This Week in Beer: August 8 – 14, 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, August 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Expedition Stout, Double Cream and Double Two Hearted. Bell’s flight is $10, price of pints varies by the beer.

Monday, August 8th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park Deck
This time, it’s a discussion of lesser known beer styles with Chris Bistany from Taft’s Ale House.

Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00 pm – Night Marcher Tappening at Rivertown
This is the first release in their 100% Brett fermented series. Night Marcher is an Island Pale Ale brewed with jack fruit, papaya, pineapple, coconut, mandarin orange, guava, lemon & lime peel, ginger root, Jamaican allspice, fennel, saffron & toasted coriander.

Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. For information, check out their Facebook event page. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, August 10th at 7:30 pm – Deschutes Pint Night & Trivia at Flip Daddy’s Union
Buy a pint of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA or Black Butte Porter and you get to keep the glass.

Thursday, August 11th-Saturday, August 13th – 2nd Annual BellsFest at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Twenty different beers on tap from Bell’s and two special tappings each day plus a dunk tank and a different food truck each day. $1.00 from every pint and growler sold will be donated in addition to all of their dunk tank proceeds.

Thursday, August 11th from 5:00-10:00 pm – BBQ & Braxton Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market
Beers include Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse, Bellow Smoked Hefeweizen, Crank Shaft IPA and Dead Blow Tropical Stout.

Thursday, August 11th at 5:00 pm – Pucker Up! at Halfcut
Sampling of sours including Longtrail Cranberry Gose draft, Braxton Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse draft, Upland Kettle to the Pedal draft, New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee draft, Avery Botanical Raspberry draft, Upland Malefactor bottles, Upland Dantelion bottles, Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Gose bottles and Rivertown Lambic bottles.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pleasant Ridge Brewery Appreciation Night
Three Pleasant Ridge locations (Gas Light Café, Nine Giant and the Overlook Lodge) will feature beers from Fifty West Brewing, Rhinegeist and Nine Giant. There will be different featured beers at each stop. This event also features the launch of Penny Barbecue on the Overlook’s patio.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, Porter, Rubaeus, Mosaic Promise
Mango Magnifico, ’14 or ’15 Imperial Stout (Draft) and Sleeper Cell.

Thursday, August 11th 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: Cock and Bull’s Hoppy Cock at all three locations.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Avery Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout, Oak-Aged Samael’s, IPA and White Rascal.
Burger: Pizza Burger
Music: Hayden Kaye

Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 pm – Green Flash Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, August 11th at 7:30 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at The Pub Rookwood
Five beers and four courses for $29.99 per person. Fifty seats available. Call 513-841-2749 to make your reservation.

Friday, August 12th at 7:00 pm – Hoots & Hops at Cincinnati Nature Center
For more information, go to their web page.

Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Digital Brew: Sharing Our Brewing and Drinking History at Christian Moerlein Malt House
From Facebook: “The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. are joining forces from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to preserve and celebrate Cincinnati’s brewing and drinking history at a special event at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House Tap Room in Over-the-Rhine, 1621 Moore Street.” Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, August 13th at 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann ReBirthday Party at Pompillios

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 22 – 28, 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, Feb. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Avery Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bean Imperial Stout. The cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Hop Hash Surprise Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, Feb. 24th at 4:00 pm – Wing Night featuring HopSlam at Dilly.
From their Facebook event page: “HopSlam on tap next Wednesday, along with some great Bells special release stouts”.

Wednesday, Feb. 24th at 6:00 pm – Bell’s Brewery Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Consecrator Doppelbock (draft), Java Stout (draft), Two Hearted Ale, Oarsman Ale and
Smitten Golden Rye Ale plus a bonus pour of HopSlam from the mini-keg ($3) available to those who join the tasting.

Thursday, Feb. 25th at 6:00 pm – Bockfest Dinner at Findlay Market
Check out their Facebook event page for more information and to purchase tickets.

Thursday, Feb. 25th 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 – West Sixth Cocoa Porter, Glendale – West Sixth Cocoa Porter and Hyde Park – West Sixth Cocoa Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 25th at 6:00-11:59 pm – Pleasant Ridge Brewery Appreciation Night at Gaslight Café and the Overlook Lodge
This tap takeover will feature the following beers: Rhinegeist Experimental Pils A, Powder, Mastodon, Cafe Ink & Cougar; and MadTree Lift, Identity Crisis, Vernal Beckoning, Rubus Cacao & PsycHOPathy.

Thursday, Feb. 25th at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Will include Cafe Ink on tap.

Friday, Feb. 26th at 5:30 pm – Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour at Milton’s the Prospect Hill Tavern
The snowman gets lit at 8:00 pm. Go to their Facebook event page to understand exactly what that means and why they do it.

Friday, Feb. 26th at 5:30 pm – February Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Friday, Feb. 26th at 6:30 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at MJs on Main
Five beers and four courses. Reservations are recommended.

Friday, Feb. 26th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at Hebron Brew Haus

Saturday, Feb. 27th from 9:00 am-11:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Craft Beer’s Fourth Anniversary Celebration
Check out their Facebook event page for more information on their day long anniversary celebration.

Saturday, Feb. 27th at 6:00 pm – 4th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting at Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: April 27 – May 3, 2015

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. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, April 27th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 27th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 27th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, April 27th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 28th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 28th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 28th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, April 28th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, April 29th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 29th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 29th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Founders Brewery.

Wednesday, April 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm – From Breckenridge To Pleasant Ridge… Saison Ridge at the Gas Light Cafe
Beers include Saison Ridge, PsycHOPathy, Galaxy High, Lift, Ophelia, Agave Wheat and Summerbright Ale

Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Maibock.

Thursday, April 30th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 30th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 30th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 30th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, April 30th from 5:00 pm to close – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Strawberry Pig, Se7en, Saengerfest and Altered Pale Ale

Thursday, April 30th 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 – MadTree Sol Drifter, Glendale – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Hyde Park – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Friday, May 1st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

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

Saturday, May 2nd starting at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Home Tapping & Derby Party
For more information, see their Facebook event page.

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

This Week in Oskar Blues Beer Events: Oct. 22 – 28, 2012

Monday, Oct. 22nd

5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Harpers Point

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd

5:00 pm – Tap Takeover at The Lackman
5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Harpers Point and Hyde Park
5:00 pm – Party Source Cigar Night and beer tasting at Jefferson Hall

6:00 pm – Tap Takeover at The Famous Neons Unplugged

7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s (Symmes Township)
7:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale tapping at Wild Mike’s (Bridgetown)

10:00 pm – Mini Tap Takeover – Stanley’s (East Cincinnati)

Wednesday, Oct. 24th

Tap Takeover at Chinatti’s

5:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Mac’s Pizza (Mariemont)
5:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale Happy Hour at Cock & Bull (Glendale)
5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Hyde Park

6:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Cock & Bull (Hyde Park)

7:00 pm – Beer Dinner at Virgil’s Café
7:00 pm – Beer Dinner at The Rookwood

8:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Arthur’s Café (Hyde Park)

9:00 pm – Old Chub Tapping at Fogerty’s (Cheviot)

Thursday, Oct. 25th

3:00 to 4:30 pm – Sampling at Kroger Delhi

4:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Mariemont

5:00 pm – Sampling at Country Fresh Market
5:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale Tapping at Champions (Western Hills)
5:00 pm – Mini Tap Takeover at Gaslight Café (Pleasant Ridge)

5:30 pm – Mt. Adams Pub Crawl (starts at City View)

6:00 pm – Can Sampling at Marty’s Hops and Vines (College Hill)
6:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale Tapping at Pirate’s Den (Western Hills)

7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s (Covington)
7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s (Mariemont)
7:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Tap House Grill (Kenwood)
7:00 pm – Old Chub Tapping at Black Sheep (Cheviot)

Friday, Oct. 26th

3:00 to 5:00 pm – Tasting at Kroger Whitewater

4:00 pm – Tapping and Mini Tap Takeover at The Righteous Room

5:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Hyde Park and Montgomery
5:00 pm – Sampling at Remke Hyde Park

5:00 pm – UPDATE Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Debut at Dutch’s
From Facebook:

Join us as we begin a groundbreaking partnership with one of our favorite breweries!
Dutch’s is working with Oskar Blues to be a retail outlet for Black Angus Beef and Berkshire Pork raised at the Hops & Heifers farm.
To celebrate this partnership we’re throwing a grill out with plenty of OB beer and Hops & Heifers Burgers! Farmer Geoffrey Hess will be on hand to answer questions you may have, or to just hang out and have a beer!
Needless to say, we’re stoked about this. Show us you are too, come out for a burger and beer!
More about the farm…
The Oskar Blues Hops and Heifers 50 acre farm has been reborn by Dale Katechis and Geoff Hess in an area just outside of the brewery in Longmont, CO. The farm currently grazes 100% Oskar Blues raised Black Angus cattle that are part of the sustainable model at the Hops & Heifers farm. The foundation for Hops and Heifers is the integration of efficient sustainable agriculture with the values and stewardship of yester year’s family farm. A crucial part of that foundation is the ability to seamlessly integrate the Brewery waste outflows into productive farm inflows. By being dedicated to an all-natural, locally grown approach, we give back to our community freshly crafted, farm raised products. We do this with the same care and passion to product quality that goes into every Oskar Blues Craft Beer. We are committed to recycling, composting, community outreach, and sustainable agricultural education for future generations.
Let’s be good stewards of the land and get back to the values of the Family Farm. When folks used to know who grew their kohlrabi and fed their beef. Grab an Oskar Blues craft beer in a can, kick up your boots & feel good about the fact that you are doing your part to support the culture of sustainable agriculture.

6:30 pm – Mainstrasse Pub Crawl (starts at Zazoo)

9:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Arlin’s

Saturday, Oct. 27th

11:00 am – Sampling at Kroger Blue Ash

12:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Sharonville

2:00 pm – Sampling at Kroger Madeira

2:30 pm – Sampling at Kroger Harpers Point
2:30 pm – Sampling at Remke Skytop

7:00 pm – Roebling Halloween Craft Beer Festival

Sunday, Oct. 28th

11:00 am – Sampling at Kroger Blue Ash