Happy Pi Day!

Lot’s happening at City Lights Brewing Company this week. Here is a preview:

Free Beer for a Year! Yep, win our College Bracket Challenge and win free beer for a year. (One free growler fill a week for 52 weeks.) Drop off your brackets at City Lights in person or follow the instructions below to join online. Better still, there’s no fee to enter.

Blessing of the Beer! Join us Thursday at 4PM. We’re honored to have Reverend Beth Patton bless our newest release, City Lights Irish Red Ale.

And we will be donating $1.00 from the sale of each Irish Red Ale sold in the Tap Room to the Boys and Girls Club. Cheers!

Also, we will open early on Thursday for the first NCAA tip-off and stay open until after the final buzzer sounds in Wisconsin’s convincing victory.

Friday, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in fitting style. We will open at 6AM with a bagpiper in the house to get your happy feet dancing an Irish jig. We’ll have a food truck on-site and carry the celebration into the evening with more live bagpipe music at 6PM to get the crowd ready for the beginning of Marquette’s stunning tournament run.

St. Patrick’s Day also marks the birthday of our own Megan Ann O’Connor. What a fitting day for an Irish lass to celebrate! And City Lights will be buzzing Friday both before and after the day’s NCAA games at the Bradley Center

Here are the on-line bracket instructions:

1. Register as a user at

When registering, you will choose a personal username and provide your e-mail address. When you click Join, will send you an e-mail with a password to login to the site.

2. Login to with the username you chose and the password sent to you.

3. Go to the 'Pool Tools' menu and choose 'Join a Private Pool'.

4. Choose 'College Bracket Challenge'.

5. To Join the pool you need to enter the Pool ID and Pool Password.
For the Pool ID type: CityLightsMaddness
For the Pool Password type: beerme

That's it and then you're in! 

I signed up and used “chicken soup” as my password. I got notification that this password was weak. I changed it to “home-made chicken noodle soup” and the internet is now feeling much better!