11 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: July 13-17

Saturday is a big day with the Riverwest Food Truck Rally, an anniversary by Sahale and MobCraft getting weird. Also, go Bucks.

Tuesday, July 13

Lakefront Brewery and J. Henry and Sons Distillery are coming to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) and they’re bringing Mister Stout’s Rayborhood, a bourbon barrel-aged breakfast stout. Tickets for the event are limited.

Thursday, July 15

Gathering Place Brewing is kegging a beer and delivering it to places in the Milwaukee and Madison area on the same day. Kegged Today IPA is about as fresh as it gets. Find out where to try it on the Gathering Place website.

Raised Grain Brewing’s pop-up beer garden comes to Fox River Park (W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha) for the weekend. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Chicago standout Maplewood Brewery is bringing some of its beers to The Tap Yard Bayshore (5689 N. Bayshore Dr.) at 4 p.m.



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Friday, July 16

Head to The Fermentorium (6933 W. North Ave.) for Books, Burgers and Beer. Niche Book Bar will be there and so will the Heirloom MKE food truck. Preorder your food if you’d like.

1840 Brewing brings its traveling beer garden to Lemke Park (10301 W. Donges Bay Rd., Mequon) for the day.

Saturday, July 17

The third Riverwest Food Truck Rally comes to Gathering Place (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 4 to 8 p.m. Try food from six food trucks and wash it all down with beer from Gathering Place, Black Husky Brewing, Company Brewing and Lakefront Brewery.

Ellsworth Park (600 E. Ellsworth Ln.) in Bayside is the site of Saturday’s edition of the 1840 Brewing beer garden.

Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) celebrates its second anniversary with a day full of fun from 2 to 9 p.m. Live music, food and special beers will all be available. To mark the occasion, Sahale is releasing Deuces Wild Imperial Wild Ale brewed with sweet cherry, cranberry and raspberry.

MobCraft Beer (505 S. 5th St.) hosts its third annual Weird Fest block party to mark eight years in business. The event means food, live music and Mondo Lucha wrestling, of course. MobCraft is also releasing a few beers on tap that can safely be classified as weird including Dill Pickle Sour and Zany Zucchini Bread, a wit made with cinnamon, vanilla, zucchini and walnuts. The oddness starts at noon.

X-Ray Beer Day at X-Ray Arcade (5036 S. Packard Ave.) means you can try 18 different beers made by six Wisconsin breweries. The mini beer fest costs $35 in advance and $40 at the door.



Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 20 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for a few years more.