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Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Brew First Look [updated]

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Here is a big exclusive scoop on this year’s Cincinnati Beer Week collaboration brew. As you can see, this is a list of everyone with an established and operating brewery in the tri-state area. What’s really awesome is that the list is twice as big as the 2012 beer. What happened to Red Ear this year?

The premise behind the Beer Week brew is that all these brew masters get together and design a recipe to produce in a limited run for February’s celebration. This only the second year for the collabo but it is very promising after last year’s AWESOME barleywine. I still have three of them aging in basement and they tempt me every time I go down to change the furnace air filter…

While last year’s concoction was brewed out at Mt. Carmel, operations apparently shift to Rivertown this year. Does this mean twist off bottles? I’m not going to complain about that but some purists may.

Really looking forward to learning more about this and, more importantly, drinking some Embree’s Northern Dark Baltic porter! Keep your eyes peeled in February!

Props to the friends at Queen City Drinks who pulled this up from BeerPulse.

This just in from Queen City Drinksv 12:55PM…

I just received some more information on the Cincinnati Beer Week 2012 collaboration brew from Jason Roeper of Rivertown.

The beer is called Embree’s Northern Dark after the famous early English porter (Cincinatian) producer. It’s ABV will be 10.6%, SRM at 38, IBU at 32. We will be producing 60bbls this year, same as last year; 6pack ringers (no carriers because of cost) and draft, just more of it. As you noticed by the label we have a longer brewery list involves this year. The beer will be released on January 19 as part of a local brewery pub crawl in which each brewery will brew their own version of the same recipe. We will have buses transporting guests to each brewery as part of the Cincinnati beer week kick off celebration.

Queen City Drinks

Mike Stuart

Craft beer enthusiast and hombrew dabbler. Part-time writer, sometimes funny.

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