Cincinnati Beer Week may be a few months away, but organizers will host the new Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Beer Draft on Monday (Feb. 29) at Rhinegeist Brewery.



Not surprisingly, the inaugural event, a combined beer tasting and unusual draft (more on that later), will feature a slew of special brews from 19 local breweries.



“We are really excited to have such a great lineup of beers for the 2016 Beer Week Collaboration Draft,” board President Matt King said in a news release. “We will have not only Rhinegeist beer, but a tasty selection from each one of the local breweries who will be participating in this year’s draft.”



Here's the beer rundown:



Bad Tom: Cherry Infused Coal Hearted Killer Russian Imperial Stout



Blank Slate: Chocolate Opera Cream



Braxton: Dead Blow with Starter Coffee



Cellar Dweller: Eye Opener



DogBerry: Bray’s Brown



Ei8ht Ball: Little Richard Berry Sour



Fibonacci: Earth Daisy DIPA



50 West: Monarch Pass Pale Ale



Listermann/Tripel Digit: Nutcase with Blackberry Jam



Mad Tree: Identify Crisis



Moerlein: Wild Hunt



Mt Carmel: Sap Attack! Imperial Maple Brown Ale



Old Firehouse: Barrel Aged Old Flame



Rhinegeist: Juicy Truth IPA



Rivertown: Bruges Berry



Rock Bottom: Czech Mate Pils



Tap & Screw: Golden Mallet Strong Ale



Taft’s Ale House: Skronk Juice Rye IPA



Urban Artifact: Citrus Finn



Cincinnati Beer Week organizers also will host a draft to put together brewery teams that will create special beers for the week, which runs June 19-25.



The draft is similar to the NFL Draft with local breweries being selected to work with five teams at Blank Slate, Braxton, Ei8ht Ball, Mt. Carmel and Listermann. After the teams are chosen, the breweries will compete in a variety of games such as Nerf gun target shooting and an eating competition featuring Cincinnati-style Chili Coneys. The games will determine the draft order in the second round when teams will choose the style, hops, malt and local ingredients to be used in their collaboration beers.



"With the new collaboration beer format, we felt it was important to give the public the opportunity to be part of it and have a good time in the process," board member Becca Bollinger said in the release. "The games should create a new element of beer fueled fun."



The Collaboration Draft, which runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m., is open to the public and no tickets are required.