Finalists Named for Battle of the Beers

Here’s the latest on the Firehouse Grill Battle of the Beers. They held the second round yesterday and here are the four breweries going on to the finals on Sunday, August 24th.

Craft beer lovers sampled a range of beers at Sunday’s “Battle of the Beers” to help decide which is best. The list has been narrowed down to four breweries who will continue on to the final round on August 24th. Each brewery will bring 4 beers for the final round and the public will decide who is awarded the Firehouse Cup.

Just Released: These Local Breweries Will Compete August 24th:
Fifty West
Jackie O’s
Warped Wing

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Beers Announced for 2nd Round of Battle of the Beers

Firehouse Grill in Blue Ash has announced the craft beer lineup for the second round of their “Battle of the Beers” to be held this coming Sunday, July 6th starting at 12:00 noon.

Fifty WestLittle Miami WeisseOne Way Street Cascade3037 Session Pale Ale
Jackie O’sFirefly AmberNew Growth IPAMystic Mama IPA
ListermannPlanetary IPALeopold Belgian BlondeNutcase Peanut Butter Porter
MadTreeGalaxy HighMisnomer Summer AleSol Drifter Blonde Ale
Mt. CarmelCoffee Brown AleSummer Wheat AleSnapshot: Imperial IPA
RhinegeistRookie IPADouble Hopped Pure FuryExperimental Pale Ale #05256
RivertownOjos NegrosRoebling Porter NitroBlueberry Lager
Triple DigitDecimationCinnamon Roll ChicowAftermath
Warped WingFlyin’ RyeErmal’s Belgian Cream AleJolly Tar Dark Rye

You can purchase either five ounce “trial size” glasses of each beer for $2.00 or buy a pint for $5.00. In addition, if you purchase five of the 5 oz size beers, you will receive a free 5 oz size “Battle of the Beers” souvenir glass. Descriptions of each beer can be found on the Firehouse Grill web site. Based on total sales, the top four breweries will advance to the Final 4 and contend for the Firehouse Cup on Sunday, August 24th.

There is no cost to attend this event and it runs from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm on Sunday. Brewery representatives will be on site to talk about the beers. There will be live music from local favorite The Turkeys starting at 4:00 pm.

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First Round Winners of Battle of Local Beers

UPDATE (as of 2:28 pm): We just received an email from Firehouse Grill saying that there was actually a tie for 8th place so Fifty West Brewing Company will also be going on to the second round. By the way, according to a tweet on the Firehouse Grill Twitter account, “voting [was] based on sales; Early on all were equal with $2 tastings but $5 pints of the favorites took 6 to top”.

Firehouse Grill has announced the winners of the first round of their 2nd Battle of the Local Beers. The breweries going on to the second round are:

Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery,
Listermann Brewing Company,
MadTree Brewing,
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company,
Rivertown Brewing Company,
Triple Digit Brewing Company and
Warped Wing Brewing Company.

The second round will be Sunday, July 6th and each brewery will be bringing three beers. You’ll be able to buy a taster (5 oz.) of any beers for $2 or a pint for $5.

From the group announced today, four breweries will advance to the third and final round. For that one, each brewery will bring four beers. The pricing for tasters and pints should be the same.

Live music for both the second and third rounds by one of our favorites – The Turkeys. Both rounds are open to the public and advance tickets are not necessary.

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Beers Announced for 2nd Battle of Local Beers

We told you earlier about the Firehouse Grill’s Battle of Local Beers set to start this Sunday. Today, they announced the beers that will be competing. We had lots of fun at last year’s event and we’re hoping that we will be able to attend again.

Just Released: These are the beers on the ballot this Sunday:

Bad TomOld Abe American AleBrother Clement Belgian Wheat
Blank SlateShroominous Brown AleOut & About Wheat Ale
Cellar DwellerDead Dweller English AleLookout Stout
Christian MoerleinZeppelin Bavarian Pale AleSe7en Hefeweizen
Ei8ht BallTarnished Golden AleProdigal American Pale Ale
Fifty WestSpeedbump Kolsch3037 Session Pale Ale
Jackie O’sMandala Galaxy Double IPAhomolungma Brown Ale
ListermannBeets Me HefeweizenNutcase Peanut Butter Porter
MadTreeLemon Basil BlondeRounding Third Red IPA
Mt. CarmelCoffee Brown AleCitra Saison
RhinegeistTruth IPAFiction Belgian Extra Pale IPA
RivertownDeath Russian Imperial StoutOld Sour Cherry Porter
Triple DigitCoconut Chicow! Double BrownDecimation Imperial White Ale
Warped WingSelf Starter Session IPAErmal’s Belgian Style Cream Ale
West SixthWest Sixth American IPALemongrass American Wheat
Yellow SpringsBreaking Edge American IPAZoetic Citra American Pale Ale

Tickets for Sunday’s event are available now at The $28 per person admission includes a 5oz. “Battle of the Beers” Souvenir Glass and 10 refills from the above beer list. All the brewers will be on site and there is live music by American Standard. The event runs from noon-8pm.

“The public determines who moves on after this Sunday’s Battle of the Beers event” explains event organizer Chris Ashwell. The 8 bestselling breweries will advance to the next round on July 6th. Of those 8, the final four breweries will contend for the Firehouse Cup on August 24th.

Sunday 6/08/1416 Breweries2 Beers ea.8 Advance
Sunday 7/06/14Elite 8 Breweries3 Beers ea.4 Advance
Sunday 8/24/14 Final 4 Breweries4 Beers ea.1 Firehouse Cup Winner

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2nd Annual Battle of the Local Beers at Firehouse Grill

From June through August of this year, the Firehouse Grill in Mason will be hosting their 2nd Annual Battle of the Local Beers. You may remember their first event last August. This year, the battle of the brews will be held expanded to cover three days (June 8th, July 6th and August 24th).

In all, sixteen local breweries will present 32 beers. Those breweries include Bad Tom, Blank Slate, Cellar Dweller, Christian Moerlein, Ei8ht Ball, Fifty West, Jackie O’s, Listermann, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist, Rivertown, Triple Digit, Warped Wing, West Sixth and Yellow Springs.

On the first night of the battle (June 8th), each brewery will enter two beers of their choosing. The public will vote for their favorite simply by making a beer purchase. Only the top eight breweries will advance once the beer sales are tallied. Then, the elite eight breweries will bring three of their beers each on July 6th. The final four contenders bring four brews each to the final match-up on August 24th. One brewery will be crowned with the Firehouse Cup.

Each night of the battle, the brewers will be on hand to chat and answer your questions and there will be live music on the patio (weather permitting). Stay by and cast your vote by buying your favorite beer (or beers).

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