The Brew Professor on American Craft Beer Week

May 16, 2013


As part of American Craft Beer Week, I spoke with Mike Stuart, local beer expert and owner of The Brew Professor blog.

In the past few years, craft beer production has been blossoming around the Greater Cincinnati area.  To help celebrate Craft Beer Week and to benefit local-area charities, many of these local beer makers have organized some great events.

Upcoming Craft Beer Week Events Include:

Thursday, May 16:
Market Wines, will be  tapping four Michigan beers including the ever elusive Founder’s KBS! Others include Founder’s Double Trouble, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, and Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury. There will also be opportunities to purchase bottles of Bell’s Black Note – very rare gem in the craft beer world.

Jeremy Kosmicki, of Founder’s Brewing fame, will be at the Moerlein Lager House as he shares his story of moving from home to professional brewer.

The Lackman presents a very rare keg of Founder’s Doom (barrel-aged imperial IPA).

Wild Mike’s - Shady Lane will be serving a special edition of MadTree PsycHOPapthy IPA.

Friday, May 17:
Fries Cafe will also offer Founder’s Doom at 6pm, but supplies will be limited.

Everything’s D’Vine hosts their usual Friday Night beer tasting.

Saturday, May 18:
Whole Foods Market in Mason holds their first Craft Beer and Food Festival with 30 breweries and food pairings

Triple Digit Brewing Company will release bottles of their bourbon barrel-aged variant of their double hazelnut brown ale. There will also be other variants on tap and in casks to celebrate the special occasion.

Other Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 2nd:
Cans for A Cause - MadTree Brewing Company will be a raffling off the very first 50 cans that came off their production line this April.  Proceeds will go to the Charitable Care Fund at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Wednesday, June 5th:
Fifty West Brewing Company and MadTree Brewing Company have organized a special tasting event to benefit local non-profit Starfire Council, an organization that helps adults with disabilities develop social networks and make a bright future possible.

Fancy Beer by The Two Man Gentleman Band