Beer Events Brewing This Week in Milwaukee: Jan. 7-12

Winter Whales promises to be a big event for craft beer lovers, so make sure you have Saturday open. Head to Milwaukee Burger Company before you go to try some Brewing Projekt beers and establish a solid base.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Yoga at breweries has certainly caught on. The first chance to pair your workout with a beer or two happens at Fermentorium (7481 State Road 60, Cedarburg) with Downdogs & Drafts at 6:30 p.m.

CollectiveMKE is behind Jesus & Beer, a chance to discuss faith, religion and other heavy topics while enjoy a beer or two. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. at Von Trier (2235 N. Farwell Ave.).

Wednesday, Jan. 8

The Milwaukee Beer Society samples newly released beers to celebrate the new year. The tasting happens from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.).

Thursday, Jan. 9

Lakefront Brewing heads to Club Garibaldi (2501 S. Superior St.) for the release of My Turn: DeSantis Italian Grape Ale. Get there at 7 p.m. to try the new brew.

Friday, Jan. 10

Try beers from Chicago standout Maplewood Brewery from 4 to 6 p.m. at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).

Saturday, Jan. 11

Try rarities from 19 different Milwaukee breweries at the first-ever Winter Whales Rare Beer Fest. The fest happens at Best Place and includes a pair of sessions (noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.). This may prove to be one of the best beer tastings of the year, so it’s a good idea to invest in the $50 ticket.

Milwaukee Burger Company (6421 S. 27th St.) hosts the Flights and Bites Projekt starting at 11 a.m. The event includes the release of the limited Tropical Trance Milkshake IPA, a collab between The Brewing Projekt and Eagle Park Brewing. Other Brewing Projekt beers are on tap and you can pair them with specialty burgers for just $20. Yep.

Yoga and beer is happening at Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom (1037 W. Juneau Ave.) at 10 a.m. and Brewfinity Brewing (N58 W39800 Industrial Rd., Oconmowoc) at 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 12

Wrap up the week with a beer yoga session at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) at 10:30 a.m.



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.