by Jac Kern
Posted In: Alcohol
at 10:50 AM | Permalink
Over-the-Rhine Brewery's "session pale ale" on its way to local retailers
Rhinegeist Brewery yesterday released its third canned beer, Zen Session Pale Ale. The brew is described as "like walking barefoot through a citrus grove in the morning. Earthy and orange zest hop character permeates this Session Pale."The dry hopped brew promises to be a perfect summer companion with notes of grapefruit and pine. Zen features Golden Promise malt and Citra, Mosaic and Cascade hops with a 4.8 percent ABV, all making for a bright and drinkable ale.You can find canned Zen, along with Cougar Golden Ale and Truth IPA (released in cans earlier this year), at several area retailers. Find one close to you here. Zen and other core and rotating beers are also available on tap at the Rhinegeist Brewery on Elm Street.Rhinegeist brewed its first batch just under one year ago.
by Maija Zummo
Posted In: Alcohol
at 12:16 PM | Permalink
Newport location taps seasonal Marzen
Hofbräuhaus Newport taps their seasonal June selection tonight — their summer Marzen. The amber-colored beer offers a rich, malty character with a hint of hops and a 5.8 percent ABV. The beer will be paired with Ofenfrischer Leberkase, a grilled pork and beef loaf featuring Munich-style finely textured sausage topped with a sunny side up egg and served with German potato salad.The evening's festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with a tapping followed by German entertainment, jugglers, magicians and a ceremonial keg tapping parade. Free. Hofbräuhaus Newport, 200 E. Third St., Newport, Ky., 859-491-7200, hofbrauhausnewport.com.
by Jessica Baltzersen
Posted In: Beer
at 03:17 PM | Permalink
Two weeks of craft brewing goodness just in time for Valentine's Day
are swooning this February and no, not over candy hearts, roses and
candlelit dinners for two, but for our utmost affection for beer. Cupid struck beer-lovers’
hearts this season, causing us to fall head-over-heels (literally) for craft beer
rich German brewing history alive in Over-the-Rhine and beyond, it’s no
surprise that we’re a recognized
beer-drinking city. In 1890, as our drinking claim to fame, Cincinnati
was the third-largest beer producer per capita in the U.S. After taking a hit
from Prohibition, we have since lost that title, but over the past few years
the city has revived its list of growing local micobreweries
we do know for certain is that our fine Cincinnati residents sure can sip, chug
and guzzle. The city is embracing its drinking title the first two weeks in
February, by celebrating some of the most exciting beer events this year: Cincinnati
Beer Week, Cincy Winter Beerfest, Hops Against Cancer.
thirsty, pick straws for designated driver now and let beer warm your heart
this winter (in case you get dumped before Valentines day).
Hops Against Cancer
To kick off
the beer festivities, Tap House Grill will be serving 20 Cincinnati-brewed craft
beers Feb. 2-15. The event will support not only local breweries but a
charitable cause as well (and they say drinking too much is a bad thing.) One
dollar for every beer sold will go toward The Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer
Research. Starting things off this Sunday, Tap House will host a Super Bowl
Party with four styles of chili — Cincinnati style, vegetarian, venison and Tap
House Stout — complimentary with each $10 purchase of food or beverages per
person. During the dates of Cincinnati Beer Week (Feb. 6-13,) a variety of local
brewers will be on hand to talk about their creations. All donations
to The Jimmy V. Foundation go toward cancer research, so don’t miss your chance
for craft beers, food and charitable giving. More info: taphousecincy.com/events.
Cincinnati Beer Week
will unite for one week as our love for beer bonds us together. A variety of bars,
restaurants and stores all over the city will participate in Cincinnati Beer
Week. For eight consecutive days (because, let’s face it, seven just isn’t
enough) select venues will hold special events like beer tasting, beer-pairing
dinner and brewery nights. Celebrate well-crafted beer and try this year’s
Cincinnati Beer Week feature collaboration beer, Hostivit, brewed at Christian
Moerlein’s OTR production facility with 12 other local breweries. The festivities
run Feb 6-13. Check for a full list of venues and events at cincinnatibeerweek.com.
Cincy Winter Beerfest
yourselves these coming weeks, because no hangover is going to be worth missing
the champion of beer events. As one of the top 10 craft-beer festivals in the
nation, Cincy Winter Beerfest is the Holy Grail of beer selections. With more
than 350 craft beers, this two-day event packs thousands of beer fanatics, satisfying
food, live band performances and good ole’ drinking fun into Duke Energy Center.
Cincy Winter Beerfest runs Feb. 14-15; regular, VIP and connoisseur packages
available online. Non-drinking tickets are also available and special designated
drivers tickets will be sold with an included $5 food and soda voucher (because
we reward those who put up with our drunken foolishness while being responsible).
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., early entry 6:30 p.m. for those with VIP and
connoisseur tickets. Tickets and details: cincybeerfest.com.
Local craft breweries aim to reclaim the Queen City's title as King of Beers
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Whether you’re interested in checking
out the breweries, sampling their eclectic beers or filling up your
growler and heading for home, these local breweries promise to make the
future of Cincinnati brewing just as respected as its storied 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.
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.
by Chelsea Spata
Posted In: Drinking
at 10:27 AM | Permalink
After such success during the Taste of
Cincinnati weekend, the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company will continue to
offer weekend tours of their brewery on Moore Street in Over-the-Rhine.The
brewery was open for public tours for the Taste, but not
everyone was able to make it in for a look into the new brewing facility and
tap room. The free tours will lead patrons through the production brewery and
the underground Malt House from the pre-prohibition Kauffman Brewery. Tours
conclude with a craft beer tasting and plenty of food from local food trucks.Tours
will include information about the various Moerlein beers sold in the area as
well as the process by which they are crafted. Visitors will also enjoy a
lesson in Moerlein food pairing that features dining selections from local
Moerlein Brewing Company, opened in 1853 after high demand from German
immigrants, has exported beers throughout Cincinnati and to Europe and South
America. After the fall of the brewery during the “dark age” of prohibition,
the Moerlein name was restored in 1981. Christian Moerlein Select Lager, the
first American beer to pass the Reinheitsgebot Bavarian Purity Law, was known
for its taste and simplicity, containing only malted barley, hops, water and
Hardman, a Cincinnati “beer baron,” purchased Christian Moerlein in 2004. Still
committed to crafting quality, great-tasting beers, the Moerlein Brewing
Company is reaching out to the Cincinnati community and offering residents and
visitors an opportunity to engage themselves with one of Cincinnati’s most
well-known traditions.“We were
thrilled with the public’s response to our tours during ‘Taste’ weekend,” said Hardman in a press release. “We are extending our tours through the weekends to give
everyone a chance to visit our new brewing facility.” Tours will explore modern
craft brewing processes as well as brewing techniques specific to the
Moerlein now boasts a variety of beers and lagers including Moerlein OTR Ale,
Moerlein Lager House, Moerlein Barbarossa Double Dark, Moerlein Northern
Liberties IPA, Moerlein Seven Hefeweizen, and Moerlein Seasonal Selections.
Moerlein beers and lagers are available on tap at a number of local pubs and
restaurants and in bottles at retail stores.
brewery will be open every Friday through Sunday for tours. Tours will begin at
the following times: Fridays at 5 and 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m.;
Sundays at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. The Christian Moerlein Craft Brewery, Tap Room and
Tour Center is located in the Kaufman Pre-Prohibition Brewery Complex, 1621
Moore Street. Ample parking is available in adjacent lots. For more
information, visit christianmoerlein.com.
1 Comment · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Add this to your list of local beers:
MadTree. They’ve been up and running since the end of January, filling
kegs and growlers, and are about to start canning for broader