Tart N’Tasty Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

I’ve been compiling some of my favorite tart, summer friendly beers for a little bit, and now I will share them with the world. Join us July 11th, for a Tart N’ Tasty Tap Takover on a Tuesday. Here’s what you’ll find….

Dogfish Head Festina Peche
MadTree Boysen The Hood
MadTree Passion Fruit Tart Ale
Rogue Paradise Pucker
Troegs Scratch Series Raspberry Gose
Urban Artifact KeyPunch

Tart not your thing, but still enjoy a fruity and refreshing summer beer? Try these….

Forbidden Root Strawberry Basil Hefe
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
Taft’s Ale House Nellie’s Key Lime Ale

As always, something for everyone at Lucky Dog! Stop down and join us, and bring the pups for some summer patio action!!!
Can’t wait to see you here!!!
Come. Sit. Stay. @ Lucky Dog!
Cheers!!

Tröegs Pint Night

From Facebook:

Come to Loveland Cappy’s on Thursday, July 6th from 5-10pm for our Troegs Pint Night! We’ll have some great beers from them on tap and food from Renegade Street Eats!

This Week in Beer: July 3 – 9, 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, July 4th – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Tuesday, July 4th at noon – NSYC 4th Of July USA Beer & Burger Party Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at North Side Yacht Club

Thursday, July 6th from 3:00-11:00 pm – Tap & Screw Madisonville Grand Opening Party

Thursday, July 6th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Tröegs Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Victory Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 6th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 6th at 7:00 pm – Sam Adams Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, July 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

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

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Barrel-Aged Bottle Release at the Woodburn Brewery

Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am – Team Fiona #2 NE IPA Release at Listermann Brewing

Saturday, July 8th from 2:00-10:00 pm – Weyerbacher/North High Collaboration Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Saturday, July 8th at 5:00 pm – Schutzenfest Kolsch Release Party at the Lucky Turtle

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Tröegs Scratch Feature

From Facebook: “Get excited because Tröegs is coming to Habits!
They’re bringing some delicious brews for all of us to enjoy.
In the linup is one Mystery Experimental Keg that, even we don’t know the contents of!

*Hibiscus IPA – HIbiscus and Crimson Pistil, the two get in a glorious tangle of berry-like tanginess, sunset technicolor and sticky tropical notes in this Glorious IPA.

*Mystery Scratch – an exciting NEW Brew launched at Habits Craft Beer Series. Only the Tröegs Brew Master Knows, be the first to taste!

*Sunshine Pilsner – A year round winner – This deceptively complex pilsner is all about the tightrope walk of two-row barley, zesty Saaz hops and lager yeast. It’s a go-to when the sun is shining and it makes us happy when skies are gray

Kegs are tapped at 6pm, be there or miss out!”

Tastings and Tappings Report: March 10, 2017

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

TASTINGS, TOURS and DINNERS

Darkness Brewing – Beer & Cupcakes Saturday at 11:00 am. From Facebook: “We are teaming up with Mama C’s Buttercream & Sprinkles for a Saturday morning brunch of sorts with Craft Beer and Gourmet Cupcakes. Mama C’s will create four savory & sweet gourmet cupcakes that pair with four of our own craft beer recipes. Our head brewer and CoFounder Eric will also be here to talk about our beers. Included in the price are four savory and sweet cupcakes, four 5oz pours, and a full pint of beer after the pairing event. Tickets are $16 and you can find them here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2791838

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 MadTree at Fairfield and from Tröegs at Eastgate.

Molly Malone’s Covington – All About Stoutfest Saturday at 12:00 noon. See their Facebook event page for more information.

— Founders Night Sunday at 6:00 pm. Featuring 2015 Backwoods Bastard on tap, Centennial IPA AND 2016 KBS bottles! (Limit one per customer, first come first serve) plus specials on All Day IPA cans as well.

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

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Sixpoint Brewing w/ DJ & C.R.E.A.M. Release Saturday at 5:00 pm. Beers include C.R.E.A.M., Hi-Res, Crisp, Bengali, and a surprise keg.

Braxton Brewing – Revamp Can Release Friday at 5:00 pm.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Women in Beer Saturday at 4:00 pm. From Facebook: “Join us on Saturday, March 11th from 4-9pm to celebrate women in the craft beer industry! We’ll have food available from 4-9pm from Adena’s Beefstroll. We’ll be featuring 10 different beers on tap from breweries that have strong female representation such as Jackie O’s, Fat Head’s, Against The Grain, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, and Stone. From 4-6pm the women in craft beer will be speaking, and will be available to hang out and answer questions from 6-9pm!”

Christian Moerlein Brewing – New Brew Friday with Sea Salt Lemon Pils, Easy Livin’, Tank 9 Project starting at 4:00 pm.

— Thirteen / 164 Beer Launch Saturday at 12:00 noon. This bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with cherries will be available in 22-ounce bombers plus on tap.

— Christian Moerlein Anniversary Celebration Saturday at 6:00 pm.
“Tickets:
-General Admission, $35: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour
-Head Brewer, $50: buffet, 1 drink ticket, includes a brewery and/or underground lagering cellar tour, commemorative 22 oz. bomber & snifter glass
*tax not included
Buffet Menu: Smoked pork and chicken with homemade BBQ sauce infused with Christian Moerlein’s Thirteen/164 anniversary brew, southern style green beans, coleslaw, and homemade brewer’s grain rolls.”

Listermann Brewing – March NE IPA Can Release Saturday at 10:00 am. “No Sleep ‘Til Norwood is brewed with Galaxy, Falconer’s Flight 7 C’s and Motueka. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~130 cases. Brewer’s Delight is brewed with Pineapple, Galaxy, Citra and Zythos. $13 AFTER TAX/4 pack ~100 Cases”

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: December 5 – 11, 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, Dec. 5th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Brooklyn Black Ops. Price is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 6:00 pm – Drunken Winter Ale Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Wednesday, Dec. 7th at 5:00 pm – Great Lakes Christmas Ale Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley

Thursday, Dec. 8th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Tröegs Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, Dec. 8th 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 – Thirsty DOg Twelve Dogs of Christmas, Glendale – Bell’s Christmas and Hyde Park – Urban Artifact Kick Sled.

Thursday, Dec. 8th at 7:00 pm – Blank Slate Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm – Urban Artifact CAN Release Party at Urban Artifact
The initial launch will include Finn (Berliner Pale Ale) and Sliderule (Chocolate Raspberry Gose).

Friday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm – Final Friday Night Flights of 2016 at Party Town
Featuring beers from Against the Grain, this annual event is not to be missed.

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Sept. 16, 2016

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

HAPPY 2nd ANNIVERSARY to Old Firehouse BREWING!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jungle Jim’s (Eastgate) – Meet and Greet with Jim Koch of Samuel Adams from 12:00-2:00 pm at their Tasting Bar.

Malts in Ault – Tonight from 6:30-10:30 pm at Ault Park. Beers include B Nektar – Kill All the Golfers, Death Unicorn, Necromangocon and Zombie Ziller; Boulevard – Tank 7, Ginger Lemon Radler, Funky Pumpkin and Tell Tale Tart; Dogfish Head – Midas Touch, Seaquench, Sixty Minute and Namaste; Fat Head’s – Bumbleberry, Head Hunter, Spooky Tooth, Sunshine Daydream; Heavy Seas – Barrel Aged Greater Pumpkin, Pounder Pils, Double Cannon and Peg Leg Imperial Stout; Jackie O’s – Razz Wheat, Hop Ryot, Ohio Pale Ale and Chomolungma; Left Hand – Milk Stout, Sawtooth, Polestar Pils and Oktoberfest; MadTree – Lift, Happy Amber, Psychopathy and PSA; Ommegang – Tripel Perfection, Rosetta, Grains of Truth and Great Beyond; Revolution – Oktoberfest, Anti Hero, Eugene Porter and Bottom Up Wit; Sixpoint – Resin, Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action and Crisp; Stone – Who you callin a Wussie, Arrogant Bastard, Citrusy Wit and Delicious IPA.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Southern Tier Beer Tasting today from 4:00-7:00 pm.

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 Tröegs at Fairfield and beers from Arbor Brewing 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 Stone. 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 and RELEASES

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Northwest Fifty West Saturday at 11:00 am. Beers include 50 West TRIPA, Main Street Amber, One Way Street Citra SMaSH, One Way Street Mosaic SMaSH and Echo Summit.

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Ballast Point Tap Takeover Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Beers include Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, Grunion, Mango Even Keel, Watermelon Dorado, The Commodore, California Kolsch, California Amber, Calm Before the Storm, Copper Ale on Nitro, American Wheat with Cherries, Belgian Tripel Ale, Biere De Garde, Schwarzbier and Double IPA.

Casual Pint-Oakley – MadTree Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night. They will be tapping Stillwater I Miss the Old Kanye. Cost is $7 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Findlay Market Bier Market – This weekend, they will have beers from Taft’s Ale House including Masskrug Oktoberfest Marzen and Preservationist Pale Ale.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For September, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Braxton. 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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This Week in Beer: May 9 – 15, 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, May 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders KBS. The cost is $8 for a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00 pm – April Showers Bring May Sours: Rodenbach Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
They will have Rodenbach Vintage 2010 and Vintage 2012 bottles, Rodenbach Vintage on tap and Rodenbach Classic. The cost is $15 and includes plus a souvenir glass (while supplies).

Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm – Blank Slate Beer Tasting and Food Pairing at Ferrari’s Little Italy
Out on the patio if weather permits. Make a reservation to save your spot. This is the 1st of many tastings to come.

Thursday, May 12th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Tröegs Beer Tastings at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Donato’s pizza will be included in the tasting. Beers included not yet announced.

Thursday, May 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 – Rhinegeist, Glendale – Great Lakes Chillwave and Hyde Park – Goodwood.

Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at Presidents Inn (in Burlington)
Menu: First course – Storm paired with battered onion rings; Second course – Crank Shaft IPA paired with scalloped ceviche; Third course – Dead Blow paired with coffee crusted filet with creamed spinach and onion straws; Fourth course – Dead Blow Starter Reduction over raspberry ice cream. Cost is $37.92 per person. Purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidents-inn-braxton-dinner-tickets-25073497506

Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 pm – Sun King Beer Dinner at Hops House 99
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 pm – Falls City Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: April 15, 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

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Tröegs Beer Tasting Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm. Featuring Sunshine Pils and more.

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 North Coast Brewing Company at Fairfield. Eastgate will be hosting the Old Firehouse silent auction we told you about yesterday.

Ludlow Wines – Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm. The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

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 will be pouring beers from Avery. Tweak bourbon barrel aged imperial coffee stout and Raspberry Sour will be available for $6.00 a draft pour. They will also be sampling Avery’s year-round and seasonal brews. The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. 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

Dingle House – Founders Tap Takeover today at 4:00 pm. Featuring KBS and more.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they are doing a Brewer Swap with Country Boy. Beers on tap are Nate’s Coffee Stout, Black Gold, Grapefruit Cliffjumper and Nacho Bait.

Nashville Hot – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover tonight from 7:00-10:00 pm. Buy a pint and keep the glass. Beers include Cougar, Truth, Hustle, Peach dodo, Crash Pale Ale and Fool.

Oakley Pub and Grill – Moerlein Can Launch Party tonight from 8:30-11:00 pm. OTR Ale, Purity Pilsner and Third Wave IPA in cans plus Plum Street Wheat on draft.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: April 11 – 17, 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 pm – Insurrection DIPA Tappening at Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House

Wednesday, April 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Erie Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Soleil Shandy Raspberry Lemon Shandy (draft), Derailed Ale Black Cherry Cream Ale (draft), Railbender Scottish Style Ale, Ol’ Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy and Mad Anthony American Pale Ale.

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Strawberry Blonde, Mr. Delicious IPA, Phat Abbott, Sodibo BA Sour and Mafka Sour.

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane

Thursday, April 14th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
This week, it’s beer from Tröegs.

Thursday, April 14th at 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Capital Grille
Cost is $100 per person. Call Laura Marsh for reservations at 513-340-5990. First course: Sauteed Mussels, Tomato-Lime Broth, Micro Cilantro paired with MadTree Lift; Second course: Hop-brined Smoked Trout, Fingerling Potatoes , Carrot Green Chimichurri, Hazelnuts paired with PSA Pale Ale; Third course: Spent Grain Tortellini, Braised Lamb Ragout paired with Rounding Third Red IPA; Fourth course: 45-Day Aged Bone In Sirloin, Steak Butter paired with Happy Amber; Fifth course: Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote, Biscotti Streusel paired with Stutze Belgian Blond Ale.

Thursday, April 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: Main Strasse Covington – KY Peach Barrel Wheat, Glendale – Rhinegeist Cougar and Hyde Park – Heavy Seas Cutlass.

UPDATE Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm – Falls City Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Kentucky Common, Hipster Repellant and Pale Ale. Pairings include Loaded Potato Skins, The Izzy Burger with Cheese, and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations: go to http://www.izzys.com/reservations.php, or email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm – Boulevard Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th – Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Starkbierfest
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, April 15th at 8:00-11:00 pm – BB Riverboats Beer Festival
From Facebook: “Join BB Riverboats as we ‘hop’ up the Spring season with our second Craft Beerfest onboard the Belle of Cincinnati. There will be over 15 craft breweries represented and more than 60 different beers available to sample on this 2 hour evening cruise. Each ticket includes 20 beer samples of your choice. VIP tickets are available which include a private deck space, appetizers, exclusive VIP beer sample options, and early boarding privileges. Local vendors of the Craft Beer industry will be onboard to answer any questions about home brewing, beer can collecting, and even tours about the history of brewing in our area. Join us in April for our biannual tradition. Must be 21.
General Admission $50.00*
VIP Admission $75.00*”

Saturday, April 16th at 12:00-3:00 pm – Strawberry Pig Returns to the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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