This Week in Beer: July 11 – 17, 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, July 11st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s two from Grimm – Subliminal Message and Super Spruce. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Monday, July 11st at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park
This month, the featured brewery is MadTree. From the Facebook event page: “Brady Duncan and Charlie Johangtes will be on hand to discuss the origins of MadTree, how the business has been managed through the rapid growth, and provide a sneak peak into MadTree 2.0 plans.”

Wednesday, July 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Zip’s Cafe Turns 90
Starting at 5:00, they will be pouring Deluxe, the collaborative pale ale they brewed with Rhinegeist. All of their other taps will have Rhinegeist beers too.

Wednesday, July 13th at 6:00 pm – July Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
This month, the guest brewery is Warped Wing. The cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Seating is limited. For reservations, email Jeff Geckle at

Thursday, July 14th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pig Roast at Django Western Taco
Beers include Space Food American IPA, Gamma Bomb IPA, Trotwood Lager, Cask 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout with Vanilla, Cappucino and Tiramisu. Cans: Ermals Belgium Cream Ale, Irreverent Red IPA, Self Starter Session IPA, Brass Punk Pilsner. Pig roast is $21.00 and includes a Warped Wing Pint Glass

Thursday, July 14th 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 – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, July 14th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Great Lakes Steady Rollin’, Elliot Ness, Dortmunder Gold and Lake Erie Monster
Burger: All-American
Music: Chris Cusentino

Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, July 15th & Saturday, July 16th – 2016 Bad Ass Beer Festival at the French House (in French Park)
Hosted by Bad Tom Smith Brewing, the fest features beer from Blank Slate Brewing Company, West Sixth Brewing, MadTree Brewing, Rhinegeist, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and Urban Artifact. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

Friday, July 15th-Sunday, July 17th – 150th Anniversary Schützenfest at Kolping Cincinnati (10235 Mill Rd)
From Facebook: “This year marks the 150th anniversary celebration of Schützenfest in Cincinnati, one of the oldest German Festivals in Cincinnati and the United States. Come join us this year as we will be featuring our NEW Schützenfest Kölsch Beer brewed in partnership with Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.”

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

Monday, February 25th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, February 26th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, February 26th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, February 26th – 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.

UPDATE Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Two Brothers Brewing Prairie Path, Triple Digit Brewing Decimation, Madtree Brewing Gnarly Brown, Brasserie St. Feuillien Speciale, Madtree Brewing Identity Crisis and Blank Slate Brewing Fume.

Wednesday, February 27th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, February 27th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

UPDATE Wednesday, February 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Tapping
This week’s beer is La Fin du Monde from Unibroue.

Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, February 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping of Fire Chief Ale at Rock Bottom Brewery
From Facebook:

One of the best parties all year with a performance by the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Come down, try the new beer and menu, help us raise some money for the Local 48 Mural Project, and enjoy the staff chili cook-off. Did we mention that we are raffling off Reds Opening Day Tickets? Rock Bottom is the place to be on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 pm – Stone Brewery Dinner at Django Western Taco
From Facebook:

BEER IS DELICIOUS. And so is our food, so you should come to this dinner where we have a bunch of both. Limited seating, call for details. Brett Collier from Stone will be here to talk about the different beers, we will be trying some of the very first bottles of this years “Enjoy By” IPA, and our chef will demo each course for you so you can make it at home! $50 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity. Email for reservations

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month’s beer is their “Märzen” (5.8% ABV).

Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm – Arts & Crafts [Beers, cocktails, Food] Night at Mayday

Thursday, February 28th 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 – Boddington’s, Glendale – Spaten Optimator and Hyde Park – Fat Head Oompa Loompa.

Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 pm – MadTree Brewing Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
From Facebook:

Join us this THURSDAY (2/28 @ 6:30PM) for four special tasting courses by Chef Michael Shields and beer pairings by Cincinnati’s Madtree Brewing Company! Call or email to reserve your seat(s) for this their FIRST EVER BEER DINNER and to meet and share this special evening with the Madtree Family. Only $45 p/person!
(513-861-2484 /

Watch for our listing of Bockfest events later this week.

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

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

Friday, March 1st from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

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