Milwaukee Craft Beer Week is in full swing, and it's not the only beer-related event going on.
Monday, July 31
Milwaukee Craft Beer Week continues. Explorium Brewpub (5300 S. 76th St.) hosts the educational session, Starting a Brewery: Risk, Reward and Red Tape from 7 to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Beer School at Comet Café (1947 N. Farwell Ave.) is taking a look at the top 10 beach beers for the summer. For just $25 you can find out what those are.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
Next Door takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.
The Milwaukee Beer Society hosts another night of homebrew tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.). Measure your brewing skills against others or just swing by to try some good beer.
The Wild Wednesday Craft Beer Cruise hosts Great Lakes Brewing. Choose between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tickets are just $29.
The Liquid Bread Food Drive culminates at Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park (3000 W. Howell Ave.). Drop off a non-perishable food item and try beers from 17 different Milwaukee Craft Brewery League members from 3 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
#DrinkBrewCity Day means $1 off of all beers at Milwaukee Craft Brewery League members (pretty much every craft brewery in Milwaukee).
Thursday, Aug. 3
Deschutes is the brewery of the month at Camino (434 S. 2nd St.). The bar kicks it off by hosting a tap takeover. Expect some goodies like Black Butte XXIX.
The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) celebrates National IPA Day by tapping a slew of them, including the new Lakefront Clutch Cargo Imperial IPA.
Untitled Art brings its brews to Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Fermentorium hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 3 to 6 p.m. Try Juice Packets IPA.
Milwaukee Craft Brewery League tap takeovers are happening at World of Beer (418 N. Mayfair Rd.), Urban Bay View (2301 S. Logan Ave.) and Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) starting at 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 4
WarPigs, the collaborative brewing effort between Three Floyds and Mikkeller, has garnered plenty of buzz. See what the hype is all about at Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) starting at 5 p.m. They’ll be tapping Lazurite IPA, a nicely bitter brew that I’ve had a couple of, Foggy Geezer Hazy IPA and Salmon Pants Hoppy Lager.
Amplified Ales at MobCraft (505 S. 5th St.) combines a street party, music and local breweries. Good combo. It runs from 3 to 10 p.m.
The second event the Limitless Grains Series at The Fermentorium (7481 Hwy 60, Cedarburg) pairs beer from local breweries with Cedarburg Popcorn from 6 to 8 p.m. Register online.
Sand Creek Brewing takes over the taps at Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.).
Discount Liquor Waukesha hosts Sierra Nevada and Untitled Art from 4 to 7 p.m.
Try beers from The Fermentorium at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5
My personal highlight from Milwaukee Craft Beer Week is the Wisconsin IPA Fest, which takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). Come sample IPAs from around the state. I’ll be there as a judge. Wish me luck, I’ve been hydrating for weeks.
The Border War Beer Fest pits Wisconsin brewers against Illinois brewers. See who reigns from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Celebration Place (5501 Ring Rd., Kenosha). Tickets start at $45.
Wisconsin beers are the subjects of the weekly free tasting at both Three Cellars locations (7228 S. 27th St. and N72 W13400 Lund Lane, Menomonee Falls) from 1 to 4 p.m.
Discount Liquor Waukesha has samples from Sprecher (noon to 3 p.m.) and Bell’s (3:30 to 6:30 p.m.).
Sunday, Aug. 6
Milwaukee Craft Beer Week wraps up with the Project Terroir Beer Festival at District 14 Brewery (2273 S. Howell Ave.) from noon to 7 p.m. Local breweries have produced beers from the identical ingredients lists. See what they’ve created.