Bad Ass Beer Fest!

It’s almost time for Bad Ass Beerfest presented by Bad Tom Smith Brewing! If you are on any kind of social media and you follow breweries, bloggers or fellow beer lovers you have probably been seeing this upcoming beer fest pop up in your feed. Well folks, the time is now….well…actually this weekend! I am super pumped to have been a part of getting this awesome beer fest rolling, even if it was only a small part, which I will talk about a little further down. So, what do you need to know about this weekend?

The Quick Look

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When: July 15th and 16th 4:00pm to 11:00pm both days
Where: French Park (French House)
3012 Section Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Parking: Free parking on the property! If it fills up there will be free shuttles running from the Crest Hills Country Club
Why: Proceeds from The Bad Ass Beer Fest 2016 will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter
How: Go to: for all of the information and how to pre-order your tickets! Unlike some beer fests where you have to have tickets all you have to do is pay $2 at the door to get in! Beer tasting is set at $2 for a 5oz pour and 12oz will be only $5!  Be sure to check out the VIP options on the website and you can also preorder beer tickets so you can jump right into the action when you arrive!

So why should you attend Bad Ass Beer Fest?

NMSS_Chapters OHGFirst and foremost this beer fest is something special. Bad Tom Smith has partnered up with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter for Bad Ass Beer Fest. All proceeds from the festival will benefit them in their mission to support over 6,000 people living with MS in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.  Funds raised by this event will support MS research, provide critical services to families affected by MS, offer educational programs for health care professionals, and further advocacy efforts on behalf of people with MS.  From the moment of diagnosis, throughout life with MS, the goal of the National MS Society is to enhance independence and help individuals with MS live their best lives. Visit to find out how you can help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter beyond just attending Bad Ass Beer Fest.

Of course other than feeling all warm and fuzzy for helping those in need here in the Ohio Valley you will get to enjoy some good beer, good food, and awesome music from a ton of great bands including the headlining act Halfway to Hazard!

Brewery Lineup

This beer fest is all about Cincinnati (with a few friends as well) and you will have a chance to taste some of the staples of the Queen City as well as some fun limited releases!

  • Against The Grain
  • Bad Tom Smith
  • Blank Slate
  • Braxton
  • Cellar Dweller
  • Christian Moerlein
  • Ei8ht Ball
  • Fifty West
  • Jackie O’s
  • MadTree
  • Mt. Carmel
  • New Belgium
  • Rhinegeist
  • Rivertown
  • Urban Artifact
  • West Sixth

As for an official beer list you’re going to have to come out to Bad Ass Beer Fest and see for yourself!

The Bands


The headliners for both nights will be the one and only Half Way To Hazard! You can also purchase a VIP package to meet Chad and David the guys behind one of the most bad ass bands from Nashville! This pass will also get you into a private acoustic set along with all of the perks of the regular VIP package!

Friday’s Lineup Includes

Dead Man String Band: 4-4:45pm
Lung: 5:15-6pm
Go Go Buffalo: 6:30-7:15pm
Lemon Sky: 7:45-8:30pm

Saturday’s Lineup Includes

Founding Fathers: 4-4:45pm
Strange Mechanics: 5:15-6pm
Zebras In Public: 6:30-7:15pm
The Cliftones: 7:45-8:30pm

Come on out an have an awesome time!

Any and all information you would need to know about Bad Ass Beer Fest 2016 can be found on the official website! You can grab your VIP packages, pre-order tickets, check out the bands, the schedule, and buy official Bad Ass Beer Fest gear! It’s truly going to be an amazing time. With great beer, great friends, killer music, awesome food all for a good cause how could you go wrong? Oh and I forgot to mention! The Gnarly Gnome and myself worked with Bad Tom Smith to produce the best beer fest guide you’ll ever get your hands on! We both talk about the breweries, our favorite beers from each, and the guide features photos taken by The Gnarly Gnome and myself! Grab one when you to arrive and take a trip around all of the Cincinnati breweries in attendance!