Rare Beer Monday

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Join us at Braxton Labs on Rare Beer Monday when we’ll feature a new, unique and exciting brew on our Guest Tap list!

This week’s feature is:
Petrus 40/40/20
Brouwerij De Brabandere (Bavik)
Bavikhove, West-Vlaanderen Belgium

7.9% ABV – A small batch one-off that is (mostly) a 40 percent Aged Pale, 40 percent Aged Red, 20 percent Rood Bruin (Oud Bruin) blend.

Join us and let’s #LiftOneToLife!

This Week in Beer: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 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. With it being a holiday week, we’re expecting even more updates than usual.

Monday, November 25th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, November 25th – 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, November 25th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

UPDATE Monday, November 25th at 5:00 pm – Rummy Tapping at Listermann’s
Rummy is a complex Belgian ale aged in gin/rum barrels from Corsair Artisan Distillery.

Monday, November 25th from 6:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Beer Dinner at Firehouse Grill
Four courses paired with a 5 oz pour of four beers. Cost is $35 and includes tax and gratuity. Call 513-733-3473 for reservations.

Monday, November 25th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, November 26th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, November 26th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, November 26th – 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, November 26th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week’s beers are North Peak Majestic, 21st Amendment Fireside Chat, West Sixth Amber, Stone Enjoy By 12-13-13, Fat Head’s Holly Jolly and Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.

Wednesday, November 27th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, November 27th – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

Wednesday, November 27th – Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s
Every Wednesday is Wiede Wednesday at Pompilio’s in Newport with $3 Wiedemann pints all day.

Wednesday, November 27th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

UPDATE Wednesday, November 27th at 5:00 pm – Belgian Disco Night at Market Wines
Beers will include Vicaris Triple Gueuze, DeProef Citra Rye IPA, Foret Blanch and Petrus Aged Red. (Thanks to Bryon Martin for sending us this information.)

Wednesday, November 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTR
And sometimes, it’s a tapping! We’ll let you know which one it is this week as soon as we find out.

Wednesday, November 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, November 27th from 6:00 pm – Turkey Blue Saison (Blue Oven Collaboration) Release Party at Rhinegeist

The Brewer and the Baker have joined forces to brew a farmhouse style Saison, which we’ll be releasing at the brewery the night before Thanksgiving! Blue Oven Bakery grew and harvested Turkey Red organic wheat on their beautiful farm in Williamsburg. We then took the wheat and roasted on the coffee roaster downtown at tazza mía and threw it into the mash for our first Farmhouse Style Saison. Please join us the night before Thanksgiving where we’ll be launching Turkey Blue as well as selling Blue Oven’s first pretzels at the brewery – which we’ll then be selling from here on out. We’re very excited to share this beer with you in a celebrate of our local artisinal collaboration! We’ll have bands playing all night! Yee haw!

Wednesday, November 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm – Big Eddy Tap Takeover / Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers include IPA, Baltic Porter, Russian Imperial Stout and Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. The Leinenkugel gals will be handing out samples about 7:30 pm. It’s $6 keep the glass and then $5 refills.

UPDATE: Wednesday, November 27th from 7:00 to 1:00 am – Christian Moerlein Brewery
DJ Will Ross. Hudepohl Porter, Oktoberfest and Pils on draft and Hudepohl Amber Lager in 24oz. cans.

Thursday, November 28th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Friday, November 29th – $7 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Friday, November 29th MadTree Tap Takeover at The Mason Jar Pub (inside Whole Foods Mason)
Special pricing on MadTree drafts including Everything Went Black Black IPA with Rye, UnHappy Amber Imperial Amber Ale, Thundersnow Winter Warmer Ale, Axis Mundi Russian Imperial Stout and Experimental #1 Kolsch.

Friday, November 29th 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, November 29th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

UPDATE: Friday, November 29th from 4:00 to 9:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Brewery
Tapping Brambling Man OTR – OTR dry hopped with Bramling Cross, Cascade and Challenger hops. Music of Ricky Leighton and food from S&J Bakery.

Saturday, November 30th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Tastings and Growlers Report: July 5, 2013

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

Everything’s d’ Vine – No tasting this week due to the holiday weekend

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Moerlein Lager House – Hop Shop Cask Tapping at 6:00 pm: This time, it’s OTR dry hopped w/ Target Hops: an English hop with herbal and earthy overtones.

Party Town – Friday Night Flights features six to eight beers each week. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This week’s beers are TBA. At 5:30 pm, the featured drafts by the glass will be your choice of an 8 oz. pour of Dogfish Head 120 minute (no glassware) or a pint of Stone Ruin 10 (comes with a pint glass to keep). Both will be only $5.00

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of June 19th) have Seven Hefeweizen, The Elixir Extra Special Bitter, Northern Liberties IPA, OTR Ale, Helles Golden Lager and Exposition Vienna Lager. $7 for Growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing (as of April 4th) have Lateral Oatmeal Sweet Stout, Triple Digit Aftermath, Triple Digit Gravitator, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Jungle Honey, Leopold Belgian Blonde, Triple Digit Chickow!, Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter, Pre-Prohibition Lager and a brand new beer: Serpentine Wheat. New growlers are $3.

MadTree Brewing (as of June 27th) has PsycHOPathy ($10), Happy Amber ($10), Gnarly Brown ($10), Pleasant Wheat ($10), Wheat Eater ($10), Axis Mundi ($15), Flight of Simcoe ($10) and Identity Crisis ($12.50 – currently out, but back soon). New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers.

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of April 26th) has Ardennes Belgian Quad, Amber, Blonde, Nut Brown, IPA, Stout, Summer Wheat and Dewey’s Scotsman Ale. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Ardennes Belgian Quad. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler.

Rhinegeist Brewery (as of June 28th) has Cougar Gold ($6 for 32 oz, $10 for 64 oz), Truth West Coast IPA ($8 for 32 oz, $12 for 64 oz), Uncle British Mild ($6 for 32 oz, $10 for 64 oz) & Spikelet Hoppy Wheat ($6 for 32 oz, $10 for 64 oz). Pricing is for refills. New growlers are $5 for either the 32 or 64 oz.

Rivertown Brewing (as of June 15th) has Embree’s Northern Dark, Helles, Dunkel, Blueberry, Roebling, Unit 6, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Jenneke and Lil’ Sipa. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra. Sour Cherry Porter Bottles are $13.99 plus tax (limited two).

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of April 4th) has Alternate Route, Armadillo Crossing, Coast to Coast, Coffee Please, Gaddy’s Irish Red, Interstate Ryeway, Main Street Amber, Robinson’s Circus, Shifting Gears, Speedbump Kolsch and Thirty-37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of April 26th) has the following beers available for growler fills: Exposition, Friend of the Irishman Stout, Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Porter, Saengerfest and Seven Hefeweizen. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $7 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

Adriatico’s now does growler fills. An empty growler is $5 and it sounds like they only fill their own. Pricing varies by beer. Unfortunately, we do not have a current draft beer listing for them, but a representative listing is available on their Facebook menu page.

Buckhead Mountain Grill does growler fills. As of April 18th, they had Falls City, West Sixth IPA, Upland Wheat, Angry Orchard Crisp, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, Mt. Carmel Amber, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Third Shift Amber Lager, Bell’s Oberon, Franziskaner Hefe, Guinness, Stella Artois, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale, Miller Lite and Bud Light. The cost is $16 for a “fill of any craft or import beer offered in a 16oz serving size” (add $5 for a new Buckhead growler).

Flipdaddy’s (both locations) also does growler fills. We’re still tracking down more information on their program.

Incline Public House has growlers available for all 12 of their beers on tap. Growlers are $5 and fills are 3 times pint price that are currently $5, $6 and $7.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of April 19th) had Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock, Flying Dog Wildman, Green Flash Le Freak, Weihenstephaner, Bell’s Oberon, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Plums, Great Lakes Ohio Stout and Hudy Bock.

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of April 19th) had Blue Moon Juniper Ale, Anderson Valley Bourbon, Cincy Beer Week Porter, Hudy Bock, Left Hand Scrimsaw, Bell’s Smitten, Dark Horse Amber and Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of July 1st) has Uinta Summer ($9.99), Revolution/Firestone Walker Dos Osos IPA ($15.99), Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA ($13.99), 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon ($9.99), Full Pint Night of The Living Stout ($12.99), Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA ($16.99), Cismontane Black’s Dawn Imperial Stout ($13.99) and MadTree Pleasant Wheat ($9.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of June 20th) has Upland Campside ($6.99), Sixpoint Apollo ($7.99), Southern Tier IPA ($7.99), Rivertown Fat Happy Monk ($14.99), Founders Double Trouble ($13.99), Sierra Nevada Blonde Ale ($12.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($11.99), New Holland Michigan Hatter ($11.99), Leinenkugel Big Eddy Imperial IPA ($11.99), Left Hand Ambidextrous ($16.99), Ommegang Flour De Houblon ($8.99), Apocalypse Fallout Dust ($7.99), Brooklyn Blast ($9.99), Goose Island Summer ($10.99), Oskar Blues Oskar de Grouch ($16.99), Estaminet Belgian Pilsner ($6.99), Schlafly Imperial Bourbon Barrel ($9.99), Arcadia 16th Anniversary ($12.99), Stone Imperial Espresso Stout ($16.99), Sam Adams Porch Rocker ($8.99), Atwater Voodoo Vator ($11.99), Rogue Dead Guy Ale ($8.99), Blank Slate Lesser Paths IPA ($9.99) and Crispin Original Cider ($10.99). Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of Feb. 21st) has Bell’s Smitten, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Uinta Hop Notch IPA, Yuengling Bock, Kona Koko Brown, Kona Longboard Island Lager, Goose Island 312, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Sugar Plums, Rivertown Bock, 21st Amendment Sneak Attack and Mt. Carmel Springtime Ale. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they are now filling non-Jungle Jim’s growlers back to only filling their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield (as of May 23rd) has Rivertown Blueberry ($8.00), Uinta Hop Notch ($8.00), Samuel Adams Double Agent ($9.00), Great Lakes Erie Monster ($9.00), Leinenkugel Summer Shandy ($9.00), Bell’s Oberon ($9.00), Kona Longboard ($11.00), Lost Coast Tangerine ($11.00), Ommegang Fleur de Houblon ($11.00), MadTree Identity Crisis ($13.00), Ballast Point Sculpin IPA ($13.00), Kentucky Ale Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13.00), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($13.00), Thirsty Dog Citra Dog ($13.00) and Southern Tier Compass ($16.00). [Thanks to Ben Damon for this update.]

Liquor Cabinet (as of July 5th) has New Holland Monkey King, Schlafly Milk Chocolate Stout, Bell’s Oberon, Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout, Schlafly Maibock, Left Hand Good JuJu, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and Great Lakes White Ale.

Market Wines (as of June 28th) has Ballast Point Sculpin IPA ($5.00/glass $16.00/growler), Southern Tier Plum Noir Imperial Porter ($6.00/glass $18.00/growler), Brew Kettle Imperial Red Eye PA ($5.00/glass $15.00/growler), Epic Brainless on Raspberries ($6.00/glass $18.00/ growler), MadTree Gnarly Brown ($5.00/glass $15.00/growler) and North Peak Nomad Cider ($6.00/glass $18.00/growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue has Bell’s Oberon ($10.99), Woodchuck Cider and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($11.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue has La Trappe Witte ($18.99), Quaff Bros. Savage Blank ($14.99), Dogfish Head Positive Contact ($25.99), Abita Mayhawk ($10.99), Against the Grain Golden Sower ($12.99), Against the Grain Galangal Action ($12.99), Stone Ruination IPA ($19.99), Southern Tier Plum Noir ($16.99), Sixpoint Spice of Life (Pacifica) ($10.99) and Blank Slate Shroomious ($12.99). All prices are for a 64 oz. refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

Party Town in Florence (as of July 5th) has Abita Purple Haze Raspberry Wheat ($7.99), Bell’s Two Hearted Ale ($9.99), Breckenridge Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter ($10.99), Cider Boys Raspberry Smash ($6.99), Dogfish Head Positive Contact Cider ($22.99), Against The Grain Sofa King ($7.99), Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger Rye India Pale Ale ($6.99), Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy ($6.99), Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy IPA ($10.99), Oskar Blue’s/Ska Brewing Oskar Da G’Rauch Smoke IPA ($19.99), Petrus Aged Red Ale ($22.99), Rivertown Blueberry Lager ($7.99), Rivertown Fat Happy Monk Belgian Strong Ale ($20.99), Sixpoint Harbinger Saison ($8.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($16.99), Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout ($16.99), Southern Tier Plum Noire Porter ($15.99) and
Upland Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA ($9.99). 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.

Remke Hyde Park (as of Feb. 20th) has Blank Slate Shroominous, Blank Slate The Lesser Path, Blank Slate Movin’ On, Blank Slate Out and About and Red Hook Audible.

Remke Skytop (as of April 26th) has Blue Moon Brewing Co Pine in the Neck, Blank Slate Movin On, Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler, Redd’s Apple Ale and Triple Digit Chickow.

United Liquor in Florence (as of May 20th) has Three Floyds Pride and Joy, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Bell’s Oberon, Big Eddy Imperial Stout, Dogfish 60 Minute and Three Floyds Robert the Bruce.

Valley Wine & Spirits (as of May 6th) has Oskar Blues Old Chub, Widmer Hopside Down, Southern Tier 2x Steam, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Sam Adams Grumpy Monk, Bell’s Oberon, Red Hook ESB, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Ky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of June 26th) are Left Hand St. Vrain Triple Ale, Uinta Sea Legs Baltic Porter, Full Pint Tri-P.A., MadTree Pleasant Wheat, North Peak Vicious and Epic Brainless Raspberries Belgian Style Ale. 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 to Ed Paff for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of May 28th) are Upland Dragonfly IPA ($4.00 pint, $7.00 32 oz., $13.00 64 oz.), Left Hand Good Juju Ginger Ale ($4.00 pint, $7.00 32 oz., $13.00 64 oz.), Southern Tier Compass Belgian Style Ale with Rose Hips ($4.99 pint, $8.00 32 oz., $12.00 64 oz.), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($4.50 pint, $8.00 32 oz., $16.00 64 oz.), Boulder Mojo Rising Imperial IPA ($5.50 pint, $10.00 32 oz., $18.00 64 oz.) and Goose Island Sofie ($5 pint , $9.00 32 oz., $15.00 64 oz.). For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks to Ben Damon for this update.]

Tastings and Growlers Report: June 28, 2013

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

Art of Entertaining – MadTree beer tasting Saturday, June 29th from 4:00 – 7:30 pm. Cost is $25.00 per person and includes two beer tokens, “Pub Gastronomy” and live music. You can purchase tickets at https://www.cincyartofentertaining.com//class-calendar.php

Everything’s d’ Vine – They recently reduced their tasting prices to $10 on their regular Friday night beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. The tasting is at 5:30 pm each week. This week’s beers (6/28) are Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, Anchor Liberty Ale, Anchor California Lager, Elevator Mogabi Hoppy Wheat Ale and Great Lakes Erie Monster.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Party Town – Friday Night Flights features six to eight beers each week. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This week’s beers are from Founders Brewing. Rubaeus will be available for pint pours at 5:30 pm and you keep the glass. Bolt Cutter is also available for 8 oz. pours. Both beers cost $5.

GROWLERS AT BREWERIES

Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of June 19th) have Seven Hefeweizen, The Elixir Extra Special Bitter, Northern Liberties IPA, OTR Ale, Helles Golden Lager and Exposition Vienna Lager. $7 for Growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing (as of April 4th) have Lateral Oatmeal Sweet Stout, Triple Digit Aftermath, Triple Digit Gravitator, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Jungle Honey, Leopold Belgian Blonde, Triple Digit Chickow!, Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter, Pre-Prohibition Lager and a brand new beer: Serpentine Wheat. New growlers are $3.

MadTree Brewing (as of June 27th) has PsycHOPathy ($10), Happy Amber ($10), Gnarly Brown ($10), Pleasant Wheat ($10), Wheat Eater ($10), Axis Mundi ($15), Flight of Simcoe ($10) and Identity Crisis ($12.50 – currently out, but back soon). New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers.

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of April 26th) has Ardennes Belgian Quad, Amber, Blonde, Nut Brown, IPA, Stout, Summer Wheat and Dewey’s Scotsman Ale. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Ardennes Belgian Quad. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler.

Rivertown Brewing (as of June 15th) has Embree’s Northern Dark, Helles, Dunkel, Blueberry, Roebling, Unit 6, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Jenneke and Lil’ Sipa. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra. Sour Cherry Porter Bottles are $13.99 plus tax (limited two).

GROWLERS AT BREW PUBS

Fifty West Brewing (as of April 4th) has Alternate Route, Armadillo Crossing, Coast to Coast, Coffee Please, Gaddy’s Irish Red, Interstate Ryeway, Main Street Amber, Robinson’s Circus, Shifting Gears, Speedbump Kolsch and Thirty-37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of April 26th) has the following beers available for growler fills: Exposition, Friend of the Irishman Stout, Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Porter, Saengerfest and Seven Hefeweizen. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $7 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.

GROWLERS AT RESTAURANTS

Adriatico’s now does growler fills. An empty growler is $5 and it sounds like they only fill their own. Pricing varies by beer. Unfortunately, we do not have a current draft beer listing for them, but a representative listing is available on their Facebook menu page.

Buckhead Mountain Grill does growler fills. As of April 18th, they had Falls City, West Sixth IPA, Upland Wheat, Angry Orchard Crisp, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, Mt. Carmel Amber, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Third Shift Amber Lager, Bell’s Oberon, Franziskaner Hefe, Guinness, Stella Artois, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale, Miller Lite and Bud Light. The cost is $16 for a “fill of any craft or import beer offered in a 16oz serving size” (add $5 for a new Buckhead growler).

Flipdaddy’s (both locations) also does growler fills. We’re still tracking down more information on their program.

Incline Public House has growlers available for all 12 of their beers on tap. Growlers are $5 and fills are 3 times pint price that are currently $5, $6 and $7.

GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of April 19th) had Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock, Flying Dog Wildman, Green Flash Le Freak, Weihenstephaner, Bell’s Oberon, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Plums, Great Lakes Ohio Stout and Hudy Bock.

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of April 19th) had Blue Moon Juniper Ale, Anderson Valley Bourbon, Cincy Beer Week Porter, Hudy Bock, Left Hand Scrimsaw, Bell’s Smitten, Dark Horse Amber and Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock.

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of May 26th) Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat ($8.99), Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA ($13.99), Founders Double Trouble ($15.99), Tröegs Sunshine Pils ($10.99), Full Pint Night of The Living Stout ($12.99), Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA ($16.99), Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ($9.99) and 21st Amendment Imperial Jack Imperial ESB ($11.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of June 20th) has Upland Campside ($6.99), Sixpoint Apollo ($7.99), Southern Tier IPA ($7.99), Rivertown Fat Happy Monk ($14.99), Founders Double Trouble ($13.99), Sierra Nevada Blonde Ale ($12.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($11.99), New Holland Michigan Hatter ($11.99), Leinenkugel Big Eddy Imperial IPA ($11.99), Left Hand Ambidextrous ($16.99), Ommegang Flour De Houblon ($8.99), Apocalypse Fallout Dust ($7.99), Brooklyn Blast ($9.99), Goose Island Summer ($10.99), Oskar Blues Oskar de Grouch ($16.99), Estaminet Belgian Pilsner ($6.99), Schlafly Imperial Bourbon Barrel ($9.99), Arcadia 16th Anniversary ($12.99), Stone Imperial Espresso Stout ($16.99), Sam Adams Porch Rocker ($8.99), Atwater Voodoo Vator ($11.99), Rogue Dead Guy Ale ($8.99), Blank Slate Lesser Paths IPA ($9.99) and Crispin Original Cider ($10.99). Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of Feb. 21st) has Bell’s Smitten, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Uinta Hop Notch IPA, Yuengling Bock, Kona Koko Brown, Kona Longboard Island Lager, Goose Island 312, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad with Sugar Plums, Rivertown Bock, 21st Amendment Sneak Attack and Mt. Carmel Springtime Ale. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they are now filling non-Jungle Jim’s growlers back to only filling their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield (as of May 23rd) has Rivertown Blueberry ($8.00), Uinta Hop Notch ($8.00), Samuel Adams Double Agent ($9.00), Great Lakes Erie Monster ($9.00), Leinenkugel Summer Shandy ($9.00), Bell’s Oberon ($9.00), Kona Longboard ($11.00), Lost Coast Tangerine ($11.00), Ommegang Fleur de Houblon ($11.00), MadTree Identity Crisis ($13.00), Ballast Point Sculpin IPA ($13.00), Kentucky Ale Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13.00), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($13.00), Thirsty Dog Citra Dog ($13.00) and Southern Tier Compass ($16.00). [Thanks to Ben Damon for this update.]

Liquor Cabinet (as of June 27th) has New Holland Monkey King, Avita Wheat, Bells Oberon, Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout, Schlafly Maibock, West Sixth IPA, Left Hand Good JuJu and Great Lakes White Ale.

Market Wines (as of June 14th) has Victory Prima Pils ($4.00/glass $14.00/growler), Brew Kettle Coffee Porter ($5.00/glass $15.00/growler), Uinta Hopnotch IPA ($4.00/glass $12.00/growler), Avery 20th Anniversary DIPA ($6.00/glass $18.00/ growler), Madtree Happy Amber ($5.00/glass $15.00/growler) and Dogfish Head Festina Peche ($5.00/glass $15.00/growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue has Bell’s Oberon ($10.99), Woodchuck Cider and Lexington Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($11.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue has La Trappe Witte ($18.99), Quaff Bros. Savage Blank ($14.99), Ska / Oskar Blues Oskar the G’rauch ($18.99), Abita Mayhawk ($10.99), Against the Grain Golden Sower ($12.99), Against the Grain Galangal Action ($12.99), West Sixth IPA ($12.99), Rivertown Fat Happy Monk ($16.99), Sixpoint Spice of Life (Pacifica) ($10.99) and Blank Slate Shroomious ($12.99). All prices are for a 64 oz. refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.

Party Town in Florence (as of June 27th) has Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow Imperial IPA ($19.99), Abita Purple Haze raspberry wheat ($7.99), Bell’s Le Pianiste Bier de Garde ($7.99), Breckenridge Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter ($10.99), Cider Boys 1st Press cider ($6.99), Dogfish Head Positive Contact cider ($22.99), Founders Red Rye Pale Ale ($10.99), Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale ($7.99), Heavy Seas Brandy Barrel aged Holy Sheet Abby Ale ($21.99), Oskar Blues/Ska Brewing Oskar Da G’rauch Rauch IPA ($19.99), Petrus Aged Red Ale ($22.99), Rivertown Blueberry Lager ($7.99), Sierra Nevada Hoptimum ($11.99), Sixpoint Harbinger Saison ($8.99), Southern Tier Harvest Ale ($10.99), Southern Tier Hop Sun Wheat Ale ($9.99), Stone Espresso Russian Imperial Stout ($11.99) and Upland Komodo Dragonfly ($9.99). 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.

Remke Hyde Park (as of Feb. 20th) has Blank Slate Shroominous, Blank Slate The Lesser Path, Blank Slate Movin’ On, Blank Slate Out and About and Red Hook Audible.

Remke Skytop (as of April 26th) has Blue Moon Brewing Co Pine in the Neck, Blank Slate Movin On, Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler, Redd’s Apple Ale and Triple Digit Chickow.

United Liquor in Florence (as of May 20th) has Three Floyds Pride and Joy, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Bell’s Oberon, Big Eddy Imperial Stout, Dogfish 60 Minute and Three Floyds Robert the Bruce.

Valley Wine & Spirits (as of May 6th) has Oskar Blues Old Chub, Widmer Hopside Down, Southern Tier 2x Steam, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Sam Adams Grumpy Monk, Bell’s Oberon, Red Hook ESB, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Ky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of June 26th) are Left Hand St. Vrain Triple Ale, Uinta Sea Legs Baltic Porter, Full Pint Tri-P.A., MadTree Pleasant Wheat, North Peak Vicious and Epic Brainless Raspberries Belgian Style Ale. 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 to Ed Paff for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of May 28th) are Upland Dragonfly IPA ($4.00 pint, $7.00 32 oz., $13.00 64 oz.), Left Hand Good Juju Ginger Ale ($4.00 pint, $7.00 32 oz., $13.00 64 oz.), Southern Tier Compass Belgian Style Ale with Rose Hips ($4.99 pint, $8.00 32 oz., $12.00 64 oz.), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($4.50 pint, $8.00 32 oz., $16.00 64 oz.), Boulder Mojo Rising Imperial IPA ($5.50 pint, $10.00 32 oz., $18.00 64 oz.) and Goose Island Sofie ($5 pint , $9.00 32 oz., $15.00 64 oz.). For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks to Ben Damon for this update.]

I Believe in Better Beer

This Week in Beer: May 2 – 8, 2011

Monday, May 2nd from 5:30 to 10:00 pm – Half Price Draft Night at The Bistro

Tuesday, May 3rd – Tuesday Night Beer Tasting at Market Wines
Five beers to taste for $5. Brats from Kroeger & Son’s available for sale to go with your beer.

Wednesday, May 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Half Off Draft at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, May 4th at 5:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Catskeller (UC)

Thursday, May 5th at 4:00-10:00 pm – Belgium comes to the Comet
From Facebook:

Come out and meet the famous Pete Larson of Global Beer Importers. We will have a broad selections of beers to meet everyone’s tastes- from a belgian white ale to sour ale for the more adventurous.
Draft Selections: Gulden Draak, Augustjin Grand Cru, Wittekerke
Bottle Selections: Petrus Aged Pale, Petrus Oude Bruin, Monks Cafe (flemish red)
This is a much better way to spend 05.05.11 than drinking a beer with a lime in it.

Thursday, May 5th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (Covington) Thursdays
This week, it’s Boulder Hazed and Confused.

Thursday, May 5th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, May 6th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Flowing Fridays Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Covington and Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

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

Saturday, May 7th – Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas

Saturday, May 7th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

First Ever Beer Dinner at Virgils Cafe – Tomorrow night!

Virgils Cafe will be hosting their first ever beer dinner tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. The cost is $40 per person and, as of this morning, they only have six spaces left. Depending on how tomorrow night’s beer dinner goes, they hope to do one each month much like their wine dinners. We’re already in talks about a possible Hoperatives/Virgils beer dinner some time soon. Call 859-491-3287 for reservations. Virgils is located at 710 Fairfield Ave. in Bellevue, KY.

Menu

Sammy Smiths Winter Welcome
Drink and enjoy!

Hopus Belgian Ale
Arugula, Egg, and Oregon White Truffle

Preserved lemon oil.

Napa Smith IPA
Baked Tomme

with Puff pastry, Kenny’s Farmhouse Tomme de Nenna, apple butter, walnuts

Petrus Aged Pale
Scallop

Citrus crostini, black pepper, caper crème fraische, seared tomato, and anchovy

New Holland Charkoota Rye
Pork Short Rib

Apple and Cabbage Kraut, Toasted Fennel Seed

Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale
Cream Puff

Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream, Caramelized Pineapple