Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

See last Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the all week events listing including some added since then.

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 11:00 am – Brewer’s Choice for Charity at Arthur’s Hyde Park
A portion of all draft beer sales will be donated to the charity of the respective brewers choice.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 11:00 am-10:00 pm – MadTree Porkopolis Infused Pairing at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Mad Pils, Axis Mundi, Sprye, Psychopathy, Pork Shoulder Slowly Braised (Mad Pils), Hand Pulled and Smothered in 12 Spice BBQ Sauce (Axis Mundi) with Ice Box Apples (Sprye), Crispy Onion Rings, Cheddar Cheese, Served with French Fries and Hoppy IPA Pickles (Psychopathy).

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 11:30 am – 11:30 pm – Local Tap Takover at Moerlein Lager House
Breweries such as Rhinegeist, MadTree, Ei8ht Ball, Listermann and more.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 pm – Brooklyn Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Beers include Brooklyn Lager, Sorachi Ace, Brooklyn Blast! and Local 1. Samples are 25 cents each.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 pm – Cask and Cork Featuring Rhinegeist at Whole Foods Market Cincinnati
Five special release beers from Rhinegeist. Cost is only $5 for five beer samples and five food pairings. Wine samples also available.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Bell’s The Planets and Cincinnati Symphony Duet at Igby’s
“Join Larry Bell and enjoy VERY rare Bells beers on draft along side Paul Patterson and Sylvia Mitchell from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing live! Beers featured include Amber, 2 Hearted, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, ESP and Contrabassist. Keep the pint too while supplies last.”

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Revolution FISTCITY at The Lackman
Beers on tap: Fistcity “Chicago” Extra Pale, Blue Gene, Death’s Tar, Very Mad Cow, TV Party, Double Fist and Bottom’s Up Wit.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Widmer Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
$3.00 a pint

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Kentucky Beer Tap Takeover at Ei8ht Ball
KY local beers including Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Against the Grain, and more. And it’s free bacon night as usual.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Uinta Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
$3.00 a pint

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-10:00 pm – From the Lab #004 Brett Imperial Porter at Rivertown Brewing
Roebling porter as a base and ferment by Brettanomyces lambicus.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-11:55 pm – Listermann/Triple Digit Takeover at Brass Tap
Five nitro Beers and five CO2 beer including Listermann/MadTree Cranberry Gose, Nutcase with Blackberries and Triple Digit Cranium.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm – Hopslam Tapping at Lucky Dog Grille

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Rhinegeist Brewer at Firehouse Grill

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm – Limited Release Goose Island Tasting and Food Pairing at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Pepe Nero, Matilda, Halia, Lolita, Sofie, Ten Hill and Honkers Ale

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 6:00-11:30 pm – Meet the new Rivertown Night at the Growler House
Beers include their Pomegranate Lambic

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/20 – Tapping Hop Henge Experimental IPA 2015 tapping as part of a Deschutes tap takeover – Artist: Rob Warnick creating a print for Hop Henge

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 7:00-10:00 pm – Flat 12 Brewing Tasting at The Crow’s Nest Irish Pub

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 8:00-9:00 pm – Meet the Warped Wing Brewer at Firehouse Grill

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 8:00-11:00 pm – Deschutes Abyss Tapping and Pairing at Goodfellas Pizzeria
In addition to Abyss, they’ll also have Red Chair on the nitro line. Both of these beers will be paired with unique donuts from Holtman’s Donuts baked just for this event.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm – SweetWater and Reggae at Stanley’s Pub
SweetWater beers and a reggae band. $5 entertainment cover.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm – Lagunitas #CouchTrippin Photo Couch at The Annex at Japp’s Since 1879
Beers include Maximus, IPA, and Pils.

Big Week for Listermann/Triple Digit

As you read earlier in Monday’s “This Week in Beer” post, Japp’s Annex (in conjunction with The Famous Neons Unplugged) is going to begin carrying all local beers and will be celebrating this with a Listermann / Triple Digit tap takeover Friday starting at 5:00 pm. According to the Facebook event for this, the beers will be:

Lateral oatmeal sweet stout
Decimation Dry-Hopped Wheat wine
Chickow! hazlenut double brown (nitro)
Aftermath (rum barrel aged)
Leopold Blonde ale
Losantiville Pre prohibiton lager
Jungle Honey IPA
Friar Bacon Smoked Bock
Cincinnatus Bourbon Barrel Stout
Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter
Cask of: Chickow! Infused w/coffee & cinnamon

Just this morning, BrewRiver GastroPub announced this in their email newsletter:

We are super excited to announce that BrewRiver’s house beers will now be brewed in Cincinnati at the Triple Digit/Listermann Brewery on Dana Avenue. We plan to celebrate this partnership by continuing to focus on bringing our guests a truly inspiring and accessible culinary experience using the best local ingredients.

The official public launch will be held at BrewRiver on Thursday (5/9) starting at 6:30PM.

Please come join us in celebrating!…and remember…DRINK.LOCAL.BEER!

So, congratulations to Listermann Brewing and Triple Digit Brewing on this two big events!

This Week in Beer: May 6 – 12, 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, May 6th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, May 6th- 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, Month Day from 6:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night with Peanut at Dilly Café

Monday, May 6th – Monthly Tap Takeover at Market Wines
This month’s brewery is TBA.

Tuesday, May 7th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House
This week’s keg hasn’t been announced yet.

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

Tuesday, May 7th – 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.

UPDATE Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers Blank Slate Out and About, Rivertown Jenneke, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Left Hand Twin Sister, Southern Tier Plum Noir and Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout.

Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm – Arcadia Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Florence
The beers are Sky High Rye Pale Ale, Loch Down Scotch Ale and Cocoa Loco Chocolate Stout. Dinner includes appetizer, entree and dessert, the three beers and a souvenir glass. Cost is $25.00 per person. Call 859-525-2333 to make your reservations.

Wednesday, May 8th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

UPDATE Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week, it’s Rare Vos from Brewery Ommegang.

Wednesday, May 8th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Highland Brewing Tap Takeover at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, May 8th (2nd and 4th Wed) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, May 9th – Stone Brewing Tap Takeover at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern
Beers include Stone Ruination IPA, Stone IPA, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Imperial Russian Stout and Stone Guardian Barley Wine. Presale tickets are $15.00 per person and go up to $20 on the day of the event. Tickets include passed hors d oeuvres and draft beer “at lower prices than any other bar in Cincinnati” as quoted by their management.

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm – “Uwanafix” Grand Cru Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
The Moerlein Lager House will be tapping its first Belgian Golden Strong style ale on Thursday, May 9. It will clock in over 11%, which is higher than the BJCP guidelines for this style…but we think you can handle it.

Our “Uwanafix” Grand Cru is a complex marriage of fruity esters, spicy phenolics, and higher alcohol flavors with a soft malt backbone. It has a light to medium body, but with a distinctive drier finish. The hop character imparted by Styrian Goldings is rather low, but the floral note is still undeniable. We’re working on getting back to our usual first Monday tappings. But we hope you’ll join us for this special brew on Thursday!

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Keg Tapping Featuring Rare Keg of Bell’s Roundhouse IRA at The Lackman
Bell’s Oberon and Bell’s Two Hearted Ale will also be on tap.

Thursday, May 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 – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

UPDATE Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Tasting at Mellow Mushroom Wilder
From Facebook:

Email to reserve a spot, first come/first serve. Reservations are required-space is limited. Cost is $8 for beer samples, beer glass to keep and pretzels and beer cheese appetizers. Sierra Nevada pints will be $1 for attendees after the event for the remainder of night.

Friday, May 10th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm – Local Beer Tap Takeover with Listermann Tapping at Japp’s Annex
From Facebook:

Molly Wellmann is a huge supporter of Cincinnati, its businesses and fresh local ingredients. To celebrate this philosophy, the Japp’s Annex will be carrying all-local tri-state craft beers. Japp’s will be teaming up with its sister bar Neons (who have been leading the city in craft beer selection) to make sure each one of their 12 taps is pouring a delicious local draft. To celebrate this new initiative, Japp’s will be hosting an all-Cincinnati beer “Listermann Triple Digit Draft Take-over” on Friday May 10 at 5 p.m. Triple Digit will also live tap a “cask” of the their Chicow! (a hazelnut double brown ale) with fresh vanilla and cinnamon. Other local breweries will include MadTree, Blank Slate, Christian Moerlein, Mt. Carmel, and Fifty West.

Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$15 per person to taste six beers and six wines. Snacks too!

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

Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-4:00pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Party Source

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

Saturday, May 11th from 5:00-6:30pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits

Bock Beer Class at Japps Annex Neons This Sunday (March 3rd)

Here’s a different way to finish up your Bockfest weekend. “In [their] pursuit to not only serve people great beer, whiskey and cocktails, but to share [their] experience and expertise in these areas,” the good folks at the Famous Neons Unplugged and Japps have decided to begin teaching classes on beer and bourbon every Saturday afternoon between 1:00-2:00 pm at Japps Annex Neons. The plan is to alternate between beer and bourbon classes each week. With this being Bockfest weekend, their first class will be on Bock beers. They are going to feature five different Bock beers that they “the best representations of [that] particular style or just a really cool beer.” On March 16th, the feature will be light Belgians and on March 30th, they will be featuring dark Belgian beers. Looking farther ahead, April 13th will be a class on cellaring beers and will have a six year flight of Goose Island Matilda: 2008-20012 in bottles and 2013 on draft. There will also be food and food pairings.

The cost per class is 20.00 per person. You can register online for the Bock beer class at or you can sign up and pay at Neons, Japps, Japps Annex or the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar. They will be limiting the classes to just forty people, so seats for the class will be on a first come basis.

Listermann Blarney Stone Red Tapping at Arnold’s – March 17th

Listermann Brewing Company will be releasing its first seasonal draft only beer, Blarney Stone Red Ale. The brewery describes this beer as “a traditional Irish style beer with a deep red hue, sweet malt flavor, and a roasted dry finish.” The first keg will be tapped at Arnold’s Bar and Grill at 9:00 am on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). We are also hearing that a sneak preview keg of this beer will also be available at Japps Annex on March 16th, 2012 for the OTR Meets Ireland event.

Listermann Blarney Stone Red