THIS WEEK IN BEER: OCT. 29 – NOV. 4, 2012

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Monday, Oct. 29th – Beer of the Day Special at Rock Bottom Brewery Each Monday, Mitch the brew master at Rock Bottom highlights a beer and you can enjoy it for just $3.25 all day.
Tuesday, Oct. 30th – Pint Night at Rock Bottom Brewery Purchase a logo pint glass filled with your favorite Rock Bottom beer for just $5.95, refills are only $3.00 and you keep the glass.
Wednesday, Oct. 31st – Pint Night at UC’s Catskeller
Wednesday, Oct. 31st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Take Home the Glass Night at Taste of Belgium This week’s beer hasn’t been announced yet.
Wednesday, Oct. 31st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm – $3 Drafts at Marty’s Hops and Vines
Thursday, Nov. 1st at 6:00-8:00 pm – Leinenkugel Mixology: Beer Cocktails 101 at the Party Source From the Party Source:
Join Ryan Shore, State Manager of Leinenkugel’s for an evening showcasing the hot trend of mixing beers for cocktails. Ryan will prove to us that beer is no longer just Ales and Lagers; it is in fact the new wine and can also find fans of martinis and flavorful cocktails alike.
Cost is $20.00 per person.
Thursday, Nov. 1st 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: Covington – TBA, Hyde Park – Stone Arrogant Bastard, and Glendale – Great Lakes Eliot Ness.
Thursday, Nov. 1st at 6:00 pm – Firkin Tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery
Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm – Friday Night Flights Beer Tasting at Party Town in Florence
Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm – Beer Tasting at Cork ‘N Bottle (Buttermilk Pike-Crescent Springs)
Friday, Nov. 2nd – Firkin Friday at Cock & Bull Hyde Park
Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm – Beer Tasting at Ludlow Wines
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TASTINGS AND GROWLERS REPORT – NOV. 23, 2012 XWelcome to Hoperatives! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to our RSS feed or join us over on Twitter or Facebook. Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin We frequently get updates for this post after our regular 9:00 am publishing time. Any edited listing will have UPDATE at the beginning of the listing.
TASTINGS
? Newly opened Everything’s d’ Vine will be having beer tastings on Friday nights starting at 5:00 pm including tonight!
? Ludlow Wines’ regular Saturday beer tasting is from 5:00-8:00 pm.
? For tonight’s Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence will be pouring Stone Enjoy By, Bell’s Midwestern Pale and several other great beers. The cost for the regular tasting is $2 for a full flight of beers and it goes from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
GROWLERS AT BREWERIES, BREW PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
? As we told you last week, Buckhead Mountain Grill now does growler fills. The cost is $16 for a “fill of any craft or import beer offered in a 16oz serving size” (add $5 for a new Buckhead growler). On draft as of Nov. 16th: Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Great Lakes Christmas, Founders Harvest, Bell’s Winter White, Southern Tier 2x IPA, Oskar Blues Old Chub, Mt. Carmel Amber, Rivertown Helles, BBC Nut Brown Ale, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, PALM, Stella Artois, Blue Moon, Upland Wheat, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Guinness, Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Thirsty Dog Irish Setter Red and Leinenkugel Snow Drift Vanilla Porter. We hear that Sierra Nevada Celebration will return when the Eliot Ness blows.
? The growler station at Listermann Brewing Company and Triple Digit Brewing has Leopold Belgian Blonde, Friar Bacon Smoked Bock, Aftermath Scottish Wee Heavy, Losantiville Pre Pro Lager, Run Like Hell Red, Enter the Beagle IPA, Oktoberfest, Wiedemann’s. Both Oatmeal Sweet Stout and Chickow are coming soon. New growlers are $3.
? Did you know that the Moerlein Lager House has growlers? The following beers are currently available for growler fills: Lager House Golden Helles, Barbarossa, OTR, Northern Liberties, 7 Weiss, Exposition Vienna Lager, Fifth & Vine Marzen and Hell town Rye-ot Brown. Growlers are $12.00 to refill or $16.00 if you need a growler. The specialty seasonals are $20.00 if you need a growler. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.
? The growler station at Mt. Carmel’s tap room has Dewey’s Porter, Winter, Blonde, Amber, IPA, Nut Brown, Stout and 3rd Shift – Imperial Coffee Stout on their new eight tap system. The cost is $8.00 for year rounds & seasonals and $18.00 for Third Shift. It’s $4 for the purchase of a growler (new design).
? The growler station at Rivertown Brewing’s tasting room has their Helles, Dunkel, Hop Bomber, Jenneke, Hop Baron, Blueberry Lager, Roebling, Unit 6, Wit, Pumpkin Ale and hopefully their Winter ale. Growler fills are $7.99. If you need a growler, it’s $4 extra.
? At Rock Bottom Cincinnati, you can take home growlers of all their regular beers plus Mocha Imperial Stout ($65 for a growler), the Buffalo Gold (not the bourbon barrel version) and Pumpkin Ale. As of this past Tuesday, they also have their Winter Tartan (a malty Scottish ale with a hint of vanilla). Most growler fills are $13.50. Like all brew pubs in Ohio, they can only fill their own growlers.
GROWLERS AT BETTER BEER STORES
? As of Nov. 15th, Country Fresh Farm Market and Wine Depot (8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, OH) has Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, Sam Adam’s Hazel Nut Brown, Chouffe Houblon, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Mt. Carmel Winter, Brooklyn Blast! Ale and Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti.
? As of Oct. 26th, the growler station at DEP’s in Covington had Green Flash Special ($18.99), Sam Adams Fat Jack and Shiner Ruby Red ($6.59). Upcoming beers include Avery White Rascal ($7.99), Blue Moon Caramel Apple and Lion Stout. At their Fort Thomas location, the growler station is currently not available as they prepared to move to their new location where they will have 24 taps. Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.
? As of November 3rd, the growler station offerings at the new Jungle Jim’s Eastgate included Yuengling Black & Tan ($7), Founders Breakfast Stout ($22), Cellar Rats Field Rat Wheat ($11), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($11), Upland Dragonfly IPA ($11), Great Lakes Christmas Ale ($12), Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas ($13), Breckenridge Christmas Ale ($13), Southern Tier 2XMAS ($15), Brooklyn Blast ($16), Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($13). Add $4 if you need to purchase a growler and we’re hearing that they will only fill their own growlers. As always, samples are 25 cents each. (Thanks to Eric Dunaway of Jungle Jim’s for this information!)
? As of November 16th, the growler station at the Liquor Cabinet (1990 N Bend Rd # A Hebron, KY) has Brooklyn Mary’s Maple Porter, Arcadia IPA, New Holland Poet Oatmeal Stout, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.
? As of November 17th, the growler station at Market Wines in Findlay Market has Bell’s Winter White Ale ($4.00/glass $12/ growler*), Bell’s Double Cream Stout ($5.00/glass $14.00/growler), Ommegang Scythe and Sickle ($5.00/glass $14.00/growler) and Brooklyn Lager ($4.00/glass $12.00/ growler). Add $3 if you need to purchase a growler.
? As of November 16th, on the growler station at One Stop Liquors (10 Donnermeyer Dr., Bellevue, KY), they currently have Southern Tier Harvest ($11.49), Sam Adams Fat Jack ($11.99) and Woodchuck ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.99. Also, receive $5 off your 6th refill.
? On the growler station at Party Source in Bellevue: Beer Here SoD ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA ($18.99 64oz $9.50 32oz), Quaff Bros. Joseph ($17.99 64oz $9.00 32oz), Heavy Seas Winter Storm ($10.99 64oz $5.50 32oz), Huvila Arctic Circle Ale ($20.99 64oz $10.50 32oz), Three Floyds Dreadnaught ($19.99 64oz $10.00 32oz) and Widmer Milk Stout Milk Stout ($12.99 64oz $6.50 32oz). All prices are for a refill. For a new growler, add $2.00.
? On the growler station at Party Town in Florence: Arcadia Sky High Rye Ale ($8.99), Dogfish Head 90 Minute ($12.99), Dark Horse Raspberry Ale ($6.99), Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale ($10.99), Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold ($7.99), Green Flash Extra Pale Ale ($7.99), New Albanian Elector Imperial Red IPA ($10.99), New Holland Cabin Fever ($9.99), Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s Pale ($12.99), Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale ($10.99), Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout ($17.99), Rivertown Famine Bavarian Black Wheat ($17.99), Schlafly Imperial Bourbon Barrel Stout ($11.99), Schlafly Pumpkin Ale ($10.99), Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown Ale ($6.99), Stone Arrogant Bastard ($10.99), Upland Wheat ($6.99) and Woodchuck Amber ($6.99). All prices are for a refill. For a new half gallon (64 oz) growler, add $2.00. Pint (16 oz), quart (32 oz) and gallon size (128 oz) growlers are also available. $3 for a new gallon growler.
? As of October 25th, United Liquor in Florence has Southern Tier Pumpking, KY Bourbon Ale, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Harpoon Rye IPA, Dogfish 60 min IPA, and Big Eddy Imperial IPA.
? As of November 16th, Valley Wine & Spirits has Founders Centennial IPA, Crispin cider, Widmer Brothers Brrr, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout, Founders Red’s Rye, Upland Double Dragon Imperial IPA and Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA.
? As of Oct. 23rd, Whole Foods Market Cincinnati growler station offerings are Sixpoint Autumnation, Green Flash Friendship, Hopfield & McCoy IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple and 21st Amendment Zambo Imperial Red Ale. Regular fill prices are $7.49 for the 32 oz growler and $14.99 for the 64 oz growler. They also have Happy Hour pricing on Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with $4.99 for the 32 oz growler and $9.99 for the 64 oz growler. For a new growler, add $3.99. [Thanks once again to Ed Paff for the update.]
? As of Nov. 18th, Whole Foods Market Mason growler station offerings are Sam Adams Merry Mischief, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, & Kentucky Bourbon Ale. For a new growler, add $3.99.
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