Washington Park to Host Mittenfest Feb. 20th and 21st

Described as an event where you can “Get yourself some winter brews to fight the winter blues”, the inaugural Mittenfest Cincinnati is scheduled for February 20 & 21, 2021 at Cincinnati’s Washington Park. According to the organizers, Mittenfest will feature craft beers, a DJ, food trucks, and other surprises.

A $25 ticket includes the following:

• Three 12 oz draft beers from our Mittenfest beer booths

• One Coca-Cola product or water from the Washington Park concessions on the day of the event

• One draft beer at a participating taproom. Valid from 02/20/21 thru 03/28/21. Beer offering subject to brewery discretion. See a physical ticket for a list of participating locations.

Participating breweries are Rhinegeist, Fifty West, Taft’s, Platform, Sam Adams, Christian Moerlein, Rebel Mettle, and MadTree. This list is subject to change.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their EventBrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mittenfest-2021-at-washington-park-tickets-136703199951.

Mittenfest 2021

This Week in Beer: January 18-24, 2021

A quick reminder: To be included on our This Week in Beer listing, the event must be beer-focused. For example, a yoga session that just happens to be held in the brewery is not beer-focused. But a yoga session bundled with a pint of beer at a brewery is beer-focused. Many locations are still doing trivia, live music, and the like so check out their websites for more information on those types of events. While in the past, we only listed events here that are unique for this coming week in beer, we will be listing weekly or monthly events until further notice.

Monday, January 18th from 3:00-10:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour and Pizza Special at Darkness Brewing: $4 and $5 (normally $5 and $6) on all Darkness draft beers; starting at 5:00 pm, $10 for any 12″ specialty pizza from Newport Pizza Company delivered for free right to your seat.

Wednesday, January 20th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Beer and Donut Pairing at Taft’s Brewporium: Tickets are $12 for a flight of four different beers paired with four donuts from Peace, Love + Little Donuts. Ticketholders also get a wristband for $1 off pints for the day of the event. Each ticket is good for a one-hour time slot to comply with social distancing. Pairings are S’mores Donut + Cherrywood Amber Ale, Powdered Sugar Donut + Maverick Chocolate Porter, Blueberry Pancake Donut + Nellie’s Lemon Frosty Ale, and Coffee & Cream Donut + Beautiful Harmony English Mild Ale. Tickets are $12. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the event’s EventBrite page.

Wednesday, January 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Humble Hounds at Humble Monk Brewing: A weekly canine week-up with Cincinnati Animal Care to find permanent homes for rescues introduced each Wednesday. Bring your own pup or find out how you can foster a rescue. Pet items like treats and toys can be donated in the taproom collection box. $1 of every draft pint consumed at Humble Monk on Humble Hounds night is donated to Cincinnati Animal Care.

Thursday, January 21st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Beer-It-Forward Thursday at Dead Low Brewing: Pre-purchase a pint or growler for a future guest who is active military or a veteran or who is a first responder, healthcare worker, teacher, or service industry worker.

Thursday, January 21st through Saturday, January 23rd – Local Local Local 21 at Arnold’s Bar and Grill: Enjoy $3.50 pints from local breweries all three days. Breweries include Christian Moerlein, Listermann, Fifty West, Braxton, Little Kings, Urban Artifact, Rhinegeist, MadTree, Darkness, 16 Lots, Bircus, Sam Adams, and more. There will be two solo acts each night playing from 4-9 on Thursday and 5-10 on Friday and Saturday. For more information, check out their Facebook event listing.

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Bay of Bengal Taproom Launch

From Facebook:

Here it comes a prowlin’….

Bay of Bengal Double IPA is BACK!

Get your hands on the 6 pack cans in the Taproom on Thursday September 7th. We’ll also have some of the DIPA on tap so come grab a cold one and stick around for Last Call Trivia while you’re here! We heard they even have some bonus questions for us this week…with prizes!

Bay of Bengal is aggressively hopped, yet surprisingly delicate, this Double India Pale Ale offers a juxtaposition of two opposing forces. Crack open a can. Cry out with a roar. Revel in the partnership of the ferocious and the serene.

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

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.

This Week in Beer: August 14 – 20, 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 14th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Rare Beer Monday at Braxton Labs

Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 pm – Woodburn Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House

Thursday, August 17th from 5:00-9:00 pm – 3rd Annual Stein Hoisting Competition at Taft’s Ale House

Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 pm – Elysian Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Belgian Blonde Tapping at Braxton Labs

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Birthday Celebration/Green Zebra Release at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, August 18th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, August 18th at 8:00 pm – Molly’s 10 Year Anniversary Party at Molly Malone’s Covington

Saturday, August 19th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm – Bacon, Beer, Bourbon and Blues Fest at Mecklenburg Gardens

Saturday, August 19th from noon to midnight – One Year Anniversary Party at The Woodburn Brewery

Saturday, August 19th from noon to midnight – Oktoberfest Biergarten in the Taproom at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, August 19th from 7:00-11:00 pm – Buckeye Beer Bash at Jungle Jim’s

Saturday, August 19th from 7:00-11:30 pm – Newport Baseball Bar Crawl

Sunday, August 20th from noon to 8:00 pm – New England IPA #001 Taproom Release at Braxton Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Brewing Heritage Trail Crowdfunding Launch Event

From Facebook:

Cincinnati is a city built on beer, but the story has never been fully told. Help us build the Brewing Heritage Trail to share our stories of beer barons, beer brewers, and beer drinkers with the world! The Trail shares the story of America and our city through the lens of beer with wayfinding and signage, public art, a smartphone app, and guided tours, to drive economic redevelopment. We have raised most of the funding to build the first segment this summer, and need your help to complete it! Go here to find out more and donate: http://igg.me/at/brewingheritagetrail

Join us for this FREE launch events, where guests can view displays of the Brewing Heritage Trail installations as well as support the Brewing Heritage Trail by donating to the crowdfunding campaign, purchasing raffle tickets for a prize basket given away that day, and purchasing half-price tickets for historic brewery tours in Over-the-Rhine. The event will include free short tours into the historic cellars below the tap room and a portion of every beer sold will be donated to the Trail.

Schutzenfest Kolsch Release Party

From Facebook:

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. partnered with the Kolping Cincinnati to produce a new beer in honor of the 150th anniversary of Schützenfest: Schützenfest Kölsch Ale.

Schützenfest is held to remember a skilled marksman who defended a young child and village from an eagle attack. It has been celebrated in Cincinnati since 1866.

“It’s a great honor to be part of such a traditional Germanic festival — especially one that has been here for 150 years,” brewery Vice President of Brewing Eric Baumann said in a prepared statement. “We want this to be an approachable beer for everybody, and for it to be something more unique than your traditional German lager. Kölsch is one of the oldest, most traditional German ales. You’re going to get a really nice, lager-like ale. We’re going to use a traditional German Kölsch yeast – so we’re actually bringing in a new yeast strain for the beer. This beer is all about letting the yeast and malt shine through so you get a crisp, clean-drinking German ale.”

This Week in Beer: July 3 – 9, 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.

Tuesday, July 4th – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Tuesday, July 4th at noon – NSYC 4th Of July USA Beer & Burger Party Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at North Side Yacht Club

Thursday, July 6th from 3:00-11:00 pm – Tap & Screw Madisonville Grand Opening Party

Thursday, July 6th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Tröegs Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Victory Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 6th at 7:00 pm – Sam Adams Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

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

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Barrel-Aged Bottle Release at the Woodburn Brewery

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Team Fiona #2 NE IPA Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, July 8th from 2:00-10:00 pm – Weyerbacher/North High Collaboration Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Saturday, July 8th at 5:00 pm – Schutzenfest Kolsch Release Party at the Lucky Turtle

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Moerlein and Friends

From Facebook:

Join us as we welcome the Maisel & Friends Brewery of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany to Cincinnati for our collaborative beer series!

Meet the brewers, try the authentic Maisel brews, catch Don Tolzmann’s new book release about beer baron John Hauck, and enjoy a classic BBQ buffet (with pulled pork, mac and cheese, cole slaw, collard greens, and corn bread $15 + tax), all accompanied by music from the Zinzinnati Bier Band. Admission is free.