11 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Cheers to Lakefront Brewery on its 35th anniversary.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Matt Sampson, founder of Sway Brewing & Blending, will be at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. Try a few of his complex beers and ask Sampson about the young Door County brewery.

Head to WhirlyBall (185 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield) at 6:30 p.m. to meet some of the team from Badger State Brewing and then take them on in a game or two. The event is free, but it’s a good idea to register.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Celebrate one of Milwaukee’s pioneering craft breweries at one of Milwaukee’s iconic bars. Lakefront Brewery is celebrating 35 years by pouring a Birthday Doppelbock and the venerable Klisch Pilsner at Wolski’s Tavern (1836 N. Pulaski St.) from 5 to 8 p.m.

Try samples from Three Floyds and WarPigs at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.



Join Milwaukee Magazine and Quad for the third-annual Unity Awards Event on March 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. at GATHER in the Deer District.

Friday, Dec. 2

The weekly release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is That’s Thiol, Folks!, a double IPA made with thiols. Presale begins at 9 a.m. with pickup over the weekend.

Raised Grain Brewing is handing out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Brown, Black and Brews brings several breweries and beers to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) from 2 to 6 p.m. Experience Brown and Black breweries from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and hear how their stories. Cost is just $10.

Amorphic Beer (3700 N. Fratney St.)  and the West River Collective are hosting the Holiday Marketplace from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect more than 25 vendors and a food truck or two.

The Little Big Beer Fest comes to Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) from 1 to 5 p.m. The fundraiser for Family Sharing features unique beers from 14 Wisconsin breweries.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Ray’s Holiday Soiree is happening at Ray’s Growler Gallery from noon to 5 p.m. Partake in good beer, boozy slushies and hot chocolate, all while helping build a gingerbread house.

The Arts & Drafts Craft Fair takes place at Sahale Ale Works from noon to 5 p.m. Ten local artisans offer a variety of gift ideas.



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.