Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery.

After dinner at Bistro Grace, we stopped by Higher Gravity for another edition of Meet the Brewery. This week’s brewery was BrewDog USA from over by Columbus by way of Scotland. There were also cheese pairings for each beer supplied by Morsel & Nosh, a new cheese shop/delicatessen coming soon to Northside. Per Morsel & Nosh…

We have chosen a classic Muenster to pair with BrewDog’s 5am Saint Red Ale; the subtle flavor of this mild cheese goes well with the caramel notes of the red ale.

We’ve chosen a Northern France Triple Cream Brie to go with the Jet Black Heart Milk Stout; the rich cream goes well with the cacao and coffee notes of the stout.

The pairing we were the most surprised was the combination of a spicy Wildfire Blue cheese with the Elvis Juice IPA. When tasted alone the Elvis Juice has a forward hoppy/floral note and with the Wildfire Blue cheese the citrus notes really pop.

We’ve never been to a beer and cheese pairing before. It was interesting to taste the beer, taste the cheese and then the beer with the cheese and taste how the flavors of the cheeses accentuated the flavors of the beers. And we found it all very interesting and very tasty. 😀🍺🍻🧀❤️

Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery.

I met Genifer after work at Higher Gravity for another Meet the Brewery. Tonight’s brewery was Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery from Athens, Ohio, and Higher Gravity had four of Jackie O’s beers on tap…

On draft tonight were Jackie O’s Cool Beans coffee blonde ale, Ties That Bind barrel-aged sour, Chomolungma honey nut brown ale and Barrel-Aged Wood Ya Honey Wheat Wine

Both Ties That Bind and Wood Ya Honey were both very rare and very expensive…

The Meet the Brewery events at Higher Gravity are always tasty and fun. 😀🍺🍻❤️

Higher celebrations.

We went out to Higher Gravity after The Game was finally over to celebrate Genifer’s latest accomplishments, completing her master’s certificate in human resources…

We’ve been trying to remember to use our Untappd app

We always have a great time at Higher Gravity. 😀🍻🗞️❤️

The biggest bar night of the year.

Tonight, we went out tonight to have a beer at Higher Gravity

We went to Melt for a delicious dinner. And onto Urban Artifact for another beer…

It was a really fun biggest bar night of the year. 😀🍺🍻🦃❤️

A Tavola Madeira.

After we were all squared away at the Apple Store, we met our friends Cory and Amy and their twins at A Tavola in Madeira for lunch…

Surprisingly, we’ve never been to either of the A Tavola locations before today…

We thought it would be bigger inside but it’s very small and cute and intimate and it smelled really amazing in there…

Genifer tried the Fretboard Jazz, and I had the Rhinegeist Penguin which looked like a lager but had all the taste of a really great stout…

They had a bunch of really great sounding pizzas. But after much back and forth, we decided to share the Gorgonzola pizza with tomato sauce, gorgonzola, mozzarella, house made sausage, pepperoni and cracked pepper…

It was a terrific pizza! Next time, we find ourselves in Madeira we’ll definitely stop in for another one of their delicious pies! 😀🍕❤️

Lunch in West Chester.

This afternoon we drove out to West Chester to see Genifer’s mom’s new house. It’s super nice and really big with a big yard and all very West Chester. I didn’t take any photos because I’m really super weird about taking photos of other people’s stuff and posting it online. It’s not my thing. I just don’t do it. After we hung out at Geri’s new house for a bit, got the grand tour and the lay of the land, we all went to Dingle House in West Chester for lunch where I had this monster of a bacon burger…

The last time I talked to my parents, they were telling me about their post-Halloween All Stouts Day adventures at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. And specifically, they were telling me about Bell’s Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout. And look what I found at Dingle House…

Unfortunately, it wasn’t actually on tap. Even though we were told a couple of times that the draught beer was completely current and just updated that morning. And that’s a bummer. But we’ll be out there to visit a lot of more. So we’ll keep checking back.

Personally, I think the vast suburbia that is West Chester gets a bad wrap. On our way to Geri’s house, we passed a bunch of places I wouldn’t mind checking out in the future trips out to the ‘burbs. And I could see the draw of living there. Big home, big yard, white picket fence, two-car garage and all that. It’s not for everyone. We like our more urban, walkable little neighborhood. But different strokes for different folks. And I look forward to our trips out West Chester to visit. 😀🏡🍔🍺❤️

TGIF.

I met Genifer at Hofner Park after work…

We were planning to eat dinner at Bistro Grace with the gift card Shannon gave us all the way back last Christmas. But when we got there, we both decided we weren’t hungry enough to do dinner at Bistro Grace justice. So we scrapped that idea for now and just had a couple beers at Higher Gravity instead. And while we were there, we stumbled across this beer…

It tastes just like you’re drinking a Cinnabon. Pretty tasty stuff. 😀🍺❤️

Operation Plowshare.

We stopped by our favorite brewery, Urban Artifact this evening after work…

Yesterday, they tapped their Operation Plowshare, a Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart. It tastes just like the filling from a jelly doughnut. Remember last fall when they gave you the options of having it with or without a sprinkle-covered rim? There weren’t any sprinkles this year but it was every bit as delicious…

We’re going to have to stop back and pick up a couple of four packs…

Great stuff. We love Urban Artifact and their amazing beers. 😀🍩🎃❤️

Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery.

It was an overcast and gloomy evening but that didn’t stop us from meeting after work at Higher Gravity for another Meet the Brewery

Tonight’s brewery was Platform Beer Company from Cleveland…

Higher Gravity had three Platform beers on tap to try. We sampled Platform’s IPA called Paranormal Hoptivity, The Peach Project and Yammy Yammy. They were all really good. The Yammy Yammy was my favorite. They have a taproom in Cleveland as well as Columbus. And they were saying that they would like to open a taproom in Cincinnati. So we’ll have to keep an eye out for that. The fourth beer in our flight was Moozie from Brink Brewing Company just up Hamilton Avenue from us. Also, very good. On the way home, we saw these Halloween Elmo’s in a window…

It was another fun evening of sampling some new beers in Northside. 😀🍺🍻⬆️❤️

Rhinegeist Charitable Suds.

Genifer picked me up from work this evening and we went up to Rhinegeist in Over-the-Rhine for Charitable Suds…

Every Wednesday for 5-8pm, Rhinegeist donates $1 from every draft beer sold in their taproom to a different charitable organization. And they call it Charitable Suds. This week’s organization was Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services were Genifer works in Human Resources…

So we thought we would do our part and have a beer… you know, for charity…

Every time I’ve been in Rhinegeist, I’m always so impressed by the space…

 

Genifer’s co-workers are really nice,and it was a really good time. 😀🍺🍻❤️

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