Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour
Friday, February 26, 2016 from 5:30PM to 10PM
In 2008, Bockfest™ was almost entirely shut down by the largest snowfall in 20 years. A motley band of hardcore Bockfest™ fans took to the streets to parade through the snow, and hunkered down at Bockfest Hall to enjoy their delicious Bock beer. Unfortunately, everyone else was not so lucky and couldn’t make it to Over-the-Rhine.
In 2009, we felt a little retaliation was in order. A snowman effigy was acquired, and set alight at Grammer’s amid much celebration. The gods were thus put on notice, and provided us with a beautiful Bockfest™ weekend. With similar results in 2010 after burning another snowman at Milton’s, a tradition was born. We cannot conclusively guarantee that we have acquired the power to control the weather in Cincinnati, but it has worked for the past three years. In 2012, in fact, we attribute this ritual to why a tornado that was supposed to hit downtown Cincinnati was substituted with clearing skies in time for the parade. As importantly, burning a snowman is a lot more fun than watching a groundhog stick its head out of a hole.
Join us as we make our ritual sacrifice for 2016. Watch as we burn this year’s victim at the stake at 8PM and toast to a beautiful Bockfest™ weekend. The Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 5:30PM to 10PM, at Milton’s Tavern, 301 Milton Street.