Queen City Fresh Fest at MadTree
Cincinnati celebrates suds with two back-to-back beer festivals. Starting at noon, Rhinegeist throws the inaugural Hopgeist, a party centered around double IPAs from local, regional and national breweries including 50 West, Listermann Brewing Company, 21st Amendment, Dogfish Head, Deschutes and more. Rhinegeist will also be pumping out their new Double IPA homebrew collaboration, Homie.
And right when Hopgeist ends at 6 p.m., grab your DD or hop an Uber over to MadTree for Queen City Fresh Fest, where they’ll have even more local suds to sip, live music from Founding Fathers and The Almighty Get Down, a meet-and-greet with Cincinnati beer bloggers and the release of Thundersnow Scottish spiced ale.
Hopgeist: noon-6 p.m. $35 advance; $40 door. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhingegeist.com. Fresh Fest: 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. MadTree Brewing, 5164 Kennedy Ave., Ridge, madtreebrewing.com.