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8 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Jan. 6-9

Try a few nonalcoholic brews and enjoy some beer-related exercise to get those resolutions off to a good start.

Thursday, Jan. 6

If you’re attempting to put the craft beer aside for the month of “Dry January”, Ray’s Wine & Spirits (8930 W. North Ave.) can help. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. they’ll be exploring non-alcoholic wines, spirits and beer. The cost to register for the learning event is $30.

Friday, Jan. 7

Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) has a barrel-aged beer release perfect for kicking off 2022. Warm Fuzzies is an imperial stout aged in Willett and Henry McKenna bourbon barrels. One variant, Maple Warm Fuzzies, was aged a barrel that held Wisconsin maple syrup. A limited amount of cans are available and both will be on tap at 3 p.m.

This week’s beer release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is Plumpy Fruited Sour made with cranberries and plums. Presale for bottles starts at 9 a.m. but if you want to try some on tap, it’ll be available Wednesday starting at 4 p.m.

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) has a pair of beer releases set for when it opens at 2 p.m. The seasonal Juice Fix IPA, which registers a sessionable 4% ABV, makes a return and the taproom-only Peanut Butter Nitro Milk Stout hits the tap lines. Third Space Club members get a free 10-ounce pour of the stout, and every other beer release in 2022, if they show up on release day. That’s reason enough to be a member.

Saturday, Jan. 8

The Milwaukee Record is taking Dry January seriously and hosting N/A Day: A Dry January Beverage Festival at The Cooperage (822 S. Water St.) from noon to 4 p.m. For just $20 you can sample nonalcoholic beer, drinks, wine and more.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Did you make a resolution to do more brewery yoga in 2022? You’re in luck. Third Space is hosting an hour-long yoga session that starts at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $20 and includes a beer when you’re done.

Jigs and Swigs brings an Irish dance workout to Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) at 11 a.m. Registration for the hour-long workout costs just $15.

There’s nothing on the line when the Packers take on the Lions on Sunday, and that makes the Pack Party at Milwaukee Brewing Company (1128 N. 9th St.) even more relevant. The open house means you can try a few samples from the host while sneaking glances at Jordan Love’s stats. The party runs from 11:30 to 3 p.m.




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.