Hot days and high temps demand a light, refreshing beer.
Pouring this week at the News & Brews bar is Bubbles — a Rosé wine inspired cider/beer thingamajig from Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery. This intriguing creation is a big seller for Rhinegeist, accounting for an estimated 20 percent of sales, or about 12,000 barrels a year, which alone is larger than most craft breweries. It’s not only an interesting beer on its own merits, but also might prove to be an alternative to the monster in your life who puts ice cubes in their red wine. Does that include one of the News & Brews panelists? Unfortunately, yes.
Beyond our wistful assessments of wine-inspired beers, there’s local alcohol news as Franklinton’s Land-Grant Brewing is expanding again, though the newest addition will give guests more to do with their hands than simply holding a beer. Also, for those looking to stock up on spirits either for the July 4 holiday or other summer festivities, the Ohio Department of Liquor Control is putting even deeper discounts on already discounted choices at its Last Call stores.
Beyond those actionable bits of looking imbibing intelligence, there’s discussion of drinking craft beers (and vodka) in Russia as well as insights into the Bachelorette and (of course) The Grateful Dead.