This Week in Beer: June 25 – July 1, 2012

Monday, June 25th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, June 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.

Wednesday, June 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week’s beer is Saison DuPont.

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

Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s the Bohemian Pilsner.

Thursday, June 28th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Linchpin White IPA Tapping at The Famous Neons Unplugged
From Facebook:

This 16 handle Tap-Take-Over will be anchored by, Linchpin White IPA, the rare and delicious collaboration brew from Founders and Green Flash. In addition to this special release of Linchpin, this stellar draft line-up is chock full of tasty Green Flash and Founders offerings from all corners of the style spectrum. Come Dance on down, there may even be a Devilish surprise or two.

Thursday, June 28th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is Brooklyn & Belgians paired with the “The 7 napkins” burger: bbq sauce, slaw and onion rings.

Thursday, June 28th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Covington – Bass, Hyde Park – Bell’s Oberon, and Glendale – Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat.

Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

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

Friday, June 29th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, June 29th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, June 30th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

This Week in Beer: June 18 – 24, 2012

Monday, June 18th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

UPDATE – Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00 pm – Tennent’s Launch Party at Nicholson’s
Nicholson’s will be the first location in the United States to have Tennent’s Original Lager on Tap. Tennent’s pulled out of the U.S. several years ago and tomorrow marks its comeback.

Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at Mellow Mushroom
Reservations are required by emailing mellowevents@zoomtown.com (availability is limited). The price of $8.00 per person includes sampling from Rivertown and light appetizers.

Tuesday, June 19th – 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.

Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
Every other Wednesday, Taste of Belgium will pick one abbey and offer a flights of the different beers they offer. The cost is $6 per flight, only one flight per person. This week’s abbey is the Van Honsenbrouck brewery in West Flanders home of Kasteel biers.

Wednesday, June 20th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 pm – Beer Tasting at MOTR
Beer to include Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Crispin Cider, Magners Cider, Palm and Rodenbach beers

Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Beer Barons Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
See our earlier post for more information.

CANCELED! Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00 pm – Bell’s Beer Dinner at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

UPDATE – Thursday, June 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Honey Summer Ale Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery
Live entertainment, passed appetizers, raffle for great prizes like two Kings Island Gold Passes (proceeds from the raffle benefit Save the Tatas)

Thursday, June 21st at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is Colorado breweries (Left Hand, Flying Dog, Avery, Fort Collins, and Breckenridge) paired with a bison chili burger.

Thursday, June 21st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Covington – Blue Moon, Hyde Park – Blue Moon, and Glendale – Bell’s Oberon.

Thursday, June 21st at 6:30 pm – Belgian Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $45 per person. Call (513) 831-2749 for reservations.

Friday, June 22nd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, June 22nd from 6:00-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, June 22nd from 7:00-9:00 pm – Belgian Beer Tasting with Latis Imports at A Bottle or Two
From Facebook:

Our beer fans have requested it and now it’s finally here! Latis Imports will be bringing 5 of their unique brews from Belgium to sample along with food pairings. We’ll be tasting a wide range of beers from Tripel to Geuze to the beer that Michael Jackson calls “the most refreshing beer in the world.” Curious about Latis Imports? Their portfolio can be found here: http://www.latisimports.com/ $15 for advanced reservations, $20 at the door.

Friday, June 22nd – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, June 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

This Week in Beer: June 11 – 17, 2012

Monday, June 11th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, June 12th – Unibroue Night at Arthur’s Café

Tuesday, June 12th – 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.

Wednesday, June 13th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium
This week’s beer hasn’t been announced yet.

Wednesday, June 13th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, June 14th at 5:00-9:00 pm – Customer Appreciation Party at Mellow Mushroom

Thursday, June 14th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
This week’s pairing is local beers from breweries like Rivertown, Christian Moerlein, Mt. Carmel, Red Ear, Quaff Bros. and Listermann’s paired with a breakfast burger (hash browns, fried egg, American cheese & bacon).

Thursday, June 14th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Covington – TBA Stella Artois, Hyde Park – Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale, and Glendale – Blue Moon.

Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, June 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, June 15th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, June 15th from 7:00-10:00 pm – 7th Annual International Beer Festival at Jungle Jim’s
Go to http://www.junglejims.com/beerfest/ for more information.

Friday, June 15th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, June 16th from 3:00 to 11:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Holler Hops & Grill
This month, they will be tapping Southern Tier’s Oaked Aged Unearthly Imperial IPA. There will also be half price appetizers and live music from 3:00 – 6:00 and 8:00 – 11:00 pm.

Saturday, June 16th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

Saturday, June 16th from 7:00-10:00 pm – 7th Annual International Beer Festival at Jungle Jim’s

Taste of Belgium Celebrates Gnome Week

From the Taste of Belgium email blast:

Instead of our traditional Abbey Wednesday, we will celebrate Gnomes all week long with some VERY SPECIAL BEERS!

You will find the program of festivities below!

What is it with those Belgians and gnomes you may ask? The legend says that it all started 6,666 years ago when gnomes started brewing beers in what became to be known as Belgium. They reproduced for milleniums by staring at a chicken egg for 666 days and the last gnome passed in 1982.

Thirty years ago. Before his passing, the story goes, he passed the secret beer recipe to two aspiring Belgian brewers. Chouffe was born.

Chouffe Brewery is now located at 6666 Houffalize in Belgium.

We will start the celebration tonight with a Chouffe tasting, a low five to the gnomes and a little cheer.

Here is the calendar of event for this short week (gnome weeks only have 4 days):

Wednesday, June 6th
Kick off of Gnome week with a Chouffe tasting: Chouffe, Mc Chouffe and Houblon (IPA). 3 tastes for $6. 5pm-8pm.

Thursday, June 7th
We will continue the week with a Bier du Soleil Tasting. This is a unique and rare Belgian Pale Ale made (of course) in small production with limited amounts available in the US.

Friday, June 8th
We will tap the first truly Belgo-gnome-American beer, the Gnommegang. Joint effort between the Brasserie D’Achouffe in Belgium and the Ommegang brewery in Copperstown, NY. It is a very distinct Belgian style strong blonde ale brewed by combining Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts.

Saturday, June 9th
The gnomes take on the Irish for the World’s smallest toast. We will raise a small glass together at 6:66pm gnome time (7:06pm human time) for the largest gnome toast in history.

Gnome Week at Taste of Belgium

This Week in Beer: June 4 – 10, 2012

Monday, June 4th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Monday, June 4th – Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Something new this week – Market Wines will be hosting a tap takeover the first Monday of each month stating today. This month’s brewery is Avery.

Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 pm – Widmer Beer Dinner at Izzy’s
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, June 5th – 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.

Wednesday, June 6th to Saturday, June 9th – Abbey Wednesday Gnome Week at Taste of Belgium
See our post on Thursday for more information.

Wednesday, June 6th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 pm – Hogs Head Union Tapping at the Moerlein Lager House
This time, it’s their Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner.

Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Beer Tasting at Little Sonoma Fine Wines
Little Sonoma is holding their first ever beer tasting featuring beers from New Holland’s Hatter series (White Hatter, Imperial Hatter, Farmhouse Hatter, Oaked Aged Hatter, Black Hatter and Rye Hatter). They are located at 6078 West Chester Road in West Chester.

Thursday, June 7th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
For their first B&B of 2012, the Party Source will be pairing German beers with a burger they’re calling the “Nati”- potato pancake, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and classic dressing.

Thursday, June 7th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Covington – Sam Adams Summer Ale, Hyde Park – Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, and Glendale – Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster.

Thursday, June 7th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, June 8th from 4:00-7:00 6:00-8:00 pm – Flowing Fridays Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Covington and Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, June 8th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, June 8th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, June 9th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

This Week in Beer: May 21 – 27, 2012

Monday, May 21st – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, May 22nd – 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.

Wednesday, May 23rd – Leinenkugel Family Road Trip Visits Cincinnati
8:40 – 9:00 am – Jake Leinenkugel on 96 Rock Morning Show with Fin and Bridget
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – BWW in Blue Ash (4550 Glendale Milford Road)
4:30 – 6:30 pm – Dickmann’s Café (479 Orphanage Road, Ft. Wright, KY)
96 Rock will also be doing a remote at Dickmann’s during this time
7:00 – 9:00 pm – At Mr. Red’s Smokehouse on right field concourse within Great American Ball Park for the Reds baseball game

Wednesday, May 23rd – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, May 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Abbey Wednesday at Taste of Belgium
Every other Wednesday, Taste of Belgium will pick one abbey and offer a flights of the different beers they offer. The cost is $6 per flight, only one flight per person. This week’s abbey hasn’t been announced yet.

Wednesday, May 23rd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, May 24th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Covington – Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Hyde Park – Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, and Glendale – Rivertown Wit.

Thursday, May 24th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 pm – Drink like a Monk Beer Tasting at the Party Source
The cost is $15 per person. The beers include Chimay White, Achel Bruin, La Trappe Quadrupel, Orval, Westmalle Dubbel, Rochefort 8, North Coast Brother Thelonious and Schlafly Tripel.

Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Nicholson’s
Cost is $45 dollars per person. Call (513) 564-9111 to make your reservation.
Course 1: Pea soup & edible flowers (Paired with: Helles Lager)
Course 2: Salad of Strawberries, bee pollen cream, baby greens, mint oil (Paired with: Dunkel)
Course 3: Roast Chicken, corn veloute, roasted mushroom, vanilla pepper (Paired with: American Heffe)
Course 4: Haddock au Naturel, pea shoots & blossoms, roasted hay oil & sweet grass crème fraiche (Paired with: Hop Bomber)
Course 5: Mini chocolate pot de crème (Paired with: Nitro Roebling Porter)

Friday, May 25th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Flowing Fridays Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Covington and Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, May 25th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, May 25th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, May 26th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

This Week in Beer: April 16 – 22, 2012

Monday, April 16th – An Evening with “Chicken” Dan Weitz of Boulder Beer Co. at Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop
Beers available are two limited releases (Bad Moon Risin’ Double Black IPA & Business Time Mild Ale) plus other Boulder Beer Co including the new release of Hazed and Infused in cans.

Monday, April 16th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery
Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.

Tuesday, April 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm – Great Crescent “Meet the Brewer” event at Fogarty’s Irish Pub, 3620 Harrison Ave (Cheviot)

Tuesday, April 17th – 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.

Wednesday, April 18th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, April 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Rodenbach Grand Cru and Palm double tapping at Taste of Belgium

Wednesday, April 18th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Some high gravity beers are excluded.

Thursday, April 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: Covington – Mt. Carmel Amber, Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Aprihop, and Glendale – Harpoon UFO.

Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery

Friday, April 20th from 4:00-6:00 pm – Great Crescent tasting at Liquor Cabinet

Friday, April 20th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Flowing Fridays Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Covington and Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)

Friday, April 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, April 20th at 7:30 pm – Epic Brewing Beer Tasting at Jungle Jim’s
Go to http://www.junglejims.com/events/tastings/beertastings.asp#4/27 for more information.

Friday, April 20th – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park

Saturday, April 21st at 12:00 noon – Dogfish Head Beer Tasting at Dingle House
Cost is $15.00 per person. That includes six samples and a sampling of appetizers. Beers will include: 90 Minute IPA, Hell Hound, Namiste, Sah tea, Palo Santo and Saison du buff.

Saturday, April 21st starting at 5:00 – Earth Day Celebration/ Great Lakes Tap Takeover at Fries Café
Three pub exclusives from Great Lakes: Rally Drum Red, Engine 20 and a cask of Vanilla Infused Edmund Fitzgerald. Also on tap will be: Burning River, Commodore Perry, Eliot Ness, Dortmunder Gold, Holy Moses and Dopplerock. They will be roasting a pig and The Cereal Killers will be playing on the patio. In addition, Great Lakes will be giving away a blow up kayak, and a trip to the brewery.

Saturday, April 21st from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines

More Beer Events for Tonight

Two “taste” beer events have been added to tonight’s local calendar. The first one is at Taste of Belgium – Belgian Bistro in the Gateway Quarter:

Join us on Wednesday April 4th for our first tapping in our “take-the-glass-home” tapping series.
If there is one thing Belgians are more particular about than beer, it’s the glass in which they drink their beers. Each beer has its own glass.
To honor that tradition, we will let each of our guests to our tapping series leave with the glass.
Right on time for Easter, our inaugural tapping will feature Urthel Hop It.
Hop it is, as its name indicates, hoppier than most Belgian beers. It is has fruity notes but is well-balanced.
The goal of our tapping series is to introduce people to new Belgian beers therefore we’re trying to make it affordable for everybody. Each beer will be $5 and each guest ordering a hop it will leave with the glass, as long as supply lasts.
Date: 4/4/12 5pm till 8pm or till the beer runs out, whichever comes first

The second one is a “Taste of Kentucky” at The Avenue in Covington:

Featuring Alltech brands (including Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale).
If you’re a KY Bourbon Barrel Ale fan, you’re going to love some of their other offerings. Come check join us and taste some of the best Alltech has to offer… including a few of their new line of spirits mixed by our resident mixologist: Tina.
Stick around and listen to Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s immediately following the tasting.