Despite macrobreweries not doing so hot these days (take heed: you shouldn't leave Milwaukee), it seems my favorite local microbrewery, Lakefront Brewery, is rocking the sales these days.
That reminds me, I need to get down for an "infamous tour" sometime soon. It's been awhile. Perhaps since my brother was here. August? That's FAR too long. Oh wait! I was there for the Santa Cycle, but that did not involve a tour. Just drinking.
Not to say I haven't done my fair share of sampling Lakefront's wares. In fact, at my birthday party on Friday night at MAM After Dark, there was a beer tasting component. I tried Lakefront's Klitsch Pilsner and their seasonal Big Easy. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately as it was delicious!) because of the long line to get to the tasting part of the night, I'd made my way through one and a half Futhermore Make Weights before getting to the samples. I learned at their table that my drink contained almost 9% alcohol. Thus the samples were not appreciated for the fine craft that they were.
I do recall in the haze and chaos trying a couple of brews each from Great Lakes Brewery, Ale Asylum and Unibroue. I know there were more, but to give myself some credit the tasting portion of the event was really poorly organized. There was no flow and no one really seemed to know how it worked. Hopefully the art museum improves on this in the future, as it was a great idea!
For other beercess news, check out the Beer Runner's take on how Wisconsin suds will play into Madison's hosting of the cycling events in the 2016 Olympics.
Oh, and as a p.s., I completely blame my "research" for this blog entry as to why I did not complete any work on the Milwaukee Challenges this weekend. Whoops.