Is Cincinnati in a Craft Beer Bubble? Live at Brink Brewing Co.

We’re headed to Brink Brewing Company tonight for a panel to find out if Cincinnati is in a craft beer bubble!

Come on down to Brink (5905 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati 45224) at 7:30 pm tonight or stream it live on our Brew Minds Facebook page! We’ll have video up on our YouTube page as soon as possible after the event.

If you’re a fan of craft beer, then no doubt you’ve seen or heard this:
“A new brewery is opening in XYZ neighborhood!”
“Oh great, another new brewery. Isn’t this market already too saturated?”

Well, let’s stop arguing on Facebook/Twitter/Reddit/Instagram and let’s sit down and talk about it. Brink Brewing is proud to host a moderated discussion around this very controversial topic. We welcome craft beer owners & brewers, bloggers, and enthusiasts.

We’ll gather around our Community Table and let craft beer do what it does best: bring people together.

It’ll be moderated by Andy McCleese from Brink and Tom Aguero from Brew Minds. We’ve got a great panel lined up including:

  • Roxanne Westendorf from the Brewers Association
  • Justin Hemminger from the Ohio Craft Brewers Association
  • Bret Kollmann Baker from Urban Artifact
  • Sam Marts from Cavalier Distributing
  • Frank Seta of the Lucky Turtle

Also, if you’re able to make it down to Brink, or watch the live stream, we’ll save some time at the end to take your questions for the panelists!

Brew Minds LIVE at Fifty West Brewing to talk new additions

Brew Minds heads to Fifty West Brewing Company once more to talk with owner Bobby Slattery, as well as new hires Scott LaFollette (formerly of Blank Slate) and Chris Seigman, (formerly of Mt. Carmel Brewing.) We discuss their new roles, Fifty Fest and so much more.

Braxton Brewing Company to Can Water for Hurricane Harvey Relief

When natural disasters strike those affected need all sorts of aid and something simple as clean drinking water is often on top of that list. AB-InBev and Miller do a great job getting clean canned drinking water into disaster areas. This year craft breweries have stepped up to the plate to help as well with both Oskar Blues and now Cincinnati’s own Braxton Brewing sending in canned water.

 

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Brew Minds Live With the Cincy Brew Bus

Last night Jesse and Tom sat down with Cincy Brew Bus owner Mike Stokes to learn about the Brew Bus. We also got into a conversation about how far is too far to be a “Cincinnati Brewery” as well as a brief debate on dogs in breweries.

Blank Slate’s Scott LaFollette Hired by Fifty West!

Blank Slate closed just over three weeks ago. Here is his statement on the closing and many fond remembrances. Many people have wondered about where the owner and head brewer Scott LaFollette would end up. I am happy to report he has been hired by Fifty West to become the production manager! This is great news for Scott, Fifty West, and Cincinnati beer drinkers!

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Live at Swine City Brewing!

Jesse and I headed out to Fairfield to meet and talk to the folks from Swine City Brewing. We talked to owner Dan Ebben and his crew about opening a brewery and what to expect from Swine City when they open in the next month or two.

Statement from Blank Slate’s Scott LaFollette on Closing. Plus our thoughts and where to still find their beer!

Monday morning we noticed something was odd at Blank Slate. By Monday afternoon we knew that they had closed. Since then there has been much speculation and many varying assumptions about why they closed. But there have been no facts until now.

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