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Strange Brew

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
In 2015, it seems that opening a craft brewery is the newest American dream.  

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.  

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.”   

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.   

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.  

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.  

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.    

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.   
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February Local Beer Events

Two weeks of craft brewing goodness just in time for Valentine's Day

Cincinnatians 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 celebrations. With our 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 One thing 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.  So come 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 Cincinnati 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 Pace 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.
 
 

Former Bartenders Bring Craft Beer Retail to Northside

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hamilton Avenue in Northside is home to a slew of eclectic storefronts like Melt and Shake It Records, and, since April, Northsiders have enjoyed The Listing Loon as a place to swing by and load up on bottles of hand-selected microbrews by a couple of Cincinnati’s tenured bartenders.  

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