Things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week

Things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week

Sprecher beer switching from bottles to cans

Sprecher’s seasonal and year-round beers, including its flagship Special Amber and signature Black Bavarian, are shifting from bottles to aluminum cans with a refreshed design of the classic griffin logo.

The new can label features a wraparound Sprecher griffin and the words “Fire-brewed for bold flavor.” Sprecher is one of the only breweries in the U.S. that use a fire brewing process, rather than steam-heated kettles, to create craft beer and soda.

Sprecher’s new packaging is reflective of the trend in the beer industry toward canning beer to increase convenience and freshness, while retaining environmentally friendly product packaging. For more information visit:

The Polish Center of Wisconsin is taking orders for paczki through Feb. 22.

Paczki pre-order has begun

The Polish Center of Wisconsin, at 6941 S. 68th St. in Franklin, will be taking pre-orders for Paczki Day on March 1. The deadline for ordering is Feb. 22.

Paczki are sold by the dozen for $15. The pastries will be available in custard, lemon, chocolate custard, prune, raspberry, or a mixed box of prune and raspberry.

All orders must be picked up from 7 a.m. to noon March 1. Delivery is available for orders of 5 dozen or more with a $10 delivery fee within a 10 mile radius of the Polish Center.

An order form is available on the center’s website for mail-in orders, or use the online link to place your order:, or call (414) 529-2140.

If you know of other community groups, bakeries and supermarkets selling paczki for 2022, send the information to [email protected]

Unwrapped in Waukesha

SHARP Literacy will hold its first Waukesha edition of the annual Unwrapped fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at Magellan’s on Main Street, 370 W. Main St., Waukesha.

SHARP’s Unwrapped event challenges local chefs to create savory and sweet plates of bite-sized food using ingredients donated by McDonald’s suppliers. New this year is the addition of Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Stout to the ingredient list, and chefs will be allowed to use a few of their own favorite ingredients, as well as a variety of oils, herbs and spices.