8 Beer Events Brewing In Milwaukee This Week: Dec. 1-5

Has everyone recovered from the craft beer bonanza that is Black Friday? Ease back into a more a normal events calendar this week.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Epic Brewing is bringing a few delicious Big Bad Baptist barrel-aged stout variants to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 4 p.m.

Third Space Brewing is taking on all challengers at WhirlyBall (185 S. Moorland Rd.) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Try a few Third Space beers and beat the brewery’s crew to win swag.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Learn calligraphy just in time to impress your friends with well-crafted Christmas cards. Broken Bat Brewing Co. (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) is hosting a night of calligraphy learning that starts at 6:15 p.m. The $65 fee includes a calligraphy kit and 1.5 hours of expert instruction.

Friday, Dec. 3

The weekly release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is The Dunedin Sound, a lager made with New Zealand hops. Presale begins at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4

The Wonderworker Winter Biere de Garde is being released at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna St.) and it’ll be an event. Four versions will be available on tap, including the wine barrel-aged 2019 and 2020 vintages, 2020 Wonderworker and 2021 Wonderworker. This year’s version and the 2020 barrel-aged version will be available in four-packs to go. The Graze Outdoors food truck will be there from 4 to 8 p.m.

The Coconut, one of the variants of Third Space Brewing’s German Chocolate Cake series, wasn’t quite ready for a Black Friday release. Good news, it’s ready now. It’ll be available on tap and in cans at Third Space (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) on Saturday.

Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) is releasing City Sproose IIPA at 10 a.m. It is made with spruce tips from this year’s City of Milwaukee Christmas tree. Proceeds support the Milwaukee Urban Forestry Fund.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Get crafty by building a macrame hanger, and drink a pint while you do it. Third Space Brewing is hosing a Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. For $50 you can learn, create and drink.

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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.