Trivia Night & Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

Celebrate Summer with Braxton Brewing Company when we takeover the taps at The Gruff in Covington!

Brush up on your beer and Covington knowledge because we’re doing trivia Braxton style this time:

We’ll have four awesome categories for trivia which will be:
1. Beer
2. Braxton
3. The Gruff
4. Covington

While your there – be sure to try a few of the EIGHT beers that we’ll have on tap – Summertrip, Pinata, Revamp IPA, Starter Kit, Storm, Braxton Labs Cucumber Wit, Blossom and Short Fuse!

Game on! #LifeOneToLife

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Roebling Point Pub Crawl

From Facebook:

Join us and our neighbors in Roebling Point for a Pub Crawl celebrating Sierra Nevada Beer Across America Beer Camp.

Our lineup:
Tropical Torpedo

East Meets West IPA – brewed in collaboration with Tree House Brewing Company

Ginger Lager- Lager Brewed with ginger and cayenne fermented on oak brewed in collaboration with Surly Brewing Company

Thai Style Iced T – ale brewed with lactose, orange peel, black tea, tamarind, and star anise brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller Brewery

OTHER LOCATIONS:

Smoke Justin
Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale- Duvel Moortgat
Raspberry Sundae- The Bruery
White IPA w/ Yuzu -Kiuchi Brewery
Summerfest

Keystone Bar & Grill
West Coast DIPA- Boneyard Beer
Dry Hopped Barleywine- Avery Brewing Co.
Campout Porter- Garage Project
Sidecar Orange Pale Ale

Molly Malones Covington
Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale- Fuller’s Brewery
Dunkle Weisse- Ayinger Brewery
Dry Hopped Berliner- Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Sierra Pale Ale

This Week in Beer: June 26 – July 2, 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, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Packhouse Beer Dinner at Darkness Brewing

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Curious Traveler Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, June 28th at 5:00 pm – The Collaboration Challenge at Fibonacci Brewing

Thursday, June 29th at 12:00 pm – Barrel Aged Ruby at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Erie Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Roebling Point Pub Crawl at The Gruff, Smoke Justin, Keystone Bar & Grill, and Molly Malones Covington

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Breckinridge Agave Wheat Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Boulevard Lemon Ginger Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 pm – Brooklyn Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 30th-Saturday, July 1st – West Side Brewing Grand Opening

Friday, June 30th at 4:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits (Fort Thomas)

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rogue Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 30th at 5:00 pm – Local Friday featuring Listermann at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, June 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, July 1st at 12:00 noon – Rhinegeist 4th Anniversary: Right On, Right On

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Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at The Gruff

From Facebook:

Press Tart- Berliner Weisse with Marionberry and Blueberry
Suggested pairing: Margherita Pizza

Cumulus- A collaboration with Fifty West, Woodburn, and Paradise breweries, this hazy yet crisp lager refreshes with a light crackery malt and honey notes from the addition of Spelt.
Suggested pairing: Italian Meat Pizza

Barrel Aged Penguin- Blonde Stout spends 3 months in Old Pogue Bourbon barrels to add vanilla, oak, and bourbon accents to the chocolate and coffee notes present in the base beer.
Suggested pairing: Gotgonzola, Apple and Bacon Pizza

Streaker- Dry hopped IPA
Suggested Pairing: Smoked Brisket Pizza

Lemon Cougar
Suggested Pairing: Proscuitto and Fig Pizza

Maracuja- A sour ale with the addition of lively passion fruit juice that elevates tartness with zesty tropical fruit notes.
Suggested Pairing: Truffle Sausage Pizza

Urban Artifact tap takeover at The Gruff

From Facebook:

Taste through Urban Artifact’s delicious variety of wild and tart beers!

FINN Berliner Pale Ale
PINWHEEL Kumquat Gose
PALMISTRY Double Berliner Pale Ale
HIPPODROME Wild Double IPA

MadTree Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

Join us for the roll out of “The Gruff” Tart IPA. Our chef/owner, Avram Steuber, collaborated with MadTree to create this brew.

The “Chef Series” is a really great idea, where the brewery teams up with local chefs to make new, limited-release beers.

Here is the lineup!
The Gruff Chef Series: Tart IPA – ABV 6.6%
Show me the Moni: Porter – ABV 6.6%
Sol Drifter: Blonde Ale – ABV 4.3%
Four Mile: Belgian Table Beer – ABV 3.9%
Batch 2.0: Hoppy Amber Ale – ABV 6.6%
Lift Kolsch ABV 4.7%
Psychopathy: IPA ABV 6.9%
Axis Mundi Super Stout ABV 10.5%

Join us for a night of fun, beer tasting and great food – at The Gruff.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cellar Dweller – Five Year Anniversary Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Milton’s The Prospect Hill Tavern – Bockfest Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour Friday at 5:30 pm. The snowman will burn at 8:00 pm!

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 Fat Head’s at Fairfield and from Abita at Eastgate.

The Gruff – Collaborative Beer Dinner Saturday at 6:30 pm. Featuring beers from MadTree, Rhinegeist and West Sixth. For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Keystone Hyde Park -Listermann 90s Brunch Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Mac’s Pizza Mainstrasse – Mardi Gras Braxton Tap Takeover Friday at 5:00 pm. Happy hour from 5-6 includes $1 off beers and buy one get one free appetizers. Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Haven, Jumpstart, Tropic Flare, Bluff, Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, and Dead Blow on Nitro.

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, they’re pouring from Bell’s including Whiskey Barrel Aged Jupiter and Hopslam. 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

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Two Heads and a Tree Takeover Friday at 6:00 pm. Beers include Madtree Lift, Unhappy Amber, and a surprise keg; Fat Head’s Head Trip, Sunshine Daydream, and Hop Juju; plus Dogfish Head Namaste, Midas Touch, and Olde School.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Local Friday featuring The Woodburn Friday at 5:00 pm. Beers include Hammer Session IPA, Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout, and Berliner Weisse.

— Saturday at 3:00 pm, Cappy’s will be hosting a Hi-Wire Launch Party. Beers include Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown Ale, Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA, Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Hi-Wire Gose, Twice as Nice Doppelbock, Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Enchanter Baltic Porter, Death Defying Spring Ale, 10W-40 Imperial Stout, Pulcinella BA Russian Imperial Stout, Carolina Coastal Black Rye Lager (Collab w/ Holy City Brewing), Oatmeal Brown Ale w/ Honey and Black Currants (Collab w/ Hardywood), Pimm’s Berliner Weisse (Collab w/ NOLA Brewing), Foeder Brett Saison, Hi-Wire’s House English Bitter, Prime Time Session Pale Ale, Sour Blonde Ale, Wild Rye Brett IPA, and a to be determined Small Batch Beer.

MadTree Brewing – Galaxy High and Citra High can release Saturday at 10:00 am. From Facebook: “Cans will be released in the Barrel Warehouse begining at 10AM. Limit two 4-packs of Galaxy, two 4-packs of Citra per person. Sorry, you can’t opt to take more of one over the other. Max of two 4-packs of any flavor. $12.50 per 4-pack (tax included.) Both will be available on draft for snifters but no growler fills. Cans will NOT go out to distribution. Some draft will be sent out to retailers.”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 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. 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Haand Aquavit Barrel Aged Porter and Epic Hop Zombie. Both beers will be $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at The Gruff
For $6, taste four of Braxton IPAs (Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0, Beta 4.0, and Spotlight White IPA) and vote for your favorite. Full pints for $6 and for $10 you can get a burger with your full pint.

Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 6:00 pm – Abita Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (Wilder)
Beers include Amber, Mardi Gras Bock, Purple Haze and Macchiato Stout.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 11:00 am – Quaff Bros. Irish Spirit Draft Release at Ei8ht Ball
Irish Spirit is a whisky barrel aged stout brewed by West Sixth.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Groundhog Day Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Featuring five beers from West Sixth: IPA, Pennyrile Pale Ale, Second Fiddle Single Hop Simcoe IPA, Sixfold VIII Blackberry Sour, Barrel Aged Cocoa Porter.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd from 4:00-9:00 pm – Woodburn Pint Night at White Oak Marathon
Beers include Cedar IPA, Chocolate Cherry Stout, Amber Ale, and Hammer Session IPA.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd-Sunday, Feb. 5th – Super Bell’s Weekend at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
See their web site for the long list of beers available.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00-9:00 pm – Hoof Hearted Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Everybody Wants Some Equinox, Joe Lies When He Cries, I Only Smoke After Sex, Permanent Marker Pen Disquises, and Fitness Freak.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Kentucky Rickhouse Barrel Aged Cranberry Wheat, Glendale – Braxton and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Muddy Water.

Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 7:00 pm – Country Boy Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 21 – 27, 2016

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

Monday, Nov. 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Quaff Bros. Even S’more of What? Cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, Nov. 22nd at 6:00 pm – 2015 Ville De Rivere Geuze Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Stone Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Three Floyds Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Laguinitas Tap Takeover at The Gruff
Beers include IPA, Aunt Sally, Nighttime and Willett Imperial Stout.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – 2nd Annual Dessert Beer Fest at The Barrel House (Dayton)
We don’t usually cover Dayton beer events, but we wanted to pass this one along to all of you. Beers include Rhinegeist Sexy Panda, Shorts Key Lime Pie, Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter, Southern Tier Salted Caramel, Southern Tier Crème Brûlée, Schlafly Pumpkin and Fifth St Brew Pub Mint JoJos.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 5:00 pm – Fibonacci Day with Turkey at Fibonacci Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 6:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve at Darkness Brewing
Food from Street Chef Brigade and music from Bows And Arrows.

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Luau at Hebron Brew Haus
Leis, party favors and Kona beer.

Thursday, Nov. 24th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov. 25th starting at 9:00 am – Listermann Black Friday Bottle Release and FOBAB Celebration
Bottles to be released (limited amounts): BA Chickow!, Triple Digit Belsnickel, High Society: Gin Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde with Honey Dew Melons, High Society: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with Coffee and Nutcase Concord Jam. Beers on draft: BA Chickow!, BA Vanilla/cinnamon Chickow!, Nutcase Concord Jam, High Society: Gin Barrel Aged Belgian Blonde with Honey Dew Melons, High Society: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with Coffee, Ohio Beagle- All Ohio hopped IPA and Raspberry Chocolate Lateral. Belsnickel pours from bottles as well.

Friday, Nov. 25th starting at 9:00 am – Cappy’s 3rd Annual Toys For Tots Black Friday Bash at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits,
Tons of rare beers on tap and rare bottles available for sale in exchange for a toy donation for Toys For Tots.

Friday, Nov. 25th & Saturday, Nov. 26th – Ale to the Queen City Festival
“Ale to the Queen City features craft beers from local breweries, live entertainment and signature ‘Cincinnati’ foods.” Runs from 4:00-11:00 pm each night, it will be on Mehring Way between the Roebling Bridge and Elm St. Beer tickets are purchased on site and are $1 each. 1 ticket = 3oz sample or 5 tickets = Full-Size Beer. See their web site for more information.

Friday, Nov. 25th at 5:00 pm – Warped Wing Black Friday Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Check out their Facebook event page for the beer listing.

Friday, Nov. 25th at 5:30 pm – November Firkin Friday at Braxton Brewing

Saturday, Nov. 26th at 11:00 am – Saturday Brunch Series at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This time, the featured brewery is Taft’s Ale House. Menu includes Preservationist Pale Ale paired with strawberry mango salad; Cherrywood Amber paired with smoked brisket sliders; and Mooly Wooly paired with a cocoa creampuff. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations required. Stop in or call 513-681-4222. Vegetarian option available upon request at time of reservation. Beverage substitution available.

Sunday, Nov. 27th at 10:00 am – Brunch, Beers, & Breweries at Christian Moerlein Malt House and Moerlein Lager House
“This informational and interactive day includes brunch at the Moerlein Lager House, tours of both of our brewing and production facilities, a quick history lesson about the brewing culture here in Cincinnati, a ride along the streetcar, and of course…beer!” Cost is $45.00 per person. For more information or to purchase your tickets, go to http://www.eventcreate.com/brunch-beers-breweries-395

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