Welcome to the glorious winter of 2019.  The City Lights taproom will be closed today, January 28, 2019 because of the 12-plus inches of blowing snow. We will close again on Wednesday January 30, 2019 because of the arctic temperatures. We love our team and our guests and want them to be safe and warm.

 Our taproom manager Alexandra recently told me that we would no longer play music by the Monkeys. At first, I thought she was joking. Then I saw her face…

 I am overwhelmed at the magical work the incredible people at Penfield Children’s Center  do for the children and families of Milwaukee. Penfield is comprised of compassionate, committed professionals with a laser focus and passion to create positive starts in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities. It was great to have them in the house last Monday as part of our “Magical Mondays” celebration. Tonight’s event benefitting Menomonee River Valley  will be rescheduled.

 Jimmy the Brewmaster’s Brut Wheat Rosé continues to be en fuego! I am pleasantly amazed by awestruck guests who can’t believe this tasty treat is actually a beer. This game-changer is bone-dry and beautifully effervescent with notes of berry and lime.

 Join us this Saturday when Hearthfire takes the stage at 7PM. You’ll love their blend of traditional, contemporary and classic Celtic rock music.

 Alexandra told me she was amazed at how hard I worked - seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night. She asked me if I had any hobbies. I told her I collected old comics. She asked how many “Marvel” books I had. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I have Billy Crystal and Andrew Dice Clay shackled to pipes in my basement. (Just kidding.)

 A special thanks to our distributor network as they courageously brave the elements to ensue the beverages of your choice are available at your preferred locations.

 We strive for excellence in all aspects of our operation: brewing, packaging, logistics, food service, hospitality and community. Here are the core values that guide us:

1.      Share the magic that is City Lights and deliver exceptional experiences that result in “WOW!”

2.      Respect the dignity of all and create a workplace culture that is empowering.

3.      Nurture passion.

4.      Embrace quirkiness and fun.

5.      Build a positive team and family spirit with open and honest relationships and communication.

6.      Champion the beauty and strength in the individuality and diversity of each of our team members and guests.

7.      Always remember that the beer business is a fun business and it is a privilege to work in this industry.


Have the best winter wonderland week ever!

Robin Gohsman