This Week in Beer: November 12 – 18, 2012

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, Nov. 12th – Mt. Carmel Tasting at Crazy Fox

Monday, Nov. 12th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, Nov. 12th at 6:30 pm – Murphin Ridge Inn Beer Dinner at The Party Source
From the Party Source web site:

Drive the Appalachian Highway until it yields to the Amish country back roads of Adams County, and you will find Murphin Ridge Inn at the end of a country lane. Situated on 142 acres at the edge of the Appalachian foothills, the Inn’s natural surroundings are tranquil and inspiring. Tonight, Chef Brad Robertson’s brings his talent- and passion for beer- to EQ. Sit back, relax, and have a taste of Murphin Ridge Inn.
Reception: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Sweet Potato and Chili Bisque w/ Orange Pecan Gremolata and Herb Oil paired w/ Del Ducato Imperial Stout brewed w/ chili peppers & Omnipollo Pale Ale
Braised Turkey with Shaved Sprouts and Apple-Rye Bread Pudding paired w/ Mikkeller Ris A La M’ale & Quaff Bros. Brown Chicken Brown Cow
Amaretto Cheesecake with Sweet Spiced Pepitas and Maple Caramel paired w/ Kasteel Rouge (served warm!)

Tuesday, Nov. 13th – Cellar Dweller Brewery Night at Arthur’s Café

Tuesday, Nov. 13th – Beer Dinner at the Florence Izzy’s
Beers will include Bell’s Winter White, Great Lakes Christmas and Left Hand’s Milk Stout. Along with the beers, you get appetizer, dinner and dessert for $25.00.

Tuesday, Nov. 13th – Laid back Upland Brewery Wheat sampling at Buckhead Mountain Grill

Tuesday, Nov. 13th – 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 – Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 5:00 to ??? – Beer Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
Pouring eight beers including Buckeye, Bell’s, Fat Head’s, Anderson Valley, New Holland and Dogfish Head.

UPDATE – Wednesday, Nov. 14th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Sierra Nevada.

UPDATE – Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week’s beer is Duvel Single.

Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 7:00 pm – Hudepohl Classic Porter tapping at Mayberry
Live music and specially paired dishes from Chef Josh Campbell

UPDATE – Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Festival of Rarities at UC’s Catskeller

Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Winter Tartan Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery
From Facebook:

With the holiday season right around the corner, the Rock Bottom family is reminded of our many reasons to be thankful. We truly cherish being able to be a fixture in the downtown landscape. Even after 16 years, we are still able to provide our neighbors and friends with made from scratch food and hometown beer. While we frequently hold charity fundraisers at our tapping parties, we decided to switch it up a little bit with the tapping of our Winter Tartan beer on November 15th. In honor of this event, Rock Bottom Cincinnati will be donating $2000 to the Matthew 25: Ministries, which has provided humanitarian aid and disaster relief since 1991. This money is being earmarked to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and local food banks here in Cincinnati, in the name of the extended family of the Rock Bottom Mug Club.
Please join us on Thursday to celebrate another great chapter in Rock Bottom brewing history- the tapping of our new Winter Tartan, a traditional Scottish Ale with a smooth, malty flavor and a hint of vanilla. There will be a DJ, passed appetizers, and a food drive to benefit our community and beyond. For every item donated, you will receive a free raffle ticket to put into the drawing for one of several amazing prizes.
Immediate need items:
Canned (Pull Top) and Non-perishable Food, Bottled Water, Personal Care Products, Cleaning Supplies, First Aid Supplies, Paper Products, Baby and Infant Supplies, Blankets and Tarps
We hope to see you on Thursday, November 15th, from 6-9pm. For further information about the good work done by the Matthew 25: Ministries, please refer to their website:

Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6:00-9:00 pm – First Ever Beer Geek Night at Market Wines
This special tasting will feature a variety of specialty small production, cellar-aged and no-longer-in-production craft and imported beers. They will also have appetizers to go with the beers. Cost is $30 per person. Tickets may be purchased either by phone (513-744-9888) with a credit card or in person.

Thursday, Nov. 15th – Laid back Palm Brewery sampling at Pachinko

Thursday, Nov. 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: Covington – TBA, Hyde Park – Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown, and Glendale – Sierra Nevada Celebration.

Friday, Nov. 16th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Leinenkugel Tasting at Blue Ash Golf Course

Friday, Nov. 16th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Leinenkugel Beer Dinner at Indian Creek Pub

UPDATE – Friday, Nov. 16th starting at 6:00 pm – Firkin Friday at Mt. Carmel Public House
Mt. Carmel will tap the first of two cask conditioned IPAs this Friday. The beer in these casks were wet-hopped with the Chinook hops harvested from the pillars of brewer Jared’s front porch. The tapping is at 6:00 PM and there will be live music from The Good Clark starting at 6:30 pm.

Friday, Nov. 16th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Nov. 16th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, Nov. 167th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines