The release of Third Space Brewing's barrel-aged Mystic Knot Irish-Style Coffee Stout should draw a crowd on Saturday and is the highlight of a very busy beer week.
Monday, March 4
Rumpus Room (1030 N. Water St.) hosts a Mardi Gras beer dinner featuring Abita Brewing. The four-course dinner costs $65.
Tuesday, March 5
Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) teams up with Shully’s Cuisine and Events to host a Fat Tuesday beer dinner at the brewery from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $60 to sample some tasty Cajun fare.
Make the trip to Delafield for beer dinner at the swanky I.d. (415 Genesee St.). The five-course menu is paired with brews from Melms Brewing. Cost is just $55.
Fat Tuesday festivities come to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) at 5 p.m., and that means Abita brews and lots of New Orleans inspired food. Try a flight of four beers with four beignets for $20.
Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.) is releasing a beignet stout made with Café Du Monde chicory coffee. The menu is Cajun inspired too, but start with the stout.
The Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) hosts Krewe Du Voodoo at 6 p.m. and pours some New Belgium standouts including Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA.
Wednesday, March 6
The Milwaukee Beer Society hosts a homebrew night at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Try a wide range of beers crafted by society members.
St. Francis Brewery (3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) taps a doppelbock at 6:30 p.m. The brew is the first collaboration out of 10 that the brewery is doing to mark its 10th anniversary. The partner this time is Port Washington’s Inventors Brewpub.
Palomino (2491 S. Superior St.) hosts Beer School, and the topic is hops. Join the discussion for $20, learn a few things and sample 10 small pours.
Thursday, March 7
Head to North 48 (W62 N599 Washington Ave., Cedarburg) for a battle of the breweries. Blind taste four taps from both The Fermentorium and Ale Asylum and pick your favorites.
Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) hosts another beer and grilled cheese pairing at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to see how four beers taste with four grilled cheese sandwiches.
Friday, March 8
1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing a couple of gems this weekend, starting from 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday. Caramel Rainbow is a milk stout made with caramel and flaked salt. Zia Imperial IPA is made with El Dorado and Sabra hops.
Head to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) to try samples from Raised Grain (3 to 6 p.m.) and Bofferding (4 to 7 p.m.).
Saturday, March 9
Third Space Brewing releases its best barrel-aged brew at 11 a.m. Expect there to be a line for bottles of Mystic Knot Irish-Style Coffee Stout. The variant, Mystic Affogato — made with vanilla, cacao nibs, coffee and lactose — sounds pretty amazing too. Both will be on tap at the brewery.
Ummm, you’ll want to be at The Brass Tap for this one. Starting at 4 p.m., the place gives up a few of its taps to both Eagle Park and Untitled Art. Some great beer will be available, including a double dry hopped IPA collab from both breweries.
Good City Brewing is looking for volunteers to help out at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission (830 N. 19th St.) from 9 to 11 a.m. Do something good for the community on a Saturday. The good folks at Good City will reward you with a complimentary beer after your volunteering is over.
Try samples from 3 Sheeps at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 10
Lakefront is pouring its brews at the 17th Annual Rockabillly Chili Fundraiser at the MSOE Kern Center (1245 N. Broadway) starting at 11 a.m. More importantly, the brewery is the reigning champ in the Best Heat category.