I’m not sure if you made it up to this event last year… but not only was the tap list pretty stellar, the event raised a bunch of money for a good cause.  The results we so great, in fact – that Flipside, MadTree and Fatheads couldn’t help themselves but do the event again.

Go ahead and mark your calendar for Friday, December 8th, starting at 5pm.  Flipside Liberty is going all out on this event, and you should be there to take part!

About The Event

This yearly event brings out the big guns from each brewery – under the guise of a competition… North vs South.  Don’t let that get the real meaning lost, though.  This event is designed to raise some good money for a really great cause.  The entire front of house staff donates the tips that they make to Reach Out Lakota West Chester, alongside any money that is raised from raffles during the night, too.  As if that’s not enough, they also feature a Toys 4 Tots drive and a canned food drive.  Bring in a toy or a canned good and you can get a ticket into one of the raffles.

Flipside puts it really well when they told me that this event is simply “an event to showcase our fantastic beer community, a great cause for those in need during the holiday season & of course delicious brews”.  This is the stuff that keeps me firing up my computer and pushing this blog every day.

Food Pairings

In addition to the awesome tap lineup that you’ll find that night (I’ll get to the beer soon, I promise), each brewery will be featuring food pairings too.

MadTree – Luna Lobster Poutine

  • What better way to enjoy MadTree’s latest seasonal beer than to pair it up with some really delicious sounding grub?  This is hand cut fries, topped with fresh lobster meat, house made gravy, three cheese mornay featuring their Luna Lux white IPA and a fried egg.

Fatheads – Middleburgh Heights Brisket Tacos

  • Smoked brisket marinated with Fat Head’s Mexican hot chocolate Hippy Sippy stout served on street tacos with red cabbage, avocado and chipotle cream drizzle.

The Raffles

There are some really great baskets from each brewery being raffled off throughout the night to raise money… so bring your wallet, and your desire to give back!  Some of the stuff in the baskets include:

  • 2016 Fat Heads Head Trip
  • 2015 MadTree Rum Barrel Aged Pumpcan
  • 2015 Levanto with tart cherries and lemon peel
  • 2016 Wine and Bourbon Barrel Aged Rubus Cacao
  • Luna Lux
  • Citra High
  • Dreamsicle
  • Psychopathy
  • Pimp My Sleigh
  • Head Hunter
  • Trail Head
  • Bumble Berry
  • Glassware
  • Apparel
  • Taproom Gift Cards
  • Growlers
  • Other Brewery Swag

These are not going to last long… so arrive early!

The Beer

Get ready for this… there’s some good stuff on this list…


  • Luna Lux w/ Peach and Lavendar
  • Citra High
  • Nitro Espressoself
  • S’Mores Gratitude
  • Are You Ready For Some Darkness
  • Passion Fruit Tart Ale
  • Axis Mundi
  • Ludo Down
  • Psychopathy w/ Papaya, Mango and Habanero
  • ______ Brown
  • Happy Amber w/ Vanilla, and Coffee
  • Luna Lux
  • PSA


  • Head Hunter on Cask, Double Dry Hopped
  • Goggle Fogger
  • Hop Marauder
  • Coffee Prohibition Pauly
  • Midnight Moonlight
  • Bean Me Up
  • Pumpkin Chucker
  • Jungle Juice
  • Bumble Berry
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate Hippy Sippy (cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate)
  • Sunshine Daydream w/ Raspberry and Tangerine
  • Rick’s Inspiration Ale
  • Pimp My Sleigh

Aside from just heading up to the ‘Great White North’ of Butler County for an evening… if you want to help, you can do so by jumping on Facebook, and sharing the event with all your friends!  This one looks like it will be a really fun time, even if beer isn’t “your thing”.  I can’t imagine you’re here on my website if you aren’t a beer drinker though… so the taplist alone should probably do more than enough to convince you!

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