Special Black Friday Beer Releases at Greater Cincinnati Breweries

Plus some special Small Business Saturday merch deals

The brewery Black Friday hot list is here. These are the breweries, brewpubs, bottle shops and other small businesses that are offering craft beer-related deals on the holiday we’ve come to know as Black Friday. We're sure you’re tired of hearing about how different things are, blah blah; we're tired of writing about it, too. So let’s all just agree on one thing: Support small business! And beer.

Special Black Friday beer releases are up first, followed by discounts and Small Business Saturday merch deals.

Listerman Brewing Company

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Listermann is hosting an online Black Friday event via their online ordering system. The release will start at 7 a.m. on Black Friday (Nov. 27) and run online until 10 a.m. You must pick up your purchases by 7 p.m. Sunday. If anything is left (we doubt it), Listermann will announce that at noon on Friday. If you're ordering for somebody else, you must put their name in comment section. First-come, first-served; no refunds. Here's what they're releasing:

  • BA Give Me Something to Cake — This collab with Mikerphone is an imperial pastry stout aged in rye and bourbon barrels with cheesecake, vanilla, granola and lactose. ABV: 13%.
  • BA Brambleberry — This collab with Untitled Art is an imperial pastry stout aged in rye and bourbon barrels with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon and lactose. ABV: 13.3%.
  • Brass Monkey Junkie | POG — An NE IPA with galaxy, nelson sauvin, mosaic, passion fruit, oranges, and guava. ABV: 7.2%.
  • BA Cincinnati Style Stout — Another collaboration with Untitled Art. This imperial pastry stout is aged in rye and bourbon barrels with chocolate, spices, and spaghetti. ABV: 13.3%.
  • BA No Human Contact — A collab with Mikerphone. This imperial pastry stout was aged in rye barrels and features lactose. ABV: 13%.

Third Eye Brewing

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Sharonville's Third Eye is hosting its first rare beer release with Dark Aura. The bottle release kicks off at 10 a.m. Black Friday. Dark Aura is a Russian imperial stout with peanut butter, Maverick Chocolate, lactose and vanilla — their "biggest and darkest" beer yet. Each bottle is $9.99 with a limit of 2 per person. The brewery will also be releasing three Dark Aura variants throughout the day: a peanut butter and jelly, a s'mores and a coffee version.

Sonder Brewing

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Sonder Brewing's five Family Tradition Barrel Aged Stout releases

Mason's Sonder is releasing five variants of their Family Tradition Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts. Sonder says the release goes live online at 8 a.m. with variants Willet Rye, French Ruby Port, Macadamia, Bananas Foste, and Cinnamon Habanero. Submit your order online for pick-up. Pick up starts 10 a.m. Nov. 27 and runs through 5 p.m. Nov. 29. Limits are 3 per person for Willet Rye ($14.99) and French Ruby Port ($17.99); and 2 per person for Cinnamon Habanero ($17.99), Macadamia ($22.99) and Bananas Foster ($22.99). If you order more than the allotted amount, you will not get extra bottles or a refund — your money will be donated to Sonder's charity, Givin' on a Prayer. More details about the beers is at sonderbrewing.com/family-tradition.

Brink Brewing 

A Black Friday release party is in the works with eight “dark, malty, specialty beers” tapping Black Friday only. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the taproom and bottle sale. Brink says, "We ask that folks do not line up in advance and when they come, carefully observe all social distancing and mask wearing guidelines. We will have a separate line and point of purchase for the bottles. We do have plenty of bottles and do not anticipate selling out on Black Friday, so no need to get here early." See above image for releases, but brews include Kelly's "no water" barleywine with a high ABV. 

HighGrain Brewing Company 

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HighGrain is releasing a special 4-pack of Maul’d Eagle. This Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout was aged for 12 months in 14-year-old Eagle Rare bourbon barrels. Releases at noon in the taproom Black Friday. Available on draft in a limited quantity.

Streetside Brewery 

Streetside is offering $10 crowlers Black Friday through Sunday, as well as Streetside coolers for $24.99. Also up for purchase: boxed gift sets of limited-edition glassware. The set will be on sale for $38 Black Friday through the weekend — it is normally priced at $45.

The Common Beer Co

All apparel is 10% off and growler/howler fills are 10% off Black Friday through Sunday. 

13 Below Brewery 

13 Below is doubling down on their Black Friday and Small Business Saturday initiative with 13% off all merchandise (some exclusions may be included). 

Rolling Mill Brewing Company 

All weekend long, enjoy 50% off flights, plus 20% off gift certificates at this Middletown brewery that specializes in gluten-free brews. 

Sons of Toil  

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, Sons of Toil will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with 15% off all merchandise.

This story was originally published by Cincy by the Pint and republished here via an unpaid partnership