Yelp’s Ugly Sweater Holiday Hoopla at Fifty West Brewery!

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Yelp Cincy's Ugly Sweater Holiday Hoopla at Fifty West Brewery was one heck of a hoopla indeed! There were plenty of ugly sweaters, holiday spirit, food, fun, and craft beer fresh from the source.


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Yelpers started the night off right with plenty of craft beer to boot. "When I saw that we would be having an event at a brewery I was beside
myself; food, Yelp and craft beer from the source, yes please! It was
everything I hoped it would be and then some.
We got the grand tour
of the brewery and sampled their many fine beers.
These gentlemen are
brewing some seriously good beer!
" –Jon C


Yelpers even got to help out by zesting oranges to make the next batch of Whit's Wit! A proud moment for all of us. Just another excuse to come back and sample this delicious beer!

What says bar food and holiday better than a Build Your Own Yelpcorn Bar? Yelpers crafted their own indiviual flavored popcorn. Caramel, cinnamon sugar, white cheddar, and cheesy bacon ranch were just a few of the favorites.


Jose joined the party bringing powerful flavors, and the Yelpers approved! "The food from Pura Vida pop Up Taqueria was great! I loved their take on goetta and
beer cheese
. Thanks to Cindy for bringing these two great local
businesses together for a wonderful night." -Ryan P


As if this hoopla wasn't crazy enough already, Katie and her team from The Owens Group had Hobbit gift bag giveaways that included the soundtrack, schwag, and free tickets to see the movie at any theater of your choice!

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No ugly sweater holiday party would be complete withought a photobooth:
"The photo booth, as always, was fun. You can never go wrong with a
photo booth and some goofy friends. Speaking of goofy, winning the ugly
sweater contest was definitely the highlight of my evening. My husband
may have been embarrassed to be seen with me, but hey, I won!
" -Kara C


"What's not to love? Hot new brewery, tasty food, and our great Cincy CM!
The staff of Fifty West and Pura Vida were wonderful and friendly, the
atmosphere cozy, and how lucky were we to feast on that
chirozo-ghetto-feta wonderfulness while hanging out in a super cool
space with so many beers to choose from? This is the stuff that makes it so sweet to be Yelp Elite. Thanks to all the hosts!" -Angela C


But don’t just take our word on the night’s awesomeness, you can read all the reviews right here. You can also check out the other cool pics by photographer extraordinaire Anna Penny on the Official Yelp Flickr page!

A special thank you to Bobby, Blake, Whit and their staff at Fifty West Brewery for being such wonderful hosts! The ever so talented Jose and team at Pura Vida popUP Taqueria, as well as Kyle McCarthy for snapping some wonderful pics of the popUP's journey from start to finish. Check them out here!

Last but not least thank you to Katie, Kyle and everyone at The Owens Group, as well as all the Elite's that made this Holiday Hoopla one we will never forget!

See you in 2013!



Cincy Cindy

Yelp Cincinnati Community Manager