Lagunitas Takes Gypsys

From Facebook:

The Lagunitas dudes will be in the house this coming friday at Gypsys! We will be pouring IPA, 12th of Never Ale, and Born Again Yesterday Ale. Come party and take home some rad Lagunitas swag and drink these hoppy dank suds.

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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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 17, 2017

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

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY! – See our earlier post for special beer events today.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Narrow Path Brewing – Grand Opening today starting at 8:00 am. Their motto is “Craft. Community. Cause.” and they are proving it by having a portions of today’s proceeds go to COTA in honor of Henry Rogers, a little boy from Loveland who is in need of a kidney transplant.

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Christian Moerlein Brewing and Moerlein Lager House – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries Sunday at 10:30 am. See their web page for more information and to buy your tickets.

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 “bodacious brews from St. Patrick Party” at Fairfield and from MadTree at Eastgate.

Marty’s Hops and Vines – Saturday Brunch Series with Fifty West at 11:00 am.
1st course: Doom Pedal White Ale paired with a Cod fish cake with citrus butter sauce. 2nd course: Going Plaid Scotch ale paired with a Scotch Egg with sweet mustard sauce and blackberry jam. 3rd course: Paycheck’s Porter paired with Cheesecake bites with chocolate and caramel drizzle and sea salt. Cost is $29 and Reservations required. Call (513) 681-4222 or stop in.
Beverage substitution and vegetarian options upon request.

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

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Founders Pint Night Friday at 3:00 pm. Beers include All Day IPA, Red’s Rye, Curmudgeon, Imperial Stout, Frootwood (Tapping @ 5pm), and KBS (Tapping @ 5pm).

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover Saturday at 3:00 pm. Beers include Pineapple Truth and Habanero Truth, along with Juicy Truth, Knowledge, Bubbles, and more.

Gypsy’s Mainstrasse – MadTree HOP EXTRAvaganza Saturday at 1:00 pm. Beers include Citra High, Experimental Pale Ale, Galaxy High, PSA, PsycHOPathy, Rounding Third, and TreeSearch 10.3.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 14 – 20, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Monday, Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backwoods Bastard. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 6:30 pm – Wicked Elf Tapping Party at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Nov. 16th-Sunday, Nov. 20th – Blank Slate Birthday Week
Something special each day. Go to their Facebook event page to find out more.

Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 6:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com to make reservations. The menu is available on their Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 6:30 pm – Beer Tasting and Dinner at Streetside Brewery
From Facebook: “The Jaded Fork and Streetside Brewery have teamed up to bring you a beer-centered eight course dinner and beer tasting. You will get a backstage pass to this new local brewery. Come for a tour, drink and great food! $50 per person Call to purchase tickets: (513) 302-5171 (Annie) Space is limited. Must be 21 or older.”

Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Tap Takeover at Brew House Cincinnati
Join the Cincinnati chapter of Girls Pint Out for this event open to everyone. Beers include Esther’s Little Secret, Gamma Bomb IPA, and Trotwood Lager. All Warped Wing cans are $5 for the event. In addition, they will also be collecting canned food for Shelterhouse.

Thursday, Nov. 17th from 6:00 pm – FCC Imperial Blood Orange IPA Launch Party at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Thursday, Nov. 17th from 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Gypsys
Beers include Pineapple Sculpin, Barmy, Pumpkin Down, Sculpin and Victory at Sea.

Thursday, Month Day 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 – Lagunitas Stoopid Wit, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas and Hyde Park – Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Thursday, Nov. 17th at 7:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Beer Dinner at Bistro Grace
Follow their Facebook event page for pricing and menu.

Friday, Nov. 18th at 6:00 pm – Barrel Age K Hole Release Party and Waxing at Ei8ht Ball

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 19 – 25, 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 pm – ReinheitsgaBRETT Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 7:00 pm – Stone Anniversary Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 4:00 pm – Weird Beer Night with Urban Artifact at the Lucky Turtle
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 6:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Midway Cafe
Beers include Stone Delicious IPA, Stone IPA, Encore 6th Anniversary Porter and Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include IPA, Pils, Sucks, Lil Sumpin, Tuberfest, and Born Again Yesterday.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer and Food Pairing at Vestry at the Transept
Menu available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Tap Takeover at Keystone Hyde Park
Beers include Storm, Dead Blow Nitro, Oktoberfuel, and Level.

Thursday, Sept. 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: Main Strasse Covington – MadTree Pumpcan, Glendale – North Coast Old Rasputin and Hyde Park – Riegele Privat.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 7:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Gypsy’s
Beers include PumpCan, Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, Shade, Galaxy High, Treesearch Experimental IPA, and Fuzz Peach Saison.

Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 12 – 18, 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.

Monday, Sept. 12th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Sept. 12th at 9:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at North Side Yacht Club
Cost is $6 a pint. Also free bacon and industry night.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Dunkel Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
MENU: First Course: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager paired with crepes with camembert and chives; Second Course: Haven Hefeweizen paired with bavarian radish salad with banana and orange vinaigrette; Third Course: Beta 1.0 Experimental IPA paired with Ruhr Valley meatball with wakefire mushroom jagerschnitzel sauce. Tickets are $25 per person and can be reserved by calling 859-415-2312.

Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Beer Garden at Mecklenburg’s Gardens
From Facebook: “Join us for a Stein Slide and three Braxton beers being featured: Oktober Fuel Oktoberfest Lager, Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager and Level Saison.”

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 5:30 pm – Brewery District CURC Monthly Meeting
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale (draft), Warlock Imperial Stout, Salted Caramel Imperial Stout, 2X Tangier Imperial IPA and Harvest ESB.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 11:00am-11:00 pm – Taft’s Birthday Bash and Bottle Release at Taft’s Ale House
Food specials, release of a new barrel-aged beer in bottles and tapping of the first keg of the Independent; an exciting limited release ale! Brewed and barrel-aged in Remus bourbon barrels for over a year, the Independent includes fresh vanilla beans, cacao nibs and Columbian coffee.

Thursday, Sept. 15th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Saved By The Bell’s Takeover at Keystone Clifton
Beers include The Oracle, Two-Hearted Ale, Best Brown, and Oberon.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Pub Crawl in Mainstrasse Covington
Participating bars are Mac’s Pizza & Pub, Zola, Goodfellas (Wiseguy Lounge) and Gypsy’s.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Tasting at Craft Pointe
Beers include PsycHOPathy, Seasonal Pumpcan and PSA plus Galaxy High, Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, and Red Feather on draft.

Thursday, Sept. 15th 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 – Goodwood Bourbon Ale, Glendale – Goodwood Bourbon Ale plus Braxton Dead Blow & Fuel and Hyde Park – Goodwood Bourbon Ale.

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – West Sixth Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7:00 pm – Oktoberfest Kick Off Party at Listermann Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 15th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Wunderbar Oktoberfest
They’ll have Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Ayinger, and Erdinger all on draft plus karoke, live music, Oktoberfest food specials and more.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 1:00 pm – Streetcar Brewery Tasting Tour
Join Cincy Brew Bus on a “a guided tour of Cincinnati’s Downtown and Over The Rhine Craft Brewery Scene we will go to Taft’s Ale House at 1pm do a tasting and a tour, head over to Moerlein Lager House for a Tasting, and then finish up at Rhinegeist for a Tour and a Tasting. Beer is included in the price as well as your day pass for the streetcar, you get to keep. Stops 8, 1 and 11 on the Streetcar Route.” Tickets are $35 for drinkers and $20 for non-drinkers. Click on the link above to purchase your tickets.

Friday, Sept. 16th at 6:30 pm – Malts in Ault at Ault Park
Tickets for twenty tastes are $25 through September 13th, $30 thereafter. Buy them now at the Ault Park Advisory Council web site. We will have the complete beer list for you on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Überdrome next to Moerlein Lager House
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Friday, Sept. 16th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sept. 17th – Fifty Fest 2016 at Fifty West
More info available at http://fiftyfest.fiftywestbrew.com/

Saturday, Sept. 17th at 12:00 noon – Old Firehouse 2nd Anniversary Street Party

Saturday, Sept. 17th-Sunday, Sept. 18th – 4th Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist
From Facebook: “We’ll kick things off at 10 AM with some Kegs ‘n Eggs, featuring delectable breakfast sandwiches and Franz pumpkin bread courtesy of The Presidents Room. Then, we’ll unveil our ususal array of debauchery. There will be live music, hourly speciality beer releases and — of course — our infamous inflatable joust arena. And, if you’re feeling extra Franzy, hop into our Franz Look-a-Like contest starting at 4 PM. The hairier, the better.”

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 5 – 11, 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, Sept. 5th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Jolly Pumpkin tap takeover. Beers include Hamajang, Innovator, La Roja Kriek, Nuevos, Uber Wit, and Wet Hopped. Each of these Jolly Pumpkin beers will be $10 For a thirteen ounce tulip or $15 for a 4 ounce flight of all 6 beers.

Wednesday, Sept. 7th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Charitable Suds at Rhinegeist
Co-hosted by Cincinnati Public Radio, a portion of the proceeds during the happy hour will be donated to the Brewery District CURC.

Thursday, Month Day from 5:00-10:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Fat Tire, Citradelic, Pumpkick, Tart Lychee, Fruit Fly and Oscar Worthy Coffee Nitro. Food available from Packhouse Meats and each New Belgium pint purchase gets you entered to win a limited edition New Belgium bike.

Thursday, Sept. 8th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Seasonal Beer Release and Alfio’s Dinner at Blank Slate
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6:00- pm – North Coast Brewing Beer Dinner at 99 Hop House

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Short’s Brewing Pint Night at Craft Pointe
Beers include Huma Lupa Licious, Soft Parade, Bellaire Brown, and Autumn Ale in bottles plus Key Lime Pie and Spruce Pilsner on draft.

Thursday, Sept. 8th 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 – Spaten Oktoberfest, Glendale – Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Great Divide Hoss.

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Brewing Beer Dinner at 15 North Pizza
MENU — Welcome Beer: Storm Golden Cream Ale; First Course: Bruchetta appetizer paired with Beta 1.0 Experimental IPA; Second Course: Wild Mushroom Pizza and Sausage & Sage Pizza paired with Level Saison; Third Course: Stuffed Dates with Dead Blow Starter Tropical Stout. Price is $25.00 per person. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braxton-beer-dinner-tickets-26953182695

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7:00 pm – Shiner Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s End of Summer Blow Out at Gypsys
Poolside, Oberon, and Oatsmobile on draft for $3 pints.

Friday, Sept. 9th-Saturday, Sept. 10th – Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square
Unlike the Cincy Winter Beerfest, this festival is a free admission/pay as you drink model. However, if you buy the Advance VIP deal, you get more tickets and access to 20 VIP only beers and the VIP area behind the stage with bathrooms. Purchase your tickets online at https://www.beerfesttickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=79.

Friday, Sept. 9th-Sunday, Sept. 11th – Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Newport

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This Week in Beer: April 6 – 12, 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. NEW – Check out our new Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

HAPPY OPENING DAY!
See our earlier post for some of the better beer options for the day.

Monday, April 6th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 6th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 6th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 6th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, April 6th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Spring Release at Incline Public House
Sours, draft, bottle with retail pricing. $10 flights with pass appetizers.

Tuesday, April 7th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 7th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 7th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 7th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, April 7th – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom

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

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $50 per person. Call (513) 831-2749 to make your reservations.

Wednesday, April 8th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 8th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 8th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Jackie O’s Brewery.

Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm – Jim Hennessey’s Farewell Tour at The Woodward Theater
This benefit concert and craft beer festival is being help to aid family of Jim Hennessey who was a such an important help of the greater Cincinnati beer scene. We wrote Jim’s death in an earlier post. Tickets are $20 cash at the door. There will be 24 beers available. Many of them are listed on the Facebook page for this event.

Wednesday, April 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm – Fifty West Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Six pours for $12. Beers include Vehicular Hopicide, April Fools Gold, Dipstick Double Brown, Shortcut Petite Saison, Cali Girl Common and Mainstreet Amber Ale.

Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm – Clown Shoes Tap Takeover at Brass Tap
Beers include Undead Party Crasher, Hoppy Feet 2.0, Space Cake and Crasher in the Rye

Thursday, April 9th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 9th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 9th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 9th at 5:30 pm – Chili Cook-off with Deschutes & Ei8ht Ball at Gypsy’s (Covington)
Enjoy two different chilis (one made with Deschutes Red Chair NWPA and one made with Ei8ht Ball Brewing Prodigal) and then pick a winner.

Thursday, April 9th 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 – Braxton Sparky, Glendale – Oskar Blues Mama’s Lil Yella Pils and Hyde Park – Jackie O’s Razz Wheat.

Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Cougar, Truth and Zen. Food Pairings are Izzy’s Fried Pickles, Chicken Wrap and Rice Pudding. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call Brian Ramey at (859) 331-4999 or email him at brian.ramey23@icloud.com

Friday, April 10th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, April 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Brats-N-Brews at Mt Carmel Brewing
Cincy Beer Brats will have their Maple Doppelbock infused Premium Beer Brats available for $5 or $8 for a beer and brat.

Friday, April 10th 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, April 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, April 11th from 12:00-10:00 pm – Pints, Pinups and Pitties / Sour Saturday at Rivertown Brewing
This event was postponed from Cincinnati Beer Week. $1 from every pint sold from noon until 3:00 pm will go to the Miami Valley Pit Crew, a non profit animal rescue. There will also be a doggy (and maybe human?) kissing booth and a selfie stand. Miami Valley Pit Crew will be accepting cash/dog accessory donations as well. Rivertown will be tapping a 1/6 barrel of Kriek and a particularly tart batch of Pomegranate Lambic after that. Two of their year round sours will also be on draft – Divergent (Berliner Style) and Soulless (Flanders Red).

Saturday, April 11th from 12:00-10:00 pm – PREACH DIPA Release Party at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
From their Facebook event page: “food from Texas Joe The Legal Mexican, Tex-Mex Food Truck and SugarSnap! Truck and live music. Plus, there will be 75+ local motorcycles and scooters”

Saturday, April 11th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, April 12th from 2:00-5:00 pm – Toast to the Tunnels at Christian Moerlein Brewing
A benefit for the Betts House, take an tour of the underground barrel vault tunnels and then have a beer. Tours are $10 and then a flight of Christian Christian Moerlein beers will be available for only $10. For information, check out their Facebook event page.