BrewDog Pint Night

From Facebook:

BrewDog is back in the Cincinnati market, and we’ve got three of their brews for you to try. We’ll have Punk IPA and Dead Pony Club Session Pale Ale on tap and Elvis Juice Grapefruit infused IPA in cans. Flight of all 3 for $6. Plus, we’ll have tacos!

This Week in Beer: August 21 – 27, 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 21st at 6:00 pm – Kentucky’s Darkest Day at Braxton Brewing HQ and Braxton Labs

Monday, August 21st at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at Dilly

Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm – Tennessee Brew Works Trivia at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm – BrewDog Pint Night at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Aug. 24th-Saturday, Aug. 26th – 3rd Annual BellsFest at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Maui Brewing Luau/Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, August 24th-Saturday, August 26th – 2017 Cincy Brew Ha Ha at Sawyer Point

Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Meet the Brewer Pint Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Aug. 25th-Sunday, Aug. 27th – 2nd Annual Bewilderment at Urban Artifact

Friday, August 25th at 5:00 pm – August Art After Dark: Beer Bash at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Friday, August 25th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, August 25th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, August 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 am – Total Eclipse with Total Eclipse at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, August 26th from noon to 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Parking Lot Party at Flipdaddy’s Union

Saturday, August 26th from 4:00-7:00 pm – An Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove Cemetery

Sunday, August 27th at noon – Get Buzzed-Honey and Beer Pairing at Fibonacci Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Tastings and Tappings Report: May 29, 2015

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (5/29), it’s Widmer Hefe Shandy, Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner, Ballast Point Victory at Sea and Oskar Blues Gub’na.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/29), it’s Sam Adams. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (5/29), it’s the Traveler Beer Company and Angry Orchard. Pints are usually $3.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week (5/29) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s Rivertown. Beers include Unblended Lambic, Kriek, Insurrection Double IPA and Death. In bottles, they will have Soulless, Roebling Porter, Divergent Berlinerweiss (three different ways) and more. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (5/29) is Free Bacon Night AND they are tapping BrewDog Cocoa Psycho. Cost is $12 for a ten ounce snifter.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday (5/30), it’s Rivertown Old Sour Cherry Porter through chocolate and vanilla. The cost is $8 for a 13 ounce pint.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (6/1), it’s Stone Points Unknown IPA and Stochasticity Project HiFi + LoFi Mixtape. The cost for both beers is $5 for a 10 ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

This Week in Beer: May 25 – 31, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. As of 5/11/15, we are only listing events that are unique for this coming week in our This Week in Beer posts. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, May 25th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Against the Grain / BrewDog We Mint Well. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, May 27th at 6:00 pm – Dogfish Head Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Check out their Facebook event page for the list of beers when they are updated.

Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Urbrau.

Thursday, May 28th 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 – Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, Glendale – Three Floyds and Hyde Park – Ei8ht Ball Mike Czech.

Friday, May 29th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Friday at Moerlein Lager House
This week’s firkin is their Blueberry Pils.

Friday, May 30th from 4:00 pm until 2:30 am – Grand Re-Opening Party at Fries Café
Live music from 6:00-10:00 pm, a pig roast and a few rare beers on tap

This Week In Beer

Short Hops (Tastings and Growlers edition): August 20, 2010

● At this week’s Cork ‘N Bottle beer tastings, they will feature Laverstone Park Ale and Lager at the Covington location. At the Buttermilk location, they will be having a Belgian Beer Tour. The tastings at both locations are from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Fridays. Cost is $1 for 6 to 8 beers.

● On the Growler Stations at Cork ‘N Bottle: Boulder Singletrack Copper Ale ($6.99), Rogue Dry Hopped Red Ale ($8.99), Sierra Nevada Brown Ale ($4.99) and Goose Island Sofie ($13.99)/Widmer The Drifter Pale Ale ($7.99). Buttermilk Pike has Widmer Drop Top Amber ($7.99), Sierra Nevada Brown Ale ($4.99), Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale ($8.99), Breckenridge 471 IPA ($11.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.50.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence, they are pouring new world and old world style European imports including Chimay Blue, Nogne-O Brown Ale, Brew Dog Hardcore IPA, Haand Bryggeriet’s Barrel-Aged Porter, Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weissbier, Aventinus from G. Schneider & Son and Mikkeller All Others Pale Ale. 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: Three Floyds Robert the Bruce ($6.99), BBC Bourbon Barrel Heine Brothers Coffee Stout ($12.99), Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere ($16.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter ($6.99), Rivertown Helles Lager ($8.99), New Holland Black Mad Hatter ($10.99), Napa Smith Organic IPA ($9.99), Rye 75 ($8.99), Goose Island Bourbon County ($24.99), Rivertown Hefeweizen ($8.99), Great Lakes Oktoberfest ($6.99), Rivertown Hop Baron Double IPA ($18.99), New Holland Rye Hatter IPA ($10.99) and Stone Imperial Russian Stout ($11.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● The beers for the DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits beer tasting today at their Fort Thomas location are unknown at this time. The tasting usually goes from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

● The growler station at the Covington DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits has New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($10.99), Houblon Chouffe ($17.99 – August Growler of the Month), Cumberland Brews Pale Ale ($3.99) and
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster ($8.49). The growler station at the Ft. Thomas location has Avery Maharaja ($10.99), Gouden Carolus Hopsinjop ($17.99 – Growler of the Month), Cumberland Brews Red Ale ($3.99), Unibroue Maudite ($13.99), Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster ($8.49) and Schlafly Kolsch ($5.99).

● On the Growler Station at Party Source in Bellevue: Goose Island Imperial Brown Goose ($27.99), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($6.99), Great Lakes Holy Moses ($10.99), Unibroue Maudite ($12.99), Founders Dirty Old Bastard ($8.99), Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA ($12.99), Left Hand Widdershins ($16.99) and Ommegang Abbey Ale ($11.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

Short Hops: April 17, 2010

Strange Brew
“Three Floyds didn’t start Indiana’s craft-beer craze, but the brewer—led by a dark and stormy stout—definitely made it crazier.”

Boston Globe: Brewing is still his craft
As Boston Beer marks 25 years, cofounder Jim Koch strives to get better

Washington Post: Cherry bomb’s away
Don’t forget to add Bell’s Cherry Stout to this list!

One of the World’s Most Alcoholic Beers to Land on American Soil

Washington Post: Beer: A celebration of craft brewing

Short Hops (Growlers and Tastings edition): April 16, 2010

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence, they will be joined by Lisa Farmer of the Great Lakes Brewing Company. Look for a great selection of Great Lakes brews on the table and they will tap a barrel of their Tempus Fugit Ale at the growler station. 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 (prices include empty growler): Cumberland Pale Ale ($5.99), Goose Island Pepe Nero ($14.99), Boulder Mojo Rising ($9.99), Schlafly Pilsner ($5.99) and in bottles on Friday, it’s Palma Louca, O’Fallon 5-day IPA, Plank Dunkel-wiezenbock. At the Buttermilk Pike location, on the growler station, it’s Sierra Nevada Glissade ($6.99), Goose Island Honkers Ale ($6.99), Cumberland Creme Ale ($5.99), Founders Centennial IPA ($7.99). And in bottles, it’s Session Lager and Black Lager, Schlafly Raspberry Hefe. No tastings on Saturday at either location until later in 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. All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.50.

● D.E.P.’s Fine Wine and Spirits beer tasting today at their Fort Thomas location is tasting Boon Lambics this week. The tasting usually goes from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Growler stations in both the Covington store and the Ft. Thomas store coming some time next week.

● At Main Street Wine and Spirits, the beer tasting this Friday is IPAs: Bear Republic Racer 5, Bell’s Two-Hearted, Brewdog Hardcore IPA, and Avery Maharaja. 5-7 PM

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Three Floyds Dreadnaught ($16.99), Stone Sublimely Self Righteous ($11.99), Post Road Pumpkin ($5.99), Bourbon Heine Bros Coffee Stout ($12.99), Founder’s Rye ($8.99), Queen’s Knickers ($9.99), Cumberland Red Ale ($5.99), Stone Ruination ($11.99), Rye 75 Suicide by Hop ($7.99), Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale ($9.99), Robert the Bruce ($6.99), Dogfish Head 90 min IPA ($11.99), Stone Cali-Belgique ($11.99), Woodchuck Cider ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Source in Bellevue: Guiness Irish Stout ($5.99), Bell’s Oberon ($10.99), Unibroue Terrible ($14.99), Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA ($14.99), Flying Dog Gonzo ($12.99), Ommegang Three Philosophers ($24.99), Dogfish Head Raison D’etre ($12.99) and Rivertown Dunkel ($11.99). Prices include empty growler.

Review: BrewDog Hardcore IPA

It’s been a productive evening thus far (dinner, workout, laundry) and I figured I’d round it out with a beer review. I mean after all I obviously deserve it.

I happened to be down in Bellevue the other day and swung through Party Source to see if they had anything different. I found myself purchasing a bottle of BrewDog’s Hardcore IPA. I’ve heard wonderful things about BrewDog’s offerings but this will be my first sampling.

You can tell the grain bill is big just from smelling this beer. Sweet malty fig, some citrus and caramel. More estery than you expect in a big IPA.

Aroma: 2

Yellowish-orange with a slight red tint. It’s a lot lighter in color than I expected for this style. Nice frothy head with good lacing on the glass.

Appearance: 2

It sort of starts off like a nice malty Belgian Tripel and then the hop bitterness starts building. Much more of an earthy hop flavor than you find in most  American Imperial IPAs. It’s well balanced but not hopped like you find in some extreme American double IPAs.

Hop Malt Balance: 3

Smooth and easy to drink. It hides the 9% abv well. Carbonation is good but a bit higher than expected.

Mouthfeel: 3

Failed to meet my idea of “Hardcore” in this category. It exhibits an earthy bitterness with toasted flavors. I think this is largely based on the difference between European and American beer styles and the local hop selections.

Aftertaste: 2

A good beer but not terribly complex or “Hardcore”. It really didn’t embody what I think a Double IPA should be and never hit that Hop high note I was hoping for. Perhaps what is “Hardcore IPA” in Europe is still just lagging behind the amazing beer scene we are privileged to here. Despite not living up to expectations I’ll be tapping back into the BrewDog well soon.

Overall Impression: 3

BrewDog Hardcore IPA: B-

-Jared Whalen