Component Brewing and Explorium Brewpub both have beer releases this week. It's a relatively slow week, but it should give you time to hydrate before all of the fun and frivolity that comes with Black Friday.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
You really should make the trip to Grafton to check out Sahale Ale Works. But if the northern ‘burbs aren’t your thing, Sahale is coming to the Wisconsin Cheese Mart (1048 N. Old World Third St.) from 6 to 8 p.m. For $15 you can sample four Sahale beers paired with four gourmet cheeses.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
The Milwaukee Beer Society samples coffee beers at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Explorium Brewpub (5300 S. 76th St.) is releasing two very different beers starting at 11 a.m. Snag a four-pack of Lost in the Sauce V3 NEIPA and a two-pack of Carver’s Peanut Butter Stout. Both beers will also be on tap.
Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) pours a few specialties from Boulevard Brewing and Odell Brewing from 6 to 9 p.m. Both breweries are celebrating 30 years of business, which is hard to believe.
Head to Von Trier (2235 N. Farwell Ave.) for the release of Over the Top Dopple-Weizen, a collab between Lakefront Brewing and Raised Grain Brewing. Sipping starts at 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22
Component Brewing (2018 S. 1st St.) is releasing a pair of beers from 5 to 9 p.m. Jet Black Stache is an imperial stout made with cocoa nibs and cold brew coffee. Double Dry-Hopped Hierarchy #3 is made with Moteuka and Nelson Sauvin hops. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation.
Merriment Social (240 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) also has an event dedicated to the Movember Foundation too and hosts a raffle and silent auction from 5 to 9 p.m. It includes deals on beers from Third Space, 3 Sheeps, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Bell’s.
Third Space Brewing is bringing samples to Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Try beer from both Bofferding (noon to 3 p.m.) and Deschutes (noon to 2 p.m.) at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).