Sam Adams Taproom.

We couldn’t decide wanted we wanted to do after work for Valentine’s Day. We had planned to go to Django Western Taco after work. But we weren’t really very hungry. We wanted to stop somewhere. So we just stopped at Sam Adams Taproom for a beer and a pretzel. We really like Sam Adams. They have great beers, giant pretzels and it’s right on our way home…

I had their Mountain Berry light ale aged on raspberries and blackberries…

Genifer had Samuel Adams Oaked Vanilla Porter. Both beers were really good…

Sam Adams used to just have their giant pretzels. Then they added chips & salsa. And now they’ve added a few more menu items…

Genifer still got their giant pretzel…

The giant pretzel is always so good and so giant. I tried one of their Cincinnati Coneys…

Cincinnati chili and queso mixed together on top of a hot dog? Yes, please!

Their coney was outstanding. It was really good. The beer cheese queso and chili combo was delicious. We had one of one Sam Adams I Like Porters. And then we headed for home. We really like Sam Adams Taproom. πŸ˜€πŸΊπŸ₯¨πŸŒ­β€οΈ

Four years ago.

Four years ago, we ventured out to check out Northside on one of the snowiest days of the year. (Remember when we used to get snow?) And we visited Northside Yacht Club and Urban Artifact for the first time…

Thanks for the memories, Timehop. πŸ˜€πŸ¦•β€οΈ

Almost National Pizza Day.

This afternoon we went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for another lunch with our gift cards we got for Christmas…

We got their BBQ chicken wings too…

And we had one of Taft’s terrific Hazelnut Latte Coffee Milk Stouts…

Only come to find out later that tomorrow is National Pizza Day. I guess we just got too excited and celebrated the delicious holiday early. πŸ˜€πŸ•πŸ”β€οΈ

Another rainy Saturday.

This morning we woke up early again to head over to Trader Joe’s before it got too crazy busy on Saturday. The later it gets, the busier it gets. We usually try to get to Trader Joe’s as close to 8am when it open as we can. This morning was our best time
so far. We pulled into their parking lot at 8:02am…

I just thought that little berry bunny was pretty cute. We didn’t get any frozen chocolate cover strawberry pieces though. I wonder if they would be good?

After we were done getting groceries at TJ’s, we headed over to get our Saturday morning coffee at Biggby

Biggby is our reward for getting up and getting groceries out of the way. We both got hot chocolates this morning. Biggby had more student artwork on display on their walls. I really liked the hills with the watercolor skies…

The owl and the elephant were really great too…

And if we had a daughter and named her Niala…

She would be Niala Fiala. Maybe Niala could be a middle name.

Later, we went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for another lunch with our gift cards we got for Christmas…

Taft’s had a new Hazelnut Latte Coffee Milk Stout on tap…

And it was really delicious. We watched the Michigan-Illinois game on our little tablet. We shared a small pizza with pepperoni, sausage and banana peppers…

We also shared some of Taft’s chicken wings…

We had six buffalo wings and six Cherrywood BBQ wings…

I think I really like the Cherrywood BBQ the best. But they’re both really good. And even though, Michigan lost. Again. It was a great lunch. We just love Taft’s pizza and wings.

Later, we started watching a series called 11.22.63 on Hulu. It’s pretty good so far. And even though it was another rainy day, it was another pretty good Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ¨οΈβ€οΈ

My Untappd 2019 year in beer.

Untappd also put out a year-end recap, 2019 year in beer. This is Genifer’s…

And here is mine…

These were my numbers from 2018…

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These recaps are always interesting to me. The full version on Untappd had much more detailed information. It was pretty cool. For example, we checked-in beers at 43 unique venues in five states…

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Untappd said we also checked in beers at 25 breweries this year…

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Thanks, Untappd! πŸ˜€πŸ»β€οΈ

Wiedenmann’s fine foods.

We stopped back at Wiedenmann’s fine beers in St. Bernard for lunch today…

We had another one of their delicious German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stouts…

Genifer ordered their Caesar Wrap…

And I had their Wiedie Burger…

Both the wrap and the burger were both really good. The burger was huge for a 1/3lb. We really like Wiedenmann’s beers and now we really their food too. πŸ˜€πŸΊπŸŒ―πŸ”πŸŸβ€οΈ

Ohio Maker Mart at UA.

This afternoon we walked over across Northside to Urban Artifact

We had one of Urban Artifact’s Epicurean Cranberry Jalapeno Jam

And it was as delicious as it sounds. By the way, Wild Fire Pizza Kitchen is serving brunch now and it also sounds really delicious…

This weekend UA was hosting the Ohio Explored Ohio Maker Mart shop again

After walking through the bottom, we walked upstairs…

There was some really great stuff…

After wandering around for a bit, we walked to Boswell’s Alley to get some Bos Bites…

And a Super Grill…

It’s so simple but it’s one of my favorites. It was another fun Northside Sunday. πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

Wiedemann’s Fine Beer.

On the way home, we stopped at Wiedemann’s Fine Beer in St. Bernard. We parked in the lot behind the brewery…

It was kind like coming over to a friends house but sneaking in through the side door…

It was such an interesting space. It’s so much different than most brewery taprooms that are just big warehouse spaces. This space had so much history. And they had some beers on tap that sounded really delicious…

And the beers were delicious. We tried their Pumpkin Spice Belgian Blond, Holiday Oatmeal Raisin Winter Warmer, German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout and Wake Me Up Hazelnut Coffee Milk Stout. Even their Wiedie Light was really good…

Their menu looked really good too. We shared some squeaky cheese curds that were awesome. We were going to share something else but we were full from all the cheese. Next time. And there will definitely be a next time. And a time after that. πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

HIghGrain Brewery.

I had a few vacation days left that I needed to use by the end of the year. So I took today off work. We ran some errands, and stopped to check out the relatively new HighGrain Brewery in Silverton just north of Pleasant Ridge…

The interior was pretty stark. We just bellied up to the bar…

We tried their Imperial Stout and Maple Brown Ale

Their Maple Brown Ale was really good. And the stout wasn’t bad. We looked at their menu but nothing really jumped out at us. And we left after we finished our beer. It’s always fun to try new places. Just some are better than others. πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

March First Brewing.

To celebrate Genifer’s new purchase, we headed out to find March First Brewing out in Sycamore Township. March First is Cincinnati’s only brewery, cidery and distillery…

March First’s Taplist. We love it when breweries are on Untappd

We started with a flight of beers with their craft lager on the far end…

Then we did a flight of their ciders. We really should have done ciders then beers…

We each got a full beer. Genifer had the Barrel Aged Maple Red Ale and I had just their Craft American Lager. We also shared some really delicious cheesy bread…

March First is such a great place. We could easily see it becoming one of our favorite Cincinnati breweries. We can’t wait to get back to March First really soon. πŸ˜€πŸΊπŸ•β€οΈ

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