By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 23, 2022 at 1:01 PM Photography: Dogtopia Foundation Facebook

The East Side is going to the dogs (in the best way possible), hosting Hops and Hounds for all two-legged and four-legged friends on Saturday, June 4, brought to you by B93.3, Dogtopia and East Side BID.

Hosted from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at North and Farwell Avenue in support of the Dogtopia Foundation, the Hops and Hounds East Side outing will feature all sorts of fun free activities for puppers and their human best friends. The event will include more than two dozen local vendors on site, face painting, henna tattoos, caricature drawings and psychic readings for your doggos, food, drink and live music courtesy of DJ Avalon, Three Unassisted and more. 

The star of the event – other than the daww-inducing dogs, of course – is the Hops and Hounds tasting tour. For $20, 21-and-older attendees can purchase a passport scoring them up to 15 drink samples from several East Side establishments, including AXE MKE, Beans and Barley, Crossroads Collective, Hacienda Beer Co., Hooligans, Izzy Hops, Kawa, Kind Oasis, Ma Fischer's, Nine Below, Vintage, Von Trier and many more. Four-legged friends won't be left out of the tour's fun, either, as pups along for the ride will receive samples as well ... of complementary dog treats. 

To purchase a passport for the tasting tour and for more information on the event, click here. And here's to a paws-itively wonderful day on the East Side! (Woof, sorry about that pun ... and that one too.)

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.