An evening out in East Walnut Hills.

This evening we ventured off across town to another up-and-coming neighborhood in Cincinnati, East Walnut Hills

Genifer works right around the corner. She was excited to check out some of the places she sees every day but hasn’t had the chance to visit yet. Our first stop was at Woodburn Brewery and Tap Room

We’ve tried a couple of Woodburn’s beers on tap at Higher Gravity and they were really good so we were excited to see what else they had…

We got a flight. We tried the Breakfast Porter, American Brown and Imperial Stout…

Did I mention it was a Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout that tasted just like a Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookie? It was one of the best beers I’ve tasted in a quick minute…

Woodburn Brewery also had some small bites by Mazunte…

We got the guacamole and chips and the nachos…

The nachos were really good but they were just too much food. I’m still really kicking myself for not just getting the beer cheese. When in doubt, always go with the beer cheese. Especially when you’re at a brewery.

We did another flight with two barrel-aged beers and another taster the Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout. It was such an amazing beer. There’s already been talk of Genifer taking one or two of our growlers with her to fill up with the Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout some day after work. It was a really great place. And we can’t wait to come back soon. Then we went across the street to meet friends at Myrtle’s Punch House

As you could expect from the name, Myrtle’s specialty is serving punch…

Our punches are handcrafted and can be ordered by the glass, in a flight, if you want to try a bit of each, or in a bowl to share with your friends! There are always four options on tap to choose from, and we feature punches with recipes dating back to the 1700’s, as well as new and innovative approaches to this classic cocktail.

We shared a punch bowl of the Mark Twain punch made with Bourbon, Pimms, lemon, black tea, apple cider and honey…

How adorable is that punch bowl? And the punch was very tasty…

But at $24, the punch bowl seemed a bit on the pricey side to me. Like any punch, it was mostly juices and mixers with a splash of the good stuff. Don’t get me wrong, Myrtle’s is a pretty fun place too. I just think presented with the choice, we’d always lean towards beers over cocktails.

It was a pretty fun night out in East Walnut Hills. And we got to check out a couple of new places. It’s a nice place to visit but I’m really happy we live in Northside. 😀🍺🍹❤️

Wild Card weekend.

We went down to Higher Gravity to watch the Titans versus Chiefs Wild Card football game with our friends Chris and Tayler. They are big Chiefs fans. It was a pretty good game but unfortunately, the Chiefs managed to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. While we were watching the game, we shared this ridiculously huge 22-inch pepperoni pizza from Chameleon

It was a really, really good pie. After the game, Wild Card weekend started to get a bit wild. There were some consolation shots…

And after that, there was a contest between shotgunning versus chugging a beer

We always have a really good time at Higher Gravity. And Northside has some of the best pizza around. 🏈🍕🍻❤️

NYE at Higher Gravity.

We went to one of our favorite Northside watering holes, Higher Gravity to celebrate New Year’s Eve…

We met up with our friends Chris and Tayler and moved into this little alcove…

We brought a bunch of little poppers with us…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It was a really great New Year’s Eve! 😀🥂🍾❤️

Taft’s Brewpourium.

Tonight, we met our friends and their kids at Taft’s Brewpourium. It’s been a minute since we were last at the Brewpourium

It was a really fun evening. And it was great to see everyone. 😀🍺❤️

Higher Gravity minus Meet the Brewery.

We didn’t realize there wasn’t a Meet the Brewery tonight at Higher Gravity. But since we were there, we decided to have a couple of beers anyway…

I tried an Esther’s Li’l Secret Winter White Ale with chocolate and vanilla cream from Warped Wing in Dayton…

It reminded me a lot of the Sonoran White Chocolate Ale we tried when we were out in Phoenix for Spring Training. It was pretty good stuff. 😀🍺❤️

Higher Gravity Christmas Eve.

We stopped in for a drink at Higher Gravity to watch the second half of the Bengals game. We tried a Claus from Braxton Brewing Company

And the Bengals got thumped by the Vikings but the beers were delicious! 😀🍺❤️

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. 😀🧀🍺🖍️❤️

A Higher Gravity nightcap.

After dinner at Bistro Grace, we stopped at Higher Gravity for a flight…

We love Higher Gravity. They always have something interesting on tap. 😀🍺❤️

Northside Sunday.

This afternoon we walked down Hamilton Avenue to go check out the FC Cincinnati Fan Appreciation Tour which was making a stop at Second Place…

We thought there would be a representative on-hand promoting or representing the club. Maybe trying to sign people up for season tickets, answering questions about FC Cincy’s possible promotion to MLS or the latest on FC|C’s plans for a soccer-specific stadium or even just shaking some hands. Maybe if we were really lucky, there’d be a player or two on-hand. But nothing. The FC Cincinnati Far Appreciation Tour meant you could get a Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA just $3 from 11am to 2pm. That’s it. Boy, do I feel appreciated. 😶 It was also the Manchester Derby: City versus United so Second Place was pretty crowded what with it being the Cincinnati hub of all things City and all…

We’ve watched a couple of big Manchester City matches at Second Place. There’s this one guy who’s a City supporter who is very vocal and very loud and his voice is so annoying that it makes it really difficult for me to watch City matches at Second Place. I’m just happy Second Place isn’t an Arsenal supporters hang out. Because that guy… whoa. Don’t get me wrong, I really love Second Place just not during Manchester City matches. But that’s just me.

We stayed until just before halftime and then broke camp to watch the second half at Higher Gravity. And in walking the block from Second Place to Higher Gravity, we missed two goals. The first forty-plus minutes, nothing. The last three minutes of the half, two goals. It figures. We watched City knock off United 2-1. Higher Gravity still had Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout on tap…

That beer was pretty amazing. We hung out and watched the Bengals get thumped by the Bears and then just came home. It was yet another really fun afternoon in Northside. 😀⚽️🍺🏈❤️

The Deskey holiday party x Hightail.

Tonight, we hopped in an Uber and headed up into Mount Adams to Chapter for this year’s Deskey Holiday Party

It’s been ages since we were last in Mount Adams...

For whatever reason, I always sort of dread holiday parties, But I always end up having a really good time. And this party was no exception. It was a very good time. After the party was over, we went across the street to check out the newest 4EG bar, Hightail

It’s another great 4EG bar. They have so many great bars around Cincinnati. We wish they would open one or two in Northside. Great night. 😀📖🍺🍻🐳❤️

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