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Milwaukee Beer Week is coming up.

Swig into spring with Milwaukee Beer Week

We hope you all had fun celebrating National Beer Day earlier this month. But do you know what's better than a whole day dedicated to beer? Seven whole days dedicated to beer!

Milwaukee Beer Week is currently in the midst of its annual celebration of local and national craft beer tastings, tappings, pairings and collaboratings, running now through April 29 at numerous bars and restaurants across the city.

"Milwaukee Beer Week is a celebration of the history of our city, and its growth and success over the past eight years is a testament to the incredible amount of passion and knowledge for craft beer that still exists today," said Dave Cartwright, craft sales manager for New Berlin-based beer wholesaler Beechwood Sales and Service, in a press release.

"We are grateful for the creativity and participation of our local and national partners who come together each year to help make this event a success. From sit down dinners to rare beer samplings, there is truly something for everyone."

To keep up with Milwaukee Beer Week's filled-to-the-brim list of tappings, tastings and more, follow the festival on Facebook or Twitter. Or download the app, which features real-time event updates and confirmations, the full event list mapped out by date, location or brewery, and other helpful tools to make the most out of your Milwaukee Beer Week.

But to help out, here is just a sample of some of the events lined up for the rest of Milwaukee Beer Week:

Tuesday, April 25

Throughout Milwaukee Beer Week, enjoy a pint of Surly Xtra Citra and a shot of Old Forester for $6 while you're filling up on Southern-inspired cuisine.

  • Surly Vintage Bottle Raffle: Discount Liquor, Milwaukee, 4-7 p.m.

Throughout Milwaukee Beer Week, Surly Brewing Company will serve up samples of its core brands, and every time a customer buys a four-pack, they earn a ticket for the vintage Surly bottle raffle.

This free social event features Guinness Brewery ambassador Jimmy Callahan in attendance as well as samplings from Guinness' new additions. The first 20 people will also receive a free pint of Guinness.

The new Hales Corners hotspot will host a five-course feast paired with its own house-brewed and special release craft beers. For menu and ticket information, visit The Explorium's website.

  • Central Waters Beer Dinner: Morel, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

For the third annual year, the Milwaukee Beer Dinner will hit Morel for five courses and six beers paired together by chef/owner Jonathan Manyo. Reservations required. Then stick around after for the afterparty at Camino, running until midnight.

Wednesday, April 26

  • Central Waters + Burnhearts: Burnhearts, 3 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Bay View establishment and Central Waters Brewing Company team up to celebrate Wednesday during Milwaukee Beer Week with a tap takeover.

  • Bites N Brews: Parkside 23, 5-8 p.m.

Another tasty beer and food pairing event, with special appetizers served up alongside Milwaukee Brewing Company brews.

A special food menu, silent auction items and live music from Joe Wray will work to raise money for the Center for Veterans Issues.

Milwaukee Beer Week comes to the popular Brady Street bar for a special event.

  • Steny's Beer Dinner: Steny's, 6-8 p.m.

For the first time, Milwaukee Brewing Company and Steny's will team up for a beer dinner, featuring special food and brew pairings. Reservations required.

Thursday, April 27

  • Mr. Brews - Sierra Nevada: Mr. Brews Taphouse, 5-10 p.m.

Celebrate Thirsty Thursday with this Sierra Nevada-themed beer fest.

Join Milwaukee Beer Week at Juniper 61 for a special beer dinner featuring Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales.

  • Central Waters Firkin Night: Honeypie, 6-10 p.m.

Enjoy a slice of pie with your suds, as Central Waters teams up with Honeypie to celebrate Milwaukee Beer Week's annual Firkin Night.

Milwaukee Beer Week celebrates its second annual Supplier Karaoke Throwdown, the best of Midwest beers edition. Watch the event suppliers sing to the stars.

Friday, April 28

  • Surly Vintage Bottle Raffle: Total Wine, 3-6 p.m.

Throughout Milwaukee Beer Week, Surly Brewing Company will serve up samples of its core brands, and every time a customer buys a four-pack, they earn a ticket for the vintage Surly bottle raffle.

  • For the IPA of It!: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Enjoy a selection of year-round and seasonal IPAs. Location yet to be announced.

Milwaukee Brewing Company serves as brewery of the month, meaning Discount Liquor's Oklahoma Avenue location will dish out samples of Lo-Gii Wit, Louie's Resurrection, Weekend @ Louie's, Hop Freak Double IPA and Citrus Happy Blood Orange Hibiscus.

Sugar Maple plays host to this taste of Italy-themed event featuring specialty beers, beer cocktails, bocce ball, silent films and custom on-site printed gear for MKE Movember.

Saturday, April 29

  • Sierra Nevada Beers & BBQ: Sugar Maple, 12-5 p.m.

It's exactly as it sounds: Sugar Maple will close out Milwaukee Beer Week with an event of Sierra Nevada beers and barbecue.

  • Central Waters Wild Rumpus: The Rumpus Room, 3-10 p.m.

Close out Milwaukee Beer Week with this special finale, featuring new beers, cellared favorites and other sudsy surprises.

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