Beer aficionados in training would be wise to check out Goose Island's Beer Academy, where they can spend the day learning what makes and breaks a quality summer brew.
Luca Cimarusti calls the latest album from Philly natives Hot Guts "one of the darkest, coldest blasts of brooding postpunk ever to blow out of my speakers." Catch their set at the Burlington where they'll open for Running.
And from our Summer Guide calendar: Milwaukee's Summerfest is in full swing and $16 gets you a single-day pass. The Fruit Bats, Lupe Fiasco, and Gov't Mule are among the day's acts.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.