This Week in Beer: March 21 – 27, 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 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Tribble-Currant. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap & Dine at The Littlefield
Four beers and four pairings. You can check out the menu on their Facebook event page. Cost is $65 per person plus a $4.57 fee. Reserve your space at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhinegeist-tap-dine-the-littlefield-tickets-21282144467

Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Broken Trolley Blonde (draft), Oregon Alley Imperial IPA, Java Man Cometh, Mad Wolf Hoppy Pale Ale (draft) and Riverside Rye IPA (draft).

Thursday, March 24th at 4:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Bar Premiere at the Famous Neons Unplugged
Beers include Huma Lupa Licious, Soft Parade, ControversiALE, Space Rock, Bellaire Brown, Good Humans, and Twisted Cain. Ciders include Octorock, Pulsar and Squishy.

Thursday, March 24th at 5:00 pm – Third Annual Preach Release Party at Ei8ht Ball

Thursday, March 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Hustle Home Run Derby at Rhinegeist
From their Facebook event page:
“A $5 donation gets you 10 swings and the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. All proceeds benefit Bow Tie Cause and Butler County Challenger Baseball, a baseball league designed to meet the needs of children and young adults from 5 to 22 years of age with special needs…. Take home your Hustle pint glass for only $1 with the purchase of a Hustle Rye Pale Ale (while supplies last).”

Thursday, March 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – North High Stardust to Stardust Tapping at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 24th 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 – Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry, Glendale – Goodwood Red Wine Saison and Hyde Park – Goodwood Red Wine Saison.

Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring the Citradelic Tangerine IPA.

Saturday, March 26th – Braxton’s 1-Year Anniversary
So much going on for this celebration that we couldn’t begin to cover it here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the particulars.

Saturday, March 26th – BC’s Bottle Lodge Grand Opening Bash
They are starting off Saturday by tapping Warped Wing Whiskey Rebellion, Urban Artifact Abacus, Three Floyds Alpha King, Alesmith Hammerhead Speedway Stout, and a special cask of Heavy Seas Winter Storm. CHeck out their Facebook event page for listing of more beers to be tapped including Listermann/Triple Digit Cranium, Evil Twin Even More Jesus, Clown Shoes Coffee Blaecorn Unidragon and more.

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This Week in Beer: April 6 – 12, 2015

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HAPPY OPENING DAY!
See our earlier post for some of the better beer options for the day.

Monday, April 6th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 6th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 6th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 6th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, April 6th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Spring Release at Incline Public House
Sours, draft, bottle with retail pricing. $10 flights with pass appetizers.

Tuesday, April 7th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 7th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 7th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 7th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, April 7th – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

Tuesday, April 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $50 per person. Call (513) 831-2749 to make your reservations.

Wednesday, April 8th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 8th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 8th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Jackie O’s Brewery.

Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm – Jim Hennessey’s Farewell Tour at The Woodward Theater
This benefit concert and craft beer festival is being help to aid family of Jim Hennessey who was a such an important help of the greater Cincinnati beer scene. We wrote Jim’s death in an earlier post. Tickets are $20 cash at the door. There will be 24 beers available. Many of them are listed on the Facebook page for this event.

Wednesday, April 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm – Fifty West Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Six pours for $12. Beers include Vehicular Hopicide, April Fools Gold, Dipstick Double Brown, Shortcut Petite Saison, Cali Girl Common and Mainstreet Amber Ale.

Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm – Clown Shoes Tap Takeover at Brass Tap
Beers include Undead Party Crasher, Hoppy Feet 2.0, Space Cake and Crasher in the Rye

Thursday, April 9th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 9th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 9th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 9th at 5:30 pm – Chili Cook-off with Deschutes & Ei8ht Ball at Gypsy’s (Covington)
Enjoy two different chilis (one made with Deschutes Red Chair NWPA and one made with Ei8ht Ball Brewing Prodigal) and then pick a winner.

Thursday, April 9th 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 Sparky, Glendale – Oskar Blues Mama’s Lil Yella Pils and Hyde Park – Jackie O’s Razz Wheat.

Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Cougar, Truth and Zen. Food Pairings are Izzy’s Fried Pickles, Chicken Wrap and Rice Pudding. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call Brian Ramey at (859) 331-4999 or email him at brian.ramey23@icloud.com

Friday, April 10th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, April 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Brats-N-Brews at Mt Carmel Brewing
Cincy Beer Brats will have their Maple Doppelbock infused Premium Beer Brats available for $5 or $8 for a beer and brat.

Friday, April 10th 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, April 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 11th from 12:00-10:00 pm – Pints, Pinups and Pitties / Sour Saturday at Rivertown Brewing
This event was postponed from Cincinnati Beer Week. $1 from every pint sold from noon until 3:00 pm will go to the Miami Valley Pit Crew, a non profit animal rescue. There will also be a doggy (and maybe human?) kissing booth and a selfie stand. Miami Valley Pit Crew will be accepting cash/dog accessory donations as well. Rivertown will be tapping a 1/6 barrel of Kriek and a particularly tart batch of Pomegranate Lambic after that. Two of their year round sours will also be on draft – Divergent (Berliner Style) and Soulless (Flanders Red).

Saturday, April 11th from 12:00-10:00 pm – PREACH DIPA Release Party at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
From their Facebook event page: “food from Texas Joe The Legal Mexican, Tex-Mex Food Truck and SugarSnap! Truck and live music. Plus, there will be 75+ local motorcycles and scooters”

Saturday, April 11th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, April 12th from 2:00-5:00 pm – Toast to the Tunnels at Christian Moerlein Brewing
A benefit for the Betts House, take an tour of the underground barrel vault tunnels and then have a beer. Tours are $10 and then a flight of Christian Christian Moerlein beers will be available for only $10. For information, check out their Facebook event page.

This Week in Beer: Oct. 13 – 19, 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, Oct. 13th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 13th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 13th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Oct. 13th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Oct. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Founders Stout (and Hop) Season at Market Wines
They will be tapping four beers from Founders: Mosaic Promise IPA, Dark Penance Black IPA, Red’s Rye PA and Breakfast Stout

Monday, Oct. 13th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Seasonal Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month’s bonus tapping, it’s their new T-Bird Fresh Hop Harvest Ale. Pints are $1 until the cask is gone.

Monday, Oct. 13th at 6:00 pm – Draft Lips of Faith Series at Halfcut
On draft: La Folie Sour, Le Terroir Sour and Cigar City Collaboration. For every growler you buy, you get 2 New Belgium globe glasses to take home.

Monday, Oct. 13th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Oct. 14th from 5:00 pm – Pint Night at the Rusty Bucket
First 48 people that purchase a pint of the Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale get to keep the glass.

Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Oct. 15th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 15th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 15th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Oct. 18th from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
Join head brewer Gerry for an interactive brewery tour that includes tasters of Rock Bottom’s most recently tapped beers. They will also be tapping a special firkin of Crosley Field IPA.

Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 7:30 pm – Stone Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Union
Trivia night and three Stone beers on draft: Stone Xoceveza, Enjoy By 10.31.14 and Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity.

Thursday, Oct. 16th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Oct. 9th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

UPDATE Thursday, Oct. 16th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Fiction.

Thursday, Oct. 16th from 6:00 pm to close – Flatbreads and Flights at the Brass Tap U Square
For $15, you will receive a delicious spicy pork enchilada flatbread and five stouts: MadTree Axis Mundi, North Coast Old Rasputin, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, Stone Coffee Milk Stout and The Bruery Tart of Darkness. Order tickets at https://brasstap.webconnex.com/flatbreadsandflightsstouts You should order tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.

Thursday, Oct. 16th 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 – Rivertown Pumpkin, Glendale – Rivertown Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Bell’s Two Hearted.

Friday, Oct. 16th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Oct. 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Hop Shop Cask Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This week, it’s Lager House Helles conditioned with whole cone Chinook (from Little Miami Farms,OH) and lemon zest.

Friday, Oct. 17th 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, Oct. 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Oct. 18th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Oct. 18th from 12:00-4:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Saturday, Oct. 18th at 2:00pm – Fight Like a Girl Pink IPA Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
A portion of the sales from their Pink IPA, Fight Like a Girl, will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Girls. They will also be hosting a kick-boxing class on the top floor of the New Riff Event Center. The cost of the class is $15 and entitles you to admission to the class and a glass of Fight Like a Girl afterwards at the brewery.

Saturday, Oct. 18th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: Oct. 28 – Nov. 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, Oct. 28th – 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.

Monday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – Triple Digit Beer Dinner at Firehouse Grill
See their Facebook event for more information.

Monday, Oct. 28th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Oct. 29th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 29th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 29th – 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, Oct. 29th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Have a Pint for Easter Seals at the Christian Moerlein Tap Room
Have a pint, raise some money for Easter Seals.

UPDATE Tuesday, Oct. 29th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers include Christian Moerlein Zeppelin, Dogfish Head Punkin’, Mt. Carmel Harvest Ale, Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth, Clown Shoes Muffin Top and Jackie O’s Chomolungma.

Wednesday, Oct. 30th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 30th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, Oct. 30th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

UPDATE Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTR
This week’s featured beer is Epic Brewing’s Brainless on Peaches.

Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

UPDATE Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
The November beer is their “Weizenbock” (7.8% ABV).

UPDATE Thursday, Oct. 31st from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Short Vine
This week’s featured beer is Troubadour.

UPDATE Thursday, Oct. 31st 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 Nosferatu, Glendale – Rogue Dead Guy Rhinegeist Truth and Hyde Park – Great Lakes Nosferatu Three Floyds Tap Takeover.

Thursday, Oct. 31st at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

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

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

Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 4:00pm – Queen City Fresh Fest
See their Facebook event for more information.

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

This Week in Beer: October 14 – 20, 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, October 14th – 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.

Monday, October 14th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Firehouse Grill
See our earlier post for more information.

Monday, October 14th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, October 15th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, October 15th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, October 15th – 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, October 15th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, October 16th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, October 16th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, October 16th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, October 16th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, October 16th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

UPDATE Thursday, October 17th at 5:00 pm – Clown Shoes Beer Launch at The Lackman
More information available at their Facebook event.

Thursday, October 17th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is a “Breakfast Burger” with Sausage, bacon, cheese and green onion frittata paired with coffee beers from Stone, Mikkeller, De Molen, Local Option and Laughing Dog.

Thursday, October 17th 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 – Kentucky Bourbon Pumpkin Ale, Glendale – Hobgoblin and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Punkin.

Thursday, October 17th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, October 18th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, October 18th 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, October 18th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, October 18th starting at 5:00 pm – 2nd Annual Cincinnati’s Craft Beer Oktoberfest
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, October 18th at 7:00 pm – Highland Brewing Beer Tasting at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield/strong>
Go to their web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm – 2nd Annual Cincinnati’s Craft Beer Oktoberfest
See our earlier post for more information.

Saturday, October 19th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.