Valentine's Day is a big day for beer events, so plan date night around one. The week wraps up with the 20th annual Food & Froth at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
The Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water St.) hosts a chili and beer tasting. For $15 you can sample eight chilis and pair them with eight craft beers. The fun starts at 6 p.m.
Oskar Blues makes a visit to Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) and the Colorado brewery is bringing the inky black goodness of Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy Imperial Stout. Pull up a bar stool at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) presents the Lambic is for Lovers tap takeover for Valentine’s Day. Expect lambics, fruit beers, chocolate beers and whatever else those clever dudes at Ray’s can think up. Get there at 5 p.m. to start tasting.
Lakefront Brewery pours its beers at Farley + Barley at the Avalon Theater (2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.). Watch a screening of Tommy Boy—a comedy classic—while drinking beers renamed for the event including Fat Guy in a Little Coat IIPA and Van Down by the River Amber Lager. The movie starts at 7 p.m.
Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) hosts the perfect Behind the Brew for Valentine’s Day. Starting at 6 p.m., Explorium Brewpub owner Mike Doble will be pouring four decadent stouts and porters. Cost is $15 in advance or $17 at the door.
Friday, Feb. 16
It’s a good afternoon to be at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.). They’re pouring samples from Bell’s and Toppling Goliath from 3 to 6 p.m.
Bofferding hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17
The Milwaukee Public Museum (800 W. Wells St.) has been putting on Food & Froth well before most people knew what craft beer was. The 20th annual version takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. and features a pretty impressive list of breweries. And, oh yeah, there will be good food there too.
Sample brews from Sprecher while shopping at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.
Beer and Yoga comes to Big Head Brewing (6204 W. State St.) at 11:30 a.m. For just $15 you get a beer and an hour-long yoga session.