This Week in Beer: Jan. 9 – 15, 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. 9th at 3:00 pm – All Day Happy Hour at Darkness Brewing

Monday, Jan. 9th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Three Floyds Floydivision #4. The cost is $5 for a sixteen ounce pint.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 4:00 pm – Anchor Oyster Stout Tapping at The Woodburn Brewery
Tapping of their Oyster Stout accompanied by Anchor OTR’s oysters

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Rood Tapping at Rhinegeist
This is the second of the collaboration beers made with Cincy Beer Festivals. “Brewed in celebration of Cincy Beerfest’s 10th Anniversary, this Red Belgian Style Wheat Ale is a delight, offering lime, zest, floral and spicy notes.” AND, with every pint purchase, you’ll get to keep the special Commemorative Pint Glass with the Cincy Winter Beerfest 10th Anniversary and Rhinegeist logos! (while supplies last) Also, for every pint sold (of any beer), $1 will be donated to Adore-A-Bull Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of pitbulls.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – Braxton Beta Test at the Growler House
You’ll get to try Beta 1.0, Beta 2.0 and Beta 4.0 side-by-side plus one more TBA IPA.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm – MadTree vs. Rhinegeist Beer Battle Royale at Habits Café
Both MadTree and Rheingeist brewed special beers for this kickoff of Habits’ Annual Craft Beer Series.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Southern Tier Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Old Man Winter Old Ale (draft), Krampus Imperial Helles Lager, Tangier Session IPA, Imperial Ginger Beer, and Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout.

Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 pm – Braxton Tap Takeover at Mellow Mushroom (WIlder)
Beers include Beta 4.0 Experimental IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Big Cis Czech Pilsner and Blown Gasket Robust Porter.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 4:00 pm – Three Floyds Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Gumballhead, Robert the Bruce, Floydivision numbers 2,3 & 4 along with Zombie Dust.

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Lucky Star Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, Jan. 12th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Kentucky Breakfast Stout and more.

Thursday, Jan. 12th 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 World Wide Stout, Glendale – Southern Tier Creme Brulee and Hyde Park – MadTree Rubus Cacao.

Thursday, Jan. 12th at 7:00 pm – Sweetwater Bourbon Barreled Aged Imperial Stout Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Jan. 13th at 5:00 pm – Mt. Carmel Tap Takeover at O’Neal’s Tavern
Beers include Coffee Brown, Nut Brown, Hibiscus Blue, Imperial IPA, Amber Ale, and Springtime.

Saturday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 pm – Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash
See their web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 10:00 am – Breakfast with Bell’s at Dingle House
Re-scheduled from last weekend.

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 11:00 am – Bell’s Hop Slam Tapping at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Sunday, Jan. 15th at 1:00 pm – Bell’s Hop Slam Draft Release Party at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

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This Week in Beer: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 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, Sept. 26th-Saturday, Oct. 1st – Peanut Palooza at Eight Ball Brewing
From Facebook: “Join us all week long as we celebrate, say goodbye and good luck to the myth, the legend, Peanut Kahles. We’ll be dropping rare kegs like they’re hot, featuring a lineup of Peanut’s all time favorites accompanied with live music and food trucks. This and more lead up to the grand homage and final shift of the man of the hour. Hear the stories (maybe again), shake a big hand or grab a bear hug from our beloved tender of the bar one last time at Ei8ht Ball.”

Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 pm – Lovely Bunch Tappening at Rivertown Brewing
Lovely Bunch is their coconut Roebling.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 4:00 pm – Stone Brewing Throwback Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers include Vertical Epic 12-12-12, IRS 2015, Suede, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 6:00 pm – Founders Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Beers include Breakfast Stout (draft), PC Pils (draft), Mango Magnifo, All Day IPA and Porter.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Red Bike Beer Party at Taft’s Ale House
$4 Red Bike Beers all night long, and some free Red Bike Beer t-shirts.

Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Fest Bier.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00 pm – Deschutes Tap Takeover with Holtman’s Donuts at The Lackman

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Urban Artifact Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits
Beers include Finn, Chariot, Vanilla Keypunch, Habanero Keypunch, Whirly Gig, Pickle Gose and Spicy Pickle Gose.

Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Blood Orange PsycHOPathy, PSA, Happy Amber, The Great Pumpcan, Expresso Self and “S’more Gratitude” milk stout.

Thursday, Sept. 29th 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Bell’s Brown Ale & Oktoberfest and Hyde Park – Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth.

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 pm – Great Lakes Nosferatu Release and Screening at The Overlook Lodge

Thursday, Sept. 29th at 7:00 pm – Three Floyds Zombie Dust Alltech Kentucky Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

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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: July 27 – August 2, 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 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, June 27th at 6:30 pm – Glow LUMENOCITY Pale Ale at Rhinegeist
Tapping is at 7:00 pm and the CSO Brass Quartet will be performing.

Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 pm – Great Lakes Pint Night at Drake’s Florence
Featuring their Lake Erie Monster DIPA.

Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Burgers and Beers at the Party Source
Beers: QUAFFTOBERFEST! Beers include KABOOM!, What the Wheat?, Grand Crow, Grendel Mead, S’more of What?, Gnappy and the release of OX and Orange Melvin. Bottles of OX and Orange Melvin will be released at 8pm, after the event.
Burger: Marsala
For reservations, go to their web site

Thursday, July 30th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Bells Summer ‘Splosion at Market Wines
Beers include Sparkleberry, Quinannan Falls, Hopsolution, Oberon plus they will have 16 ounce cans of Two Hearted with matching tall-boy Koozies.

Thursday, July 30th at 5:30 pm – Shamble On Dubbel Barrel Blues Tapping at Rivertown Brewing
This Belgian dubbel aged with whiskey-infused wood chips is in honor of the Whiskey Rambles band who will be performing at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – Bosmo’s Imperial Cream Ale Tapping at Taft’s Ale House
The second beer in Taft’s Taft’s Resurrection Beer Series, Bosmo’s is well known among members of the Bloatarian Brewing League.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – 5 Rabbit Pint Night at BrewRiver GastoPub
Beers include Lulo Galactico, Yodo Con Leche, Tamarind Paletas, 5 Lizard, and the Super Pils W Hop Randal.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm – Warped Wing Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Ermal’s Belgian cream ale, the Radler and Mr. Mean Imperial IPA.

Thursday, July 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 – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Glendale – Revolution Bottoms Up Wit and Hyde Park – Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster

Friday, July 31st – Hops for Hippos: The Final Chapter at Taste of Belgium Clifton
Beers include special brews from West Sixth.

Friday, July 31st from 4:00-7:00 pm – Great Lakes Tasting at Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot

Saturday, August 1st – Third Annual Made in Cincy Beerfest at Marty’s Hops & Vines
Featuring sixteen taps of local beers, Camp Washington Chili and Hop Water. Tickets are $36 in advance; $46 at the door (pricing includes tax and gratuity). Call (513) 681-4222 or stop in at Marty’s to get your tickets.

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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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This Week in Beer: April 27 – May 3, 2015

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing. Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled specials on better beer.

Monday, April 27th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, April 27th – 1/3 off craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, April 27th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, April 27th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Monday, April 27th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, April 28th – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, April 28th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, April 28th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, April 28th – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, April 28th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Meet the Brewer at Barleycorn’s

Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Wednesday, April 29th – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, April 29th – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16 oz pint glass are $3.99.

Wednesday, April 29th – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Founders Brewery.

Wednesday, April 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm – From Breckenridge To Pleasant Ridge… Saison Ridge at the Gas Light Cafe
Beers include Saison Ridge, PsycHOPathy, Galaxy High, Lift, Ophelia, Agave Wheat and Summerbright Ale

Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport
This month, it’s their Maibock.

Thursday, April 30th – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, April 30th – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, April 30th – Tap-N-Tapas Thursday at Mt. Carmel Brewing

Thursday, April 30th from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton

Thursday, April 30th from 5:00 pm to close – Christian Moerlein Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers include Strawberry Pig, Se7en, Saengerfest and Altered Pale Ale

Thursday, April 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 – MadTree Sol Drifter, Glendale – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Hyde Park – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

Friday, May 1st – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, May 1st at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, May 1st from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, May 2nd starting at 12:00 pm – Kentucky Home Tapping & Derby Party
For more information, see their Facebook event page.

Saturday, May 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Tastings and Tappings Report: March 13, 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.

Don’t forget the All About Stout Fest tomorrow at Molly Malone’s Covington starting at 12:00 pm. More information available on our earlier post.

TASTINGS

Everything’s d’ Vine – Tasting is at 5:30 pm each week and costs $10 for beer and wine tastings. You can get just beer or just wine for $5.00. For this week’s tasting (3/14), it’s Two Brothers Monarch, Oskar Blues Pinner, Alltech KY Rye Barrel IPA and Revolution Galaxy Hero.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (3/14), it’s The Brew Kettle. Pints are usually $3.

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield – Friday night tasting from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For this week’s tasting (3/14), it’s Left Hand. Pints are usually $3.

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, it’s Country Boy. Beers include Rum Barrel Aged Black Porter, Sink Hole Stout (BBA Imperial Stout), Warehouse Experiment #2 (BA Pale Ale), Heart of Dankness (Black IPA), D9nasty Double IPA and more. Cost is $2.00 per person. Only adults age 21 or more are admitted for Friday Night Flights.

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 delicious bites. Tickets sold until 6:30 pm.

TAPPINGS

Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Tonight (3/13) is Free Bacon Night and they will tapping Christian Moerlein Eleven / 162.

– Tomorrow (Saturday, 3/14) their Saturday infusion is Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout run through raspberries.

– For next week’s Rare Keg Monday (3/16), there’s actually four beers from MadTree and they’re all barrel aged: BA Axis Mundi, BA AXIS Mundi with coffee and vanilla, BA Happy Amber and Ye Olde Battering Ram Black Barleywine. Cost varies for a 10 ounce snifter.

Wild Mike’s Shady Lane – Tapping Fat Head’s Hop Ju Ju and Ballast Point Victory at Sea on Saturday (3/14) at 5:00 pm.

Have a better beer weekend, everyone!

— Carla and Tom

Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

See Friday’s Cincinnati Beer Week Events post for the listing of events happening all through Cincinnati Beer Week.


Cincinnati Beer Week Events for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

FEATURED EVENT – Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm – Hoperatives Trivia at Christian Moerlein Malt House
We know you like beer, but do you like team trivia? Want to try a special beer themed team trivia competition? Join us at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Malt House for Hoperatives Beer Trivia as well as a special keg tapping of a super hopped specialty release. Beer trivia starts promptly at 5:30 pm and will wrap up in time for the regular trivia at 8:00 pm. Come join us and win some prizes!

Thursday, February 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm – CANdemonium at the Growler House
Featuring cans from MadTree, Jackie O’s, Revolution and Sixpoint. Each can is $3.50.

Thursday, February 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Texas/Oklahoma Spotlight Tasting at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium
Featuring beers from Southern Star Brewing Company of Texas (Bombshell Blonde and Buried Hatchet Stout) plus Prairie Artisan Ales of Oklahoma (Prairie Standard and Funky Gold Amarillo). Samples are 25 cents each.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Kentucky Rye Barrel IPA Release Party at Firehouse Grill

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm – Chocolate and Beer Pairings at Igby’s
Deschutes Brewery ans Mavericks Chocolate Co. Beers on draft include Black Butte XXVI, The Abyss, Red Chair NWPA (Nitro) and Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Wings and Beer Pairing at Listermann Brewing
Two wings, tossed in four different sauces and paired with a different beer. Total of eight wings in four different sauces plus four samples of beer for $15. All ages allowed to attend, but only 21 and up can drink.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Old Firehouse Brewery Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale
Pints are $3.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Mt Carmel Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate
Pints are $3. Includes their Maple Dopplebock.

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-10:00 pm – From the Lab #003 Brett Saison Tapping at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Thursday, February 19th from 5:00-11:00 pm – MadTree/Rhinegeist Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
Beers from MadTree include Vernal Beckoning, Funke Blue, Mo’Coe, Barrel Aged Gnarly Brown, Sprye and PsycHOPathy. Rhinegeist beers include Mastodon, Pandamonium, Alice, Powder and Truth.

Thursday, February 19th at 6:00 pm – Ei8ht Ball Brewing Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beer Reception; First Course – Tarnished Golden Ale ABV paired with scallops, Mediterranean beet salad, peach salsa, tangerine lace; Second Course – Reintarnation Golden Ale paired with pate faux gras, fennel gelee, sour onion relish; Third Course – Red Drink Imperial Red Ale paired with petite BBQ, smoked cornish hen, baby kale, baby corn, couscous, macaroni and cheese; Fourth Course – 4Some Belgian Quad paired with cold smoked buffalo tenderloin, sweet potato risotto cake, pomegranate sauce, 4Some jelly, heirloom spinach; Dessert – Home Alone Milk Stout paired with hazelnut mousse, chocolate cup, almond milk chocolate sauce.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Three Floyd Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Lucky Dog Grille
Beers on draft include Zombie Dust, Gumball Head and Backmasking.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm – Blank Slate and Oskar Blues Cincy 3 Way Porter Tapping at Fogartys Irish Pub

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-9:00 pm – MadTree Tap Takeover and Pint Night at Holler Hops & Grill
Beers include Lift, Black Tart, Psychopath and Rubus Cacao. They will also giving away glassware.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Rhinegeist Truth Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Grill Glendale

Thursday, February 19th from 6:00 pm-2:00 am – Rhinegeist Waimea Keep the Glass Night at Cock & Grill Hyde Park

Thursday, February 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursday: Blending in the Night at Brentwood Spirits and Wine
Beers available for blending are Listermann Nutcase, Triple Digit Chickow!, Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown, MadTree Happy Amber and MadTree Gnarly Brown. Cincinnati Beer Week BlackTart will also be available.

Thursday, February 19th from 6:30-10:00 pm – Taste the Planets with Bell’s and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Bell’s Brewery present Taste the Planets surrounding the performances of Gustav Holst’s The Planets on February 19 & 21-22. Join Bell’s Inspired Brewing representatives in tasting Jupiter, Venus and Mercury beers from Bell’s Brewery limited edition series The Planets will be for sale at Music Hall concession stands for concert ticketholders while supplies last. Only on Thursday evening concert ticketholders enjoy a complimentary light buffet in the Music Hall ballroom starting at 6:15pm. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 7:30pm with conductor Peter Oundjian featuring Khachaturian’s Waltz from Masquerade Suite and Piano Concerto with acclaimed soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Cincinnati Observatory will have telescope demonstrations in front of Music Hall after the concert, weather permitting.”

Thursday, Feb. 19th at 7:00 pm – Artists and Beer at Arnold’s
For 2/19 – Tapping two Jackie O’s beers – Dark Apparition Stout and Waka Waka Waka Double IPA. Artist: Tommy Sheehan creating a print for Dark Apparition

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-8:00 pm – Hops 101 at the Brass Tap
“Become a Hop Expert. Okay, so that beer is “hoppy” – but, what hop is it and what are you smelling and tasting? Danny (BeerMumbo.com) and Mike (BrewProf.com) will lead you through an exercise to isolate five different specific hops so you can learn about the differences between hop varieties. Each single hop sample will be paired with a commercial example of a beer that features that hop. In just an hour, you will become a hop expert!” The cost is $30 per person. Go to https://brasstap.webconnex.com/hopclass to make your reservations (required). Use coupon code BRASSTAP to get $5 off.

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Blank Slate Beer Dinner at BrewRiver GastroPub
Four Blank Slate beers (including one that may be new) and a three course meal. Menu is beer battered crudites with kimchi tarter sauce paired with Blank Slate Kolsch; “Beer” Mac n Cheese made with Pat’s RIP n Kolsch and paired with Fork in The Road; Blank Slate’s “Fume” braised beef, root vegetables, and horseradish mashed yukons with Movin’ On; and “Opera Cream” Bonbonerie coffee milk stout Creme brulee with Opera Cream Stout. Call 613-861-2484 as reservations are required.

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-8:00 pm – MadTree Tasting and Tap Takeover at the Crazy Fox Saloon
Postponed from Monday – Cincinnati Beer Week Collaborative Beer, PsyHOPathy, Lemon Basil and Unhappy Amber on tap as well as Sprye & Happy Amber in cans

Thursday, February 19th from 7:00-10:00 pm – Beer Cocktails with Moerlein at Goodfellas Pizzeria – OTR

Thursday, Feb. 19th at 9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Keep the Glass/Pint Night at Mt. Lookout Tavern
Other Rhinegeist gear available as well.

Thursday, Feb. 19th from 9:00-11:30 pm – Trivia Night with Warped Wing at Incline Public House
Trivia plus Warped Wing’s Ermal and Hop Smuggler.

This Week in Beer: Oct. 20 – 26, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

We welcome SweetWater Brewery to Ohio this week. All SweetWater events are marked in blue this week and the next few weeks.

Monday, Oct. 20th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, Oct. 20th – 1/3 off Craft beer bottles at Moerlein Lager House

Monday, Oct. 20th – Randall Monday at the Brass Tap U Square

Monday, Oct. 20th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, October 20th at 4:20 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover at The Lackman
Beers will include 420 Extra Pale, IPA, Blue, Georgia Brown and Hop Hash.

Monday, Oct. 20th at 6:00 pm – Laboratory Lager #1 Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This first in the series beer is a dry hopped Amber Lager. They are describing it as a “bready and medium bodied lager is dry-hopped with Wakatu and Amarillo hops on top of the layered complexity of tettnang and Saaz hops in the kettle.”

Monday, October 20th at 5:00 pm – Skype Session and Tap Takeover at Ei8ht Ball
Skype chat with Brian Ewing of 12% Imports and enjoy Tilquin Gueuze, Stillwater Debutante, Evil Town Even More Denmark, Evil Twin Biscotti Break and Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail.

Monday, October 20th from 5:00 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Northside Tavern

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Penny Flips at Fifty West

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Tuesday, Oct. 21st – Infusion Special at the Brass Tap U Square

Tuesday, October 21st from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Dutch’s

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – BOGO Craft Beer Special at Hebron Brew Haus
Special applies to select rotating draft beers.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Ballast Point Tap Takeover at HalfCut
Beers include Sculpin, Grunion, Black Marlin Porter, Victory at Sea, Big Eye, Fathom IPL, Calico Amber and Indra Kunindra

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm – Cool Beer Labels Book Release at MadTree
From Facebook:
“Come celebrate the release of Print Book’s newest publication Cool Beer Labels, a book featuring great packaging from over 150 breweries from all over the world. The author, Daniel Bellon will be signing and talking about the new book. In addition, meet featured designers Keith Neltner, Austin Dunbar, Tom Post, and John Pattison whose work is included in the book. The night will also showcase Neltner Small Batch’s book (a compilation of retrospective creative highlights) in the beer, music and branding industries over the last decade and a half. Several books will be raffled and all proceeds will go to sponsoring a design student from Northern Kentucky University. The book was carefully hand bound, printed by Arnold Printing, and features Appleton Coated paper (embossing, varnishes), assembled at Olberding Bindery, and each is hand signed and numbered.”

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Craft Beer Series at Habits Café
This week, it’s Goose Island with Muddy Imperial Stout and Rambler IPA on draft plus 312, Matilda and Sofie in bottles.

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Local Wednesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill Bellevue
All local beer served in a 16oz pint glass are only $3.99

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
This week, it’s Dogfish Head.

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd from 4:00-6:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at J-Taps (on Glenway Ave)

Wednesday, October 22nd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Fogarty’s (Cheviot)

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines
This week, it’s Upland and will feature their Teddy Bear Kisses Russian Imperial Stout.

Thursday, October 23rd – SweetWater Clifton Pub Crawl
Includes Brass Tap U Square, Keystone Grill and Mac’s Pizza

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

Thursday, October 23rd – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Flipdaddy’s Mariemont

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Tap That Thursday at BrewRiver GastroPub

Thursday, Oct. 23rd – Fear of the Dark 4 Beer Tapping at the Lackman
This fourth annual event runs from Oct. 23rd through Halloween weekend. Rotating beers are MadTree 2013 & 2014 Axis Mundi, MadTree Are You Ready for the Darkness, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 Cleveland Crusher, Hoppin’ Frog 2013 D.O.R.I.S the Destroyer, Fat Head’s/Jackie O’s Liquid Courage, Revolution Mad Cow and Three Floyds Back Masking.

Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s De Koninck.

Thursday, October 23rd from 4:20 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Wild Mike’s Bridgetown

Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 5:00 pm to close – 2nd Annual All Local Celebration at Arthur’s Cafe

Thursday, Oct. 23rd 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 – Southern Tier Pumpking, Glendale – Southern Tier Pumpking and Hyde Park – Dogfish Head Punkin.

Friday, Oct. 24th – $8 Growler Fills at Christian Moerlein Brewery

Friday, October 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Country Fresh Market
At both Vine Street and Beechmont Ave locations

Friday, Oct. 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm – Hop Shop Cask Tapping at Moerlein Lager House
This week, it’s OTR conditioned with whole cone Zeus (from Little Miami Farms,OH) and whole cone Simcoe.

Friday, October 24th from 5:00 pm to close – SweetWater Tap Takeover at Padrino

Friday, Oct. 24th from 5:00-7:00 pm – West Sixth Beer Tasting at Kroger Hyde Park

Friday, October 24th from 5:00-9:00 pm – SweetWater Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Oct. 24th at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, Oct. 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Saturday, Oct. 25th – All crafts $3 at Louie’s Taphouse & Grill (Mason)

Saturday, Oct. 25th – Bourbon, Bluegrass, Beer & BBQ at Cork N’ Bottle Buttermilk Pike

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 12:00-5:00 pm – King of the Hill Best Local Beer Competition at Incline Public House
$10 a ticket, blind tasting. Everyone that participates gets to vote. Beers from Blank Slate, Fifty West, Listermann, MadTree, Mt. Carmel, Rhinegeist and Rivertown.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 12:00-4:30 pm – Growler Fill Specials at Old Firehouse Brewery
$8 growler fills on Pin-Up Girl blond ale and $12 growler fills on Flash Point IPA

Saturday, October 25th from 1:00-4:00 pm – Tasting at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 3:00-7:00 pm – Ales & Tales at WagsPark
Beers from Fifty West, MadTree, Ei8ht Ball, Rhinegeist, Blank Slate, Listermann, Rivertown and Bad Tom. Cost is $35 for humans and $10 for dogs (limit of one dog per human). For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their EventBrite page.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 4:00 pm to close – Clifton Beer Fest at the Corinthian
Formerly at Fries Cafe, the fest is moved down the street and presented in memory of Jerry Freese, the owner of Fries. Cost is $2 per sample ticket. Ticket stubs will be used as giveaway entry. Pre-sale tickets available at a discount at the Corinthian until Oct 22nd.

Saturday, Oct. 25th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, Oct. 25th at 7:30 pm – 11th annual Taste of the World at Newport Aquarium
No beer list on their web site, but we know West Sixth is going to be there. For more information, go to http://soh.taste.llsevent.org

This Week in Beer: May 19 – 25, 2014

We frequently get updates for our This Week in Beer post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.

Monday, May 19th – Mug Night Monday at Flipdaddy’s Union

Monday, May 19th from 4:00-7:30 pm – Craft Beer Night at Market Wines

Monday, May 19th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s Prairie / Brewfist Spaghetti Western Imperial Stout.

Monday, May 19th from 8:00 pm to close – Pint Night at Incline Public House

Tuesday, May 20th – Tappa Keg Tuesday at Dingle House

Tuesday, May 20th – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

UPDATE Tuesday, May 20th at 6:00 pm – Tuesdays on Tap at Whole Foods Mason
Six drafts, six bites, $6. This week, it’s Rhinegeist Uncle, Lagunitas Pils, Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, MadTree Rounding Third, Revolution Anti-Hero and Boulder 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA.

Wednesday, May 21st – Beer and Wine Dinner at Incline Public House
Four courses, beer and wine sample with each course. Cost is $25 person. For reservations, email Dan@InclinePublicHouse.com

Wednesday, May 21st – Select Craft Beers for $2 at Molly Malone’s Covington

Wednesday, May 21st – Bell’s Pint Night at Rail House
First pint is $5 – Keep the glass and get refills for only $3.

UPDATE Thursday, May 22nd from 5:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium OTR
This week, it’s Rhinegeist Truth and Zen.

Wednesday, May 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm – Hogshead Union Happy Hour at Moerlein Lager House
They will be tapping a special cask of a Scottish Ale called Old Gregg at 5:30 pm. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

Wednesday, May 21st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, May 21st at 6:00 pm – Deschutes Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Register by emailing PrivateDining@MoerleinLH.com. Cost is $55 per person, plus tax + gratuity.

UPDATE Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30 pm – Sunset Salon: Breweries at Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Join Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.’s Greg Hardman, MadTree Brewing’s Brady Duncan, Fifty West Brewing Company’s Bobby Slattery, Rhinegeist’s Bob Bonder, and Mt. Carmel Brewing Company’s Mike Dewey as they talk about Cincinnati’s brewing scene past, present, and future. Moderated by Brewery District Executive Director Steve Hampton. Doors open at 6:30 for light bites; featured discussion starts at 7.

$15 advance; $20 at door – Link for tickets

Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00 pm – We CAN Do It Wednesdays at Keystone Clifton
$3 select craft cans including Rhinegeist Truth, Uinta Brewing Hopnotch IPA and Strongbow Cider.

Thursday, May 22nd – Firkin Thursday at Fifty West

UPDATE Thursday, May 22nd from 4:00 pm to close – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium Clifton
This week, it’s a New Belgium tap takeover as well as a take home the glass night including Yuzu, Cigar City Collaboration, La Folie, Summer Helles and Fat Tire.

Thursday, May 22nd at 5:00 pm – Madtree Sol Drifter Release Party at Wild Mike’s Shady Lane
See their Facebook event page for more information.

Thursday, May 22nd 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 – Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Glendale – Bell’s Oberon and Hyde Park – Madtree Sol Drifter.

Friday, May 23rd – $8 Growler Fills at Moerlein Lager House

Friday, May 23rd starting at 3:00 pm – Patio Pours at Keystone Hyde Park
This week, it’s select beers from Rhinegeist.

Friday, May 23rd at 5:30 pm – Beer and Wine Tasting at Everything’s d’ Vine
$10 per person to taste five beers and four wines. $5 to taste just beer or just wine.

Friday, May 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence

Friday, May 23rd – Tapping of West Sixth Lemongrass American Wheat at the Reds vs. Cardinals Game

Saturday, May 24th starting at 3:00 pm – Patio Pours at Keystone Hyde Park
This week, it’s select beers from Rhinegeist.

Saturday, May 24th from 4:00-8:00pm – Paw It Forward at Ei8ht Ball
A portion of the proceeds from beer sales will be donated to three local groups: Once Upon A Pit, Cincinnati Pit Crew and Adore-A-Bull Rescue. See their Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, May 24th from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
The cost to taste four beers is $6.00 per person.

Saturday, May 24th at 2:00 pm – Beer ED at Findlay Market
See our earlier post for more information.