Michael Holloway
Entertainment at a Distance

Get Outside With Beer and a Bonfire

Plus, take part in a beer and pie pairing, reserve a winter chalet, or give yoga a try.

By - Jan 7th, 2021 02:34 pm
Sugar Maple. Photo taken May 29th, 2013 by Nastassia Putz.

Sugar Maple. Photo taken May 29th, 2013 by Nastassia Putz.

Each week, Urban Milwaukee is curating a list of events that are taking the necessary safety precautions provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This week, the South Shore Terrace has its winter beer garden chalets open, allowing those that miss drinking beer outdoors the opportunity to do so in a warm and cozy chalet next to a fire. MobCraft Beer and Goodkind are teaming up to bring you a delicious four-course beer and hand pie pairing virtual event, and Lakefront Brewery is sponsoring a bonfire at Bay View’s Sugar Maple. Lock in those New Year’s Resolutions with a yoga session centered around the New Moon.

Ongoing: Winter Chalets at South Shore Park

South Shore Terrace now has its first ever winter chalets open to the public at South Shore Park (2900 S. Shore Dr.), ushering in a winter beer garden season. The cozy chalets can fit up to six people and nearby fire for warming up. Up to six people from the same household or two people from different households can share a chalet for $75, which includes a $50 food and beverage credit and a 90 minute time slot. The chalets are reservations only, and are available seven days a week. To reserve, follow this link or call 414-257-5616.

Ongoing: Florentine Opera Presents Shakespeare

Florentine Opera is celebrating music inspired by Shakespeare with performances of classics from BrittenGounodVerdiFiniz and more. The hour-and-a-half long program will take place in a secret room in a Milwaukee landmark home with ties to England and bootlegging. Historian John Eastberg will make an appearance to provide some historical background. The performance is digital only and can be purchased for $25 by following this link.

January 9: Beer and Hand Pie Pairing

MobCraft Beer is teaming up with popular Bay View restaurant Goodkind for a virtual beer and hand pie pairing event! Hand pies are small pastries with flaky crust and a savory or sweet filling. This even will include four beers from MobCraft and four hand pies from Goodkind. For $40, participants will get a Mushroom Larb Hand Pie paired with a MC Amber; a Coffee BBQ Pork Hand Pie paired with a Padishah Coffee Barrel Aged Imperial Stout; a Chevre, Walnut, Rose and Harissa Hand Pie paired with a Believe in Beer Barrel Aged Fruited Sour and a Blueberry Lavender Hand Pie paired with a Sour Support Sour Ale. Orders must be placed before noon on January 8th, and can be picked up starting at 1 p.m. on January 9th. Then, log onto a Zoom call at 7 p.m. that same night to follow along with MobCraft and Goodkind staff members as they walk you through the pairings. Follow this link to place you order.

January 9: Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

There may be snow on the ground, but there are still farmers markets to enjoy, such as the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market. The market, which is celebrating its 12th season, takes place on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes (524 S. Layton Blvd.) until March 27th. The market will feature 30 vendors offering fresh local produce, baked goods, cheeses, handmade soaps and more. COVID-19 safety precautions and guidelines will be enforced, including a mandatory mask policy and restrictions on eating and drinking in the market.

January 9: New Moon Yoga

Celebrate the first New Moon of 2021 with a relaxing yoga session in the Historic Best Place Pabst building located at 917 W. Juneau Ave. The event is all about new intentions for your mind, body and soul — perfect for sticking to those New Year’s resolutions. Afterwards, beverages will be offered, including non-alcoholic options. Tickets are $35, and a livestream option for those who want to follow along at home is available for $5. Follow this link to purchase your tickets.

January 10: Bonfire with Lakefront Brewery and S’Mores

Join Lakefront Brewery at craft beer bar Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) for a roaring bonfire event featuring plenty of S’Mores to eat and plenty of Lakefront Brewery beer on tap. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 2 p.m and end at 5:45 p.m.

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