This week includes one of the best block parties of the year. The fact that Mitten Fest at Burnhearts happens in February doesn't deter crowds from heading outside for fun and frivolity.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Raised Grain Brewing is getting swanky with a beer dinner at I.d. (415 Genessee St., Delafield). Expect an amazing menu paired with equally amazing Raised Grain brews. The tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are just $60.

ABV Social (11200 W. Burleigh St.) hosts a Central Waters barrel-aged beer tasting at 6 p.m. You get to try four small pours of barrel-aged beers for just $20. Reserve a spot at

Get crafty at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) with Crafts and Drafts. Learn how to build a terrarium and drink Dogfish Head brews while you’re at it. You can participate for just $10. Get there at 7 p.m. to start crafting.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

The Stilt House (W62 N630 Washington Ave., Cedarburg) hosts a beer dinner with Karben4 Brewing. For $45 you can try three courses and sample four beers from the Madison brewery. Call 262-618-4889 to reserve a spot.

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

It’s homebrew night for the Milwaukee Beer Society. Join the group at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. to sample some. If you’re bringing your own, be sure to bring enough for the group.

Friday, Feb. 2

EsterEv inside DanDan (360 E. Erie St.) is hosting a pair of Bell’s Brewing beer dinners over the weekend that you won’t want to miss. For $120 you get an amazing 10-course meal paired with limited brews by Bell’s. Reservations can be made by calling 414-488-8036. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Try beers from Bofferding and Goose Island at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Tyranena (3 to 6 p.m.) and Abita (4 to 7 p.m.) are handing out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).

Saturday, Feb. 3

It’s hard to find a better outdoor winter block party than Mitten Fest at Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.). As always, they’ll be pouring some extremely rare Central Waters brews, including the 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout if you haven’t tried it yet. Gems like Founders CBS and KBS will also be available. Bring non-perishable food items and clothing donations, and bundle up for a great outdoor event.

Try samples from Sam Adams (noon to 2 p.m.) and Untitled Art (3 to 5 p.m.) at Discount Liquor Milwaukee.