ($6.49), Schneider Weiss ($7.99), Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA ($6.99) and Leinenkugel Big Eddy Imperial Russian Stout ($9.99).

● At the two tap growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market, they have Brew Kettle Winter Warmer ($14/growler and $5/glass) and Southern Tier I-90 Pale Ale ($12/growler and $4/glass). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the Growler Station at Party Source in Bellevue: Woodchuck Amber ($7.99), Flying Dog Schwarz Lager ($10.99), Schlafly Christmas Ale ($11.99), Brooklyn Concoction ($7.99), Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout ($18.99), Leinenkugel Big Eddy ($10.99), Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($9.99) and Left Hand Fade to Black ($13.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● Main Street Wine and Spirits will be having a beer tasting tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The beers available are Coronado Brewing Company Idiot IPA, Weyerbacher Winter Ale, North Peak Dark Angel Cherry Porter and AleSmith YuleSmith. All tastes are fifty cents each.

● On the Growler Station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99), Rivertown Roebling Vanilla Espresso Porter ($12.99) and another beer to be added soon. All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.