If you’re a Cincinnati beer lover, you’ve heard the rumblings about the next great brewery to open in our area. I know I’ve been wondering for months when we would finally see the new brewery at The Party Source, officially open. Well, the time has come my friends, because Ei8th Ball Brewing is ready for you.
I attended a preview event this week at the new beer bar at The Party Source and was really impressed with what they had to offer. If you plan to head over for the public opening tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am, here are some things you can expect.
- Over 40 beers on tap: I know they were holding some of these back for the opening, so if it sounds like it might be out of season, have a little sample before committing to a full pour. Even so, more than 40 taps! And a great mix of local, regional and international stuff. Very well done!
- Great bottles available to open: If for some reason you don’t like anything on the tap list, just purchase a bottle of Cantillion Classic or Three Floyds Moloko from the bar, for on site consumption only, and get comfortable. Those were just a couple I saw the other night, expect a solid rotation from the bottle selection moving forward. Also, I’m pretty sure you can purchase something from the shelves, and bring it back to the bar to consume, although there is likely a corking fee associated.
- Ei8ht Ball Beers: The true highlight for me the other night was tasting the beer brewed by one of the best in our area, Mitch Dougherty. Mitch churned out some great stuff under the radar at Rock Bottom downtown, and now takes his talents to Ei8ht Ball. I tried the Prodigal Son Pale Ale and was really impressed. It had a fantastic aroma, tasted hoppy yet balanced and finished clean. I could post up and drink a bunch of this. We then had a taste of K-Hole, a coffee forward imperial stout on cask. Also impressive, with so much coffee it made me crave a donut, can’t wait to try this on tap as well, and maybe even on nitro?
Also, great news announced the other night, The Party Source is now the largest liquor store in the country! Wow, right in our own backyard!