6 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee: March 31-April 3

The week is relatively slow for craft beer events, but next week is already shaping up to be a big one. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 31

Head to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) for Trouble Maker’s Cocina Mad Mexican Food beer dinner at 6 p.m (doors open at 5 p.m.). The $50 ticket gets you three courses and four beers.

Thursday, April 1

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is tapping a few special brews for opening day. Get there at 1 p.m. to root on the Brewers and sip on rarities like Maplewood Pan Cakes, a golden ale made with maple, vanilla and lactose.



Friday, April 2

Blueberry Rain Fruited Breakfast Sour is the weekly release at 1840 Brewing Company. It is available for preorder from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Pickup is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Try samples from Milwaukee Brewing Company at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 3

The perfectly named Cautiously Optimistic IPA is being released at Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.). The New England IPA features a cornucopia of hops that includes Centennial, Mosaic, Citra, Strata and Michigan Chinook.  It is also made with a new yeast strain. All of this makes it worth trying. Preorder starts on Wednesday.

Dead Bird Brewing (1726 N. 5th St.) and Pilcrow Coffee have a pop-up planned. Preorder by Friday at noon, and on Saturday swing by the Dead Bird parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can snag some Glazed and Brewed Coffee Donut Stout, made with Pilcrow Coffee. If coffee is your thing, Pilcrow is offering Eggstra Special chocolate malt cold brew.



Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 20 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for a few years more.