This Week in Beer: April 17 – 23, 2017

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.

Tuesday, April 18th from 6:00-11:50 pm – Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Gypsys
Beer include Lagunitas IPA, Little Sumpin’ Ale, Lagunitas Lucky 13, Citrusinensis, Death & Taxes Black Lager, and Fusion #39.

Tuesday, April 18th from 7:00 pm – Founders Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00-11:50 pm – Craft Beer Series: Three Floyds at Habits Café
Beers include Necron 99, Gumballhead, and Alpha King.

Thursday, April 20th-Saturday, April 22nd – Jackie O’s 40 Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, April 20th 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 – Franziskaner, Glendale – Bell’s Oberon and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Aprihop.

Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: September 7 – 13, 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Sept. 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s beers from Three Floyds including Alpha King, Gumballhead, Space Station Middle Finger, Moloko Milk Stout, Yum Yum, Backmasking and Behemoth Barleywine.

Tuesday, Sept. 8th starting at 4:00 pm – Brooklyn Tap Attack at Righteous Room
Beers include Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Blast!, Sorachi Ace, Red Sumac Wit and Quardraceratops. Also, all drafts are half off from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 5:00 pm – Inaugural Stein Hoisting Competition at Rock Bottom
Co-hosted with with Cincy Beerfest and LA Fitness, there will be five different heats with prizes for the heat winners and the chamption. Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Tieton Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Ciders include Rambling Route, Cherry, Apricot, Dry-hopped, and a seasonal cider.

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Preview Party at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
The order for the tappings for the preview party will be:
6:00 p.m. – Storm Cream Ale and The Specialty Keg
7:00 p.m. – Dead Blow Tropical Stout on Nitro
8:00 p.m. – Crank Shaft IPA
9:00 p.m. – Sparky Hoppy Wheat Ale
10:00 p.m. – Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Selections from Ei8ht Ball, Rhinegeist, MadTree, Moerlien, Braxton, West Sixth and Blank Slate
Burger: All American
Music: Kyle Knapp

Thursday, Sept. 10th 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, Sept. 10th at 7:00 pm – Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, Spaten Oktoberfest Bier and Spaten Optimator. Food pairings are Goetta Beer Cheese, Brat Reuben and German Chocolate Cake. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php or email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 pm – Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Pint Night and Stein Hoisting at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 11th at 4:00 pm – Tröegs Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Sept. 11th and Saturday, Sept. 12th – Cincy Beerfest On Fountain Square
Check out their website for more information. ALL tickets bought in advance of the festival days are considered “VIP” tickets.

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This Week in Beer: July 1 – 7, 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, July 1st – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, July 1st – 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, July 1st from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café
Last one!

Monday, July 1st at 6:00 pm – Bunbury Bavarian Pale Ale Tapping at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Tuesday, July 2nd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg is New Holland Oaked-Aged Hatter.

Tuesday, July 2nd – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 2nd – 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, July 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist: Virgin Launch at The Lackman
See our earlier post for more information.

UPDATE Tuesday, July 2nd from 5:00-6:00 pm – Beer School at Whole Foods Mason

With July being the celebration of both American and Belgian independence, we’ll examine three distinct styles from each country. In the case of the Belgians, we’ll also explore how one small American brewery approaches the Belgian styles! Behold:
American IPA – Brew Kettle “White Rajah” AND Stone Brewing “RuinTen”
American Amber – North Peak “Siren” AND MadTree “Happy Amber”
American Brown Ale – Mt. Carmel’s Nut Brown Ale AND MadTree “Gnarly Brown”
Saison / Farmhouse – De Glazen Toren d’Epre Mere Imperial White AND Rockmill Brewery Saison (American)
Dubbel – Chimay Grande Reserve AND St. Bernardus Prior 8
Tripel – Tripel Karmeliet AND Rockmill Brewery Tripel (American)
We’ll have specially selected food pairings with each category. Admission is $10. Again, the School will be held at the Mason Jar Pub, and space is limited!

UPDATE Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Anchor Zymaster Series #4 Farmhouse Ale, Goose Island 25th Anniversary Ale, North Peak Siren Amber Ale, Founders Brewing Centennial IPA, MadTree Gnarly Brown Ale and Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA with Hemp Seeds.

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

Wednesday, July 3rd at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Brewery Launch Party at The Famous Neons Unplugged. Eli’s BBQ will be running the grill for the first time.

Wednesday, July 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night OR Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
And sometimes, it’s a tapping! We’ll let you know which one it is this week as soon as we find out.

Wednesday, July 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

Thursday, July 4th 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 – Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, Glendale – Franziskaner and Hyde Park – Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen.

Thursday, July 4th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, July 4th from 9:00 pm to close – $3 Thursdays at Roebling Point Bars (Molly Malone’s Covington, Keystone Covington, Blinkers, Sidebar)
All of the bars have their own list of their selected appetizers and beers (taps change weekly).

Friday, July 5th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, July 5th 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, July 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, July 5th at 6:30 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer & BBQ Cruise on BB Riverboats
From Facebook:

Christian Moerlein Brewery and BB Riverboats have teamed up for a great cruise every Friday this summer. Cruise the beautiful Ohio River on one while tasting Moerlein’s handcrafted lagers & ales with a member of the Christian Moerlein team. Paired with the beers is a wonderful buffet featuring BBQ Brisket, BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork BBQ. Music will be provided by a local area band for your entertainment.

Cost is $55.00 for adults and $38.00 for children. Go to http://www.bbriverboats.com/moerlein_cruise.html to purchase tickets.

Saturday, July 6th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Tastings and Growlers Report: May 17, 2013

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

UPDATE Everything’s d’ Vine – Friday night beer and wine tastings at 5:30 pm. Try six beers and six wines for $15 per person. Or you can just do wine only or beer only for $10 per person. Tonight’s beers are Shiner Ruby Redbird, 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat, La Trappe Isid’or, La Trappe Quadrupel, Anderson Valley IPA and Heavy Seas Riptide.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – Friday Night Flights features six to eight beers each week. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Valley Wine & Spirits – Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at 4:30 pm Friday. Beers include Gubna, Old Chub, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Dale’s Pale Ale.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing (as of April 4th) have Lateral Oatmeal Sweet Stout, Triple Digit Aftermath, Triple Digit Gravitator, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Jungle Honey, Leopold Belgian Blonde, Triple Digit Chickow!, Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter, Pre-Prohibition Lager and a brand new beer: Serpentine Wheat. New growlers are $3.

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of April 26th) has Ardennes Belgian Quad, Amber, Blonde, Nut Brown, IPA, Stout, Summer Wheat and Dewey’s Scotsman Ale. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Ardennes Belgian Quad. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler.

Rivertown Brewing (as of April 25th) has Belgian Wit, Fat Happy Monk Belgian Quad, Jenneke Belgian Golden Ale, Helles Lager, Blueberry Lager, Unit 6 American Hefeweizen, Hop Bomber Pale Ale, Hop Baron Double IPA, Dunkel Lager and Roebling Vanilla Espresso Porter. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra. Sour Cherry Porter Bottles are $13.99 plus tax (limited two).

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of April 4th) has Alternate Route, Armadillo Crossing, Coast to Coast, Coffee Please, Gaddy’s Irish Red, Interstate Ryeway (new), Main Street Amber, Robinson’s Circus, Shifting Gears, Speedbump Kolsch and Thirty-37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of April 26th) has the following beers available for growler fills: Exposition, Friend of the Irishman Stout, Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Porter, Saengerfest and Seven Hefeweizen. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $7 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

Adriatico’s now does growler fills. An empty growler is $5 and it sounds like they only fill their own. Pricing varies by beer. Unfortunately, we do not have a current draft beer listing for them, but a representative listing is available on their Facebook menu page.

Buckhead Mountain Grill does growler fills. As of April 18th, they had Falls City, West Sixth IPA, Upland Wheat, Angry Orchard Crisp, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, Mt. Carmel Amber, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Third Shift Amber Lager, Bell’s Oberon, Franziskaner Hefe, Guinness, Stella Artois, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale, Miller Lite and Bud Light. The cost is $16 for a “fill of any craft or import beer offered in a 16oz serving size” (add $5 for a new Buckhead growler).

Flipdaddy’s (both locations) also does growler fills. We’re still tracking down more information on their program.

Incline Public House has growlers available for all 12 of their beers on tap. Growlers are $5 and fills are 3 times pint price that are currently $5, $6 and $7.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of April 19th) had Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock, Flying Dog Wildman, Green Flash Le Freak, Weihenstephaner, Bell’s Oberon, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Plums, Great Lakes Ohio Stout and Hudy Bock.

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of April 19th) had Blue Moon Juniper Ale, Anderson Valley Bourbon, Cincy Beer Week Porter, Hudy Bock, Left Hand Scrimsaw, Bell’s Smitten, Dark Horse Amber and Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of May 11th) Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat ($8.99), Revolution Anti-Hero IPA ($9.99), Founders Double Trouble ($15.99), Dogfish Head Aprihop ($11.99), Full Pint Night of The Living Stout ($12.99), Bell’s Oberon ($9.99), Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout ($8.99) and Finch’s Fascist Pig Ale ($11.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of May 1st) has Three Floyds Robert the Bruce ($9.99), Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale ($16.99), Blank Slate The Awakening ($8.99), Blue Moon Pine in the Neck ($11.99), Goose Island Sofie ($15.99), Green Flash Friendship Ale ($14.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($11.99), Dogfish Head Noble Rot ($21.99), Laughing Dog Anubis Coffee Porter ($16.99), Dogfish Head Olde School ($19.99), Oskar Blues Gubna ($16.99), Three Floyds Pride and Joy ($9.99), Lore Girls Gone Mild ($5.99), Rivertown Wit ($8.99), Sam Adams Alpine Spring ($8.99), Steen Brugge Tripel ($13.99), Harpoon Buck IPA ($9.99), Arcadia 16th Anniversary ($12.99), Stone Oak Smoked Old Guardian ($17.99), Three Floyds Jinx Proof ($9.99), Heavy Seas Siren Noire ($19.99), Angry Orchard Crisp ($9.99), Sierra Nevada Blindfold ($12.99) and Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Plum ($12.99). Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of Feb. 21st) has Bell’s Smitten, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Uinta Hop Notch IPA, Yuengling Bock, Kona Koko Brown, Kona Longboard Island Lager, Goose Island 312, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Sugar Plums, Rivertown Bock, 21st Amendment Sneak Attack and Mt. Carmel Springtime Ale. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they are now filling non-Jungle Jim’s growlers back to only filling their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each.

Liquor Cabinet (as of May 16th) has Point Black Ale, Abita Wheat Seasonal, Schlafly American IPA, Point Cascade Ale, Left Hand JuJu Ginger, Founder’s All Day IPA, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Black Cannon IPA, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber.

UPDATE Market Wines (as of May 10th) has Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout ($8.00/glass $40.00/growler), Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree ($7.00/glass $30.00/growler), Flying Dog Citra Hop Imperial IPA ($6.00/glass $17.00/growler) and Ommegang Fleur de Houblon ($4.00/glass $12.00/ growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue has Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter ($9.99), Rivertown Winter Ale ($9.99) and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue has Trois Dames Bise Noire a la Menthe ($18.99), Quaff Bros. Savage Blank ($14.99), Arcadia Hopmouth ($17.99), Sierra Nevada Belgian Blonde IPA ($14.99), Against the Grain Golden Sower ($12.99), Mikkeller / Against the Grain Bloody Show ($12.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($10.99), Tripel Karmeliet ($21.99), Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger ($11.99) and Bell’s Oberon ($10.99). All prices are for a 64 oz. refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

Party Town in Florence has Abita Andygator ($10.99), Avery Maharaja ($10.99), Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Barrel Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout ($12.99), Apocalypse Brew works Fallout Dust Peppercorn Ale ($7.99), Bell’s Pale Ale ($6.99), Bell’s Two Hearted Ale ($9.99), Cider Boys 1st Press Cider ($6.99), Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA ($12.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald ($7.99), Green Flash Imperial IPA ($14.99), Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy ($6.99), Lore Intergalactic IPA ($9.99), Moerlien Northern Liberties IPA ($7.99), New Holland Hopivore Wet-hopped Ale ($13.99), New Holland Night Tripper Stout ($10.99), North Coast Bourbon Barrel Old Rasputin ($48.99), Oskar Blues oSKAr the G’Rauch ($19.99) and Rivertown Infinite Shilling ($15.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

Remke Hyde Park (as of Feb. 20th) has Blank Slate Shroominous, Blank Slate The Lesser Path, Blank Slate Movin’ On, Blank Slate Out and About and Red Hook Audible.

Remke Skytop (as of April 26th) has Blue Moon Brewing Co Pine in the Neck, Blank Slate Movin On, Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler, Redd’s Apple Ale and Triple Digit Chickow.

United Liquor in Florence (as of May 18th) has Three Floyds Pride and Joy, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Bell’s Oberon, Big Eddy Imperial Stout, Dogfish 60 Minute and Three Floyds Robert the Bruce.

Valley Wine & Spirits (as of May 2nd) has Upland Ard Ri Imperial Red Ale, Abita Andygator, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Blank Slate Fork in the Road, Blank Slate Movin’ On, Goose Island Summertime, Bell’s Oberon and Oskar Blues Gubna.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of April 29th) are Blank Slate Out and About, Ayinger Celebrator, Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, MadTree Sprye and Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of April 7th) are Mt. Carmel Ardennes Belgian Quad, Founders Imperial Stout, MadTree Identity Crisis Black IPA, Bell’s Two Hearted, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA and Left Hand Good Juju Ginger Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks to Ed Paff for this update as well.]

Tastings and Growlers Report: April 26, 2013

We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Friday night beer and wine tastings at 5:30 pm. Try six beers and six wines for $15 per person. Or you can just do wine only or beer only for $10 per person. This week’s beers include Mission Brewery Shipwreck Double IPA, Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 IPA, Stone Espresso Russian Imperial Stout, Two Brothers Dog Days, Weihenstephaner and more.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – Friday Night Flights features six to eight beers each week. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing (as of April 4th) have Lateral Oatmeal Sweet Stout, Triple Digit Aftermath, Triple Digit Gravitator, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Jungle Honey, Leopold Belgian Blonde, Triple Digit Chickow!, Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter, Pre-Prohibition Lager and a brand new beer: Serpentine Wheat. New growlers are $3.

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of April 26th) has Ardennes Belgian Quad, Amber, Blonde, Nut Brown, IPA, Stout, Summer Wheat and Dewey’s Scotsman Ale. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Ardennes Belgian Quad. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler.

Rivertown Brewing (as of April 25th) has Belgian Wit, Fat Happy Monk Belgian Quad, Jenneke Belgian Golden Ale, Helles Lager, Blueberry Lager, Unit 6 American Hefeweizen, Hop Bomber Pale Ale, Hop Baron Double IPA, Dunkel Lager and Roebling Vanilla Espresso Porter. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra. Sour Cherry Porter Bottles are $13.99 plus tax (limited two).

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of April 4th) has Alternate Route, Armadillo Crossing, Coast to Coast, Coffee Please, Gaddy’s Irish Red, Interstate Ryeway (new), Main Street Amber, Robinson’s Circus, Shifting Gears, Speedbump Kolsch and Thirty-37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of April 26th) has the following beers available for growler fills: Exposition, Friend of the Irishman Stout, Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Porter, Saengerfest and Seven Hefeweizen. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $7 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

Adriatico’s now does growler fills. An empty growler is $5 and it sounds like they only fill their own. Pricing varies by beer. Unfortunately, we do not have a current draft beer listing for them, but a representative listing is available on their Facebook menu page.

Buckhead Mountain Grill does growler fills. As of April 18th, they had Falls City, West Sixth IPA, Upland Wheat, Angry Orchard Crisp, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, Mt. Carmel Amber, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Third Shift Amber Lager, Bell’s Oberon, Franziskaner Hefe, Guinness, Stella Artois, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale,
Miller Lite and Bud Light. The cost is $16 for a “fill of any craft or import beer offered in a 16oz serving size” (add $5 for a new Buckhead growler).

Flipdaddy’s (both locations) also does growler fills. We’re still tracking down more information on their program.

Incline Public House has growlers available for all 12 of their beers on tap. Growlers are $5 and fills are 3 times pint price that are currently $5, $6 and $7.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike has Three Floyds Pride & Joy, Bad Attitude IPA, Great Lakes Alchemy IPA, Weihenstephaner, Dogfish Head 60 Min, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Plums, Brooklyn Pilsner, Hudy Bock.

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington has Sixpoint Six Point Columbus IPA, Anderson Valley Bourbon, Cincy Beer Week Porter, Hudy Bock, Left Hand Chainsaw, Blue Moon Juniper Ale, Anchor Porter, Three Floyds Pride & Joy.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of March 27th) has West Sixth IPA ($9.99), Rivertown Infinite Shilling Wee Heavy ($13.99), Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA $9.99, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti ($13.99), Founders Red’s Rye PA ($12.99), Blue Moon Pine in the Neck ($9.99), Thirsty Dog Irish Setter Red Ale ($7.99) and Blank Slate Shroominous ($9.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of Jan. 25th) has Blue Moon Pine In The Neck ($11.99), Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye ($6.99), Dogfish Head Indian Brown ($7.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($7.99), Southern Tier Chokolat Stout ($12.99), Blank Slate Movin’ On ($8.99), Blank Slate Fume Cherrywood Smoked Porter ($8.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($10.99), Avery IPA ($8.99), Founders Old Curmudgeon ($13.99), Fox Barrel Pear Cider ($7.99), Sierra Nevada Estate Organic ($12.99), Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine ($18.99), Anderson Valley Heelch O’ Hops Double IPA ($9.99), Schlafly Bourbon ($10.99), Widmer Brothers BRRRRRR ($16.99), Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale ($5.99), New Holland Black Hatter ($11.99), DogFish Head Burton Baton ($19.99), Sixpoint Diesel ($11.99), North Coast Pranqster ($11.99), Anubis Coffee Porter ($16.99), Southern Tier 2XStout ($12.99) and Green Flash Grand Cru ($15.99). Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of Feb. 21st) has Bell’s Smitten, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Uinta Hop Notch IPA, Yuengling Bock, Kona Koko Brown, Kona Longboard Island Lager, Goose Island 312, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad w/ Sugar Plums, Rivertown Bock, 21st Amendment Sneak Attack and Mt. Carmel Springtime Ale. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they are now filling non-Jungle Jim’s growlers back to only filling their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each.

Liquor Cabinet (as of April 25th) has Point Black Ale, Schlafly American IPA, Sixpoint Sweet Anchor Ale, West Sixth IPA, Founders All Day IPA, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Heavy Seas Black Cannon IPA and Avery White Rascal.

Market Wines (as of April 26th) has Uinta Hop Notch IPA ($4.00/glass $12/growler), Avery Three Point Five Session Ale ($4.00/glass $10.00/growler), Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA ($6.00/glass $$20.00/growler) and New Holland Full Circle Kolsch ($4.00/glass $12.00/ growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue has Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter ($9.99), Rivertown Winter Ale ($9.99) and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue has Trois Dames Bise Noire a la Menthe ($18.99 64oz), Quaff Bros. Savage Blank ($14.99 64oz), Arcadia Hopmouth ($17.99 64oz), Anderson Vally Bourbon Barrel Stout ($10.99 64oz), Sierra Nevada Ovila ($14.99 64oz), Tilburg’s Dutch Brown Ale ($13.99 64oz), Brooklyn There Will Be Black ($9.99 64oz), Tripel Karmeliet ($21.99 64oz) and Quaff Bros. Puff the Magic Bison ($12.99 64oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

Party Town in Florence has Three Floyds Jinx Proof Pilsner ($8.99), Blank Slate Shroominous Stiitake Brown Ale ($7.99), Blue Moon Pine in the Neck Pale Ale ($7.99), Cider Boys 1st Press Cider ($6.99), Founders Pale Ale ($7.99), Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch ale ($10.99), Great Lakes Rye of The Tiger Rye Pale Ale ($6.99), Green Flash Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA ($10.99), Left Hand Twin Sister Double IPA ($13.99), Left Hand Milk Stout ($11.99), Leinenkugel Summer Shandy ($6.99), Oskar Blues Oskar Da G’Rauch ($19.99), Point Whole Hog Six Hop IPA ($8.99), Schlafly Belgian Gold Ale ($9.99), Schlafly American IPA ($9.99), Schlafly Chocolate Milk Stout ($6.99), Schlafly Black IPA ($6.99) and Great Lakes Edmond Fitzgerald ($7.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

Remke Hyde Park (as of Feb. 20th) has Blank Slate Shroominous, Blank Slate The Lesser Path, Blank Slate Movin’ On, Blank Slate Out and About and Red Hook Audible.

Remke Skytop (as of April 26th) has Blue Moon Brewing Co Pine in the Neck, Blank Slate Movin On, Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler, Redd’s Apple Ale and Triple Digit Chickow.

United Liquor in Florence (as of April 17th) has Three Floyds Pride and Joy, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Bell’s 2 Hearted Ale, Big Eddy Imperial Stout, Dogfish 60 Min., Leinenkugel Vanilla Porter.

Valley Wine & Spirits (as of March 28th) has Blank Slate Movin On, Blank Slate Awakening, Blank Slate Shroominous, Blank Slate Fork in the Road, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Upland Ard Ri, West 6th IPA, Abita Andygator, Blue Moon Pine in the Neck and Rivertown Bock.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of April 22nd) are Ommegang Iron Throne, Left Hand Good Juju, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout and Anderson Valley Gatlin Damnosus. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of April 7th) are Mt. Carmel Ardennes Belgian Quad, Founders Imperial Stout, MadTree Identity Crisis Black IPA, Bell’s Two Hearted, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA and Left Hand Good Juju Ginger Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks to Ed Paff for this update as well.]

This Week in Beer: August 20 – 26, 2012

Monday, August 20th – 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, August 21st – 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.

Wednesday, August 2nd – Pint Night at Catskeller at UC

Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week’s beer is De Koninck.

Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm – Leinenkugel’s Beer Dinner at Final Cut Steakhouse (Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg)
1st Course – Sugar Cane Skewered Shrimp and Summer Shandy
2nd Course – Conch Fritters and Honey Weiss
3rd Course – Fried Cheese Ravioli and Red Lager
4th Course – Wagyu Beef Burger and Classic Amber
5th Course – Dark Chocolate Brownie with Stout Ice Cream and Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
Cost is $65 per person. To make reservations, call Final Cut at 812-539-8220 and use operator code “August Beer.” For more information, go to http://www.hollywoodindiana.com

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is local beers from Quaff Bros., Christian Moerlein, Rivertown, Great Crescent, Ohio Brewing, Mt. Carmel, Listermann’s and BBC paired with a “Slow Food Burger” (local grass-fed beef, cheese, and bacon).

Thursday, August 23rd 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: Covington – Crispin, Hyde Park – Franziskaner Hefe, and Glendale – Mt. Carmel Amber.

Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, August 24th from 5:00-12:00 midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha!
For more information, go to their web site at http://cincybrewhaha.com/

Friday, August 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, August 24th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, August 25th from 4:00-12:00 midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha!

Saturday, August 25th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

Saturday, August 25th from 6:00-11:00pm – Columbus Summer Beerfest at The LC
While not exactly a Cincinnati event, this fest is done by the same folks that put on the Cincy Winter Beer Fest. More than 200 craft beers, local restaurants and local music and proceeds benefit the Big Joe Duskin Music Foundation and their local partners, the Columbus Jazz Arts Group “Jazz In The Schools” programs. For tickets, go to http://www.columbusbeerfest.com/

This Week in Beer: May 28 – June 3, 2012

Monday, May 28th – 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, May 29th – Beer Tasting at Maury’s Tiny Cove
Enjoy six craft beers including Ballast Point Calico Amber, Avery Out of Bounds Stout, Black Diamond Steep Trail IPA, Major Tom’s Pomegranate Wheat, Stoudt’s Gold Helles Lager and Stoudt’s Pils. They will be paired with appetizers like Spicy Goat Cheese Dip, Pastrami on Rye Bites, Metts in a Blanket, Fried Onion Petals, Mini Italian Subs, Mini Eggrolls and Peanut Marshmallow Bars. Cost is $25.00 per person. Call (513) 662-2683.

Tuesday, May 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.

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

UPDATED – Wednesday, May 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week’s beer is Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge, a reddish Flemish Sour ale.

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

Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s the German Pilsner.

Thursday, May 31st at 6:00 pm – Blackout Leukemia at Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop
Dutch’s will be tapping all five of the Dark Horse stouts, 2012 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist and Dogfish Head Black & Blue. Proceeds from this evening to go help Ben Hardigg’s fundraising campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Thursday, May 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: Covington – Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Hyde Park – Rivertown, and Glendale – Yuengling.

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

Friday, June 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Flowing Fridays Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Covington and Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

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

Friday, June 1st – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00 am-11:00 pm – Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival
See their website for more information.

JUST ADDED – Saturday, June 2nd at 4:00pm – Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at Fries Café
Live music and food too.

Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

This Week in Beer: December 19 – 25, 2011

With it being a holiday week, we’ve only listed confirmed events. We expect to add more events throughout the week as they are confirmed.

Wednesday, Dec. 21st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Some high gravity beers are excluded.

Wednesday, Dec. 21st – KY Bourbon Barrel Ale Pint Night at Dickmanns (Ft. Wright, KY)

Thursday, Dec. 22nd 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: Covington – Three Floyds Alpha Klaus, Glendale – Franziskaner, and Hyde Park – Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout (Cask).

Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S ! ! !

We’re Taking It Back!!!

I made a comment on Twitter awhile ago about how I wished Inbev had a Death Star with an open ventilation shaft. A strong if not nerdy statement.

I immediately thought of the conversation from the Kevin Smith movie “Clerks” where they discuss all of the innocent contractors that were killed in the explosion while working on the uncompleted Death Star in Return of the Jedi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6lzEhoXads

It made me ask the question, “Which beers are the innocent contractors in the evil intergalactic war?”

If you could say “I’m taking it back!” what beers would you snatch from the evil grasps of the giant conglomerates and bring back to the light?

Franziskaner and Hoegaarden are the first two I would save.

Now it’s your turn to comment.

 

– Jared

@jrodwhalen

(I operate on a fairly high plane of nerddom so if you got all the references then we definitely need to have a drink together.)

This Week in Beer: December 20 – 26, 2010

Monday, December 20th from 5:30 to 10:00 pm – Half Price Draft Night at The Bistro

Wednesday, December 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Cost is $8 and beers are subject to change.

Thursday, December 23rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Cock & Bull: Pint Night (Covington) Thursdays
This week, it’s Franziskaner Heffeweissen. It’s also the 200th Pint Night and Customer Appreciation Party with appetizers, drinks and gifts.

Thursday, December 23rd from 6:00-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas

Thursday, December 23rd at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from HOPERATIVES!