This Week in Beer: May 30 – June 5, 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.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Monday, May 30th at 12:00 noon – Special Monday Tapping at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Maine Lunch, Maine King Titus, Maine/Heavy Seas Collaboration Partnership, Heavy Seas Siren Noir, Heavy Seas Cutlass Supreme and they will also be releasing the two most recent Hoof Hearted cans at noon also.

Monday, May 30th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie Birthday Bomb. The cost is $7 For a ten ounce snifter.

Wednesday, June 1st at 12:00 noon – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $7 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, June 1st at 4:00 pm – MadTree and Watershed Distillery Tasting Featuring Joon at The Works (Loveland)

Wednesday, June 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Uinta Cucumber Farmhouse aged in Gin Barrels Tapping at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
The cost is $5 For a sixteen ounce pint.

Thursday, June 2nd at 5:00-10:00 pm – Alpine Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Duet, Nelson, Hoppy Birthday and Hot Box.

Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Quaff Bros. Space Taxi, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot, Thirsty Dog BA Wulver and Stone Xocoveza Charred
Burger: Marsala Burger
Music: Hayden and Kaye

Thursday, June 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 – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm – Cellar Dweller Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th – Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.valleyvineyards.com/events.html

Saturday, June 4th from 2:00-9:00 pm – 1st Annual Beach Bash Craft Beer Festival
More information available at http://www.thebeachwaterpark.com/?event=1st-annual-beach-bash-craft-beer-festival

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This Week in Beer: April 4, 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.

HAPPY OPENING DAY!

Monday, April 4th at 9:00 am – The Season Opener at Taft’s Ale House
Too many things happening to list them all here. Check out their Facebook event page instead.

Monday, April 4th at 10:00 am – Opening Day Kegs ‘N’ Eggs + Game Day Shuttle at Rhinegeist
Once again, check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, April 4th at 10:00 am – Opening Day at Braxton
For $10, you get a beer, a bag of Cracker Jacks and a limited edition Braxton baseball glass. Chicago Don’s Hot Dawgs on site.

Monday, April 4th at 11:00 am – Reds Opening Day at The Lackman
On tap: Rhinegeist Hustle and MadTree Rounding Third. Happy Hour from 4-8pm features $2 off drafts, $2.50 domestics and $3.50 imports.

Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 am – Kickoff Arbor Brewing Month at BrewRiver GastroPub
From Facebook: “Come meet Matt Greff, the owner/head brewer of Arbor Brewing Company and Corner Brewery. We will be featuring 4 Arbor Brewing beers, including one of their rare sours! Our three course tasting menu will feature Arbor through the entire month of April!”

Thursday, April 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Rivertown Tasting at Kroger Austin Pike

Thursday, April 7th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Uinta Thirsty Thursday at Craft Pointe

Thursday, April 7th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
This month’s book is Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle.

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00-10:00 pm – Local Brew Party at Midway Café Fort Thomas

Don’t forget to check back on Friday for the weekend’s tastings and tappings!

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 8 – 14, 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, Feb. 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s HopSlam. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – Kentucky Ale Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
For $25, you get two glasses of Kentucky Ale and a Kentucky bourbon barrel liqueur served with a four course meal. Call (859) 415-2312 to make your reservations.

Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm – Pint Night/Trivia Night at The Growler House
Featuring Moerlein Big Piney IPA for $4 a pint.

Thursday, Feb. 11th – Maple Dopplebock Farewell Tapping at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 4:00 pm – Moerlein Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Beers include Big Piney IPA, Wild Hunt Black IPA, T-Bird Hop Harvest Ale and Hudepohl Pure Lager.

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 5:00 pm – Ale Smith Tap Take Over at Market Wines
Featured beers are Vintage Wee Heavy, Vintage Speedway Stout and Vietnamese Speedway Stout.

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6:00 pm – First Squeeze Nugget Nectar at Firehouse Grill

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6:30 pm – Upland Brewing Beer Dinner at Otto’s
MENU — Greeter: Champagne Velvet Pilsner; First Course: Carpet Burn Oyster Stout paired with Tempura battered oyster sliders with housemade remolaude served on 16 Bricks challah rolls; Second Course: Dragon Fly IPA paired with Pork tenderloin with apple chutney over arugula with an apple cider vinaigrette, topped with cilantro micro greens; Third Course: Cherry Lambic Belgian Ale paired with Housemade Burrata with flat beignets coated in local honey cinnamon and cayenne, topped with poached pears. Cost is $43.19 per person. You can get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ottos-upland-brewing-beer-dinner-tickets-20834978983

Thursday, Feb. 11th at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Feb. 12th – 9th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
The grand daddy of all Cincinnati beer festivals. Get your tickets at http://www.cincybeerfest.com/buy-tickets/. As always, we recommend going Friday night. The Connoisseur tickets and hotel package for Saturday night are already sold out.

Saturday, Feb. 13th starting at 11:00 am – 4th Annual Splinterfest at Moerlein Lager House
This event celebrates barrel aged beers in pints and crafted flights. Beer list includes Braxton Dark Charge, Uinta Brewing Port O’ Call, Thirsty Dog Siberian Nights, Upland Barrel Chested Barleywine, Blank Slate Barrel Aged Shroomious Brown Ale, New Holland Dragon Milk, New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek, Christian Moerlein Eleven/162, Rhinegeist Mushhushshu, Stone 2013 Old Guardian Oak Smoked Barley Wine, MadTree Gnarly Brown Bourbon Barrel, Old Firehouse Barrel Aged Old Flame, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel 3 year Coffee Stout.

Saturday, Feb. 13th at 4:00 pm – Westwood Works Winter Pop-Up Beer Garden at St. James Episcopal Church
Featuring beers from MadTree.

Saturday, Feb. 13th – 9th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest
See above.

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Tasting and Tappings Report: Feb. 5, 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 – Warped Wing tasting Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm featuring Baltic Argonaut, Flyin’ Rye, Irreverent and 10 Ton.

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 Rhinegeist in Fairfield and beers from Sierra Nevada in Eastgate.

Liberty’s Bar and Bottle – Jolly Pumpkin tasting Friday at 2:00 pm featuring Oro de Calabaza, Fuego del Otono, Innovator Man, Hamajang, Madrugada, and their wet hopped saison. Available both individually and by the flight.

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 are pouring beers from Ballast Point including Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, Even Keel, Grunion, Victory at Sea, Calm Before the Storm, Barmy Apricot Ale, Big Eye, and Dorado. Draft by the glass pours will be $3.00 and will include a pint glass to take home for the first 72 guests. 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

Braxton Brewing – First Friday tapping from 5:00-9:00 pm – They will be tapping Trophy: Amarillo. 5% of all Trophy proceeds are donated back into the Covington Community.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night (30 pounds of it tonight) AND they will be having a Unita pint night with Uinta Coffee Stout, Gose, Pale Ale and Bier de Garde.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 1 – 7, 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, Feb. 1st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Upland Cherry Lambic ($12 for a 13 ounce tulip) and Breckenridge Barrel-Aged 471 ($5 for a 10 ounce snifter).

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 5:00 pm – MadTree Flights and Bites at Incline Public House

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein Big Piney Pint Night at Drake’s Florence

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd – Rhinegeist Sherry Barrel Aged “Ink” Tapping at Barleycorn’s Lakeside Park
Brewers and representatives from Rhinegeist will be on hand to talk about this special beer.

UPDATE Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 5:15 pm – Bell’s Hopslam Tapping at Habits Café
Smitten and Two Hearted will also be tapped.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 5:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at Incline Public House

Thursday, Feb. 4th from 5:00-11:00 pm – Bell’s Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Two-Hearted Ale, Smitten Rye, Cherry Stout and Hopslam.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 6:00 pm – February Beer of the Month Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This month, it’s Emancipator Doppelbock.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
Co-hosted by Braxton Brewing Company and the Kenton County Public Library, Books On Tap is a monthly get-together for books and beer lovers-alike. This month’s book is The Martian by Andy Weir.

Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:00 pm – Bad Tom Smith Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Feb. 5th at 4:00-7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, Feb. 5th at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Friday at Ei8ht Ball
Twenty pounds of bacon plus they’re tapping three beers from Uinta: Biere De Garde, Coffee Stout and Ready Set Gose.

Saturday, Feb. 6th from 2:00-6:00 pm – Super Firkin Fest at Christian Moerlein Malt House
The event is free to enter but firkin pours will be ticketed. Each ticket will be good for a 4 oz. pour from any firkin. See their Facebook event page for the firkin list and more information.

Sunday, Feb. 7th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hopslam Brunch at Keystone Covington
They will also have Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale and Bell’s Two-Hearted on draft.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 18 – 24, 2016

[Editor’s note: Our apologies for missing some beer events the last few weeks. Carla’s father has been having some health issues and we’ve been in Illinois helping him out. Hope to have things back to normal this week.
–Also, be sure to check out the two important fund raising events scheduled for Saturday this week.]

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, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Mikkeller Black Imperial Stout. The cost is $9 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Lolita, Sofie, The Muddy and Four Star Pils.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 1:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Dickmann’s
Twenty-six Rhinegeist beers on tap including Barrel Aged Ink, Barrel Aged Bertha, Blueberry Panther, Coffee Duncle, Stryker, Traction, Spud, Experimental IPA #2, Bubbly, Mosaic, Ink, Asterix, Workhorse, Victoria, Squirrel, Saison Blue, Dunk, Panda, Cidergeist Dry-Hopped, Cidergeist Semi Dry, Pure Fury, Panther, Uncle, Cougar, Zen and Truth.

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Brewery Tour at Rock Bottom

Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 pm – Uinta Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
They will be pairing beer from Uinta Brewing with a special dinner menu. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. You can make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Big Piney Release Party at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:00 pm – Ballast Point Victory at Sea Variants at Firehouse Gril
Variants include Coconut, Peanut Butter, Peppermint and the original Victory at Sea.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 4:30 pm – Highland IPA Launch at Habits Cafe
In addition to the IPA, they will also have Black Watch and Cold Mountain.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at BrewRiver GastroPub
Five Braxton beers on tap.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Fulton St Coffee Golden, Lolita Raspberry Wild Ale and Ogden Tripel.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 6:00 pm – Kentucky Tap Takeover at Molly Malone’s Covington
Featuring Braxton Snow Shovel, Goodwood Walnut, Kentucky Ale 3-Year Stout and West Sixth Heller Heaven.

Thursday, Jan. 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 – TBA, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – TBA.

Thursday, Jan. 21st at 7:00 pm – Crazy Mountain Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring their Extra Special Bitter.

Saturday, Jan. 22nd at 11:00 am – Brunch featuring Goose Island at Marty’s Hops & Vines
First course: Grilled Brie Crostini with Mango Chutney paired with Sofie; Second course: Prosciutto and Vegetable Frittata paired with Matilda; Third course: Puff Pastry Mushroom Tart paired with Lolita. Cost is $25 per person and due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call (513) 681-4222 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Flint Disaster Relief Fundraiser at Blank Slate Brewing
From their Facebook event page: “Water is THE most important raw material we use as brewers. We are blessed with top notch drinking water here in Cincinnati and it just so happens to make great beer too. Imagine if the water you were drinking (and everything made from it) was rendered toxic due to cost cutting efforts by your friendly local government. Not cool. This is exactly what has happened in Flint Michigan. People in that community currently don’t have access to safe drinking water from their municipal system and to us that is a real shame. It has been bugging us so much that we decided we need to do something to help.
This Saturday, January 23rd, BLANK SLATE BREWING COMPANY will be donating 20% of all beverage sales to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund to aid in immediate disaster relief for those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. We will also be accepting cash donations as part of the contributions.”

Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 1:00-11:00 pm – Pints for a Purpose at The Pub at Rookwood Mews
Help The Pub in Rookwood raise money for the family of Firefighter Patrick Wolterman who was killed in the line of duty on December 28th, 2015 serving the City of Hamilton Fire Department. Great Lakes Brewery, Ohio Valley Wine & Spirits Distributing, and The Pub have all agreed to donate $1 for every Great Lakes Pint sold between 5pm and 11pm on January 23rd. That means a $3 donation for every pint purchased. They will also have some amazing silent auction items, donation boxes, split the pot, t-shirts available for purchase, and more.

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This Week in Beer: Oct. 19 – 25, 2015

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, Oct. 19th at 5:00 pm – Heavy Seas Tap Takeover and Cask Tap at Northside Yacht Club
Hugh Sisson, the founder of Heavy Seas, will be in attendance.

Tuesday, Oct. 20th – Three Floyds Pint Night and Bottle Realease at Liquor City Uncorked
4:00 pm drafts – Alpha King, Dreadnaught, Gumball Head
6:00 pm bottle release – Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Gumball Head, Yum Yum, Robert the Bruce, Dreadnaught, Broo Doo, Space Station Middle Finger, Deesko, Backmasking

Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at AmerAsia
Beers include Dreadnaught, Gumball Head, Alpha Klaus and Zombie Dust.

Tuesday, Oct. 20th – Trivia Night featuring DuClaw Brewing at the Growler House
With a “special keg tapping of Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, and DuClaw Brewing prizes and drink specials”.

Tuesday, Oct. 20th – Sam Adams “Keep The Glass” night at Barleycorn’s (all three locations

Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 4:00-8:00 pm – Happy Hour with Woody at the Pub at Rookwood
Woody is the Deschutes Traveling Party Keg and mobile tavern (see below). This is the first stop of several stops this week.
Deschutes Woody

Wednesday, Oct. 21st at – Wiedemann Oktoberfest Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens
This German Heritage Night will also feature a book signing for Don Heinrich Tolzmann’s latest book, George Wiedemann–Northern Kentucky’s Beer Baron: The Man and His Brewery.

Thursday, Oct. 22nd Wednesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Fat Head’s Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations in advance by contacting Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com. The menu will be posted on their Facebook event page soon.

Thursday, Oct. 22nd-Friday, Oct. 23rd from 5:00-9:00 pm – Deschutes Woody at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Friday session will feature an opportunity to buy vintage bottles of previous Deschutes releases as well as some specialty draft items.

Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 5:00 pm – Charitable Suds at Rhinegeist
A portion of all bar proceeds will benefit Tender Mercies. Special brewery tours plus prizes to be raffled off.

Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 7:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 6:00 pm – Gerry’s Beer Tapping at Rock Bottom
In honor of National Nut Day, it’s a peanut butter brown.

Friday, Oct. 23rd at 6:30 pm – Third Annual Beer Baron Ball at Horseshoe Casino
This event “features an evening of dining, dancing, silent auction items and delicious craft beer. Sponsorships and tickets are available at www.beerbaronball.org. Individual tickets are $125 per person. An After Party for with DJ ETrayn has been added this year and begins at 9:30 p.m.; tickets are $40 per person.”

Saturday, Oct. 24th from 12:00-8:00 pm – Deschutes Woody at Jungle Jim’s Fall Smash in Fairfield

Sunday, Oct. 25th at 11:00 am – Explorer’s Brunch at Fifty West
“Three-course beer brunch featuring a menu inspired by foods found spanning the journey from Ohio to Utah with beer pairings from Uinta Brewing Co. and Fifty West Brewing Co.” Cost is $25 a person. Purchase tickets at fiftywest.com/explorersbrunch

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Tastings and Tapping and FESTIVALS Report: Oct. 9, 2015

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.

FESTIVALS

Cincinnati Craft Brewers’ Oktoberfest – Friday, Oct. 9th from 5:00 pm-12:00 midnight and Saturday, Oct. 10th from 12:00 noon-11:00 pm – See their Facebook event page for more information.

Signs and Steins – On Saturday, Oct. 10th, the American Sign Museum is hosting “a beer tasting event from 12-4 and the first 100 guests will receive a free glass American Sign Museum stein! Admission is only $10 per person to check out the museum and this includes the beer tasting as well! The beer tasting will be followed by a brief talk on beer signs and their history.”

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Sadly, Everything’s d’ Vine will be closing by the end of October.

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 Alltech in Fairfield and New Belgium in Eastgate.

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

Party Town – For Friday Night Flights this week from 5:30-7:00 pm, it’s beers from Uinta. From their Facebook page: “We’ll be cracking Uinta’s entire line open including draft by the glass pours of some draft only gems, Oaked Jack(oak-aged pumpkin ale) & this year’s Ales for ALS brew(India Red Lager). Every year a different beer is brewed to help battle Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Uinta gives all proceeds of each keg sold to Ales For ALS. Draft by the glass is $3.00.” The cost for the flight is $2.00 per person. A nine ounce pour is $3. 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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night AND they will be tapping TBA.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: June 8 – 14, 2015

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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Ei8ht Ball Cankle (English Pale Ale brewed with Pecans and Lactose) on nitro. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, June 9th – Meatball and Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at Packhouse
Four beers, three courses for $25.

Tuesday, June 9th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Rivertown Divergent Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, June 11th – Tap-N-Tapas at Mt. Carmel Brewery
Tapping their Maple Wood Bourbon Amber Ale. Argentine Choripan sandwiches and Spicy Pork-belly Empanadas will be served on the Porch all evening.

Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 pm – Urban Artifact Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane

Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 pm – Mike Czech Release and Mural Dedication at Ei8ht Ball
From Facebook: “The pilsner-style beer will be available throughout the night along with other Ei8ht Ball selections, with 50 cents of every beer sold going to the Amann Family Benefit Fund.” Plus, they’ll “unveil six new murals including some of our favorites like Rock em Sock em Abe, LoGoetta Lynn and Colonel Kiss to name a few. Texas Joe food truck will be vending treats in the name of sustenance and we’ll have posters too to quell your collecting habits.”

Thursday, June 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 – Country Boy Cougar Bait, Glendale – Uinta and Hyde Park – Bell’s Oberon.

Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 pm – Widmer Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Ft. Wright
Beers include Hefeweizen, Hefe Shandy and Hopside Down IPL. Food offerings are Crostini Sampler, Pesto Turkey BST and Brownie Sundae. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call Brian Ramey at (859) 331-4999 or email him at brian.ramey23@icloud.com These beer dinners frequently fill up so reservations are highly recommended.

Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 pm – Curious Traveler Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 12th starting at 3:00 pm – Patio Pours at Keystone Bar & Grill (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Patio Pours are from these breweries: Covington – Braxton, Hyde Park – Rhinegeist and Clifton – MadTree.

Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th – Kings Island Banshee Brew Fest
More than twenty breweries and 100 beers. Runs from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day, with the last pour at 9:00 p.m. Go to their web site for pricing and to purchase tickets.

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Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

See last Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the all week events listing including some added since then.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 11:00 am – Brewer’s Choice for Charity at Arthur’s Hyde Park
A portion of all draft beer sales will be donated to the charity of the respective brewers choice.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 11:00 am-10:00 pm – MadTree Porkopolis Infused Pairing at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Mad Pils, Axis Mundi, Sprye, Psychopathy, Pork Shoulder Slowly Braised (Mad Pils), Hand Pulled and Smothered in 12 Spice BBQ Sauce (Axis Mundi) with Ice Box Apples (Sprye), Crispy Onion Rings, Cheddar Cheese, Served with French Fries and Hoppy IPA Pickles (Psychopathy).

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 11:30 am – 11:30 pm – Local Tap Takover at Moerlein Lager House
Breweries such as Rhinegeist, MadTree, Ei8ht Ball, Listermann and more.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 pm – Brooklyn Beer Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Beers include Brooklyn Lager, Sorachi Ace, Brooklyn Blast! and Local 1. Samples are 25 cents each.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 pm – Cask and Cork Featuring Rhinegeist at Whole Foods Market Cincinnati
Five special release beers from Rhinegeist. Cost is only $5 for five beer samples and five food pairings. Wine samples also available.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Bell’s The Planets and Cincinnati Symphony Duet at Igby’s
“Join Larry Bell and enjoy VERY rare Bells beers on draft along side Paul Patterson and Sylvia Mitchell from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing live! Beers featured include Amber, 2 Hearted, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, ESP and Contrabassist. Keep the pint too while supplies last.”

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Revolution FISTCITY at The Lackman
Beers on tap: Fistcity “Chicago” Extra Pale, Blue Gene, Death’s Tar, Very Mad Cow, TV Party, Double Fist and Bottom’s Up Wit.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Widmer Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
$3.00 a pint

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Kentucky Beer Tap Takeover at Ei8ht Ball
KY local beers including Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Against the Grain, and more. And it’s free bacon night as usual.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm – Uinta Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
$3.00 a pint

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-10:00 pm – From the Lab #004 Brett Imperial Porter at Rivertown Brewing
Roebling porter as a base and ferment by Brettanomyces lambicus.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 5:00-11:55 pm – Listermann/Triple Digit Takeover at Brass Tap
Five nitro Beers and five CO2 beer including Listermann/MadTree Cranberry Gose, Nutcase with Blackberries and Triple Digit Cranium.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm – Hopslam Tapping at Lucky Dog Grille

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Rhinegeist Brewer at Firehouse Grill

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm – Limited Release Goose Island Tasting and Food Pairing at Dean’s Hops & Vines
Beers include Pepe Nero, Matilda, Halia, Lolita, Sofie, Ten Hill and Honkers Ale

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 6:00-11:30 pm – Meet the new Rivertown Night at the Growler House
Beers include their Pomegranate Lambic

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/20 – Tapping Hop Henge Experimental IPA 2015 tapping as part of a Deschutes tap takeover – Artist: Rob Warnick creating a print for Hop Henge

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 7:00-10:00 pm – Flat 12 Brewing Tasting at The Crow’s Nest Irish Pub

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 8:00-9:00 pm – Meet the Warped Wing Brewer at Firehouse Grill

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 8:00-11:00 pm – Deschutes Abyss Tapping and Pairing at Goodfellas Pizzeria
In addition to Abyss, they’ll also have Red Chair on the nitro line. Both of these beers will be paired with unique donuts from Holtman’s Donuts baked just for this event.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm – SweetWater and Reggae at Stanley’s Pub
SweetWater beers and a reggae band. $5 entertainment cover.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm – Lagunitas #CouchTrippin Photo Couch at The Annex at Japp’s Since 1879
Beers include Maximus, IPA, and Pils.