It's a busy week of rare brews, tap takeovers and the chance to sign up for the Good Citizens Loyalty Program at Good City Brewing.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Attention good citizens of Milwaukee. Head to Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) to register for the 2018 Good Citizen Loyalty Program at 5:30 p.m. New members can pay $60 for taproom discounts and early entry into releases of Barrel-Aged Series beers.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Hale House (10539 W. Forest Home Ave.) is the first bar in the area to pour 2017 Central Waters Black Gold Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. Be there by 6 p.m. if you want to try some. It won’t last.
The Ghoulish Tap Takeover at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) is a treat. The big brew on tap is Three Floyds Crack the Skye Barrel-Aged Coffee Russian Imperial Stout. You’ll want to try it, and the good news is that $1 of each pint benefits Hope the Day, an organization that deals with suicide prevention. The tasting starts at 5 p.m.
New Glarus Raffle Night at Comet Café (1947 N. Farwell Ave.) means cool prizes and $3 taps of New Glarus from 8 p.m. until close.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) releases its two latest brews from 3 to 10 p.m. I was lucky enough to sample both over the weekend. I recommend Friendly Debate Blonde IPA to fans of juicy IPAs, and Hopfen Dampf Bavarian Farmhouse has a nice balance with a hint of fruit.
I love grilled cheese and beer pairings. Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) offers a tasting of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and Sprecher brews from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) pairs trick or treat candy with beers from Third Space brewing from 6 to 9 p.m. Acres Edge Oatmeal Stout, Mocha Java Porter and Happy Place Pale Ale are the highlighted beers.
Friday, Oct. 27
Try brews from the Big Easy when Abita Brewery visits Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
City Lights Brewing (2210 W. Mt. Vernon Ave.) hosts a Halloween Bash starting at 7 p.m. That means $1 off your first beer and big cash prizes for the best costumes.
Saturday, Oct. 28
1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.) has extremely limited hours, but the cool space is open from noon to 7 p.m. for a Halloween Party Pop-Up. I recommend taking advantage and sampling some of their standout brews.
Tyranena brings samples to Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.