Punch Out — a craft beer and amateur boxing spectacle — returns next week to Fifty West Brewing Co. in Cincinnati.

The fourth annual event, which combines a beer tasting with boxing matches featuring employees from Queen City breweries, is one of the most unusual beer festivals in Ohio.

“Punch Out from its infancy originated as a celebration of our craft beer community in a day of brother/sisterhood,” Fifty West founder Bobby Slattery said in a prepared statement. “We love being able to share our passion and energy with Greater Cincinnati craft beer fans as we continue to grow this event into an iconic tradition that is truly one-of-a-kind.”

Punch Out runs from 6 p.m. to midnight July 13 at the Production Works facility.

The boxing matches will feature employees from Rhinegeist, MadTree, Fibonacci, West Sixth, Platform, Samuel Adams, Moerlein, Fretboard, Sonder, Warped Wing, Little Miami and Fifty West.

Punch Out will feature stadium seating with capacity for more than 2,500 people, along with a professional boxing ring with sound production and lighting.

Tickets are available at cincyticket.com both in advance ($20) and day of the event ($25).

Fifty West has partnered with Cincinnati Bell to live stream the matches in more than 20 bars across the city. Participating bars will showcase three variations of Fifty West’s Punch You in the EyePA: Mango Milkshake, Brut and Pineapple.

The brewery will conduct a live poll featuring the three beers on Instagram the day of the event and the winner will be packaged in a limited run of 16-ounce cans and released before next year’s fight. The 2018 champion Pineapple Punch You In The EyePA is available in four-packs at select craft beer locations throughout Greater Cincinnati.

"It’s important to remember that this event is all in good fun, and that the main goal is to create an experience and a craft beer community unlike any other in the country," the brewery said in a news release. "Fifty West stresses that the safety of all participants is critical to the continued success of the event, which is why fighters teamed up with professional boxers to provide six weeks of training."

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