Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery.

Today was gorgeous. The sun was out and the temperature was in the mid-70s. Higher Gravity had their garage door open for the first time this year. So we decided to stop in for their Thursday night Meet the Brewery featuring three beers from Ballast Point… 

They had Ballast Point’s Aloha Sculpin IPA with notes of mango, pineapple and guava, Sour Wench Blackberry Ale and Willet Sea Monster Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. We also had a taster of Founder’s Oatmeal Stout on nitro…

We made Higher Gravity’s Instagram stories…

It was such a pretty evening…

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

Northside Thursday.

This evening we walked down Hamilton Avenue to have dinner at Melt Eclectic Cafe

Tonight, Melt had a special beer cheese appetizer made with Rhinegheist Truth…

And it was just, WOW! It was some of the best beer cheese I’ve ever had. It came with triangles of pita bread and pickled jalapenos for dipping. It was really outstanding. We also shared one of our favorite Melt sammiches, The Rachel and we also shared a house-made orange cupcake with buttercream frosting…

After dinner, we stopped into Higher Gravity. They were having another one of their Meet the Brewery. This time it was Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company, makers of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. In addition to tasting a selection of Alltech beers, there was also an ugly sweater contest and an Alltech coloring contest. So we did some coloring while we sampled some beers…

And here’s our finished Santa…

Coloring was a lot of fun. And we actually won the coloring contest! We took home an Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale prize pack with a t-shirt, hat, candle, koozies and giant KBBA sticker…

It was another really fun night in Northside. 😀🧀🍺🖍️❤️

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 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. 😀🍺🍻⬆️❤️

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. 😀🍺❤️

Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery.

After work, I met Genfier at Hoffner Park…

So we could go to Higher Gravity...

They were having a 50 West tap takeover this evening…

And 50 West brewers were on hand to answer any questions…

It was pretty great to get to try some different 50 West beers right in our backyard. We really like Higher Gravity a lot. It’s one of our favorite spots in Northside. 😀🍺🍻❤️

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