The first week of the new year isn't a very busy one when it comes to beer events. But it's a short break. Things pick up again next week.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) begins Name That Beer (formerly known as Untappd Tuesdays) at 8 p.m. Sample five beers and take three guesses at what they are. You get points when you’re right.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

The Milwaukee Beer Society takes a trip to Westallion Brewing Company (1825 S. 72nd St.) for its weekly meeting. At 6 p.m. talk to the brewery’s owner Erik Dorfner and sample a few of his beers.

Thursday, Jan. 4

Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) hosts Behind the Brew with Jim Klisch from Lakefront Brewery. Hear from him and sip on four small hoppy pours from the brewery. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Sunday, Jan. 7

Lakefront’s My Turn: Kristin Smoked Maple Weizenbock has its release party at Malone’s on Brady (1329 E. Brady St.) at 6 p.m.



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