Saturday seems to be about beer fests. There's one for sours at MobCraft, one for lagers at Turner Hall, and one for all sorts of beers at Hoyt Park. Choose wisely.
Wednesday, March 27
If you’re an IPA lover and have never tried Toppling Goliath King Sue, then I recommend that you get to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. TG is taking over the taps and King Sue is the only reason you need to go.
Four chefs from Bartolotta restaurants are providing their expertise at the Young Guns Beer Dinner at Rumpus Room (1030 N. Water St.). The four-course dinner costs $65 and starts at 6:30 p.m.
Bocks are the beer of choice at the monthly meeting of the Milwaukee Beer Society at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 28
The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) celebrates Opening Day with a Lakefront tap takeover. Get there by 1:10 p.m. to catch the first pitch.
Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) hosts another $1 for Milwaukee event when its doors open at 3 p.m. This week, proceeds benefit Notre Dame School of Milwaukee and its annual College Campus Road Trip. Reps from the school will be there from 5 to 8 p.m. to talk about what they do.
Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) hosts another delicious pairing of four grilled cheeses with four beers. The tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $20.
Friday, March 29
Have a couple of beers and create a cool terrarium during Plant Nite at The Fermentorium (7481 Hwy 60, Cedarburg). For $45 you get all the tools you’ll need as well as instruction from an expert. The creating starts at 7 p.m. and you’ll have your terrarium made in 90 minutes.
Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) came into possession of a cask of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. They’re tapping it after they open at 3 p.m.
Superior’s Earth Rider Brewery comes to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 30
If you’re a lover of sours, then this is a big day for you. MobCraft (505 S. 5th St.) hosts Sour Fest at noon. It’s a chance to try more than 40 sours from MobCraft and close to a dozen other Wisconsin breweries. The tasting takes place in both the taproom and the brewery, and you’ll able to purchase bottles to take home. See all of the details on the event page.
If you’re a fan of lagers, head to Turner Hall (1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.) for the Lager & Friends festival from noon to 4 p.m. Gathering Place Brewing put together the fest, which includes breweries like Sprecher, New Glarus, Company, Lakefront and Chicago’s Metropolitan Brewing. The cost is just $45.
I jumped the gun last week and listed the big release at Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) as happening last Saturday. The good news is that if you missed it, it’s actually this weekend. The brewery has a big day planned with the release of two limited brews. Get there at 11 a.m. to grab a bottle of Lord Lyon Scotch Ale aged in Knob Creek rye barrels. Good City is also tapping the first in the taproom-only Scarcity Series: Centennial Triple IPA.
The Spring Beer Fest is at The Landing at Hoyt Park (1800 N. Swan Blvd.) from 1 to 4 p.m. Sample more than 40 beers for just $30.
Sunday, March 31
The brewers and owners of Dangerous Man Brewing are making the trip to Sugar Maple from Minneapolis and will be pouring their beers from 4 to 6 p.m. The tap list includes Raw IPA, a collab with 1840 Brewing.