This Week in Beer: February 8-14, 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. Any events that are added after our Monday noon publication time will be marked New.

Monday, February 8th 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.

Monday, February 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Beer and Burgers Class at Vom Mass Crestview Hills: This event will feature three special small-batch beers with gourmet burgers, specialty sides, and free tastings of liqueurs and spirits. Each participant will also receive special discounts on all VOM FASS purchases made during the event. Call them at (859) 331-1896 to register. The cost is $25 per person.

Wednesday, February 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Valentine’s Beer and Cannoli Pairing at Taft’s Brewpourium: With your $12 ticket, you’ll get a flight of four different beers, each perfectly paired with a fresh cannoli from Del Gardo’s. Plus, you’ll get a wristband to enjoy $1 off pints for the day of the event. For more information, see their EventBrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentines-beer-and-cannoli-pairing-tickets-135910797855.

Wednesday, February 10th 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, February 11th 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.

Thursday, February 11th from 7:00-8:00 pm – Zoom Brews: A Guided Virtual Beer Tasting at Cappy’s Wine & Spirits (both locations): From their Facebook event, “Every other Thursday we are aimin’ at bringing you a new Zoom Brews: Guided Virtual Beer Tasting. The costs will vary per each Thursday pending upon what brews we are going to be discussing. We’ll talk about the different styles of beer included, some brewery history, and even what you could pair with the brew! This time around we’ve included our sister store in Norwood so you can also pick up the package at that location if it’s closer to you. The form below has a section that asks which location you will be picking up at, so please pay attention and fill this out accordingly. Sound like a lot of fun and you wanna sign up? Follow the link below and sign on up! https://forms.gle/ZiSdAe4gSEwDedAA8

Friday, February 12th and Saturday, Feberuary 13th – Sweet Harmony Beer and Dessert Tasting at Rhinegeist: Tickets for this event are $60/person and includes valet parking, a celebratory glass of bubbly, on-site photographer, a private table, and four-course beers and dessert pairings set to live music and guided by Advanced Cicerone Chris Shields. The pairings are chocolate beer pretzel cupcakes (paired with Uncle, mild ale); carrot cake torte bar (paired with Cloud Harvest 04, unfiltered juicy IPA); lemon tart topped with fresh berries (paired with Subliminal Jam, mixed berry sour ale); and vanilla stout pecan pie bar (paired with Barrel Aged Café Ink, imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee). Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-harmony-rhinegeist-beer-and-dessert-pairing-friday-tickets-89975744875 to make reservations.

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Washington Park to Host Mittenfest Feb. 20th and 21st

Described as an event where you can “Get yourself some winter brews to fight the winter blues”, the inaugural Mittenfest Cincinnati is scheduled for February 20 & 21, 2021 at Cincinnati’s Washington Park. According to the organizers, Mittenfest will feature craft beers, a DJ, food trucks, and other surprises.

A $25 ticket includes the following:

• Three 12 oz draft beers from our Mittenfest beer booths

• One Coca-Cola product or water from the Washington Park concessions on the day of the event

• One draft beer at a participating taproom. Valid from 02/20/21 thru 03/28/21. Beer offering subject to brewery discretion. See a physical ticket for a list of participating locations.

Participating breweries are Rhinegeist, Fifty West, Taft’s, Platform, Sam Adams, Christian Moerlein, Rebel Mettle, and MadTree. This list is subject to change.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their EventBrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mittenfest-2021-at-washington-park-tickets-136703199951.

Mittenfest 2021

This Week in Beer: January 18-24, 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 18th 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 20th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Beer and Donut Pairing at Taft’s Brewporium: Tickets are $12 for a flight of four different beers paired with four donuts from Peace, Love + Little Donuts. Ticketholders also get a wristband for $1 off pints for the day of the event. Each ticket is good for a one-hour time slot to comply with social distancing. Pairings are S’mores Donut + Cherrywood Amber Ale, Powdered Sugar Donut + Maverick Chocolate Porter, Blueberry Pancake Donut + Nellie’s Lemon Frosty Ale, and Coffee & Cream Donut + Beautiful Harmony English Mild Ale. Tickets are $12. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the event’s EventBrite page.

Wednesday, January 20th 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 21st 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.

Thursday, January 21st through Saturday, January 23rd – Local Local Local 21 at Arnold’s Bar and Grill: Enjoy $3.50 pints from local breweries all three days. Breweries include Christian Moerlein, Listermann, Fifty West, Braxton, Little Kings, Urban Artifact, Rhinegeist, MadTree, Darkness, 16 Lots, Bircus, Sam Adams, and more. There will be two solo acts each night playing from 4-9 on Thursday and 5-10 on Friday and Saturday. For more information, check out their Facebook event listing.

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Rhinegeist Brewery Dinner

From Facebook:

Beer lovers, rejoice!! Our friends at Heidelberg Distributing, Rhinegeist Brewery and The Farmstand Market & Cafe are having a beer lovers dinner! Join us as we feature 4 of Rhinegeist’s premium craft brews and pair them with a one of a kind menu, custom created for this event. We will be posting all month about the beverages, the story of the brewery, and the menu. Only 72 seats available! And, to kick it up a notch, this will also be a fundraiser for one of our favorite non-profit organizations: Community Farm Alliance.

This Week in Beer: September 18 – 24, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, Sept. 18th at 6:30 pm – Benefit and Pint Night for Texas Flood Victims at Wooden Cask Brewing

Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 7:30 pm – Is Cincinnati in a Craft Beer “Bubble” panel discussion at Brink Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 4:00 pm – Pilgrim Can Release supporting La Soupe at MadTree Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 5:00 pm – Bavarian Tapping Party at Braxton Brewing

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 5:00 pm – Devils Backbone Trailblazer Event With ArtsWave at Queen City Radio

Thursday, Sept. 21st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Jolly Pumpkin Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree – Meet the Brewery Pint Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Bay of Bengal Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel ALe Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Breckenridge Agave Wheat Pint Night at Cock & Bull Clifton

Thursday, Sept. 21st at 7:00 pm – Great Lakes Oktoberfest Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 22nd-Sunday, Sept. 24th – Grand Opening – Sons of Toil Brewing

Friday, Sept. 22nd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Hi-Wire Brewing Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Sept. 22nd from 5:00-9:00 pm – North Peak Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, Sept. 22nd from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 10:00 am – Kendi & Pinkies Out Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 10:00 am – Suh, Brah Can Release #2 at Streetside Brewing

Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 11:00 am – Glassware Beauties at Braxton Labs

Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 12:00 pm – Fifty Fest 2017 at Fifty West Brewing

Sunday, Sept. 24th at 2:00 pm – Rhinegeist Brewery Dinner at the Farmstand Market and Café

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5th Annual Franztoberfest

From Facebook:

Let’s get weird.
For the fifth fantastic year in a row, we’re celebrating our German roots with Franztoberfest, an offbeat affair chock full of good vibes and über-questionable facial hair.
The event will feature inflatable jousting from 12-9pm, German grub from Bee’s Barbecue, and live music all day long, highlighted by a set from traditional band Vereins-Musikanten! Also, be on the lookout for our new enamel pins (for your hats!) and Franz can glasses, both available for snagging at the event.
See ya on 9/9!

Industry Night Beer Olympics

From Facebook:

Welcome to Beer Olympics OTT style! Sponsored by Rhinegeist brewery we will have 6 of their beers on tap! Rhinegeist beers include Truth (IPA), Bubbles (Rosé Ale), Peach DoDo (Gose), Juicy Truth (Citrus infused IPA), Franz (Oktoberfest), and Cougar (Blonde Ale). Teams of 3 will be competing in games of Ping Pong, Darts, Corn Hole, and Jenga! We will also have prizes for the winning teams!! Sign up with your bartender or message us on Facebook! The festivities begin at 8!!

Rhinegeist Parking Lot Party

From Facebook:

Join us on Saturday, August 26, from 12-6pm to party in the parking lot of Flipdaddy’s Union with Cincy-made Rhinegeist!

There’ll be FIVE Rhinegeist beers on tap for $5 each, a burger slider buffet, live music, fun games like corn hole and giant jenga, and raffle drawings for Rhinegeist and Flipdaddy’s swag! Don’t miss it!

This Week in Beer: August 21 – 27, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, August 21st at 6:00 pm – Kentucky’s Darkest Day at Braxton Brewing HQ and Braxton Labs

Monday, August 21st at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at Dilly

Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm – Tennessee Brew Works Trivia at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm – BrewDog Pint Night at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Aug. 24th-Saturday, Aug. 26th – 3rd Annual BellsFest at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Maui Brewing Luau/Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, August 24th-Saturday, August 26th – 2017 Cincy Brew Ha Ha at Sawyer Point

Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Meet the Brewer Pint Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Aug. 25th-Sunday, Aug. 27th – 2nd Annual Bewilderment at Urban Artifact

Friday, August 25th at 5:00 pm – August Art After Dark: Beer Bash at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Friday, August 25th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, August 25th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, August 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 am – Total Eclipse with Total Eclipse at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, August 26th from noon to 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Parking Lot Party at Flipdaddy’s Union

Saturday, August 26th from 4:00-7:00 pm – An Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove Cemetery

Sunday, August 27th at noon – Get Buzzed-Honey and Beer Pairing at Fibonacci Brewing

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This Week in Beer: August 14 – 20, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, August 14th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Rare Beer Monday at Braxton Labs

Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 pm – Woodburn Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House

Thursday, August 17th from 5:00-9:00 pm – 3rd Annual Stein Hoisting Competition at Taft’s Ale House

Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 pm – Elysian Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Belgian Blonde Tapping at Braxton Labs

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, August 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Birthday Celebration/Green Zebra Release at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, August 18th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, August 18th at 8:00 pm – Molly’s 10 Year Anniversary Party at Molly Malone’s Covington

Saturday, August 19th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm – Bacon, Beer, Bourbon and Blues Fest at Mecklenburg Gardens

Saturday, August 19th from noon to midnight – One Year Anniversary Party at The Woodburn Brewery

Saturday, August 19th from noon to midnight – Oktoberfest Biergarten in the Taproom at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, August 19th from 7:00-11:00 pm – Buckeye Beer Bash at Jungle Jim’s

Saturday, August 19th from 7:00-11:30 pm – Newport Baseball Bar Crawl

Sunday, August 20th from noon to 8:00 pm – New England IPA #001 Taproom Release at Braxton Brewing

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