BrewRiver GastroPub’s First Anniversary Celebration

It’s hard to believe that BrewRiver GastroPub has only been open one year. It’s quickly become a favorite spot for believers in better beer to enjoy great food and great beer. The folks at BrewRiver have an entire week of celebrations including a series of tappings planned.

Tappings

  • The kick off event is a tapping of a special cask of the Listermann Beagle Series IPA dry hopped with Amarillo Hops scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM.
  • The Rhinegeist tapping is a single hopped ale named Bravo that will be available at both the brewery and at BrewRiver. That tapping will occur on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 PM.
  • The Madtree tapping is a special PsycHOPathy IPA Randall version infused with hops, fresh herbs from BrewRiver’s micro garden and seasonal fruit from local farms. The tapping is set for Friday, August 30th at 7:00 PM.
  • The Rivertown tapping is a Reserve Series Imperial Pilsner. It will be tapped on Saturday, August 31st at 7:00 PM.
  • There will also be a tapping of a Blank Slate and Triple Digit collaboration beer later in the week.

Sour Cellar Spring Cleaning

This sounds like lots of fun. For their anniversary, BrewRiver is going to open up their personal cellar to the public. They’ve got some surprises coming on tap and some special 750ml format bottles as well. We found out that some of the surprises include Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, Jolly Pumpkin De Viento, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugadda, Jolly Pumpkin Sobre Humano, Leelanau Good Harbor Golden, Leelanau Petosky Pale, Bruery Tart of Darkness, etc.

Food

Along with their regular menu specials, Chef Michael is preparing a pig roast for the first time ever at BrewRIver. It will be served starting on Thursday, August 29th. They’ll feature a local pig from Ohio’s Premium Hog Farmers as well as coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, and house-made pickles among other options. They promise that this will be a feast to look forward to every year.

Happy Anniversary, BrewRiver!

Whole Foods Mason School: Sours and Wild Fermented Beer – Aug. 6th

From a Whole Foods Mason email blast on their Beer School on sours and wild fermented beer:

Friends, beer supporters, countrymen… Lend me your ears!

We will be hosting the next session of our Beer School series tomorrow (Tuesday) @ 5:00pm at the Mason Jar Pub inside your Whole Foods Market in Mason!

This month’s subject will be the World of Wild Fermented & Sour Beers! We’ll highlight beers from California, Belgium, Michigan, and even one made right here in Cincinnati!

To give us a little more in-depth look at the process of brewing these special beers, Jason Roeper – brewer & co-owner of Rivertown Brewing Co. – will be joining us! He’ll tell us what it is that makes these beers amazing, and may even answer the age old question… “What the heck is a geuze?”

Admission is just $10/person, but space is limited to the first 14 participants – email adam.pratt@wholefoods.com to reserve your spot.

Our menu for the evening will include the following:

Rivertown Brewing Co. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Ojos Negros barrel-aged lambic with Blackberries

Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Belgium – Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

Brouwerij Boon – Belgium – Oude Geuze

Cismontane Brewing – Orange County, California – “Oxalis Pes Caprae” Blonde Sour

Brouwerij Verhaeghe – Belgium – Duchesse de Bourgogne

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Dexter, Michigan – Luciernaga

There may be some special appearances by other beers from Cismontane, Jolly Pumpkin & Rivertown, if time allows.

As always, call or email if you have any questions, and we’ll look forward to seeing you Tuesday evening!

Whole Foods sours and wild fermented beer

Cincinnati Beer Week – Remaining Events at BrewRiver Gastropub

BEER WEEK LINE-UP

Tuesday 2/12 – Featuring Founders Imperial Stout, Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock & Abita Mardi Gras Bock paired with our Special New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil!

Wednesday 2/13 – NUBCO Beer Dinner (Jolly Pumpkin, North Peak & Leelanau Brewing Companies) – 4 very special courses with barrel aged pairings from “up north”. Special Guest Appearance by our very good friend Charles Psenka, NUBCO’s Chief Liaison who is bringing us a very special 1st time ever in the State of Ohio Firkin of La Roja Artisan Amber. Reservations required and space is limited!

Thursday 2/14 – Featuring Victory Ranch Double IPA and then Ballast Point Sculpin IPA paired with our special Scallop & Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale Braised Short Ribs. Reservations accepted and Walk-ins Welcome!

Cincinnati Beer Week: Remaining Events by Venue

As requested, here are all of the remaining Cincinnati Beer Week events that we have not previously listed. Please note that there are some new events for venues that we already posted. For more information on these events, check out the Cincinnati Beer Week web site or the venue’s website and/or Facebook page.

Amerasia
Thursday, February 14th at 7:30 pm – Upland Beer Dinner

Arthur’s Café
Tuesday, February 12th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Meet the Brewer: Widmer Brothers

Coaches Corner
Thursday, February 7th at 12:00 pm – Official tapping of CBW Collaboration Beer plus Coaches Choice Burger Paired with Beerfest Ale for lunch

Friday, February 8th from 11:00 am-9:00 pm – CBW Collaborative Pairing with Reuben Burger

Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 pm – Wiedemann’s Meet The Owners and beer & cheese pairing

Sunday, February 10th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Beer Pairing and Pint Night

Monday, February 11th at 7:00 pm – Upland Tasting
Tuesday, February 12th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Great Lakes Burger Beer Pairing
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:00 pm – Fat Taco Tuesday with Great Lakes

Thursday, February 14th from 11:00 am – 1:00 am – Half the Taps Flight


Cork ‘N Bottle
Friday, February 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – Upland Tasting (Covington location)

Saturday, February 9th form 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Samuel Adams Tasting (Covington location)


The Crazy Fox
Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 pm – Upland Tasting


The Comet
Thursday, February 7th from 6:00 – 11:00 pm – Sour Night – Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza, Ichtegems Grand Cru and Saison De Pipaix

Dickmann’s
Wednesday, February 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Beer Week and Beer Fest Ale Sampling

Dingle House
Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 pm – Stone Brewery Tasting

Tuesday, February 12th – Tröegs Brewing Co. Tasting

Wednesday, February 13th – Sam Smith Bottle Blow Out

Thursday, February 14th – Sam Adams Beer and Dessert pairing


Everything’s d’Vine
Friday, February 8th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Flight of Vintage Ales

Flipdaddy’s
Thursday, February 7th at 4:00 pm – Great Divide Pint Night (both locations)

Sunday, February 10th – Breckenridge Brewery Feature (Mariemont location)
Tuesday, February 12th – Fat Head’s Fat Tuesday (both locations)

Fogarty’s
Friday, February 8th from 9:00-11:30 pm – Dogfish Head Night

Habits Café
Thursday, February 14th – Fat Head’s Night with Brian Kelley

Hebron Brew Haus
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:00 pm – Rivertown Tasting
Thursday, February 14th at 7:30 pm – Oskar Blues Tasting


Holler Hops & Grill
Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm – Harpoon Tasting and Tap Takeover

Longnecks
Tuesday, February 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Beerfest Ale Sampling


Mainstrasse Village Pub
Local Beers $3.50 during Beer Week

Marty’s Hops & Vines
Wednesday, February 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Fat Head’s Night

Mellow Mushroom Wilder
Monday, February 11th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Brewery Tasting

Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting

Molly Malone’s Covington
Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 pm – Upland Tap Takeover

Moerlein Lager House
Saturday, February 9th from 5:00 pm-close – Belgian & Sour Ales
Thursday, February 14th – Ballast Point – A night of fermented Love

The Famous Neons Unplugged
Friday, February 8th – Best of the Midwest

Olives
Thursday, February 14th at 6:00 pm – Blank Slate and Triple Digit Tap Takeover 6pm

Pike Street Lounge
Tuesday, February 12th at 8:00 pm – Upland Tap Takeover

Rivertown Brewery Tap Room
Wednesday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Rivertown Brewer home brew tap takeover

Shortnecks
Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30-9:30 pm – Beerfest Ale Sampling

Sidebar
Thursday, February 7th at 5:00 pm – Leinenkugel Big Eddy Tap Takeover
Wednesday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Leinenkugel Big Eddy Tap Takeover

Valley Wine & Spirits

Friday, February 8th from 4:30-7:30 pm – Blank Slate Growler Tasting

Zip’s Cafe
Wednesday, February 13th at 5:00 pm – Upland and Great Lakes Tap Takeover

Cincinnati Beer Week: Events at Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop

Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Burger Night
Thursday, February 7th

This will be the first of a regular, weekly Thursday night burger night featuring burgers made with beef from Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers farm.

In addition to weekly burger nights, on the first Thursday of every month we will tap a special release beer from OB, and it doesn’t stop there…

As a symbol of our enthusiasm for, and to help promote this partnership, Dutch’s will be putting on its first, kinda-sorta permanent handle! Everyday at Dutch’s you will be able to enjoy a rotating selection of Oskar Blues beer on draft! Although we thrive on an ever-changing selection of craft beer on draft, we thought that this Oskar Blues handle will serve as a reminder of our partnership with them and our weekly burger night.

This month we will tap Oskar Blues / SKA Brewing oSKAr the G’Rauch, a collaborative smoked IPA.

See you on Thursday, come hungry!

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales @ Dutch’s
Thursday, February 14th

This evening we will be featuring the following on draft:

Luciernaga
Oro de Calabaza
Bam Biére
Bam Noire
and Calabaza Blanca

All of these will be available for purchase by the general public.

Also, for those who choose the royal VIP treatment, we will be offering for purchase:

La Roja, cask conditioned
Sobrehumano, poured by the glass

And with the $30 VIP purchase is included:

Choucroute Royale – This culinary intersection of the beer driven German, and wine driven French way of life is perfect for this evening. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales produces some of our favorite beers in the World, and their often subtle vinous qualities make them our favorite crossover selection for our die hard cork dorks.

Our Choucroute Royale will feature house made sausages, duck confit, bacon and pork… prepared and served with sauerkraut and potatoes.

We will also be serving a wood roasted beef rib roast from our new favorite local farm, Grassroots Farm & Foods.

Because it’s Cincinnati Beer Week and we really love Jolly Pumpkin, we want to show off… so in addition to everything else mentioned, we will be making Porchetta.

To round it out, we will also have a few salads and roasted vegetables available as well.

Jolly Pumpkin’s love for the tropics show through in all they do, so in addition to the culinary delights we’re serving, this Valentine’s Day all VIPs get lei’d.

Mahalo Plenty,
Dutch’s

Cincinnati Beer Week: Events at Party Source

Thursday, February 7th from 5:30-8:00 pm – Sours, Ciders & Sliders

As we kick off Cincy Beer Week 2013, The Party Source Beer Department has decided to use this opportunity to showcase some of the most unique Sour and Wild Ales, as well as an array of Ciders, all from the biggest and best producers. Join us for an evening of tastes from the likes of Cantillon, Quaff Bros., Rivertown, Drie Fontenien, Tilquin, Angry Orchard, Mikkeller, Crispin, Woodchuck, Oliver and plenty more alongside three different gourmet sliders. Spots are limited, sign up today!
COST: $25

Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping!

Continuing with our celebration for Cincy Winter Beer Week, we are tapping a keg of the astonishing brew Zombie Dust from Three Floyds. With a score of 100 points on both RateBeer and BeerAdvocate, this promises to be a big turnout. We are also making this a “keep the glass” offering, as you will receive your Zombie Dust in a limited edition 2013 Cincy Winter Beer Fest snifter. This is an opportunity to taste on draft one of the most talked about beers in the world from your own CWBF glassware. The tapping will start at 2:00 pm promptly. Enjoy Zombie Dust while you shop the store. Cost is $8 for each snifter full (limit two) and the price includes the glass.
COST: $8

Tuesday, February 12th at 5:00 pm – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Pint Night!

For just $10 you can be one of the lucky patrons to get a pint of the hard to find and super rare Goose Island Bourbon County Stout! To find this beer on tap is even more impossible than the bottles (which we have been sold out of for weeks). So come one come all for a pint of this elusive 100 point beer. Also you keep the glass. A Goose Island glass will be filled to the brim for you to keep. The tapping starts promptly at 5:00pm. Again, the cost is $10 and you keep the glass. Limit 1 and don’t be late!
COST: $10

Saturday, February 15th at 1:00 pm – Aisle Tasting with Upland Brewing Co.

Stop by and meet the team from Bloomington based brewer Upland in Indiana. All we ask for is a 50 cent donation (to keep things legal) and sip on some Upland brews while you shop the TPS shelves.
COST: 50 cents

Saturday, February 15th at 2:00 pm – Jolly Pumpkin Aisle Tasting

The Artisanal Ales of Jolly Pumpkin are among the elite in the world. With the gang from Jolly Pumpkin making an appearance at CWBF they are kind enough to stop by and pop a few brews. All we ask for is a 50 cent donation (to keep things legal) and sip on some jolly old brews from the Dexter, Michigan based brewery
COST: 50 cents

More Beer Events for This Week – Oct. 17 & 18

Founder of Oskar Blues Brewery to be at Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop TONIGHT starting at 5:00 pm

From their Facebook event:

So we’re sure you know by now… Oskar Blues is coming to Ohio!

Founder Dale Katechis is coming to town with Farmer Geoff from the OB Hops and Heifers Farm. When we saw them during GABF, they asked us where in Cincy to have a drink, we told them of just the right place.

Best part? THEY’RE BRINGIN’ BEER WITH ‘EM! As a preview of what’s to come next week, come check out Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, G’Knight Imperial Red Ale, Old Chub Scotch Ale, and Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.

Also, stay tuned for next week when we welcome OB properly and roll out a ground breaking partnership with OB’s Hops and Heifers Farm!!!!!

Sour Night at The Famous Neons Unplugged – Thursday starting at 5:00 pm

They will have six sours in draft: Weizen Bam, ES Bam, Liefman’s Goudenband, Brew Kettle Sour (they use local cherries), Leipzinger made with coriander and salt and Duchessa de Bourgogne. They also plan to have in bottles: Mikkeller Monks Brew aged in white wine barrels, Mikkeller Spontaneous strawberry, Juliet and Duchessa de Bourgogne.

Neons is planning to have special events on Thursday nights now.. After the sour night this week, they will be doing a lager, bock and Oktoberfest night next Thursday (Oct. 25th).


We told you about this event earlier and it’s really next week, but wanted to remind you since it comes early in the week:

All Local Draft Kickoff Celebration at Arthur’s Café – Tuesday, October 23rd starting at 6:00 pm

From their Facebook event:

Join us as we celebrate the completion of our all Cincy, all the time draft beer selection. We will be featuring beers from Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, Blank Slate, 50 West, Triple Digit, and Christian Moerlein. There will be a representative from each brewery at the event ready to answer any questions you might have. These breweries have worked incredibly hard to bring Cincinnati back to its rich brewing heritage. Now its our turn to do our part. Arthur’s is proud to support our local brewers. Please join us Tuesday, Oct. 23rd to show them that you are proud to support them as well! The beers will be tapped all day, the Brewers are being asked to arrive by 6:00 PM. There may be some glassware and other goodies to give away, as well!

Tastings and Growlers Report: Oct. 5, 2012

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

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence will be pouring beers new to northern Kentucky including some from Upland, Dark Horse and more. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

● As of Sept. 8th, the growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Honey Pale ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), King Leopold Belgian Blonde ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Triple Digit Decimation ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Apricot Delight, Triple Digit Aftermath ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Pre-Prohibition Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Smoked Bock, Enter the Beagle, Wiedemann’s Special Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz) and Double IPA ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz). The pricing listed is a refill. New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? Their current seasonals (Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Fifth & Vine Marzen and Hell town Rye-ot Brown. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale and Third Shift Imperial Coffee Stout. IPA will be replacing Amber today or tomorrow. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Unit 6, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Oatmeal Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest and Hop Bomber. Refills are $7.99 for everything but Hop Baron and Roebling, which are $11.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Dogfish Burton Baton, Dogfish Punkin’, Mt. Carmel Coffee Stout, Houblon Chouffe, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, Southern Tier Pumking, E.S. Bam Hoppy Farmhouse Ale and Sam Adams Old Kentucky Ale.

● As of Oct. 3rd, the growler station at DEP’s in Covington had Avery White Rascal ($7.99), Green Flash Special ($18.99), New Holland Ichabod and Shiner Ruby Red ($6.59). At their Fort Thomas location, they had Southern Tier Pumking ($10.99), Sixpoint Brown Stone ($5.99), Stone 16th ($11.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest ($5.99), Morlein Octoberfest ($8.99), Dogfish Head Old School Barleywine ($19.99), North Coast Red Seal Ale ($8.99) and Peroni ($4.99). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

UPDATE Thanks to Steve Carr, we have the current (as of 10/5) growler station offerings at the new Jungle Jim’s Eastgate. They have Yuengling Octoberfest ($7), Cellar Rats Wheat ($11), Sam Adams Octoberfest ($11), Great Lakes Nosferatu ($13), Flying Dog Wildman ($13), Kentucky Bourbon Ale ($13), Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA ($13), Blue Moon Caramel Apple ($13), Mt. Carmel Third Shift ($16), Rivertown Pumpkin Ale ($16), Founders Breakfast Stout ($22), Southern Tier Pumpking ($22) and Dogfish Head Burton Baton ($25). Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and we’re hearing that they will only fill their own growlers.

● The growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Lore Intergalactic IPA, Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Hudepohl Oktoberfest and Brooklyn “Fiat Lux” (Let There Be Light).

● The growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Epic Sour Apple Saison ($6.00/glass $18.00/growler), Epic Hop Syndrome Lager ($4.00/glass $10.00/growler), Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale ($6.00/glass $20.00/growler) and Dark Horse “Too” Cream Stout ($5.00/glass $16.00/growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Southern Tier Harvest ($11.49), Sam Adams Fat Jack ($11.99) and Woodchuck ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Great Crescent Coconut Porter ($13.99 64oz $7.00 32oz), Founders Red’s Rye ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Southern Tier Pumking ($16.99 64oz $8.50 32oz), Laughing Dog Alpha Dog ($17.99 64oz $9.00 (32oz), Green Flash Friendship ($16.99 64oz $8.50 32oz), 8 Wired Saison Sauvin ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Founders Breakfast Stout Breakfast Stout ($25.99 64oz $13.00 32oz) and Monk’s Cafe ($20.99 64oz and $10.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Three Floyds Gorch Fock ($7.99), Against The Grain O’tay Panky Buckwheat Brown Ale ($7.99), Bell’s Oberon Summer Wheat Ale ($9.99), Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA ($12.99), Dogfish Head Festina Peche ($9.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($10.99), Founders Dirty B@$tard ($10.99), Founders Red’s Rye Pale Ale ($10.99), Left Hand Chainsaw Ale ($9.99), Lion Stout ($12.99), New Holland El Mole Ocho ($10.99), New Holland Ichabod ($9.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale ($7.99), Sam Adams Oktoberfest ($7.99), Schlafly American Brown Ale ($7.99), Southern Tier Pumking ($11.99), Widmer Brothers Citra Blonde ($7.99) and Wood Chuck Amber $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.

● As of August 3rd, United Liquor in Florence has added a growler station. Currently, they have Great Crescent Coconut Porter ($10.49), Summit Summer ($8.99), Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy IIPA ($11.99), Sixpoint Rightous Ale ($9.99), Great Lakes Oktoberfest ($8.99) and Harpoon Rye IPA ($9.49).

UPDATE Valley Wine & Spirits had Southern Tier 2X Stout, Kentucky Ale, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Southern Tier Pumking, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Goose Island Harvest Ale, Sixpoint Bengali, Great Lakes Burning River and Leinenkugel Big Eddy Baltic Porter.

● As of Oct. 2nd, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Southern Tier Pumpking, Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA, Green Flash IPA, Fat Heads Goggle Fogger, Julian Hard Cider and Stone IPA. 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 once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● As of Sept. 7th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout (32 oz. $12.50 and 64 oz. $25.00), Left Hand Oktoberfest (32 oz. $6.50 and 64 oz $12.50), Rivertown Jenneke (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Bell’s Oberon (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Founders Cerise (32 oz. $9.50 and 64 oz. $18.00) and Brooklyn Lager (32 oz. $8.00 and 64 oz. $15.00). In the past, they also have had Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You can get $2.99 select pints, $1 off 32oz growler fill and $2 off 64oz growler fill. For a new growler, add $3.99.

Tastings and Growlers Report: Sept. 28, 2012

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

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence is a Three Floyds Backroom Brawl! They’re promising eight different kegs plus food from Izzy’s Deli. Someone is even going to try the Izzy’s 110 eating challenge (featured on The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food Nation last season). The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

● As of Sept. 8th, the growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Honey Pale ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), King Leopold Belgian Blonde ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Triple Digit Decimation ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Apricot Delight, Triple Digit Aftermath ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Pre-Prohibition Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Smoked Bock, Enter the Beagle, Wiedemann’s Special Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz) and Double IPA ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz). The pricing listed is a refill. New growlers are $3.

UPDATE – Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? Their current seasonals (Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, and Fifth & Vine Marzen. Hell town Rye-or Brown taps Monday, Oct. 1) are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale and Third Shift Imperial Coffee Stout. IPA will be replacing Amber today or tomorrow. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Unit 6, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Oatmeal Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest and Hop Bomber. Refills are $7.99 for everything but Hop Baron and Roebling, which are $11.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Dogfish Burton Baton, Dogfish Punkin’, Mt. Carmel Coffee Stout, Houblon Chouffe, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, New Holland Ichabod, E.S. Bam Hoppy Farmhouse Ale and Sam Adams Old Kentucky Ale.

● The growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Lore Intergalactic IPA, Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale and Brooklyn “Fiat Lux” (Let There Be Light).

UPDATE – The growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Triple Digit “Decimation” Wheat Wine Ale ($6.00/glass $18.00 growler), Southern Tier 2XIPA ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler), Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale $6.00/glass $20.00/growler) and Dark Horse “Too” Cream Stout ($5.00/glass $16.00/growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Goose Island Pere Jacques ($11.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack ($11.99) and Great Lakes Oktoberfest ($9.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Lore Girls Gone Mild ($8.99 64oz and $4.50 32oz), Founders Red’s Rye ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Schlafly Pumpkin Ale ($8.99 64oz $4.50 32oz), Laughing Dog Dogzilla ($17.99 64oz $9.00 32oz), Dark Horse Boffo ($12.99 64oz $6.50 32oz), 8 Wired Saison Sauvin ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Founders Breakfast Stout Breakfast Stout ($25.99 64oz $13.00 32oz) and Monk’s Cafe ($20.99 64oz and $10.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Against The Grain O’tay Panky Brown Wheat Ale ($7.99), Against The Grain Rico Sauvin IPA ($6.99), Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($9.99), Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout ($9.99), Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter ($6.99), Bell’s Oberon Summer Wheat Ale ($9.99), Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA ($7.99), Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($9.99), Founders Breakfast Stout ($10.99), Founders Centennial IPA ($10.99), Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager ($7.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter ($7.99), Lore Sausage Festival Marzen (Oktoberfest Style) ($6.99), New Holland Farmhouse Hatter ($10.99), New Holland Mad Hatter ($9.99), Schlafly Pumpkin ($10.99), Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown Ale ($6.99) and Summit Red Ale ($7.99). 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.

● As of August 3rd, United Liquor in Florence has added a growler station. Currently, they have Great Crescent Coconut Porter ($10.49), Summit Summer ($8.99), Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy IIPA ($11.99), Sixpoint Rightous Ale ($9.99), Great Lakes Oktoberfest ($8.99) and Harpoon Rye IPA ($9.49).

UPDATE – Valley Wine & Spirits had Great Lakes Nosferatu, Kentucky Ale, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Harpoon Leviathan, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Goose Island Harvest Ale, Sixpoint Bengali, Southern Tier Pumking and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Baltic Porter.

UPDATE – As of Sept. 27th, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Rivertown Pumpkin, Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA, Affligem Blonde, Fat Heads Goggle Fogger, Julian Hard Cider and Stone IPA. 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 once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● As of Sept. 7th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout (32 oz. $12.50 and 64 oz. $25.00), Left Hand Oktoberfest (32 oz. $6.50 and 64 oz $12.50), Rivertown Jenneke (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Bell’s Oberon (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Founders Cerise (32 oz. $9.50 and 64 oz. $18.00) and Brooklyn Lager (32 oz. $8.00 and 64 oz. $15.00). In the past, they also have had Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You can get $2.99 select pints, $1 off 32oz growler fill and $2 off 64oz growler fill. For a new growler, add $3.99.

Tastings and Growlers Report: Sept. 7, 2012

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

● Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.

● For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence, they will be sampling new arrivals like Stone 16th Anniversary and returning favorites like Founders Breakfast Stout. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

● The growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Honey Pale ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), King Leopold Belgian Blonde ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Triple Digit Decimation ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Triple Digit Aftermath ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz), Rabid Beagle ($7 32 oz, $12 64 oz – LAST KEG EVER!), Pre-Prohibition Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz), Wiedemann’s Special Lager ($6 32 oz, $10 64 oz) and Double IPA ($9 32 oz, $15 64 oz). The pricing listed is a refill. New growlers are $3.

● Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? Their current seasonals (Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner, Philippus Kirche Kolsch) are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler.

● The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Nut Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale and Third Shift Imperial Coffee Stout. IPA will be replacing Amber today or tomorrow. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).

● The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Unit 6, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Oatmeal Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest and Hop Bomber. Refills are $7.99 for everything but Hop Baron and Roebling, which are $11.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

● Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Dogfish Head Burton Baton, Dogfish Head Palo Santo, Blank Slate Movin’ On American Session Ale, Avery Ellies Brown Dog Ale, Smuttynose Vunderbar, Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout, Jolly Pumpkin ES Bam Hoppy Farmhouse Ale and Smuttynose Robust Porter.

● The growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Lore Intergalactic IPA, New Holland Oatmeal Stout, Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale.

UPDATE The growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Founders Brewery All Day IPA ($4.00/glass $12.00 growler), Founders Red Rye P.A. ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler), Monk’s Cafe Sour Flemish Ale ($6.00/glass $20.00/growler) and Founders Porter ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler) Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

● On the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Goose Island Pere Jacques ($11.99), Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99) and Harpoon Summer ($9.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

● On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Lore Girls Gone Mild ($8.99 64oz and $4.50 32oz), Brooklyn Blast ($13.99 64oz and $7.00 32oz), Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale ($11.99 64oz and $6.00 32oz), Anderson Valley Summer Solstice ($12.99 64oz and $6.50 32oz), Southern Tier 2X Stout ($22.99 64oz and $11.50 32oz), Mikkeller Belgian Tripel ($22.99 64oz and $11.50 32oz), Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier ($12.99 64oz and $6.50 32oz) and Monk’s Cafe ($24.99 64oz and $12.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

● On the Growler Station at Party Town in Florence: Brooklyn Blast ($9.99), Brooklyn Octoberfest Lager ($6.99), Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter ($6.99), Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($9.99), Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine ($22.99), Dogfish Head Palo Santo Imperial Brown Ale ($21.99), Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale ($10.99), Founders Red’s Rye ($10.99), Green Flash Imperial IPA ($9.99), Harpoon UFO Pumpkin Ale ($8.99), Lore Freya’s Stone Amber Ale ($8.99), Lore Girls Gone Mild Ale ($6.99), New Holland Farmhouse Hatter ($10.99), New Albania Yakima Rye Ale ($11.99), Schlafly Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel Ale ($10.99), Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager ($6.99), Southern Tier Harvest ESB ($10.99) and Summit Red Ale ($7.99). 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.

● As of August 3rd, United Liquor in Florence has added a growler station. Currently, they have Great Crescent Coconut Porter ($10.49), Summit Summer ($8.99), Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy IIPA ($11.99), Sixpoint Rightous Ale ($9.99), Great Lakes Oktoberfest ($8.99) and Harpoon Rye IPA ($9.49).

● Valley Wine & Spirits has Stone Arrogant Bastard ($13.99), Bell’s Two Hearted ($9.99), Sixpoint Bengali ($9.99), Harpoon Leviathan ($17.99), Harpoon UFO Pumpkin ($8.99), Kentucky Ale ($7.99), Sam Adams Octoberfest ($7.99), Founders Reds Rye ($9.99), Great Lakes Nosferatu ($11.99) and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy ($7.99).

● As of August 20th, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Triple Digit Aftermath, Great Divide Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager, Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger, Palm Amber, Green Flash West Coast IPA and Fat Heads Goggle Fogger. 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 once again to Ed Paff for the update.]

● Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout (32 oz. $12.50 and 64 oz. $25.00), Left Hand Oktoberfest (32 oz. $6.50 and 64 oz $12.50), Rivertown Jenneke (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Bell’s Oberon (32 oz. $7.50 and 64 oz. $15.00), Founders Cerise (32 oz. $9.50 and 64 oz. $18.00) and Brooklyn Lager (32 oz. $8.00 and 64 oz. $15.00). In the past, they also have had Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You can get $2.99 select pints, $1 off 32oz growler fill and $2 off 64oz growler fill. For a new growler, add $3.99.