What Makes 50 West Special? 50 West is unique in that they have a perfect combination of great food, and great beer, something that is becoming a rarity to find anymore, with most places focusing on either one or the other. They have also become known locally for some amazing beer events, from the weekly
It’s an exciting time for anyone who has been drinking craft beer in Cincinnati for a while. The more that I think about it, actually, it’s an exciting time for anyone who drinks beer in Cincinnati, period. For those of you who have found places around town that you call your “spot”, that you frequent
I know you know this. I hope you know this, but Fifty West is putting on their annual celebration of Music, Food and Beer again for 2017 and Fifty Fest is again probably going to be better than ever. Let’s start with the simple details – the festival takes place all over what I call
Brewery – Fifty West Beer – Ocean City Gose Style – Gose ABV – 4.7% IBUs – 16 Pouring a pink hue due to the addition of hibiscus, this strawberry rhubarb gose has a small amount of sea salt creating a refreshing balance between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to a clean, dry finish.
Brewery – Fifty West Beer – Tangelo Fruit Stand Style – Fruited IPA ABV – 6.5% IBUs – 70 Standing alone off the side of 50 West in Nowhere, NA is a rigidity wooden stand with some of the ripest fruits you could ever image. Some say it’s a mirage caused by the insanity that
There are press releases that I read, and skip right over, and then there are press releases that end up with my wife having to deal with CNN style news briefs in our living room. This one? It’s a good news day in the Gnome-household. I guess we have to throw in a little back
This is a great opportunity to not only be one of the first people to get your hands on the coveted Golden Ticket from Fifty West for their 2017 Fiftyfest – but to also get your fork on Arnolds first ever beer dinner (that looks to be pretty spectacular). Let’s start there… shall we? The
This was originally recorded as a live broadcast with Cincinnati’s GCCBS facebook group to prepare the world for the much anticipated Blue Melvin bottle release at Fifty West, but as these things tend to go, the conversation was just too fantastic to have it only live inside of a live video, I knew that eventually
First off… if you missed the first Punch Out at Fifty West – Don’t make that same mistake again. This was by far, easily one of if not the most fun beer event that I have ever attended in Cincinnati. The great news is that it’s returning, and it’s even bigger this year to make
I don’t write about every single collaboration that happens here in Cincinnati, I mean, we’re at the point now with close to 40 breweries that there are a lot of collaboration beers that happen from time to time. I just can’t keep up. This one really caught my attention, though. So, Fifty West won a
Brewery – Fifty West Beer – Going Plaid Style – Scotch Ale ABV – 8.5% IBUs – 23 Fermented at a cooler temperature to ensure a smoother brew, this GABF award winning Scotch Ale pours a dark honey color. Expect a fruity apple and pear aroma followed by a malt-forward flavor of juicy fresh plums.
Whenever a brewery celebrates an anniversary, it usually means good things for us drinkers. We get all kinds of fun beer releases or tappings, all held at some of my favorite parties that happen around town. Lucky then for us, Fifty West is getting ready to celebrate their 4th year milestone this month, and to celebrate
The next time you stop by Fifty West, be sure to offer up your congratulations to their brew team for their most recent accolade. The brewery walked away from this years Great American Beer festival in Denver with Cincinnati’s only award. They came out of the Scotch Ale category which had 76 entries with a