2017 Germania Maifest

From Facebook:

Maifest is the traditional German celebration of spring. Each year the Germania Society raises a stein to the blooming flowers and warming weather with our own Maifest celebration — the MOST AUTHENTIC in Cincinnati.

« Germania Maifest is proudly sponsored by Bitburger Bier. »

HOURS:
Friday, May 19, 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, May 20, Noon-Midnight
Sunday, May 21, Noon-8pm

LOCATION:
Conveniently located in Colerain Township, just off of Rt. 27.
Lots of on-site parking, plus FREE shuttle bus parking.

DETAILS:
Our fest features traditional German food, including whole roasted hogs, ruebens, wursts, and delicious German pastries. We also have a variety of imported German biers, wein and schnapps, including homemade Maiwein, and local craft beer in German styles from Braxton Brewing Company, Taft’s Ale House, and Fifty West Brewing Company.

There’s live music (both German and American), dancing, and the crowning of the Mai Queen.

We have carnival rides, games for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids, including the Strong Man Pull and Blackjack (on Saturday and Sunday only.) There is also a Kiddie Corner.

Imported German merchandise and gifts, as well as local craft products will be for sale. And make sure you visit the spring flower market — just in time for planting!

ADMISSION:
Only $3, plus FREE Parking.
12 and under free.
Free admission to active and retired military with current ID card.

MORE INFO:

Maifest

This Week in Beer: May 15-21, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

HAPPY AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK!

Monday, May 15th at 7:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 pm – Jack’s Hard Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm – Beat the Brewers Trivia with Fifty West at Northside Yacht Club

Wednesday, May 17th-Saturday, May 20th – Chickow! Day and BA Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing

Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm – May Beer Dinner with Dogfish Head at Moerlein Lager House

Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Pint Night at Nine Giant

Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm – A Tavola and Fifty West Autostrada IPA Release Party at A Tavola Pizza Madeira

Thursday, May 18th – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at the Growler House

Thursday, May 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – West Sixth Belgian Blonde Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Revamp Pint Night at Cock and Bull Glendale

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Weihenstephaner Boot Night at Cock and Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm – Great Flood Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, May 19th from 11:00 am-12:00am – Pork & Sour with Urban Artifact at Envision Cinemas

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Bell’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Jackie O’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, May 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – New Holland Sampling and More at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, May 19th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, May 19th-Sunday, May 21st – Germania Society Maifest at Germania Park

Friday, May 19th at 6:30 pm – Figleaf vs. Streetside–Battle of the Rookies at Flipside Liberty

Friday, May 19th at 7:00 pm – Local 45 Tapping at Wooden Cask Brewing

Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 pm – Revolution Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Sunday, May 21st at 12:00 pm – Chunky Brewster Launch Party at Rhinegeist

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: August 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, August 22nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone W00tStout. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Truckin’ Stout, Spooky Tooth and Bumbleberry.

Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Moloko Milk Stout & Gumballhead Wheat on draft and Cimmerian Berserker Imperial IPA & Yum Yum Pale Ale from bottles. All four taster pours for $10.

Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Oktoberfest.

Thursday, August 25th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Little Fish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Jimmy Season, Meridian APA, Lil’ Harvey’s, No-Fi Farmhouse IPA and Reinheitsgewhathappened!?

Thursday, August 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 – Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Glendale – Southern Tier Pilsner and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Franz.

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: The Bruery beers including Saison Rue, White Oak, Jardinier and Frucht.
Burger: Brat burger
Music: Stringriders

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe

Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm – Dogfish Head Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Punkin and Flesh & Blood.

Thursday, August 25th-Saturday, August 27th – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha at Sawyer Point
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Germania Oktoberfest at Germania Park
More information available on their Facebook page.

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th – Bewilderfest at Urban Artifact
Breweries in attendance include MadTree Brewing, Fibonacci Brewing Company, Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Quaff Bros, Listermann Brewing Company, Fifty West Brewing Company, Samuel Adams Brewery, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery (Athens), Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus), Black Cloister Brewing Company (Toledo), Little Fish Brewing Company (Athens), 5 Rabbit Cerveceria (Chicago, IL), Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery (Ann Arbor, MI), Crafted Artisan Meadery (Mogadore, OH), Hitachino Nest Beer (Japan), JW Lees (England), Wild Beer Co.(England), Jopen Beer International (Netherlands), Mikkeller (Denmark) and The Monarchy (Germany). For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Hoperatives This Week in Beer

Tastings and Tappings AND Festivals Report: August 28, 2015

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.

FESTIVALS

2015 Beer Wine and Food Festival – Friday, August 28th starting at 5:00 pm in Wyoming, OH (benefits The Cure Starts Now Foundation) – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

Germania Society Oktoberfest – Friday, August 28th-Sunday, August 30th – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

MadTree Summer Bonanza – Saturday, August 29th from noon to 1:00 am. See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/28) are Left Hand Oktoberfest, Great Divide Whitewater, Tröegs Perpetual IPA and Full Pint Night of the Living Stout.

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 GoodWood Brewing Co.

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week (8/28) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s new beers and seasonals from Victory, Prairie, Rhinegeist and more. The draft by the glass will be Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout for $3.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday tonight (8/28) at 5:00 pm – Blown Gasket Robust Porter infused with cocoa nibs from Maverick Chocolate and fresh oranges.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Friday, August 28th starting at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal Double IPA Can Launch and Firkin Tapping – Special beers include Orange Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA, Blackberry Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA and Lemon-Lime (Jungle) Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (8/28) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Bell’s Hopsolution. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Hoperatives Tastings and Tappings Report

Oktoberfest 2014 is Here!

Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest Season 2014 is here! Well, it actually started last weekend with Germania Society’s Oktoberfest, but we were waiting for the information on Listermann’s before we published our annual listing of local celebration. As always, we will update as we get new information.

August 29 – 31Liberty Home Association

  • 8/29 – 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 8/30 – 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 8/31 – 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd
    Hamilton, OH 45013

September 5-7Mainstrasse Village

  • 9/5 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
  • 9/6 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
  • 9/7 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Mainstrasse Village
    6th Street between Goebels Park and Johnson Street
    Covington, KY

UPDATE September 12-14Hofbräuhaus Newport

  • 9/12 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • 9/13 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • 9/14 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • 200 E. 3rd St.
    Newport, KY 41071

September 19-21Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

  • 9/19 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM — 8th Annual Running of the Wieners
  • 9/19 5:00 PM — Gemuetlichkeit Games
  • 9/20 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • 9/21 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Downtown
    Fifth Street between Race Street and Broadway
    Cincinnati, OH

September 26-28Newport

  • 9/26 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/27 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/28 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Riverboat Row
    at Newport on the Levee
    Newport, KY

September 27-28St. Jude Bridgetown Oktoberfest

  • 9/27 4:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 9/28 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • St. Jude Bridgetown
    5924 Bridgetown Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45248

October 3-5Donauschwaben

  • 10/3 6:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 10/4 1:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 10/5 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society
    4290 Dry Ridge Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45252

October 10 & 113rd Annual Cincinnati Craft Breweries’ Oktoberfest

  • 10/10 5:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
  • 10/11 12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM
  • Listermann Brewing Company
    1621 Dana Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45207

Oktoberfest Season 2013 is Here!

Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest Season 2013 is almost here and it’s time for our annual listing of local celebration. Please let us know if we are missing any.

August 23-25Germania Society

  • 8/23/2013 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • 8/24/2013 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • 8/25/2013 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Germania Park
    3529 West Kemper Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

August 30 – September 2Liberty Home Association

  • 8/30/2013 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/1/2013 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/2/2013 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd
    Hamilton, OH 45013

September 6-8Mainstrasse Village

  • 9/6/2013 5 PM – 11:30 PM
  • 9/7/2013 12 PM – 11:30 PM
  • 9/8/2013 12 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Mainstrasse Village
    6th Street between Goebels Park and Johnson Street
    Covington, KY

September 13-15Hofbräuhaus Newport

  • 9/13/2013 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • 9/14/2013 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • 9/15/2013 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • 200 E. 3rd St.
    Newport, KY 41071

September 18 – Mt. Adams Oktoberfest

  • 9/18/2013 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Participating bars: Longworths, aliveOne, Mt. Adam Pavilion, and Tavern on the Hill.
  • Pavilion Street (will be closed to traffic)
    Mt. Adams
    Cincinnati, OH

September 20-22Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

  • 9/20/2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM — Annual Running of the Wieners
  • 9/20/2013 5:00 PM — Gemuetlichkeit Games
  • 9/21/2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • 9/22/2013 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Downtown
    Fifth Street between Race Street and Broadway
    Cincinnati, OH

September 27-29Newport

  • 9/27/2013 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/28/2013 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/29/2013 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Riverboat Row
    at Newport on the Levee
    Newport, KY

September 28-29St. Jude Bridgetown Oktoberfest

  • 9/28/2013 4:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 9/29/2013 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • St. Jude Bridgetown
    5924 Bridgetown Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45248

October 4-6Donauschwaben

  • 10/4/2013 6:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 10/5/2013 1:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 10/6/2013 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society
    4290 Dry Ridge Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45252

October 18 & 192nd Annual Cincinnati Craft Breweries’ Oktoberfest

  • 10/18/2013 5:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
  • 10/19/2013 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Listermann Brewing Company
    1621 Dana Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45207