Tastings and Tappings Report: Dec. 2, 2016

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Braxton Brewing – Winter Block Party: Dark Charge Release Saturday starting at noon. Specifics available on their Facebook event page.

The Comet – Hopnosis 2016 – Friday, Dec. 2nd and Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

The Growler House – For their second birthday celebration tomorrow at 5:00 pm, they will have all local beers on all thirty taps including beers from Rhinegeist, 50 West, Urban Artifact, Braxton, Listermann, Warped Wing, Blank Slate, Madtree, Taft’s Ale House, Figleaf, Municipal, Fibonacci, DogBerry, Streetside and Nine Giant.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – 7th Anniversary Open House Saturday at 6:00 pm. Rogue’s 7 Hop IPA and Fibonacci Brewing Company’s Marty’s Hamilton Ave IPA on tap.

Rhinegeist – 2nd Annual Dad Day starting Saturday at noon. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Revolution Brewing Pint Night at both locations plus bring in a toy, and you’ll be entered into our hourly raffle. Don’t want to donate a toy? They’ll be accepting donations of $5 or more, as well. All donations will go to One Way Farm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Fifty West Tap Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include Raspberry Lodge, Home Sweet Home, Patrol Car Porter, Dark As The Dickens Maple Porter, Going Plaid and BBA 10 & 2 Barleywine.

The Brass Tap U Square – Fifty West Tap Takeover Saturday at 5:00 pm. Twelve Fifty West beers on tap.

Dingle House – Eric Brewing Tap Takeover today at 5:00 pm. Beers include Final Destination IPA, Skipper’s Stout, Mad Anthony’s APA and Cherry Bomb.

Dutch’s – Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Extravaganza today at 4:00 pm.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free Bacon Friday plus they’re pouring two beers from Grimm: Cube Cuvee #2 and Awoogah. Both beers are $10 a pour.

J Taps Sports Bar & Grill – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover today at 6:00 pm. Beers include OTR Ale, Third Wave IPA, and Red Velvet Cream Stout.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 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 in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Nov. 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Even S’more of What? Cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Nov. 22nd at 6:00 pm – 2015 Ville De Rivere Geuze Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Laguinitas Tap Takeover at The Gruff
Beers include IPA, Aunt Sally, Nighttime and Willett Imperial Stout.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – 2nd Annual Dessert Beer Fest at The Barrel House (Dayton)
We don’t usually cover Dayton beer events, but we wanted to pass this one along to all of you. Beers include Rhinegeist Sexy Panda, Shorts Key Lime Pie, Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter, Southern Tier Salted Caramel, Southern Tier Crème Brûlée, Schlafly Pumpkin and Fifth St Brew Pub Mint JoJos.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Fibonacci Day with Turkey at Fibonacci Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve at Darkness Brewing
Food from Street Chef Brigade and music from Bows And Arrows.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Luau at Hebron Brew Haus
Leis, party favors and Kona beer.

Thursday, Nov. 24th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov. 25th starting at 9:00 am – Listermann Black Friday Bottle Release and FOBAB Celebration
Bottles to be released (limited amounts): BA Chickow!, Triple Digit Belsnickel, High Society: Gin Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde with Honey Dew Melons, High Society: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with Coffee and Nutcase Concord Jam. Beers on draft: BA Chickow!, BA Vanilla/cinnamon Chickow!, Nutcase Concord Jam, High Society: Gin Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde with Honey Dew Melons, High Society: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with Coffee, Ohio Beagle- All Ohio hopped IPA and Raspberry Chocolate Lateral. Belsnickel pours from bottles as well.

Friday, Nov. 25th starting at 9:00 am – Cappy’s 3rd Annual Toys For Tots Black Friday Bash at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits,
Tons of rare beers on tap and rare bottles available for sale in exchange for a toy donation for Toys For Tots.

Friday, Nov. 25th & Saturday, Nov. 26th – Ale to the Queen City Festival
“Ale to the Queen City features craft beers from local breweries, live entertainment and signature ‘Cincinnati’ foods.” Runs from 4:00-11:00 pm each night, it will be on Mehring Way between the Roebling Bridge and Elm St. Beer tickets are purchased on site and are $1 each. 1 ticket = 3oz sample or 5 tickets = Full-Size Beer. See their web site for more information.

Friday, Nov. 25th at 5:00 pm – Warped Wing Black Friday Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Check out their Facebook event page for the beer listing.

Friday, Nov. 25th at 5:30 pm – November Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, Nov. 26th at 11:00 am – Saturday Brunch Series at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This time, the featured brewery is Taft’s Ale House. Menu includes Preservationist Pale Ale paired with strawberry mango salad; Cherrywood Amber paired with smoked brisket sliders; and Mooly Wooly paired with a cocoa creampuff. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations required. Stop in or call 513-681-4222. Vegetarian option available upon request at time of reservation. Beverage substitution available.

Sunday, Nov. 27th at 10:00 am – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries at Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House
“This informational and interactive day includes brunch at the Moerlein Lager House, tours of both of our brewing and production facilities, a quick history lesson about the brewing culture here in Cincinnati, a ride along the streetcar, and of course…beer!” Cost is $45.00 per person. For more information or to purchase your tickets, go to http://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries-395

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 14, 2016

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from Rogue Ales at Fairfield and beers from Fat Head’s Brewing at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Taft’s Ale House Tap Takeover today starting at 6:00 pm. Beers include Nellie’s, Culebra Cut, Gavel Banger, Red Bike, Mooly Wooly and Old Wooden Tooth.

Beer Sellar – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover today starting at 4:00 pm.

Braxton Brewing – Blown Gasket Tapping Party today at 5:00 pm. Home brewers especially check out the Facebook event page for this event.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Jackie O’s Tap Takeover today at 5:00 pm. Beers include Mystic Mama, Razz Wheat, Firefly Amber, Chomolungma, Hop Ryot, Mandala Simcoe, Kinda Fuzzy, Farm Assist, Oil of Aphrodite, Dark Apparition, Ricky, Cool Beans, Grave DIPA, Champion Ground, Full Allotment, Berliner and Noble Sorrel.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Amelia (BEER)Hart: Celebrating Women in Craft Beer event today at 5:00 pm. “Featuring: Exclusive Kegs, Flights, Art, Food Truck from Packhouse Meats and more! Participating Breweries: Ei8ht Ball Brewing, MadTree Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Braxton Brewing Company, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House, Against The Grain Brewery, Kentucky Ale and Country Boy Brewing.”

Fibonacci Brewing – Pepo Pumpkin Porter and Pepo Acer Maple Porter Release today at 4:00 pm.

Growler Stop – Bad Tom Smith Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm. Beers include American Outlaw Session IPA, Fink Red Rye, Cheating the Gallows, Pumpkin Ale, CINfully HOPnotic Double IPA and Wickked Sheryl’s Blush Pale Ale.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 29, 2016

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to FIBONACCI BREWING! Join Bob and Betty as they celebrate Saturday from noon to 10:00 pm. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, it’s Green Flash & Alpine Brewing at Fairfield and Fifty West at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they are pouring the entire beer line-up from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co. plus Town Branch Bourbon, Town Branch Rye & Pearce Lyons Reserve Bourbon for $3.00. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday tonight at 5:30 pm. This month, it’s Give Back Pale Ale with lemon peel and dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Founders Brewing Sleeper Cell tapping from 5:00-10:00 pm on Saturday.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Three Floyds beers including Apocalypse Cow, Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker, Hopped in Half and Zombie Dust.

Moerlein Lager House – WEBN Boom Can Launch Party tonight starting at 5:00 pm. WEBN’s Kidd Chris and Eddie Fingers will be there and you can get a 6-pack to go for $5.99.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For July, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is MadTree. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: July 25 – 31, 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 25th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin Bozo Beer. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
For June, it’s their Sommer Weizen.

Thursday, July 28th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Boulevard Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Saison Brett, Hibiscus Gose, Lemon Ginger Radler, Tropical Pale Ale, The Calling DIPA and Tank 7.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Quaff Bros. Catalina Wine Mixer Bottle Release at the Party Source
Quaff Bros. Catalina Wine Mixer is a collaboration with Against The Grain. It is ATG 70K (13% abv Imperial Stout) aged in bourbon barrels with the addition of red wine soaked oak chips.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Southern Tier Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Beer Dinner at Stadium Sports Bar (Belterra Park)
MENU – First Course: Baby Arugula Salad, Goat Cheese Medallion, Segmented Grapefruit, Candied Pecan Crumble, Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette paired with Finn Berliner Pale Ale; Second Course: Seared Scallop, Creamed Corn, Bacon – Cipollini Onion Jam paired with Maize Amber Lager; Third Course: Fried Chicken and Biscuits, Spicy Fried Chicken, Warm Cheddar Biscuits, Biscuit Gravy, Fried Egg paired with Phrenology Wild IPA; Dessert: Chocolate Stout Cake, Beer Soaked Cake, Peanut Butter Mousse, Stout Ice Cream. Cost is $35 per person. Call 513-232-8000 to make your reservations.

Thursday, July 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 – Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Glendale – North Coast Red Seal and Hyde Park – Stone Delicious.

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, July 30th from 12:00 to 11:00 pm – Fibonacci Birthday Celebration
Beers include The Noid, Estival, The Tollhouse Caps, Marty’s Hamilton Ave, Dummy Tripel, Earth Daisy, Oberhausen and The Tollhouse. Food and music to be announced on their Facebook event page.

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Holiday Hours for Better Beer Locations

As usual, we will continue to update this list of holiday hours as more information comes in.

BREWERIES

Blank Slate Brewing:
Closed from Dec. 20th until Jan. 7th

UPDATE Christian Moerlein Brewing:
Dec. 23rd: Open 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: Open Noon – 12:00 am
Dec. 27th: Open Noon – 7:00 pm
Dec. 30th: Open 4:00 – 10:00 Ppm
New Year’s Eve: Open 4:00 – 10:00 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
Jan. 2nd: Open Noon – 12:00 am
Jan. 3rd: Open Noon – 7:00 pm

Dogberry Brewing:
Dec. 23rd: 3:00-7:00 pm
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: Open

UPDATE Ei8ht Ball Brewing:
Christmas Eve: 12:00-8:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Fibonacci Brewing:
Closed from Dec. 20th until Jan. 7th

UPDATE Great Crescent Brewing:
Dec. 22nd: 1:00-7:00 pm for shopping and carry-out beer
Dec. 23rd: 1:00-7:00 pm for shopping and carry-out beer
Christmas Eve: 1:00-7:00 pm for shopping and carry-out beer
Christmas Day: Closed

MadTree Brewing:
Dec. 22nd: Open early at noon
Christmas Eve: Closing early at 6:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Day: Closed

Mt. Carmel Brewing:
Dec. 23rd: 4:00-9:00 pm
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: 12:00-9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve: 4:00-7:00 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed

Old Firehouse Brewery:
Dec. 23rd: 3:00-9:00 pm
Christmas Eve: 12:00-4:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec. 26th: 12:00-11:30 pm
Dec. 27th: 1:00-7:00 pm

Rhinegeist:
Christmas Eve: 12pm-6pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Rivertown Brewing:
Christmas Eve: Open from 2:00-7:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

UPDATE Tap & Screw Brewing:
Christmas Eve: 11:00 am until ?
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 11:00 am – 2:30 am
New Year’s Day: 11:00 am – 2:30 am

BREW PUBS

UPDATE Fifty West:
Christmas Eve: 12:00-4:00 pm (bar service only)
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: Private, ticketed beer dinner from 6pm-9pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://fiftywestbrew.com/brightnewyear2015/. Open to the public starting at 9:00 pm with a taster special where patrons can get 5 tasters for $10; 10 tasters for $15; or 15 tasters for $20.
New Year’s Day: Closed

UPDATE Hofbräuhaus Newport:
Christmas Eve: Closing at 5:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

UPDATE Moerlein Lager House:
Christmas Eve: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 11:00 am – Dinner menu served until midnight

BETTER BEER STORES

The Party Source:
Dec. 22nd: 8:00 am – Midnight
Dec. 23rd: 8:00 am – Midnight
Christmas Eve: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Christmas Day: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dec. 27th: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dec. 28th: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Dec. 29th: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Dec. 30th: 8:00 am – Midnight
New Year’s Eve: 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

RESTAURANTS/BARS/PUBS

Liberty’s Bar and Bottle:
Christmas Eve: 2:00 pm – 2:00 am
Christmas Day: 8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Marty’s Hops & Vines:
Christmas Eve – Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Year’s Eve – Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
New Year’s Day – Closed

Mellow Mushroom Wilder:
Christmas Eve – Closing at 4:00 pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – Closed at 8:00 pm
New Years Day – Normal Hours

UPDATE Taste of Belgium:
Christmas Eve: Open until 3:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve – OTR and Rookwood open regular hours, Clifton closed
New Year’s Day – Serving brunch until 5:00 pm

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

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, 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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Thanksgiving Hours for Better Beer Locations

As usual, we will continue to update this list of Thanksgiving hours for better beer locations as more information comes in.

Blank Slate Brewing:
Wednesday, Nov. 25th – 3:00-7:00 pm

Fibonacci Brewing:
Closed on Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 27th – Open 12:00-10:00 pm

Flipdaddy’s (All locations):
Closed on Thanksgiving

Great Crescent Brewery:
Wednesday, Nov. 25th – 11:00 am-9:00 pm

Marty’s Hops & Vines:
Closed on Thanksgiving

Mellow Mushroom Wilder:
Closed on Thanksgiving

Party Source:
Wednesday, Nov. 25th – 8:00 am-Midnight
Thanksgiving – 8:00 am-6:00 pm

UPDATE Tap & Screw Brewing:
Open at 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving

UPDATE Urban Artifact:
Open on Thanksgiving

Valley Wine & Spirits:
Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving

Better Beer Black Friday and Beyond

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. And check out our This Week in Beer post from yesterday for the better beer events through Thanksgiving. This special posting covers Black Friday through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Friday, Nov. 27th at 8:00 am – Black Friday Bottle Releases at Listermann/Triple Digit
Bottles available include: Chai Chickow!, $12.80, 657 Bottles; Batch 300 aged in Triple Smoked Whiskey Barrels, $15, 369 Bottles; Batch 300 aged in Buffalo Trace barrels, $15, 450 bottles; Batch 300 aged in Smooth Ambler barrels $15, 204 bottles; Blackberry Nutcase, $12.80, 648 bottles; and possibly more to come. All prices tax included. Tap list: Chai Chickow, Batch 300, Batch 300 aged in Triple Smoked Whiskey Barrels, Batch 300 aged in Buffalo Trace barrels, Batch 300 aged in Buffalo Trace barrels, Bourbon Barrel Aged Chickow! (FOBAB Silver medal winner), Nutcase with Blackberries, and more to come.

Friday, Nov. 27th at 10:00 am – Black Friday at MadTree Brewing
Discounted gift packs available online and at their taproom. Limited quantities of Trunk Series Gift Box available.

Friday, Nov. 27th – Free Bacon Night PLUS Barleywine Takeover at Ei8ht Ball
The barleywines are all day long, but the bacon isn’t until 5:00 pm. Beers include Ei8ht Ball Your Mom, Rhinegesit Gramps, Lagunitas Gnarleywine, Pretty Things Our Finest Regards, De Molen Barley Bomb, Upland Barrel Chested and four more yet to be named. Prices will vary by beer.

Friday, Nov. 27th at 12:00 noon – Black Friday and the Inaugural Fuge Friday at Fibonacci Brewing
Spin the centrifuge and you could land on free glassware, $1 off pints, buy someone a drink and more.

Friday, Nov. 27th at 5:30 pm – Black Friday Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Friday, Nov. 27th at 9:00 pm – Arnold’s 12 Beers of Christmas and Festivus at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Beers include Full Pint Festivus Ale, Listermann’s 2014 Vintage Bourbon Barrel Aged White Death, Urban Artifact’s Spice Cake Christmas Stout, Delirium Noel, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Christian Moerlein Christkindl, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas, Bell’s Christmas Ale, Revolution Fistmas Ale, Southern Tier 2Xmas Ale and Anchor Christmas Ale.

Saturday, Nov. 28th – Fifty West’s Hoppy Third Beerthday Party
They will be tapping Death Valley Shootout Stout.

Sunday, Nov. 29th from 8:00 am-1:00 pm – Sunday After Thanksgiving Breweriana Show at Moerlein Malt House
From Facebook: “Breweriana galore available at this buy, sell, trade event. Plenty of nice old Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky items usually show up. More details available at http://queencitychapter.com/2015thanksgivingshowposter.htm