Empty Growler returns to MOTR for Between The Bookends

Earlier this year, we had the honor of participating in ‘Between The Bookends’ at MOTR pub here in Cincinnati. Well, we had so much fun that they asked us to do it again! So on November 21st, just in time for your Thanksgiving break, you can kick things off with us at MOTR and drink some excellent craft beers.

And of course, since this is an Empty Growler event, you can get a growler fill that evening to take with you and serve to your friends and family on Thanksgiving. We promise it will be better than getting a last minute six-pack at the grocery. Here are the beers that MOTR will be serving for our event on the 21st.

Dogfish Head Burton Baton
This oak-aged gentle giant has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round. For Burton Baton, we brew two “threads,” or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA. After fementating the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they’re transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month. When enjoying the Burton Baton, you’ll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

Oskar Blues Ten Fidy – 100 Rating On RateBeer
This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.

Stone Double Bastard – 100 Rating On RateBeer
This is a lacerative muther of a beer. The evil big brother of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is strongly suggested you stay far, far away from this beer. Those foolish enough to venture close enough to taste will experience a punishingly unforgiving assault on the palate. ’Course there’s always the masochists…

Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream (Wet Hopped) Session IPA

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Who would have thought deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grew the perfect ingredient to build an extraordinary Porter in Colorado? An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure, real vanilla bean. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.

Sixpoint Spice Of Life Series Wakatu

The Spice of Life Series is an ongoing, monthly installment in which Sixpoint produces a single-hop IPA with 12 different hop strains over the course of the year. All other elements of the recipe remain the same – the malt bill, fermentation regime, yeast strain, etc. The only ongoing variable is a different hop strain is featured each month. Under this “controlled experiment” one can appreciate the dynamic difference between various hop strains, covering a wide spectrum of flavors and aromas.

And oh yeah, did we mention The Sundresses are playing that night? Well, they are, and are worth showing up even if this beer list wasn’t available…. but it is, so make your plans to be there!

UPDATE! – Growlers will be filled tonight from 5-9. Prices for a growler fill, including the bookend taps are as follows.

Hudepohl Amber Lager 8$
Christian Moerlein OTR 10$
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter 10$
Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream (Wet Hopped) Session IPA 12$
SixPoint Spice Of Life 12$
Bell’s Two Hearted 12$
Guinness 12$
Stone Double Bastard 20$
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy 30$
Dogfish Head Burton Baton 35$

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