More snow is predicted for tonight, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on beer week. These grocers stock the necessary bread and milk, plus they’re hosting events where you can sample, have a full pint, or pick up some brewskies before Snowmageddon returns.
Beer School: Cincinnati Beer
The wine and beer buyer at Whole Foods Market Cincinnati, Jessi Mirick, hosts monthly beer schools (usually the second Tuesday of every month, but moved this month in honor of beer week). Tonight she’ll be pairing samples of six local brews with cheeses available at Whole Foods. Reps from Rhinegeist, MadTree, Blank Slate, Moerlein and Rivertown will also be on hand to answer questions. Beer School: Cincinnati Beer, Tuesday, February 17, 6-7:30 p.m., $5 per person; Whole Foods Market Cincinnati, 2693 Edmondson Rd., Norwood, (513) 531-8015, wholefoodsmarket.com
5 Rabbit Brewery Tasting
Warm up at Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium in Wyoming, where Nick Spangler from 5 Rabbit Brewery, located in the Chicago suburb Bedford Park, will be doling out samples of four of the brewery’s Latin-inspired beers, including 5 Vulture, an Oaxacan-style dark ale brewed with smoky Ancho Chili peppers, and Arroz con Leche, an imperial rice ale made with vanilla and cinnamon. 5 Rabbit Brewery Tasting, Tuesday, February 17, 4-7 p.m., 25 cent samples; Country Fresh Market & Beer Emporium Vine Street, 8425 Vine St., Wyoming, (513) 821-5335
Sierra Nevada Pint Night
One of the the nation’s earliest craft breweries, Sierra Nevada has been churning out consistently good brews since 1979, and in doing so has paved the way for the craft beer movement. Say thanks tonight at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, where they’ll be offering $3 pints of Sierra Nevada beers. Sierra Nevada Pint Night, Tuesday, February 17, 5-9 p.m., Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, (513) 674-6000, junglejims.com
Find the full line-up of events at CincinnatiBeerWeek.com.