Milwaukee mayoral candidates to participate in firkin tapping held by Lakefront, Black Husky breweries

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Lakefront Brewery and Black Husky Brewing have invited all seven of Milwaukee's mayoral candidates for a special firkin tapping.

The breweries say this Saturday, Jan. 29, each candidate will have their own beer casks outside Black Husky, and they will simultaneously pound the firkin faucets.

“Being a great brewing center, it will be nice to have a Milwaukee mayor who can perform ceremonial tappings at openings of festivals and events. But most importantly, our event shows that these candidates are all willing to come out, meet the people and have some fun.” said Russ Klisch, president of Lakefront Brewery.

“This is great fun, but it also speaks to the legacy that breweries built this city, and the source of fresh water brought those breweries here. Hosting here at Black Husky, in the heart of Riverwest, which is also the center of craft brewing in Milwaukee, is a great honor,” said Tim Eichinger, co-owner of Black Husky Brewing.

All proceeds from the $5 firkin pours will benefit the upkeep of the River Revitalization Foundation's Turtle Park.

Bremen Street west of Black Husky will be closed for the tapping, which starts at 4 p.m.

The primary election is coming up on Feb. 15.

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