This Week in Beer: April 10 – 16, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Most events for the weekend will be on our Friday Tastings and Tappings Report post.

Wednesday, April 12th at 5:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball BLOWOUT at Dickmann’s
Beers include Prodigal Son, Home Alone, Trisour Hops, Brahmfest, Det Lager, Daltons Kriek, and K-Hole.

Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm – Dark Horse Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $60 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Seating is limited. Make reservations in advance by registering at http://bit.ly/2nvfFJe.
BEER RECEPTION: Dark Horse Brewing Raspberry Ale and Moerlein Lager House Mango Hefe.
FIRST COURSE: Dark Horse Rain in Blood Orange Pale Ale paired with Brie “en carozza”, Jalapeno and Orange Marmalade, Smoked Honey
SECOND COURSE: Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale paired with Aleppo Crusted Ahi Tuna, Plantain Chips, Tropical Salsa, Agave Nectar, Hibiscus
THIRD COURSE: Dark Horse Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout paired with Pork and Lemongrass Dumpling, Young Coconut Broth, Crispy Vermicelli Noodles, Ponzu
FOURTH COURSE: Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale paired with Lamb Meatloaf, Blue Cheese, Haricot Vert, Wee Heavy Ketchup
DESSERT: Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale paired with Nutella Milkshake, Hazelnut Praline

Thursday, April 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Prairie Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Bomb!, Funky Gold Citra, Standard, Pe-Kan, and Vous Francais.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Epic Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Big Bad Baptist, Brainless on Cherries, Elder Brett, Tart N’ Juicy, and Los Locos.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Special Tapping at Sammy’s Craft Burgers and Beers
Beers include Trotwood Lager, Gamma Bomb IPA, Exp Lemondrop Pale Ale (Rare), and Night Velvet Belgium Strong Ale with Plums (Rare).

Thursday, April 13th 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 – MadTree Rounding Third, Glendale – Deschutes Fresh Squeeze IPA and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Juicy Truth.

Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm – Braxton & Rhinegeist Battle of the Escape Room Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: December 19 – 25, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer.

Due to the holiday weekend, there will not be a Tastings and Tappings post this Friday or next Friday.

Monday, Dec. 19th at 5:00 pm – Twelve Beers of Christmas at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Today’s beer is Prairie Xmas Bomb!

Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 6:00 pm – Candy Cane Lambic & Ugly Sweater Party at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 21st at 4:00 pm – The Darkest Day of the Year with Ballast Point at the Lackman
The Lackman will have the following Victory at Sea varieties: Original, Peppermint, Coconut, Peanut Butter Cup, and Nitro.

Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 10:00 am – 2016 Cincinnatus Bottle Release at Listermann Brewing
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 22nd 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 – Braxton Snow Shovel, Glendale – Rhinegeist Dad and Hyde Park – Bell’s Christmas.

Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Celebration of Thirst with Rhinegeist at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beer list includes Asterix, Koala, Dry Hopped Dad, Penguin, and one more surprise.

Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas!

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This Week in Beer: May 30 – June 5, 2016

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Monday, May 30th at 12:00 noon – Special Monday Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Maine Lunch, Maine King Titus, Maine/Heavy Seas Collaboration Partnership, Heavy Seas Siren Noir, Heavy Seas Cutlass Supreme and they will also be releasing the two most recent Hoof Hearted cans at noon also.

Monday, May 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie Birthday Bomb. The cost is $7 For a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, June 1st at 12:00 noon – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $7 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, June 1st at 4:00 pm – MadTree and Watershed Distillery Tasting Featuring Joon at The Works (Loveland)

Wednesday, June 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Uinta Cucumber Farmhouse aged in Gin Barrels Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $5 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Thursday, June 2nd at 5:00-10:00 pm – Alpine Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Duet, Nelson, Hoppy Birthday and Hot Box.

Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Quaff Bros. Space Taxi, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot, Thirsty Dog BA Wulver and Stone Xocoveza Charred
Burger: Marsala Burger
Music: Hayden and Kaye

Thursday, June 2nd 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, June 2nd at 7:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th – Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.valleyvineyards.com/events.html

Saturday, June 4th from 2:00-9:00 pm – 1st Annual Beach Bash Craft Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.thebeachwaterpark.com/?event=1st-annual-beach-bash-craft-beer-festival

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This Week in Beer: Dec. 7 – 13, 2015

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, Dec. 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie Xmas Bomb! Cost is $10 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Dec. 7th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
For December, it’s a sneak peek of the BREW 100: Curve Ball Black IPA that was designed by the night class section of Carla’s Introduction to Craft Beer class at Cincinnati State and benefits United Way of America. Former Reds pitching great Tom Browning will be on hand too. (The official tapping benefiting Brewing Science Education at Cincinnati State is listed below.)

Monday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 pm – Hudepohl Pure Lager Pint Night at the Crazy Fox Saloon

Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Dec. 9th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Goodwood Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Brandy Barrel Honey Ale (on draft), Louisville Lager, Walnut Brown Ale, Goodwood Pale Ale and Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – Moerlein / Hudepohl Pint Night and Trivia at Skyline Tavern

Thursday, Dec. 10th at 4:00 pm – Cannonball 6 at Fifty West
$20 gets you 6 staff brewed beers + 6 staff designed foods.

UPDATE Wednesday, Dec. 9th Thursday, Dec. 10th at 5:00 pm – Tapping BREW 100: Sweater Weather at Rhinegeist
The afternoon section of Carla’s Introduction to Craft Beer class at Cincinnati State came up with this dessert beer which also goes by the name BREW 100: Gramma’s Cookies or just Gramma. It’s an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie stout and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!

Thursday, Dec. 10th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s Rhinegeist.

Thursday, Dec. 10th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Tapping at Hebron Brew Haus
Free glassware while it lasts.

Friday, Dec. 11th at 4:00-7:00 pm – Stone and Sierra Nevada Collaboration Tapping at The Lackman
From Facebook: “Doors open at 3 PM. Enjoy 1/2 off drafts from 3-4 PM! On tap: 1 special Stone/Sierra Nevada collaboration brew, Stone Vertical Epic 08-08-08, Stone Hifi – Lofi Mixtape, Sierra Pale, Sierra Celebration”

Friday, Dec. 11th at 4:00-7:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Tentative Beers are Porter (On Tap), 2X Mas, Old Man Winter Ale and another beer to be determined.

Friday, Dec. 11th at 6:00 pm – BREW 100: Curve Ball Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This official tapping of the BREW 100: Curve Ball Black IPA benefits Brewing Science Education at Cincinnati State. So order a pint or two and help expand the brewing science offerings at Cincinnati State! BREW 100: Curve Ball will also be available at the Moerlein Malt House starting Dec. 9th.

Friday, Dec. 11th at 8:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover and Pajamas Party at Midway Café
Six beers on tap including “a few rare ones”.

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Tastings and Tappings AND Festivals Report: August 28, 2015

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FESTIVALS

2015 Beer Wine and Food Festival – Friday, August 28th starting at 5:00 pm in Wyoming, OH (benefits The Cure Starts Now Foundation) – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

Germania Society Oktoberfest – Friday, August 28th-Sunday, August 30th – See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

MadTree Summer Bonanza – Saturday, August 29th from noon to 1:00 am. See their Facebook Event Page for more information.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. The beers for this week’s tasting (8/28) are Left Hand Oktoberfest, Great Divide Whitewater, Tröegs Perpetual IPA and Full Pint Night of the Living Stout.

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, they are pouring beers from GoodWood Brewing Co.

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week (8/28) from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s new beers and seasonals from Victory, Prairie, Rhinegeist and more. The draft by the glass will be Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout for $3.00. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Braxton Brewing – Firkin Friday tonight (8/28) at 5:00 pm – Blown Gasket Robust Porter infused with cocoa nibs from Maverick Chocolate and fresh oranges.

Christian Moerlein Malt House – Friday, August 28th starting at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal Double IPA Can Launch and Firkin Tapping – Special beers include Orange Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA, Blackberry Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA and Lemon-Lime (Jungle) Infused Bay of Bengal DIPA.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (8/28) is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping Bell’s Hopsolution. The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: April 17, 2015

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TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (4/17), it’s Crabbie’s Lemonade, Sixpoint Crisp, Boulevard Tank 7 and Dogfish Head Aprihop.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/17), it’s Southern Tier. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (4/17), it’s Samuel Adams. Pints are usually $3.

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 – For Friday Night Flights this week (4/17), the draft by the glass options will be Prairie Hop, Evil Twin/West Brook Mission Gose, Evil Twin Single Hop Simcoe Imperial IPA Molotov Cocktail and Against the Grain 70k Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout. The cost is $3 for a nine ounce pour. The tastings flight will include bottles from North Peak, Mikkeller, Stillwater and Moody Tongue. Cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (4/17) is Free Bacon Night. They are also tapping MadTree Galaxy High. Cost is $5 a snifter.

– For Saturday’s Randall Saturday, it’s La Trois Mousquetaires Gose infused with watermelon. The cost is $10 a snifter.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (4/20), it’s Founders KBS: “70 tickets will be given out a 5:00 pm just outside the tap room. Showing up before 5:00 pm does not guarantee you a glass of KBS. You must have a ticket in order to purchase a glass of KBS. There is a strict limit of one glass per person. If we have a crowd turnout of less than 70 people, the Ei8ht Ball Tap Room Team reserves the right to make the decision to offer a second glass, or taste of KBS.” The cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

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Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

FEATURED EVENT – Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Hoperatives Trivia at Christian Moerlein Malt House
We know you like beer, but do you like team trivia? Want to try a special beer themed team trivia competition? Join us at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House for Hoperatives Beer Trivia as well as a special keg tapping of a super hopped specialty release. Beer trivia starts promptly at 5:30 pm and will wrap up in time for the regular trivia at 8:00 pm. Come join us and win some prizes!

Thursday, February 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm – CANdemonium at the Growler House
Featuring cans from MadTree, Jackie O’s, Revolution and Sixpoint. Each can is $3.50.

Thursday, February 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Texas/Oklahoma Spotlight Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Featuring beers from Southern Star Brewing Company of Texas (Bombshell Blonde and Buried Hatchet Stout) plus Prairie Artisan Ales of Oklahoma (Prairie Standard and Funky Gold Amarillo). Samples are 25 cents each.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Kentucky Rye Barrel IPA Release Party at Firehouse Grill

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Chocolate and Beer Pairings at Igby’s
Deschutes Brewery ans Mavericks Chocolate Co. Beers on draft include Black Butte XXVI, The Abyss, Red Chair NWPA (Nitro) and Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Wings and Beer Pairing at Listermann Brewing
Two wings, tossed in four different sauces and paired with a different beer. Total of eight wings in four different sauces plus four samples of beer for $15. All ages allowed to attend, but only 21 and up can drink.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Old Firehouse Brewery Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale
Pints are $3.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Mt Carmel Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Pints are $3. Includes their Maple Dopplebock.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – From the Lab #003 Brett Saison Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree/Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers from MadTree include Vernal Beckoning, Funke Blue, Mo’Coe, Barrel Aged Gnarly Brown, Sprye and PsycHOPathy. Rhinegeist beers include Mastodon, Pandamonium, Alice, Powder and Truth.

Thursday, February 19th at 6:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beer Reception; First Course – Tarnished Golden Ale ABV paired with scallops, Mediterranean beet salad, peach salsa, tangerine lace; Second Course – Reintarnation Golden Ale paired with pate faux gras, fennel gelee, sour onion relish; Third Course – Red Drink Imperial Red Ale paired with petite BBQ, smoked cornish hen, baby kale, baby corn, couscous, macaroni and cheese; Fourth Course – 4Some Belgian Quad paired with cold smoked buffalo tenderloin, sweet potato risotto cake, pomegranate sauce, 4Some jelly, heirloom spinach; Dessert – Home Alone Milk Stout paired with hazelnut mousse, chocolate cup, almond milk chocolate sauce.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Three Floyd Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Lucky Dog Grille
Beers on draft include Zombie Dust, Gumball Head and Backmasking.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Blank Slate and Oskar Blues Cincy 3 Way Porter Tapping at Fogartys Irish Pub

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers include Lift, Black Tart, Psychopath and Rubus Cacao. They will also giving away glassware.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Rhinegeist Truth Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Grill Glendale

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00 pm-2:00 am – Rhinegeist Waimea Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Grill Hyde Park

Thursday, February 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday: Blending in the Night at Brentwood Spirits and Wine
Beers available for blending are Listermann Nutcase, Triple Digit Chickow!, Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown, MadTree Happy Amber and MadTree Gnarly Brown. Cincinnati Beer Week BlackTart will also be available.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:30-10:00 pm – Taste the Planets with Bell’s and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Bell’s Brewery present Taste the Planets surrounding the performances of Gustav Holst’s The Planets on February 19 & 21-22. Join Bell’s Inspired Brewing representatives in tasting Jupiter, Venus and Mercury beers from Bell’s Brewery limited edition series The Planets will be for sale at Music Hall concession stands for concert ticketholders while supplies last. Only on Thursday evening concert ticketholders enjoy a complimentary light buffet in the Music Hall ballroom starting at 6:15pm. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 7:30pm with conductor Peter Oundjian featuring Khachaturian’s Waltz from Masquerade Suite and Piano Concerto with acclaimed soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Cincinnati Observatory will have telescope demonstrations in front of Music Hall after the concert, weather permitting.”

Thursday, Feb. 19th at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/19 – Tapping two Jackie O’s beers – Dark Apparition Stout and Waka Waka Waka Double IPA. Artist: Tommy Sheehan creating a print for Dark Apparition

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-8:00 pm – Hops 101 at the Brass Tap
“Become a Hop Expert. Okay, so that beer is “hoppy” – but, what hop is it and what are you smelling and tasting? Danny (BeerMumbo.com) and Mike (BrewProf.com) will lead you through an exercise to isolate five different specific hops so you can learn about the differences between hop varieties. Each single hop sample will be paired with a commercial example of a beer that features that hop. In just an hour, you will become a hop expert!” The cost is $30 per person. Go to https://brasstap.webconnex.com/hopclass to make your reservations (required). Use coupon code BRASSTAP to get $5 off.

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Blank Slate Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
Four Blank Slate beers (including one that may be new) and a three course meal. Menu is beer battered crudites with kimchi tarter sauce paired with Blank Slate Kolsch; “Beer” Mac n Cheese made with Pat’s RIP n Kolsch and paired with Fork in The Road; Blank Slate’s “Fume” braised beef, root vegetables, and horseradish mashed yukons with Movin’ On; and “Opera Cream” Bonbonerie coffee milk stout Creme brulee with Opera Cream Stout. Call 613-861-2484 as reservations are required.

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-8:00 pm – MadTree Tasting and Tap Takeover at the Crazy Fox Saloon
Postponed from Monday – Cincinnati Beer Week Collaborative Beer, PsyHOPathy, Lemon Basil and Unhappy Amber on tap as well as Sprye & Happy Amber in cans

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer Cocktails with Moerlein at Goodfellas Pizzeria – OTR

Thursday, Feb. 19th at 9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Keep the Glass/Pint Night at Mt. Lookout Tavern
Other Rhinegeist gear available as well.

Thursday, Feb. 19th from 9:00-11:30 pm – Trivia Night with Warped Wing at Incline Public House
Trivia plus Warped Wing’s Ermal and Hop Smuggler.

This Week in Beer: Feb. 2 – 8, 2015

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Monday, Feb. 2nd – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Feb. 2nd – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Feb. 2nd at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Funky Gold Amarillo for $8 a snifter. In addition, there will be a bottle release of Prairie Bomb! at 5:00 pm just outside the tap room. Cost is $8.99.

Monday, Feb. 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm – February Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Barley Rhine and it benefits ArtsWave. One dollar from every beer will be donated along with 100% of the proceeds from the ceremonial keg that will be tapped ($1 samples from the ceremonial keg till it is finished). Brewers will be on hand for a meet and greet.

Monday, Feb. 2nd from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Feb. 4th – Blank Slate Flight Night at The Growler House
Beers includes Shroominous, Opera Cream Stout, Fume, Ryesing Up and Fork in the Road. $2 off glass pours, $10 flights, $10 growler fills of Fume, Ryesing Up and Fork in the Road. No growlers of Shroominous or Opera Cream.

Wednesday, Feb. 4th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Feb. 4th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, Feb. 4th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Rogue Ales.

Wednesday, Feb. 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Feb. 5th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Feb. 5th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Feb. 5th starting at 4:00 pm – Sprye Can Release benefiting Green Umbrella
Go to their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 5th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Feb. 5th 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 – Lagunitas, Glendale – MadTree PsyHOPathy and Hyde Park – Boulder Hazed & Confused.

Friday, Feb. 6th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

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

Saturday, Feb. 7th from 3:00-7:00pm – Maple on Tap at Cincinnati Nature Center
Unfortunately, this event is sold out, but after this event, we know that Mt. Carmel’s Maple Doppelbock will be available once again.

Saturday, Feb. 7th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, Feb. 8th at 7:00pm – Bell’s Hopslam Tapping at Keystone Covington

Tastings and Tappings Report: Jan. 30, 2015

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Tappings Report after our regular publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (1/30), it’s all New Belgium beers: Fat Tire Amber, Snapshot Wheat, Portage Porter and Ranger IPA.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/30), it’s New Belgium. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (1/30), it’s Founders. Pints are usually $3.

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 – No Friday Night Flights until February 6th.

Whole Foods Cincinnati – Cask & Cork: Beer and Wine every Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For $5, you get five sips and six delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (1/30) is Free Bacon Night and they will tapping Rhinegeist Ink, Café Ink and Knucklehead.

– Tomorrow (Saturday, 1/31) they are doing Saturday infusion: Monarchy Viking Gose through a Randall filled with pineapples. The cost is $8 for a 13 ounce Tulip.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (2/2), it’s Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo. The cost is $8 a snifter.

Moerlein Lager House – Beer of the Month Tapping on Monday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00 pm. This month, it’s their Barley Rhine and $1 from every glass goes to ArtsWave.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

This Week in Beer: Dec. 29, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015

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.

Don’t forget to check our annual listing of better beer locations holiday hours to help you know which ones are open and which ones aren’t for New Year’s Eve and New Year Day.

Monday, Dec. 29th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 29th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 29th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 29th starting at 11:00 am – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
EIGHT beers this week: To Ol Sur Mosaic, Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic, Stillwater Even Less Jesus, Stone Xocoveza, Founders Dark Penance, Prairie / Mikkeller American Style, Mikkeller 1000IBU and Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break. Pricing varies by beer.

Monday, Dec. 29th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 29th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 30th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 30th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Dec. 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Schwarzbier.

Wednesday, Dec. 31st from 4:00-9:00 pm – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Wednesday, Dec. 31st at 4:00 pm – Stand Pipe Imperial Stout Tapping at Old Firehouse

Thursday, Jan. 1st – HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY 6th ANNIVERSARY TO HOPERATIVES!

Friday, Jan. 2nd – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Jan. 2nd at 5:00 pm – Free Bacon Night at Ei8ht Ball
Tapping of 5 Blank Slate Brewing Company beers (Meet Scott the Brewer)

Friday, Jan. 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Jan. 3rd – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. Jan. 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.