10 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Feb. 16-21

Fat Tuesday kicks off a week that includes beer releases and a couple of chances to enjoy craft beer outdoors.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Fat Tuesday at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) means beer and beignet flights, gumbo and jambalaya, king cake, and a few beers from Abita on tap.

Shully’s Cuisine teams up with Third Space Brewing for a three-course Fat Tuesday virtual beer dinner. Pick up your dinner on Tuesday from either Shully’s (146 Green Bay Rd., Thiensville) or Third Space (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). The cost is $55. See details online.

It’s not an event per se, but MobCraft Beer has rolled out an expanded kitchen menu, augmenting the existing pizza, charcuterie and pretzel offerings with more appetizers (stuffed pork medallions!) as well as sandwiches (Italian!) and soup and salads. There’s also more pizza offerings, as well as a gluten-free crust option. MobCraft’s eats are available seven days a week for takeout or dine-in, and you can order online here. 

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Wednesday, Feb. 17

Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a beer dinner featuring Masazul Co. Mad Mexican Food from 5 to 8 p.m. The three-course dinner costs $50 and includes four different beers.

Friday, Feb. 19

1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing Mother Plum, an oak barrel-aged saison made with plums and peaches. Presale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup is 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.) releases It Just Does Weird Things, a double dry-hopped IPA, at noon. Preorder begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Winter be damned. Raised Grain Brewing (1725 Dolphin Dr.) is lighting up a few fire pits on their patio for Craft S’mores and Pours from noon to 6 p.m. Buy a s’mores kit from Raised Grain and a pour of Barrel-Aged Stout.

Two beers are being released at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) at 2 p.m. Tropidelico New American IPA and Kuraokama Saison made with sansho peppercorns are both available in cans. The Braise food truck will be there from 4 to 7 p.m.

Component Brewing is pouring beer at the Winter Beer Garden in Park Arthur (S63 W17833 College Ave, Muskego) from noon to 6 p.m. There will be sledding, ice skating, food, music and fires to keep you warm.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Nomad World Pub (1401 E. Brady St.) is hosting a bonfire and s’mores party from 3 to 6 p.m. The guest of honor is Lakefront Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Cacao Imperial Stout.

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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.