Tastings & Tours

Beer & Cheese: aka The Fungus & Mold Tasting

Fungus, mold, and bacteria -- we usually label these species as "germs" and blame them when we get sick. But did you know that under the right conditions, these microbes are also responsible for putting alcohol in our beer, creating sour beers, and making many of the tastiest, most complex flavors in cheese?  


Join Chris Anderson, host of Science Around Cincy and Outsider Classroom, as he leads you through a tasting of five artisanal cheeses, expertly paired with five finely crafted brews. Stephanie Webster,  biology teacher turned Cincy's most respected cheesemonger, Mary Ellen Finnegan, a biochemist at P&G and certified beer judge, and Dr. Senu Apewokin, MD, microbiologist, and professor at UC will provide fun, approachable explanations for why you enjoy certain flavors and why certain beers and cheeses pair so well. You'll have a blast and gain an understanding of why beer and cheese make a much better team than cheese and wine. 


Includes 5 cheese and 5 beer tastings. Lasts approx. 60 minutes.

4:00PM, June 4, 2022 at Urban Artifact Brewery

1660 Blue Rock St., Cinti. OH 45223



Beer & Dessert: Artfully & Craftily Delicious

The idea makes some people wince at first, but when selected properly the right beers pair amazingly with the right desserts. You may have had a beer with chocolate notes served with something chocolate, but proper pairings go way beyond this, using contrast and transforming subtle flavors that you may barely notice until a handmade delicacy from Artfully Delicious is paired with just the right craft brew. Hosted by Michael D. Morgan, UC's "Beer Professor" and author of Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King and Cincinnati Beer, and Danna Riley, baker extraordinaire and homebrewer. Includes 4 desserts and 4 beer pairings.

1:00PM, June 4, 2022 at Urban Artifact Brewery

1660 Blue Rock St., Cinti. OH 45223

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Two Dudes, Two Breweries & Six Beers

Join Brew Skies Happy Hour Podcast hosts, Bret Kollmann Baker and Michael D. Morgan, on a tour through both Urban Artifact and Humble Monk breweries. Along the way, we talk about the breweries, meet Mike Kemp the Humble Monk, explore a bit of local beer history, share the story of how we found Missing Linck Yeast and turned it into a festival and official city holiday, and sample six Missing Linck brews from different breweries.


Includes the beers, some legit info., and a whole lot of b.s. Lasts approximately 60 minutes.

2:30PM, June 4, 2022 at Humble Monk Brewery

1641 Blue Rock St., Cinti. OH 45223

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