The invitation only beer festival taking place this Saturday, November 19th at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati, has announced the final list of breweries that will be showcased at the event. Twenty-three breweries from Greater Cincinnati will be attending with many of those bringing multiple beer selections.
“Beer, Booze & Bonks!”, is unique to our area. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky breweries can only attend if they are chosen by the event committee. Further, committee members then choose the best beer, seltzer or spirit, in their opinion, that these breweries produce to be showcased at “Beer, Booze & Bonks!”. The committee is headed by The Gnarly Gnome and includes several beer and brewery thought leaders from the region.
The exclusive, invite-only, list of Cincinnati Breweries and distilleries is set to feature local favorites like Third Eye Brewing, Streetside, Fibonacci, Nine Giant, Cartridge, High Grain, Dogberry and West Side Brewing. It’s rare to find this collection of breweries and the exclusive beers chosen all in one place.
The event is open to the public and tickets include the ability to sample all breweries and their beers. Tickets also include unlimited Fowling and one beverage from the infamous “Mystery Beer Machine”, which lets fate decide which libation you’ll be enjoying. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site. The event will also be supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters, who will be pouring beers and collecting donations.
“Beer, Booze & Bonks” will be held on Saturday, November 19th at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati. Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati is also home to the regions first and only Cincy Seltzer Fest and the Official Bengals Tailgate Watch Parties for 2022. Fowling Warehouse has 47,000 square feet of event space and Fowling will be included with entry. Tickets and more information can be found at: http://www.cincyticket.com/bonks2022
Interviews & Media Opportunities
Joe Frank, owner of Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati and host of “Beer, Booze & Bonks” is available for media appearances or interviews. For more information, press only: Joe Frank, email@example.com , 513-500 7687
August 5 is International Beer Day, so to celebrate the occasion, we are filling you up with all the local beer knowledge you need to get out and enjoy all of the wonderful brewery and beer options our great city has to offer.
What makes a brewery great is so much more than just having good beer. Sure, that helps, but there are so many other qualities that go into a taproom to make it stand out. The overall taproom experience includes the ambiance, food options, and other events and “amenities” (like having games and being kid or even dog friendly). The good thing? Cincinnati has an abundance of great craft breweries.
Just check out the comprehensive list below!
Best Outdoor Seating
We can’t be the only ones who love patio beers. These places around Cincinnati allow you to take in great sights and sips on their rooftops and in their beer gardens.
Braxton Brewing Company (Covington)
Large rooftop with live wall and bar
Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)
Biergarten with urban farm, animals, stage for live music, and occasional food trucks
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company (Mt. Carmel)
Expansive patio seating options with pond view
OTR StillHouse (OTR)
Biergarten with StillHouse access; order drinks via QR code directly to your table
Large rooftop bar overlooking downtown and the city basin
Streetside Brewery (Columbia Tusculum)
Brand new updated patio area, complete with a bar and several picnic tables
Apps, soup and salad, wings, pizza, handhelds, burgers
Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)
Decibel Korean Fried Chicken operates out of a window at Esoteric, serving brunch on Sundays from 10 to 2
Fifty West Burger Bar (Columbia Twp)
Burger bar, hot dogs, shakes, fries, shareables
HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)
Elevated bar food menu updated seasonally, including apps, salads, entrees, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday
Nine Giant (Pleasant Ridge)
Scratch-made bar food changing regularly
Sonder Brewing (Mason)
BrewRiver scratch kitchen serving brunch, snacks, burgers and sandwiches, and desserts
Third Eye Brewing Company (Sharonville)
Taco menu offered every Tuesday, and apps, shareables, and sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday
Best Taproom Pizza
Pizza served at a brewery isn’t all that hard to come by and, while they’re all pretty good, here are some that come highly recommended.
16 Lots Brewing Company (Mason)
In-house pizza kitchen serving artisan pizzas, salads, and breadsticks
Little Miami Brewing Company (Milford)
Brick oven scratch pizza kitchen (GF cauliflower crust is available); brunch pizza available on the weekends
MadTree Brewing (Oakley)
Catch-A-Fire wood-fired pizza, including brunch pizza available on Saturdays and Sundays
Taft’s Brewpourium (Spring Grove Village)
Serving up New Haven-style Apizza, a thin-crust, coal-fired Neapolitan-style pizza popular around New Haven, CT
Best Satellite Taprooms
These breweries may have started in another city, state, or even country, but we still treat them as our own here in the Queen City.
Scotland-based carbon neutral brewery opened its second-largest US brewpub in Pendleton in 2019
Who needs to be in Germany when you’ve got authentic German food, beer, and events right across the river in Newport?
North High Brewing (Hyde Park)
Columbus, based North High brought its brewpub to Hyde Park in 2021
Sam Adams Cincinnati (OTR)
We all know that “Boston-based” Samuel Adams brews a lot of its beer in Cincinnati and we are more than happy to claim it as our own
Best Friends to the Environment
These breweries are committed to sustainability, conservation, and advocating for the environment.
Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)
The country’s only urban farm brewery features beers brewed with many ingredients procured on the premises. They also offer classes on food waste prevention and native bees and pollinators.
HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)
HighGrain is on a journey towards independently achieved carbon neutrality and decreasing their footprint. They are powered by 100% renewable electric, have a native plant garden, use geothermal HVAC, and locally source goods.
MadTree Brewing (Oakley)
MadTree is committed to reducing their environmental impact. They are members of 1% FOR THE PLANET, which donates 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits focused on environmental sustainability.
Most Beautiful Taprooms
The brewing industry is an historic one here in Cincinnati, so it’s no surprise that many taprooms are beautiful and historic, too.
Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)
Taproom of windows flooded with natural light in the Peters Cartridge Factory
MadTree Brewing (Oakley)
MadTree’s 50,000-square-foot, $18 million expansion brewing facility was built in 2017, complete with event spaces, beer garden, Catch-A-Fire pizza kitchen.
Taft’s Ale House (OTR)
Three-level brewpub located in the former St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church—an $8 million renovation completed in 2015
Most Kid Friendly
This topic may be controversial in some craft beer circles, but a lot of people don’t want to quit going out and enjoying beer just because they have little ones in their lives. These places aren’t just kid friendly, they are even welcoming to children. (During the day, anyway—probably don’t have the youngins out at the bar past bedtime.)
A mezzanine chock full of games plus a free photo booth
Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)
Urban farm with animals and plenty of green space to play
Fifty West Brewing Company (Columbia Twp)
Kid-friendly food from the Burger Bar plus an enormous sandbox (volleyball courts on league nights)
Cincinnati has a rich and robust brewing heritage, so be sure to get out and check out our many great breweries and the excellent beers being brewed by them on International Beer Day and always.
Linsey Kraeling is a woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.
Just as we say “why limit happy to one hour”, we are saying “why limit happy hour to one place?” We have some of the BEST establishments to find a happy hour in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. From fancy bars and restaurants to amazing hole-in-the-walls, find yourself a happy hour for any day of the week!
Cincy Seltzer Fest, the first festival of its kind to take place in Cincinnati and the region, is returning to Fowling Warehouse this weekend on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th for the second year in a row.
Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati in Oakley is hosting the event at their 47,000 square foot warehouse. “The first Cincy Seltzer Fest last year was an incredible success. We hosted over 900 festival goers in one day and had close to a hundred different seltzers on hand for patrons. This year, I am happy to share that the event will be held over two days and will really highlight the local seltzer brands and flavors in addition to the major brands. MadTree, Rhinegeist, Rebel Mettle, Urban Artifact, Sonder, Third Eye, March First and Karrikin are all bringing some incredible seltzer flavors for everyone to sample”, said Owner of Fowling Warehouse, Joe Frank.
A local seltzer focus and an additional day aren’t the only changes to the festival this year. As part of their FOWLanthropy initiative, Fowling Warehouse and Cincy Seltzer Fest have teamed up with the Pink Ribbon Girls on the event. Five dollars of every ticket purchased will go directly to the Pink Ribbon Girls. In addition, Fowling Warehouse has partnered with Truly Hard Seltzer as a Title Sponsor of the event and KISS 107 as the Media Sponsor of the event. For more event details and to purchase tickets, click here.
Cincy Seltzer Fest will have individual, group and VIP tickets available for each session over Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th. Each ticket purchased will allow festival goers to sample a large selection of local and national seltzers. Each ticket also includes unlimited Fowling for the length of the session.
Interviews & Media Opportunities
Joe Frank, owner of Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati and host of Cincy Seltzer Fest is available for media appearances or interviews. Joe Frank, firstname.lastname@example.org , 513-500-7687
With the warmer weather coming up, a bubbly and refreshing beverage is exactly what we want for day drinking season! ☀️🍻 Find these drinks around Cincinnati and northern Kentucky!
Rhinegeist recently released hard craft beverages called RGBevs. They have 4 flavors — Bubbles 🛁, Lemmy Nade 🍋, Wowie Colada 🍍, and Zango Crush 🥭
Madtree also recently debuted gluten-free vodka sodas called Sway 🌊 They have 2 flavors — grapefruit ginger 🍊 and strawberry guava 🍓 Plus, it’s made with local vodka from Northside Distilling! 🍸
Karrikin makes their gluten-free sparkling spirits with their own liquor! ✨ Punch ♥️ and Apple 🍎 are both made with their Shuga Rum, Blueberry 🫐 is made with their Base Vodka, Keylime is made with their Blaze Agave 💚, and Hoptonic is made with their Emerge Gin 🍃
If you’re a bourbon enthusiast, Karrikin’s latest release is Bourbon Wheel, a 7.5% ABV canned bourbon lemonade 🥃🍋 made with real cane sugar and lemon juice! 😋
Braxton Brewing, located in Covington, KY, produces Vive hard seltzers ✨ and Vive Punch hard seltzers 🍹 The Vive flavors come in dragonfruit 💗, blood orange 🍊, black raspberry 💜, cherry 🍒, peach 🍑, and mango 🥭 The Vive Punch flavors come in Original Punch ♥️, Sunrise Punch 🌅, Tropical Punch 🌴, and Southern Punch 👒 (images below from @viveseltzer IG and viveseltzer.com)
You can also grab Braxton’s new Citrus Grape Fusion hard seltzer cocktail, Birdie! ⛳️🍋🍇 They are available in the taproom now and you can purchase online in a few weeks 🤳🏼💻 (image below from @braxtonbrewco IG)
Registration is now open for teams to brew for a good cause and raise money for those in need!
CINCINNATI (Feb. 23, 2022) – The People Working Cooperatively (PWC) Emerging Leaders Board and the Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom invite homebrewers of Greater Cincinnati to brew their best for a good cause during the first annual Boards & Brews Homebrew Competition. Teams are encouraged to register by March 13 to compete for a chance to have their beer brewed and released at the Taproom during the Boards & Brews main event this summer.
“The PWC Emerging Leaders Board is a group of dynamic individuals that are dedicated to helping others in the community,” said PWC President Jock Pitts. “We are excited to collaborate with Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom for the inaugural Homebrew Competition as an innovative way to engage the community and grow the awareness of PWC’s mission to provide critical home repair and modification services to neighbors in need.”
Registration is $150 per beer entry and includes a $50 stipend for brewing ingredients, as well as entry for up to five team members to the kickoff event on March 13 at the Taproom (1727 Logan St., Cincinnati). Attendees of the kickoff event will have the opportunity to meet with Sam Adam’s Head Brewer Chris Siegman and tour the Taproom brewery facilities.
“Cincinnati boasts a vibrant brewing culture – one that we happily support through unique collaborations, like this one with our friends at PWC,” Sam Adams Cincinnati Taproom General Manager Keith McEly said. “This homebrew competition is the perfect way for us to celebrate our city’s love of innovative beer while providing meaningful help to the community.”
Registration for the Homebrew Competition is open through March 13 and can be completed online at http://www.pwchomerepairs.org/brew. Teams are allowed to submit more than one entry but must pay the registration fee for each. The winning homebrew team will brew their recipe with Head Brewer Chris Siegman on-site at the Taproom for release at the Boards & Brews main event to be held Aug. 7.
All proceeds from Boards & Brews Homebrew Competition benefit the programs and mission of People Working Cooperatively. To learn more about People Working Cooperatively, or to find out who qualifies for services, visit pwchomerepairs.org or call (513) 351-7921.
About People Working Cooperatively
Incorporated in 1975, People Working Cooperatively (PWC) is a non-profit organization serving low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in 21 counties of southwest Ohio, Dayton, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana. PWC strengthens communities by providing professional, critical home repair, weatherization, and modification services to help residents stay safely in their homes. In the last 46 years, PWC’s staff of licensed, trained employees and dedicated corps of 3,000 volunteers have assisted more than 320,000 individuals. For more information, visit pwchomerepairs.org or call (513) 351-7921.
About The Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom
The Cincinnati Samuel Adams Taproom opened in November 2018 and is located near the historic Findlay Market and across the street from the Samuel Adams Brewery in Over-the-Rhine. It serves as a meeting place for beer drinkers, local Cincinnatians, and visitors alike where core, seasonal and even exclusive, experimental beers are available thanks to the proximity of the Brewery and the Taproom’s on-site research and development nano-brewery.
Follow People Working Cooperatively on all social media channels, and be sure to tag PWC in any posts you make about the competition.
Man Who Only Drinks Beer During Lent Partnering with Ken Anderson for Fundraiser
Cincinnati, OH – Del Hall, Ohio’s own Beer Celebrity, is partnering with Cincinnati Bengals Celebrity and Legend Kenny Anderson through his Alliance (KAA) to raise money for Adults with Disabilities.
The Army Veteran, Brewery Owner, Beer Diet Innovator, and Beer Influencer is leveraging his Media presence and vast network of industry relationships during the 46 Days of Lent in 2022 for a great cause.
Starting on March 2nd (Ash Wednesday) and lasting 46 Days until April 17th (Easter), Del will NOT EAT ANYTHING and ALL calories will only come from BEER.
Since 2019 Del has drank beer only during Lent and lost a considerable amount of weight! Each of the past years Hall has lost 44 to 50 lbs. He keeps off about half of the weight throughout the year while still drinking beer and incorporating the beverage into a healthier lifestyle.
If all goes as planned this year and Del loses the usual amount of weight he will finish Lent 2022…100 POUNDS LIGHTER THAN BEFORE HE STARTED HIS BEER DIET SHENANIGANS YEARS AGO!
The Fundraising will end on Easter Weekend with a Charity Walk at Paul Brown Stadium! Del will be joined by other Brewery Reps, Bars & Restaurants, and Corporate Partners from the region in completing 14 Laps (in Honor of Ken Anderson’s Bengals Number) around the Stadium.
You can follow the journey on Instagram for Daily updates: @SgtDel
Ken Anderson says: “Del & 16 Lots have been tremendous supporters of KAA. They enable us to keep making a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities. It’s been great for me because the BEER IS GOOD TOO!”
We finally made it to Nomad after seeing so many mouth-watering social posts! A product of pandemic-times, its opening may have seemed like a sleeper, but Nomad should be at the top of your list for picture-worthy boozy milkshakes!
A great place to gather with friends
Located at 225 Fairfield Avenue, the outdoor patio space is cute, comfy, and conducive to gathering. And the interior of the restaurant is no different.
We loved the lounge area room, complete with a trunk full of board games. I could totally hang out here, drinking milkshakes and playing games til my heart is content. We opted to sit inside during our visit since the outside temperature exceeded 90 degrees, but we can’t wait to return and have a shake on the patio.
Food at Nomad
Those who’ve ever shared a meal with me know that my eating habits are like those of a child. No, really, my young kids (8, 6, and 3) all eat more healthily and more adventurously than I do. So when I heard about Nomad and their menu of tacos, tater tots, and milkshakes, my eyes lit up. I mean, what a combination! And combinations they have–all with witty menu names. Being a lover of words, I took several minutes to just read the menu and giggle at the plays on words.
After much debate, I settled on the Naughty Nati tot basket. A nod to Cincinnati-style chili, this would be a great way for visitors to sample the Cincinnati delicacy if the thought of chili on spaghetti repulses them. It’s literally tater tots smothered in Cincinnati-style chili and topped with onions, mustard, and cheese. While the cheese was a bit different than the traditional shredded cheddar you’d see from Skyline, Gold Star, and the like, the Naughty Nati tots were tasty and exactly as I expected they’d taste.
My friend ordered the blanco taco (smoked chicken, mozzarella, onion and pico) and the Korean BBQ taco (Korean style short rib, mozzarella, onions, house-made kimchi) and enjoyed both. While they may not be the top pick if you’re looking for traditional tacos, they’re certainly a solid choice. And when the hankering hits for tacos and tots or tacos and milkshakes–you know where to go!
Milkshakes at Nomad
Drumroll, please…. The moment we’ve all been waiting for–the boozy milkshakes! The menu names of these are all so cheeky! (S’more than a feeling, Oreo speedwagon, Dough you want me baby, Go Nutell-it on the mountain, etc.) But the shakes are serious business. So. Good!
My friend opted for the “Ba-Duh Duhduhduh Duh-Dumdum! Tequila!,” a lemon sorbet blended with Jose Cuervo tequila & blueberries, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. I sampled hers and it was incredible! Much more of a berry base than I expected from the description, which I loved. It would be perfect on a hot day, sitting on the patio. So refreshing!
If you’re like me and looking for a more “traditional” milkshake, there are several options. I opted for the “Build me up peanut butter cup,” which is ice cream blended with bourbon, Ghirardelli chocolate sauce & peanut butter, topped with whipped cream, Reese’s Cups, Hershey bar, and cherry. Yum–what’s not to love?! One of the best milkshakes I’ve ever had!
And if you aren’t into milkshakes, they also have several other cocktail options, including margaritas, sorbet spritz, hot toddy, Kentucky mule, and more.
If you’re looking for a different dessert option, I’m intrigued by the tot fudge sundae–cinnamon sugar tossed tater tots, three scoops of vanilla ice cream, Ghirardelli chocolate & caramel drizzle, whipped cream, and a cherry. I have never seen a concoction quite like that on a menu anywhere else and it sounds appetizing!
Once you’ve gorged enough on the treats at Nomad, you can saunter over to Darkness Brewing across the street, or venture down Fairfield Avenue to explore more of Bellevue. From the cute shops, other restaurants & bars, and chill patios (think Three Spirits Tavern, also a B-Line stop!), there’s plenty to do to keep you entertained in Bellevue!