It’s that time of year, you know.  It’s time to take a step back, have a pint and give back a little bit.  I’ve mentioned it in the past, but one of the things that makes the craft beer community so great is its ability to pull itself together into one massive force, and give back to great causes.

It all brings us to this event, and why I’m sharing it with you.  I don’t write about every fun event that happens around town, there are just way too many.  But every once in a while there is one that comes up that I feel is just a little bit different, one that might be a little bit special – and I’ll throw it out there for you guys to hopefully add to your calendar.  This one is pretty grest.

MadTree/Fatheads Tap TakeoverAbout the Event

This is being billed as a ‘North Vs South’ tap takeover, but I encourage you to just think of this as a really great tap takeover that is split between two breweries.  This Friday, December 9th, at Flipside Liberty up at the new Liberty Town Center both MadTree and FatHeads are teaming up to put together a charity event that has the ability to make a TON of money for some really great causes.

There’s the standard if not obligatory brewery reps, taking up beer and giving out some really great swag (I think they’re doing a keep the glass pint night sort of deal too), along with some of their best beers (I’ll talk about that in a minute.  They’re also doing some food pairings, some raffles, giveaways, and a toy drive.   All of this is smashed into one evening of do-gooding.  It’s all coupled with a big fundraiser too… which is where you need to start if you want to understand that gist of the event…

The Charity

If you’ve participated in DogBerry Brewing’s ‘Fill The Kettles’, you might be aware of the Reach Out Lakota charity up in Butler County.  Flipside, MadTree, and Fat Heads are pulling together to match dollar for dollar every tip that the front of house staff makes that night to go straight to the charity.

Additionally (if that wasn’t enough) they are putting on a Toy Drive in connection with Toys For Tots that same evening.  If you don’t know the drill – bring in a new unwrapped toy for the charity to pass on to kids in need.

If all this isn’t making you smile already (a- you’re a monster b- here’s the beer list to get you grinning)

The Beer

Fat Heads

  • Holly Jolly
  • Head Hunter
  • Bumble Berry
  • Barrel Aged Battle Axe
  • Head Shrinker
  • Goggle Fogger
  • Sunshine Daydream (infused with kiwi)
  • Bean Me Up
  • Alpenglow
  • A New, Unnamed Mosaic Pale Ale
  • Gose Puns Are T.R.A.S.H.
  • A Beer So Rare… they aren’t telling us it’s name.


So, again… details are simple.  FlipSide Liberty is located at 7622 Blake Street, Liberty Twp Ohio (that’s in the Liberty Town Center) It kicks off at 9pm on Friday, December 9th.  Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, bring your drinking shoes… you know the routine!

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