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Kristen Ballinger

Kristen Ballinger

I'm a recent Marketing graduate with a thirst for craft beer and traveling.

Posts By Kristen Ballinger

Listermann Brewing Company & Cincinnati Zoo | Team Fiona NE IPA

June 8, 2017 |

Feature Photo: Cincinnati Zoo

Listermann Brewing Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, has paired up with the Cincinnati Zoo to create a beer for the lovable baby hippo Fiona. Members of Fiona’s care team actually helped brew the beer, a New England Style IPA coming in at 6.2% ABV with Citra and Centennial hops. The beer will be released in cans on Saturday June 10th at the brewery.

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Streetside Brewery | Raspberry Beret

January 6, 2017 |

ABV: 4.2%

What a year 2016 has been! Cincinnati has welcomed multiple new breweries all throughout the Queen City. While I haven’t been able to make it to them all, I have stopped in at Streetside Brewery in Columbia Tusculum quite … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Zinzinnati Oktoberfest

September 13, 2016 |

With only a few days away from the largest Oktoberfest in the United States, it’s time to put on the drinking cap. Each year more than 500,000 people come to Cincinnati (aka Zinzinnati) to attend this rich German heritage event sampling German-style food, music and my favorite, beer. Read More

Braxton Brewing Co. | Summertrip Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse

August 10, 2016 |

Photo by Braxton Brewing Co. 

ABV: 4% | IBU: 4

“Summer isn’t a season, it’s a state of mind”

To those who are still trying to hold onto summer, I’m with you. Longer days, concerts, festivals, outdoor activities such as … Read More

Rhinegeist Brewery | Trips American Wild Ale

August 1, 2016 |

ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 12

A few weekends ago, Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio had their anniversary party celebrating “Three Years of Thirst!” Located in the historical Over the Rhine Brewery District, Rhinegeist has been able to utilize the old Moerlein … Read More

Event Preview | Fifty West Punch Out Beer Festival and Boxing Event

July 7, 2016 |

This Saturday July 9th, Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio is hosting a one-on-one amateur boxing night featuring ten fighters from eight different local breweries at their Production Works facility. Along with the five matches, there will be food trucks, a live DJ, guest taps, and the release of their Punch You in the Eye-PA bottles. The tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. The event goes from 4-11pm and the proceeds go to various charities that each brewery has selected. Read More

MadTree Brewing | Galaxy High Imperial IPA

April 29, 2016 |

ABV: 10.2% | IBU:120

‘Tis the season for Imperial IPAs! MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati, Ohio is kicking off their High series this year with Galaxy High in cans. It was released at the brewery April 21 and distribution started on Monday.

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MadTree Brewing | Rounding Third Red IPA

March 24, 2016 |

ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 51

With opening day less than two weeks away, MadTree Brewing Company has released cans of their Rounding Third Red IPA for the second year in a row. This delicious, sweeter IPA is brewed specifically for … Read More

Event Preview | 2016 Cincy Winter Beerfest

February 10, 2016 |

When: February 12 – February 13

6:30pm-11pm (Early Admission and Connoisseur tickets)

7:30pm-11pm (Regular Admission tickets)

Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 45202

Skip the reservations at White Castle and take your Valentine to the … Read More

Blank Slate Brewing Co. | Opera Cream Stout

January 27, 2016 |

ABV: 5.5%

A new year means new resolutions! For most people, it’s to eat better, drink less, etc. etc. I say this is the year to try more beer and experiment with different flavors, especially dessert style stouts. Have … Read More