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Beer Events Brewing This Week: April 3-8

Sample beers from Boulevard Brewing or head to Sheboygan to try some limited brews from 3 Sheeps Brewing. There are plenty of beer events on tap near Milwaukee this week.

Monday, April 3

Another baseball season, another Opening Day. If you’re headed to Miller Park, check out the Local Brews bar on the Loge Level.


Friday, April 7

ABV Social (11200 W. Burleigh St.) gives over the taps to Boulevard Brewing Company and has 10 featured beers planned for the takeover, including the acclaimed Saison Brett 2016.


Tuesday, April 4

Bavette La Boucherie (330 E. Menomonee St.) welcomes Boulevard Brewing to Milwaukee with a five-course beer dinner. One menu highlight: chili charred octopus with kimchi cake, tamarind coconut cream, pineapple and radish paired with Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale. Cost is $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 414-273-3375.

Boulevard comes to Romans’ Pub (3475 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) and Mike Romans has some rarities ready to tap, of course. The delicious barrel-aged blend Collaboration No. 6 (a great collab with Firestone Walker) and Rye on Rye on Rye, a rye ale aged in first-use rye whiskey barrels.


Wednesday, April 5

Boulevard Brewing takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. They’ll have The Calling IPA on tap. I suggest you try it if you haven’t already.

The Milwaukee Beer Society hosts homebrew night at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Homebrewers are asked to bring at least a four-pack for tasting. Non-homebrewers are asked to just enjoy themselves while tasting good beer.


Thursday, April 6

The women from Barley’s Angels head to Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) at 6 p.m. for their monthly meeting. The $20 cost includes a tour, four samples and one full beer.

Door County Brewing is bringing some special brews to the taps at Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.


Saturday, April 8

Ray’s Growler Gallery hosts the mini tap takeover of Lake Louie Brewing at 6 p.m. Try a few brews from owner Tom Porter, one of the true characters of the Wisconsin brewing scene.

If you feel like a short drive (and have a designated driver) head to the 3 Sheeps Brewing taproom (1837 North Ave., Sheboygan) for the brewery’s five-year anniversary party starting at 11 a.m. The trip will be worth it if you manage to snag the two limited bottle releases: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Pair Time Off Imperial Stout made with toasted coconut, walnuts and cocoa nibs; or Bourbon Barrel-Aged Uber Joe Imperial Stout made with coffee, cocoa nibs and vanilla. Reserve tickets for the two brews already sold out, but there still may be bottles available for attendees.

Michigan beers are the subject of the weekly free tasting at both Three Cellars locations (7228 S. 27th St. and N72 W13400 Lund Lane, Menomonee Falls) from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 15 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for close to 25.