Beer Events Brewing This Week: May 1-6

It’s a busy week, with plenty of chances to sample good beer and even a cheese pairing. Burnhearts is pouring some pretty amazing stouts on Thursday, which is a fine way to send winter packing.

Tuesday, May 1

Beer School at Comet Café (1947 N. Farwell Ave.) features 10 beers representing 10 different styles. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Bring some vinyl to Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. and enjoy your musical stylings with some rare brews from Dogfish Head. The lineup is pretty good and includes 120 Minute IPA and Wood Aged Bitches Brew.

Wednesday, May 2

St. Francis Brewery (3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) taps its maibock. Try the malty 6.4% ABV brew at 7:30 p.m.

Three Floyds brings its hoppy deliciousness to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) for a tap takeover at 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Beer Society samples sour, wild and funky brews at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, May 3

Try each of the delicious Prairie Bomb! Deconstructed variants at Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) at 3 p.m. The outstanding imperial stouts from Prairie Artisan Ales include variants of vanilla, coffee, chili and chocolate.

Pair beers from Good City with Wisconsin cheeses at Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes four beers and four cheese samples.

Friday, May 4

It’s a Trap(pist) Bierklasse examines a variety of beers crafted by Trappist monks at Café Hollander (7677 W. State St.). The tasting starts at 7 p.m. and costs $35.

Saturday, May 5

Try samples from Central Waters at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from noon to 3 p.m.

Sierra Nevada hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 6

Head to Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) for 50 minutes of Barre Code. After the workout, enjoy a reward pint courtesy of Third Space. Cost is $15. Get your ticket in advance and be sure to bring a yoga mat.



Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 20 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for a few years more.