10 Beer Events Brewing This Week in Milwaukee: April 28-May 2

The craft beer landscape is still virtual, but the locals are clever and there are plenty of beer-related activities to participate in.

Tuesday, April 28

This “event” is actually every day until early May. Props to New Barons Brewing Cooperative for creating New Barons Bartender Cheers. Head to the Facebook page, send a “cheers” mentioning your favorite bartender and they have a chance to win a little cash to help get through this rough patch.

MobCraft is starting a virtual book club, which will meet for six weeks to discuss Josh Noel’s excellent book, Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out. For $25 you get to join the intelligent conversation and you get a bomber of Padishah Barrel-Aged Stout. You also get 10% off of any MobCraft barrel-aged beer while the book club is in session.


Wednesday, April 29

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is releasing its version of All Together Hazy IPA for pickup from 2 to 6 p.m. The beer is a worldwide collaboration concepted by Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing. All profits from sales of four-packs benefit U.S. Bartenders Guild.

Join Nick Cusatis and Cary Jaworski of Third Space during their weekly Sippin’ with Sales on Instagram live at 8 p.m.

The Milwaukee Beer Society has been going virtual. This week the Virtual Brewery Spotlight shines on Westallion Brewing. Hop on Zoom from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and hear from Westallion owners Erik and Kim Dorfner. Learn about their beer and pick some up curbside over the weekend.


Friday, May 1

This weekend Eagle Park Brewing is releasing Goon Juice IPA and Double Raspberry Slush Fruited Sour at both locations (823 E. Hamilton St. and S64 W15680 Commerce Center Parkway, Muskego) this weekend. Hours for pickup are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Hacienda Beer Company’s take on All Together Hazy IPA is available for pickup at 2018 E. North Avenue on Friday and Saturday. It’ll be available in cans and, for those who are really thirsty, sixtels.

Third Space brewmaster Kevin Wright kicks off the weekend with the weekly brewmaster’s toast at 5:45 p.m. on Facebook Live.


Saturday, May 2

Hops at Home is a three-course, virtual beer dinner with Third Space and Shully’s Cuisine. For $55 you can join in. You pick up the food and beer at either Shully’s (146 Green Bay Rd., Thiensville) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Third Space from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring it home and enjoy while guided through the pairings by brewmaster Kevin Wright and chef Hadley Shully.

MobCraft’s After Party continues this week at 8 p.m. on Zoom. The virtual flip cup tourney continues. Join just so you can see how that all works.

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Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 15 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for close to 25.