Queen City Drinks: New Belgium Brewing arrives in Cincinnati with great fanfare

As of Monday, New Belgium beer is officially available throughout the state of Ohio.

Though a few distributors let it slide last week, you can get it everywhere now. Better yet Ranger, Fat Tire, and Triple are all $2.99 a bomber.

In addition to the locations listed below, Arnold's Bar and Grill (at 210 E. Eighth Street) is having an official keg tapping to celebrate at 5 p.m.

The tapping will be preceded by a bike parade that starts at Fountain Square at 4:30 p.m. Arnold's staff said the New Belgium keg will be delivered by bicyclists as New Belgium has a long-standing tradition of supporting the biking community.

The first 100 people to buy a pint will get a numbered, sealed and hand-signed certificate signifying they were one of the first in Ohio to drink the beer.

New Belgium representatives will also be on hand to talk about the beer and hand out memorabilia.

All week Long

  • Jungle Jim’s Eastgate – 5pm – 7pm Tap Takeover at Bar – All 3 Brands on Draft, Bottle Sampling
  • Country Fresh Market – 5pm – 7pm Tap Takeover at Bar – All 3 Brands on Draft, Bottle Sampling

Monday, December 16

  • RP McMurphys – 8pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature – Fat Tire & Accumulation on Draft
  • Flip Daddy’s Wooster – 7pm – Close Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Habits – 6pm – Close Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Tina’s – 6pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Silver Spring House – Noon – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Firehouse Grill – Noon – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft

Tuesday, December 17

  • Oakley Pub & Grill – 7pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature – Fat Tire & Accumulation on Draft
  • Stones Lanes – 8pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature – Fat Tire & Ranger on Draft
  • Toby Keiths – 6pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature – Fat Tire on Draft, Ranger Bottles
  • Jefferson Social – 8 – 10pm Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Tin Roof – 4 – close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Holy Grail – 4 – 7pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • O’Bryans – Noon – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • The Penguin – 6 – 9pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Crow’s Nest – 10 – 11pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Mio’s Blue Ash – 6pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft

Wednesday, December 18

  • The Quarter – 6:30pm – Close NBB Beer Dinner, Fat Tire & Accumulation on Draft
  • City View – 4 – 6pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Yesterday’s – 5 – 9pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Wild Mike’s Delhi – 7 – 8pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Bucketheads – 8:30 – 9:30pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • MJ’s on Main – 6:30 – 7:30pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Rooster’s – 4 – 5pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • McLevy’s Pub – 5pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft

Thursday, December 19

  • Stanley’s – 9pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Lebos – 7pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Incline Public House – - 10pm Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Plum St. – 4 – 6pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Wild Mike’s Bridgetown – 7pm – 9pm Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Scoreboard – 9pm – 10pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • By Golly’s – 6 – 7pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Chappy’s – 7 – 8pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft

Friday, December 20

  • The Oak Tavern – 7pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature – Fat Tire & Accumulation on Draft
  • Wishbone – 6:30 – 7:30pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Gastro Pub – 8 – 9pm Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Fogarty’s – 9:15 – 10:15pm Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Sports Rock – 5:30 – 6:30pm Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Padrino’s – 7 – 8pm Mini Tap Takeover & Sampling – All 3 Brands on Tap
  • Gas Light – 7pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Sammy’s – 8pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft
  • Village Tavern – 9pm – Close Tapping Party, Feature, Sampling – Fat Tire on Draft

To read the story in its entirety, go to: http://queencitydrinks.com/events/new-belgium-release-event-madness/

WCPO's Jesse Folk added to this report


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