Tastings and Growlers Report: March 14, 2014

We frequently get updates for our Tastings and Growlers Report after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.


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), the beers are Cidre Nouveau Craft Cider, Dogfish Head Noble Rot, Dogfish Head Sixty-One and Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale.

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 – Friday Night Flights features six to eight beers each week. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This week’s beers (3/14) are Abita Spring India Pale Ale, Dogfish Head Aprihop, He’brew Origin Imperial Amber Pomagranate Ale, North Peak Dubious Black Chocolate Stout, Sam Adams Rebel India Pale, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IIPA and Rogue Chocolate peanut butter banana VooDoo Doughnut. Pint Night Beer is Evil Twin Hipster Ale and costs $3 for a 16oz pour (sorry no glass this week).

Rock Bottom – They’ve added a dedicated barrel-aged beer tap and they’re starting it out with Two-Headed Buffalo (Buffalo Gold Ale aged for over a year in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels).


Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery (as of Jan. 31st) have Seven, OTR, Hostivit, Saigon Sap, Northern Liberties, Zeppelin, Emancipator, Helles, Exposition, Hudepohl Porter, Hudepohl Bock and Barbarossa. $7 for Growler refills every Friday, $10 Growler refills on Saturday & Sunday. New growlers are $5. Hudy kegs are also available. Tap Room is located at 1621 Moore Street in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-The-Rhine Brewery District.

Ei8ht Brewing Company (inside the Party Source) has (as of Dec. 5th) Nogne O IPA, Nogne O Kollaborator, Magic Rock Bearded Lady, Nogne O Saison, Del Ducato B.Berry Nightmare, Mikkeller Funky Star, La Trappe Witte, Mikkeller Cream Ale, Mikkeller Green Easter, Mikkeller 1000 IBU, Mikkeller 1000 IBU Light, Mikkeller Milk Stout, Stillwater Why Can’t IBU, Rivertown Pumpkin, Jolly Pumpkin Oro, Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout, Local Option Morning Wood, Sixpoint Resin, Bosteel Tripel Karmeliet, Goose Island Lolita, Dark Horse Four Elf, Schlafly Kolsch, Three Floyds Alpha King, Three Floyds Robert the Bruce, Sweetwater 420, West Sixth Amber, Country Boy Cougar Bait, Du Struise Shark Pants, Prairie Standard, Tilburg Dutch Brown, Weihenstephaner Weien-heffe, Evil Twin Yang, Ei8ht Ball K-Hole, Dark Horse Crooked Tree, Stone Ruination, Quaff Bros. Badonkafunk, Stone Enjoy By, Bell’s Two Hearted, Local Option Blood of the Kings, Goose Island Bourbon County, Mikkeller Brunch Weasel and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.

Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing (as of Feb. 24th) have NutCase Peanut Butter Porter, Jungle Honey, Triple Digit Aftermath, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Gravitator, Chickow! and Belgian Belge. New growlers are $3.

MadTree Brewing (as of Feb. 22nd) has Sprye, Lemon Basil, Gedde Up!, Lift, Galaxy High, Identity Crisis, Axis Mundi, Gnarly Brown, Rubus Cacao, PsycHOPathy, Hostivit and Happy Amber. New growlers are $5 and they will fill other growlers. [Thanks to Zach Baird for this update.]

Mt. Carmel Brewing (as of Feb. 20th) has Maple Doppelbock, Coffee Brown Ale, Amber Ale, Nut Brown Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout, Blonde Ale and Dewey’s Pale Ale. The cost is $8.50 for year rounds and most seasonals. Specialty beers (like Ardennes Belgian Quad in the past) are $18.00. It’s $4.50 for the purchase of a growler.

Rhinegeist Brewery (as of Oct. 26th) has Cougar Gold, Truth West Coast IPA, Uncle British Mild, Zen Pale Ale and Panther Porter. New growlers are $5 for either the 32 or 64 oz. [Thanks to Shayne Brummer for the update.]

Rivertown Brewing (as of Feb. 20th) has Roebling, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Hop Baron, Helles, Blueberry, Sipa, Winter, Bock, Funk Vessel and Unit 6. Growler fills are $8.50 for most beers and high gravity beers are $11.70 (both prices are with tax). If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.


Fifty West Brewing (as of Feb. 27th) has 1926 Amber, Coast to Coast, Jalopy Wheat, One Way Street: Motueka, Penny’s Pilsner, Paycheck’s Porter, Speedbump Kolsch and Thirsty 37. Two different beer flights available. Flights are half off before 6:00 pm and all day on Sundays.

Moerlein Lager House (as of Feb. 13th) has Helles Lager, Northern Liberties IPA, Over-The-Rhine Ale, Saigon Sap, Zeppelin and Barbarossa. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. Growler refills are $7 on Tuesdays and Fridays. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. They only fill their own growlers.

Rock Bottom Cincinnati sells growlers of all their regular beers. Most growler fills are $13.50. They only fill their own growlers.


● Adriatico’s, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, BrewRiver GastroPub, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Firehouse Grill, Flipdaddy’s (all three locations) and Incline Public House all fill growlers of the beers they have on tap.


NEW!Cappy’s Wine and Spirits Loveland (as of March 11th) had Mt. Carmel Coffee Brown, MadTree Identity Crisis, MadTree Rubus Cacao, Rhinegeist Mastadon, Blank Slate Fork in the Road, Lagunitas Sucks, Lagunitas IPA, Tröegs Nugget Nectar and Bell’s Expedition Stout.

Cork ‘N Bottle Buttermilk Pike (as of Feb. 21st) had Brooklyn Monster Barley Wine ($10.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), Madtree Hoppy Amber ($8.99), Madtree Rubeus Cacao ($8.99), Original Sin Cider ($6.99), Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale ($7.49), Uinta Hop Notch ($6.99) and Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99).

Cork ‘N Bottle Covington (as of Feb. 21st) had Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock ($8.99), Hostivet Imperial Pilsner ($10.99), Christian Moerlein 10+161 Bourbon Barrel Aged English Ale ($10.99), New Holland Night Tripper Imperial Stout ($12.99), Against the Grain Brown Note ($7.99), Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA ($8.99), Abita Mayhawk Belgian Golden ($8.49) and New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($15.99).

Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot in Anderson (as of Feb. 25th) has Abita French Connection ($7.99), Red Hook Longhammer IPA ($9.99), Brooklyn Fire & Ice Smoked Porter ($8.99), Fifty West Jalopy Wheat ($9.99), Jackie O’s Hop Ryot ($12.99), Rhinegeist Zen ($10.99), MadTree Axis Mundi Imperial Stout ($15.99) and Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball Belgian Strong Ale ($8.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Covington (as of Feb. 13th) has Moerlein Hefeweizen Wheat ($8.99), Schlafly Tasmanian IPA ($8.99), New Holland White Hatter ($8.99) and Abita Purple Haze ($8.99).

DEP’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Fort Thomas (as of Feb. 13th) has Upland Harvest ($8.99), Bell’s Cherry Stout ($10.99), Dogfish Head Sah’Tea ($22.99), Sierra Neveda Flipside Red IPA ($8.99), Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean ($12.99), Stone Arrogant Bastard ($12.99), North Coast Wintertime Ale ($9.99), Breckenridge Regal Pils ($13.99), Deschutes NWPA ($9.99), Anderson Valley Winter Solstice ($8.99), Uinta Dubhe ($12.99), Great Lakes Oatmeal Stout ($10.99), Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold ($9.99), Uinta Hop Notch ($11.99), Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere ($13.99), Upland Teddy Bear Kisses ($14.99), New Holland Dragon’s Milk ($12.99) and Southern Tier 2x Steam ($11.99). Several taps were TBA at time of publication. Their growler price is $4 “with a credit of $2 if you return an old growler.”

The Growler Stop (3804 Church St. next to WagsPark) – Beers available as of Jan. 8th are Fifty West Speedbump, Fifty West Route 50, Triple Digit Chichow!, MadTree Gnarly Brown, Mt. Carmel Stout, Rivertown Winter Ale, Rhinegeist Truth, Rhinegeist Dad and Rhinegeist Snaggletooth. Empty growlers are $5 each.

Jungle Jim’s Eastgate (as of c. August 3rd) has Great Lakes Wright Pils, Bell’s Oberon, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, West Sixth IPA, Rivertown Pumpkin Ale, Blank Slate Ryesing Up, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Sierra Nevada South Hemisphere Harvest, Jackie O’s Dark Apparition, Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout and Fat Heads Headhunter IPA. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Ben Damon and Jessica Blank for providing this update.]

Jungle Jim’s Fairfield (as of Feb. 24th) has New Belgium Fat Tire, MadTree Psychopathy, Brooklyn Fire and Ice, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale, Kona Longboard, Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown, Bell’s Java Stout, Uinta Hop Notch, Rhinegeist Mastodon, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Rivertown Roebling and Lagunitas IPA. Pints are $3 and growler fills vary by the beer. Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and they will only fill their own growlers. Samples are 25 cents each. [Thanks to Jessica Blank for this update.]

NEW!Lehr’s Meats Milford Ohio (as of Feb. 24th) has Sierra Nevada Big Foot ($14.99), Rhinegeist Zen ($13.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald ($10.99), Unita Hop Notch IPA ($8.99), Great Lakes Chillwave ($10.99), Sam Adams Rebel IPA ($8.99), Sam Adams Cold Snap ($8.99) and Deschutes Red Chair ($10.99).

Liquor Cabinet in Hebron (as of March 13) has Schlafly Hop Harvest, MadTree Rubus Cacao, MadTree Psychopathy, MadTree Gnarly Brown, North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout, Schlafly American IPA and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

Market Wines (as of March 8th) has Victory Prima Pils ($4/pint), Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coffee & Vanilla Imperial Porter ($6/pint), Sierra Bigfoot ($5/pint), Bell’s Consecrator ($6/pint), Great Lakes Chill Wave IPA ($5/pint), Ei8ht Ball Michael J Bocks ($5/pint) and Rhinegeist Uncle ($4/pint). They have empty growlers (64 oz) and growelettes (32 oz) for sale for $5 each.

One Stop Liquors in Bellevue (as of Feb. 25th) has MadTree Psychopathy, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale and Oskar Blues Pale Ale. All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.

Party Source in Bellevue will now be handled by Ei8ht Ball Brewery and Tap Room. See listing above.

Party Town in Florence (as of March 14th) has Alltech KY Ale ($6.99), Brew Kettle White Rajah ($12.99), Cider Boys Mad Bark ($6.99), Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail ($16.99), Flying Dog Pumpernickel ($13.99), Founders Imperial Stout ($14.99), Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale ($7.99), Green Flash Cedar Plank ($9.99), Lore American Pale Ale ($6.99), Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Ale ($10.99), MadTree Lift Kolsch ($7.99), New Holland Blue Sunday ($15.99), New Holland Farmhouse Hatter ($7.99),
Schlafly Export IPA ($8.99), Sierra Nevada Celebration ($7.99), Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad ($12.99), Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans ($12.99) and Upland Bad Elmer Porter ($9.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.

Remke Hyde Park (as of Nov. 13th) has Breckenridge 471 IPA ($19.99), Breckenride Vanilla Porter ($11.99), Blank Slate Ryesing Up ($14.99), Blank Slate Fork in the Road ($12.99) and Rivertown Bourbon Pumpkin ($15.99). New growlers are $5.99 each. [Thanks to Shannon S. for the update.]

Remke Skytop (as of Jan. 31st) has New Belgium Fat Tire ($12.99), New Belgium White IPA ($12.99), Blank Slate Lesser Path ($12.99), New Belgium Ranger IPA ($12.99) and Rivertown Roebling ($15.99). Happy hour special – $2 off drafter beers Mondays-Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm [Thanks to Eugene Tavares for the update.]

United Liquor in Florence (as of Feb. 27th) has Dogfish 90 min ($12.99), Kentucky Bourbon Ale ($11.99), Sweetwater IPA ($10.99), Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald ($9.99), Three Floyds Pride and Joy ($11.99) and Deschutes Butte Porter ($11.99). All prices based on 64 oz growler.

Valley Wine & Spirits Edgewood (as of Feb. 27th) has Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Bell’s Smitten, Southern Tier Choklat Stout and Madtree Happy Amber.

Valley Wine & Spirits Fort Wright (as of Feb. 27th) has Sierra Nevada Celebration, Sixpoint Hi-Res, Upland Harvest Ale, Sam Adams Rebel IPA, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Brew Kettle 4 C’s and Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings (as of March 5th) are Brew Kettle Black Rajah ($3 pint, $4.99 32 oz, $8.99 64 oz), Rhinegeist Mastodon ($5 pint, $7.99 32 oz, $15.99 64 oz), Rhinegeist Zen ($4 pint, $6.99 32 oz, $14.99 64 oz), Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA ($7 pint, $9.99 32 oz, $19.99 64 oz), Jackie O’s Java the Stout ($4 pint, $6.99 32 oz, $12.99 64 oz) and Fat Head’s Battle Axe ($4 pint, $6.99 32 oz, $12.99 64 oz). [Thanks to Ed Paff for the update.]

Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings (as of Dec. 15th) are Left Hand Fade to Black vol. 5, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Cismontane Coulter IPA, Great Divide Hibernation Ale, Blank Slate Brewing Fume Cherrywood Smoked Porter and Anderson Valley Highway 128 Pale Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.