Beer Events Brewing This Week: Dec. 11-16

Good City Brewing has a big day planned for Saturday. Make sure that Density Day is accounted for on your calendar.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Comet Cafe (1947 N. Farwell Ave.) hosts a five-course holiday beer dinner. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Get a ticket for just $60.

Down Dogs and Drafts yoga comes to The Fermentorium (7481 State Rd. 60) from 6:30 to 7:30. The cost of $15 gets you a yoga session and tokens for beer. Bring a mat and get there a few minutes early.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

A Spotted Cow Christmas Story comes to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.). At 7 p.m., the classic holiday film will be shown. Watch Ralphie’s quest for a Red Ryder bb gun while sipping on $5 Spotted Cow pints. For every New Glarus beer you purchase you get a raffle ticket. One of the prizes? A Red Ryder, of course.

One Barrel Brewing takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Crafty Cow (2675 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) and Hot Head Fried Chicken are hosting a 12 Beers of Christmas beer dinner with Third Space. There are four courses, and you get to choose one of two or three Third Space beers to pair with each. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $55.

The Rustic Pint comes to Third Space (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For $39 you get to show your artistic side and paint on reclaimed wood. You can also have a beer or two.

Component Brewing (2018 S. 1st St.) is tapping its batch of Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA at 4 p.m. All of the proceeds benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund.

Lakefront Brewery is tapping some good brews, and a few rare ones, at Whole Foods Wauwatosa (11100 W. Burleigh St.) from 5 to 8 p.m. A glass of the 2016 Brandy Barrel-Aged Winter Spiced Lager seems ideal for winter.

Untitled Art and Crooked Stave are both handing out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14

Head to either Discount Liquor location (5031 W. Oklahoma or 919 N. Barstow St.) at 3 p.m. (or maybe a little earlier) for a very limited Third Space bottle release. Ice Bear Baltic Porter was aged in a Discount Liquor Private Select Maker’s Mark barrel, and this special brew is only available at Discount Liquor.

Sample beers from Alaskan Brewing and Founders from 3 to 6 p.m. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee.

Saturday, Dec. 15

It’s hard to believe that this year marks the third Density Day for Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.). The brewery is releasing bottles of the excellent barrel-aged stout at 10 a.m. Good City is also offering a Reserve Edition that’s aged in Weller bourbon barrels with chocolate and coffee. And, besides this year’s vintage, Good City is also tapping a keg of 2017 Density at 11 a.m. Sounds pretty awesome to me.

After picking up your Density, head to MobCraft (505 S. 5th St.) for Stout Fest at noon. Twenty-four tap lines will be pouring stouts, everything ranging from barrel-aged behemoths to sweet pastry stouts. The event includes a Moo-Waukee White Chocolate Milk Stout release. Bring a gently used children’s coat and three non-perishable food items and you’ll be rewarded with a free bomber of Midnitro Dragon’s Dream Oatmeal Stout.

Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom (1037 W. Juneau Ave.) has 150 holiday steins available from noon until they are gone. The steins are $30 each. Register on the event website.

Alaskan Brewing and Central Waters are bringing samples to Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.

Fermentorium hands out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m. From 2 to 4 p.m. you can sample Guinness brews and get an engraved glass with a purchase.

Sunday, Dec. 16

It’s nice to see events for the entire family. The Holiday Soiree at Ray’s Growler Gallery features holiday-themed beer and boozy slushies for the adults and hot chocolate for the kids. Both can participate in a gingerbread house build-a-thon. Stop by from 1 to 4 p.m. and be festive.

Yoga returns to Third Space from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your own mat and get there a little early to set up. Tickets are required but cost just $15 (and include a beer).



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.