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The Season for Beer Fests
Wisconsin Beer Lover's Fest and other reasons to leave home

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New Glarus on Film

BeerPulse.com is always a valued resource. And this week, the site alerted me to this awesome video excerpt from the An American Small Town series about New Glarus Brewing.


One of the Can’t Miss Beer Fests

It’s beer festival season. The Wisconsin Beer Lover’s Fest is a great way to appreciate just how solid the beer selection in Wisconsin is. New Glarus, Central Waters, Karben4, Black Husky and more stellar local gems are all on hand at Bayshore Town Center (5800 N. Bayshore Dr.) on Saturday, June 14. The tasting starts at noon for VIPs and 1 p.m. for general admission tickets. Get tickets here and head to Glendale. 


Barley Pop of the Week

After two fruit beer honors in a row, it’s time to turn up the hops. The Green Flash Imperial IPA is just the beer to do the trick. Green Flash knows how to brew IPAs and this is a fine example. A funky hop aroma and initial flavor nicely gives way to some malt flavor. The finish is bitter, but not quite overpowering. The beer is a great choice for hop heads looking for bite.


Quick Taps

The Wisconsin State Journal posted an article about the new Octopi Brewing a contract brewer from 5 Rabbit founder Isaac Showaki.

Props to Milwaukee Brewing Company, which is apparently killing it when it comes to sales.


One good reason to head to the Wisconsin Beer Lover’s Fest is that Black Husky will be unveiling a Howler Imperial Pale Ale made with Equinox hops, a new hop variety introduced in April. The beer is great regardless. Trying it with the new hops should be an adventure.



Events Brewing

Tuesday, June 10: Cafe Hollander (2608 N. Downer Ave.) hosts a four-course New Belgium Brewery beer dinner. Cost is $45. Call 414-963-6366 for more information.

Wednesday, June 11: Learn about sours and sample 10 of them during Stubby U. (aka: beer school) at Stubby’s (2060 N. Humboldt Ave.) starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 but call 414-763-6324 to ensure it’s not sold out before you go.

Wednesday, June 11: Wheat beers are the highlight at the latest Bierklasse. This one takes place at Cafe Centraal (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) and starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. Buy them here.

Thursday, June 12: Tyranena Brewing is the guest at Beer Club from 6 to 7 p.m. at Whole Foods (2305 N. Prospect Ave.). Cost is just $5. Call 414-223-1500 to reserve a spot.

Thursday, June 12: The New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour comes to Veterans Park at 7:30 p.m. Check out fan-made short films and sample a wide range of New Belgium brews. The screenings start at dark. Click here.

Friday, June 13: Try Sam Adams samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 5 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 14: Sam Adams brings samples to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow Ave.) from 1 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 14: The theme of Three Cellars’ (7133 S. 76th St.) weekly sampling is “Beers for Dad” from 1 to 4 p.m.

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