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. 😀🍺🍻🦃❤️

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. 😀🍺❤️

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. 😀🍺🍻⬆️❤️

Northside Saturday.

We headed out this afternoon in Northside. We stopped to gawk at the giant maneki-neko lucky cat in the window of Chicken Lays An Egg

And then we continued on to Django Western Taco for lunch…

Genifer ordered a big bowl of chicken tortilla soup with one of Django’s biscuits…

And speaking of biscuits…

THE CHICKEN BISCUIT IS BACK AT DJANGO!!!

And all is right in the world once again. I missed it so much. It’s so tasty. Chef Josh also let us try a taste of another soup he’s working on, a chipotle ham and veggie soup…

From there, we walked down to Second Place

For a nice bourbon slush and some popcorn…

Whoever does the Second Place calendar posters obviously has some fun with them…

And on the way home, we stopped at Higher Gravity for a beer. We walked into a benefit for The Good Boy Foundation that was just winding down with a whole bunch of dog’s in Halloween costumes…

We saw on Higher Gravity’s Untappd menu that they had just tapped a Robe Red Velvet Stout from Streetside Brewery and Holtman’s Donuts and also just tapped a Holtman’s Apple Fritter Cider from March First Brewing

YUM! It was just another fun Saturday afternoon in Northside. 😀⬆️❤️

Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery

After work this evening I met Genifer at Higher Gravity for another edition of Meet the Brewery. This weeks brewery was Streetside from Cincinnati’s east side. We really enjoyed visiting Streetside a couple months back so we were really excited to get to try a few more of their beers right in our own backyard…

Higher Gravity had four Streetside beers on tap this evening…

All of the Streetside beers were pretty good. But their Glitter Freeze Sour and Key Lime Gose were outstanding. The key lime had vanilla bean added in the brewing process and it made the beer taste just like a slice of key lime pie complete with whipped cream and graham cracker crust. It was pretty terrific…

The guys were on hand from Streetside to talk about their process and answer questions as we sampled both their Key Lime Pie Goes…? and Glitter Freeze…

It’s pretty great to be able to try a choice selection of beers from a different brewery each and every week…

And that’s just one of the reasons we love Higher Gravity. 😀🍺🍻❤️

Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery.

This evening we walked over to Urban Artifact to try their Vanilla Chariot Cherry Gose variant and their new Owler Tart Vanilla Brown

Turns out, they had just run out of the Vanilla Chariot the night before. But the Owler was very, very good. On the way home, we stopped by Higher Gravity for another of their Thursday night Meet the Brewery events featuring Covington’s Braxton Brewing Company and Braxton Labs in Newport. Higher Gravity was featuring four Braxton beers on tap…

They had Braxton’s Blown Gasket Porter and three beers from their Braxton Labs: New England IPA #002, Sweet Potato Casserole and Belgian Blonde with Chamomile. After the taster, we had a Braxton Blown Gasket so we could take home the sweet Braxton Pint Glass and some sweet Braxton shades…

Just another fun Thursday evening in Northside. 😀🍺❤️

Sunday Funday.

This afternoon we dodged the raindrops and walked down to Higher Gravity to watch FC Cincinnati’s second to last match of the regular season away to Ottawa Fury and that other “professional” football team from Cincinnati was playing too…

Genifer’s mom, Geri has been staying with us while she closes on her new house…

FC Cincinnati lost to Ottawa 4-0. Now they sit precariously in the final playoff spot with one match remaining. After the soccer match, we went home to watch our Dallas Cowboys take on the Green Bay Packers. And we got some delicious NYPD Pizza for the late afternoon game…

Isn’t it amazing how all pizza is so similar yet so completely different at the same time?Oh. And the Cowboys lost on the final drive of the game, 35-31. It was another really fun day in Northside if you get past all the losing. 😀🍺🍕🤠🏈😕❤️

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