This Week in Beer: Oct. 24 – 30, 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.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Proud Pecan Pale Ale Release at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, Oct. 24th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. Cost is $6 for a ten-ounce snifter.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Dinner at Nick & Tom’s
Five beers (Jeanneke, Tequilana, Divergent, Roebling and Pumpkin) and four courses. Call 513-574-4242 to make your reservation.

Monday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm – Warped Wing Beer Dinner at Tēla Bar + Kitchen
Five course dinner with beer pairings for $50 a person. Call 513-821-8352 for reservations.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 1:00 pm – Monthly Pint Night at Listermann Brewing
$7 for your beer and the take home glass.

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 4:00 pm – Fab Ferments / Urban Artifact Collaboration Tapping
From Facebook: “Join us for a special two-fer edition of #Taptuesday as we invite our friends from FAB FERMENTS in as part of our Pickle Gose collaboration. On tap we will have a Kimchi Pickle Gose as well as a Dill Pickle blend that utilize spice blends and brine from Fab Ferments blended into our Pickle Gose base. Additionally, the team at Fab Ferments will set up shop with a table of tasty fermented treats to purchase to go with your beer.”

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 5:30 pm – Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing at Igby’s
From Facebook: “Purchase your ticket for just $5 to try the delicious combos below: Goose Island 312 with Fresh Chevre, Goose Island Sofie with Naked Goat, Goose Island Matilda with Washed Rind and Goose Island IPA and Cabot Clothbound. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-and-cheese-class-tickets-28658610676

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – 2015 Sour Bourbon Pumpkin Tappening at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm – Cider Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Ciders include Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider, Crafty Cranberry, and Crafty Hopped. And Aspall Cider Dry English Cider and Perronnelle’s Blush.

Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6:00 pm – Oskar Blues Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Dales Pale Ale, Priscilla Witbier (draft), Passion Fruit Pinner “Throwback IPA”, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout (draft) and Hotbox Coffee Porter.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm – News and Brews with the Business Courier at Moerlein Lager House
For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Streetside Brewery Tap Takeover at Market Wines
Beers include Raspberry Beret, Alpha IPA and Super Simple Pale Ale.

Thursday, Oct. 27th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Avery Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers on draft include Lilikoi Kepolo, White Rascal, IPA, El Gose, Ellie’s Brown Ale, Beast, Samuels, Rumpkyn, Pumpkyn, Tweak, Mephistopheles, Uncle Jacobs, Vanilla Bean Stout and Raspberry Sour. Bottles available include 2015 Pumpkyn, 2016 Rumpkyn, 2016 Pumpkyn, 2016 Samuels and 2016 Mesphistopheles.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm – Tapping for the Cure at Taft’s Ale House
From Facebook: “In honor of breast cancer awareness month we will be tapping Taft’s Pink Ribbon, an American Fruit beer brewed with watermelon and tart cherries and donating 10% of beer sales for the evening to the Susan G. Komen Fund! We will also have limited edition glassware for the event as well while supplies last.”

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Holler Halloween with New Belgium at Holler Hops and Grill
Halloween karoke, some special beers and New Belgium swag including the hat press. Prizes for best costume.

Thursday, Oct. 27th 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 – Three Floyds Tap Invasion, Glendale – Elysian Pumpkin and Hyde Park – Three Floyds Tap Invasion.

Thursday, Oct. 27th at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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Tastings and Tappings Report: Oct. 21, 2016

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

CELEBRATIONS

Arthur’s Cafe – All Local Fourth Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23rd starting at 11:00 am. Featuring beers from Fifty West, Blank Slate, Cellar Dweller, Christian Morelein, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist, Rivertown, Streetside and more.

Beer Barons Ball Saturday, Oct. 22nd at at JACK Casino. Supports the Brewing Heritage Trail. For more information, check out their web site.

TASTINGS

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 Brewing at Fairfield and beers from Mt. Carmel 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 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 and RELEASES

Arnold’s Bar and Grill – Woodburn Brewery Distrubution Launch Party today at 6:00 pm. Three Woodburn beers on tap including Hans Solo Pumpkin Coffee Blonde Ale which was brewed specifically for the launch.

Crafts and Vines – Sunday at 1:00 pm, this new location in Covington will be tapping MadTree’s S’more Gratitude and hosting a S’mores bar with Grateful Grahams.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Free bacon Friday at 5:00 pm.

Growler Stop – Warped Wing Tap Takeover Saturday at 4:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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Tastings and Tappings Report: August 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.

SPECIAL TAPPING

MadTree BREW 100: Windowsill Tapping – Today at 2:00 pm. This strawberry-rhubarb American Hefeweizen is the third beer designed by one of Cincinnati State’s Introduction to Craft Beer classes.

EVENTS

2nd Annual Newport Baseball Bar Crawl – Teams of two can score runs at each bar and win great prizes while drinking beer from Kentucky Ale, New Belgium and Braxton on draft at every bar.
6:00 The Crazy Fox- Happy hour pricing
6:45 Bourbon & Broad- $1.00 off
7:30 Jerzees- Featured on draft – live music with Revolver (Chief Collins)
8:15 Mokka- $1.00 off and live music with Voo Doo Spiders
9:00 Pompilios- $3.00 drafts
9:45 Coaches Corner- $1.00 off

4th Annual Made in Cincy Beerfest – Tomorrow from 6:00-11:30 pm at Marty’s Hops and Vines. Sixteen taps of local beers and Camp Washington Chili. Tickets are $32 in advance, $37 at the door, and include a souvenir tasting glass, chili with all the fixings, and taster pours of all the brews. More information available on their Facebook event page.

Cincinnati Craft Brewer’s Volksfest 2016 – Tonight from 5:00 pm to midnight and tomorrow from noon to 11:00 pm at Listermann Brewing. Breweries in attendance include Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Morelein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, MadTree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Quaff Bros, Rhinegeist, Triple Digit, Bad Tom Smith, Taft’s Ale House, Urban Artifact, Dogberry. Tap and Screw, Ei8ht Ball, Braxton, Municipal Brew Works and Listermann. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

TASTINGS

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot – Warped Wing Beer Tasting tonight 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 Old Firehouse at Fairfield and from Highland Brewing at 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 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.

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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring De Struise including Black Albert, Blue Monk, 2013 Tsjeeses Reserva and Quaff Bros. Space Taxi. In addition, Urbain Coutteau, Brewmaster and Owner of the famous Belgian Brewery De Struise, will be joining in via Skype. Scott LaFollette of Blank Slate will also be in attendance.

Rhinegeist – Saber Tooth Tiger-Release the Beast Release Party – Doors open at 12:00 noon on Saturday. Bombers will be for sale out of the tap room for $10 each. There is a limit of two per person, while supplies lasts. Other beers to be tapped throughout the day include
12PM: Sci-fi,
1PM: Lambicus Chester,
2PM: Dirty Dozen Cougar,
3PM: Cranberry Wild,
4PM: Dry-Hopped Saber Tooth Tiger,
5PM: Juicy Tooth.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – For August, the featured brewery for their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises is Rhinegeist. 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: July 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.

Monday, July 11st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s two from Grimm – Subliminal Message and Super Spruce. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Monday, July 11st at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park
This month, the featured brewery is MadTree. From the Facebook event page: “Brady Duncan and Charlie Johangtes will be on hand to discuss the origins of MadTree, how the business has been managed through the rapid growth, and provide a sneak peak into MadTree 2.0 plans.”

Wednesday, July 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Zip’s Cafe Turns 90
Starting at 5:00, they will be pouring Deluxe, the collaborative pale ale they brewed with Rhinegeist. All of their other taps will have Rhinegeist beers too.

Wednesday, July 13th at 6:00 pm – July Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
This month, the guest brewery is Warped Wing. The cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Seating is limited. For reservations, email Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Thursday, July 14th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pig Roast at Django Western Taco
Beers include Space Food American IPA, Gamma Bomb IPA, Trotwood Lager, Cask 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout with Vanilla, Cappucino and Tiramisu. Cans: Ermals Belgium Cream Ale, Irreverent Red IPA, Self Starter Session IPA, Brass Punk Pilsner. Pig roast is $21.00 and includes a Warped Wing Pint Glass

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

Thursday, July 14th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Great Lakes Steady Rollin’, Elliot Ness, Dortmunder Gold and Lake Erie Monster
Burger: All-American
Music: Chris Cusentino

Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, July 15th & Saturday, July 16th – 2016 Bad Ass Beer Festival at the French House (in French Park)
Hosted by Bad Tom Smith Brewing, the fest features beer from Blank Slate Brewing Company, West Sixth Brewing, MadTree Brewing, Rhinegeist, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and Urban Artifact. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to https://www.badassbeerfest2016.com/collections/tickets

Friday, July 15th-Sunday, July 17th – 150th Anniversary Schützenfest at Kolping Cincinnati (10235 Mill Rd)
From Facebook: “This year marks the 150th anniversary celebration of Schützenfest in Cincinnati, one of the oldest German Festivals in Cincinnati and the United States. Come join us this year as we will be featuring our NEW Schützenfest Kölsch Beer brewed in partnership with Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.”

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Tastings and Tappings Report: June 3, 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

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 Listermann at Fairfield and from Rhinegeist at 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 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.

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

BC’s Bottle Lodge – Warped Wing Tap Takeover tonight starting at 6:00 pm. Beers include Trotwood Lager, Self Starter, Gamma Bomb, Mr. Mean and Vanilla Bean Cappuccino Tiramisu 10-Ton Stout

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits – Fat Head’s and Boulder Collaboration Tapping tonight from 5:00-10:00 pm. In addition to Hopfenweizen, the collaboration beer, they will also have other beers from both breweries available. There will also be a Green Flash tasting going on at the same time.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from Mash Cult including Ramathorn, Mic Drop and I’ve Got Gose in different area code.

– Tomorrow at 1:00 pm, they will be tapping Bell’s Expedition Stout Randalled through blueberries. The cost is $7 For a ten ounce snifter.

OTHER

BB Riverboats – Tonight marks the return of their Craft Beer and BBQ Cruises. For June, the featured brewery is Rivertown. 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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Tastings and Tappings Report: May 13, 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

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 Deschutes at Fairfield and from Southern Tier at 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 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 450 North including Juice Box IPA, Dry Hopped Cider, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple. Draft by the glass pours will be $3.00 and include a complimentary 450 North pint glass for the first 72 guests. 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.

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

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight is Free Bacon Night and they will be pouring beers from TBA.

Keystone Hyde Park – Warped Wing Mr. Mean Imperial IPA Release Party tonight at 6:00 pm.

Rhinegeist – Puma Pils Release Party Saturday from 12:00-9:00 pm. Keep your Puma pint glass with the purchase of a Puma draft (while supplies lasts).

OTHER

Moerlein Lager House – Paul L. Gaston, author of the new book Ohio’s Craft Beers and former NKY resident, will give a presentation Sunday at 2:00 pm following by a book signing. Gaston will also be there May 16th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and May 17th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm to sign books as part of American Craft Beer Week. Copies will be available for purchase at the Lager House.

OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market – This weekend, they will be pouring Blank Slate Fork In The Road and Out and About.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

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This Week in Beer: March 28 – April 3, 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, March 28th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s ten beers from Evil Twin includeing Aun Mas Todo Jesus, Aun Mas Café Jesus, Aun Mas Chili Jesus, Even More Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Break Natale, Molotov Cocktail, Molotov Cocktail Heavy, I Love You With My Stout, Fire Water and Pils al Pastor. Cost varies by beer.

Tuesday, March 29th from 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Beer Dinner at Maribelle’s
Five courses for $55 per person. MENU: First course – RoHoFlo paired with Hominy Hash – Yukon potato + torched rosemary + cumin + paprika + cilantro + sunny side egg; Second course – PSA paired with Fried Brussels Salad – arugula + pickled mango + toasted macadamia + shaved Kenny’s Farmhouse Norwood cheese + lemon zest; Third course – PsycHOPathy paired with Pork Belly – toasted lavender creme fraiche + crispy marble potato + sea salt + pickled red onion + pig demi; Fourth course – Happy Amber paired with Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy – cinnamon + caramel + crispy tarragon; Fifth course: RoHoFlo Cocktail by Josh Miller. Call Maribelle’s for reservations at 513-321-9111.

Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
This time, it’s a raspberry wheat.

Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Rivertown Tap Takeover at Ameristop Fields-Ertel
Beers include Nice Melons, Roebling, The Great Miami Hop Project: Episode 1 and Death.

Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Hopfen Spezial.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-7:00 pm – Plum St. Wheat Launch Party at Plum St. Café
Moerlein’s new OTR and Third Wave IPA cans will also be available.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Warped Wing Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
More information available on Cappy’s web site.

Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Rivertown 16 Tap Takeover at Halfcut
Beers include Ojos Negros, Pear Lambic, Triumvirate, Kriek, Ville de Rivere Geuze, Old Sour Cherry Porter, Roebling Nitro, Jeanneke, Lil Sipa, Divergent, Soulless, Nice Melons, Great Miami Hop Project: Episode 1 (Chinook, Black IPA), Sage On Saison, Death and Insurrection.

Thursday, March 31st from 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 – Urban Artifact Finn and Hyde Park – MadTree Sprye.

Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 pm – MadTree Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, April 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Moerlein New Cans Launch Party at Oakley Pub and Grill
Moerlein’s new core line up in cans includes Purity Pilsner, Over The Rhine Amber Ale, and Third Wave IPA.

Friday, April 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Ei8ht BAL Fest at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, April 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm – Craft Beerfest at Liquor City Uncorked
Over thirty beers from 15 plus breweries. Your ticket gets you ten 4-ounce pours and “entry for a chance to purchase rare beers such as Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Prairie Pirate Bomb, Founders KBS and others.” Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00 am – Funk Day at MadTree Brewing
From Facebook: “Bottle release day for the first six Funk Series bottles. All bottles are $12.50/each (tax included) with a limit of one bottle of each per person while supplies last. All will be available on draft that day. Also, Funk Series tulip glasses will be available for purchase.
– Sherry Cherry Raspberry
– Dead Flowers
– Peach Levanto (Blend One)
– Strawberry Levanto
– Cherry Levanto
– Chamomile Levanto”

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This Week in Beer: March 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. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, March 21st at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Tribble-Currant. The cost is $8 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm – Rhinegeist Tap & Dine at The Littlefield
Four beers and four pairings. You can check out the menu on their Facebook event page. Cost is $65 per person plus a $4.57 fee. Reserve your space at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhinegeist-tap-dine-the-littlefield-tickets-21282144467

Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Broken Trolley Blonde (draft), Oregon Alley Imperial IPA, Java Man Cometh, Mad Wolf Hoppy Pale Ale (draft) and Riverside Rye IPA (draft).

Thursday, March 24th at 4:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Bar Premiere at the Famous Neons Unplugged
Beers include Huma Lupa Licious, Soft Parade, ControversiALE, Space Rock, Bellaire Brown, Good Humans, and Twisted Cain. Ciders include Octorock, Pulsar and Squishy.

Thursday, March 24th at 5:00 pm – Third Annual Preach Release Party at Ei8ht Ball

Thursday, March 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Hustle Home Run Derby at Rhinegeist
From their Facebook event page:
“A $5 donation gets you 10 swings and the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. All proceeds benefit Bow Tie Cause and Butler County Challenger Baseball, a baseball league designed to meet the needs of children and young adults from 5 to 22 years of age with special needs…. Take home your Hustle pint glass for only $1 with the purchase of a Hustle Rye Pale Ale (while supplies last).”

Thursday, March 24th at 6:00-9:00 pm – North High Stardust to Stardust Tapping at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Thursday, March 24th 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 – Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry, Glendale – Goodwood Red Wine Saison and Hyde Park – Goodwood Red Wine Saison.

Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 pm – New Belgium Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus
Featuring the Citradelic Tangerine IPA.

Saturday, March 26th – Braxton’s 1-Year Anniversary
So much going on for this celebration that we couldn’t begin to cover it here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the particulars.

Saturday, March 26th – BC’s Bottle Lodge Grand Opening Bash
They are starting off Saturday by tapping Warped Wing Whiskey Rebellion, Urban Artifact Abacus, Three Floyds Alpha King, Alesmith Hammerhead Speedway Stout, and a special cask of Heavy Seas Winter Storm. CHeck out their Facebook event page for listing of more beers to be tapped including Listermann/Triple Digit Cranium, Evil Twin Even More Jesus, Clown Shoes Coffee Blaecorn Unidragon and more.

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This Week in Beer: March 7 – 13, 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, March 7th at 5:00 pm – MadTree Gnarly Gno More Farewell Tour at Lucky Turtle
Featuring Gnarly Brown and 3 variants, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Black Currant and Nitro Coffee Vanilla.

Monday, March 7th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Belgium sours including La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek.

Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00 pm – Artswave, Blank Slate and Listermann Collaboration 4 Pack Release at Listermann Brewing
Roots ginger beer is $9.99 for a four pack.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Arbor Brewing Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Beers includes Bollywood Blonde, Buzzsaw IPA, Jackhammer Old Ale, Espresso Love Breakfast Stout and Phat Abbot Tripel on draft.

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm – Keg Tapping at Rock Bottom Cincinnati
It’s a three year old Bourbon Scotch Ale.

Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm – Chicken Wing vs Rhinegeist Saber Tooth Tiger at Midway Café
Four beer flight with eight wings.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Dark Horse Plead the 5th Vertical at Market Wines
They will have 3 years of Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout. Try a glass of each or have a specially priced vertical taster. Plus there might be a surprise Dark Horse on tap as well.

Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 pm – Shamrock Shake Release at Listermann Brewing
This is a 5:00 PM tapping and bottle sale. Cost is $11.99 for a four pack with no limit. The Barrel Aged and BA Coffee will be on draft but the bottle release for those are to be determined.

Thursday, March 10th 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 – Against the Grain, Glendale – Harp & Smithwick and Hyde Park – Breckenridge RyePA.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm – Stone Beer Dinner at Hop House 99
This dinner at the Hollywood Casino will feature select beers paired to accompany a four course meal. $30.00 per person and will include gift from the brewery.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm – Braxton Beer Dinner at The Gruff
Welcome Beer: Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager; 1st Course: Crank Shaft IPA paired with Chicken and andouille gumbo & radish cucumber salad dressed with creme fraiche dill sauce; 2nd Course: Crowbar Black IPA paired with Nitrate free applewood smoked ham with gruyere on sourdough rye and baked in their wood fire oven. Served with roasted potatoes and house made ketchup; 3rd Course: Dead Blow Tropical Stout Brewed With Starter Coffee paired with Apple & golden raisin bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Cost is $35.00. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braxton-beer-dinner-at-the-gruff-tickets-21737995931

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Goose Island Beer Dinner at Izzy’s Fort Wright
Beers include Green Line, Four Star and Summertime. Pairings include Izzy’s Mex Quesadilla, BLT and Irish Apple Cake. Cost is $25.00 per person. For reservations, go to www.izzys.com/reservations.php, email BeerDinner@izzys.com or call 859-331-4999.

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, March 11th-Sunday, March 13th – Pucker Up Buttercup: A Weekend of Sours at Liberty’s Bar & Bottle
Featuring six new sours from MadTree and many others. Full line-up available on their Facebook event page.

Friday, March 11th at 6:00 pm – Keystone Keg Party at Keystone Hyde Park
Kegs to be tapped include Old Firehouse Brewery Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Old Flame, Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Siberian Night, Maine Brewing Company Peeper Pale Ale, New Belgium La Folie, Nowhere In Particular The Last Word Rice DIPA and Warped Wing Space Food IPA Firkin Cask.

Saturday, March 12th at 9:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kegs & Eggs at Moerlein Lager House

Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 am – Triple Digit Turns 4
Expect lots of great Triple Digit beers at the Listermann/Triple Digit Tap Room including BA Maple Chickow!, Stuff, Cranium, Cranium Orange, Cranium Nitro, Cellared Aftermath, Cellared Decimation, Cellared Gravitator and more.

Saturday, March 12th at 12:00 pm – All About Stout Fest 2016 at Molly Malone’s Covington
Check out their website for more information.

Sunday, March 13th at 12:00 pm – Sunday Funday Keg Release at Lucky Turtle
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Mushshushu.

Sunday, March 13th at 1:00 pm – Third Annual Pints & Pitties at Christian Moerlein Malt House
More information available on their Facebook event page.

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This Week in Beer: Feb. 29 – Mar. 6, 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. 29th at 5:00 pm – Great Lakes Beer Dinner at Dilly.
Five beers, a happy hour and four courses for $39 per person, all inclusive. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Evil Twin / Lervig Big Ass Money Stout. The cost is $12 for a ten ounce tulip.

Monday, Feb. 29th at 6:30 pm – 2016 CBW Brewery Collaboration Beer Draft at Rhinegeist
See our earlier post for more information.

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Nice Melons Tapping at Rivertown Brewing

Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm – Gnarly Gno More At Firehouse Grill
Four variants: Black Currant, Coffee and Vanilla, Mexican Hot Chocolate and regular Gnarly Brown available.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm – Meet the Goebel Goats at Braxton Brewing
Meet the goat that Braxton sponsored as well as several other Goebel Goats. A dollar from each beer will be donated to the Goebel Goats.

Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm – Schoenling Bock Beer Tapping at Mecklenburg Gardens

Wednesday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm – Bock Beer Experience Preview at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Eighteen bock beers on tap including Christian Moerlein Emancipator Dopplebock, Schoenling Bock, Triple Digit Gravitator Dopplebock, Wiedemann Bohemian Bock, Fifty West Road Bock, MadTree Bockaveli, Cellar Dweller Bock, Listermann’s Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Braxton Ignitor Maibock, Blank Slate Tank Bottoms Weizenbock, Old Firehouse Bock Drop and Roll, Warped Wing The Abominator Doppelbock, Genessee Bock, Bell’s Consecrator Dopplebock, Epic Double Skull Doppelbock and Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock. Plus Jake Speed & The Freddies performing live.

Thursday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm – Goose Island Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Green Line Pale Ale, Four Star Pils and Lolita 2015.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Karneval of Bock Beer at Taft’s Ale House
What they are calling “Food, Music & Foolishness”, it’s too much to cover in a few lines here. Check out their Facebook event page for all the details.

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 pm – Upland Pint Night at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits
Beers include Dantalion, Champagne Velvet, Barrel Chested and Stoaked.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Books on Tap at Braxton Brewing
More information available on their Facebook event page.

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Highland Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm – Hudy Bock Tapping at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
From Facebook: “Hudy Bock will be featured for just $3.00 all night. Hudepohl reps will be in the building all night handing out free swag including a limited edition of 60 T-shirts commemorating Hudepohl Bock 2016. The T-shirts will only be for this event and will never be made again.”

Friday, March 4th-Sunday, March 6th – Bockfest
Check out the Bockfest website for information on events throughout the weekend.

Sunday, March 6th at 11:00 am – Christian Moerlein Emancipator Coffee Bock Bottle Release at Arnold’s Bar & Grill
Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

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