Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

See last Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Saturday, February 21st from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Bourbon Barrel Surprise Tapping for XU vs. Butler at Listermann Brewing
Featuring a bourbon barreled surprise beer and Renegade Street Eats will be on hand serving chicken & waffles. $4 pours of all drafts before the game.

Saturday, February 21st from 11:00 am-10:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Brewery Anniversary Party
Tastings and pints served all day as well as specialty keg tappings throughout the day. Food available a la carte including hot dogs, metts, brats and more with a variety of sides. Live music with the Sam Shaw Band from 2:00-6:00 pm and Bibs & Barefeet from 6:30-10:30 pm.

Saturday, February 21st from 12:00-4:00 pm – Watermelon Randall Saturday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Country Boy Gose through Watermelon in the Randall.

Saturday, February 21st from 12:00-10:00 pm – Pints, Pinups and Pitties / Sour Saturday at Rivertown Brewing

Saturday, February 21st from 1:00-2:30 pm – Beer 101 at the Growler House
“Learn about the basics of beer, the craft beer renaissance that is happening right here in Cincinnati, and of course get to try a bunch of samples! This is a ticketed event ($20) which includes the information session, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home.”

Saturday, February 21st at 2:00 pm – Bell’s Fire and Ice at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Fire & Ice Ice Carving Demo on the Patio at 2:00 pm. Drink out of a ice mug. Beers include Hopslam, Smitten, Two Hearted and Amber.

Saturday, February 21st at 2:00 pm – Cincy 3-Way Porter Tapping at Dutch’s
They’ll also have Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale and Blank Slate’s new kolsch.

Saturday, February 21st from 3:00-6:00 pm – West Sixth Tapping at BrewRiver GastroPub
Tapping their classics as well as some small batch.

Saturday, February 21st at 4:00 pm – Know Your Brewer’s Name! Beer Week with Blue Caboose
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, February 21st from 5:00-8:00 pm – Craft Beer University at Christian Moerlein Malt House
A hands on, unique and engaging way to connect with the beer that you love. Beginners session from 5:00 – 6:00 PM and Advanced session from 6:15 – 8:00 PM.

Saturday, February 21st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Old Firehouse Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Saturday, February 21st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Brewing Sour Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
Beers on draft include Divergent, Soulless, Old Sour Cherry Porter and Jenneke.

Saturday, February 21st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Old Firehouse Keep the Glass Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Saturday, February 21st from 5:00-close – Barrel Aged Night at Brass Tap
Beers so far are MadTree Axis Mundi, MadTree Old Battering Ram, MadTree Happy Amber, Revolution Grave Digger Billy, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Left Hand Wake Up Dead, Jackie O’s Brick Kiln, Deschutes The Abyss, Thirsty Dog Wulver, Fat Head’s/Fifty West Head West, Hoppin Frog Naked Evil and Nektar Ales Black Xantus.

Saturday, February 21st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer (Old Firehouse) at Firehouse Grill

Saturday, February 21st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Fight or Flight at Firehouse Grill
“We will have the Rock’em Sock’em game on the bar for everyone to enjoy! Come and show your skills with the game and try a flight of their 3 most popular beers!”

Saturday, February 21st from 6:00-11:30 pm – Feed the Dogs Night at Growler House
Five Thirsty dog beers on tap with 100% of profits from Thirsty Dog donated to the Save the Animals Foundation. Donate a dog/cat toy (no rawhide please) or cash to receive a free Thirsty Dog Pint Glass. There will be dogs here to hang out from StAF between 6:00-8:00 pm and they will also be tapping a very special “12 Dogs After Christmas” cask.

Saturday, February 21st from 6:30-10:00 pm – Taste the Planets with Bell’s and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Bell’s Brewery present Taste the Planets surrounding the performances of Gustav Holst’s The Planets on February 19 & 21-22. Only on Saturday evening concert ticketholders may add on a beer flight tasting for $8 to taste Jupiter, Venus and Mercury beers from Bell’s Brewery limited edition series The Planets. Beer flight tickets can be redeemed starting at 6:30pm at Music Hall concession stands. Or – add on a ticket to a VIP pre-concert meet and greet with Larry Bell for $25. Space is limited and this opportunity is Saturday night only! The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 8:00pm with conductor Peter Oundjian featuring Khachaturian’s Waltz from Masquerade Suite and Piano Concerto with acclaimed soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Cincinnati Observatory will have telescope demonstrations in front of Music Hall after the concert, weather permitting.”

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/21 – Tapping Triple Digit Cranium Tapping and Listermann’s Coffee Nutcase Peanut butter Porter – Artist: Keith Neltner creating a print for Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter

Saturday, February 21st from 7:00-11:30 pm – Hopslam Palooza at Jtaps
Featuring Bell’s Hopslam, Expedition Stout, Special Double Cream Stout and Two Hearted Ale. Glassware will be available but limited.

Saturday, February 21st from 8:00-11:30 pm – Live Music and Well-Crafted Creations at Bogarts
Beer from Deschutes, New Belgium, Blue Moon and more. Music from Trippin Billies, a Dave Matthews tribute band.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

See Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18th – Custom Crafted Flights at Incline Public House
Custom craft your flight and choose any four tasting sized beers for just $8.

Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00 pm – West Sixth Tap Takeover at Dutch’s
Beers will include West Sixth IPA, Amber, Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter, Belgian Blonde, Heller Heaven Double IPA, Burley Barleywine, Saison Bellaire and Barrel-Aged Cocoa Porter.

Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Southern Tier Brewery Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Beers will include Live and 2XIPA. Samples are 25 cents each.

Wednesday, February 18th from 4:00-10:00 pm – Schelde and Son of a Birch Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
Schelde is a Belgian Pale Ale and Son of a Birch is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale infused with birch bark chips.

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Mad, Fat and Fresh at Zip’s Café
Beers from Fat Head’s (Head Hunter, Barrel Aged Battle Axe, Hop Juju and Zeus Juice) and MadTree (PsycHOPathy, Sprye, Rubus Cacoa and Black Tart).

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Heavy Seas Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
$3.00 pints of Moerlein and $2.00 Hudy drafts

Wednesday, February 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Brewers Flight Night featuring Moerlein at the Growler House
$10 flights, $4 glass pours and $10 growler fills. They will also be tapping a special Christian Moerlein/Growler House collaboration cask.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Trappist Ale Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vine
Beers include Orval Trappist Ale, Westmalle Trappist Ale Dubbel, Chimay Peres Trappistes Ale Tripel (on draft) and Trappistes Rochefort Belgian Ale #10. Cost is $15.00 per person.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Beers include Barrel Aged 72 Imperial, Barleywine, Nitro Vanilla Porter, Agave Wheat and Avalanche.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Tapping & Food Pairing at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Tapping Hop Henge Experimental IPA & Red Chair on Nitro.

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Fifty West Meet Up at Firehouse Grill

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Listermann/Triple Digit Beer Dinner And Beer Class at Lucky Dog Grille
Join Listermann/Triple Digit assistant brewer Josh Elliott as Lucky Dog pours Planetary Eclipse, Lateral, Cranium and a variation of Chickow! to be determined. Pairing: First Course – Smoked wings, Second Course – Smoked Brisket with Baked Beans, Third Course – Layered Crepe Cake w/ beer infused sweet pastry cream. Call 513-204-5825 for reservations.

Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Bad Tom Smith Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill
Featuring Bad Tom’s Russian Imperial Stout and Old Abe. They will be giving away glassware.

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 pm – Crosstown Showdown Round Two with Listermann at Fifty West
For this five course beer and food pairing, arrival time is at 6:30 pm with dinner starting at 7:00 pm and going until 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/18 – Fifty West tap takeover with 6 different brews and brewers in attendance to individually walk people through each of their beers. – Artist: James Billiter creating a print for Coast to Coast IPA

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
Three course meal with Madtree Funke Blue, Rubus Cacao and Sprye. A special MadTree beer will get the dinner started.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-10:30 pm – Colorado Face Off: New Belguim versus Blue Moon at Bogart’s
Five selections on tap from each New Belguim and Blue Moon, including limited/rare brews and some are exclusive to this event.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:00 pm – A Connoisseur Night At Molly Malone’s Covington
Twenty beers to taste. Ten of them paired with a unique food item. Beers from Alltech, Upland, Rivertown, Blank Slate, West Sixth, Deschutes, Brooklyn, MadTree, Rhinegeist and Ei8ht Ball. Cost is $30 per person. Email Josh at or call 859-491-6659.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover At Goodfellas Pizzeria – OTR
Beers include Two Hearted, Oatmeal Stout, Smitten and Hopslam.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 7:00-11:30 pm – Cross Town Hop Out At Jtaps
Blank Slate/Oskar Blues tap take over including their collaboration Cincy 3-Way Porter Also tapping Blank Slate Bonbonerie cream stout, Fork in the Road plus Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale and Old Chub.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-10:00 pm – Deschutes Obsidian Stout Nitro Tapping At Fogarty’s Irish Pub

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-11:00 pm – Meet The Brewers With OTR Improv At Christian Moerlein Malt House
“Meet the Christian Moerlein Brewing team and taste 3 different infusions of the same base beer. Each brewer put their own spin on the beer and aged it to perfection. The tasting will be lead by The OTRImprov group where they will be acting out and guessing each infusion based on the brewer’s description of the beer.”

Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 8:00-11:00 pm – Founding Fathers of Craft Beer At The Crow’s Nest Irish Pub
Sampling beers from the Five “Founding Fathers” – Red Hook, Widmer, Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam and Sam Adams.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Events happening throughout Cincinnati Beer Week

Friday, February 13th-Sunday, February 22nd – Pints for Parkinson’s at all three Flipdaddy’s locations
An all week event featuring rarity brews from various local and national breweries to celebrate Cincinnati Beer Week and raise money for a foundation that is close to the Flipdaddy’s family. Flipdaddy’s will be donating a $1.00 for every featured beer sold to Some of the featured beers include some from MadTree, Blank Slate, Upland, Great Lakes and many more. Glassware and swag available.

Friday, February 13th-Sunday, February 22nd – Eastside Beer Week Tour at MJ’s on Main
Stamp your passports from MJ’s On Main & Padrino’s and snag a swag bag for completing your tour. Tour runs ALL of beer week.

Monday, February 16th – Thursday, February 19th – Cincy Brew Bus Beer Week Schedule
Cincy Brew Bus will be going to go to three (or four) different Cincinnati Beer Week events on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of beer week. Your ticket will include a ride to three or, time permitting, four different venues that they “think highlight the very best of beer week.” See their schedule page for more information and to make your reservation.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Friday, February 13th at 2:00 pm – Barrel-Aged Tapping at Dutch’s
Beers are Fifty West Barrel-Aged Death Valley Shootout imperial stout and Against The Grain’s Kentucky Ryed Chiquen barrel-aged rye ale.

Friday, February 13th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Pre-Beer Fest Party at the Millennium Hotel
Pre-game with the MadTree, Cavalier Distributing, Revolution Beer and the KY Bourbon Barrel Reps.

Friday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Alesmith Tapping at Arnold’s
Featuring Old Numbskull and their IPA.

Friday, February 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Triple Digit Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale Village
Buy a Chickow by Triple Digit Brewery and receive a glass a snifter with Triple Digit Logo.

Friday, February 13th – Cincy Winter Beerfest

Friday, February 13th at 6:00 pm – Hops vs Vines Showdown at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Goose Island Vintage Series including Sofie (aged in Chardonnay barrels), Halia (aged in White Wine barrels) and Lolita (aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels) versus Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay, LaClape and Picpoul. Cost is $20 per person and includes specially prepared food pairings. Call 513-681-4222 for reservations.

Friday, February 13th starting at 6:00 pm – CBW Black Tart Pint Night at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Friday, February 13th starting at 6:00 pm – Keep the Glass: Thirsty Dog Brewery Tasting at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Featuring Citra Dog and other beers. First 24 people will receive a free Thirsty Dog glass.

Friday, February 13th starting at 8:00 pm – Keep the Glass: Thirsty Dog Brewery Tasting at Fogartys Irish Pub
Featuring Irish Setter Red Ale and other beers. First 24 people will receive a free Thirsty Dog glass.

Cincinnati Beer Week 2015

This Week in Beer: June 16 – 22, 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, June 16th through Sunday, June 22nd – Rockmill Beer Dinner Week at Metropole
Beers will include Witbier, Tripl and Petit Saison. More information available on the Metropole web site.
Founder Matthew Barbee will be in attendance to talk about the beers on Wednesday, June 18th.

Monday, June 16th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, June 16th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, June 16th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, June 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Bourbon Barrel Aged Red’s Rye.

Monday, June 16th at 6:00 pm – Music. Beer. Tacos. at MadTree Brewery
From Facebook:

Tim Easton will provide the music, MadTree Brewing will provide the beer, and Django Western Taco Taco will provide the tacos. Ticket proceeds help support 89.7 WNKU! Tickets are just $50 and include all you can eat southwestern buffet, a night of live music, and your choice of one beer. This is a ticketed event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the following site:

Monday, June 16th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, June 17th – Penny(less) Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, June 17th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, June 17th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, June 17th at 6:00 pm – Skype Event with Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery at Ei8ht Ball
They will be offering glass pours of 2014 Brooklyn Black Ops, 2011 Brooklyn Monster Ale on tap and Cuvee Noir. They will also have some of Garret Oliver’s book available.

Tuesday, June 17th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, June 17th at 6:30 pm – Rockmill Beer Dinner at La Poste Eatery
$65 per person includes five courses, five beers, tax & tip. Call 513-281-3663 for reservations.

Tuesday, June 17th – Quaff Bros./Fifty West Beer Dinner at Fifty West
$35 per person includes a three course beer dinner with Blue Melvin (a Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barreled Blueberry Cream Stout) paired with the last course. The bottles will be available for sale at the dinner for $15 a piece. Tickets available at

UPDATE Wednesday, June 18th – Blank Slate Tap Takeover at Zip’s Café

Wednesday, June 18th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, June 18th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

UPDATE Wednesday, June 18th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTR
This week, it’s Seefbier.

Wednesday, June 18th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, June 18th – Firkin Night at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
Cask of Belgian Gold infused with sweet and bitter orange peel.

Wednesday, June 18th at 9:00 pm – We CAN Do It Wednesdays at Keystone Clifton
$3 select craft cans including Rhinegeist Truth, Uinta Brewing Hopnotch IPA and Strongbow Cider.

Thursday, June 19th from 11:00 am to close – A Day with Rockmill at Dutch’s
All Rockmill 750ml bottles will have their corking fees waived. Saison Noir and Petite Saison on tap At 6:00 pm, Rockmill Founder Matthew Barbee, will be on hand to answer questions and talk about his beer.

Thursday, June 19th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, June 19th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, June 19th from 5:30 pm to close – Rockmill Sampling at Maxwell Wine
Meet brewer Phil Blunbred and sample Rockmill’s Wit, Triple, Cask Aged Triple, Petite Saison and Saison Noir.

Thursday, June 19th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Three Floyds Gumball Head, Robert the Bruce, Man O Awe and Alpha King as well as Lagunitas IPA and Lil Sumpin
Burger: Pizza Burger
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, June 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 – Deschutes Inversion IPA, Glendale – Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat and Hyde Park – Jackie O’s Razz Wheat.

Friday, June 20th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, June 20th 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, June 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, June 21st starting at 10:00 am – Listermann 6 Year Anniversary and Customer Appreciation Party
From their web site: “Doors open at 10 am with a draft line up of some of old crowd favorites such as Rummy and Death by Chickow! (amongst others). Starting at 1 pm, Dino’s Gorilla Grill will be providing free food to 100 people (drink purchase required) and will remain on site selling burgers and dogs for the rest of the afternoon.”

Saturday, June 21st from 12:00-2:00pm – West Sixth Tasting at Friendly Market

Saturday, June 21st from 1:00 pm to close – Dilly Fest 2014
Six beers from Great Lakes including a bourbon barrel aged Black Out Stout and a firkin of Elliot Ness done with cinnamon. Other beers include Dortmunder Gold, Wright Pils, Wandering Pelican, and Lake Erie Monster. Also, whole hog BBQ, home made sides and great music all day.

Saturday, June 21st from 5:00-8:00pm – Westwood Works Second Pop Up Beer Garden at St. James Episcopal Church
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, June 21st from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, June 21st at 8:00pm – MadTree Documentary Screening at NKU’s Griffin Hall
More information available on their Facebook Event Page.