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

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This Week in Beer: August 22 – 28, 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, August 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone W00tStout. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Truckin’ Stout, Spooky Tooth and Bumbleberry.

Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Moloko Milk Stout & Gumballhead Wheat on draft and Cimmerian Berserker Imperial IPA & Yum Yum Pale Ale from bottles. All four taster pours for $10.

Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Oktoberfest.

Thursday, August 25th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Little Fish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Jimmy Season, Meridian APA, Lil’ Harvey’s, No-Fi Farmhouse IPA and Reinheitsgewhathappened!?

Thursday, August 25th 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 – Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Glendale – Southern Tier Pilsner and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Franz.

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: The Bruery beers including Saison Rue, White Oak, Jardinier and Frucht.
Burger: Brat burger
Music: Stringriders

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm – Dogfish Head Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Punkin and Flesh & Blood.

Thursday, August 25th-Saturday, August 27th – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha at Sawyer Point
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Germania Oktoberfest at Germania Park
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Bewilderfest at Urban Artifact
Breweries in attendance include MadTree Brewing, Fibonacci Brewing Company, Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Quaff Bros, Listermann Brewing Company, Fifty West Brewing Company, Samuel Adams Brewery, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery (Athens), Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus), Black Cloister Brewing Company (Toledo), Little Fish Brewing Company (Athens), 5 Rabbit Cerveceria (Chicago, IL), Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery (Ann Arbor, MI), Crafted Artisan Meadery (Mogadore, OH), Hitachino Nest Beer (Japan), JW Lees (England), Wild Beer Co.(England), Jopen Beer International (Netherlands), Mikkeller (Denmark) and The Monarchy (Germany). For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: August 17 – 23, 2015

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, August 17th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Wigsplitter and Battle Priest.

Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm – M Crown Beer Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
M Crown is a “hoppy, robust pale ale featuring Columbus and Centennial hops”.

Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm – Arcade Beer Dinner at KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia
Amerasia holds these very unique beer dinners from time to time. This time, it’s Street Fighter II player vs player plus Evil Twin vs Mikkeller beer vs beer. Cost is $20 for “beer, arcade and food”. There are prizes for first and second place. Limited to 30 people.

Thursday, August 20th at 5:00-Midnight – Brew Ha Ha
See their web site for more information.

Thursday, August 20th at 6:00 pm – MainStrasse Pub Crawl
From their Facebook event page: “Visit your favorite MainStrasse Pub and pickup a pint from one of these three breweries [Braxton, Deschutes and New Belgium]. With each pint, $1 is donated to The Dragonfly Foundation and you receive a raffle ticket to win one of many prizes.”

Thursday, August 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Against the Grain – Bo & Luke, Kentucky Ryed Chiquen, Citra Ass Down, There Gose the Neighborhood and Brown Note
Burger: Bacon and cheese
Music: Chris Cusentino

Thursday, August 20th 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 Oktoberfest, Glendale – Rogue 7 Hop IPA and Hyde Park – Stone Anniversary Ale.

Friday, August 21st at 5:00-Midnight – Brew Ha Ha
See their web site for more information.

Friday, August 21st at 6:00 pm – DevouBrew Tapping Party at Braxton Brewing
$1 from every pint sold will benefit DevouGrass Festival charities.

Saturday, August 22nd from 4:00-7:00 pm – An Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, August 22nd at 5:00-Midnight – Brew Ha Ha
See their web site for more information.

Saturday, August 22nd from 5:00 pm – Over-the-Rhine Wood Derby at Moerlein Malt House
See our earlier post for more information on this event we are sponsoring with Christian Moerlein.

Saturday, August 22nd from 7:00 pm – Best Friends & Brews at SPCA Cincinnati
More information available on their web site at https://spcacincinnati.org/events/2015/08/22/best-friends-and-brews

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This Week in Beer: August 18 – 24, 2014

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, August 18th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, August 18th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, August 18th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, August 18th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, August 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Blue Melvin (Imperial Cream Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels with the addition of blueberries) bottle release and tapping.

Monday, August 18th at 5:00 pm – Seasonal Tapping: Gin Bunny at Moerlein Lager House
From Facebook:
“The brainchild of Michael Roszkowski, Gin Bunny, is a power house of a pale ale that uses a blend of Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo as a backbone for a subtle addition of juniper berries. Selected as the Moerlein Brewer’s Cup Pro-am beer, this fine bunny will make its way to Denver, CO to be judged in this year’s Great American Beer Fest.”

Monday, August 18th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, August 19th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, August 19th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, August 19th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, August 19th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, August 19th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, August 20th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, August 20th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, August 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Firkin Night at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, August 20th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm – Blank Slate Beer Dinner at Dilly.
Beers include Out and About, Ryesing Up, Shroominous, Moving On and The Lesser Path. Menu is still TBA. Cost is $39.00 per person. Call 513-561-5233 for reservations.

Thursday, August 21st – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, August 21st from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Franz.

Thursday, August 21st from 5:00 pm to midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
Comedy is free. It costs $5 for beer wristband and $1 for each beer ticket. One beer ticket gets you a sample and five beer tickets equal a “full beer serving”. Thursday’s headliner is Josh Sneed.

Thursday, August 21st at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Ei8ht Ball, MadTree, Jackie O’s, Rockmill, Blank Slate, West Sixth and Against the Grain beers
Burger: Dorito
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, August 21st 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 – West Sixth Amber, Glendale – New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Weihenstephaner Boot night.

Friday, August 22nd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, August 22nd from 5:00 pm to midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
Comedy is free. It costs $5 for beer wristband and $1 for each beer ticket. One beer ticket gets you a sample and five beer tickets equal a “full beer serving”. Friday’s headliner are The Sklar Brothers.

Friday, August 22nd at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, August 22nd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, August 23rd – Hop Heaven at Moerlein Lager House
Beers will include Uinta Detour, Stone Ruination, 21st Avery Anniversary, Triple Digit Decimation, Mt. Carmel Snapshot, Ithaca Flower Power, Avery New World Porter and a special citra cask from Thirsty Dog.
In addition, “Moerlein Lager House also will unveil a new specialty house brew for the event.”

Saturday, August 23rd – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, August 23rd from 4:00 pm to midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
Comedy is free. It costs $5 for beer wristband and $1 for each beer ticket. One beer ticket gets you a sample and five beer tickets equal a “full beer serving”. Saturday’s headliner are David Allen Grier.

Saturday, August 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, August 23rd from 12:00-8:00 pm – Final Round of Battle of the Beers at Firehouse Grill
Finalists are MadTree Brewing, Fifty West Brewing, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and Warped Wing Brewing Company.

This Week in Beer: August 19 – 25, 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, August 19th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, August 19th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Gerry the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

UPDATE Monday, August 19th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines
Tapping the Cigar City / De Proef “Tropical Tripel” at 4:00 pm.

Monday, August 19th from 4:00-close – La Fin du Mondays at The Lackman
Every Monday in August enjoy $6 drafts of Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde.

Monday, August 19th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House
This week’s featured beer is TBA.

Tuesday, August 20th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, August 20th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, August 20th – 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.

Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, Breckenridge Autumn Ale, Finch’s Fascist Pig Amber Ale, Stone “R&R” Coconut IPA and Founders Porter.

Wednesday, August 21st – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, August 21st – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, August 21st at 4:00 pm – Happy Hour to Support Welcome House at Fifty West
From Facebook:

Come check out Cincinnati’s hottest new brewery and raise money for Welcome House. Welcome House board members Katie Koppenhoefer and Tom Hausterman are hosting a happy hour event at Fifty West Brewing Co. August 21st. Fifty West is located on Wooster Pike – in the former Heritage Restaurant building. Tickets to the event are $20. The cost includes two drink tickets. Drink tickets can be used for a pint or flight of beer. Doors open at 4:00pm.

You can purchase your tickets at http://www.welcomehouseky.org/donation/one.php

UPDATE Wednesday, August 21st at 6:00 pm – Rhinegest Faith Tapping at Taste of Belgium
From Facebook:

Fiction, a Belgian Extra Pale Ale hopped with Nelson Sauvin & Motueka hops will make its first appearance in Cincy at Taste of Belgium. Come get your goblet and enjoy our first crack at a Belgian style…
Fiction – Belgian XPA, 6%ABV, 40IBU – Pilsner malt, Rochefort yeast & Nelson & Motueka hops. This thing has a bouquet of a New Zealand fruit salad. Lychee, Kiwi, Southern hemispherical terroir meets old world trappist yeast sort of magic. Yup, Fiction

Wednesday, August 21st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, August 22nd at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is the Speedy Gonzales burger (topped with guacamole, salsa and jalapenos) paired with Stone Ruination, Sublimely Self Righteous, IPA, Levitation and Arrogant Bastard.

Thursday, August 22nd 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 – Blank Slate, Glendale – Topnotch and Hyde Park – La Chouffe.

Thursday, August 22nd at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, August 22nd from 9:00 pm to close – $3 Thursdays at Roebling Point Bars (Molly Malone’s Covington, Keystone Covington, Blinkers)
All of the bars have their own list of their selected appetizers and beers (taps change weekly).

Friday, August 23rd – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 pm-12:00 midnight – Cincy Brew Ha Ha
A $5 beer wristband is required to consume alcohol. $1 beer tickets get a sample size and 5 tickets will get you a full beer serving. Go to http://www.cincybrewhaha.com/ for more information.

Friday, August 23rd at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, August 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer & BBQ Cruise on BB Riverboats
From Facebook:

Christian Moerlein Brewery and BB Riverboats have teamed up for a great cruise every Friday this summer. Cruise the beautiful Ohio River on one while tasting Moerlein’s handcrafted lagers & ales with a member of the Christian Moerlein team. Paired with the beers is a wonderful buffet featuring BBQ Brisket, BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork BBQ. Music will be provided by a local area band for your entertainment. Cost is $55.00 for adults and $38.00 for children. Go to http://www.bbriverboats.com/moerlein_cruise.html to purchase tickets.

Friday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm – Elevator Brewing Tasting at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
Cost is $25.00 per person. Go to the Jungle Jim’s website for more information.

Saturday, August 24th from 4:00 pm-12:00 midnight – Cincy Brew Ha Ha
See the listing for Friday night for more information.

Saturday, August 24th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

UPDATE Sunday, August 25th at 3:00pm -Stone Tapping at Holler Hops & Grill
They will be offering a flight & bite with four 4-oz tasters and bite size pairings. The beers are Stone W00tstout, Stone 17th Anniversary Ale, Stone Levitation and Stone IPA.