Oscar prediction: he’ll continue to live in the garbage can and be generally unpleasant.

Hipsters today call it “The Wood.” Growing up in this quaint village, I called it by its official name, “Shorewood.” Join Jimmy the Brewmaster and Dr. David Ryder tonight at 6PM at the Metro Market in “The Wood” for special prices on some incredibly delicious City Lights growlers and pints.

Mark your calendars with a gigantic green shamrock!  On Friday March 17th, we will release a limited edition “Irish Red Ale” to coincidentally coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.  This is the first special collaboration between Jimmy the Brewmaster and Dr. Ryder and it promises to be epic! At 4.9% ABV and 22 IBU, the City Lights Irish Red Ale will be slightly malty in balance with an initial soft toffee/caramel sweetness, featuring a biscuity palate with a touch of roasted dryness in the finish. Low to moderate malt aroma and overall quite clean! Erin go Bragh!

Can you list the Top 10 reasons people like to read things in list form?

With humble appreciation and gratitude to Craft Brewing Business for their acknowledgment of our branding:

The City Lights branding and graphics couldn’t have been done without the much appreciated expertise of the professionals at CYD Design: . Cory, Megan and the team are absolute delights to work with!

Our City Lights tours continue to sell-out in advance. Be sure to reserve your spot:

Kris Hinrichs and I are meeting to select images for our “to-be-released” book featuring her magical photographs and the incredible story of the transformation of these historical buildings into state-of-the-art brewing and hospitality operations.

If we were to release a really, really sour beer I would brand it “Kellyanne.”

The recent warm weather offered a preview of just how special the City Lights experience will be this summer. Saturday we opened a “pop up” beer garden to rave reviews. The Southerly sun exposure provided warmth and a great ambiance! We were delighted to host guests arriving on foot, on bikes and on Bublrs. There were bags games, Frisbee tosses and even some lucky anglers enjoying a delicious City Lights brew while fishing in the rambling Menomonee River. Totally awesome vibe!