This Week in Beer: February 15-21, 2021

A quick reminder: To be included on our This Week in Beer listing, the event must be beer-focused. For example, a yoga session that just happens to be held in the brewery is not beer-focused. But a yoga session bundled with a pint of beer at a brewery is beer-focused. Many locations are still doing trivia, live music, and the like so check out their websites for more information on those types of events. While in the past, we only listed events here that are unique for this coming week in beer, we will be listing weekly or monthly events until further notice. Any events that are added after our Monday noon publication time will be marked New.

Monday, February 15th from 3:00-10:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour and Pizza Special at Darkness Brewing: $4 and $5 (normally $5 and $6) on all Darkness draft beers; starting at 5:00 pm, $10 for any 12″ specialty pizza from Newport Pizza Company delivered for free right to your seat.

Wednesday, February 17th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Humble Hounds at Humble Monk Brewing: A weekly canine week-up with Cincinnati Animal Care to find permanent homes for rescues introduced each Wednesday. Bring your own pup or find out how you can foster a rescue. Pet items like treats and toys can be donated in the taproom collection box. $1 of every draft pint consumed at Humble Monk on Humble Hounds night is donated to Cincinnati Animal Care.

Thursday, February 18th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Beer-It-Forward Thursday at Dead Low Brewing: Pre-purchase a pint or growler for a future guest who is active military or a veteran or who is a first responder, healthcare worker, teacher, or service industry worker.

Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st from 11:00 am-5:00 pm – Miittenfest 2021 at Washington Park: See our earlier post for more information.

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Washington Park to Host Mittenfest Feb. 20th and 21st

Described as an event where you can “Get yourself some winter brews to fight the winter blues”, the inaugural Mittenfest Cincinnati is scheduled for February 20 & 21, 2021 at Cincinnati’s Washington Park. According to the organizers, Mittenfest will feature craft beers, a DJ, food trucks, and other surprises.

A $25 ticket includes the following:

• Three 12 oz draft beers from our Mittenfest beer booths

• One Coca-Cola product or water from the Washington Park concessions on the day of the event

• One draft beer at a participating taproom. Valid from 02/20/21 thru 03/28/21. Beer offering subject to brewery discretion. See a physical ticket for a list of participating locations.

Participating breweries are Rhinegeist, Fifty West, Taft’s, Platform, Sam Adams, Christian Moerlein, Rebel Mettle, and MadTree. This list is subject to change.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their EventBrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mittenfest-2021-at-washington-park-tickets-136703199951.

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This Week in Beer: August 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, August 8th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Bell’s Expedition Stout, Double Cream and Double Two Hearted. Bell’s flight is $10, price of pints varies by the beer.

Monday, August 8th at 7:00 pm – Beer 101 at Washington Park Deck
This time, it’s a discussion of lesser known beer styles with Chris Bistany from Taft’s Ale House.

Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00 pm – Night Marcher Tappening at Rivertown
This is the first release in their 100% Brett fermented series. Night Marcher is an Island Pale Ale brewed with jack fruit, papaya, pineapple, coconut, mandarin orange, guava, lemon & lime peel, ginger root, Jamaican allspice, fennel, saffron & toasted coriander.

Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 pm – Short’s Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity. For information, check out their Facebook event page. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at privatedining@moerleinlh.com

Wednesday, August 10th at 7:30 pm – Deschutes Pint Night & Trivia at Flip Daddy’s Union
Buy a pint of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA or Black Butte Porter and you get to keep the glass.

Thursday, August 11th-Saturday, August 13th – 2nd Annual BellsFest at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Twenty different beers on tap from Bell’s and two special tappings each day plus a dunk tank and a different food truck each day. $1.00 from every pint and growler sold will be donated in addition to all of their dunk tank proceeds.

Thursday, August 11th from 5:00-10:00 pm – BBQ & Braxton Tap Takeover at Lehr’s Prime Market
Beers include Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse, Bellow Smoked Hefeweizen, Crank Shaft IPA and Dead Blow Tropical Stout.

Thursday, August 11th at 5:00 pm – Pucker Up! at Halfcut
Sampling of sours including Longtrail Cranberry Gose draft, Braxton Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse draft, Upland Kettle to the Pedal draft, New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee draft, Avery Botanical Raspberry draft, Upland Malefactor bottles, Upland Dantelion bottles, Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Gose bottles and Rivertown Lambic bottles.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pleasant Ridge Brewery Appreciation Night
Three Pleasant Ridge locations (Gas Light Café, Nine Giant and the Overlook Lodge) will feature beers from Fifty West Brewing, Rhinegeist and Nine Giant. There will be different featured beers at each stop. This event also features the launch of Penny Barbecue on the Overlook’s patio.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at BC’s Bottle Lodge
Beers include All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, Porter, Rubaeus, Mosaic Promise
Mango Magnifico, ’14 or ’15 Imperial Stout (Draft) and Sleeper Cell.

Thursday, August 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: Cock and Bull’s Hoppy Cock at all three locations.

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Avery Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout, Oak-Aged Samael’s, IPA and White Rascal.
Burger: Pizza Burger
Music: Hayden Kaye

Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 pm – Green Flash Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, August 11th at 7:30 pm – Breckenridge Beer Dinner at The Pub Rookwood
Five beers and four courses for $29.99 per person. Fifty seats available. Call 513-841-2749 to make your reservation.

Friday, August 12th at 7:00 pm – Hoots & Hops at Cincinnati Nature Center
For more information, go to their web page.

Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Digital Brew: Sharing Our Brewing and Drinking History at Christian Moerlein Malt House
From Facebook: “The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. are joining forces from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to preserve and celebrate Cincinnati’s brewing and drinking history at a special event at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House Tap Room in Over-the-Rhine, 1621 Moore Street.” Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, August 13th at 5:00-11:00 pm – Wiedemann ReBirthday Party at Pompillios

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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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This Week in Beer: June 27 – July 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 in beer. As always, any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, June 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Domaine Dupont Reserve Cidre matured in Calvados barrels. Cost is $12 for a thirteen ounce tulip.

Thursday, June 30th from 4:00-10:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Washington Park Deck
This month, it’s beers from Taft’s Ale House including 27 Pils, The Stache and Waste of AAU’s.

Thursday, June 30th at 6:00-8:00 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
This time, it’s beers from Warped Wing including

Thursday, June 30th 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 – Founders Centennial, Glendale – TBA and Hyde Park – Rhinegeist Cougar.

Thursday, June 30th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: Ice cream social theme with “foodie inspired” beers like Saugatuck Neapolitan Milk Stout, Du Claw Sweet Baby Jesus Peanut Butter Porter, Ommegang Rosetta Cherry Fruit Beer and Flying Dog Tropical Stout – also a cup of ice cream
Burger: Smoked bacon and cheese
Music: Hayden and Kaye

Thursday, June 30th at 7:00 pm – History of Northern Kentucky Brewing at Braxton Brewing
Sponsored by the Kenton County Library, join Tom and I as we walk you through the rich history of brewing in Covington, Newport and beyond. The 50-minute presentation will be followed by a tour of the facility and tasting. For adults 21 and over. Registration required.

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This Week in Beer: June 29 – July 5, 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, June 29th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale. Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Monday, June 29th at 7:00 pm – Christian Moerlein Beer Dinner at the Green Derby
From Facebook: “Unveiling the Repeater IV American Pale Ale w/ Citra and Galaxy hops, and pairing it with one of two entrees from the Green Derby. $20 for dinner, a pint of Repeater IV, and you keep the logo pint glass! Great craft beer specials the rest of the night as well. Come try a VERY exclusive beer and enjoy a great meal! **Please call Green Derby at 859-431-8740 to RSVP!!**”

Tuesday, June 30th at 5:00 pm – Tap Takeover at Washington Park
From their Facebook event: “Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as four local breweries take over the taps on ‘The Deck’. Starting at 5pm, enjoy special drafts from Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist, MadTree, and Christian Moerlein while representatives from each brewery answer your questions about their brew. This month we will be featuring: Taft’s Ale House: LOTUS fruit beer collaboration with Off The Vine; MadTree Brewing: Rounding Third – 6.5% Red IPA; Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.: Cherry Belgian Blonde and Rhinegeist: Azacca Pale Ale with starfruit green tea”

Thursday, July 2nd at 5:00 pm – Independence Day Weekend Kickoff Party at Mt. Carmel Brewery
In addition to bluegrass music and smoked BBQ ribs & brisket, they will be tapping their last kegs of Irish RED ale, and Unfiltered WHITE IPA to go along with their Hibiscus BLUE Ale! RED, WHITE and BLUE. Flights of all three for $5 all night.

Thursday, July 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.

Friday, July 3rd at 4:00-7:00 pm – Brooklyn Brewing Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Friday, July 3rd at 5:30 pm – Free Bacon Friday and Tapping at Ei8ht Ball
This Friday, it’s Against the Grain 70K (13+% ABV Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout). Cost is $7 for a ten ounce snifter.

Saturday, July 4th – Happy Independence Day!

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