This Week in Bockfest: March 4-7, 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Cincinnati: Bockfest! While things will be different this year, the great tradition of goats and bock beers will continue in the Queen City for the 29th time. Remember that reservations are highly recommended (if not required) for all of these events.

Here are some of the highlights of Bockfest 2021:

All weekend at Fibonacci Brewing – New Baby Goat!
Fibonacci has a new baby goat named Buttercup and two bock beers named for two of their goats. Buttercup’s namesake beer is a Dunkles Bock and the other beer is a New Riff rye whiskey barrel-aged Dopplebock named Honey after another resident goat.

Cue the Goats - Fibonacci Brewing

Thursday, March 4th at 5:30 pm at Alexandria Brewing: Blessing of the bock and tapping of Slayerator Doppelbock and Farmer Bock

Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 pm at Arnold’s Bar & Grill – The Tapping of the Bocks
Brother Tim Sucher, a Franciscan Monk from St. Francis Seraph Church, will bless all eleven bock beers on tap. Live music from Preston Charles from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Friday, March 5th at 11:00 am at Rebel Mettle Brewing – New Bock Beer Release
Colonel Copper Kupferdoppelbock joins Bock & Roll Bockbier in the taproom.

Friday, March 5th at 11:30 am at March First Brewing – Bock Beers Tapping
They include March First Heller Bock, Warped Wing Barrel-Aged Maple Abominator, Common Beer Co. Bock-A-Fella, and Grainworks Cincinnati Liars Lager Bock.

Friday, March 5th at 3:00 pm at Figleaf Brewing – Bock Beers Tapping
They include March First Heller Bock, Wooden Cask BA Oh Hell Yes Bock, HighGrain Ibex Weizenbock, and 16 Lots Kurve Bock.

Friday, March 5th at 5:30 pm at Big Ash Brewing – Ceremonial Tapping of Big Ash “Goat Rope” Bock Beer on the “Pour-Your-Own” Tapwall

Friday, March 5th at 6:00 pm at Mecklenburg Gardens – Keg Tapping of Paulaner Salvatore PLUS Bock And Doppelbock Tap Takeover
Special Guests: Schutzenfest Konig and Konigin – Randy and Katrina Brunsman

Saturday, March 6th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Moerlein Lager House – Bockfest Book and Poster Signing with Jim Effler
Bockfest artist Jim Effler will be signing his new book 25 Years of Bockfest Posters and a variety of previous and current Bockfest posters.

There are (at last count) 36 different Bockfest venues this year both in the usual OTR and Downtown area plus more in the greater Cincinnati area. Check them all out on the official Bockfest website.

This Week in Beer: January 11-17, 2021

A quick reminder: To be included on our This Week in Beer listing, the event must be beer-focused. For example, a yoga session that just happens to be held in the brewery is not beer-focused. But a yoga session bundled with a pint of beer at a brewery is beer-focused.

Many locations are still doing trivia, live music, and the like so check out their websites for more information on those types of events. While in the past, we only listed events here that are unique for this coming week in beer, we will be listing weekly or monthly events until further notice.

Monday, January 11th from 3:00-10:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour and Pizza Special at Darkness Brewing: $4 and $5 (normally $5 and $6) on all Darkness draft beers; starting at 5:00 pm, $10 for any 12″ specialty pizza from Newport Pizza Company delivered for free right to your seat.

Wednesday, January 13th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Humble Hounds at Humble Monk Brewing: A weekly canine week-up with Cincinnati Animal Care to find permanent homes for rescues introduced each Wednesday. Bring your own pup or find out how you can foster a rescue. Pet items like treats and toys can be donated in the taproom collection box. $1 of every draft pint consumed at Humble Monk on Humble Hounds night is donated to Cincinnati Animal Care.

Thursday, January 14th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Beer-It-Forward Thursday at Dead Low Brewing: Pre-purchase a pint or growler for a future guest who is active military or a veteran or who is a first responder, healthcare worker, teacher, or service industry worker.

Friday, January 15th – Astra Blue Snow Cone Seltzer draft release at March First Brewing: This event was delayed from last week.

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: Jan. 4 – 10, 2021

A quick reminder: To be included on our This Week in Beer listing, the event must be beer-focused. For example, a yoga session that just happens to be held in the brewery is not beer-focused. But a yoga session bundled with a pint of beer at a brewery is beer-focused. Many locations are still doing trivia, live music, and the like so check out their websites for more information on those types of events.

While in the past, we only listed events here that are unique for this coming week in beer, we will be listing weekly or monthly events until further notice. Also, remember to check hours before heading out. Many locations are taking days (or even the month) off after the holidays.

Monday, January 4th from 3:00-10:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour and Pizza Special at Darkness Brewing: $4 and $5 (normally $5 and $6) on all Darkness draft beers; starting at 5:00 pm, $10 for any 12″ specialty pizza from Newport Pizza Company delivered for free right to your seat.

New Tuesday, January 5th – Peanut Butter Amber draft release at March First Brewing

Wednesday, January 5th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Humble Hounds at Humble Monk Brewing: A weekly canine week-up with Cincinnati Animal Care to find permanent homes for rescues introduced each Wednesday. Bring your own pup or find out how you can foster a rescue. Pet items like treats and toys can be donated in the taproom collection box. $1 of every draft pint consumed at Humble Monk on Humble Hounds night is donated to Cincinnati Animal Care.

Thursday, January 7th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Beer-It-Forward Thursday at Dead Low Brewing: Pre-purchase a pint or growler for a future guest who is active military or a veteran or who is a first responder, healthcare worker, teacher, or service industry worker.

New Friday, January 8th – Astra Blue Snow Cone Seltzer draft release at March First Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

An Afternoon with the Beer Barons

From Facebook:

The Spring Grove Heritage Foundation will host the 4th Annual ‘An Afternoon with the Beer Barons’ event from 4P to 7P. Participating brewers will provide samples of their most popular and unique beers.

Food will be provided by The Delish Dish. This event will be held outdoors in the scenic Rose Garden just inside the main entrance of the cemetery. The event will be salute to the rich history of beer in Cincinnati as many of the founding Beer Barons are buried here at Spring Grove. Our Heritage Foundation docents have done extensive research on these famous families and will share their vast knowledge as our guests join the docents on air conditioned motor coach tours of the cemetery throughout the event.

The following brewers are participating this year:

Braxton Brewing

Brink Brewing

Christian Moerlein

Fibonacci Brewing

Fifty West Brewing

MadTree Brewing

March First Brewing

Mt. Carmel Brewing

Paradise Brewery & Taproom

Rivertown Brewing

Streetside Brewery

Taft’s Ale House

Toxic Brewing

Urban Artifact

Pre-Registration is available through Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-with-the-beer-barons-tickets-32479150012

This is a 21 and over event and will be strictly enforced. The cost for the afternoon is $40 per person and reservations are necessary.

March First Brewing Tasting

From Facebook:

March First Brewing is coming out here from Blue Ash to come hang out with us and showcase their new brewery’s options. We will have 5 beers from March First that will all be available on the shelf for purchase. We will have a few representatives from the brewery to hang out and talk about their new space.