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1. Miller cut water use by 15 billion gallons (500 million beer barrels!) in 2016
Strong relationships with growers, innovative techniques at breweries and favorable weather lead to significant reductions in water use for the brewer in 2016.
2. Ray's Wine & Spirits improves a lot & celebrates 56 years on Sunday
Ray's Wine and Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa, is celebrating 56 years in its current home with a free parking lot party on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.
3. 5 O'Clock Steakhouse Lakefront / Sprecher beer dinner benefits St. Ben's
On Friday night, Five O'Clock Steakhouse, 2416 W. State St., hosts the fourth annual Milwaukee Legends Beer Dinner in support of Capuchin Community Services - House of Peace and St. Ben's Community Meal.
4. Wild Planet partners with ROC Ventures on Old World 3rd Street venues
Wild Planet Hospitality Group today announced a partnership with ROC Ventures to operate The Pub Club, 1103 N. Old World 3rd St. and Red, White & Blue, 1044 N. Old World 3rd St.
5. Get tickets to Leinenkugel's 150th Anniversary Celebration
To celebrate 150 years of family brewing tradition, the Leinenkugels are throwing a party - and you're invited.
6. The joy of the shower beer
I have taken a bath with a glass of wine before, and I have drank coffee while showering, but last night I joined the ranks of millions (?) and experienced my first showerbeer.
7. What are your karaoke go-to songs?
Whether buzzed on Miller Lite and belting out "Pour Some Sugar On Me" or completely sober and crooning "Let's Get It On," karaoke is a crapton of fun for many people. We'll share our go-to songs - will you share yours?
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8. Do this: March 16 Giornata Cellars dinner at Wolf Peach
If you're a wine lover with a penchant for Italian varietals, you may just find your bliss in an upcoming wine dinner at Wolf Peach. The dinner, which takes place March 16, will feature five courses with wine pairings from Giornata Cellars in California.
9. County committee OKs spending to upgrade the Humboldt Park beer garden
If there's one thing a beer garden in Milwaukee really, really needs, it's a good bathroom. This morning, the County Board's Parks Committee voted to match $27,000 already raised to fund repairs and upgrades to the bathrooms at the Humboldt Park Beer pavilion in Bay View.
10. New City Lights Brewing sign will light up the Valley
A brand new sign will soon be visible to the occupants of the 250,000 cars that pass the Menomonee Valley on I-94 each day. City Lights Brewing Company will flip the ceremonial switch on its brewery sign for the very first time this evening at 5 p.m.
11. The Standard hosts city's first "jerk off" contest
No, it's not that kind of contest. Geez, people, get your minds out of the sewer. This contest is all about a different kind of meat ... jerky!
12. Gathering Place Brewing Company seeks funding for Riverwest location
Gathering Place Brewing Company, a new brewery taking root in Riverwest, has launched a Kickstarter campaign that has reached half of its $25,000 goal. It's requesting a final push from friends, neighbors and craft beer lovers.
13. Central Standard Craft Distillery to establish new facility on Clybourn
According to information released today, Central Standard Craft Distillery will establish a new production facility at 2330 W. Clybourn St. The project is expected to assist the distillery in keeping up with demand and expanding its product line.
14. Third Space Brewing named Best New Brewer in Wisconsin by RateBeer
This is the first award for Third Space, which opened in September 2016. The Milwaukee craft brewery has quickly gained recognition from customers and peers for its lineup of well-balanced yet flavorful brews from award-winning Brewmaster Kevin Wright.
15. Third Space Brewing launches public brewery tours
There will soon be another Milwaukee brewery tour to enjoy. Third Space Brewing will launch public brewery tours beginning on Dec. 10. We've got all the details on the tours, as well as information on other upcoming events at the brewery.
16. Drink Wisconsinbly and SoulBoxer are giving away free booze bubbler
You might have dreamed of a "Booze Bubbler," but did you know Drink Wisconsinbly actually has one that dispenses SoulBoxer Old Fashioned? But wait, it gets better: they are giving it away.
17. Sheboygan's 3 Sheeps releases a big bad Belgian-style quad this weekend
3 Sheeps Brewing Co. will release its biggest beer yet - Veneration Belgian-style Quad - at a special release party at their Sheboygan taproom this weekend. In conjunction with the release, the brewery also rolls out its inaugural brewery tours.
18. Drinking responsibly with the right alcohol-calorie mix
It's that festive time of the year. Christmas and holiday parties seemingly every night. I love it. But, it's tough not to eat and drink more than usual. This list helps you get a better focus on which drinks contain the highest alcohol-to-calorie ratio.
19. Third Space Brewing celebrates grand opening on Nov. 19
Third Space Brewing will celebrate the grand opening of its craft brewery and tap room with a special event on Nov. 19 featuring live music, food trucks and the release of a new beer, which will be presented as part of a special Brewmaster's Toast.
20. Central Standard salutes veterans with special event Nov. 16
During an event at Central Standard Distillery on Nov. 16, attendees can celebrate and honor our nation's heroes, purchase limited-edition, veteran-themed bottles of Central Standard vodka, and enjoy music from the J. Ryan Trio and eats from Iron Grate BBQ Co.
21. Onyx Social Club & Restaurant surrenders licenses
After a request from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, the operators of the Onyx Social Club & Restaurant voluntarily surrendered their alcohol and entertainment licenses on Monday.
22. Last call: Lucille's Piano Bar is closing
Lucille's Piano Bar will close after the weekend, according to a Facebook post that reads, "We want all of you to know past and present, that this Friday and Saturday is for you. Drink specials, giveaways and shout outs will be on hand all evenings."
23. Mixologist Peter Kalleward demos a Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy Old Fashioned
Kohler has teamed up with Central Standard Craft Distillery to create a 72 percent cacao dark chocolate brandy that's pretty unique and, we learned, makes a great brandy old fashioned. Click here to see how.
24. SafeHouse anniversary festivities include BOGO lunch offer & more
The agents at International Exports, Ltd. have announced a month-long celebration of furtive Fiftieth Fun in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the SafeHouse. There will be drink spy-cials, throwback menu items and Fiftieth Friday parties..
25. Raised Grain celebrates first year with special beer release
Raised Grain Brewing Company launched its brewery operations and taproom at 2244 W. Bluemound Rd. in Waukesha last September and celebrates its first year in business with an event this weekend that includes a brand new beer release.