Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 16, 2016

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY 2nd ANNIVERSARY to Old Firehouse BREWING!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jungle Jim’s (Eastgate) – Meet and Greet with Jim Koch of Samuel Adams from 12:00-2:00 pm at their Tasting Bar.

Malts in Ault – Tonight from 6:30-10:30 pm at Ault Park. Beers include B Nektar – Kill All the Golfers, Death Unicorn, Necromangocon and Zombie Ziller; Boulevard – Tank 7, Ginger Lemon Radler, Funky Pumpkin and Tell Tale Tart; Dogfish Head – Midas Touch, Seaquench, Sixty Minute and Namaste; Fat Head’s – Bumbleberry, Head Hunter, Spooky Tooth, Sunshine Daydream; Heavy Seas – Barrel Aged Greater Pumpkin, Pounder Pils, Double Cannon and Peg Leg Imperial Stout; Jackie O’s – Razz Wheat, Hop Ryot, Ohio Pale Ale and Chomolungma; Left Hand – Milk Stout, Sawtooth, Polestar Pils and Oktoberfest; MadTree – Lift, Happy Amber, Psychopathy and PSA; Ommegang – Tripel Perfection, Rosetta, Grains of Truth and Great Beyond; Revolution – Oktoberfest, Anti Hero, Eugene Porter and Bottom Up Wit; Sixpoint – Resin, Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action and Crisp; Stone – Who you callin a Wussie, Arrogant Bastard, Citrusy Wit and Delicious IPA.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Southern Tier Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Tröegs at Fairfield and beers from Arbor Brewing at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Stone. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Northwest Fifty West Saturday at 11:00 am. Beers include 50 West TRIPA, Main Street Amber, One Way Street Citra SMaSH, One Way Street Mosaic SMaSH and Echo Summit.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Ballast Point Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Beers include Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, Grunion, Mango Even Keel, Watermelon Dorado, The Commodore, California Kolsch, California Amber, Calm Before the Storm, Copper Ale on Nitro, American Wheat with Cherries, Belgian Tripel Ale, Biere De Garde, Schwarzbier and Double IPA.

Casual Pint-Oakley – MadTree Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Stillwater I Miss the Old Kanye. Cost is $7 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Findlay Market Bier Market – This weekend, they will have beers from Taft’s Ale House including Masskrug Oktoberfest Marzen and Preservationist Pale Ale.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: April 11 – 17, 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.

Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 pm – Insurrection DIPA Tappening at Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House

Wednesday, April 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Erie Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Soleil Shandy Raspberry Lemon Shandy (draft), Derailed Ale Black Cherry Cream Ale (draft), Railbender Scottish Style Ale, Ol’ Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy and Mad Anthony American Pale Ale.

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Strawberry Blonde, Mr. Delicious IPA, Phat Abbott, Sodibo BA Sour and Mafka Sour.

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane

Thursday, April 14th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beer from Tröegs.

Thursday, April 14th at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Capital Grille
Cost is $100 per person. Call Laura Marsh for reservations at 513-340-5990. First course: Sauteed Mussels, Tomato-Lime Broth, Micro Cilantro paired with MadTree Lift; Second course: Hop-brined Smoked Trout, Fingerling Potatoes , Carrot Green Chimichurri, Hazelnuts paired with PSA Pale Ale; Third course: Spent Grain Tortellini, Braised Lamb Ragout paired with Rounding Third Red IPA; Fourth course: 45-Day Aged Bone In Sirloin, Steak Butter paired with Happy Amber; Fifth course: Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote, Biscotti Streusel paired with Stutze Belgian Blond Ale.

Thursday, April 14th 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 – KY Peach Barrel Wheat, Glendale – Rhinegeist Cougar and Hyde Park – Heavy Seas Cutlass.

UPDATE Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm – Falls City Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Kentucky Common, Hipster Repellant and Pale Ale. Pairings include Loaded Potato Skins, The Izzy Burger with Cheese, and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations: go to http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, or email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm – Boulevard Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Starkbierfest
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, April 15th at 8:00-11:00 pm – BB Riverboats Beer Festival
From Facebook: “Join BB Riverboats as we ‘hop’ up the Spring season with our second Craft Beerfest onboard the Belle of Cincinnati. There will be over 15 craft breweries represented and more than 60 different beers available to sample on this 2 hour evening cruise. Each ticket includes 20 beer samples of your choice. VIP tickets are available which include a private deck space, appetizers, exclusive VIP beer sample options, and early boarding privileges. Local vendors of the Craft Beer industry will be onboard to answer any questions about home brewing, beer can collecting, and even tours about the history of brewing in our area. Join us in April for our biannual tradition. Must be 21.
General Admission $50.00*
VIP Admission $75.00*”

Saturday, April 16th at 12:00-3:00 pm – Strawberry Pig Returns to the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: April 4, 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 OPENING DAY!

Monday, April 4th at 9:00 am – The Season Opener at Taft’s Ale House
Too many things happening to list them all here. Check out their Facebook event page instead.

Monday, April 4th at 10:00 am – Opening Day Kegs ‘N’ Eggs + Game Day Shuttle at Rhinegeist
Once again, check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 4th at 10:00 am – Opening Day at Braxton
For $10, you get a beer, a bag of Cracker Jacks and a limited edition Braxton baseball glass. Chicago Don’s Hot Dawgs on site.

Monday, April 4th at 11:00 am – Reds Opening Day at The Lackman
On tap: Rhinegeist Hustle and MadTree Rounding Third. Happy Hour from 4-8pm features $2 off drafts, $2.50 domestics and $3.50 imports.

Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 am – Kickoff Arbor Brewing Month at BrewRiver GastroPub
From Facebook: “Come meet Matt Greff, the owner/head brewer of Arbor Brewing Company and Corner Brewery. We will be featuring 4 Arbor Brewing beers, including one of their rare sours! Our three course tasting menu will feature Arbor through the entire month of April!”

Thursday, April 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Rivertown Tasting at Kroger Austin Pike

Thursday, April 7th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Uinta Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe

Thursday, April 7th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
This month’s book is Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle.

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00-10:00 pm – Local Brew Party at Midway Café Fort Thomas

Don’t forget to check back on Friday for the weekend’s tastings and tappings!

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This Week in Beer: March 7 – 13, 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.

Monday, March 7th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Gnarly Gno More Farewell Tour at Lucky Turtle
Featuring Gnarly Brown and 3 variants, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Black Currant and Nitro Coffee Vanilla.

Monday, March 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Belgium sours including La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek.

Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00 pm – Artswave, Blank Slate and Listermann Collaboration 4 Pack Release at Listermann Brewing
Roots ginger beer is $9.99 for a four pack.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers includes Bollywood Blonde, Buzzsaw IPA, Jackhammer Old Ale, Espresso Love Breakfast Stout and Phat Abbot Tripel on draft.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
It’s a three year old Bourbon Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm – Chicken Wing vs Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger at Midway Café
Four beer flight with eight wings.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Dark Horse Plead the 5th Vertical at Market Wines
They will have 3 years of Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout. Try a glass of each or have a specially priced vertical taster. Plus there might be a surprise Dark Horse on tap as well.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing
This is a 5:00 PM tapping and bottle sale. Cost is $11.99 for a four pack with no limit. The Barrel Aged and BA Coffee will be on draft but the bottle release for those are to be determined.

Thursday, March 10th 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 – Against the Grain, Glendale – Harp & Smithwick and Hyde Park – Breckenridge RyePA.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm – Stone Beer Dinner at Hop House 99
This dinner at the Hollywood Casino will feature select beers paired to accompany a four course meal. $30.00 per person and will include gift from the brewery.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at The Gruff
Welcome Beer: Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager; 1st Course: Crank Shaft IPA paired with Chicken and andouille gumbo & radish cucumber salad dressed with creme fraiche dill sauce; 2nd Course: Crowbar Black IPA paired with Nitrate free applewood smoked ham with gruyere on sourdough rye and baked in their wood fire oven. Served with roasted potatoes and house made ketchup; 3rd Course: Dead Blow Tropical Stout Brewed With Starter Coffee paired with Apple & golden raisin bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Cost is $35.00. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braxton-beer-dinner-at-the-gruff-tickets-21737995931

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Green Line, Four Star and Summertime. Pairings include Izzy’s Mex Quesadilla, BLT and Irish Apple Cake. Cost is $25.00 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, March 11th-Sunday, March 13th – Pucker Up Buttercup: A Weekend of Sours at Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
Featuring six new sours from MadTree and many others. Full line-up available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, March 11th at 6:00 pm – Keystone Keg Party at Keystone Hyde Park
Kegs to be tapped include Old Firehouse Brewery Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Old Flame, Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Siberian Night, Maine Brewing Company Peeper Pale Ale, New Belgium La Folie, Nowhere In Particular The Last Word Rice DIPA and Warped Wing Space Food IPA Firkin Cask.

Saturday, March 12th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kegs & Eggs at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 am – Triple Digit Turns 4
Expect lots of great Triple Digit beers at the Listermann/Triple Digit Tap Room including BA Maple Chickow!, Stuff, Cranium, Cranium Orange, Cranium Nitro, Cellared Aftermath, Cellared Decimation, Cellared Gravitator and more.

Saturday, March 12th at 12:00 pm – All About Stout Fest 2016 at Molly Malone’s Covington
Check out their website for more information.

Sunday, March 13th at 12:00 pm – Sunday Funday Keg Release at Lucky Turtle
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Mushshushu.

Sunday, March 13th at 1:00 pm – Third Annual Pints & Pitties at Christian Moerlein Malt House
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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