Holiday Hours for Better Beer Locations

As usual, we will continue to update this list as more information comes in.

BREWERIES

Bad Tom Smith Brewing
Wednesday, December 31st — 5:00 pm – 1:00 am

Blank Slate Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Christian Moerlein Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 4:00 – 9:00 pm with growler specials
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Listermann Brewing / Triple Digit
Wednesday, December 24th — 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 10:00 am – 1:00 am (Special beer toast at Midnight)
Thursday, January 1st — 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

MadTree Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Mt. Carmel Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Old Firehouse Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 4:00 pm – “when folks leave”
Thursday, January 1st — 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm

Rhinegeist Brewing
Wednesday, December 31st — New Year’s Eve Bash
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Rivertown Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Tap & Screw Brewery
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

BREWPUBS

Fifty West Brewing
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed Open for bar service 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — Beer dinner from 6:00-9:00 pm, Tasting specials from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Hofbräuhaus Newport
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

BEER STORES

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Everything’s d’ Vine
Wednesday, December 31st — 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed
Friday, January 2nd — Closed

Halfcut
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Main Street Wine and Spirits
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Market Wines
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Marty’s Hops and Vines
Wednesday, December 24th — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Party Source
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 31st — 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Thursday, January 1st — 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Whole Foods Cincinnati
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

RESTAURANTS/BARS/PUBS

Arthur’s Café – Anderson
Wednesday, December 31st — Closing at 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

Arthur’s Café – Hyde Park
Wednesday, December 31st — Closing at 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — Closed

The Brass Tap – U Square
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Closed

Buckhead Mountain Grill
Wednesday, December 24th — Closing at 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — Closed
Thursday, January 1st — Regular hours

Holler Hops & Grill
Wednesday, December 24th — Closed
Thursday, December 25th — Opening at 6:00 pm – Customer appreciation

Molly Malones Irish Pub & Restaurant Covington
Wednesday, December 24th — Closing at 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Opening at 7:00 pm

Taste of Belgium Clifton
Wednesday, December 24th — 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for brunch

Taste of Belgium OTR
Wednesday, December 24th — 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for brunch (doors open at 7:00 am)

Zip’s Café Mt Lookout
Wednesday, December 24th — 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 25th — Closed
Wednesday, December 31st — 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 1st — 10:30 am – 11:00 pm

This Week in Beer: Dec. 8 – 14, 2014

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.

Monday, Dec. 8th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Dec. 8th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Dec. 8th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Dec. 8th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Dec. 8th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Tap House Grill

Monday, Dec. 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine. Cost is $12 a snifter.

Monday, Dec. 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal Official draft release party at The Eagle OTR

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

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Dec. 9th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Dec. 10th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Dec. 10th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Oskar Blues.

Wednesday, Dec. 10th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Tom & Jerry’s

Wednesday, Dec. 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Dec. 11th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Dec. 11th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Dec. 11th 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 – Bell’s Christmas Ale, Glendale – Breckenridge Christmas and Hyde Park – MadTree Thundersnow.

Thursday, Dec. 11th at 6:30 pm – Eat Local Drink Local at Sprout
From their Facebook event page:
“Enjoy a unique tasting experience with Craft Connection Brewery Tours and Sprout Market & Eatery. Start your evening in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati where you will receive a behind the scenes tour of Rhinegeist
The evening continues as you ride in style to Mt. Adams to enjoy a private dinner paired with more craft beer. Park once and enjoy two different hometown destinations. You’re going to eat out anyway. Why not make it a truly unique experience with locally sources food and beer? $55/per includes dinner and beer. Reservations required for this VIP evening.” Go to http://www.cincycraftconnection.com/book-an-appointment/ to make your reservations.

Friday, Dec. 12th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Dec. 12th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Bay of Bengal event at Cock & Bull Glendale

Friday, Dec. 12th 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.

Saturday, Dec. 13th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Dec. 13th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: Nov. 17 – 23, 2014

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.

Monday, Nov. 17th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Nov. 17th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Nov. 17th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Nov. 17th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Nov. 17th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Red Hop Mess Launch at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
They will also be tapping Three Floyds Zombie Dust.

Monday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Moerlein Stinger, a Honey Almond Ale.

Monday, Nov. 17th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Nov. 18th – MadTree/Jackie O’s Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers includes Mystic Mama, Razz Wheat, Chomo Lung Ma, Firefly, Barking Pumpkin, Barrel-aged Barking Pumpkin, Hocking Tripel, Berliner Weisse, Lift, Psychopathy, PumpCan, Thundersnow, Black Forest, Pilgrim, Espresso Self and Barrel-aged Axis Mundi.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Christian Moerlein.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Nov. 19th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Great Lakes.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 4:00 pm – West Sixth Christmas Ale Release at The Party Source & Ei8ht Ball
This was one of our favorite beers last year. Stop by to get a six pack of West Sixth Christmas Ale and you can meet the folks from West Sixth. You can also grab a glass at the Ei8ht Ball tap room. This is likely the only 1/6 barrel of this beer that they will have. First 30 people will keep the glass.

Wednesday, Nov. 19th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 6:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beers include includes: Helles, Imperial Pumpkin, Pomegranate Lambic, Hop Bomber, Lil’ Sipa and Roebling Porter. Register by emailing PrivateDining@MoerleinLH.com. Cost is $55 per person (includes tax + gratuity).

Thursday, Nov. 20th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Nov. 20th from 3:00 pm to close – Eric Sierra Family Benefit at the Brass Tap
From Facebook:

The Brass Tap is hosting a very important event to raise funds for CPD Officer Eric Sierra’s family. Eric was an amazing father, dedicated officer and a generous friend. Please join us to celebrate his life. For every one of our 10 select beers and 2 food items ordered we will donate $1 to Eric’s family fund. This fundraiser will take place from 3pm-2am so any time you have available to stop by will be sincerely appreciated!

Thursday, Nov. 20th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Nov. 20th – West Sixth Christmas Ale Release at The Lackman

Thursday, Nov. 20th 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 – Oskar Blues Old Chub Nitro, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Hyde Park – Stone Arrogant Bastard.

Friday, Nov. 21st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Nov. 21st 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, Nov. 21st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Nov. 22nd – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 22nd at 7:00pm – Ei8ht Ball Blackout Ball / 1st Anniversary Party
This event is sold out.

This Week in Beer: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2, 2014

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.

The “Welcome Sweetwater to Cincinnati” events continue this week. All SweetWater events are marked in blue this week and the next few weeks.

Through Halloween weekend – Fear of the Dark 4 Beer Tapping at the Lackman
Rotating beers are MadTree 2013 & 2014 Axis Mundi, MadTree Are You Ready for the Darkness, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 Cleveland Crusher, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer, Fat Head’s/Jackie O’s Liquid Courage, Revolution Mad Cow and Three Floyds Back Masking.

Monday, Oct. 27th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 27th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 27th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter with coffee and cinnamon.

Monday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Oct. 27th from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Incline Public House

Monday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 pm – Moerlein Beer Dinner at Firehouse Grill
Cost is $25 per person for beers and dinner. Will include the limited release collaboration black lager Highland Plaid Schwarz. Reservations are required. Call 513-733-3473 to make yours.

Monday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Great Lakes Christmas Ale Tapping at Zip’s
Pints will be $5. Plus, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Zip’s will each be donating 10% of the beer sales to the Freestore Food Bank. Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale, Burning River Pale Ale and others will also be available.

Monday, Oct. 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Cincinnati Magazine Beer Issue Party at MadTree Brewing
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 28th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Thirsty Dog Ankle Biter with Habanero

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6:00 pm – B.Y.O.P with Deschutes & Brooklyn at Wiseguys Lounge
Celebrate the release of Jubelale, a festive winter ale from Deschutes with a Bring Your Own Pumpkin party. They’re having a pumpkin carving contest and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will get a brewery prize pack from Deschutes & Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Rogue.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Growler Specials at Brass Tap
Sixpoint Sensi Harvest and Upland Coast Buster for $6.00 for a 32oz Grumbler or $11 for a 64oz Growler while it lasts.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Upland.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm – Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Mariemont

Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 7:30 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Dunkelweizen.

Thursday, Oct. 30th – SweetWater Banks Pub Crawl
Bars include Jefferson Social, Tin Roof and Yard House.

Thursday, Oct. 30th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 4:00 pm – Witches Brew Dinner at Fifty West
Two small batches of Halloween themed beer from the women of Fifty West paired with a four course meal. Cost is $25 per person.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 4:00 pm – Funk & Darkness: Halloween Eve Celebration & New Belgium Lips of Faith Tapping at Kaze
Tapping of New Belgium special releases including Le Terroir, Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout & Yuzu.

Thursday, Oct. 30th from 5:00 pm to close – Halloween Bash at Taste of Belgium Clifton
They will be tapping Rivertown Death.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6:00 pm – Flatbreads and Flights – Pumpkin Edition at Brass Tap U Square
For $15 per person, you can enjoy butternut squash, brie, and radicchio flatbread plus these 5 pumpkin beers: Coronado Punk’In Drublic, Avery Gore’d, Weyerbacher Aries, Southern Tier Warlock and Rivertown Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 6:00=8:00 pm – Czech Mate Pilsner Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Thursday, Oct. 30th 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 – Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale, Glendale – Hobgoblin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Takeover.

Thursday, Oct. 30th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Craft Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Ft. Wright
Three beers from Goose Island (Rambler IPA, Honkers Ale and The Muddy) paired with pumpkin Soup served with cornbread, NEW Roast Beef Sriracha (Izzy’s roast beef topped with caramelized onions, tomatoes, melted provolone cheese and Izzy’s unique spicy sriracha sauce blend served on a toasted telera roll) and caramel apple. Cost is $25 per person OR $20 per person for anyone dressed in their Halloween costume. For reservations, call (859) 331-4999 or email SMRamey67@yahoo.com

Friday, Oct. 31st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Oct. 31st at 5:00 pm – Halloween Blackout at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
See our earlier post for more information.

Friday, Oct. 31st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Kona Brewing Halloween Beach Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Beers will include Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Lemongrass Luau and Fire Rock Pale Ale plus Kua Bay IPA, Lavaman Red and Black Lava Lager. It’s the first time those last three beers have been available on the mainland.

Friday, Oct. 31st 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, Oct. 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Nov. 1st – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Nov. 1st from 12:00-6:00pm – Inaugural Hopgeist at Rhinegeist

Sample Double IPAs and rare, hoppy-styled beers from local, regional, and national breweries (See below for participating breweries). Be the first to get your hands on our Double IPA homebrew collaboration, Homie! Tickets: $35 in advance/ $40 at the door *Ticket includes commemorative sample glass and (15) sample tickets
THE BREWERIES: Local/Regional: MadTree Brewing, Fifty West Brewing Company, Listermann Brewing Company, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Cellar Dweller Craft Beers, Seventh Son Brewing, North High Brewing, The Actual Brewing Company, The Brew Kettle, Yellow Springs Brewery, Columbus Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery, Warped Wing Brewing Company, Brothers Drake Meadery, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
West Coast: Three Weavers Brewing Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Faction Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Co
Other: Dogfish Head Beer, Sixpoint Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Company, Revolution Brewing, Founders Brewing Co. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Official), Victory Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Avery Brewing Company

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hopgeist-double-ipa-festival-tickets-13699330065

Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00pm – The Great Ohio Brew and ‘Que at Fifty West
Executive chefs John Tomain of Fifty West and Rock Patterson of Great Lakes will be a menu of all you can eat BBQ with a variety of smoked BBQ meats, sauces and sides. (A vegetarian option will be available.) Ten of Fifty West’s beers and ten of Great Lakes beers plus a special collaboration beer brewed specifically for this event. Cost is $40 per person and includs “all you can eat BBQ with suggested beer pairings, 8 beer tickets redeemable towards any of the beers on tap including the unreleased collaboration beer, live music in the Beer Garden provided by The Hot Magnolias , Q&A with the Brewmasters.” To purchase your tickets, go to www.fiftywestbrew.com/brewandque.

Saturday, Nov. 1st from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00pm – Boos, Booze and Brews at The Event Center at New Riff Distillery
From their Facebook event page: “Kick-Ass Halloween Party. $50/person. Open Bar and Snacks. General Debauchery. Raising $$ to help support one of our own pay for MS treatment.”

Sunday, November 2nd from 3:00-5:00 pm – Kona Brewing Halloween Beach Party at The Party Source
Beers will include Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Lemongrass Luau and Fire Rock Pale Ale plus Kua Bay IPA, Lavaman Red and Black Lava Lager. It’s the first time those last three beers have been available on the mainland.

This Week in Beer: Oct. 20 – 26, 2014

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.

We welcome SweetWater Brewery to Ohio this week. All SweetWater events are marked in blue this week and the next few weeks.

Monday, Oct. 20th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 20th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 20th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Oct. 20th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, October 20th at 4:20 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers will include 420 Extra Pale, IPA, Blue, Georgia Brown and Hop Hash.

Monday, Oct. 20th at 6:00 pm – Laboratory Lager #1 Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This first in the series beer is a dry hopped Amber Lager. They are describing it as a “bready and medium bodied lager is dry-hopped with Wakatu and Amarillo hops on top of the layered complexity of tettnang and Saaz hops in the kettle.”

Monday, October 20th at 5:00 pm – Skype Session and Tap Takeover at Ei8ht Ball
Skype chat with Brian Ewing of 12% Imports and enjoy Tilquin Gueuze, Stillwater Debutante, Evil Town Even More Denmark, Evil Twin Biscotti Break and Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail.

Monday, October 20th from 5:00 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Northside Tavern

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, October 21st from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Dutch’s

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Beers include Sculpin, Grunion, Black Marlin Porter, Victory at Sea, Big Eye, Fathom IPL, Calico Amber and Indra Kunindra

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm – Cool Beer Labels Book Release at MadTree
From Facebook:
“Come celebrate the release of Print Book’s newest publication Cool Beer Labels, a book featuring great packaging from over 150 breweries from all over the world. The author, Daniel Bellon will be signing and talking about the new book. In addition, meet featured designers Keith Neltner, Austin Dunbar, Tom Post, and John Pattison whose work is included in the book. The night will also showcase Neltner Small Batch’s book (a compilation of retrospective creative highlights) in the beer, music and branding industries over the last decade and a half. Several books will be raffled and all proceeds will go to sponsoring a design student from Northern Kentucky University. The book was carefully hand bound, printed by Arnold Printing, and features Appleton Coated paper (embossing, varnishes), assembled at Olberding Bindery, and each is hand signed and numbered.”

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Goose Island with Muddy Imperial Stout and Rambler IPA on draft plus 312, Matilda and Sofie in bottles.

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Dogfish Head.

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at J-Taps (on Glenway Ave)

Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Fogarty’s (Cheviot)

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This week, it’s Upland and will feature their Teddy Bear Kisses Russian Imperial Stout.

Thursday, October 23rd – SweetWater Clifton Pub Crawl
Includes Brass Tap U Square, Keystone Grill and Mac’s Pizza

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, October 23rd – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Mariemont

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Fear of the Dark 4 Beer Tapping at the Lackman
This fourth annual event runs from Oct. 23rd through Halloween weekend. Rotating beers are MadTree 2013 & 2014 Axis Mundi, MadTree Are You Ready for the Darkness, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 Cleveland Crusher, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer, Fat Head’s/Jackie O’s Liquid Courage, Revolution Mad Cow and Three Floyds Back Masking.

Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s De Koninck.

Thursday, October 23rd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Bridgetown

Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 5:00 pm to close – 2nd Annual All Local Celebration at Arthur’s Cafe

Thursday, Oct. 23rd 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Southern Tier Pumpking and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Punkin.

Friday, Oct. 24th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, October 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Country Fresh Market
At both Vine Street and Beechmont Ave locations

Friday, Oct. 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Hop Shop Cask Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This week, it’s OTR conditioned with whole cone Zeus (from Little Miami Farms,OH) and whole cone Simcoe.

Friday, October 24th from 5:00 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Padrino

Friday, Oct. 24th from 5:00-7:00 pm – West Sixth Beer Tasting at Kroger Hyde Park

Friday, October 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Oct. 24th 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, Oct. 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Oct. 25th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Oct. 25th – Bourbon, Bluegrass, Beer & BBQ at Cork N’ Bottle Buttermilk Pike

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 12:00-5:00 pm – King of the Hill Best Local Beer Competition at Incline Public House
$10 a ticket, blind tasting. Everyone that participates gets to vote. Beers from Blank Slate, Fifty West, Listermann, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist and Rivertown.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 12:00-4:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Saturday, October 25th from 1:00-4:00 pm – Tasting at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 3:00-7:00 pm – Ales & Tales at WagsPark
Beers from Fifty West, MadTree, Ei8ht Ball, Rhinegeist, Blank Slate, Listermann, Rivertown and Bad Tom. Cost is $35 for humans and $10 for dogs (limit of one dog per human). For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their EventBrite page.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 4:00 pm to close – Clifton Beer Fest at the Corinthian
Formerly at Fries Cafe, the fest is moved down the street and presented in memory of Jerry Freese, the owner of Fries. Cost is $2 per sample ticket. Ticket stubs will be used as giveaway entry. Pre-sale tickets available at a discount at the Corinthian until Oct 22nd.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Oct. 25th at 7:30 pm – 11th annual Taste of the World at Newport Aquarium
No beer list on their web site, but we know West Sixth is going to be there. For more information, go to http://soh.taste.llsevent.org

This Week in Beer: Oct. 13 – 19, 2014

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.

Monday, Oct. 13th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 13th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 13th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Oct. 13th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Oct. 13th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Founders Stout (and Hop) Season at Market Wines
They will be tapping four beers from Founders: Mosaic Promise IPA, Dark Penance Black IPA, Red’s Rye PA and Breakfast Stout

Monday, Oct. 13th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Seasonal Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month’s bonus tapping, it’s their new T-Bird Fresh Hop Harvest Ale. Pints are $1 until the cask is gone.

Monday, Oct. 13th at 6:00 pm – Draft Lips of Faith Series at Halfcut
On draft: La Folie Sour, Le Terroir Sour and Cigar City Collaboration. For every growler you buy, you get 2 New Belgium globe glasses to take home.

Monday, Oct. 13th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 14th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Oct. 14th from 5:00 pm – Pint Night at the Rusty Bucket
First 48 people that purchase a pint of the Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale get to keep the glass.

Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Oct. 15th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 15th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 15th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Oct. 18th from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – Brewer’s Happy Hour at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
Join head brewer Gerry for an interactive brewery tour that includes tasters of Rock Bottom’s most recently tapped beers. They will also be tapping a special firkin of Crosley Field IPA.

Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 7:30 pm – Stone Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Union
Trivia night and three Stone beers on draft: Stone Xoceveza, Enjoy By 10.31.14 and Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity.

Thursday, Oct. 16th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Oct. 9th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

UPDATE Thursday, Oct. 16th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Fiction.

Thursday, Oct. 16th from 6:00 pm to close – Flatbreads and Flights at the Brass Tap U Square
For $15, you will receive a delicious spicy pork enchilada flatbread and five stouts: MadTree Axis Mundi, North Coast Old Rasputin, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, Stone Coffee Milk Stout and The Bruery Tart of Darkness. Order tickets at https://brasstap.webconnex.com/flatbreadsandflightsstouts You should order tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.

Thursday, Oct. 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 – Rivertown Pumpkin, Glendale – Rivertown Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Bell’s Two Hearted.

Friday, Oct. 16th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Oct. 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Hop Shop Cask Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This week, it’s Lager House Helles conditioned with whole cone Chinook (from Little Miami Farms,OH) and lemon zest.

Friday, Oct. 17th 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, Oct. 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Oct. 18th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Oct. 18th from 12:00-4:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Saturday, Oct. 18th at 2:00pm – Fight Like a Girl Pink IPA Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
A portion of the sales from their Pink IPA, Fight Like a Girl, will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Girls. They will also be hosting a kick-boxing class on the top floor of the New Riff Event Center. The cost of the class is $15 and entitles you to admission to the class and a glass of Fight Like a Girl afterwards at the brewery.

Saturday, Oct. 18th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

This Week in Beer: September 15 – 21, 2014

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.

Monday, Sept. 15th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Sept. 15th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Sept. 15th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Flat 12 Pogue’s Run Porter on the Randall running through chocolate and mint. They will also be tapping Flat 12 Barrel Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale and Moustache Ride Red.

Monday, Sept. 15th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Sept. 15th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Sept. 15th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Sept. 16th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Sept. 16th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Sept. 16th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Sept. 16th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square
This week, it’s Bear Republic Racer 5 with grapefruit and mango.

Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 5:00 pm – Flat 12 Bierwerks Cincy Launch at The Lackman
Includes Half Cycle IPA, Pogue’s Run Porter, Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale and Barrel Aged Mustache Ride Red Ale. Buy a Flat 12 pint and get a logo glass to keep.

Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 5:00 pm – Victory IPA Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Includes Hop Devil, Hop Devil Nitro, Wild Devil and Dirt Wolf.

Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, Sept. 17th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Sept. 17th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz. pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Sept. 17th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Sept. 17th at 4:00 pm – Highland Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Fireside Pizza
Highland founder Oscar will be in attendance from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm – Rocktober Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 5:00 to 11:00 pm – Mt. Adams Neighborhood Oktoberfest Festival
For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, Sept. 17th at 6:00 pm – September Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Highland Brewing from Asheville, NC. The beers are Razor Wit, Gaelic Ale, Clawhammer, Oatmeal Porter, Mocha Stout and Plaid Schwartz (Moerlein Lager House collaboration beer with Highland). Oscar Wong, founder of Highland, will be in attendance. Register by emailing PrivateDining@MoerleinLH.com. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Thursday, Sept. 18th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Sept. 18th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Sept. 18th from 4:30-6:30 pm – Flat 12 Happy Hour at Igby’s
Beers will include Half Cycle IPA, Pogue’s Run Porter and Flat Jack Pumpkin.

UPDATE Thursday, Sept. 18th – Presidents Room Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
See our post for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 18th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: New Holland Dragon’s Milk, KY Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, BBC Stout and Quaff Bros. “Broot” (Bourbon barreled Root Beer) and KABOOM! (a Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barreled aged Imperial Stout with red hots)
Burger: BBQ, cheddar and bacon
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, Sept. 18th 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 – Rivertown Oktoberfest, Glendale – Cavalier Pumpkin Beer and Hyde Park – Two Brothers Atom Smasher.

Thursday, Sept. 18th from 7:00-10:00 pm – Flat 12 Happy Hour at Molly Malone’s
Beers will include Half Cycle and Pogue’s Run.

Friday, Sept. 19th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Sept. 19th from 5:00 pm-12:00 am – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Friday, Sept. 19th from 5:00 pm-12:00 am – Uberdrome at Moerlein Lager House
From Facebook:
“This year admission to the entire Uberdrome is free and open to the public, offering entertainment and atmosphere with German-style food prepared by the Moerlein Lager House. The menu includes Oktoberfest Rotisserie Chicken and Traditional German favorites along with freshly brewed Christian Moerlein crafted beers onsite. Paulaner original Munich Oktoberfest beers will also be available.”

Friday, Sept. 19th 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, Sept. 19th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Sept. 20th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Sept. 20th from 11:00 am-12:00 am – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sept. 20th from 12:00 pm-12:00 am – 2nd Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist

Saturday, Sept. 20th from 1:00 pm-12:00 am – Uberdrome at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, Sept. 20th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Sunday, Sept. 21st from 11:00 am-10:00 pm – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Sunday, Sept. 21st from 12:00 pm-12:00 am – 2nd Annual Franztoberfest at Rhinegeist

This Week in Beer: September 8 – 14, 2014

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.

Monday, Sept. 8th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Sept. 8th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Sept. 8th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Sept. 8th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, Sept. 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Sept. 8th at 6:00 pm – Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s their Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 9th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Sept. 9th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Sept. 9th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Sept. 9th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, Sept. 9th at 6:00 pm – West Sixth Cocoa Porter Release Party at Halfcut
Also some brewery exclusive beers. We hear it could be the Orange Creasmicle Nitro and Castelwood Black IPA.

Tuesday, Sept. 9th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Sept. 9th at 6:30 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $45 per person. Call (513) 831-2749 for reservations.

Wednesday, Sept. 10th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Sept. 10th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Sept. 10th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller

Wednesday, Sept. 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Sept. 11th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, Sept. 11th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, Sept. 11th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Samuel Smith (Nut Brown & Oatmeal Stout), Orval & Rochefort 10 and Ayinger Celebrator
Burger: Italian
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, Sept. 11th 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 – Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Glendale – Red Hook Pumkin Porter and Hyde Park – Bell’s Oktoberfest.

Friday, Sept. 12th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, Sept. 12th from 11:00 am to 2:00 am – Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Friday, Sept. 12th 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, Sept. 12th at 5:00 pm – Grand Opening of Old Firehouse Brewery
The Tristate’s newest brewery opens today! Watch for our post on Old Firehouse Brewery later this week.

Friday, Sept. 12th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, Sept. 12th from 6:30-11:00 pm – Cincy Beerfest On Fountain Square (And 5th Street Too)
Advance VIP tickets are $35 and advance VIP ticket holders are the only people who get access to 24 special “rare/expensive/hard to find” beers in the VIP area. All advance tickets are VIP Tickets. Includes admission, a souvenir five ounce mug, and 25 sampling tickets (each sample is a full five ounce pour). Day of tickets are $40. You can also buy pints for $5. Buy your tickets at http://www.beerfesttickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=43

Saturday, Sept. 13th from 11:00 am to 2:00 am – Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Saturday, Sept. 13th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Sept. 13th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 13th from 6:30-11:00 pm – Cincy Beerfest On Fountain Square (And 5th Street Too)
See the Friday night listing for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 14th from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm – Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Sunday, Sept. 14th – Sunday Bengals Tailgate Party at Fountain Square
Help the Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square folks kick their kegs. They will be selling full pints at a great price.

This Week in Beer: August 25 – 31, 2014

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.

Monday, August 25th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

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

Monday, August 25th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

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

Monday, August 25th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Gumballhead.

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

Tuesday, August 26th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

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

Tuesday, August 26th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, August 26th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, August 26th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

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

Wednesday, August 27th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are only $3.99.

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

UPDATE Wednesday, August 27th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Pumpkin beer tasting including Southern Tier Pumking and Warlock on draft. Also New Holland Ichabod, Uinta Punk’n and Red Hook Pumpkin Porter.

Thursday, August 28th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, August 28th from 4:00 pm to close – PumpCan Release Party at MadTree
50% of all PumpCan sales for the day including t-shirts, posters and cans will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Can designer John Pattison and logo illustrator Tom Post will be on hand signing PumpCan posters.

Thursday, August 28th from 5:00 pm to close – Fat Tire Pub Pedal at Taste of Belgium Clifton
You could win a bike from New Belgium.

Thursday, August 28th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Uinta, Dark Horse, Oskar Blues, Schlafly, Lost Coast, Victory, Sixpoint, Southern Tier, Left Hand and Breckenridge
Burger: Mexican
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, August 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: Main Strasse Covington – Bell’s Two Hearted, Glendale – Fat Head’s and Hyde Park – Stone Ruination.

Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at Anderson Izzy’s
Beers include Avalanche Ale, Lucky U IPA and Vanilla Porter. Food pairings are Izzy Mex quesadilla sliders, Turkey BLT and Chocolate Cake. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call 513-231-5550 or email eric@izzys.com

Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus
Bourbon County Stout, IPA and 312.

Friday, August 29th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, August 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.

UPDATE Friday, August 29th starting at 6:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Beers include Lift, The Great PumpCan, Happy Amber, Tiamet, Misnomer, BBA Axis Mundi and Trompe Le Monde.

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

UPDATE Saturday, August 30th – Sierra Nevada Beer Camp at Dilly (on the patio)
Beers include Sierra Nevada/Three Floyds Chico King Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada/New Glarus There and Back ESB, Sierra Nevada/Bell’s Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale, Sierra Nevada/Ballast Point Electric Ray IPL and Sierra Nevada/Russian River Yvan the Great Belgian Blonde.

Saturday, August 30th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

UPDATE Saturday, August 30th at 12:00 noon – Sabre Tooth Tiger Tapping at Rhinegeist
Launch party will be only time to get growler/crower fills of Saber Tooth Tiger. Get a free Saber Tooth Tiger poster with your first beer purchase (while supplies lasts)

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

This Week in Beer: August 18 – 24, 2014

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.

Monday, August 18th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, August 18th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, August 18th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, August 18th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, August 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Blue Melvin (Imperial Cream Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels with the addition of blueberries) bottle release and tapping.

Monday, August 18th at 5:00 pm – Seasonal Tapping: Gin Bunny at Moerlein Lager House
From Facebook:
“The brainchild of Michael Roszkowski, Gin Bunny, is a power house of a pale ale that uses a blend of Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo as a backbone for a subtle addition of juniper berries. Selected as the Moerlein Brewer’s Cup Pro-am beer, this fine bunny will make its way to Denver, CO to be judged in this year’s Great American Beer Fest.”

Monday, August 18th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, August 19th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, August 19th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, August 19th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, August 19th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, August 19th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, August 20th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, August 20th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, August 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Firkin Night at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, August 20th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm – Blank Slate Beer Dinner at Dilly.
Beers include Out and About, Ryesing Up, Shroominous, Moving On and The Lesser Path. Menu is still TBA. Cost is $39.00 per person. Call 513-561-5233 for reservations.

Thursday, August 21st – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, August 21st from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Franz.

Thursday, August 21st from 5:00 pm to midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
Comedy is free. It costs $5 for beer wristband and $1 for each beer ticket. One beer ticket gets you a sample and five beer tickets equal a “full beer serving”. Thursday’s headliner is Josh Sneed.

Thursday, August 21st at 6:00-8:00 pm – Burgers & Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Ei8ht Ball, MadTree, Jackie O’s, Rockmill, Blank Slate, West Sixth and Against the Grain beers
Burger: Dorito
See our earlier post for the complete list of this summer’s Burgers & Beer schedule.

Thursday, August 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: Main Strasse Covington – West Sixth Amber, Glendale – New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Weihenstephaner Boot night.

Friday, August 22nd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, August 22nd from 5:00 pm to midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
Comedy is free. It costs $5 for beer wristband and $1 for each beer ticket. One beer ticket gets you a sample and five beer tickets equal a “full beer serving”. Friday’s headliner are The Sklar Brothers.

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

Saturday, August 23rd – Hop Heaven at Moerlein Lager House
Beers will include Uinta Detour, Stone Ruination, 21st Avery Anniversary, Triple Digit Decimation, Mt. Carmel Snapshot, Ithaca Flower Power, Avery New World Porter and a special citra cask from Thirsty Dog.
In addition, “Moerlein Lager House also will unveil a new specialty house brew for the event.”

Saturday, August 23rd – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, August 23rd from 4:00 pm to midnight – Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
Comedy is free. It costs $5 for beer wristband and $1 for each beer ticket. One beer ticket gets you a sample and five beer tickets equal a “full beer serving”. Saturday’s headliner are David Allen Grier.

Saturday, August 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, August 23rd from 12:00-8:00 pm – Final Round of Battle of the Beers at Firehouse Grill
Finalists are MadTree Brewing, Fifty West Brewing, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and Warped Wing Brewing Company.