On Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2-6 p.m., Sugar Maple (441 E.
Lincoln Ave.) is hosting a fundraiser worth attending. The event for Brad
Crayne – a long time beer sales guy, beer advocate and Certified Cicerone who
is battling cancer – is done in suitable craft beer style. All of the proceeds
from Crayne-a-palooza, which will include a silent auction and raffle items
that include some rare brews, go help the Crayne family during their difficult
time. And more than few special beers will hit the tap lines. Among the
standouts are the incredible rare Founders Bolt Cutter and Central Waters 15th
Anniversary. You don’t have to be a friend of Crayne to attend, the craft beer
community is good about supporting its own.
Learn the Beer Basics
Three Cellars (7133 S. 76th St.) is doing its part to educate people about beer. On Tuesday, Feb. 5 Three Cellars is hosting “Working the Core” a beer “training” session designed to inform attendees about beer styles, the differences in regional beers, and a whole lot more. A night studying beer? Sure beats studying physics or math. The cost is $15. Call 414-235-3336 to register or for more information.
The Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) has its official launch party on Saturday, Feb. 2. The spot, with one of the best selections of Wisconsin beers in town starts the festivities with a cheese carving contest at 6 p.m., and then taps a free barrel at 7 p.m. Sample each Lakefront Brewery tap for just $3.
Barley Pop of the Week
Green Flash Brewing recently made its way into Wisconsin, and we should all be glad they did. The folks from San Diego do good work. Le Freak Ale is a nice introduction to our new friends from Green Flash. It’s a Belgian IPA, that combines the flavors of both pretty well. A citrusy hop flavor mixes well with a dry fruity sweetness. But be warned, this bad boy has a 9.2 percent ABV. Give Green Flash a try, if you start with Le Freak, I’m guessing you’ll be happy you did.
Friday, Feb. 1: Pair samples of Sheboygan’s 3 Sheeps Brewing with four cheeses at the Uber Tap Room at 7 p.m. Cost is just $10. Register here.
Friday, Feb. 1: Sample Shiner Bock and their new FM966 Farmhouse Ale from 4-7 p.m. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.)