Saturday's Firkin Fest wraps up a big week for beer lovers, a week that starts with an outstanding beer dinner with Third Space Brewing.
Tuesday, July 17
Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) hosts a beer dinner with Shully’s Cuisine and Events that starts at 6 p.m. Five courses are paired with outstanding Third Space brews. Tickets are $60. Check out the tasty-looking menu.
Wednesday, July 18
Madison favorite Karben4 Brewing takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.
Summer is a good time for the Milwaukee Beer Society to sample fruit beers. They’re doing so at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10.
Sprecher’s Traveling Beer Garden (Roll Out the Barrel Tour) sets up shop at Doctors Park (1870 E. Fox Ln.) until Aug. 5. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 19
Raised Grain Brewing’s pop-up beer garden comes to the beach area of Minooka Park (1927 E. Sunset Dr.) for the weekend. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
The Beer Garden 5K Series heads to Minooka Park (see above) for a trail run at 7 p.m. The cost is $35.
Friday, July 20
Capital Brewing takes over the taps at Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Third Space takes over the taps at the Depot Beer Garden (corner of Pilgrim Rd. and County Line Rd. Q) from 4 to 9 p.m. They taps flow again from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Gathering Place Brewing hosts a movie night at The Goat Palace (3740 N. Fratney Ave.), just behind the brewery. This week’s movie is Bridesmaids and the show starts around 8:45 p.m.
Try samples from Bell’s Brewing from 4 to 6 p.m. at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).
Try samples of Croatian beers and beers from Epic Brewing from 3 to 6 p.m. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.)
Saturday, July 21
Firkin Fest hits Cathedral Square Park (520 E. Wells St.) from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Lots of locals are among the roughly 50 breweries participating. Tickets start at $50.
Discount Liquor Milwaukee hands out samples from Dogfish Head from noon to 3 p.m. and Kona Brewing from 3 to 5 p.m.
Kona hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 2 p.m.