MadTree Meets Coffee With Local Blend Release

I think that while we might not all be able to agree with me that coffee and beer might go together even better than coffee and cream do – we can definitely all get on the same page that they are delicious when they meet each other in the right ways.  It’s one of the […]

04-31 – Dark Charge Day!

There are a lot of beer releases in Cincinnati.  It’s the great part of having as many breweries that we do – you get a lot of beer to go along with that.  It also means that when there are releases or events that are “different”, they stand out that much more than they would […]

Cincinnati Beer Release Roundup – December 2018

It’s another new month, which means another full list of beer releases that you most likely are having a hard time keeping up with!  No worries Cincinnati… the Gnome is here to help with that!  I keep a running list each month of every packaged release from one of our fantastic breweries around town.  I […]

Prepare Yourself For Braxton’s 2018 Dark Charge Release.

I am the leader of the movement to get Dark Charge Day officially made a national holiday for a couple of simple reasons.  First – I love this beer.  As an open lover of big, roasty, chocolatey stouts – this one is definitely one of the best in the city.  When you pair an incredible […]

Volume 4, Episode 29 – Urban Artifact’s Epicurean Release… and Sip, Slamming And Dumping Our Way To Podcast Gold.

Things never go as expected at Urban Artifact, and I say that in the best way possible.  The shows are always packed full of some of my favorite moments from the podcast, and this episode doesn’t let up at all.  We dig into some of this week’s upcoming releases from Urban, chat a little bit […]

Urban Artifact’s Epicurean Thanksgiving Release 2018 – and Bon Vivant Northside

I love,  love, LOVE these releases from Urban Artifact.  Their barrel aged series of spontaneously fermented beers has been insane, already, and when you couple that up with the creativity that gets thrown in the mix with these – I’m in heaven. UA is putting together not just a really big, and fun bottle releases, […]

Fifty West Releases Part Two Of Their “A Long Strange Journey” Series.

The latest Hazy IPA to hit cans at the Fifty West production facility is set to do so as the second installment of their “A Long Strange Journey” series.  The beer is called ‘Lemon’ – and if you managed to snag a pint of this sucker when it was on tap around town, you’ll know […]

Fretboards Next Packaging And Just A Little One Year Anniversary

If you didn’t snag some cans of the last releases from Fretboard, don’t wait around, there are still a few cans of ‘Nati Dread and Mellowship floating around town (and they’re pretty spectacular beers… fitting very different moods).  But, if you’re already on to the next thing, you’ll want to know about this one.  Fretboard […]

Christkindl Returns!

It’s been a strange ride for some of our breweries around town… those that opened before the “boom” of the MadTree and Rhinegeist generation that has redefined what this city looks like.  One of the parts of this strange ride is those beers that were staples in some of our fridges, that over the years […]

A Rhinegeist Coffee Milk Stout Sneak Peek?

It’s time for another label approval from the big guys down in OTR.  As they gear up for their big Rare Beer Festival this month, they are also taking a little bit of time to keep cranking out releases (or at least label approvals).  Since there is a segment of Cincinnati’s beer community that loves […]

Cincinnati Beer Release Roundup – October, 2018

It’s officially fall – there isn’t any escaping that now, which means that yes, while I am going to miss the warmth of Summer sunshine, we are going to be diving headfirst into my favorite drinking season, now.  Octoberfests are filling my fridge, and will soon start making way for some delicous pumpkin beers alongside […]

Fretboard’s First Packaging Release

I can only assume that you’ve seen this news already – afterall, social media has had a nice little buzz about it since it was first announced, and I also added it to the Big September 2018 Beer Release post that I know you’ve been keeping your eyes on… but just in case, I wanted […]