Karrikin’s Grand Opening – The Tap Lineup!

If you’re a fan of booze – you’ve probably been talking about Karrikin Spirits lately.  They have a big project set to open it’s doors this week in Fairfax, a distillery/restaurant that is looking to bridge the gap between the taproom or brewpub atmosphere and a distillery here in Cincinnati. I wrote a little bit […]

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 […]

13 Below Kicks Off A Fundraiser Week

Starting December 7th, Sayler Park’s 13 Below brewery will be kicking off a week of festivities that all center around fundraising, and helping others in a time of year where we should all be putting a little more effort into supporting our communities. Toys For Tots The brewery has teamed up with the local Marine […]

Cincinnati’s Beer Community Brews Up Resilience

I get all teary-eyed and warm inside when I get to write posts like this.  For something as terrible as the wildfires that are beating the living shit out of California to bring forth anything that resembles happiness is definitely saying something major.  These are the times that we are reminded what this industry community is […]

Jungle Jim’s Is Preparing For 2019 Barrel Aged Beer Bash

This event gets better and better each year, and bigger and bigger with each passing year as well.  It’s quickly become one of the largest celebrations of barrel aged beer that you’ll find across the country with more than 100 barrel aged beers from all over the world being poured.  The Barrel Aged Beer Bash […]

Volume 4 – Episode 30 – Sam Adams, Going Solo

Sam Adams has opened their Cincinnati taproom (as you remember reading about, I’m sure).  And there are a lot of questions about what it’s like.  I take tonights quick, solo show as an opportunity to answer those questions, drink a couple beers and get some audio out to you that I’ve been itching to for […]

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, […]

Bircus Taproom/Bigtop Finally Sets Opening Date

There is a large number of people that when you first tell them about the Ludlow, Kentucky based circus/brewery hybrid known as ‘Bircus’ want to tell you about how it’s a gimmick.  I won’t argue that, and I don’t think that the head clown on duty, also known as Paul Miller (he’s actually a former […]