Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will hold a ceremonial tapping for its Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer Ale at 7 p.m. Friday at MOTR Pub in Cincinnati. Christian Moerlein describes the beer as a "large malt-bodied ale with the essence of chocolate sweetness. The balanced hop finish creates a subtle spice flavor sure to excite your taste butds and bring you that cozy, warm feeling for those crisp, wintry nights." For more details about the event, click here. Speaking of Christian Moerlein, Cincinnati Enquirer food writer Polly Campbell wrote a story last week about the Moerlein Lager House -- the brewery's upcoming brewpub located along the Ohio River -- hiring its executive chef. To read the article, click here.