Beer Events Brewing This Week: Feb. 12-16

Valentine’s Day brings a busy slate of beer-related events. Beer tastings and pairings sure beat the traditional dinner and a movie.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

A one-hour Downdogs and Drafts yoga session comes to The Fermentorium (7481 State Road 60) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes a post-yoga beer.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Short’s Brewing brings its well-made beers from Michigan to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) for a tap takeover at 5 p.m.

It’s a big night for the Milwaukee Beer Society at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.). The group samples barrel-aged brews from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day is much less lame if you head to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.). From 7 to 10 p.m. the bar is pouring eight different brews from Chicago standout Pipeworks. Iron Grate pork cheek skewers provide suitable appetizers.

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) offers flights of chocolate and berry beers. The selection includes Founders Blushing Monk, New Glarus Belgian Red, Southern Tier Samoa This and Stone Xocoveza, which sound tasty any day.

Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) is asking Raised Grain Brewing to be its Valentine and letting the Waukesha brewery take over a few of the taps at 6 p.m.

Renew your vows at Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.). The mass vow renewals are at 12:30 and 6 p.m. and are free.

Pair four grilled cheese sandwiches with four beers at Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost for this goodness is $20.

Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.) releases Berry Nib, an imperial stout made with strawberries, cacao nibs and vanilla. Pair it with tasty treats from Melt Chocolates.

Saturday, Feb. 16

The 21st annual Food & Froth comes to the Milwaukee Public Museum (800 W. Wells St.). From 7 to 10 p.m. you can sample beers from dozens of breweries and sample food from plenty of local establishments. Tickets are $75.

Good City Brewing gives back with a visit to the Next Door Foundation (2545 N. 29th St.) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You’ll spend the time sorting and fixing books for central city kids.

The Brass Tap is turning six of its taps over to The Brewing Projekt at 4 p.m.



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.