It's Thursday! You know what that means? It's the start of Cincinnati Beer Week, the second-annual, week-long celebration of craft beer leading up to the ultimate hoppening time, Cincy Beer Fest on February 15 & 16.

With beertastic events happening from morning through midnight at over 70 participating venues, there are plenty of opportunities to drink the best brews of the city. Events kick off today at noon with a tapping of a keg of the Collaboration Beer: Embree’s Northern Baltic Porter.

Photo by Chris Nascimento, Cincinnati Beer Week

For a full list of activities, check out the Beer Week Calendar, or follow their Twitter and Facebook page for minute-by-minute updates.