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Beer gardens are hopping at this time of year, and a busy week for craft beer fans also includes a grilled cheese pairing, new beer releases, beer runs and more.

Tuesday, July 10

Try Hazy Pale Ale, a collaboration between The Brewing Projekt and New Belgium at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) at 5 p.m. The taps will be flowing with plenty of beers from each brewery.


Wednesday, July 11

Josh, a member of the Milwaukee Beer Society, hosts a tasting of some of his favorites at the group’s weekly meeting at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10.

Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) hosts a grilled cheese and beer pairing with Good City Brewing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Try four grilled cheese sandwiches paired with four beers from Good City. Tickets are $20.

Sprecher’s traveling beer garden, the Pass Me a Pint Tour, heads to Jackson Park (3500 W. Forest Home Ave.) for an 11-day run. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.

Learn how to brew session beers for your summer enjoyment at Northern Brewer (1306 S. 108th St.) from 5 to 6 p.m.

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


Thursday, July 12

Warpigs takes over the taps at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) at 6 p.m., and the two creators of the brewery, Mikkeller and 3 Floyds, are also bringing some barrels.

Raised Grain’s pop-up beer garden heads to the beach house at Muskego Park (S83 W20370 Janesville Rd.) until Saturday. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Head to Explorium Brewpub (5300 S. 76th St.) for the weekly Thursday run club. Run three miles or so on a predetermined route and come back to pub for a beer or two after. Get there at 6 p.m. to find out the route; the run starts at 6:30 p.m.

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Grant Park (100 Hawthorne Ave.) hosts a Beer Garden 5K at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for adults. There’s also a free 1K run for kids.


Friday, July 13

Food trucks and breweries are a fine pairing. The first Riverwest Food Truck Rally will do just that. The event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Goat Palace (3740 N. Fratney), which is directly behind Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.). Eight food trucks will be there, as well as Gathering Place, Black Husky Brewing, Company Brewing and Lakefront Brewery.

Ale Asylum takes over the taps at Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Try samples from Third Space at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.


Saturday, July 14

Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.) releases Booze for Breakfast, an imperial stout made with bourbon barrel-aged coffee beans, Vermont maple syrup and Madagascar vanilla. A limited amount of 22-ounce bottles will be available starting at 11 a.m. The fellas at Eagle Park are also barrel aging some of this, and that makes me happy.

The monthly beer release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is IPAide, a New England IPA with lemon. The taproom is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Keep an eye on Instagram and Twitter for ticket details.

Third Space takes over a few of the taps at The Brass Tap starting at 5 p.m. Mystic Knot Barrel-Aged Irish Coffee Stout is just one of the highlights. They’ll also be pouring bottles of the Red, White and Blue kettle sour series.

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Lace up your running shoes and head to Draft & Vessel at noon. The Mikkeller Running Club has two running routes to choose from. Pick the distance that fits your skill level, run, and when you’re done, reward yourself with a beer.

Another chance to run happens at Raised Grain Brewing (2244 W. Bluemound Rd.). The Brewery Running Series has a 5K run slated for 11 a.m. that begins and ends at the brewery. The cost is $30 and you need to sign up in advance.

Dogfish Head hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.


Sunday, July 15

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) hosts Yoga in Your Third Space from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For $15 you get a workout and a free beer. Be sure to bring a yoga mat.

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