This Week in Beer: April 4, 2016

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HAPPY OPENING DAY!

Monday, April 4th at 9:00 am – The Season Opener at Taft’s Ale House
Too many things happening to list them all here. Check out their Facebook event page instead.

Monday, April 4th at 10:00 am – Opening Day Kegs ‘N’ Eggs + Game Day Shuttle at Rhinegeist
Once again, check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 4th at 10:00 am – Opening Day at Braxton
For $10, you get a beer, a bag of Cracker Jacks and a limited edition Braxton baseball glass. Chicago Don’s Hot Dawgs on site.

Monday, April 4th at 11:00 am – Reds Opening Day at The Lackman
On tap: Rhinegeist Hustle and MadTree Rounding Third. Happy Hour from 4-8pm features $2 off drafts, $2.50 domestics and $3.50 imports.

Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 am – Kickoff Arbor Brewing Month at BrewRiver GastroPub
From Facebook: “Come meet Matt Greff, the owner/head brewer of Arbor Brewing Company and Corner Brewery. We will be featuring 4 Arbor Brewing beers, including one of their rare sours! Our three course tasting menu will feature Arbor through the entire month of April!”

Thursday, April 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Rivertown Tasting at Kroger Austin Pike

Thursday, April 7th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Uinta Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe

Thursday, April 7th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
This month’s book is Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle.

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00-10:00 pm – Local Brew Party at Midway Café Fort Thomas

Don’t forget to check back on Friday for the weekend’s tastings and tappings!

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 15 – 21, 2016

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Monday, Feb. 15th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s MadTree The Death of Gnarly Brown featuring several variants including Hot Chocolate Gnarly, Black Currant Gnarly, Barrel-Aged Gnarly and Unhappy Amber.

Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 5:00 pm – Crank Shaft Can Release at Braxton Brewing
Braxton’s IPA will be packaged in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and available in the taproom for $10.50. To celebrate, they’re throwing a party and serving Crank Shaft Cans all night.

Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Hopslam at Zip’s Café
On Tap: Hopslam, Expedition Stout, Two Hearted and Smitten Golden Rye Ale. Glassware, including Hopslam snifters, available with purchase while supplies last.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Warped Wing.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Hopewell’s Milk Stout, Jeremiah Morrow and Cellar Blues. Food pairings are Goetta Balls, The Suzzy (also known as ‘Thanksgiving on a Roll’) and Valentines Sugar Cookies. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, Feb. 20th at 11:00 am – Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Featuring Deeper Roots Coffee and Mt. Carmel Brewing Company Coffee Brown Ale paired with three courses. Cost is $25 per person and you can make reservations by calling 513-681-4222.

Sunday, Feb. 21st at 11:30 am – BrewAsana: Yoga and Beer at Christian Moerlein Malt House
This is a complimentary 60 minute yoga class provided by instructors from Karma Hot Yoga and will be followed with a pint of beer after class. For more information, check out their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/562896667222057/

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 21 – 27, 2015

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We will be publishing our annual holiday hours post tomorrow morning.

Monday, Dec. 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Crooked Stave St. Bretta and Colorado Wild Sage Saison. Both are $10 for a 13 ounce tulip. This is the last Rare Keg Monday for 2015.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd – All Day Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe
Six samples from their tap selection & Jet’s Pizza for $10.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Esther’s Little Secret on draft (last keg in Cincinnati), Abominator on draft, Irreverent Red IPA, Flyin’ Rye IPA and 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout.

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Festivus at Rock Bottom
$3 pints of their Tall Stacks Ale all day.

Friday, Dec. 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 14 – 20, 2015

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Monday, Dec. 14th at 4:00 pm – Flight Night Tap Takeover at Incline Public House
Beers from SweetWater Brewing Company paired with sliders.

Monday, Dec. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Dreadnaught. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 6:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

UPDATE Thursday, Dec. 17th at 5:00-8:00 pm – Get Inked at Cork ‘N Bottle
Rhinegeist Ink: Imperial Stout Release in collaboration with artwork by Anthony “Tank” Mansfield. Buy your tickets in advance at their EventBrite link.

Thursday, Dec. 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beers from New Holland.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Vertical Tasting at Wiseguys Lounge (Covington)
An aged 2014 Stout and this year’s 2015 Stout on tap. Cost is $17 includes “a generous tasting pour of each so you can try them side-by-side.”

Thursday, Dec. 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 – TBA, Glendale – West Sixth Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Holiday Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Bell’s Winter White, Sierra Nevada Celebration and Great Lakes Christmas. Pairings include Hanky Pankies, The Izzy’s Combo and Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Dec. 17th at 7:00-9:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
Beers include Christkindl, Bay of Bengal, Shiver Chai Porter and Helles Lager on tap.

Friday, Dec. 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 18th at 5:30 pm – Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2015

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Monday, Nov. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backstage Series: Project PAM. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm – December Tapping at Rock Bottom
This month, they are tapping their Wicked Elf.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Nitro Tap Takeover at the Brass Tap U Square
Beers include Hearth, Cauldron, Coffee Cauldron, Kicksled and Finn.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 6:00-8:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Dad Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm – Schlafly Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Dec. 4th at 4:00 pm-Saturday, Dec. 5th at 11:00 pm – Eighth Annual Hopnosis at The Comet
30 kegs of small batch beers tapped on an hourly basis over two days. Partial keg list: Brothers Drake Rising Star Coffee, Sierra Nevada Estate, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Epic Big Bad Baptist, Bell’s Roundhouse IRA, MadTree Dewhop, Deschutes Chasin Freshies, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey, Great Lakes and Fifty West Collaboration Walking Sticke, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Ballast Point Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, Deschutes Black Butte XXVII Birthday Reserve, Brooklyn Lord Sirachi, Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale, To Øl Black Maria, Great Lakes Kentucky Common, MadTree Pilgrim, Stone 2014 Old Guardian, Urban Artifact Kicksled, Moerlein Incline IPA, Mikkeller Say Sun, Anderson Valley Briny Melon, Bell’s L’Appel du Vide, Saskatoon Berry, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs, Moerlein Sunnyvale, Blank Slate Vanilla Cherry Opera Cream, Taft Ale House TBA and more.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Happy Sixth Anniversary to Marty’s Hops & Vines
They will be tapping Marty’s Hamilton Ave. IPA from Fibonacci Brewing and by the bottle for in-house and to take home a special brewed variation of Brew Kettle’s 4 C’s just for Marty’s Sixth Anniversary.

Saturday, Dec. 5th – Braxton Block Party
Release of their first bottled beer, Dark Charge in four variations: Dark Charge Imperial Stout, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Vanilla and Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Starter Coffee. In addition, special tappings throughout the day: Available All Day – Storm, Sparky, Crank Shaft, Dead Blow, Trophy: Galaxy, Shop Talk, Garage Series, Nitro Series; Tapped at Noon – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. 11/162, New Belgium Brewing Barrel Aged Blackberry Barleywine, Upland Brewing Company Dantalion; Tapped at 2pm: Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged, Rhinegeist Double Barrel-Aged Gramps Barleywine, Ei8ht Ball Brewing Reintarnation Barrel Aged Golden Ale, Widmer Brothers Brewing Angel’s Reign Imperial Rye Stout, Central State Brewing Totes McOaks Brett IPA; Tapped at 4pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vanilla, Blank Slate Brewing Company Barrel Aged Shroominous, Quaff Bros 2014 Flying Pig Pumpkin Ale, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House Triumvirate; Tapped at 6pm – Braxton Brewing Co. Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged with Starter Coffee, MadTree Brewing Axis Mundi with Coffee and Vanilla, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Brick Kiln Barleywine and West Sixth Brewing Slap Happy Barrel Aged Brown Ale. Food trucks and live music too.

Saturday, Dec. 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Happy First Birthday to The Growler House
They will be celebrating with with a wide range of beers, including some special, hard-to-find seasonals, purchase VIP party pass for $35 to get 25 bencher tickets to sample all our taps have to offer plus a free pint glass to take home, $11.11 growler fills all day.

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 16 – 22, 2015

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Monday, Nov. 16th-Thursday, Nov. 19th – Fork + Bottle: MadTree Brewing at Metropole
Special tasting menu paired with MadTree beers. Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-578-6660 for reservations.

Monday, Nov. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Holland Dragon’s Milk variants including regular Dragon’s Milk, Coffee and Chocolate Dragon’s Milk Reserve and Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash Reserve. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Taproom Storm Can Launch at Braxton
While they will be available in better beer locations on Monday, this is the first day that the Storm cans will be available at the Braxton tap room.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Liquid Advent Tapping at Taft’s Ale House
Liquid Advent Chocolate Brown Porter is brewed with cinnamon, chilies, cacao nibs & roasted cacao husks from Maverick Chocolate Co. According to the Taft’s Ale House Facebook page, “This special beer is canned in Holiday Edition 16oz 4-packs and sells for $11.99.” Liquid Advent will be available on draft at Taft’s one time only, starting at 5:30 pm Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm – Country Boy Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Three beers (Cougar Bait, Cliff Jumper, Shotgun Wedding), four courses (baked jalapeños, argula & fruit salad, smokey pulled pork with fried okra and Mexican-style apple pie), and a pint glass to keep. Cost is $25 per person. Call 859-415-2312 for reservations.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:30 pm – Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-831-2749 for reservations.

Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 6:30 pm – Rogue Ales Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beer Reception: Rogue Brewing Santa’s Private Reserve, Moerlein Lager House Brew of choice; First Course: Dead Guy Ale paired with Goat Cheese Fritter with a Poached Pear Spiced Chili Sauce; Second Course: Chipotle Ale paired with Seared Prawns with Candied Pork belly/bacon; Third Course: Yellow Snow IPA paired with Sea Bass with a Blood Orange Glaze and Julienned Root Vegetable; Fourth Course: Chocolate Stout paired with Beef Short Rib with Coffee Demi, Scallop Potato and Turnip; Dessert: Hazelnut Brown Nectar paired with Hazelnut Bread Pudding with Caramelized Bananas. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
Six samples from Revolution Brewing and Jet’s Pizza.

Thursday, Nov. 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 – Kentucky Bourbon Winter Seasonal, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 7:00-10:00 pm – Hudepohl Pure Lager Homecoming Party at the Transept
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in celebrating the triumphant homecoming of Hudepohl Pure Lager Beer. After decades of being a beer of choice for Cincinnatians, we are proud to restore the heritage and bring a classic beer brand back home. Come and share some drinks, have some food and enjoy a special live set from Young Heirlooms on 11/19/15! The event is free but please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hudepohl-pure-lager-party-tickets-19481535798

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 12:00-11:00 pm – Blank Slate Pourhouse One Year Anniversary and Opera Cream Stout Tapping
In honor of the first anniversary of their tap room, Blank Slate is not only tapping their wonderful Opera Cream Stout, but plan to have up to 24 different beers available throughout the day. Here’s the list: Available all day (pending supply): Movin’ On, Out and About, The Lesser Path, Fork In The Road, Long Way Home, MosaWit, Fume, Shroominous, Ryesing Up, Opera Cream – Bonbonerie Coffee Cream Stout and Orchids Bounty; New Release (All Day): On Top of All This My Wife’s Pregnant Rye Session Stout; Opera Cream Variants (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): Opera Cream Nitro, Opera Cream Chocolate, Opera Cream Vanilla, Opera Cream Cherry, Opera Cream Mixed Berry; Other Variants/Specials (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): The Lesser Path Pineapple Habanero, Fumar Chile Chili Pepper Smoked Porter, Fume Chai Tea, Out and About Cranberry, Orchids Bounty Vanilla, Ryesing Up Peach and Pineapple Sage and Shroominous Bourbon Barrel Aged.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 3:00-8:00 pm – New Belgium Sour & Hop Tap Takeover at the Listing Loon
Beers include Eric’s Ale, Le Terroir, and Accumulation.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 4:00 pm to close – Caturday Fundraiser at the Brass Tap U Square
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in partnership with Brass Tap and Rhinegeist for an evening of craft beer and cute cats to benefit OAR’s life-saving programs. You’ll enjoy specialty Rhinegeist keg tappings, beer- and cat-related door prizes, cat videos, a live photo booth, and for the true beer aficionado, the opportunity to go home with some extremely rare bottles when the party is over! From 4:00 pm until close, a portion of all draft beer and food sales will benefit Ohio Alleycat Resource and its mission to improve the lives of owned and free-roaming cats in the Cincinnati area. Raffle tickets will be on sale from 4 until prize drawings at 9:00 PM, and OAR volunteers will be on hand all night to talk up our fabulous adoptable cats and rewarding involvement opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to combine two of the best things known to humanity: beer and cats! (And some pretty awesome cat people, too.)”

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