Tastings and Tappings Report: May 20, 2016

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

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Goose Island tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm. Beers include Lolita (On Tap), Goose Summertime Kolsch, Green Line Pale Ale and Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale.

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 SweetWater at Fairfield and from Brewery Ommegang at Eastgate.

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

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 West Sixth. Beers include Heller and Ginger Bread Box Stout. Nine ounce pours are $3.00. 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.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fifty West Tap Takeover Saturday from 3:00-6:00 pm. Beers include Buckle Down Brown, One Way Street Columbus IPA, Doom Pedal, Lemonade Doomsicle, Eleanor Blonde, Coffee Please Nitro, Fuzzy Feeling, Punch You in the EyePA, Tastee Whip, Mulberry Tastee Whip, Long Delay IPA and Lager.

Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop – Stone Enjoy By Firkin Tapping today at 4:00 pm. It’s a cask conditioned variation of Stone Enjoy By 5/30/16 with Tangerine featuring Mosaic hops.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring New Belgium Hoppy Blonde. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint and you get to keep the glass.

Fifty West Brewing – Brett is My Co-pilot Bottle Release Saturday starting at 11:00 am. Bottles are $10.99 each and there is a limit of two per person.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: May 16, 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, May 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, May 16th from 5:30–7:30 pm – Book signing at Moerlein Lager House
Paul L. Gaston, author of the new book Ohio’s Craft Beers and former NKY resident will be signing his book as part of American Craft Beer Week. Copies will be available for purchase at the Lager House.

Monday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein Cintucky Common Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This tapping is part of their American Craft Beer Week celebration.

Tuesday, May 17th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm – Book signing at Moerlein Lager House
Paul L. Gaston signing his new book Ohio’s Craft Beers as part of American Craft Beer Week. Copies will be available for purchase at the Lager House.

Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm – Blueberry Lager Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – Barbarossa with Cocoa Nibs Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This tapping is part of their American Craft Beer Week celebration.

Tuesday, May 17th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Tuesday Night Braxton Bags at Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club
From Facebook: “Join us for Braxton Bags at Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club every Tuesday night this Summer! We’ll be playing cornhole and filling buckets of Storm and Crank Shaft cans for only $16 for everyone playing. The winning team each week will be placed in a raffle to win a Braxton prize basket. Or, you can join us for a special tournament on July 30th and compete to win a Braxton-branded Yeti Cooler. It’s a great summer (and LBYC’s 20th) to lift one to life and play some Braxton Bags!”

Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00 pm – Schützenfest Kölsch Ceremonial Debut at Kolping Society of Cincinnati
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, May 19th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Purity Pils, Strawberry Pig, Plum Street Wheat, Third Wave, Citrus Infused Third Wave and Blood Orange IPA.

Thursday, May 19th 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 – Braxton Tap Takeover, Glendale – Oskar Blues Mama’s Lil Yella Pils and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s/Boulder Co-Hopitation.

Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: May 2 – 8, 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, May 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stillwater On Fleek which is a 13% ABV stout. The cost is $6 for a 10 ounce snifter.

Thursday, May 5th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Dark Horse Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Thursday, May 5th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, May 5th 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 – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm – Cinco de Mayo Mexican Craft Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Victoria, Negra Modelo and Pacifico. Food pairings are Jalapeño Poppers, Izzy’s Mex (Amy’s Way) and Churro Ice Cream Bowl. For reservations, to go www.izzys.com/reservations.php, or email BeerDinner@izzys.com, or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
This month’s book is Bossy Pants by Tina Fey.

Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm – Laguinitas Pint Night at Hebron Brew House

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Tastings and Tappings Report: April 22, 2016

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.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, URBAN ARTIFACT!
Celebrate their birthday on Saturday with the first edition of their special Anniversary brew; cellared versions of some first year favorites: Phrenology (wild IPA), Hippodrome (wild DIPA), and Thoroughbred (bourbon-barrel aged amber); the kickoff of Keypunch (their lime gose); the limited Steinbier brewed for their Stein club members and unique guest taps. See their Facebook event page for more information on their musical offerings.

***Reinheitsgebot Celebrations on Saturday***

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Tapping Weihenstephaner’s 1516 and Christian Moerlein’s Purity Pils

Christian Moerlein Malt House – A toast at noon, free tours, free food and more. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Hebron Brew Haus – $4 Moerlein Pilsners all day

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Sierra Nevada Beer Tasting Friday 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 Fat Head’s at Fairfield and from Deschutes at Eastgate.

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

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

UPDATEParty Town – No Friday Night Flights this week per a post on Facebook. They will return next week.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Fat Head’s Brewing / Boulder Beer Takeover tonight from 6:00-9:00 pm. Beers include Boulder Shake, Boulder Sweaty Betty, Fat Head’s Sunshine Daydream, Fat Head’s Bonehead Red and Boulder/Fat Head’s Co-Hopatation.

Braxton Brewing – Hammerdown Homebrew Celebration, Saturday starting at 6:30 pm. Three variations of Storm, all inspired by homebrewers.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Upland and Revolution Collaboration Event, Saturday from 1:00-6:00 pm. Two different collaboration beers: Revved Up Coffee Brown and Revved Up Coffee Blonde. Both will be on tap in addition to some other beers from both breweries.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they are doing tapping Southern Tier Rhine Cabal. The cost is $8 for a 13 oz tulip.

Keystone Hyde Park – Spring Celebration of Bell’s Brewery today starting at 4:00 pm. Beers include Oarsman, Two Hearted, Oberon, Oatsmobile Pale Ale and a cask conditioned Amber Ale.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – Tapping Ei8ht Ball Hammock Hefeweizen Saturday at 5:00 pm and donating $1 from each pint sold to the Testicular Cancer Society.

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: March 28 – April 3, 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 28th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s ten beers from Evil Twin includeing Aun Mas Todo Jesus, Aun Mas Café Jesus, Aun Mas Chili Jesus, Even More Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Break Natale, Molotov Cocktail, Molotov Cocktail Heavy, I Love You With My Stout, Fire Water and Pils al Pastor. Cost varies by beer.

Tuesday, March 29th from 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Maribelle’s
Five courses for $55 per person. MENU: First course – RoHoFlo paired with Hominy Hash – Yukon potato + torched rosemary + cumin + paprika + cilantro + sunny side egg; Second course – PSA paired with Fried Brussels Salad – arugula + pickled mango + toasted macadamia + shaved Kenny’s Farmhouse Norwood cheese + lemon zest; Third course – PsycHOPathy paired with Pork Belly – toasted lavender creme fraiche + crispy marble potato + sea salt + pickled red onion + pig demi; Fourth course – Happy Amber paired with Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy – cinnamon + caramel + crispy tarragon; Fifth course: RoHoFlo Cocktail by Josh Miller. Call Maribelle’s for reservations at 513-321-9111.

Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
This time, it’s a raspberry wheat.

Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Rivertown Tap Takeover at Ameristop Fields-Ertel
Beers include Nice Melons, Roebling, The Great Miami Hop Project: Episode 1 and Death.

Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Hopfen Spezial.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-7:00 pm – Plum St. Wheat Launch Party at Plum St. Café
Moerlein’s new OTR and Third Wave IPA cans will also be available.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
More information available on Cappy’s web site.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Rivertown 16 Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Ojos Negros, Pear Lambic, Triumvirate, Kriek, Ville de Rivere Geuze, Old Sour Cherry Porter, Roebling Nitro, Jeanneke, Lil Sipa, Divergent, Soulless, Nice Melons, Great Miami Hop Project: Episode 1 (Chinook, Black IPA), Sage On Saison, Death and Insurrection.

Thursday, March 31st 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 – MadTree Rounding Third, Glendale – Urban Artifact Finn and Hyde Park – MadTree Sprye.

Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein New Cans Launch Party at Oakley Pub and Grill
Moerlein’s new core line up in cans includes Purity Pilsner, Over The Rhine Amber Ale, and Third Wave IPA.

Friday, April 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Ei8ht BAL Fest at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, April 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm – Craft Beerfest at Liquor City Uncorked
Over thirty beers from 15 plus breweries. Your ticket gets you ten 4-ounce pours and “entry for a chance to purchase rare beers such as Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Prairie Pirate Bomb, Founders KBS and others.” Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Funk Day at MadTree Brewing
From Facebook: “Bottle release day for the first six Funk Series bottles. All bottles are $12.50/each (tax included) with a limit of one bottle of each per person while supplies last. All will be available on draft that day. Also, Funk Series tulip glasses will be available for purchase.
– Sherry Cherry Raspberry
– Dead Flowers
– Peach Levanto (Blend One)
– Strawberry Levanto
– Cherry Levanto
– Chamomile Levanto”

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 18, 2016

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.

NEW BREWERY TO THE AREA

Jungle Jim’s (both locations) – Short’s Brewing Release Party Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Just an FYI – Short’s will only be available on draft for the first few weeks. Bottles will be available starting April 4th.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Beer Tasting Friday 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 New Holland at Fairfield PLUS a Rhinegeist tap takeover in the Oscar Event Center in Fairfield. Enjoy a post-St. Patrick’s Day event with Irish beers like Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks at Eastgate.

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

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 will be pouring beers from TBA. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. 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.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. At least five Fat Head’s beers will be tapped. BC’s is located at 7121 Liberty Centre Dr.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Listermann/Triple Digit Tap Takeover – Saturday at 1:00 pm. More information available on their web site.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – 1,000 Kegs party starting at 12:00 noon on Friday. Check out their beer list and more information on their Facebook event page.

Lucky Turtle – Sunday Funday Keg Release of Stillwater Gose Gone Wild.

Northside Yacht Club – Tapping their collaborative beer with Rhinegeist – Dinghy, a sessionable, tropical pale ale – Saturday at noon.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: March 14 – 20, 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 14th at 4:00 pm – Two Brothers Brewing Happy Hour at Northside Yacht Club
Beers include Domaine Dupage, Cane & Ebel, Prairie Path and one more surprise tap.

Monday, March 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Wednesday, March 16th at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger Tapping at Buffalo Bob’s Mt. Zion
Cougar and Pure Fury will also be on tap.

Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm – Jackie O’s Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
The cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. Please make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, March 17th – HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day Pint Day at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale and Flying Dog Lucky S.O.B. Swag to give away throughout the day.

Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Celtic music, Irish dinner and specials on Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale and Guinness Draft cans.

Thursday, March 17th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at O’Bryan’s Wine & Spirits
Featuring Listermann’s Shamrock Shake.

Thursday, March 17th at 10:00 am – Barrel Aged and Coffee Barrel Aged Shamrock Shake Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, March 17th at 12:00 pm – Firkin Madness at Braxton Brewing
Three “appropriately-themed” firkins for St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness.

Thursday, March 17th at 2:00 pm – Moerlein Third Wave IPA March Madness Watch Party at Shakey’s Pub and Grub

Thursday, March 17th at 4:00 pm – St. Paddy’s Day and Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Saturday, March 19th at 11:00 am – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Bluegrass Sundown, a dark roasted coffee infused with Kentucky Bourbon and sugar. Pairing to be announced.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 11, 2016

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

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – New Holland Beer Tasting Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm. Tentative beers for tasting include Dragon’s Milk, Mad Hatter, Night Tripper and Poet.

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 Southern Tier at Fairfield and beers from Rhinegeist at Eastgate.

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

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 will be pouring beers from TBA. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. 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.

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 bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Weekend of Darkness runs through Sunday at 10:00 pm. For more information, check out their page at http://lovelandcappys.com/event/weekend-of-darkness/?instance_id=342

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring MadTree Vernal Beckoning. Cost is $$5 for a 16 ounce pint.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 29 – Mar. 6, 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, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Dilly.
Five beers, a happy hour and four courses for $39 per person, all inclusive. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin / Lervig Big Ass Money Stout. The cost is $12 for a ten ounce tulip.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 6:30 pm – 2016 CBW Brewery Collaboration Beer Draft at Rhinegeist
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Nice Melons Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Gnarly Gno More At Firehouse Grill
Four variants: Black Currant, Coffee and Vanilla, Mexican Hot Chocolate and regular Gnarly Brown available.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm – Meet the Goebel Goats at Braxton Brewing
Meet the goat that Braxton sponsored as well as several other Goebel Goats. A dollar from each beer will be donated to the Goebel Goats.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens

Wednesday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm – Bock Beer Experience Preview at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Eighteen bock beers on tap including Christian Moerlein Emancipator Dopplebock, Schoenling Bock, Triple Digit Gravitator Dopplebock, Wiedemann Bohemian Bock, Fifty West Road Bock, MadTree Bockaveli, Cellar Dweller Bock, Listermann’s Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Braxton Ignitor Maibock, Blank Slate Tank Bottoms Weizenbock, Old Firehouse Bock Drop and Roll, Warped Wing The Abominator Doppelbock, Genessee Bock, Bell’s Consecrator Dopplebock, Epic Double Skull Doppelbock and Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock. Plus Jake Speed & The Freddies performing live.

Thursday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Green Line Pale Ale, Four Star Pils and Lolita 2015.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Karneval of Bock Beer at Taft’s Ale House
What they are calling “Food, Music & Foolishness”, it’s too much to cover in a few lines here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the details.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Upland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Dantalion, Champagne Velvet, Barrel Chested and Stoaked.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Highland Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Hudy Bock Tapping at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
From Facebook: “Hudy Bock will be featured for just $3.00 all night. Hudepohl reps will be in the building all night handing out free swag including a limited edition of 60 T-shirts commemorating Hudepohl Bock 2016. The T-shirts will only be for this event and will never be made again.”

Friday, March 4th-Sunday, March 6th – Bockfest
Check out the Bockfest website for information on events throughout the weekend.

Sunday, March 6th at 11:00 am – Christian Moerlein Emancipator Coffee Bock Bottle Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

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