Beer Events Brewing This Week: March 27-April 1

An opportunity to try some Mystic Knot, and learn to make your own pretzels.

Tuesday, March 27

O’so is bringing some sours and a few other big beers to Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28

Water Street Brewery heads to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) to take over the taps. Cheers to Ray’s for hosting them, and cheers to Water Street for being Milwaukee’s first brewpub.

The Milwaukee Beer Society samples bocks at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is just $10 (plus a $10 membership fee).

Thursday, March 29

The Behind the Brew series at Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) discusses lagers with the help of Good City Brewing. Learn about the style and taste a few. Cost is $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Third Space is paying a visit to Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) and they’re bringing some goodies including the highly acclaimed Mystic Knot Barrel-Aged Irish Coffee Stout. The deliciousness starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 31

It’s not often that you get a chance to learn how to make pretzels. Brew City MKE gives you that opportunity from 1 to 3 p.m. See how Milwaukee Pretzel Company makes its delicious soft pretzels. The $20 tickets price ($25 at the door) includes four Milwaukee craft beers.

The learning continues at Northern Brewer (1306 S. 108th St.) starting at 10 a.m. The store is building a new keezer (aka: kegerator) and will show you how. It’s a perfect opportunity for anyone looking to turn their basement into a taproom. And it’s free.

Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) hands out samples from Oskar Blues (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Summit Brewing (noon to 3 p.m.).

Sunday, April 1

Celebrate Easter Sunday at  Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) by sampling saisons from The Explorium, Fementorium, Gathering Place and Raised Grain from 2 to 5 p.m.



Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 15 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for close to 25.