Last Minute Better Beer Gifts

No matter how hard we try or how many lists we keep, there always seems to be that one person that slipped off your list somehow. Or maybe you’re just a big old slacker who likes to wait until the last minute and you haven’t even started your holiday shopping yet. Either way, this list is for you. Everything listed here is digital so you don’t have to even drive anywhere to pick them up. And if your family celebrates later on and you still have some time, there’s also our other holiday gift guide.

1. Tickets for the Cincy Winter Beerfest – This event is consistently one of the best run beer festivals you will ever attend. Every year, they just keep getting better than the year before. If you buy by Christmas Day, you can get an early admission ticket for the price of a general admission. If you want to make it the best Valentines Day weekend you ever had, spring for the Connoisseurs Package and add on the hotel package at the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Cincinnati – Downtown. Most importantly, remember that crowds are smaller on Friday compared to Saturday.

2. Cincinnati Beer Week Tap Room Trolley – For the third year, Cincinnati Beer Week is offering their Tap Room Trolley once again. Scheduled for January 10th and 11th, there are three tours to choose from. Tour A leaves the Moerlein Lager House at 11:00 am and then heads to Old Firehouse, Mt. Carmel, Fifty West, Bad Tom and Blank Slate. Tour B leaves the Moerlein Lager House at 12:00 noon and heads to Cellar Dweller, MadTree, Listermann, Triple Digit and Rhinegeist. Tour C leaves the Moerlein Lager House at 1:00 pm and heads to Tap & Screw, Rivertown, Rock Bottom, Ei8ht Ball and the Christian Moerlein Tap Room. All three tours finish up at the Moerlein Lager House. The cost of $30 includes your bus transportation, brewery tours and a swag bag. Your beer is NOT included for these tours.

3. Craft Connection Brewery Tours Craft Cash – Want to give someone a local Cincinnati breweries tour, but not sure when they want to go or which breweries they want to visit? Here’s your answer. Just choose from either $45 (3 stop tour) or $55 (4 stop tour) options. You may purchase as many seats as you’d like. After you’ve made your purchase, they will email you a Craft Cash voucher with a unique code that can be used during checkout when booking a tour. Put it in a envelope or gift bag and you’re good to go.

4. Prohibition Resistance Tour Tickets – Once 2015 arrives, Bockfest will not be far behind. If the better beer fan on your list is into the history of beer in Cincinnati, a Prohibition Resistance Tour may be just the thing. If you want tours actually over Bockfest weekend, book the Bock or Doppelbock tours on March 6-8, 2015. The Lager and Industrious tours start being offered in April.

5. eBooks on Beer – If the better beer lover that you are buying for has a Kindle or a tablet with the Kindle app, you can get them a Kindle version of a better book on beer. You can even schedule it to arrive on Christmas Day. Here are some of our suggestions:

Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

This Week in Beer: February 10 – 16, 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.

See our daily Cincinnati Beer Week events posts for each day’s CBW events. To avoid leaving events out, there is some duplication between this list and the daily Cincinnati Beer Week posts. Today’s (Monday, 2/10) CBW post will be published at 10:00 am.

Monday, Feb. 10th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Feb. 10th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Feb. 10th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, Feb. 10th at 11:00 am – Lift Can Release at MadTree Brewing
“Want to grab a six pack of the freshest beer in the city? We’re canning the first run of Lift starting Monday morning. Swing by on your lunch break or after work!”

Monday, Feb. 10th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Feb. 10th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 10th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Feb. 11th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Feb. 11th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Feb. 11th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Buy a logo pint glass with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for $5.95, get it refilled for $3.00 and you keep the glass.

Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Feb. 12th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Feb. 12th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, Feb. 12th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, Feb. 12th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Feb. 12th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, Feb. 12th – Blank Slate Beer Dinner at Arthur’s Café
Four burger sliders (1 black bean, 1 ground turkey, and 2 ground beef) and a side paired with a Blank Slate beer plus a dessert paired with another Blank Slate beer. Cost is $30 per person.

Wednesday, Feb. 12th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Feb. 13th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine

Thursday, Feb. 13th 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 – Lexington Brewery Double Barrel, Glendale – Rivertown Lil SIPA and Hyde Park – Upland.

Thursday, Feb. 13th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, Feb. 14th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, Feb. 14th 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, Feb. 14th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Feb. 14th at 6:30 pm (VIP) and 7:30 pm (Regular Admission) until 11:00 pm – Cincy Winter Beerfest
Tickets available at http://www.cincybeerfest.com/#!buy-tickets/c16wn

Friday, Feb. 14th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Beer Tasting at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
Cost is $25 per person. Tickets available on the Jungle Jim’s web site.

Saturday, Feb. 15th from 3:00-7:00pm – Barlympics 2014 – Hosted by the Tender Mercies’ Associate Board at Rhinegeist
Check out their Facebook event for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 15th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 15th at 6:30 pm (VIP) and 7:30 pm (Regular Admission) until 11:00 pm – Cincy Winter Beerfest
Tickets available at http://www.cincybeerfest.com/#!buy-tickets/c16wn

A Better Beer Valentine’s Day

If you’ve been watching any of the Winter Olympics daytime coverage on NBC Sports Network, you’ve probably seen the many, many commercials trying to tell you what to buy for Valentine’s Day. The thing that stuck us was how many of them thought the point of sending your honey something on Valentine’s Day was to make the people around them jealous. How stupid is that?

Instead of that, we have two better beer related ideas for Valentine’s Day this year. The first comes from the always inventive folks at Fifty West Brewing.

Growlers Not Flowers

So, instead of the cliched and overpriced flowers, why don’t you send your Valentine a growler of Fifty West beer? On Thursday, February 13th (Valentine’s eve), you can get a growler of Fifty West Penny’s Pilsner, Thirty-37, and Paycheck’s Porter delivered to your sweetie. The cost is $25.00 which includes the delivery fee. To order, email Becca Bollinger at Becca@fiftywestbrew.com and send her your name, phone number, email address and delivery address. In order to qualify, the delivery location must be within the I-275 loop.

CIncy Beerfest

Then, on Valentine’s Day itself (2/14), take your Valentine to the Cincy Winter Beerfest at the Cincinnati Convention Center. That’s what we’ll be doing. The Connoisseur Packages are already sold out so if you thought ahead and got those for your honey, kudos to you! But, you can still get VIP tickets for either Friday or Saturday night. You’ll get in an hour earlier than the general admission ticket holders and get a slightly larger tasting glass.

But, honestly? You want to go Friday night. The crowd levels are much lower so the lines for the more popular beers are shorter. Trust us… we’ve seen the difference in crowd size every year. Plus, Friday is Valentine’s Day, not Saturday.

Tickets are available on the Cincy Beerfest website. If you want to save some money, you can also buy your tickets (cash only) at The Party Source (Bellevue KY) or Rock Bottom Brewery (Fountain Square-Downtown Cincy) Or Brew Monkeys (Cheviot) and avoid the online fees. Designated Driver tickets are also available, but must be purchased in advance.

No matter what you and your Valentine decide to do this year, we hope you have a great day. Have fun and just say “no” to stupid ideas from cable television.

Cheers and here’s to better beer!

Carla and Tom

Upcoming Better Beer Events

Friday, Jan. 17th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Barrel Aged Beer Bash at Jungle Jim’s
To be held for the first time in their Oscar Event Center, this event promises over thirty different types of barrel aged beer. The beer list is available on their web site. The $35 cost includes a commemorative snifter. A designated driver option is available for $15 (and we highly suggest getting a DD for this one). Please note the following restrictions (per the event web page): “You must be 21 or older to attend this event. All attendees must show a valid photo I.D. at the door. No children, toddlers, infants or strollers are permitted. No exceptions.” Tickets may be purchased at http://www.junglejims.com/prodinfo.asp?number=70067

Saturday, Jan. 25th and Sunday, Jan. 26th starting at 11:00 am – Cincinnati Beer Week Tap Room Trolley
Two days and two tours this year. Both start at the Moerlein Lager House. Tour A goes to Ei8ht Ball, Bad Tom (formerly Double Barrel), Fifty West, MadTree and Mt. Carmel. Tour B goes to Listermann/Triple Digit, Rivertown, Cellar Dweller, Rhinegeist and Christian Moerlein. The cost is $25 per person and includes motorcoach transportation and a limited edition hat. You will need to purchase your own beer. This is also the first official release of the 2014 Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration beer called Hostivit, an Imperial Pilsner.

Cincinnat Beer Week 2014

Thursday, Feb. 6th – Thursday, Feb. 13th – Cincinnati Beer Week
They’re already starting to list events already on their schedule!

CIncy Beerfest

Friday, Feb. 14th – Saturday, Feb. 15th – Cincy Winter Beerfest
It’s the one we wait for all year long. We highly recommend both the Connoisseur Package and the Hotel Package. The Cincinnati Hyatt has been refurbished and it’s gorgeous. If not the Connoisseur Package, go for the VIP Package. You’ll thank us later. Get your tickets and add on the hotel at http://www.cincybeerfest.com/#!buy-tickets/c16wn.

A Craft Beer Weekend To Remember

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last month or so, you probably know that this past Friday and Saturday was the two night Cincy Winter Beerfest along with the 5B conference at the Cincinnati Duke Energy Convention Center.  If you didn’t make it downtown this weekend for the festivities, you missed quite the good time, in my humble opinion.

My planning for this weekend began in December when I booked my hotel room and submitted my vacation request at work.  Did I need to take 5 days off for a two day event, well no, but as I write this on Monday, I do not regret taking the long weekend one bit, was kind of a fun mini vacation kind of thing.  Prior to heading downtown Friday, I stopped and got some snacks and the all-important case of bottled water.  Hydration is very important when you plan to sample hundreds of craft beers in two nights, as you are aware from reading John’s post on how to survive a beer festival posted last week ;).

Being “dedicated to the craft” as I like to say, Jared (#14) and I purchased the upgraded 5B package which included two nights of Beer Fest with Connoisseur tickets both nights.  For the un-indoctrinated, connoisseur tickets allow you access to a special event area featuring the finest beer and food pairings featuring the best local restaurants and breweries from across the region.  Connoisseurs enjoy private restrooms and a complimentary coat check which is away from the sporadic craziness of the VIP and General Admission main event. We were in a larger banquet area this year with more room and table space so things never really got uncomfortably crowded.  The musicians playing were also a welcome feature, all of this made for a very enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere.  If you enjoy fine food and beer, I highly recommend investing in the upgraded tickets.

Cincy Winter Beerfest 2013

The main event area which was comprised of the entire convention center floor was organized very similar to last year and offered over 300 beer selections from all over the nation.  There was an excellent variety of styles and flavors to suit any pallet.  The crowds were large but nowhere near as uncomfortable or rowdy as they were in 2012.  It seems like a lot of people stayed away from Saturday this year which really made it a lot more enjoyable.  On the main floor, we spent a lot of time with the group representing the Northern Kentucky Homebrewers Guild most of which were clad in our guild shirts which apparently made us look somewhat official.  We were asked a lot of questions by a lot of people who were just beginning to explore craft beer.  It was really a fun time getting to talk beer with so many experts and novices alike.

Saturday morning was the second annual 5B (Believers in Better Beer, Bites and Blogging) conference hosted by Hoperatives.  Speakers from all over the region came together to discuss blogging and to help local bloggers, regardless of topic, stay motivated, organized and engaged with their audiences.  Local beer distributers graciously sponsored a beer tasting at lunch and bottle and glassware share ended the event in the afternoon which were excellent additions to this year’s conference.  Regardless of what track you were focusing on, it seemed like everyone really took a lot of great information away, and the collaboration and networking has continued in the days following the conference.

Cafe de Wheels at 5B

If you decided not to attend this year, you missed out on a great time.  This is one of my favorite weekends of the year and I think many in attendance will concur that in large part, it was a great event and wonderful opportunity for the advocates of better beer, food and blogging to get together to both celebrate and introduce the Cincinnati area at large about the unique and passionate community that has been created in Cincinnati.

My hats off to Tom and Carla from Hoperatives, the staff and volunteers from Cincy Winter Beerfest and to all those who came out and celebrated Craft Beer and blogging in Cincinnati.  I also want to commend the members and volunteers from the Cincinnati Malt Infusers who hosted the 2013 All-American Homebrew Competition on Saturday morning as well.  It took a lot of people and hard work to run these events this weekend, so on behalf of all those who enjoyed themselves, thank you to all that dedicated your time and talent.  Now that I have sobered up, I am already looking forward to next year.

Chris (#212)
@cmcgnky

Repost – PSA: Surviving a Beer Festival

Certain posts need to be re-run just to remind folks to think ahead when attending a beer festival.

With the Cincy Winter Beerfest right around the corner, we thought it might be a good idea to offer some tips for how to better survive and better enjoy ingesting so much better beer. These are all common sense for the most part, but they bear laying out.

1. Eat a good meal beforehand. But don’t stuff yourself too much too close to the event. Make sure you leave room for beer!
2. Drink water. Before, during, and after. A grand tasting is a beer-marathon of sorts. Just like exercise, alcohol dehydrates you – keeping hydrated will help you finish the race on your feet and not be so…um, “sore” the next morning.
3. Pace yourself. Particularly if you have a VIP or Connoisseur ticket, you have plenty of time to enjoy the event. It’s easy to lose count of all those small tastings, which may involve a lot of higher alcohol offerings. Take your time, chat up some brewers and reps, and while you’re at it…drink some water. This will also allow your palate time to recover in between beers so you can taste each one better.
4. Dump it out. Uh, oh…here comes the hate mail. Seriously, though – if you don’t like something or don’t want to drink all your sample, dump the rest out. Save your time (and sobriety) for the other 100+ beers.
5. Have an exit strategy, and stick to it. If you are drinking, you are not driving. Plan to call a cab, take the bus, have a DD, or stay in a hotel room. We want to see you and everyone else safe and sound at the next beer festival or Hoperatives event.

What other tips do you have for surviving and/or getting the most out of your beer festival experience? Post below!

We hope to see Hoperatives out in full force. Have a fun, SAFE time. Here’s to better beer!

-John

Cincinnati Beer Week: Blank Slate Brewing Events

Scott LaFollette from Blank Slate Brewing was kind enough to send us all of the Cincinnati Beer Week events he’s doing.

Friday Feb 8 – Valley Wine and Spirits in Ft. Wright from 4:30-7:30. Several BSBC beers on the growler station.

Friday Feb 8 – Arthur’s in Hyde Park from ~8:30 until ???. Arthur’s is donating part of each sale to different local charities of the Breweries’ choice. BSBC is donating to the Freestore Foodbank. Whichever brewery sells the most, Arthur’s will match the donation.

Saturday Feb 9 – Jungle Jim’s bottle signing of the collaboration Embree’s Baltic Porter. From 12-1 in Fairfield and from 2-3 in Eastgate.

Sunday Feb 10 – Moerlein Lager House downtown meet and greet with other collaboration brewers from 12-3.

Monday Feb 11 – Firehouse Grill in Blue Ash. Sandwich specials and Q and A session with me. Q and A starts at 7:00.

Tuesday Feb 12 – Cock and Bull Mainstrasse. Meet and Greet. I should be there around 7.

Wednesday Feb 13 – Buckhead Mountain Grill in Newport. Meet and Greet with other collaboration brewers from 6-8.

Thursday Feb 14 – Olive’s in Clifton. Pseudo tap takeover with Triple Digit/Listermann. I should be there around 6 or 7.

Friday and Saturday the 15th and 16th look for us at Beerfest! Also, I will be taking part in a panel discussion on Saturday as part of the 5B bloggers conference.

Cincinnati Beer Week: Listermann Brewing & Triple Digit Brewing Events

2013 Cincy beer week (Febrewary 8th-16th) is going to be our best one yet! This is only the second annual beerfest, but we really like all of the events that we have planned with some good friends at great places for the week. We are not asking you to come to all of our events, although there will be cool prizes if you do, we would like you to go out and celebrate what this wonderful city has to offer. The Flyer lists all of our events, but I will give a little commentary to go with each one.

Feb. 8th – Arthur’s Charity Night

When you can donate money to charity AND drink beer, you just know it is going to be a great night. We are supporting the Vision Walk and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Cincinnati. These are not just great causes but customers and awesome friends. We will have our very last keg of Run Like Hell red on draft, as well as Chickow!.

Feb. 9th – Arnold’s

Arnold’s has always been a customer of ours, so they serve a lot of rare and exclusive beers. We have been waiting to unleash Jungle Honey to the market until our calendars could combine. So, try Jungle Honey for the first time outside our tasting room, this Saturday night.

Feb 10th – Moerlein Lager House

Meet your favorite local brewer (hopefully Kevin!) as we all will be present to talk about our beers and the Cincy Beer Week Collaboration.

Feb. 11th – Our Tasting Room

One night of rest until the big push. Tasting Room will be open until 6 pm and you may just see something special on draft. Check back on FB or stop in to find out!

Feb 12th – Firehouse Grill and @ the Brewery

Firehouse Grill is the first event we are attending in Blue Ash. We are excited to finally get up there and meet some fine folks who love good beer. Also, any time you can learn to brew all-grain for free, you do it.

Feb 13th – Our tasting room

Pint Night. Who doesn’t love free glasses? Just confirmed that we will have a wood-fired pizza oven food truck here! Pint night just got a little tastier.

Feb 14th – Olive’s

Will you be our Valentine? Our date will be Blank Slate as we team up for a mini-tap take over. They have 18 taps so it is impossible for us to take over all of them. We will have 3-4 beers as well as Scott from Blank Slate having 3-4 beers. This is where we will say good bye to our friend Determination for possibly the last time.

Feb. 15th and 16th – Duke Energy Center

The finish line to our marathon of planning and drinking. (Don’t be fooled the drinking won’t really stop). We are not really ones to toot our own horns, but we promise you that we will BLOW YOU AWAY with what we are bringing. We should be your first stop. Just take our word for it. Remember that one thing I was really excited about a few blog posts ago? Yeah.

For those of you who like free things (so everyone ever?), we have come up with a way to reward your support on attending our events. Print off the flyer that is attached to this post and have Kevin or Jason sign it at every event you attend. Present this to Jason in the tasting room after beer week and be rewarded. It’s that easy! Either event on 2/12 counts as one and Cincy Beer Fest counts as one even if you go both days.

One event: High Five. Maybe two if you are lucky. You didn’t think it would be that easy did you?

Three Events: Triple Digit Nonic Pint Glass

Five Events: Snifter Glass and Either Listermann or TD T-Shirt

All 8 Events (Either day of Beer fest): Growler Coozie with glass growler (Empty. Wish we could fill it with beer for free but that is illegal. Government takes out all the fun.), TD AND LBC Shirt, TD Nonic and Snifter Glass, and a regular pint glass. Basically everything we have.

Required Reading: Ruminations on the culture of sampling

It’s funny how some ideas, some topics, can float around in the back of head like wisps of smoke, just insubstantial enough that you know there’s something on your mind, but you can’t quite get a handle on it.  And then, quite by coincidence, someone goes and hits the nail square on the head – well, in my case, that’s usually hitting the hammer right on the thumb, but I digress – delivering one of those incredibly satisfying “Eureka!” moments.

(And I’m referring to Archimedes there, not the recently cancelled show on the cable channel formerly known as “SciFi”).

I didn’t realize what had been bugging me until I read a blog post from Beer Phxation titled “Two Ounce Culture.”

It was followed by additional thoughts from Appellation Beer in this post, and then again by This is Why I’m Drunk, in “A Few Words on … ‘two-ounce culture’.”

You should read all those.  Don’t worry, they’re pretty succinct and to the point.  Unlike, you know, my posts.

Ahem, moving on.

As soon as I read the first one, I realized that this very question had been itching at a place I couldn’t scratch recently, even if I hadn’t quite put my finger on it.  I couldn’t help but wonder how many times I’ve sipped a short sample of a beer that I was otherwise very much looking forward to, only to make a snap judgment and move on, or worse, not remember it at all.  If I recall correctly (although there’s quite the possibility that I don’t), I blazed a path through Cincy Winter Beerfest last year that would have made Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway proud, making a point to get a taste of every entry on my itemized list of typically-not-available-to-me brews.  How many of the those do I really remember, though?

One.  Exactly one.  RockBottom Cincinnati’s Tazza Mia Espresso IPA made quite the impression.  In fact, it’s the only sample I can recall going back for multiple times.  All told, I probably “tasted” it four or fives times at Beerfest, so it’s no wonder that’s the one I remember.

That’s not, of course, to say sampling is bad.  It’s absolutely not, and I’d be sadder than a toddler with a missing  Tickle-Me-Elmo if I couldn’t get a sampling flight at many better beer locations.  But at the end of the day, I guess what’s finally become clear to me is that there’s more to a beer than you can experience in a 2-oz pour.  Sure, that quick hit will let you mark it off your Craft Beer Bucket List and maybe finish up that Untapped badge you’ve been working on.  But it won’t tell you how that beer transforms (perhaps opening up) as it warms, or whether it’s a little too challenging for your palette 14 ounces later.

Sure, you can tell a lot about a beer from a 2 oz sample, and it’s tempting to line ’em and try as many of them as you can.  Variety, after all, is the spice of life.  But I think in the future, I’m going to try to keep from hopping around from one beer – one taste – to the next as quickly as I can.

In other words, I think it’s time for me to slow down and do a little more in-depth research.  Would you care to join me?

Pud’n

Cincy Beerfest at Fountain Square – Sept. 7th & 8th

The folks who put on the Cincy Winter Beerfest at the Convention Center are now taking over the Fountain Square Beerfest too. This year’s fest will be Friday, September 7th from 5:00 to 11:00 pm and Saturday, September 8th from 3:00 to 11:00 pm. There will be local music and food trucks on hand.

According to Cincy Beerfest organizer Craig Johnson, the event will be held on the entire Fountain Square and a part of 5th Street this year with 150-175 taps of craft beer from both local breweries and breweries around the country. Next year, with support from attendees, they hope to expand to surrounding streets and make it the largest outdoor craft beer festival in the region.

For this particular event, all advance tickets are VIP tickets. Advance tickets are $30 each and include 25 craft beer samples, a five ounce plastic beer mug with lanyard and access to the VIP Tent wit 24 exclusive beers. If you walk up on one of the days of the event, your cost is $45 per person.

Cincy Beerfest at Fountain Square