Event of the Week – Jungle Jim’s International Beer Fest

BeerFestThere are more and more beer festivals around Cincinnati as each year goes by, and there isn’t any reason to think that’s a bad thing.  In my mind though, there is still one beer fest that sits above the rest, it’s one of the longest running, and best run festivals here in the city and it’s almost here!

If you aren’t familiar with Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield you can always read about it, and if you aren’t aware of how great it is as a beer store, you have to get in the car and pay them a visit as soon as you possibly can.

Let’s talk about their International BeerFest, though.  This is the tenth year that the event has been going strong, and this year is the biggest ever with more than 100 breweries pouring over 400 different beers.  This is also the first year they are offering an early entry ticket, to give you more time to make your way around and get to all the beers that you might want to try.  Also new this year is their “brew crew” a club of sorts, where once you sign up you gain access to some of the more rare and popular beers in the festival.  As always, the booths around the festival are often stocked with the brewers,or brewery personnel ready to answer any questions you might have about what you’re drinking.

As always, with your ticket you get your tasting glass and a picnic-style bbq dinner.  This year your tasting guide is a bound book to make taking notes and remember what you liked and didn’t like better for the next day.

There is always a great local showing of breweries at the event, and with the recent explosion of our local craft scene, this year again is host to even more of them, here’s who you can expect this year, and what they will be pouring:

  • MadTree
    • Sol Drifter
    • Psychopathy
    • Happy Amber
    • Lift
    • Boysen the Hood
    • Belgo Axis Mundi
  • Old Firehouse Brewery
    • Pin Up Girl Blonde
    • Flash Point IPA
    • Code 3 Red
    • Raspberry Blonde
  • Urban Artifact
    • Finn Berliner Pale Ale
    • Harrow Gose
    • Clothesline Rye Saison
    • Thoroughbred
  • Rhinegeist
    • Truth
    • Cougar
    • Zen
    • Puma
    • Fiction
    • Stryker
  • Mt. Carmel Brewing
    • Summer Wheat
    • Nut Brown
    • Amber Ale
    • Imperial IPA
    • Coffee Brown
  • Listermann/Triple Digit
    • Chickow!
    • Decimation
    • Nutcase
    • Leopold Belgian Blonde
    • Madmann Gose
    • Coffee Nutcase
  • Braxton Brewing
    • Storm
    • Sparky
    • Crank Shaft
    • Dead Blow
    • Blown Gasket
  • Rivertown
    • Divergent
    • Lil Sipa
    • Soulless
    • Roebling
    • Jeanneke
    • Kriek Lambic
  • Blank Slate
    • Fork In The Road
    • The Lesser Path
    • Ryesing Up
    • Shroominous
    • Orchids Bloom
  • Christian Moerlein
    • OTR
    • Push Reel Pilsner
    • Barbarossa
    • Zeppelin
    • Northern Liberties
    • Altered Pale
  • Fifty West
    • Penny’s Pilsner
    • Little Miami Weisse
    • Punch You in the EyePA
    • Mainstreet Amber
    • Paycheck’s Porter

 

You can view the event here.

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