Cincy Winter Beerfest offers 400-plus craft beers this weekend

More than 400 beers will be available at the 13th annual Cincy Winter Beerfest on Friday and Saturday. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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More than 400 beers will be available at the 13th annual Cincy Winter Beerfest on Friday and Saturday. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

The 13th annual Cincy Winter Beerfest is returning to the Duke Convention Center this weekend. All proceeds will benefit the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation, a program that provides basic music education to public elementary school students.

There will be live music throughout, numerous food trucks, and after you’ve sampled every single one of the over 400 craft beers on offer (as we’re sure you will, most come from Cincinnati breweries so you’re only being patriotic), the Hyatt Regency Hotel is conveniently located across the street with hotel and ticket combo packages.

Admission gets you unlimited samples and a souvenir mug. There are three sessions (one on Friday and two on Saturday). You can attend one or all three. There are designated driver ticket options as well.

But let’s get on with the most important thing: the beer list.

Below is just a SMALL sampling of some of the beers that will be available, with a focus on Cincinnati- and Dayton-area breweries. For a complete list, visit cincybeerfest.com.

• Cincinnati’s 13 Below: Wedding Day Belgian Tripel, 9.7

• Cincinnati’s 16 Lots: 16 Lots Cafe Mocha Muddy Creek Choc/Coffee Oatmeal Stout, 5.1

• Cincinnati’s 50 WEST: Punch You In The Eye Double IPA, 9.3

• Cincinnati’s Angry Orchard Cider: Crisp Cider, 5

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• Cincinnati’s Big Ash Brewing: Backbeat Coffee Blonde, 5.5

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• Dayton’s Branch & Bone: Spectral Alphabet IPA, 6.6

• Cincinnati’s Brink Brewing: Pineapple Upside Down King Cake

• Morrow’s Cellar Dweller: Cellar Blues Blonde Ale, 4.7

• Cincinnati’s Christian Moerlein: Citra Red Red IPA, 7.2

• Cincinnati’s Fretboard Brewing: Graffiti Bridge Oatmeal Stout w/caramel, 5.4

• Cincinnati’s Grainworks: Old Ghosts (Chocolate/Hazelnut/Caramel) Milk Stout, 7.8

• Dayton’s Hairless Hare: CRV Porter. 5.8

• Cincinnati’s Highgrain: Coconut Porter, 6.9

• Cincinnati’s Listermann Brewing: Team Fiona NEIPA, 5.8

• Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing: Au Miel Cases Belgian Golden Strong, 8.4

• Cincinnati’s March 1st: Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout, 7.5

• Cincinnati’s Mt. Carmel Brewing: Nut Brown Brown Ale, 5.3

• Hamilton’s Municipal Brewing: Approachable Blonde Witbier, 4.7

• Cincinnati’s Narrow Path: Blueberry Maple Pastry Stout, 7

• Cincinnati’s Northern Row: Barrister Kolsch, 4.8

• Cincinnati’s Paradise Brewing: Night At The Opera Coffee Stout

• Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist: Beta Guppy Hazy IPA, 7

• Cincinnati’s Rockbottom Brewery: Razzmatazz Fruited Blonde, 5.9

• Cincinnati’s Samuel Adams: Boston Lager Amber Ale, 5

• Mason’s Sonder: Blanc Belgian Wheat, 5.4

• Cincinnati’s Streetside: Oh Heck Yes Triple, 6.2

• Cincinnati’s Taft’s Brewing Company: Maverick Chocolate Porter, 5.5

• Dayton’s Toxic Brew Co.: Hangar 18 Porter, 6.2

• Cincinnati’s Urban Artifact: Spyglass Lemon Lime Gose, 4.5

• Cincinnati’s VIVE: Peach Hard Seltzer, 5

• Dayton’s Warped Wing: Maple Bourbon BA Abominator Doppelbock, 9.1

• Cincinnati’s Westside Brewing: G.I.L. (German Irish Lager) Amber Lager, 4.6


HOW TO GO

Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati

When: March 6-7. 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, and noon-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $45-$90

More info: www.cincybeerfest.com

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