This Week in Beer: Nov. 16 – 22, 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, Nov. 16th-Thursday, Nov. 19th – Fork + Bottle: MadTree Brewing at Metropole
Special tasting menu paired with MadTree beers. Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-578-6660 for reservations.

Monday, Nov. 16th at 5:00 pm – Rare Keg Monday at Ei8ht Ball Brewing
This week, it’s New Holland Dragon’s Milk variants including regular Dragon’s Milk, Coffee and Chocolate Dragon’s Milk Reserve and Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash Reserve. Cost is $5 for a ten ounce snifter.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Taproom Storm Can Launch at Braxton
While they will be available in better beer locations on Monday, this is the first day that the Storm cans will be available at the Braxton tap room.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Liquid Advent Tapping at Taft’s Ale House
Liquid Advent Chocolate Brown Porter is brewed with cinnamon, chilies, cacao nibs & roasted cacao husks from Maverick Chocolate Co. According to the Taft’s Ale House Facebook page, “This special beer is canned in Holiday Edition 16oz 4-packs and sells for $11.99.” Liquid Advent will be available on draft at Taft’s one time only, starting at 5:30 pm Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm – Country Boy Beer Dinner at Packhouse Meats
Three beers (Cougar Bait, Cliff Jumper, Shotgun Wedding), four courses (baked jalapeños, argula & fruit salad, smokey pulled pork with fried okra and Mexican-style apple pie), and a pint glass to keep. Cost is $25 per person. Call 859-415-2312 for reservations.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 6:30 pm – Ei8ht Ball Beer Dinner at 20 Brix
Cost is $55 per person. Call 513-831-2749 for reservations.

Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 6:30 pm – Rogue Ales Beer Dinner at Moerlein Lager House
Beer Reception: Rogue Brewing Santa’s Private Reserve, Moerlein Lager House Brew of choice; First Course: Dead Guy Ale paired with Goat Cheese Fritter with a Poached Pear Spiced Chili Sauce; Second Course: Chipotle Ale paired with Seared Prawns with Candied Pork belly/bacon; Third Course: Yellow Snow IPA paired with Sea Bass with a Blood Orange Glaze and Julienned Root Vegetable; Fourth Course: Chocolate Stout paired with Beef Short Rib with Coffee Demi, Scallop Potato and Turnip; Dessert: Hazelnut Brown Nectar paired with Hazelnut Bread Pudding with Caramelized Bananas. Cost is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact Jeff Geckle at

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 6:00-8:30 pm – Thirsty Thursdays at Craft Pointe
Six samples from Revolution Brewing and Jet’s Pizza.

Thursday, Nov. 19th 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 Winter Seasonal, Glendale – Great Lakes Christmas and Hyde Park – Stone Coffee Milk Stout.

Thursday, Nov. 19th at 7:00-10:00 pm – Hudepohl Pure Lager Homecoming Party at the Transept
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in celebrating the triumphant homecoming of Hudepohl Pure Lager Beer. After decades of being a beer of choice for Cincinnatians, we are proud to restore the heritage and bring a classic beer brand back home. Come and share some drinks, have some food and enjoy a special live set from Young Heirlooms on 11/19/15! The event is free but please RSVP here:

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 12:00-11:00 pm – Blank Slate Pourhouse One Year Anniversary and Opera Cream Stout Tapping
In honor of the first anniversary of their tap room, Blank Slate is not only tapping their wonderful Opera Cream Stout, but plan to have up to 24 different beers available throughout the day. Here’s the list: Available all day (pending supply): Movin’ On, Out and About, The Lesser Path, Fork In The Road, Long Way Home, MosaWit, Fume, Shroominous, Ryesing Up, Opera Cream – Bonbonerie Coffee Cream Stout and Orchids Bounty; New Release (All Day): On Top of All This My Wife’s Pregnant Rye Session Stout; Opera Cream Variants (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): Opera Cream Nitro, Opera Cream Chocolate, Opera Cream Vanilla, Opera Cream Cherry, Opera Cream Mixed Berry; Other Variants/Specials (Limited Quantity – Tap Times TBA): The Lesser Path Pineapple Habanero, Fumar Chile Chili Pepper Smoked Porter, Fume Chai Tea, Out and About Cranberry, Orchids Bounty Vanilla, Ryesing Up Peach and Pineapple Sage and Shroominous Bourbon Barrel Aged.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 3:00-8:00 pm – New Belgium Sour & Hop Tap Takeover at the Listing Loon
Beers include Eric’s Ale, Le Terroir, and Accumulation.

Saturday, Nov. 21st at 4:00 pm to close – Caturday Fundraiser at the Brass Tap U Square
From their Facebook event page: “Join us in partnership with Brass Tap and Rhinegeist for an evening of craft beer and cute cats to benefit OAR’s life-saving programs. You’ll enjoy specialty Rhinegeist keg tappings, beer- and cat-related door prizes, cat videos, a live photo booth, and for the true beer aficionado, the opportunity to go home with some extremely rare bottles when the party is over! From 4:00 pm until close, a portion of all draft beer and food sales will benefit Ohio Alleycat Resource and its mission to improve the lives of owned and free-roaming cats in the Cincinnati area. Raffle tickets will be on sale from 4 until prize drawings at 9:00 PM, and OAR volunteers will be on hand all night to talk up our fabulous adoptable cats and rewarding involvement opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to combine two of the best things known to humanity: beer and cats! (And some pretty awesome cat people, too.)”

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