There's plenty to keep beer fans busy this week, including the monthly beer release at 1840 Brewing Company. Plan ahead and reserve your bottles online on Thursday.
Tuesday, May 8
Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) hosts another Beer Academy from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Learn about the origins of different beer styles. Cost is $15 and includes samples, light appetizers and a whole lot of learning.
Wednesday, May 9
Sierra Nevada takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.
The Milwaukee Beer Society examines Chicago beers at its weekly meeting at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 10
The Behind the Beer Series at Ray’s Growler Gallery has been well received in its early going. See for yourself when John Barley and Eric Hobbs of Solemn Oath pay a visit and field your questions. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the $15 admission gets you a flight of Solemn Oath brews.
The Milwaukee Craft Brewery League hosts another Drink Brew City Tap Takeover. This one is at DOC’s Commerce Smokehouse (754 N. 4th St.) from 6 to 9 p.m. But this isn’t your ordinary takeover. Some local breweries are bringing along some rare brews to sample. Check out the impressive list on the event Facebook page.
At noon, tickets go on sale for the May release at 1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.). Four different brews are planned and you can then pick them up from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Keep an eye on the ticket site for details about the specific beers being planned. I’m guessing they’ll all be very good.
Try the Pabst APA at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.
In a show of crosstown solidarity, Explorium Brewpub is bringing a few of its beers to the Milwaukee Ale House (233 N. Water St.). It’s a good chance to try Explorium’s excellent beers if you’re averse to driving to the south side.
Friday, May 11
Third Space Brewing releases Summer Home Hoppy Blonde Ale (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) just in time for warmer weather.
Try beers from Sierra Nevada and the Pabst APA at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Lakefront hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Three Floyds is taking over a few of the taps at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) and bringing tasty stuff like Zombie Dust and Dreadnaught.
Lakefront brings a few of its newer brews to Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.
Discount Liquor Waukesha has samples from Central Waters from noon to 3 p.m.
Gathering Place Brewing Company (811 E. Vienna Ave.) releases Prenzlauer Berliner Weiss at noon. Expect notes of apple, pear and a little bit of funk. The 3.4% ABV brew is ideal for warming temps.
Sunday, May 13
Yoga in Your Third Space starts at 10:30 a.m. at, well, Third Space. The hour-long class costs $15 and includes a post-yoga beer. Reserve a spot and get there 15 minutes ahead of time with your yoga mat.