The good folks at Listermann/Triple Digit just passed the flyer for their Cincinnati Beer Week events. It looks like they’ll be up to no good (I kid, I kid) every day of the week, so make sure you get your butts to at least one of their events. I’m sure these will eventually be up on the Cincinnati Beer Week site (which now contains next to no information), but that day is apparently not yet here, so feast your eyes below.
I just received some more information on the Cincinnati Beer Week 2012 collaboration brew from Jason Roeper of Rivertown.
The beer is called Embree’s Northern Dark after the famous early English porter (Cincinatian) producer. It’s ABV will be 10.6%, SRM at 38, IBU at 32. We will be producing 60bbls this year, same as last year; 6pack ringers (no carriers because of cost) and draft, just more of it. As you noticed by the label we have a longer brewery list involves this year. The beer will be released on January 19 as part of a local brewery pub crawl in which each brewery will brew their own version of the same recipe. We will have buses transporting guests to each brewery as part of the Cincinnati beer week kick off celebration
As always, thanks for the information, Jason!
Here’s one from the folks at Triple Digit Brewing Co. to keep an eye out for. You can see my review for the original Aftermath here. You don’t see aging in rum barrels as much as bourbon/whiskey (or even brandy), so this is quite intriguing. You can bet your bottom dollar you’ll be seeing a review from yours truly when this is released. As for details, this has been in rum barrels since July and it is on the time frame most barrel-aged beers are on: it will be ready when it’s ready. Regardless, I’ll get you more updates when there are some to report!
Below are some details on this weekend’s Oktoberfest celebration at Listermann. This looks like an absolute blast, which I of course will be missing since I’ll be out of town. Hopefully QCD will be represented in some form there, though. Regardless, head over there and celebrate Cincinnati’s up and coming craft beer scene and show them your support!
With every one of the Cincinnati Brewers expanding as fast as they can because we cannot meet demand, we have decided to throw a party to celebrate. We are having a Cincinnati brewers ONLY Oktoberfest on October 6th. Mt. Carmel, Rivertown, Blank Slate, Triple Digit, Christian Moerlein, Rock Bottom, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, 50 West and Quaff Bros. will all be pouring beer. It will be more like a Cincinnati Craft beer party, in an Oktoberfest setting. Each brewery is bringing a different beer with Listermann’s providing the Oktoberfest. We will also be having the Bloatarian Brewing League of Cincinnati on hand brewing beer all day. If you want to learn to brew, they will be more than happy to show you.
Everything Cincinnati loves: Beer, sauerkraut, pretzels, live music at the Party Source/Quaff Bros. Stage and more beer.
Remember to Drink. Local. Beer!
Schedule of Events (More to be announced soon so stay tuned):
8:30 a.m. Kegs and Eggs (With Friar Bacon Smoked Bock of course) begins at the tasting room.
10:30 – 11:15 am This is a Knife kicks off the Party Source/Quaff Bros. Stage
11:45 am – 2:45 pm Zinzinnati Bier Band at the Party Source/Quaff Bros. Stage
3:30 – 6:00 pm Cincinnati Side Cars at the Party Source/Quaff Bros. Stage
6:30 – 10:30 pm Scotty Anderson Band at the Party Source/Quaff Bros. Stage
For special accommodations or questions/comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-731-1130. Thank you!
Event map below (click on it to be able to see the full size map):
Per their press release (they say it better than I would):
Triple Digit Brewing Company will be releasing its third boutique, high gravity beer,
DETERMINATION, a collaboration with Blank Slate Brewing Company. This Belgian Golden
Strong Ale is infused with an enormous amount of American and New Zealand Hops that give this
unique beer it’s citrusy and white wine character. Determination Showcases the combination of the
phenolics of a Belgian and the hop profile of a IPA.
Determination will be available in 22 oz bottles and draft throughout the Greater Cincinnati and
Northern Kentucky area. The official draft release will by on Monday, September 24 at the Hyde Park
Cock and Bull located at 2645 Erie Ave, with more draft release and bottle sales soon to follow.
Appearance – Golden Hue
Hops – Chinook, Centennial, Magnum, Citra, Nelson Sauvin
Malt – Pils, 2-Row, Wheat
Yeast – Belgian Ale
O.G. – 24.1 Plato (1.100 gravity)
In addition to the official draft release, both Triple Digit and Blank Slate (and their respective brewers) will be at Marty’s Hops and Vines for a tap takeover and to shoot the breeze.
Here’s a cool video (via Youtube) that’s been making the rounds on Facebook. It provides a behind-the-scenes look at Listermann and Triple Digit Brewing. It’s only four minutes, so give it a look. It’s cool to see a local brewery doing this; I’d like to see more of it from Cincinnati’s up and coming craft beer scene!
On a recent family get together I was talking with my brother-in-law’s brother-in-law about local beers in our respective areas. It got me thinking that I wish Cincinnati brewers would get together and make a Cincinnati 6-pack. Something like this http://cincyfavorites.com/, but with beer. Now I’m relatively sure that there may be laws preventing such a thing, but I could always go to a bottle shop and build one myself.