From rosé to beer, Madison’s summertime drink scene is in full swing this week

Drink pink with these events around town
From rosé to beer, Madison’s summertime drink scene is in full swing this week
Graze's outdoor courtyard patio, 1 S. Pinckney St.

Monday, June 3
Celebrate the release of Gib’s featured cocktail for June at the Community Cocktail Kickoff event. Each month, the bar creates a unique drink to benefit a nonprofit. This month’s cocktail is the Marga-River, made with tequila, triple sec, Campari, pineapple cordial, citrus and absinthe. For every drink purchased, Gib’s will donate $2 to The River Food Pantry, a Dane County organization that provides food, resources and faith to community members in need. 5-7 p.m. Free entry. Click here for more information

Monday, June 3
Oysters & Rose was so popular the first time around, Graze is doing it all again! Hosted during happy hour, guests can enjoy the pink drink with delicously prepared Graze oysters. Specials include one dozen oysters and a full liter of rose for $60 (a $72 value), or a half dozen oysters and a half liter of rose for $30 (a $40 value). Enjoy Graze’s Capitol Square courtyard with classy wine and the perfect summer app. 4-6 p.m. $30 for half order, $60 for full. Click here for more information

Wednesday, June 5
June 5 is Global Run Day, and Working Draft Beer Co. is celebrating! The brewery has teamed up with lululemon Madison to host Run, Beer, Repeat, a three-mile run starting outside Working Draft. Join runners worldwide in celebrating the holiday, and if you’re one of the first 100 finishers, enjoy a complimentary draft on the house. Now that’s an incentive any beer drinker can get behind. Run begins at 6:15 p.m. Free. Click here for more information

Thursday, June 6
Join Madison Magazine and Destination Madison for a 608 Day Kickoff Happy Hour and Pop-up party! Destination Madsion has compiled a ton of $6.08 deals, other offers plus events taking place on Saturday, June 8. Ahead of “608 Day” — playing off our area code (608) and the day of the year (6/08) — plan your Saturday activities at this Thursday happy hour from 4 to 6:08 p.m. There will be a $6.08 cocktail and appetizer deal, a pop-up shop featuring JNJ Craftworks and a handout that outlines 608 Day activities and deals. Plus, this will be your first chance to purchase the Madison Parks Map print featured in the June issue at the discounted price of $6.08. Click here for more information

Friday, June 7
You won’t want to miss Rose Soiree at Table Wine! Owner Molly Moran’s shop on Atwood Avenue features wines from around the globe with an emphasis on selections from the United States and France. Rose Soiree, however, will highlight the venue’s diverse rose options that will make you “blush with happiness.” 5-7 p.m. 12 wines for $12. Click here for more information

Friday, June 7
Looking for the perfect way to celebrate summer’s return at long last? Sparkling Wines with Fresh Fruit Tasting at Barriques on Cayuga Street in Middleton will ring in the warm months properly. Grab a few friends and enjoy the refreshing spirit with a variety of fresh fruit in the warm summer sun. No RSVP or advance tickets necessary. 6-8 p.m. $15 admission. Click here for more information

Friday, June 7
Why just eat food when you can appreciate its beauty, too? Preserve Festival at the Yahara Bay Art Gallery showcases photography by Madison-based food photographers Sunny Frantz, Ruthie Hauge and Patrick Stutz. The theme for the featured photos is preserved foods and drinks including honey, grains, spirits, meat and cheese. Guests can peruse the art why enjoying a complimentary cheese board styled by Madison cheese expert and Yahara Bay Marketing Director Liz Dueland. 5-7 p.m. Free. Click here for more information

Saturday, June 8
Start your weekend with a free (yes, free) wine tasting at Tangent on East Washington Avenue! Rose all Day will provide a sample of rose wines perfectly paired with light bites for your summertime patio enjoyment. 2-5 p.m. Free. Click here for more information