This Week in Bockfest: March 4-7, 2021

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

Here are some of the highlights of Bockfest 2021:

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

Cue the Goats - Fibonacci Brewing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefit and Pint Night for Texas Flood Victims

From Facebook:

Hurricane Harvey has ravaged the people of Texas, so of course we need to help out.

Please join us for a pint night at Wooden Cask Brewing Company to raise funds for the flood victims. They are graciously donating $1 from every pint sold that night, but we will also collect other monetary and supply donations.

Supply Donations:

***Non Perishable Food (PULL TOP canned vegetables, fruits etc.; ready to eat dry goods such as nuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, granola and trail mixes, jerky, ready to eat snacks; bottled water; ready- to-eat meals or MREs etc.)

***Personal Care Products: Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion etc.

***Cleaning supplies: Laundry detergents, general cleaner, sponges, bleach (powdered form is preferred), mops, scrub brushes, buckets, rubber gloves etc.

***Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels etc.

***Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion etc.

***First-Aid items: Bandages, gauze, pads, first aid tape, antiseptic creams, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, latex gloves, instant cold packs etc.

***Candles and flashlights: If necessary, please include the appropriate size batteries with any flashlight donation.

***Clean-up supplies: Protective eyewear, work gloves, masks, shovels, screwdrivers, saws, etc.

***New and gently-used clothing: new underwear and socks in original packaging

***New and gently-used shoes

All are welcome!

Wooden Cask Fireworks Party

From Facebook:

Beat the crowds and join us to watch the WEBN fireworks! Come early because our parking lot fills up fast. Parking will be $15, but the ticket will be redeemable for drinks in our taproom that evening only!
California Tri Tip will be serving dinner!

This Week in Beer: August 28 – Sept. 3, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Monday, August 28th at 5:00 – Rare Beer Monday at Braxton Labs

Monday, August 28th at 8:00 pm – Industry Night Beer Olympics at Olde Towne Tavern

Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00 pm – Dog Days and IPAs at Landlocked Social House

Wednesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, August 31st from 5:00-10:00 pm – Dogfish Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, August 31st at 5:00 pm – Donut and Beer Pairing with Deschutes Brewing at The Lackman

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Taft’s Ale House–Meet the Brewery Night at Higher Gravity

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-9:00 pm – Oktober Fuel Tap Takeover at Queen City Radio

Thursday, August 31st at 4:00 pm – Dreamsicle Can Release Party at MadTree Brewing

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, August 31st at 6:00-10:00 pm – Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 pm – Bircus Brewing Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Dayton Beer Company Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:00-9:00 pm – Fifty West Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, Sept. 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 10:00 am – Brass Monkey and Junkie Can Release at Listermann Brewing

Sunday, Sept. 3rd at Noon – Fireworks Party at Wooden Cask Brewing

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

This Week in Beer: July 24 – 30, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, July 25th at 4:00 pm – Keylime Pie and Vanilla Keypunch Bottle Release at Urban Artifact

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm – Braxton Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, July 26th at 4:15 pm – Woltermelon Blonde Release at Municipal Brew Works

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Terrapin Tasting at Marty’s Hops and Vines

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Habits Café

Wednesday, July 26th from 6:00-10:00 pm – Ballast Point Sour Wench Tapping at Pies and Pints at the Banks

Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30 pm – Summer Beer Dinner with The Jaded Fork at Streetside Brewery

Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 pm – Monthly Keg Tapping at Hofbräuhaus Newport

Thursday, July 27th-Saturday, July 29th – Sixpoint Tap Takeover at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Latitude 42 Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Wooden Cask 7th St Run Off Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Taft’s :0027 Lager Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, July 27th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Great Divide White Water Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Urban Artifact Beer Dinner at Coppin’s

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Shiner Toast Our Troops Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm – Fifty West Golden Ticket Beer Dinner at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Friday, July 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – ? Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, July 28th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Founders Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, July 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Friday, July 28th from 6:00-11:00 pm – Little Kings Draftstravaganza at Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Friday, July 28th from 6:00pm-Midnight – Fat Head’s Tap Takeover at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Barrel Aged Ruby

From Facebook:

Come try our new barrel aged Irish Ale, Ruby, launching June 29th! Aged for 4.5 month in a whiskey barrel. Only three 1/2 barrels available and served only in our taproom! This won’t last!

This Week in Beer: June 26 – July 2, 2017

Check out our Better Beer Happy Hours, Etc. page for regularly scheduled events and specials. We are only list events here that are unique for this coming week in beer. Remember to check our Events Calendar throughout the week to see events that are added after our Monday morning publication time.

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Packhouse Beer Dinner at Darkness Brewing

Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm – Curious Traveler Trivia Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Wednesday, June 28th at 5:00 pm – The Collaboration Challenge at Fibonacci Brewing

Thursday, June 29th at 12:00 pm – Barrel Aged Ruby at Wooden Cask Brewing

Thursday, June 29th from 5:00-10:00 pm – Braxton Pint Night at Cappy’s Wines and Spirits

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-9:00 pm – Erie Brewing Tasting at BC’s Bottle Lodge

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Roebling Point Pub Crawl at The Gruff, Smoke Justin, Keystone Bar & Grill, and Molly Malones Covington

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Breckinridge Agave Wheat Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Strasse

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager Pint Night at Cock & Bull Glendale

Thursday, June 29th at 6:00-10:00 pm – Boulevard Lemon Ginger Pint Night at Cock & Bull Main Hyde Park

Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 pm – Brooklyn Pint Night at Hebron Brew Haus

Friday, June 30th-Saturday, July 1st – West Side Brewing Grand Opening

Friday, June 30th at 4:00 pm – Rivertown Beer Tasting at DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits (Fort Thomas)

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rhinegeist Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

Friday, June 30th from 5:00-9:00 pm – Rogue Pint Night at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Friday, June 30th at 5:00 pm – Local Friday featuring Listermann at Cappy’s Wine and Spirits

Friday, June 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm – Sierra Nevada Friday Night Flights at Party Town

Saturday, July 1st at 12:00 noon – Rhinegeist 4th Anniversary: Right On, Right On

Hoperatives: This Week In Beer

Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotsman

From Facebook:

Come try our new barrel aged Scotch Ale, Scotsman, launching June 22nd! Aged for 4.5 months in a Buffalo Trace Rye barrel. Only three 1/2 barrels available and only served in our taproom! This won’t last long!

The Impact of Hop Additions: A Sensory Experience

From Facebook:

A beer tasting focusing on the flavor effects of hop addition timing.
We will taste five beers made using the same ingredients, only changing the timing of when the hops are added.

5 five ounce samples for $10. Follow the link to purchase tickets.

Corruption Bottle Release

From Facebook:

Our first bourbon barrel aged beer will be released on June 17th! Corruption is our Reformation Scottish Stout aged for just over 4 months in Buffalo Trace Boubon barrels.

Released on draft and in bottles at noon. Bottles are packaged in six 12oz bottles, priced at $18 a six pack. Limits are one case (or 4 six packs) per person.