This Week in Bockfest: March 4-7, 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Cincinnati: Bockfest! While things will be different this year, the great tradition of goats and bock beers will continue in the Queen City for the 29th time. Remember that reservations are highly recommended (if not required) for all of these events.

Here are some of the highlights of Bockfest 2021:

All weekend at Fibonacci Brewing – New Baby Goat!
Fibonacci has a new baby goat named Buttercup and two bock beers named for two of their goats. Buttercup’s namesake beer is a Dunkles Bock and the other beer is a New Riff rye whiskey barrel-aged Dopplebock named Honey after another resident goat.

Cue the Goats - Fibonacci Brewing

Thursday, March 4th at 5:30 pm at Alexandria Brewing: Blessing of the bock and tapping of Slayerator Doppelbock and Farmer Bock

Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 pm at Arnold’s Bar & Grill – The Tapping of the Bocks
Brother Tim Sucher, a Franciscan Monk from St. Francis Seraph Church, will bless all eleven bock beers on tap. Live music from Preston Charles from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Friday, March 5th at 11:00 am at Rebel Mettle Brewing – New Bock Beer Release
Colonel Copper Kupferdoppelbock joins Bock & Roll Bockbier in the taproom.

Friday, March 5th at 11:30 am at March First Brewing – Bock Beers Tapping
They include March First Heller Bock, Warped Wing Barrel-Aged Maple Abominator, Common Beer Co. Bock-A-Fella, and Grainworks Cincinnati Liars Lager Bock.

Friday, March 5th at 3:00 pm at Figleaf Brewing – Bock Beers Tapping
They include March First Heller Bock, Wooden Cask BA Oh Hell Yes Bock, HighGrain Ibex Weizenbock, and 16 Lots Kurve Bock.

Friday, March 5th at 5:30 pm at Big Ash Brewing – Ceremonial Tapping of Big Ash “Goat Rope” Bock Beer on the “Pour-Your-Own” Tapwall

Friday, March 5th at 6:00 pm at Mecklenburg Gardens – Keg Tapping of Paulaner Salvatore PLUS Bock And Doppelbock Tap Takeover
Special Guests: Schutzenfest Konig and Konigin – Randy and Katrina Brunsman

Saturday, March 6th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Moerlein Lager House – Bockfest Book and Poster Signing with Jim Effler
Bockfest artist Jim Effler will be signing his new book 25 Years of Bockfest Posters and a variety of previous and current Bockfest posters.

There are (at last count) 36 different Bockfest venues this year both in the usual OTR and Downtown area plus more in the greater Cincinnati area. Check them all out on the official Bockfest website.

This Week in Beer: August 21 – 27, 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, August 21st at 6:00 pm – Kentucky’s Darkest Day at Braxton Brewing HQ and Braxton Labs

Monday, August 21st at 6:00 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at Dilly

Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm – Tennessee Brew Works Trivia at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm – BrewDog Pint Night at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, Aug. 24th-Saturday, Aug. 26th – 3rd Annual BellsFest at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Maui Brewing Luau/Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, August 24th-Saturday, August 26th – 2017 Cincy Brew Ha Ha at Sawyer Point

Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Meet the Brewer Pint Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm – Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Aug. 25th-Sunday, Aug. 27th – 2nd Annual Bewilderment at Urban Artifact

Friday, August 25th at 5:00 pm – August Art After Dark: Beer Bash at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Friday, August 25th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, August 25th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, August 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 am – Total Eclipse with Total Eclipse at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Saturday, August 26th from noon to 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Parking Lot Party at Flipdaddy’s Union

Saturday, August 26th from 4:00-7:00 pm – An Afternoon with the Beer Barons at Spring Grove Cemetery

Sunday, August 27th at noon – Get Buzzed-Honey and Beer Pairing at Fibonacci Brewing

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Local Friday Featuring Warped Wing

From Facebook:

Join us at Loveland Cappy’s on Friday, July 21st from 5-10pm for our Local Friday Featuring beers on tap from Dayton brewery, Warped Wing! We’ll also have food available from Caveman Crepes, and free Braxton Sampling 5-8pm, and live music 6-9pm!

This Week in Beer: July 17 – 23, 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 18th from 7:00-10 pm – New Belgium Taco Tuesday & Open Jam at Calle Cantina

Wednesday, July 19th-Tuesday, August 1st – MadTree Brewing Hump Day Hops at Dickmann’s Sports Cafe

Wednesday, July 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Brewing Heritage Trail Crowdfunding Launch Event at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Wednesday, July 19th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Trivia Night and Tap Takeover at The Gruff

Wednesday, July 19th at 8:00 pm – Dale’s Pale Ale 16oz. CAN Sessions at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Thursday, July 20th from 5:00-10:00 pm – New Holland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm – Bell’s Brewery Tasting at Cappy’s Norwood

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Municipal Brew Works Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Southern Tier Nu Skool Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 20th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Two Brothers Able Weiss Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 pm – Leinenkugel’s Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Longnecks (Wilder and Hebron)

Friday, July 21st at 5:00 pm – Local Friday Featuring Warped Wing at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Friday, July 21st from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, July 22nd at 10:00 am – Chillin’ Can Release at Streetside Brewery

Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00 am-2:00 pm – OHGG 3rd Annual Statewide Hop Yard Open House

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 pm – Bell’s Summer Essentials Patio Party at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

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Warped Wing Tap Takeover

From Facebook:

Warped Wing will be here to take over the taps! One of the beers will be Whiskey Rebellion that we have been saving for a perfect evening. Food, live music, wine and of course! Stop by for a fun friday night! What more could you want?

This Week in Beer: April 10 – 16, 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.

Wednesday, April 12th at 5:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball BLOWOUT at Dickmann’s
Beers include Prodigal Son, Home Alone, Trisour Hops, Brahmfest, Det Lager, Daltons Kriek, and K-Hole.

Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm – Dark Horse Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $60 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Seating is limited. Make reservations in advance by registering at http://bit.ly/2nvfFJe.
BEER RECEPTION: Dark Horse Brewing Raspberry Ale and Moerlein Lager House Mango Hefe.
FIRST COURSE: Dark Horse Rain in Blood Orange Pale Ale paired with Brie “en carozza”, Jalapeno and Orange Marmalade, Smoked Honey
SECOND COURSE: Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale paired with Aleppo Crusted Ahi Tuna, Plantain Chips, Tropical Salsa, Agave Nectar, Hibiscus
THIRD COURSE: Dark Horse Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout paired with Pork and Lemongrass Dumpling, Young Coconut Broth, Crispy Vermicelli Noodles, Ponzu
FOURTH COURSE: Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale paired with Lamb Meatloaf, Blue Cheese, Haricot Vert, Wee Heavy Ketchup
DESSERT: Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale paired with Nutella Milkshake, Hazelnut Praline

Thursday, April 13th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Prairie Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Bomb!, Funky Gold Citra, Standard, Pe-Kan, and Vous Francais.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Epic Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Big Bad Baptist, Brainless on Cherries, Elder Brett, Tart N’ Juicy, and Los Locos.

Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Special Tapping at Sammy’s Craft Burgers and Beers
Beers include Trotwood Lager, Gamma Bomb IPA, Exp Lemondrop Pale Ale (Rare), and Night Velvet Belgium Strong Ale with Plums (Rare).

Thursday, April 13th 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 – MadTree Rounding Third, Glendale – Deschutes Fresh Squeeze IPA and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Juicy Truth.

Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm – Braxton & Rhinegeist Battle of the Escape Room Tap Takeover at Hebron Brew Haus

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This Week in Beer: March 13 – 19, 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, March 13th at 5:00 pm – Storm The Court Bracket Party at Strasse Haus
From 5-10pm, come fill out your bracket for your chance to win great prizes from Braxton Brewing Company. Even better, Storm will be on tap all month for $5.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Storm the Court Pint Night at Dickmann’s
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs.

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm – Graeter’s Pint Night at Drake’s
Buy the Braxton beer and keep the glass.

Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, March 15th at 5:30 pm – Liquid Courage: We Can Brew It! at The Overlook Lodge
More information available on their EventBrite page.

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost for this five course dinner with beer pairings is $55 plus gratuity and tax. For reservations, email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm – Pints for Pits at Bart’s on York

Thursday, March 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include Conway’s Irish Ale, Chillwave, and BA Blackout Stout.

Thursday, March 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 – Guinness, Glendale – Guinness and Hyde Park – Guinness.

Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 pm – Storm The Court Tap Takeover at Buckhead Mountain Grill
They will be giving away specialty “Storm the Court” glassware and basketballs and pouring four Braxton Beers: Storm Golden Cream Ale, Revamp IPA, Haven Hefeweizen, and a TBA Specialty Release.

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This Week in Beer: Jan. 16 – 22, 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. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Hopslam. $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 5:00 pm – Tuesday Tappening: Peach Insurrection at Rivertown Brewing
Try their Insurrection Double IPA with Peach Rings candy.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Bell’s Hopslam and Black Note at Market Wines
They will be tapping a kep of Hopslam and during the event, they will be raffling off the chance to buy a Bell’s Black Note Stout. The raffles will be held roughly every 30 minutes. You must be present to buy the beer, there will be no holds.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 5:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at The Casual Pint – Oakley Station
Beers include The Jolly Tar, Gamma Bomb, and Whiskey Rebellion. Buy the beer, keep the glass.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Fifty West Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Five course and six beers. The full menu is available on the Facebook event page. Cost is $55 plu tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Incline Public House
Two seating at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Cost is $50 for five courses and five beers. Menu is available on their Facebook event page. For reservations, call 513-251-3000 or email flo@inclinepublichouse.com or kevin@inclinepublichouse.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:30 pm – Girls Pint Out Meetup at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, Jan. 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Storm, Twisted Bit, Spotlight, Tropic Flair, Beta 4, Barrel Aged Dead Blow, Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Charge, Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Ancho Chile, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla, Dark Charge 23 Bourbon Maple, and Bluff.

Thursday, Jan. 19th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night Thursdays at Cock & Bull (all three locations)
The beers for this week’s Pint Night Thursdays are: Main Strasse Covington – Sweetwater Low Rider, Glendale – Warped Wing Oatmeal and Hyde Park – Bell’s Hopslam.

Thursday, Jan. 19th at 7:00 pm – Breckenridge Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 20th – Rivertown Brewing’s Monroe Grand Opening
We will have more information Friday in our Tastings and Tapping Report.

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This Week in Beer: Nov. 14 – 20, 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. 14th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Founders Backwoods Bastard. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 6:30 pm – Wicked Elf Tapping Party at Rock Bottom Cincinnati

Wednesday, Nov. 16th-Sunday, Nov. 20th – Blank Slate Birthday Week
Something special each day. Go to their Facebook event page to find out more.

Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 6:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com to make reservations. The menu is available on their Facebook event page.

Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 6:30 pm – Beer Tasting and Dinner at Streetside Brewery
From Facebook: “The Jaded Fork and Streetside Brewery have teamed up to bring you a beer-centered eight course dinner and beer tasting. You will get a backstage pass to this new local brewery. Come for a tour, drink and great food! $50 per person Call to purchase tickets: (513) 302-5171 (Annie) Space is limited. Must be 21 or older.”

Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Tap Takeover at Brew House Cincinnati
Join the Cincinnati chapter of Girls Pint Out for this event open to everyone. Beers include Esther’s Little Secret, Gamma Bomb IPA, and Trotwood Lager. All Warped Wing cans are $5 for the event. In addition, they will also be collecting canned food for Shelterhouse.

Thursday, Nov. 17th from 6:00 pm – FCC Imperial Blood Orange IPA Launch Party at Christian Moerlein Malt House

Thursday, Nov. 17th from 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Gypsys
Beers include Pineapple Sculpin, Barmy, Pumpkin Down, Sculpin and Victory at Sea.

Thursday, Month Day 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 – Lagunitas Stoopid Wit, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas and Hyde Park – Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Thursday, Nov. 17th at 7:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Beer Dinner at Bistro Grace
Follow their Facebook event page for pricing and menu.

Friday, Nov. 18th at 6:00 pm – Barrel Age K Hole Release Party and Waxing at Ei8ht Ball

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