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. 😀🍻❤️

Our 2018 Higher Gravity Beervent Calendar.

This evening we stopped at Higher Gravity for a beer. We wanted to try Platform Beer Company’s Fostered Bananas Sour Berliner Weisse and Brink Brewing’s Armored Heart Coffee & Vanilla Stout

And we had to pick up our 2018 Higher Gravity Beervent Calendar

It’s like any other Advent calendars used to countdown the days of Advent in eager anticipation of Christmas. Except with this calendar, there’s a different beer behind every door. We can’t wait to see what beers are waiting for us every day as we inch closer to Christmas…

We’re going to post the photos from our HG 2018 Beervent calendar every day until Christmas in this photo album on our Flickr. Cheers! 😀🍺🗓️🎄❤️

My Favorite Year.

This evening our friend Jen was in a production of the classic musical comedy, My Favorite Year at the Aronoff Center presented by Cincinnati Music Theatre. We’ve never known anyone in an on-stage musical production so we had to go check it out. Genifer met me downtown before the performance, we got to check out the Cincy Holiday Pop-Shop and then we stopped for a drink before the performance at one of our favorite spots from when we still used to live downtown, Horse&Barrel

It’s one of Genifer’s favorite spots because she loves their Cold One & Old One…

It’s a draft beer and a little bourbon for just $5…

I don’t know why that photo is so fuzzy. I guess I should have cleaned my lens better. After our Cold One & Old One, we walked across the street to the Aronoff Center’s Jarson Kaplan Theater…

There’s our friend Jen…

We had really nice seats in one of the boxes overlooking the stage…

We sat in almost the same seats when we saw the Mersey Beatles in the same theater…

I snuck a couple of photos with my Polaroid CUBE+…

It was a good performance and our friend Jen was very, very good in her role…

On our way home from the performance, we stopped at Higher Gravity to try their latest special keg, Double Dunk by Prairie Ales, an Imperial Stout made with real Oreos!

It was a very good stout. I could have used about six or so more Oreos. They tasted so good when you dunked them in the stout. It made for a great nightcap to a really fun Friday evening. 😀🎭❤️

Thursday nights.

We usually try to stop somewhere on our way home from work on Thursday evenings for a happy hour drink or a bit to eat since Genifer doesn’t have to work on Fridays. More often than not that place is Higher Gravity. They almost always have something fun happening on Thursday and tonight was no exception. Tonight, they tapped a keg of Banana Coconut Dragons Milk Reserve from New Holland Brewing

It was a pretty incredible beer. So much banana and coconut but not too much. It was just the perfect amount of banana and coconut that paired really well with rich dark chocolate. It was so dang good. Before we headed home, we had a couple of slices of pizza from Chameleon

They have some really great slices. It was another pretty great Thursday night. And we were home and had the dogs walked before the Thursday night football game came on. That’s a good start to the almost weekend. 😀🍺🍕❤️

S’mores Night at Higher Gravity.

You have to hand it to Higher Gravity. Every Thursday night, they do something really interesting. Whether it’s a rare keg or Meet the Brewery, it’s almost always something we feel like we don’t want to miss. Tonight was no exception. It was Grateful Grahams S’mores Night with Braxton Brewing’s Dark Charge Imperial Stout

It was such a fun night. The Grateful Graham graham crackers were out of this world and made such amazing s’mores that really complimented Braxton’s delicious Dark Charge. Next Thursday’s event is Candy & Beer featuring the beers from Jackie O’s and Streetside paired with different Halloween candy…

And more than likely, we’ll see you there! 😀🍻❤️

ps. You can follow Genifer and Thadd on Untappd, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Happy birthday, Terry!

We walked down to Higher Gravity this afternoon. Our friends Kathryn and Terry were celebrating Terry’s birthday today with an awesome space dinosaur party…

Happy birthday, Terry! We hope you had a great birthday! We’re glad we got to help you celebrate your special day. 😀🎂🎉❤️

Sunday Funday.

This afternoon we walked down to Second Place for the second half of the Manchester City versus Liverpool match. there was a pretty good crowd on hand for the match…

Truth be told, we were at Second Place more for the cheeseburgers than the match…

They have some pretty amazing burgers at Second Place. The ManCity-Liverpool match ended in a 0-0 draw. We hung out to watch most of the Bengals game. And they actually won again. After the Bengals game, we walked to Higher Gravity. There weren’t very many people in Higher Gravity after the Bengals game this afternoon…

We watched the end of the Chiefs game with our friends Chris and Tayler. After they left, we met FC Cincinnati midfielder Corben Bone and his family. They stopped into Higher Gravity for a beer and a slice of pizza from Chameleon. We talked to them for a bit before they headed out. They live in Northside as well. Actually, they live just around the corner from us. And they were super nice. It was really neat to get to meet Corben Bone and get to talk soccer with him for a few minutes. We hope we run into them again sometime.

It was another really fun afternoon in Northside. 😀⚽️🍻❤️

Meet the Brewery: Goodwood

Tonight’s edition of Higher Gravity‘s Meet the Brewery featured a couple of beers from Goodwood Brewing Co. out of Louisville. They had Goodwood’s Notorious ESB and Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Stout on tap which were served in super fancy Goodwood keg glasses…

Both beers were really tasty. Genifer’s stout had a creepy little ghost face in it…

Also kind of creepy was the sky this evening…

We hung out for a little bit. Then we picked up some delicious Chameleon pizza and incredible Nono BBQ wings and headed for home…

It was another fun Meet the Brewery night at HG! 😃🍺🍻🍕❤️

Das boot night.

Tonight just happened to be Das Boot night at Higher Gravity with hefeweizen from Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery…

It was a pretty good hefe. And we got to take home our boots! We also got to try the new Braxton & Graeters Pumpkin Pie collaboration… 

It was really good. Very pumpkiny. But it’s still just a little bit too early for me to be drinking pumpkin beers. As soon as it starts to feel more like fall outside, it’s on. I also saw this beer from Streetside that sounded interesting but we didn’t try it…

Maybe next time. However, we did bring this guy home this guy…

it was another fun Thursday night at Higher Gravity in Northside. 😀🍺👢🎃🌞❤️

Northside Saturday.

We walked down to Melt for lunch again this afternoon…

Genifer had the Rachel. Again. In our opinion, it’s one of the best sammiches in all of Cincinnati, if not the whole world. I always get the Rachel as well. Sometimes I’ll get a Hoffner. But today, I finally broke down and tried the Pad Thai Wrap that I’ve been eyeballing for quite some time now…

It was really good. Melt makes incredible sammiches and mac & cheese too…

After lunch, we shared a whiskey sour made with egg whites. Delicious.

Then we stopped in Higher Gravity for a beer. Today, we tried Streetside’s OhEmG!

And oh my gosh, was that beer good. It was like a mouthful of raspberries without all the annoying little seeds. We also tried Streetside’s collaboration with Platform called Be A Lot Cooler If You Did too…

If was really good too but not nearly as good as the OhEmG! That was just… wow.

Northside is fun. We love it here. And we consider ourselves very lucky to have a wonderful home in this neighborhood. 😀🏡❤️