Jimmy the Brewmaster’s Brut Wheat Rosé has been a taproom best-seller since it was released.  His crafty recipe features over two pounds per barrel of organic hibiscus added between the boil and dry flowering. Small whirlpool additions of Motueka hops and a touch of natural key lime extract round out the flavor. Bone dry and beautifully effervescent. Slightly tart with notes of berry and lime. 5% ABV 10 IBUS. 100% AMAZING.

I am worried about Bears' fans after their heart-wrenching, last second loss. I hope they too can bounce back.

Last September City Lights Brewing Company once again participated in Doors Open Milwaukee. Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history. This event offers behind the scenes tours of more than 170 buildings throughout Milwaukee’s downtown and neighborhoods.  City Lights was the 6th most visited venue in the City; trailing Milwaukee landmarks such as the new Northwestern Mutual Building, Milwaukee City Hall, Milwaukee Art Museum and the Basilica of St. Josephat.

Can I share an amazing statistic? We have 35 of the most passionate, energetic, fun-loving and nicest people ever on our hospitality team.  Since last spring when a few members of the team graduated and moved on to pursue their careers, we have had not a single person leave. Congratulations to Alexandra and to the entire City Lights team for being amazing!  

And speaking of amazing, I am profoundly proud to partner with an incredible distributor network. They work tirelessly to ensure your favorite beverage is available at the location of your choice. A special thanks to the retail stores, on-premise accounts and special event venues for featuring City Lights beers. Cheers to all!

City Lights will be an acoustic music nirvana this weekend. On Friday, Jamie Lynnwww.jamielynnmusic.com takes the stage at 7PM.  Saturday, City Lights’ favorite Ryan McIntyre https://ryanmcintyremusic.com/ performs for your listening enjoyment. What a weekend it will be!

I returned the bag of bird seed I bought as it didn’t grow a single bird.

We are proud to announce, “Magical Mondays.” Each Monday for the next three months, City Lights will donate 75% of all taproom beer sales to organizations we believe in and who do great things for the common benefit of the human community. Monday night our beneficiary is Project Echelon: https://www.projectechelon.org/. The mission of Project Echelon is to “Educate, Equip and Empower Veterans and Their Communities Through Physical Activity and Self Discovery.” Eric and his team are incredible. It looks like we’ll have over 100 cycling enthusiasts and community change agents in the house. Stop in and hang with some of the coolest and warmest people ever.


Robin Gohsman