This week you can pair tamales, yoga or flannel with your beer.
Monday, Feb. 25
It’s Magical Monday at City Lights Brewing (2200 W. Mt. Vernon Ave.), which means that 75 percent of beer sales are given to a good cause. This week, the donation goes to the Menomonee Valley Partners.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
The Brewing Projekt takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. Try some hazy brews made in Eau Claire.
The Milwaukee Beer Society puts the spotlight on Indeed Brewing Company at its weekly meeting at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.). From 6 to 8:30 p.m. the group will sample Indeed brews and learn about the brewery that’s opening up a location in Milwaukee later in 2019. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Tess (2499 N. Bartlett Ave.) hosts the first of two Abita Brewing beer dinners, pairing five Abita brews with five courses. Reception is at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $59. Call 414-964-8377 to make a reservation.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) is onto something with its beer and tamale pairing. For $20 ($25 at the door) you can try four beers paired with four tamales from Hot Tamale 414. The fun runs from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is tapping a few Lagunitas gems at 5 p.m.
The second of two Abita Brewing beer dinners happens at Tess. See details above.
Friday, March 1
Head to Black Husky Brewing wearing a flannel shirt, and you get $4 pints from 3 to 5:55 p.m. Your first pint is free if that flannel has a Black Husky logo on it.
Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar (2060 N. Humboldt Ave.) hosts Fat Friday. The festivities include live music, a bayou-inspired menu and plenty of beer from Abita Brewing. At 9 p.m., one lucky reveler wins free Abita beer for a year.
Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) hosts Friday Night Flights each week. For $10 you can sample a specially curated and themed flight of beers. For an extra $2 you can tour the museum. The flight and theme are announced on Friday morning.
This weekend, 1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.) is pouring 2448 IPA, a juicy collaboration with 608 Brewing in La Crosse. It’s a draft-only release that you can try when 1840 is open (3 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday).
Try samples from 3 Sheeps Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 2
Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) hosts a bottle release for The Wordsmith Wheat Wine Ale starting at noon. Expect the potent 10.5% ABV brew to balance bready sweetness with bitterness and fruity hop flavors. I’m guessing it’s delicious.
Lakefront Brewery co-founder Jim Klisch will be at Total Wine Greenfield (8700 W. Sura Ln.) sharing his knowledge. He’ll host three half-hour sessions (at 3, 3:40 and 4:20 p.m.) that will include beer samplings, cheese pairings and other educational fun.
The 6th Annual Bikes and Brews comes to Wisconsin Harley-Davidson (1280 Blue Ribbon Dr., Oconomowoc) from 5 to 9 p.m. Sample more than 200 beers and ciders, eat a brat, and listen to live music. Tickets are $45 and proceeds benefit the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
Discount Liquor Milwaukee hands out samples from the Bavarian Bierhaus from noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 3
Yoga in Your Third Space comes to Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $14 and includes a beer ticket. Bring your own mat.
Can’t make it to Third Space for yoga? Head to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) at 11 a.m. for its yoga session. Save a space for just $20 (25% of the proceeds go to a Milwaukee nonprofit).