Reference the massive amount of events on the Milwaukee Beer Week website because I just can’t list them all. But here are a few standouts.
Tuesday, April 19: Morel (430 S. 2nd St.) hosts a Central Waters Beer Dinner and the beer list includes Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter and Black Gold. The cost is $80. Call for reservations at 414-897-0747. The tasting isn’t over after dinner. Head next door to Camino (434 S. 2nd St.) for the after party and a taste of The Promise, a tequila barrel-aged ale.
Wednesday, April 20: Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) and Central Waters are the best of friends. We all benefit from that friendship, when our favorite brewery from Amherst brings some treats to Bay View at 6 p.m. Burnhearts always seems to score some crazy rarities when Central Waters comes to visit.
Thursday, April 21: Bourbon County lovers will likely fill Romans’ Pub (3475 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) at 5 p.m. Mike is tapping a 2012 Bourbon County Stout, a 2015 Bourbon County Coffee and the delicious 2015 Bourbon County Regal Rye, which was easily my favorite from last year’s batch.
Sunday, April 24: New Glarus founder Deb Carey is headed to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) and she’s bringing some tasty brews with her. The bar will also screen Tale of the Spotted Cow, a documentary about the brewery. It’s a fine way to end Milwaukee Beer Week.
Barley Pop of the Week
I’m a sucker for New Glarus fruit beers. I popped open a Serendipity last week to celebrate the coming of spring. Apples, cherries and cranberries provide the perfect amount of refreshing tartness. Just another example of how good New Glarus is at its job.
April 23 is the 500th anniversary of Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law that required beer to be made only from barley, hops and water. Cheers to five centuries.
More Events Brewing
Monday, April 18: I don’t normally mention ciders here, but I may start to. If you’re tired of beer week (or can’t stomach gluten) try five varieties of Seattle Cider at Nomad World Pub (1401 E. Brady St.). Afterward, try your spelling skills in the adult spelling bee. Entry fee is $5 and a firm grasp on the English language.
Tuesday, April 19: Erv’s Mug (130 W. Ryan Rd.) is hosting a beer dinner with barrel-aged Nebraska Brewing beers. The cost is $50 and the menu looks pretty amazing.
Wednesday, April 20: Try Ale Asylum’s High Coup IPA at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20: Ale Asylum is taking over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 21: I mentioned this before as a can’t miss. Stubby’s (2060 N. Humboldt Ave.) is hosting a Founders Beer Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 and that gets you dinner and a taste of several Founders standouts, including both the 2014 and 2015 KBS.
Friday, April 22: Tyranena brings samples to Discount Liquor Milwaukee from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 22: Samples from New Holland are available at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: New Holland makes a trip to Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Try Tyranena brews at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Beers from new breweries are the weekly samples at Three Cellars (7133 S. 76th St.) from 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Stein and Dine comes to the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center. Wisconsin brewers, sausage makes and cheese makers are bringing their goods to the event that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.