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Green Issue

0 Comments · Thursday, April 16, 2015
This year’s Green Issue focuses on sustainability. With headlines consistently popping up detailing climate change, pollution and energy crises, we should all be "going green," but beyond that we should also be thinking about going sustainable —  whether that's following the 10 simple “green” steps Green Umbrella suggests for your life and home, or taking it a bit further, like the residents of the Earnshaw Ecohouse, who want to be entirely sustainable by 2017.  

Under the Green Umbrella

The regional eco alliance wants to make Greater Cincinnati one of the most sustainable U.S. cities by 2020

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Green Umbrella, the region’s environmental sustainability alliance, wants to unite as many businesses, nonprofits, local governments and universities as possible in a coordinated effort to help improve the quality of life and the environment in Greater Cincinnati.   

Species Superheroes

The Cincinnati Zoo’s endangered wildlife team saves plants and animals with science

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The humble beginnings of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife team, or CREW, go back to a little lab in a closet within the zoo’s elephant house in 1981.   

Intentional Living

The Earnshaw Ecohouse offers residents an ecologically conscious lifestyle and visitors a model of sustainability

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
At the Earnshaw Ecohouse in Mount Auburn, a small community of individuals are working to go off-grid and become a fully sustainable residence within the next two years.   

Milkweed to Monarchs

Cincinnati Nature Center’s plant-your-own milkweed initiative aims to help save the Monarch butterfly

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The plight of the Monarch butterfly will take a positive turn following the launch of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s large-scale “Milkweed to Monarchs” project.   

Green Classes and Events

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
WEDNESDAY 15 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series: Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation ef  

The Beer Issue

0 Comments · Friday, February 13, 2015
This year’s Cincinnati Beer Week takes over Tristate bars, restaurants, breweries and grocery stores for beer dinners, meet the brewer events, keg tappings and more.   

History, Hops and Hope

Cincinnati’s Brewing Heritage Trail aims to turn the Brewery District into a world-class tourist destination

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
For years, the potential of some of Cincinnati’s most historic neighborhoods and urban locales sat unrealized. The past decade has seen enormous change, however, as re-urbanization efforts heavily target the architecture and spirit of neighborhoods like Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills.
  

Playing Favorites

Local breweries on some of their most distinctive in-house creations

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Historians say Cincinnati has been home to at least 250 breweries since Englishman Davis Embree opened the first commercial brewery in the Queen City in 1812. 
  

Tour de Taprooms

Unique spaces and tour experiences abound inside Cincinnati-area breweries

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Cincinnati’s craft breweries are more than just producers of distinctive, small-run beers; they also offer a particular brand of alcohol tourism — paired dinners, rare tastings and other unique experiences inside their own taprooms.  

The Art of the Can

The rise of canned craft beer offers a new canvas for creativity

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Local artist and illustrator Tom Post has often looked to nature for inspiration. So when MadTree Brewing asked him to design the can illustration for a beer called Lift, he turned again to his favorite muse.  

Cincinnati Style

Blank Slate Brewing Company collaborates with Colorado’s Oskar Blues to create a Cincinnati chili-inspired beer

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
When Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues asked around for a Cincinnati brewer to collaborate on a special brew, one name continued to surface: Scott LaFollette of Blank Slate Brewing Company.   

Black Magic

Fifteen local breweries collaborate on BlackTart stout for Cincinnati Beer Week

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
"An amalgamation of breweries. A dichotomous combination of flavors. Tart and refreshing yet full bodied and malty. It’s not black magic, it’s BlackTart.”   

Queen City’s New Brews

Lesser-known taprooms and nanobreweries are popping up all over the Tristate

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
In the fall of 2014, Ohio hit the milestone of having more than 100 active breweries, according to craft beer trade group Brewers Association, with more than 30 currently in the planning stages.  

Love List: Stacey Vest

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
She’s the perfect balance of zany, sugary sweet and artistic genius; her wigs are both a drag queen’s dream and some of the most couture headpieces ever to come out of the Queen City.