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 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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