There has been a brewery BOOM in Milwaukee recently and we are loving every second of it! Our Milwaukee Mom Flight event series is all about getting moms together for a fun night out that introduces them to some of these new breweries popping up on the scene. With so many breweries to choose from, it was too tough to pick just one…..so we ordered a flight!
We kicked things off at Brenner Brewing Company in May and last week we had the privilege of being the first group to get a sneak peek at the new tap room at Enlightened Brewing Company!
Second Stop :: Beer and Laughter with Enlightened Brewing Company
We love to take the opportunity to really showcase the personality of each brewery on our Flight Events. Enlightened Brewing Company‘s tagline is “Drink it Down, Enlighten Up,” so it’s obvious that as serious as they are about beer, they enjoy keeping a smile on their face and a light attitude. This became even more evident when we arrived at the tap room, which was still a bit of a construction zone, to discover the bathroom door still needed to be installed! Thankfully, the door went on about eight minutes into the event, so we were good to “go” (wink wink!)
We got to sample three of new Enlightened brews and the beer is fantastic! I was especially impressed by the French Saison, which had a bright flavor profile and a crisp finish that went down real smooth.
The Laughter :: Milwaukee Comedy
Not much goes better with a refreshing beer than a big ol’ belly laugh. Thank you to Milwaukee Comedy for performing a series of improvisational skits that had us peeing our pants (literally, we are moms after all!) And you know what, I think we also gained a few of those happy wrinkles from just grinning like children throughout the entire performance.
And MadLibs! We brought along a stack of motherhood-themed Madlibs for the mamas to fill out while sipping the malty brews. We were so surprised when the comedians actually wanted to pick a winner and act it out, providing the ultimate nightcap to the hilarity. I’m not sure there was a single person who was not crying from laughter after that final bit. Be sure to check out Milwaukee Comedy’s website for more information on upcoming performances at their new downtown location for a date night you are sure to love. And for the die-hard comedy fans, be sure to get tickets to the Milwaukee Comedy Festival the first week of August!
The Nail Artists :: Dart Salon & Spa and Nail Vibe
In addition to the laughs and libations, we wanted to make sure our mommies left feeling great by getting a pop of color on their nails. We were so lucky to have two amazing nail techs — sisters! — join us to provide an awesome mini manicure to our attendees! Each nail tech represented her respective salon where you can go for nail services anytime. Thank you to both Dart Salon & Spa and Nail Vibe for providing your services at this event and for keeping mamas looking fly throughout the year! Look no further for your next nail service.
The Local Shops :: SquareOne Soapworks and Little Gypsy Finery
One of the best things we get to do at MkeMB is to shine the spotlight on local small businesses we LOVE and the Beer and Laughter event gave us another opportunity to showcase a couple of our faves. Two pop-up shops joined us and the ladies enjoyed the sweet and smooth scents of homemade soaps and the perfectly adorable and quirky styles of a local Milwaukee-made kids boutique.
SquareOne Soapworks — A small, home-based business, run by a mother-daughter duo who believe that what we put on our body is just as important as what we put in our body! Their beer soap actually makes me salivate and there is nothing better than lathering up in their enticing ChocoVino (yes, that’s chocolate and wine) body soap. We ADORE these ladies and were so excited for them to join us again at Enlightened.
Little Gypsy Finery — Self-proclaimed as “handmade clothing for magical children,” Little Gypsy is the a shoppe we have been Instagram-crushing on for a year now. This mom-owned company produces unique, fun, and super hip clothing for children. And it’s all so darn soft and comfy. Our moms went crazy for the graphic tees and shorties and leggings in adorable prints. You guys. They have David Bowie leggings. I mean, you HAVE to visit this website if you did not make it out to the event!
Food, Swag and Giveaway Sponsors
Since beer should not be consumed without the accompaniment of a fantastic food option, we would like to thank Knights Gourmet Popcorn for providing 5 POUNDS of popcorn for our guests to munch on all night (that is like a human-sized amount of popcorn!) We also had chocolate caramel covered pretzels from Amy Bakes Cakes for everyone to take home – though I’m not sure any pretzels even made it out the door because they were so SO delicious and we all know that if they get home, we just might have to share!
In addition to receiving a swag bag full of goodies from many of the local businesses you see listed, we also had so many fantastic giveaways for our moms to enter to win. Huge thank you to all of the following sponsors who helped our moms to “lighten up” and enjoy a fabulous evening!
This event was one for the books. We had to peel ourselves out of the brewery because we were having so much fun together. But GOOD NEWS! This isn’t like get to the end of your favorite Netflix series because THERE IS STILL MORE! More flights of beer, more conversation with new and old friends, more fun to be had…
We hope you will join us on the next stop on our Milwaukee Mom Flight on September 21st for a laid back night of brews and relaxation — conveniently coined Beer and Chill — at the brand new Third Space Brewery! Follow along on the Facebook Event Page to stay in-the-know about all the details. This event will be a our biggest yet, so invite a friend or two and plan to enjoy a calming (and delicious) night away from the kiddos!
As always, we couldn’t do events like this without the hard work and support of our MkeMB team. Getting to know each of you at our events is one of the best parts of the events! A huge thank you to those who volunteered their time and energy to work together to make this event awesome. So grateful for these women and their commitment to creating opportunities to build community for the moms of Milwaukee.
A HUGE thank you is due to Lulu B Photography for capturing all of the shenanigans of this event.
We look forward to seeing lots of Milwaukee moms at more MKE Moms Blog events in the future!