BrewRiver GastroPub’s First Anniversary Celebration

It’s hard to believe that BrewRiver GastroPub has only been open one year. It’s quickly become a favorite spot for believers in better beer to enjoy great food and great beer. The folks at BrewRiver have an entire week of celebrations including a series of tappings planned.


  • The kick off event is a tapping of a special cask of the Listermann Beagle Series IPA dry hopped with Amarillo Hops scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM.
  • The Rhinegeist tapping is a single hopped ale named Bravo that will be available at both the brewery and at BrewRiver. That tapping will occur on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 PM.
  • The Madtree tapping is a special PsycHOPathy IPA Randall version infused with hops, fresh herbs from BrewRiver’s micro garden and seasonal fruit from local farms. The tapping is set for Friday, August 30th at 7:00 PM.
  • The Rivertown tapping is a Reserve Series Imperial Pilsner. It will be tapped on Saturday, August 31st at 7:00 PM.
  • There will also be a tapping of a Blank Slate and Triple Digit collaboration beer later in the week.

Sour Cellar Spring Cleaning

This sounds like lots of fun. For their anniversary, BrewRiver is going to open up their personal cellar to the public. They’ve got some surprises coming on tap and some special 750ml format bottles as well. We found out that some of the surprises include Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, Jolly Pumpkin De Viento, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugadda, Jolly Pumpkin Sobre Humano, Leelanau Good Harbor Golden, Leelanau Petosky Pale, Bruery Tart of Darkness, etc.


Along with their regular menu specials, Chef Michael is preparing a pig roast for the first time ever at BrewRIver. It will be served starting on Thursday, August 29th. They’ll feature a local pig from Ohio’s Premium Hog Farmers as well as coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, and house-made pickles among other options. They promise that this will be a feast to look forward to every year.

Happy Anniversary, BrewRiver!

Big Week for Listermann/Triple Digit

As you read earlier in Monday’s “This Week in Beer” post, Japp’s Annex (in conjunction with The Famous Neons Unplugged) is going to begin carrying all local beers and will be celebrating this with a Listermann / Triple Digit tap takeover Friday starting at 5:00 pm. According to the Facebook event for this, the beers will be:

Lateral oatmeal sweet stout
Decimation Dry-Hopped Wheat wine
Chickow! hazlenut double brown (nitro)
Aftermath (rum barrel aged)
Leopold Blonde ale
Losantiville Pre prohibiton lager
Jungle Honey IPA
Friar Bacon Smoked Bock
Cincinnatus Bourbon Barrel Stout
Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter
Cask of: Chickow! Infused w/coffee & cinnamon

Just this morning, BrewRiver GastroPub announced this in their email newsletter:

We are super excited to announce that BrewRiver’s house beers will now be brewed in Cincinnati at the Triple Digit/Listermann Brewery on Dana Avenue. We plan to celebrate this partnership by continuing to focus on bringing our guests a truly inspiring and accessible culinary experience using the best local ingredients.

The official public launch will be held at BrewRiver on Thursday (5/9) starting at 6:30PM.

Please come join us in celebrating!…and remember…DRINK.LOCAL.BEER!

So, congratulations to Listermann Brewing and Triple Digit Brewing on this two big events!

This Week in Beer: February 25 – March 3, 2013

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.

Monday, February 25th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, February 25th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, February 26th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, February 26th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, February 26th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Two Brothers Brewing Prairie Path, Triple Digit Brewing Decimation, Madtree Brewing Gnarly Brown, Brasserie St. Feuillien Speciale, Madtree Brewing Identity Crisis and Blank Slate Brewing Fume.

Wednesday, February 27th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, February 27th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

UPDATE Wednesday, February 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Tapping
This week’s beer is La Fin du Monde from Unibroue.

Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, February 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping of Fire Chief Ale at Rock Bottom Brewery
From Facebook:

One of the best parties all year with a performance by the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Come down, try the new beer and menu, help us raise some money for the Local 48 Mural Project, and enjoy the staff chili cook-off. Did we mention that we are raffling off Reds Opening Day Tickets? Rock Bottom is the place to be on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 pm – Stone Brewery Dinner at Django Western Taco
From Facebook:

BEER IS DELICIOUS. And so is our food, so you should come to this dinner where we have a bunch of both. Limited seating, call for details. Brett Collier from Stone will be here to talk about the different beers, we will be trying some of the very first bottles of this years “Enjoy By” IPA, and our chef will demo each course for you so you can make it at home! $50 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity. Email for reservations

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month’s beer is their “Märzen” (5.8% ABV).

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm – Arts & Crafts [Beers, cocktails, Food] Night at Mayday

Thursday, February 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 – Boddington’s, Glendale – Spaten Optimator and Hyde Park – Fat Head Oompa Loompa.

Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 pm – MadTree Brewing Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
From Facebook:

Join us this THURSDAY (2/28 @ 6:30PM) for four special tasting courses by Chef Michael Shields and beer pairings by Cincinnati’s Madtree Brewing Company! Call or email to reserve your seat(s) for this their FIRST EVER BEER DINNER and to meet and share this special evening with the Madtree Family. Only $45 p/person!
(513-861-2484 /

Watch for our listing of Bockfest events later this week.

Friday, March 1st – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, March 1st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, March 1st from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

Saturday, March 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Cincinnati Beer Week – Remaining Events at BrewRiver Gastropub


Tuesday 2/12 – Featuring Founders Imperial Stout, Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock & Abita Mardi Gras Bock paired with our Special New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil!

Wednesday 2/13 – NUBCO Beer Dinner (Jolly Pumpkin, North Peak & Leelanau Brewing Companies) – 4 very special courses with barrel aged pairings from “up north”. Special Guest Appearance by our very good friend Charles Psenka, NUBCO’s Chief Liaison who is bringing us a very special 1st time ever in the State of Ohio Firkin of La Roja Artisan Amber. Reservations required and space is limited!

Thursday 2/14 – Featuring Victory Ranch Double IPA and then Ballast Point Sculpin IPA paired with our special Scallop & Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale Braised Short Ribs. Reservations accepted and Walk-ins Welcome!

Holiday Hours for Local Better Beer Locations

Thanks to everyone who sent us their holiday hours whether it was by email, Facebook or Twitter. We are hoping to get even more information to post. As usual, we will update this list as they come in. Happy holidays, everyone!

BrewRiver GastroPub
Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 6:00-9:00pm with special prix fixe menu (
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Cork ‘N Bottle:
Monday, December 24th – 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot:
Monday, December 24th – 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed

Everything’s d’Vine:
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

The Famous Neons Unplugged
Monday, December 24th – 6:00pm-close
Tuesday, December 25th – 6:00pm-close
Monday, December 31st – 4:00pm-2:00am
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Growler special on Saturday, Dec. 22nd and Sunday, Dec. 23rd – $15 for a new growler of all Christmas/Winter Seasonal beers, $10 for a refill of a growler (they fill non-Flipdaddy Growlers as well)
Monday, December 24th – 9:00a-11:00am (to sell growlers and merchandise – t-shirts, hats, gift cards, glassware, coozies, sweatshirts PLUS growler special continues)
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – 12:00-10:00pm

Holler Hops and Grill:
Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – 6:00pm-close

Market Wines
Monday, December 24th – 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed
Wednesday, January 2nd – Closed

Marty’s Hops & Vines
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Mayday Northside:
Monday, December 24th – 4:00pm-2:30am
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 8:00pm-2:30am
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Mellow Mushroom Wilder:
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed

Moerlein Lager House:
Monday, December 24th – 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 11:001m-1:00am
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Party Source:
Monday, December 24th – 8:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – 12:00-6:00pm
Monday, December 31st – 8:00am-11:30pm
Tuesday, January 1st – 11:00am-7:00pm

Party Town:
Monday, December 24th – 8:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 8:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st – 9:00am-5:00pm

Rivertown Brewing Tap Room:
Monday, December 24th – 1:00-4:00pm (for growler fills only)
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 1:00-4:00pm (for growler fills only)
Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – Closed
Tuesday, January 1st – 11:00am-3:00pm

Taste of Belgium Bistro:
Monday, December 24th – 7:00am–3:00pm
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 7:00am–2:00am including a special NYE at the Bistro event
Tuesday, January 1st – 9:00am-4:00pm

Monday, December 24th – Closed
Tuesday, December 25th – Closed
Monday, December 31st – 8:00pm-1:00am
Tuesday, January 1st – 11:30am-11:30pm