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Dayton’s Brewery Co-op Builds Community

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Dayton, Ohio’s Fifth Street Brewpub co-op served its own beers to patrons for the first time on July 16. While the doors to the brewery, taproom and restaurant opened last year — and beer from other brewers has been pouring from their taps ever since — the brewery just received all of the necessary legal approval to be able to serve beer brewed on premises at 1600 E. Fifth St.   

Northside’s Bourbon Nation

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A collection of Northside residents and art lovers are taking a stab at creating Cincinnati’s first bourbon bar and restaurant, the neighborhood’s soon-to-open The Littlefield.
  

Secrets from Sommeliers

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If the thought of being presented with a multi-page wine list literally drives you to drink with its scary-sounding words like “appellation,” “biodynamic” and “decantation,” have no fear — you’re not alone.  

Negroni Week

Local bars prepare specialty Negroni cocktails and raise money for charity

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Negroni has been called an “indispensable cocktail” by Esquire magazine cocktail expert David Wondrich and is frequently referred to as “the perfect dinner cocktail” because its bitterness acts as an apéritif.   

Chill Brew

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
As the edict goes, once you go cold brew you’ll never go back to drinking regular iced coffee again. Here are some local coffee shops that sell the stuff, mostly year round. (Starbucks doesn’t have cold brew, so don’t even bother.)  

Spring Cocktails

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Spring is officially here, and Old Man Winter — the guest who overstayed his welcome — has left the building. Cincinnati can finally relish the warm weather with a few celebratory drinks.  

Crafting a Bourbon and Cheese Tasting at Home

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Skepticism was the common feeling among the crowd during “The Bottle and the Board: How Bourbon Pairs with Cheese,” one of the Bourbon Classic University events held during last month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky.   

The Manhattan Project

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Last month, Lance Bowman, mixologist/bar director of the Over-the-Rhine Japanese restaurant Kaze, received good news: He had won the Ohio portion of the fifth annual Esquire magazine-sponsored Woodfor  

Coffee Cup Runneth Over

Carabello Coffee is saving the world, one pour-over at a time

2 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Newport, Ky.’s, new coffee bar, Carabello Coffee, features all of the amenities of a neighborhood craft coffee shop: exposed brick walls, granite tabletops, Clever Drippers aligned on the countertop  

The Mystery and the Mixology of New Cocktail Lounge Obscura

0 Comments · Monday, October 7, 2013
The American gentleman is back, and the guys who brought you FB’s — Scott Sheridan, Bill Foster and Anthony Huser — are celebrating with their new cocktail lounge Obscura, located on Walnut Stre  

Local Mixologist Makes Waves in Cocktail Culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Talking with Lindsay Laubenstein could drive you to drink — in a good way. Her enthusiasm for cocktail culture is contagious. Laubenstein, vice president of the Southern Ohio Bartenders’ Guild and currently behind the bar at Igby’s, recently developed the cocktail menu at Barrio Tequileria, and previously tended bar at Enoteca Emilia.
  

Rhinegeist Taps Into Cincy's Brewing Past

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rhinegeist head brewer Jim Matt had to order new pint glasses just a week after the opening of Over-the-Rhine’s newest craft brewery. “People liked them so much that the first 1,500 walked out the door,” Matt says, noting that all eight kegs they sold at nearby Neons were gone by 9 p.m. opening night.
  

50 Ways To Love Your Growler

Fifty West Brewing ties craft brews to Cincinnati’s beer past

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
“You ever have those moments where you just get really excited in life and you can’t sleep?” asks Bobby Slattery, co-owner of Fifty West Brewing Company.   

Ice, Ice, Baby

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I had an epiphany recently when I stopped to order my favorite iced coffee from BLOC Coffee Company in Price Hill and their ice machine was on the fritz. “Try it cold, without ice,” the barista suggested. “Some of our customers like it better that way.”  

Bourbon Ball

Forget the wine: Tips on throwing a bourbon tasting party

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Over the years, I’ve entertained in my home with just about as many different types of parties as I could find in books or online, and I thought I’d pretty much run the gamut until I came across the idea of hosting a bourbon tasting while attending last month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky., led by John Shutt of Blanton’s Bourbon.