Saturday fun.

This afternoon we walked over to Urban Artifact to go try their brand new Pink Guava Parfait Beer on draft in their taproom…

And it was delicious! While we were at Urban Artifact, we also had another delicious Wildfire Pizza Kitchen pizza for lunch. We shared a small Margherita pizza and some of their amazing cheese bread…

Wildfire’s pizza is so dang good. Later, we tagged along with our friends Chris and Tayler who were going over to their soon-to-be new neighborhood, Pleasant Ridge to check out Nine Giant Brewery & Kitchen

Nine Giant had some really good beers. I liked their Conjure Me Coffee Milk Stout

I was diggin’ this Nine Giant trucker cap…

And they have some really neat artwork on their walls. I like all the monsters…

It was another really fun Saturday. 😀🍕🍺❤️

Taft’s Brewpourium.

This evening we stopped at Taft’s Brewpourium for a flight

And one of their delicious new haven style apizzas and some loaded tots…

We love Taft’s Brewpourium. It’s always delicious. 😀🍕🍻❤️

Inside our 2018 Higher Gravity Beervent Calendar.

We had a lot of fun with our 2018 Higher Gravity Beervent Calendar

There were so many great beers in that big box. Click to see the photos of all the beers that were in our 2018 Higher Gravity Beervent Calendar. Cheers! 😀🍺🗓️🎄❤️

Our New Years Eve.

Tonight, Genifer and our friend, Tayler co-hosted a little New Years Eve celebration at Chris and Tayler’s house just across Northside…

And we got to see Sabot LOL again

He’s getting so big…

It was a great little low-key celebration with some really good friends…

We hope everyone had a nice & safe New Years Eve, and we wish everyone a great start to their 2019. 😀🎊🎉❤️

Dana’s Gardens.

Today was a big sports day. So this afternoon we went with a bunch of friends to Dana’s Gardens just across the street from the campus of Xavier University to watch Xavier play basketball away to the DePaul Blue Demons…

It’s just a great little hole in the wall sports bar. As it turns out, it’s also an official Everton supporters bar. My Arsenal was playing Liverpool this afternoon. So there were no shortage of people pulling for the Arsenal to beat Liverpool. And Michigan was playing Florida in their bowl game. All at the same time. And Dana’s had the TVs to have all those games on. I’m irritated with myself that I completely forgot to take a photo of the inside of Dana’s. But it’s just a little low ceiling dive bar. And like I said, they have a bunch of TVs. They also have really cheap drinks and equally cheap but really great food. It was also one of those places that had a lot of words of wisdom in the restroom…

It was a really fun time…

Xavier beat DePaul by ten but Arsenal got thumped 5-1 by Liverpool. 😀🏀⚽️❤️

Shopping in Over-the-Rhine.

After lunch at Sacred Beast, we did some shopping in OtR. We went to Mica 12v. They had this wall of clocks that was pretty mesmerizing to watch

Then we went to The Native One. Genifer loves this store…

I wanted to steal these adorable dog toys, and I would take the dog bed too…

We saw this guy on Vine Street…

We went to Elm&Iron

And then across the street to Elm&Iron Loft…

I think my dream job would be doing the Instagram for Elm&Iron. We stopped into Low Spark for a drink…

And then we walked down to Sundry and Vice for a drink before heading home…

We love their amazing cocktails. It was a really fun afternoon of shopping and hanging out in OtR. 😀🛍️🍹❤️

Meet the Brewery: BrewDog.

Tonight, BrewDog USA was back at Higher Gravity. They were tapping a brewery only release single hop IPA from BrewDog called StrataHop. It was described as, “citrus and tropical with just a hint of weed.”

It wasn’t bad. We’re just not a huge fan of IPAs. The other BrewDog beer they had on tap was Choco Libre Nitro Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout. And it was pretty amazing…

It was a wonderful stout with the perfect amount of heat on the back end…

It’s become one of our new favorite beers. We love Higher Gravity. They always have something delicious on tap. 😀🇲🇽🍺❤️

Urban Artifact’s Ram Press.

On the way home from work this evening, we stopped at Urban Artifact

They were tapping a limited batch of their new Ram Press Spiced Apple Tart Ale

We thought it was really pretty amazing. It tasted just like a delicious cross between applesauce and an apple strudel especially with the sugar on the rim of the glass. We also tried a taster of their Wine Poached Pear. It was very good as well. They create such incredible tasting beers at Urban Artifact. Completely different than anything else around. No wonder they’re one of our favorite breweries. 😀🍏🍺❤️

Chocolate mint stout and empanadas.

After work this evening, I hopped the Cincinnati Metro 11 bus…

I rode the eleven up to East Walnut Hills…

I met her just around the corner from her work at Woodburn Brewery. Because we saw that Woodburn had their Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout back on tap. It’s the beer that tastes just like a Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookie…

There were also empanadas from Che. I really love empanadas…

We got the trio of empanadas. We tried the beef, Cuban and pepperoni empanadas…

All of them were very good but the traditional beef empanada is always my favorite.

I was a fun Friday evening with great empanadas and a pretty outstanding beer. We’ll have to do this again soon. 😀🍺❤️

Bonsai Project.

This evening Higher Gravity hosted an event that featured beers from both Shorts Brewing Company up in Michigan and Cincinnati’s Mad Tree Brewing Company. They each brewed a beer that was intended to be layered one on top of the other to create flavors imitating a gin and tonic…

It really didn’t taste much like a gin and tonic. But when the two beers were layered, they created a very delicious beer. After we finished our layered beer, we had a flight of the two Shorts beers and the two Madtree beers…

There’s always something interesting going on a Higher Gravity. 😀🍻❤️