Beer fans have plenty to keep them busy with April beer events in Milwaukee.
Tuesday, April 11
Café Hollander (2608 N. Downer Ave.) hosts the Poetry Bier Slam for Bierklasse from 7 to 10 p.m. If you feel like drinking a wide range of beers and listening, buy a $30 ticket . If you feel like reading, submit a beer-related poem by noon on Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 12
The Milwaukee Beer Society examines double IPAs at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Door County Brewing is bringing a few farmhouse brews to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 13
Head to Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) to try a few beers from Indeed Brewing, a new arrival from Minneapolis. Indeed is bringing a few standouts, including the well-regarded Day Tripper Pale Ale.
After Burnhearts, take a trip to nearby Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) to try even more Indeed brews. Apparently, the new brewery in town is making the rounds.
Try samples of Indeed Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.
Sprecher Brewing (701 W. Glendale Ave.) hosts The Big Melt, which pairs delicious grilled cheese sandwiches made by area chefs with Sprecher brews. There are two sessions (5 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.) to choose from and the cost is just $35.
Friday, April 14
Milwaukee Brewing hands out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from 4 to 7 p.m.
3rd Sign Brewing comes to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 15
Discount Liquor Milwaukee has samples from Tyranena Brewing, including Hop Whore IIPA, from noon to 3 p.m.
Milwaukee Brewing comes to Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.
Beers from older breweries 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.
Sprecher Brewery has a release party for its new Belgian Progression Pack at 11 a.m. The pack has four Belgian ales including an Enkel, a Dubbel, a Tripel and a Quad. It’s a clever idea that I’ll be telling you more about later this week.