Food and Froth and Midwinter Brewfest have been happening in Milwaukee for more than two decades. Two of the city's longest-running beer events happen this weekend. Oh yeah, it's also the week of Valentine's Day.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Stickman Painting Studio comes to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) for a glass stein painting class at 7p.m. For $20 you can show off your artistic side. Pre-registration is required.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
The Milwaukee Beer Society examines barrel-aged beers this week at Best Place (917 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Bell’s Brewery is taking over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. Enjoy a few pours from one of the best breweries in the U.S.
Two outstanding breweries, Eagle Park Brewing and Drekker Brewing, are teaming up to take over some of the taps at The Brass Tap at 5 p.m.
If you miss the beer and chocolate pairing at The Fermentorium in Cedarburg, the brewery is hosting one at its Fermentorium Barrel House (6933 W. North Ave.) at 6 p.m. Be sure to get your $25 tickets early, because it will likely sell out.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Urban Harvest Brewing (1024 S. 5th St.) hosts Galentines Day at 6 p.m. For $35, women get a yoga session, a drink, dinner and dessert.
Friday, Feb. 14
Love (of beer) is in the air at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). The brewery is filling its cooler with vintage barrel-aged beers, which will come in handy if you need courage to propose on Valentine’s Day. If you do pop the question in the Third Space taproom on the special day (and your partner presumably says “yes”) you get a free wedding-related event in the Third Space event space, complete with $100 beer tab.
Beers and Wedding Bells is a delightfully irreverent take on Valentine’s Day by, who else, Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.). Four different wedding packages give craft beer fans the opportunity to tie the knot at Black Husky. Dogs are allowed and pet weddings aren’t out of the question. Sound crazy? Yup. Read the details on the events page.
Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) hosts a similar wedding and vows renewal (sans the dogs) starting at 11 a.m. Find out more on Facebook.
The monthly can release at Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) is Berried in Chocolate, an imperial strawberry ale brewed with cocoa, lactose and rose water. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and available after 3 p.m. Sahale is also pairing four of its beers with four chocolates for $16.
Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) has a Valentine’s Day dinner planned for 6:30 p.m. The four-course dinner is paired with either craft beer of wine provided by Waterford Wine & Spirits. Cost is $92.
As part of its Valentine’s Day festivities, The Brass Tap is featuring flights of chocolate and berry beers.
Saturday, Feb. 15
The Vinter Sköl Music Festival invades the Brewery District. Live music takes place at Best Place (917 W. Juneau Ave.), Pabst Brewery & Taproom (1037 W. Juneau Ave.), Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub (1203 N. 10th St.), Milwaukee Brewing Company (1128 N. 9th St.) and Nō Studios (1037 W. McKinley Ave.). Tickets are just $15 ($20 at the door).
The Milwaukee Public Museum (800 W. Wells St.) hosts Food & Froth from 7 to 10 p.m. Check out the museum while sampling all sorts of food, beer and cider for just $75.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Midwinter Brewfest returns, yet again, for another year at Milwaukee Ale House (233 N. Water St.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For $50 ($65 for early entry) you can sample beers from more than 30 Wisconsin breweries. Proceeds benefit Islands of Brilliance.