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.

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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.