This Week in Beer: July 31 – August 6, 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.

Tuesday, August 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Beer Monday (ON TUESDAY) at Braxton Labs

Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist/Pipeworks Collaboration Launch: Astro Dwarf at The Gas Light Café

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm – Summer of Sculpin at Flipdaddy’s Union

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm – Fifty West Carolina Gold Kölsch Tapping Party at The Eagle OTR

Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-10:00 pm – Brew Kettle Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Clifton

Thursday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, August 4th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Jackie O’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, August 4th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, August 4th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, August 4th at 6:00 pm – Hazy River NE IPA tapping at Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Friday, August 4th at 6:00 pm – Astro Dwarf Pre Launch Party at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, August 5th from 5:00-11:30 pm – 5th Annual Made in Cincy Beerfest at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Sunday, August 6th at 6:00 pm – Listermann Brewery Food/Beer Pairing at Delicio Coal Fired Pizza

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SweetWater Raffle Night (Part 1)

From their website:

Tonight’s Pint Night features bodacious brews from Sweet Water available at the growler bar, with pints from $3! We might even have a special pint glass, so be on the lookout. Entry for Pint Night is free.

Sweetwater Pint Night

From their website: “Tonight’s Pint Night features bodacious brews from Sweetwater available at the growler bar, with pints from $3! We might even have a special pint glass, so be on the lookout. Entry for Pint Night is free.”

This Week in Beer: May 22-28, 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, May 22nd at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Trivia Night at The Pub at Crestview Hills

Tuesday, May 23rd – Chomolungma Day:
Arnold’s Vs. Cappy’s Chomolungma Day Challenge 2017
BC’s Bottle Lodge
Chomolungma Day – Cappy’s vs. Arnold’s, Round 2

Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:00-8:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Riverside Pizza

Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00 pm – Hump Day Hops Stone Brewing Co. at Dickmann’s Sports Café

Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Beer Sellar

Wednesday, May 24th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Revolution Pint Night at The Casual Pint-Oakley Station

Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, May 25th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Blackberry Farm Brewery Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, May 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Igniter Maibock Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, May 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Side Car Pint Night at Cock and Bull Glendale

Thursday, May 25th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Rieglele Pint Night at Cock and Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 pm – Blank Slate Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, May 26th at 4:30 pm – SAAP on Tap at Listermann Brewing

Friday, May 26th at 5:00 pm – Local Friday Featuring Old Firehouse Brewery at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, May 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Fifty West Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Markey

Friday, May 26th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Fat Head’s Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, May 26th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Sweetwater Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, May 26th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Labs Grand Opening

Friday, May 26th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, May 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Bunbury Buzz & Braxton Tap Takeover at 16 Bits Bar

Friday, May 26th from 6:00-11:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at The Gruff

Sunday, May 28th – Funk Day 2017 at MadTree Brewing

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Tastings and Tappings Report: March 31, 2017

Don’t forget to check out our This Week in Beer post from Monday for other better beer events happening this weekend.

CLOSING DAY

Ei8ht Ball – The Last Brunch at Ei8ht Ball Brewing is Saturday at noon. From Facebook: “grab a Beermosa, get a hug or fist bump from our amazing beer tenders, stuff your face with brunch, get that last chance merch and enjoy our pop up specials all day long! Food trucks on site all day!”

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

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 SweetWater at Fairfield and from Heavy Seas at Eastgate.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from TBA. It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

TAPPINGS, PINT NIGHTS and RELEASES

Braxton Brewing – 1957 Can Release and Tapping Party Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring Urban Artifact at 5:00 pm. Beers include The Gadget, Slide Rule, and Squeezebox.

Listermann Brewing – Tricky and 99 Problems Can Release Saturday at 10:00 am. Tricky is a NE IPA with Galaxy and Mosaic hops. 120 cases of it will be available. 99 Problems But a Beer Ain’t One is a NE IPA with Citra and Wakatu hops. About 60 cases of it will be available.

MainStrasse Village – Oberon Pub Crawl Friday starting at 6:00 pm. Participating bars include Lisse Steakhouse, Cock and Bull, Mac’s Pizza, Zola Pub, Goodfellas, and Gypsys.

White Oak Marathon – Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout Release Party Friday at 4:00 pm

Woodburn Brewery – Go Floc Yourself! New England IPA tapping Friday

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: March 13 – 19, 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.

Monday, March 13th at 5:00 pm – Storm The Court Bracket Party at Strasse Haus
From 5-10pm, come fill out your bracket for your chance to win great prizes from Braxton Brewing Company. Even better, Storm will be on tap all month for $5.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Storm the Court Pint Night at Dickmann’s
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Drake’s
Buy the Braxton beer and keep the glass.

Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, March 15th at 5:30 pm – Liquid Courage: We Can Brew It! at The Overlook Lodge
More information available on their EventBrite page.

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost for this five course dinner with beer pairings is $55 plus gratuity and tax. For reservations, email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Pints for Pits at Bart’s on York

Thursday, March 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Conway’s Irish Ale, Chillwave, and BA Blackout Stout.

Thursday, March 16th 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 – Guinness, Glendale – Guinness and Hyde Park – Guinness.

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 pm – Storm The Court Tap Takeover at Buckhead Mountain Grill
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs and pouring four Braxton Beers: Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Haven Hefeweizen, and a TBA Specialty Release.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 16 – 22, 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.

Monday, Jan. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Hopslam. $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 5:00 pm – Tuesday Tappening: Peach Insurrection at Rivertown Brewing
Try their Insurrection Double IPA with Peach Rings candy.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Bell’s Hopslam and Black Note at Market Wines
They will be tapping a kep of Hopslam and during the event, they will be raffling off the chance to buy a Bell’s Black Note Stout. The raffles will be held roughly every 30 minutes. You must be present to buy the beer, there will be no holds.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley Station
Beers include The Jolly Tar, Gamma Bomb, and Whiskey Rebellion. Buy the beer, keep the glass.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Five course and six beers. The full menu is available on the Facebook event page. Cost is $55 plu tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Incline Public House
Two seating at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Cost is $50 for five courses and five beers. Menu is available on their Facebook event page. For reservations, call 513-251-3000 or email flo@inclinepublichouse.com or kevin@inclinepublichouse.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Meetup at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, Jan. 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Tropic Flair, Beta 4, Barrel Aged Dead Blow, Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Charge, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Ancho Chile, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla, Dark Charge 23 Bourbon Maple, and Bluff.

Thursday, Jan. 19th 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 – Sweetwater Low Rider, Glendale – Warped Wing Oatmeal and Hyde Park – Bell’s Hopslam.

Thursday, Jan. 19th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 20th – Rivertown Brewing’s Monroe Grand Opening
We will have more information Friday in our Tastings and Tapping Report.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 9 – 15, 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.

Monday, Jan. 9th at 3:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing

Monday, Jan. 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Floydivision #4. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 4:00 pm – Anchor Oyster Stout Tapping at The Woodburn Brewery
Tapping of their Oyster Stout accompanied by Anchor OTR’s oysters

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Rood Tapping at Rhinegeist
This is the second of the collaboration beers made with Cincy Beer Festivals. “Brewed in celebration of Cincy Beerfest’s 10th Anniversary, this Red Belgian Style Wheat Ale is a delight, offering lime, zest, floral and spicy notes.” AND, with every pint purchase, you’ll get to keep the special Commemorative Pint Glass with the Cincy Winter Beerfest 10th Anniversary and Rhinegeist logos! (while supplies last) Also, for every pint sold (of any beer), $1 will be donated to Adore-A-Bull Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of pitbulls.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at the Growler House
You’ll get to try Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0 and Beta 4.0 side-by-side plus one more TBA IPA.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – MadTree vs. Rhinegeist Beer Battle Royale at Habits Café
Both MadTree and Rheingeist brewed special beers for this kickoff of Habits’ Annual Craft Beer Series.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Old Man Winter Old Ale (draft), Krampus Imperial Helles Lager, Tangier Session IPA, Imperial Ginger Beer, and Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (WIlder)
Beers include Beta 4.0 Experimental IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Big Cis Czech Pilsner and Blown Gasket Robust Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Gumballhead, Robert the Bruce, Floydivision numbers 2,3 & 4 along with Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lucky Star Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Kentucky Breakfast Stout and more.

Thursday, Jan. 12th 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 – Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Glendale – Southern Tier Creme Brulee and Hyde Park – MadTree Rubus Cacao.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Bourbon Barreled Aged Imperial Stout Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Tap Takeover at O’Neal’s Tavern
Beers include Coffee Brown, Nut Brown, Hibiscus Blue, Imperial IPA, Amber Ale, and Springtime.

Saturday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash
See their web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 10:00 am – Breakfast with Bell’s at Dingle House
Re-scheduled from last weekend.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hop Slam Tapping at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 1:00 pm – Bell’s Hop Slam Draft Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

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Tastings and Tappings Report: July 8, 2016

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

Jungle Jim’s – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at both locations. Pints are usually $3. This week, it’s North High at Fairfield and at Eastgate, it’s SweetWater.

— On Saturday from 4:00-10:00 pm, the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s will have a Mt. Carmel Brewery tap takeover in their Paradise Pavilion. Pints and flights available.

Party Source – $1 beer tastings on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they are having a mid-summer all dark beer tasting. “The featured 9oz draft by the glass pours will be Founders Dark Penance Rye Dark Ale & Long Trail Unearthed Imperial Stout for $3.00, however anything on the tables is up for grabs for your pour should you like something else better.” It’s $2.00 for the regular sample flights. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights. Limit of one sample per person. No shopping carts in the back room please.

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 and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Jackie O’s Tap Takeover today starting at 6:00 pm. Beers include Razz Wheat, Hop Ryot, New Growth, Mandala Citra and Full Allotment.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – 5 Rabbit Tapping Saturday starting at 2:00 pm. Beers include Super Pils, Paletas Prickly Pear, Huitzi and Chinga tu Pelo.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring Three Floyds Live a Rich Life. Cost is $7 for 10 ounce snifter.

Keystone Hyde Park – Bell’s Double Two Hearted Beer Tappening today from 4:00-9:00 pm. Other Bell’s beers on tap including Oberon, Oatsmobile, and Two Hearted Ale.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For July, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is MadTree. You can get more information and purchase your tickets at http://www.bbriverboats.com/CraftBeer-BBQ-Cruise.html

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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