This Week in Beer: March 13 – 19, 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. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, March 13th at 5:00 pm – Storm The Court Bracket Party at Strasse Haus
From 5-10pm, come fill out your bracket for your chance to win great prizes from Braxton Brewing Company. Even better, Storm will be on tap all month for $5.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Storm the Court Pint Night at Dickmann’s
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Drake’s
Buy the Braxton beer and keep the glass.

Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, March 15th at 5:30 pm – Liquid Courage: We Can Brew It! at The Overlook Lodge
More information available on their EventBrite page.

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost for this five course dinner with beer pairings is $55 plus gratuity and tax. For reservations, email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Pints for Pits at Bart’s on York

Thursday, March 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Conway’s Irish Ale, Chillwave, and BA Blackout Stout.

Thursday, March 16th 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 – Guinness, Glendale – Guinness and Hyde Park – Guinness.

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 pm – Storm The Court Tap Takeover at Buckhead Mountain Grill
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs and pouring four Braxton Beers: Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Haven Hefeweizen, and a TBA Specialty Release.

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 13 – 19, 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. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Feb. 13th at 4:00 pm – Crooked Stave Cincinnati Launch at The Lackman
Beers include Vieielle Artisinal Saison (Batch #20), Surette Provision Saison, Serenata Notturna Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Progenitor American Wild Ale, Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison, and Hazy Not Lazy Wheat IPA.

Monday, Feb. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Feb. 13th at 6:30 pm – Guinness Perfect Pour Competition at Molly Malone’s (Covington)

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 3:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing
Happy Hour pricing ($1 off house beers) all evening long.

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 4:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Brewmance at The Woodburn
From Facebook: “Valentine’s Day will be something romantic and tasty this year at Woodburn. We are brewing up some love-infused beer to try out for the first time with that special someone. We will have chocolate varieties from Chocolats Latour to pair with your drinks and other sexy sweets will be baked to tasty perfection for every lover with a sweet tooth, thanks to Haven Bakery. Come join us for after dinner drinks and dessert.”

Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 5:45 pm – Rhinegeist Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner at The Pub at Crestview Hills
From Facebook: “Love beer? The you’re going to LOVE our Rhinegeist Beer Dinner on Valentines Day! One ticket purchase includes 3 courses, 4 beers and fun stuff from Rhinegeist brewery!
Beers & Courses:
Welcome beer: Rhinegeist Hans-Vienna Lager
Appetizer: Curry Chicken Salad + Rhinegeist Andromeda – Pale Ale
Entree: Chili Rubbed London Broil (with mash potatoes and accent salad) + Rhinegeist Truth – IPA
Dessert: Cherry Oatmeal Bread Pudding + Rhinegeist Gramma – Oatmeal Stout.
At 5:45 we will start distributing the welcome beers and and dinner will start at 6:00. It is $30 per person. Paid reservation required. Bring a plus one for a laid back Valentine’s or just bring yourself and a love of Rhiengeist. Call (859) 426-7827 or stop in to purchase your seat!”

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 4:00 pm – Hop Juju Release Party at White Oak Marathon

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 5:00 pm – Crooked Stave Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 6:00 pm – Two-Headed Buffalo Gold Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
This is their Buffalo Gold beer aged for over three years in a Buffalo Trace barrel.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 4:00 pm – Beerfest Pre Party Tap Takeover & Meet The Reps at Northside Yacht Club
Beers include Fat Heads Hop Juju, Revolution Deth by Cherries, Stone Xocoveza, MadTree Grapefruit Moon, Jackie O’s Shade Abbey, Ommegang Theee Philosophers, Three Floyds Brewing Co. Zombie Dust, North Coast Scrimshaw, Against The Grain plus B Nektar Dry Hopped Cider.

Thursday, Feb. 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – New Holland Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Feb. 16th 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 – Ballast Point, Glendale – Fifty West Coast to Coast IPA and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Hop Juju.

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Terrapin Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7:00 pm – Braxton/Graeter’s Pint Night at Longnecks Grill (Wilder and Hebron)

Friday, Feb. 17th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm – 10th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This event frequently sells out, especially the Connoisseur Level tickets. Also, Designated Drivers tickets are not sold at the door. Buy them now.

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This Week in Beer: March 14 – 20, 2016

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Monday, March 14th at 4:00 pm – Two Brothers Brewing Happy Hour at Northside Yacht Club
Beers include Domaine Dupage, Cane & Ebel, Prairie Path and one more surprise tap.

Monday, March 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s TBA.

Wednesday, March 16th at 5:00 pm – Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger Tapping at Buffalo Bob’s Mt. Zion
Cougar and Pure Fury will also be on tap.

Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm – Jackie O’s Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
The cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. Please make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, March 17th – HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day Pint Day at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale and Flying Dog Lucky S.O.B. Swag to give away throughout the day.

Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Celtic music, Irish dinner and specials on Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale and Guinness Draft cans.

Thursday, March 17th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at O’Bryan’s Wine & Spirits
Featuring Listermann’s Shamrock Shake.

Thursday, March 17th at 10:00 am – Barrel Aged and Coffee Barrel Aged Shamrock Shake Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, March 17th at 12:00 pm – Firkin Madness at Braxton Brewing
Three “appropriately-themed” firkins for St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness.

Thursday, March 17th at 2:00 pm – Moerlein Third Wave IPA March Madness Watch Party at Shakey’s Pub and Grub

Thursday, March 17th at 4:00 pm – St. Paddy’s Day and Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Saturday, March 19th at 11:00 am – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Brunch at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Bluegrass Sundown, a dark roasted coffee infused with Kentucky Bourbon and sugar. Pairing to be announced.

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This Week in Beer: March 9 – 15, 2015

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Monday, March 9th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, March 9th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, March 9th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, March 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday Week at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Monday through Friday, Ei8ht Ball is tapping a different rare beer. For Monday, it’s Dogfish Head 120 Minutes IPA. Tuesday is Three Floyds Stack n’ Stabb. Wednesday is Prairie Bomb! and Thursday is Anderson Valley Gose and Blood Orange Gose. Friday’s keg is listed below.

Monday, March 9th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, March 10th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, March 10th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, March 10th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, March 10th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, March 10th – West Sixth Beer Dinner at Packhouse

Tuesday, March 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s
This week, it’s TBA at their Lakeside Park location and TBA at their Florence location.

Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – New Belgium Tap Takeover at Bourbon and Broad

Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Kentucky Ale Pint Night at Lucky Duck Pub

Wednesday, March 11th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, March 11th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, March 11th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s their World Fest Food Pairing event.

Wednesday, March 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm -Tastes Great, Boosts the Economy! Forum on Craft Beer as Community Development at Niehoff Urban Studio (2728 Vine St)
For more information and to RSVP, go to http://www.soapboxmedia.com/features/030315-soapbox-speaker-series-nine-giant-rhinegeist-wiedemanns-craft-beer.aspx

Wednesday, March 11th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 12th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, March 12th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, March 12th at 6:00 pm – Slam vs. JuJu: A Hop Off/Beer of the Month Club Launch Party at the Growler House
From Facebook: “Join us as we launch our Beer of the Month Club in style.. by tapping Hop Slam and Hop JuJu! Beer of the Month Club details: It’s $25/month, Packaged beer (not draft), You get at least $25 worth of beer, Any 3 Floyds that we get in 6 packs or bombers are automatically reserved for BOTMC. You can sign up for any duration (1 month – indefinitely). Includes the newest, rarest, most unique beer we can find. Also includes tasting notes, food pairing suggestions, a brewery pint glass and any other brewery swag we can get our hands on. You’ll also get inside information on special keg tappings that are coming up. **only 12 spots available for the first month** How to sign up? Call 513 580 8277 or stop in! Make sure to ask for Andrew!”

Thursday, March 12th 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 – Guinness, Glendale – Guinness and Hyde Park – Jackie O’s Chomolungma.

Friday, March 13th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, March 13th at 5:00 pm – Ain’t no Party like a Coolship Party! at Rivertown Brewing
From Facebook: “Join us in celebrating the 1st 30bbl Coolship fermentation in Ohio with Funk Factory Geuzeria from WI! A Coolship is a large, open, stainless steel vessel used to draw wild yeast and bacteria into the wort while it cools, spontaneous fermentation at its most spontaneous! The taproom will be open and viewing of the coolship will be available from 5p-7p. Learn more about FFG and this unique art form at www.funkfactorygeuzeria.com

Friday, March 13th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Eleven/162 Draft Release Party at Ei8ht Ball
Enjoy the Christian Moerlein anniversary beer Eleven/162, a barrel aged wee heavy ale, while enjoying FREE bacon.

Friday, March 13th at 5:00 pm – Fat Head’s Hop Ju Ju & Ballast Point Victory at Sea Tapping at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane

Friday, March 13th 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, March 13th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 am – Shamrock Shake Irish Creme Stout Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, March 14th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: March 10 – 16, 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, March 10th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, March 10th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, March 10th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, the beer of the day is $3.25 all day.

Monday, March 10th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, March 10th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, March 11th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, March 11th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, March 11th – Penny Flip Tuesdays at Fifty West

Tuesday, March 11th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery
Buy a logo pint glass with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for $5.95, get it refilled for $3.00 and you keep the glass.

UPDATE Tuesday, March 11th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Rivertown Tom’s Smashing Blonde, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale, Finch’s Fascist Pig, Stone Go To IPA, Jackie O’s Hop Ryot and Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout.

Wednesday, March 12th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, March 12th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, March 12th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, March 12th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, March 12th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, March 12th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 13th – Mother Firkin Thursdays at Fifty West

Thursday, March 13th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Cifton
This week’s beer is Upland Wheat.

UPDATE Thursday, March 13th at 5:00 pm – “Thirsty Thursday” at the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center Bearcat Lounge
The cost is $12 and includes four 5-oz beers and four dishes. For this month, it’s Rivertown Bock with Pretzels & Beer Cheese, Christian Moerlein Doppelbock with Sauerkraut Balls, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale with Bangers & Mash and Moerlein Friend of the Irishman Stout with Vanilla Macaron with Stout Ganache.

Thursday, March 13th at 6:00 pm – WorldFest at UC’s Catskeller

Try beers from around the world paired with complimentary food from their country of origin. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in Catskeller in advance or at the door. Tasting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Featured beers: Old Speckled Hen – England, Hitachino Espresso Stout – Japan, MadTree SPRYE – Cincinnati, Innis and Gunn Oloroso Cask – Scotland, MOA Blanc – New Zealand, Baltika Gold (#5) – Russia and Lion Stout – Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 13th 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 – Guinness, Glendale – Guinness and Hyde Park – Boulder Mojo IPA.

Thursday, March 13th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, March 13th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Izzy’s in Ft Wright
Beers include Gnarly Brown, Sprye Rye and Lift Kolsch. For $25, you get one of each of the three beers, appetizer, dinner, dessert and a glass that’s yours to keep. Call 859-331-4999 to make reservations.

Friday, March 14th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, March 14th at 5:00 pm – Triple Digit Turns 2!

Help us celebrate our 2nd Anniversary Friday March 14th! We are pulling beers out from our cellar to put on draft, as well as a new variation or two of your favorites. Fireside Pizza Catering & Events will have the wood fired pizza oven up and rolling and DJ Soul Step on hand spinning records.

Friday, March 14th 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, March 14th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, March 15th from 12:00-5:00 pm – All About Stout Fest at Molly Malone’s Covington
28 stouts on tap. For $20, you get souvenir pint glass, six tasting tickets (each Good For A 5oz. Pour Of any of the stouts) PLUS one full pint of any stout (excludes the 4 VIP stouts). You can purchase
extra 5oz Pours for $2 and extra Full Pints just $4 (excludes the 4 VIP stouts). For the first time, they are also selling 125 VIP tickets for $30. This gets you the same deal as regular tickets BUT guarantees 5 oz. pour of the four very rare stouts in the fest. For more information including how to buy tickets, go to their Facebook event page.

Saturday, March 15th 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: August 23, 2013

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TASTINGS AND TAPPINGS

UPDATEEverything’s d’ Vine – This week’s tasting is canceled due to a personal emergency.

Liquor Cabinet – Beer and wine tastings on Friday (8/23) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday (8/24) from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Beers include Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, Great Lakes Oktoberfest and Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA.

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

UPDATEMio’s Blue Ash Pizzeria & Cafe is hosting a MadTree beer tasting today (8/23) from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

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. This week’s beers (8/23) are from Anchorage Brewing Co., Smuttynose, Sierra Nevada, Evil Twin among others. The featured pint of the week is Local Option “Morning Wood” for $5.00 per pint starting at 5:30 pm.

UPDATEValley Wine & Spirits is having a beer tasting today from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Beers include Green Flash Rayon Vert, Green Flash Imperial IPA, Green Flash Hop Head Red and Green Flash San Diego Saison.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

UPDATEChristian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of August 23rd) have Philipus Kolsch, Coffee Porter, Se7en, OTR, Lager House, Northern Liberties, Barbarossa, Exposition, Hudy Classic Porter and 5th & Vine Märzen. $7 for Growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

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.

MadTree Brewing (as of June 27th) has PsycHOPathy ($10), Happy Amber ($10), Gnarly Brown ($10), Pleasant Wheat ($10), Wheat Eater ($10), Axis Mundi ($15), Flight of Simcoe ($10) and Identity Crisis ($12.50 – currently out, but back soon). New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers.

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of August 2nd) has Nut Brown, Amber, Stout, Blonde, IPA, Summer Wheat, Dew Wheat, and Harvest Ale. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds and seasonals. Specialty beers (like Ardennes Belgian Quad in the past) are $18.00. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler. [Thanks to Shayne Brammer for this update.]

Rhinegeist Brewery (as of June 28th) has Cougar Gold ($6 for 32 oz, $10 for 64 oz), Truth West Coast IPA ($8 for 32 oz, $12 for 64 oz), Uncle British Mild ($6 for 32 oz, $10 for 64 oz) & Spikelet Hoppy Wheat ($6 for 32 oz, $10 for 64 oz). Saber Tooth Tiger Imperial IPA to be tapped Saturday, August 3rd. Pricing is for refills. New growlers are $5 for either the 32 or 64 oz.

Rivertown Brewing (as of August 17th) has Helles Lager, Blueberry Lager, Dunkel Lager, Jenneke Belgian Golden Ale, Unit 6 American Hefeweizen, Hop Bomber Pale Ale, Lil’ SIPA, Hop Baron DIPA, Pumpkin Ale 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, 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 August 14th) has Barbarossa, Helles Golden Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, OTR Ale 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. They only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. They 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. As of August 20th, the beers include Breckenridge Avalanche, Hudepohl Amber, Mt. Carmel Amber, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Yuengling Black and Tan, Angry Orchard, Original Sin Cider, Abita Purple Haze, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, St. Louis Framboise, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Boulder Mojo IPA Nitro, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Founders Centennial IPA, Rhinegeist Truth, Stone IPA, Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Stella Artois, Yuengling Lager, Moerlein OTR, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Guinness, Left Hand Milk Stout, Blue Moon, Hoegaarden Wheat Beer and Weihenstephan Hefeweissen.

BrewRiver GastroPub is doing to go 64oz growler fills of all 23 of their draft beers. As of August 20th, those beers include Clipper City Heavy Seas Holy Sheet, MadTree Gnarly Brown Ale, MadTree Happy Amber, Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger Imperial IPA, Rhinegeist Spikelet, Southern Tier Plum Noir, Listermann Beagle In the Rye IPA, Listermann Jungle Honey Pale Ale, Listermann Leopold Belgian Blonde, Listermann Losantiville Pre-Prohibition Lager, Listermann Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter, Triple Digit Chickow, Abita Lemon Wheat, Black Diamond Rampage Imperial IPA, Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, Left Hand Safety Round Ale, Lexington Kentucky Kolsch, Liefmans Cuvee Brut, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, Original Sin Apple Cider, Three Floyds Robert The Bruce, Two Brothers Bitter End Pale Ale and Uinta Hop Notch IPA.

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. At their Wooster Pike location, their permanent drafts are Bell’s Two Hearted, Breckenridge 471, Blue Moon, Weinenstephan Hefe Weissbier, Miller Lite, Stella Artois, Brooklyn Lager, Mt. Carmel Amber, Smithwick’s, Yuengling, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, MadTree Gnarly Brown, Guinness and New Holland The Poet. Their Rotating Drafts (as of 8/11/13): Bell’s Oberon, Jackie O’s Waka Waka Waka, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s, Crispin Cider, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, Southern Tier 2X Stout (nitro), Oskar Blues G’Knight, Oskar Blues Gubna, Boulder Mojo (nitro).

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 August 17th) has Abita Starwator Strawberry Double Lager ($9.99), Uinta Cockeyed cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine ($18.99), Elevator Brewing Three Frogs IPA ($9.99), Stone Levitation Ale ($10.99), Anderson Valley El Steinber Dark Lager ($9.99), Highland Razor Wit ($9.99), Cismontane Black’s Dawn Imperial Stout ($13.99) and Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($8.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of June 20th) has Upland Campside ($6.99), Sixpoint Apollo ($7.99), Southern Tier IPA ($7.99), Rivertown Fat Happy Monk ($14.99), Founders Double Trouble ($13.99), Sierra Nevada Blonde Ale ($12.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($11.99), New Holland Michigan Hatter ($11.99), Leinenkugel Big Eddy Imperial IPA ($11.99), Left Hand Ambidextrous ($16.99), Ommegang Flour De Houblon ($8.99), Apocalypse Fallout Dust ($7.99), Brooklyn Blast ($9.99), Goose Island Summer ($10.99), Oskar Blues Oskar de Grouch ($16.99), Estaminet Belgian Pilsner ($6.99), Schlafly Imperial Bourbon Barrel ($9.99), Arcadia 16th Anniversary ($12.99), Stone Imperial Espresso Stout ($16.99), Sam Adams Porch Rocker ($8.99), Atwater Voodoo Vator ($11.99), Rogue Dead Guy Ale ($8.99), Blank Slate Lesser Paths IPA ($9.99) and Crispin Original Cider ($10.99). Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

Everything’s d’ Vine – The beers on tap (as of August 22nd) are Left Hand Polestar Pilsner, Breckenridge Agave Wheat and Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’ IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of c. August 3rd) has Great Lakes Wright Pils, Bell’s Oberon, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, West Sixth IPA, Rivertown Pumpkin Ale, Blank Slate Ryesing Up, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Sierra Nevada South Hemisphere Harvest, Jackie O’s Dark Apparition, Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout and Fat Heads Headhunter IPA. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Ben Damon and Jessica Blank for providing this update.]

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield (as of c. August 3rd) has Great Lakes Wright Pils, Unita Hop Notch, Rivertown Blueberry, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Bell’s Oberon, Madtree Psychopathy, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Kona Longboard Lager, Founders Dirty Bastard, Fat Heads Headhunter IPA, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Thirsty Dog Citra Dog and Victory Golden Monkey. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Jessica Blank and Ben Damon for this update.]

Liquor Cabinet in Hebron (as of August 22nd) has Brooklyn Scorcher, New Holland Michigan Hatter APA, Abita Jockamo, West 6th IPA,Great Lakes White, Left Hand Good JuJu, New Holland White Hatter, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

UPDATEMarket Wines (as of August 23rd) has Uinta Wyld Extra Pale, Southern Tier Crème Brulee, Cigar City & DeProef Tropical Tripel, Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner, Epic Sour Apple Saison and Brooklyn Blast DIPA. They have empty growlers (64 oz) and growelettes (32 oz) for sale for $5 each.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue has Bell’s Oberon ($10.99), Woodchuck Cider and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($11.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue (as of August 16th) has La Trappe Witte ($18.99), Quaff Bros. Savage Blank ($14.99), Left Hand Week Sauce ($14.99), open tap, Stiegl Lemon Radler ($10.99), New Albanian Hoptimus ($10.99), Sweetwater 420 ($8.99), Southern Tier Plum Noir ($16.99), Dogfish Head Aprihop ($12.99) and Brooklyn Summer ($9.99). All prices are for a 64 oz. refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

Party Town in Florence (as of August 23rd) has Apocalypse Fallout Dust Peppercorn Ale ($5.99), Brooklyn Scorcher #366 Session IPA ($6.99), Country Boy Schnicklefritz Spruce Brown Ale ($7.99), Country Boy Amos Moses American Brown Ale ($7.99), Dogfish Head Peche Peach Wheat Ale ($9.99), Founders All Day IPA ($7.99), Founders Dirty B@st@rd Scotch Ale ($10.99), Founders Double Trouble DIPA ($14.99), Founders Old Curmudgeon barleywine ($14.99), Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager ($7.99), Left Hand Twin Sisters Double I.P.A. ($17.99), New Holland Black Hatter Black India Pale Ale ($10.99), Ommegang Three Philosophers Quadrupel ($20.99), Sierra Nevada Belgian IPA ($17.99), Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Red Ale ($12.99), Southern Tier Oat Oatmeal Stout ($16.99), Stone 17th Anniversary IPA ($12.99), Stone Arrogant B@st@rd American Strong Ale ($10.99). 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 July 19th) has Three Floyds Pride and Joy ($9.99), Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($11.99), Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout ($18.99), Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($11.99), Founders Rubaeus ($18.49) and Three Floyds Robert the Bruce ($9.99).

UPDATEValley Wine & Spirits (as of August 23rd) has Southern Tier Crème Brulee, Southern Tier Unearthly, Green Flash Hop Head Red, Green Flash Saison Diego, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Big Eddy Ryewine Ale, Rivertown Pumpkin, Red Hook ESB, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale and Mission IPA.

UPDATEWhole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of August 6th) are Elevator Mogabi Hoppy Wheat, Highland Razor Wit, Southern Tier Plum Noir, Triple Digit Chickow!, Dogfish Head Burton Baton and one empty tap. 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 to Ed Paff and Stephen DelVecchio for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of July 30th) are MadTree PsycHOPathy IPA, Blank Slate The Lesser Path, Bell’s Oarsman, Brooklyn Scorcher #366, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon, and possibly Summit Summer Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks to Robert Fellows for this update.]

This Week in Beer: July 29 – August 4, 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 29th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, July 29th – 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 29th from 4:00 – 7:30 pm – Craft Beer Mondays at Market Wines

Monday, July 29th at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Belgian Beer Dinner at Habits
See our earlier post for more information.

Monday, July 29th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House
This week’s featured beer is TBA.

Tuesday, July 30th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

Tuesday, July 30th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, July 30th – 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 30th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers will include Alpha King, Dreadnaught, Gorg Foch, Gumballhead and Robert the Bruce.

UPDATE Tuesday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are Bell’s Oarsman Ale, Oskar Blues Mama’s Yella Pils, Brooklyn Scorcher #366, Blank Slate Lesser Path, Upland Dragonfly and Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Ale.

Wednesday, July 31st – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First Pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, July 31st – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

UPDATE Wednesday, July 31st starting at 4:00 pm – Cannonball Wednesday at Fifty West
From their newsletter:
“A Prototype Night: 6 experimental beers, 6 experimental foods – $15 and you get to taste and determine the winners.”

UPDATE Wednesday, July 31st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week’s beer is Sierra Nevada Ovila.

Wednesday, July 31st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

UPDATE Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00 pm – 23 Tap Unveiling at Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Beers include Christian Moerlein OTR, Christian Moerlein Arnold’s 1861 Porter, Hudepohl Summer Pils, Listermann Losantaville Pre-Prohibition Lager, Listermann Nitro Pushed Serpentine Wheat, Rivertown Jenneke, Blank Slate Lesser Path, Cellar Dweller Hoppy Poppy IPA, Double Barrel Bad Tom Ale, Rhinegeist Spikelet, Mt. Carmel Blonde Ale, Wiedemann Special Lager, MadTree Gnarly Brown Ale, Great Lakes Silver and Gold, Portsmouth Red Bird Ale, The Brew Kettle Imperial Red Eye, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, North Coast Nitro Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Bell’s Oberon, Founders Dirty Bastard and Guinness Stout.

Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it is their Bavarian Wheat.

Thursday, August 1st 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 – Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Glendale – Breckenridge Agave Wheat and Hyde Park – Sixpoint Apollo.

Thursday, August 1st at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, August 1st 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, August 2nd – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Friday, August 2nd at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Dreadnaught Tapping at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane

Friday, August 2nd 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.

UPDATE Friday, August 2nd starting at 5:40 pm – Bell’s Beers Featured at Reds Game at Great American Ball Park
Beers on tap will be Oberon, Quinannan Falls Lager and Deb’s Red plus a firkin of Two Hearted Ale. Bottles of Oarsman and Two Hearted Ale will also be available.

Friday, August 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, August 2nd 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, August 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Sabre Tooth Tiger Imperial IPA Tapping at Rhinegeist
Go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7539431643/ for more information.

Saturday, August 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Assorted Local Beer News for July 11th

• Rhinegeist Brewery will be having brewery tours today (7/11) at 6:30 pm.

• Rivertown Brewing is having the release party for this year’s edition of their “Ojos Negros” Blackberry Sour Ale tomorrow (Friday, July 12th) at 5:00 pm at their tap room. It’s first come first serve and there is a limit of 2 bottles per customer. They will also have a limited quantity of a bundle pack of Rivertown sours featuring “a one of a kind Belgian glass giveaway.”

• Keystone Bar and Grill opened their third location in Clifton at 249 Calhoun St. (Cincinnati). As of July 7th, they had the following beers on tap: Bell’s Two Hearted, Bell’s Oberon, Bell’s Amber, Bell’s Expedition Stout, Bell’s Q Falls, Stella Artois, Guinness, Founders Double Trouble, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, Avery 3.5 Ale, Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA, Left Hand Milk Stout on Nitro, Brooklyn Blast IPA, Crispin, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and Widmer Marionberry Hibiscus.

• We don’t usually cover events out of the Cincinnati metro area, but if you feel like getting out of town on Saturday, you can head up to the Dayton’s 2nd Annual Belgian Ale & Food Festival. There’s more information on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/616570188361307/

Traveling Tuesday: The Old Dublin Pub – Wallingford, CT

If you even find yourself spending an evening or two in Wallingford, Connecticut, the first thing you’ll want to know is where you might find a decent pint. Well, actually, I guess you’re probably first going to want to know exactly where Wallingford, CT is and why in the name of Charlie Papazian’s Benevolent Beard anyone would go there.

As to its location, if you were to look it up in some sort of magically map image made up of pixels made up of electrons (like this) you’d see that Wallingford is one of those little cities between two other places that you always wonder about while expressway road tripping from Point A to Point B. More specifically, Wallingford is somewhere in Connecticut, south of Hartford and just north of New Haven.  As to why you might go there, I can’t really venture a guess. It’s not exactly a Travel Destination. I had to go there a couple of times this spring on business. But for someone who’s not me, like, say, all the rest of you, the only other reason I can think to go would be the Old Dublin Pub.

I generally try not to be too fanboy-ish about a  place I’ve only been once or twice.  I mean, let’s be honest, even an airport bar can have a good day every now and then.  But I’ve been to the Old Dublin on two separate occasions, spaced roughly a month apart, and I don’t know how else to put it: if I lived near anywhere the Old Dublin, it would be my regular, home pub.

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Look! The bar! And the first of many taps!
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More Taps!
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Yes, three shots just to get all the taps. Blame my phone.

I say that for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, the Old Dublin’s atmosphere is exactly what  I’m looking for in a place to hang my hat for a bit and quaff a pint or two.  It’s darkish and full of warm wood but doesn’t feel like you’re trapped underground in preparation for a role as a dwarf in next Hobbit movie. Second, the place is equally inviting to first-time customers as everyday regulars.  And, oh, does the place have regulars.  As I said, I’ve only been there twice and I recognized several people the second time around.

Now, I know what’s going through your head.  “Puddin,” you think, “every place has some sad, lonely barflies that have exactly two friends in the world: the beer in front of them and the bartender that served it.” And, sure, the Old Dublin probably has some of those.  But the regulars I saw came in mostly for a couple of pints, some friendly conversation, and maybe a round of darts.  They were met like Norm from Cheers and sipped their pints while comfortably chatting about the everyday with other patrons.

Even more impressive, that goes for everyone there. I found myself drawn into several conversations in the brief time I spent there, and usually when I visit someplace alone I’m about as likely to join in a discussion with strangers as I am sing a karaoke rendition of, well, anything.

I found the tap selection impressive both times I visited, especially for a smallish local pub.  As you can from the pictures, they have quite a few handles and nary a single one from the Big 3. What you probably can’t see from the pictures (well, unless you get all squinty) is the fairly even distribution of regional beers with national ones.  Guinness, Bass, Newcastle, and Sierra Nevada stood next to taps from Bluepoint Brewing and Back East Brewing.

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A sampler of four 6-oz pours for $7.

 

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That’s a mess of bangers and fries. I surely didn’t go hungry.
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You can always tell good beer bar…
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…by the glassware. The Old Dublin has glasses…
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…perfecly suited to the brew of your choice, from a Belgian to a blonde ale.

Are there better places to enjoy a beer in the world?  Maybe. Are there better places in Wallingford, CT? I highly doubt it.  Either way, for my money, if you’re looking for a comfortable pub to enjoy an evening of a excellent beer, tasty pub food, and even better people, I don’t know that’ll find anyplace more welcoming than the Old Dublin Pub.

Of course, whether or not you want to go to Wallingford, CT is something I’ll have to leave entirely up to you.

Pud’n

Tastings and Growlers Report: May 31, 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 – They recently reduced their tasting prices to $10 on their regular Friday night beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. The tasting is at 5:30 pm each week. This week’s beers are Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Moerlein 7 Weiss and Uinta Dubhe Black IPA.

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. This week’s beers are from Sierra Nevada, Abita, Arcadia, Evil Twin Brewing Co. and Mission Brewing Company of San Diego.

Valley Wine & Spirits – Upland tasting tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 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 May 25th) has Jenneke Belgian Golden Ale, Helles Lager, Blueberry Lager, Unit 6 American Hefeweizen, Hop Bomber Pale Ale, Hop Baron Double IPA, Dunkel Lager, Roebling Vanilla Espresso Porter and Lil’ Sipa. 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, 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 26th) Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat ($8.99), Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA ($13.99), Founders Double Trouble ($15.99), Tröegs Sunshine Pils ($10.99), Full Pint Night of The Living Stout ($12.99), Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA ($16.99), Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ($9.99) and 21st Amendment Imperial Jack Imperial ESB ($11.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of May 20th) has Fort Collins Brewery Hoptitude ($10.99), Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale ($16.99), Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster ($10.99), Upland Ard Ri ($12.99), O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye ($11.99), Point Pale Ale ($6.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($11.99), Dogfish Head Noble Rot ($21.99), Leinenkugel Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale ($11.99), Dogfish Head Olde School ($19.99), Sam Adams Grumpy Monk ($12.99), Apocalypse Fallout Dust ($7.99), Lore Girls Gone Mild ($5.99), Sixpoint Harbinger Saison ($10.99), Oskar Blues Oskar the Grouch ($16.99), Estaminet Belgian Pilsner ($6.99), Bell’s Oberon ($6.99), Arcadia 16th Anny ($12.99), Stone Oak Smoked Old Guardian ($17.99), Dogfish Head 61 Minute IPA ($11.99), Heavy Seas Siren Noire ($19.99), Ciderboys First Press ($5.99), Leinenkugel Summer Shandy ($9.99) and Crispin Original Cider ($10.99). 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.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield (as of May 23rd) has Rivertown Blueberry ($8.00), Uinta Hop Notch ($8.00), Samuel Adams Double Agent ($9.00), Great Lakes Erie Monster ($9.00), Leinenkugel Summer Shandy ($9.00), Bell’s Oberon ($9.00), Kona Longboard ($11.00), Lost Coast Tangerine ($11.00), Ommegang Fleur de Houblon ($11.00), MadTree Identity Crisis ($13.00), Ballast Point Sculpin IPA ($13.00), Kentucky Ale Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13.00), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($13.00), Thirsty Dog Citra Dog ($13.00) and Southern Tier Compass ($16.00). [Thanks to Ben Damon for this update.]

Liquor Cabinet (as of May 31st) has Point Black Ale, Abita Wheat Seasonal, Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout, Point Cascade Ale, Left Hand JuJu Ginger, Founder’s All Day IPA, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Black Cannon IPA, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber.

Market Wines (as of May 31st) has Tröegs Sunshine Pils ($4.00/glass $14.00/growler), Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale ($5.00/glass $16.00/growler), 21st Amendment Imperial Jack E.S.B. ($6.00/glass $18.00/growler), Southern Tier Compass Sparkling Ale ($6.00/glass $18.00/ growler), Uinta Hopnotch ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler) and Greenflash Barleywine ($6.00/glass $18.00/growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue has Bell’s Oberon ($10.99), Woodchuck Cider and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($11.99). 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 La Trappe Witte ($18.99), Quaff Bros. Savage Blank ($14.99), Ska / Oskar Blues Oskar the G’rauch ($18.99), Schlafly Belgian Golden ($10.99), Against the Grain Golden Sower ($12.99), Mikkeller / Against the Grain Bloody Show ($12.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($10.99), Rivertown Fat Happy Monk ($16.99), Founders All Day IPA ($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 Bell’s Pale Ale ($6.99), Cider Boys Magic Apple Cider ($6.99), Founders All Day IPA ($7.99), Green Flash Imperial Red Rye ($9.99), Goose Island Night Stalker ($19.99), Heavy Seas Big DIPA ($27.99), Left Hand Juju ($8.99), Lore Intergalactic IPA ($9.99), New Holland Hopivore Wet-hopped Ale ($13.99), Point Whole Hog DIPA ($9.99), Stone Ruination ($11.99), Stone Old Guardian Barleywine ($11.99), Stone Arrogant Bastard ($10.99), Stone Espresso Russian Imperial Stout ($11.99), Southern Tier 2X Steam ($17.99), Three Floyds Gumballhead ($8.99), Three Floyds Pride & Joy ($6.99) and Three Floyds Robert The Bruce ($6.99). 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 20th) 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.

UPDATEWhole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of May 27th) are Tröegs Sunshine Pils, Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Uinta Sea Legs Baltic Porter, Southern Tier 2X Steam, Madtree Identity Crisis and Triple Digit Chickow!. 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 to Ed Paff for the update.]

UPDATEWhole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of May 28th) are Upland Dragonfly IPA ($4.00 pint / $7.00 32 oz. / $13.00 64 oz.), Left Hand Good Juju Ginger Ale ($4.00 pint / $7.00 32 oz. / $13.00 64 oz.), Southern Tier Compass Belgian Style Ale with Rose Hips ($4.99 pint / $8.00 32 oz. / $12.00 64 oz.), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($4.50 pint / $8.00 32 oz. / $16.00 64 oz.), Boulder Mojo Rising Imperial IPA ($5.50 pint / $10.00 32 oz. / $18.00 64 oz.) and Goose Island Sofie ($5 pint / $9.00 32 oz. / $15.00 64 oz.). For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks to Ben Damon for this update.]