Bavarian Tapping Party

From Facebook:

Braxton Brewing Company is reviving a historic Covington beer brand with its new Bavarian Style Select Lager.

This light lager will be tapped in Braxton’s Covington taproom on Thursday, September 21st — just steps from where the beer was originally brewed at Bavarian Brewing Company. Bavarian Style Select Lager is a clean, refreshing light lager that features noble hops that drive enough flavor and bitterness to balance the base beer. The lager checks in at 4% ABV and 11 IBUs.

It will initially be available exclusively on draft in Northern Kentucky.

Braxton Brewing Company has partnered with the non-profit Brewery District CURC and the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District and Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail to pay homage to the region’s past and celebrate its future. At the tapping event on September 21st, guests will be able to take a short shuttle from Braxton to the currently vacant Bavarian Brewery building for an exclusive walking tour of the space.

Get your tickets here: https://otrbrewerydistrict.thundertix.com/events/113161

Tour space is limited, so the first 30 guests who register and provide a $25 donation to the non-profit Brewing Heritage Trail will be able to attend. You can get your tickets at the link above and it includes a beer in the tap room after the tour. In addition, the Brewing Heritage Trail will have Bavarian brewing history on display in the taproom.

Join us as we celebrate Covington, Kentucky and the region and bring this historic brand back to life! #LiftOneToLife

Bavarian Brewing Company was originally founded in Covington in 1866. In 1906, the brewery expanded into the building that is still standing on 12th Street in Covington. By 1914, Bavarian Brewing Company was producing 216,000 barrels annually and the largest brewery in the state of Kentucky.

Post-prohibition, between 1947 and 1952, the brewery was operating around the clock to meet demand of its key brands: Bavarian’s Old Style, Bavarian Master Brand and Bavarian Bock. At the end of this timeframe, the brewery began to struggle against larger brands with national advertising and lower costs. Eventually, Bavarian Brewery was forced to close in 1966, 100 years after it was founded.

Cans for a Cure! Blueberry Pie Brown Ale Release

From Facebook:

Introducing a freshly baked collaboration between two handcrafted families, benefiting The Cure Starts Now foundation and their worldwide effort to discover a “homerun” cure for cancer.

On Saturday, September 9, we’re releasing our Blueberry Pie Brown Ale in collaboration with Graeter’s Ice Cream. This Brown Ale is brewed with blueberry, vanilla bean and graham cracker.

We’re throwing a party to officially release the cans, tap the beer and introduce you to The Cure Starts Now foundation. Bob and Rich Graeter will be here to tap the beer with us and the Graeter’s team will also be handing out FREE SCOOPS while supplies last!

Bring your friends and family for a day of fun! We’ll have the Blueberry Pie Brown Ale and Elena’s Blueberry Pie Ice Cream from Graeter’s but we’ll also have Erin Coburn Music in the taproom and yard games in front of the taproom for you to enjoy. Cheese -N- Chong food truck will also be on site throughout the day.

This is Braxton Brewing Company’s most meaningful brew, benefiting The Cure Starts Now Foundation. We are passionate about this beer and excited to raise awareness for a great cause.

Join us and let’s #liftonetolife!

Momentum Mosaic Pale Ale Tapping

From Facebook:

The Garage Series is how we celebrate innovation in our beer lineup at our Covington taproom. The newest beer coming to this series is “Momentum.”

Momentum is a single-hopped Pale Ale using Mosaic. This drinkable pale ale may seem simple in ingredients (just two malts and one hop), but it showcases the wonderful complexity of Mosaic hops. A light malt backbone allows the Mosaic hops to steal the show. Five separate hop additions – including dry hopping – of mosaic hops shine with a refreshingly light bitterness followed by notes an earthy citrus, ripe mangos and berries. Brewed with help from our friends at Keystone Bar & Grill.

Let the Momentum build and join us this Friday…let’s #LiftOneToLife!

Braxton Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

Prost to new traditions! Braxton Brewing Company is excited to announce the Limited Seasonal Release of the 100% Authentic German Lager – Oktober Fuel! This traditional Oktoberfest Lager is for you, our community. It’s fuel for fall.

Oktoberfest celebration season is upon and what better way to kick it off than an Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover at Firehouse Grill?!

Braxton Brewing Company will be there in full German glory with awesome Oktober Fuel giveaways like Oktober Fuel can glasses, a raffle for a limited edition ceramic one liter stein and we’ll be giving away a limited edition Oktober Fuel screenprint by Durham Brand & Co.

Don’t miss this party – it only comes once a year!

We’ll see you there and we’ll #LiftOneToLife together! Prost!

**Oktober Fuel is an Oktoberfest style lager that is brewed using the finest German malts, decoction mashing and noble hops. Oktober Fuel has an aroma that is dominated by complex malt characteristics including bready, biscuity and slightly toasty. It is light amber to dark orange in color, with a beautiful, long lasting off-white head. Starting with a complex malt sweetness this beer will finish crisp and dry. Oktober Fuel has a nice spicyness of noble hops to balance the malt complexity this style is known for.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

From Facebook:

On Thursday, September 7th, Braxton Brewing Company will be using their canning line for a new purpose — drinking water. We will be filling 1,000 cases of 12 oz. cans with filtered drinking water. These cans will be sent to Houston and Louisiana to support Hurricane Harvey flood relief efforts.

If you would like to join the cause on September 7th, the brewery will be donating $1/pint and be accepting donations of the most needed-disaster relief items (see list of items below).

Klöckner Pentaplast, Schawk!, Safety Seal Shrink Sleeve Specialists, Fast Track Packaging, Verst Group Logistics Packaging and Integrity Express Logistics LLC have all donated efforts to this cause.

Non-perishable Food: Canned vegetables & fruits, Canned meat (tuna and chicken), Canned soups/stews, Canned beans, Canned chili, Cereal, Ensure & PediaSure, Pasta, Peanut butter, Protein bars/Granola bars, Rice, Shelf-Stable Milk

Cleaning Supplies: Bleach, Disinfectants, Gloves, Scrub brushes, Sponges, Trash bags

Second Harvest Foodbank in Lafayette, Louisiana will be distributing the canned water throughout Houston and Louisiana on the brewery’s behalf.

Donate to Second Harvest Here: http://no-hunger.org/hurricaneharvey/

This Extended Weekend in Beer: Sept. 6 – 10, 2017

As we mentioned previously, the last few months have been crazy at Casa de Hoperatives and this current week is the craziest one yet. But, by Saturday, Carla’s dad (Hoperative #169) will be the newest resident of Florence, KY and things should hopefully calm down a bit. We missed our usual Monday publication date so here is our first (and last?) This Extended Weekend in Beer post.

Thursday, Sept. 7th-Friday, Sept. 8th – Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort at Braxton Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 7th at 4:00-10:00 pm – Bay of Bengal Taproom Launch at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Thursday, Sept. 7th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Dark Horse Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Sept. 7th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Prizes for Beer Lovers at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Sept. 7th at 6:00-11:00 pm – Fifty West Meet the Brewer Night at Higher Ground

Thursday, Sept. 7th at 7:00 pm – Mill Creek Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 8th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Momentum Mosaic Pale Ale Tapping at Braxton Brewing

Friday, Sept. 8th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, Sept. 8th from 6:30-11:00 pm – End of Summer Cincy Beerfest at Fountain Square

Saturday, Sept. 9th from 10:00 am-11:00 pm – Team Fiona Batch #4 Can Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, Sept. 9th from 11:00 am-12:00 am – Grainworks Brewing Grand Opening

Saturday, Sept. 9th from 12:00 pm-1:00 am – Cans for a Cure! Blueberry Pie Brown Ale Release at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, Sept. 9th from 2:00-11:30 pm – Old Firehouse Brewery’s 3rd Anniversary Party

Saturday, Sept. 9th from 3:00-11:00 pm – End of Summer Cincy Beerfest at Fountain Square

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

Prost to new traditions! Braxton Brewing Company is excited to announce the Limited Seasonal Release of the 100% Authentic German Lager – Oktober Fuel! This traditional Oktoberfest Lager is for you, our community. It’s fuel for fall.

Oktoberfest celebration season is upon and what better way to kick it off than an Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover at Queen City Radio!?

Braxton Brewing Company will be there in full German glory with awesome Oktober Fuel giveaways like Oktober Fuel can glasses, a raffle for a limited edition ceramic one liter stein and we’ll be giving away a limited edition Oktober Fuel screenprint by Durham Brand & Co.

Don’t miss this party – it only comes once a year!

We’ll see you there and we’ll #LiftOneToLife together! Prost!

**Oktober Fuel is an Oktoberfest style lager that is brewed using the finest German malts, decoction mashing and noble hops. Oktober Fuel has an aroma that is dominated by complex malt characteristics including bready, biscuity and slightly toasty. It is light amber to dark orange in color, with a beautiful, long lasting off-white head. Starting with a complex malt sweetness this beer will finish crisp and dry. Oktober Fuel has a nice spicyness of noble hops to balance the malt complexity this style is known for.

This Week in Beer: August 28 – Sept. 3, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, August 28th at 5:00 – Rare Beer Monday at Braxton Labs

Monday, August 28th at 8:00 pm – Industry Night Beer Olympics at Olde Towne Tavern

Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00 pm – Dog Days and IPAs at Landlocked Social House

Wednesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, August 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Dogfish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 31st at 5:00 pm – Donut and Beer Pairing with Deschutes Brewing at The Lackman

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House–Meet the Brewery Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover at Queen City Radio

Thursday, August 31st at 4:00 pm – Dreamsicle Can Release Party at MadTree Brewing

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 pm – Bircus Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Fifty West Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 10:00 am – Brass Monkey and Junkie Can Release at Listermann Brewing

Sunday, Sept. 3rd at Noon – Fireworks Party at Wooden Cask Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

An Afternoon with the Beer Barons

From Facebook:

The Spring Grove Heritage Foundation will host the 4th Annual ‘An Afternoon with the Beer Barons’ event from 4P to 7P. Participating brewers will provide samples of their most popular and unique beers.

Food will be provided by The Delish Dish. This event will be held outdoors in the scenic Rose Garden just inside the main entrance of the cemetery. The event will be salute to the rich history of beer in Cincinnati as many of the founding Beer Barons are buried here at Spring Grove. Our Heritage Foundation docents have done extensive research on these famous families and will share their vast knowledge as our guests join the docents on air conditioned motor coach tours of the cemetery throughout the event.

The following brewers are participating this year:

Braxton Brewing

Brink Brewing

Christian Moerlein

Fibonacci Brewing

Fifty West Brewing

MadTree Brewing

March First Brewing

Mt. Carmel Brewing

Paradise Brewery & Taproom

Rivertown Brewing

Streetside Brewery

Taft’s Ale House

Toxic Brewing

Urban Artifact

Pre-Registration is available through Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-with-the-beer-barons-tickets-32479150012

This is a 21 and over event and will be strictly enforced. The cost for the afternoon is $40 per person and reservations are necessary.

August Art After Dark: Beer Bash

From Facebook:

Join us at our annual Beer Bash in our Alice Bimel Courtyard for beer tastings from local breweries, live music by DJ Soul Step, food for purchase and exclusive evening access to the entire museum.

::B R E W E R I E S::
Braxton Brewing Company
Fibonacci Brewing Company
Fifty West Brewing Company
Listermann Brewing Company
Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House
The Woodburn Brewery
Urban Artifact

Buy ONLINE and SAVE!
NEW VIP Wristband (Limited quantity available)
$20 pre-sale (online only)
$30 day of event

Includes:
– Wristband with 10 beer tasting ticket
– Appetizers
– Skip the line with VIP check-in
– Exclusive VIP area in the Fountain Room
Purchase your wristband here: http://bit.ly/VIPbeerbash

Beer Tasting Tickets Available During the Event
-1 ticket = 2 ounce tasting
-3 tickets = 10 ounce pour
-$2 for 1 ticket OR $10 for 6 tickets

VIP Wristbands and tickets are non-refundable and are only valid on 8/25/17. Guests must be 21 or older to drink and must present a valid ID to purchase tickets and wristbands. VIP wristbands and beer tickets are only valid for the beer tasting and may not be used at other bars. There is a $5 minimum on credit card purchases.

VIP Wristbands must be redeemed at the Cincinnati Art Museum on event day with valid ID. The individual who purchased the wristband must be present at the redemption location.

Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID in order to drink. Free admission and free parking. No RSVP required. Please arrive early or consider using Uber/Lfyt for the best parking options. #artafterdarkcincy

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