This week brings a patriotic release, some beertastic educational opportunities and a lot of tastings.
Wednesday, June 27
Summit Brewing takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m.
The weekly meeting for the Milwaukee Beer Society at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) is an interesting one. Certified beer judge Sig Copple explains the proper way to taste an evaluate beer so that you can sound like an expert. The learning starts at 8 p.m. and costs $15.
Friday, June 29
Sprecher Brewery takes over the taps at Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sample a few standouts from Third Space Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 30
Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) has developed an outstanding barrel-aging program. For the Red, White and Blue limited release, fruited kettle sours are the highlight. There are three to choose from. Red has been aged in pinot noir, sherry and tawny port barrels with cherries and raspberries. White was aged in chardonnay and sauternes barrels with apricots and peaches. Blue has been aged in brandy, pinot noir and port/bourbon barrels with blueberries and blackberries. The doors open at 11 a.m. and a set of bottles costs $60 ($20 per bottle). The new brews will also be available on tap.
Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.) releases its Galaxy New England IPA in cans when the doors open at 11 a.m. It’s a safe bet that it’ll be really good.
MobCraft is pouring its brews at the Depot Beer Garden (corner of Pilgrim Rd. and County Line Rd. Q) from 2 to 9 p.m.
City Lights Brewing is handing out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from noon to 3 p.m.