There's plenty on tap for beer lovers this week. But be prepared: Milwaukee Beer Week starts on Saturday.
Tuesday, April 18
Grab a beer and a great burger when Third Space Brewing takes over the taps at A.J. Bombers (1247 N. Water St.) starting at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19
The Fermentorium is taking over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) and bringing some goodies, including something barrel aged. The fun starts at 5 p.m.
Fruited sours are the subject of this week’s meeting of the Milwaukee Beer Society at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Third Space co-owner Andy Gehl leads a tasting at Miller Time Pub and Grill (509 W. Wisconsin Ave.) from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn about the brewery, and sample some of its tasty beers.
Thursday, April 20
ABV Social (11200 W. Burleigh St.) is the place for Central Waters fans. ABV is screening an episode of Wisconsin Foodie about the brewery in Amherst, and they’ll be tapping Central Waters Maple Barrel Stout (available in 5-ounce pours) for the occasion. Get there early.
Friday, April 21
3rd Sign Brewing comes to Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Try samples from Dogfish Head and Tyranena at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 22
Burn off the beer before you drink it at a casual 5K beer run starting at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). The run starts at 11 a.m. Registration starts at $30 and it gets you a free beer and a commemorative pint glass. The run is part of the Brewery Running Series.
Three Cellars celebrates the one-year anniversary of its Menomonee Falls location (N72 W13400 Lund Ln.) in style. The tap list for the celebration, which starts at noon, includes Good City Barrel-Aged Density Stout, Founders KBS, the amazing Central Waters Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter and many more. See the full list.
Beers from the south are the subjects of the weekly tasting at Three Cellars (7228 S. 27th St.) from 1 to 4 p.m.