11 Beer Events Brewing This Week in Milwaukee: May 19-23

Plenty of new beers to try this week, and a beer drive-thru should provide plenty to drink during Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 19

The MobCraft Book Club continues this week. The club is in week four (out of six) but you can still join, and you get a bottle of Padishah Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout and talk about Josh Noel’s great book Barrel-Age Stout and Selling Out. Discussion happens at 7 p.m. on Zoom.


Wednesday, May 20

Place your order for a virtual sushi beer dinner for two, courtesy of MobCraft and Screaming Tuna. The five-course meal is available in either an ice (raw) or fire (cooked) version. Pick it up on Friday, take it home, and tune into a video explaining what you’re eating. Cost is $65.

Feel like designing a beer release event poster? Sugar Maple needs your help. May 20 is the due date for the artwork highlighting the release of Sensei Dangereuse, a collaboration between Sugar Maple and Dangerous Man Brewing. Check out the full details and, good luck.

Hang out with a pair of Third Space Brewing sales reps during the weekly Sippin’ with Sales at 8 p.m. on Instagram live.


Thursday, May 21

Are you ready to e-learn? Third Space Brewing is hosting a Facebook Live Presentation about Milwaukee’s brewing history called Brew City’s Birth & Boom. Presenter Mike Gehl, co-owner Andy Gehl’s father, will start at 7 p.m. Watching it with a Third Space beer in hand is optional.

Vennture Brew Co is hosts Shrink-N-Drink from 7 to 10 p.m. on Zoom. Join psychology professor Dr. Julie Helmrich in a light-hearted discussion. Stop by Vennture to pick up a few beers to sip on while you’re enjoying the discussion.

Third Space is releasing Why Wouldn’t Cha? Hazy IPA during its curbside pickup from 2 to 6 p.m.


Friday, May 22

Gathering Place Brewing is upping its canned beer game. The brewery is adding four more beers to their lineup including #shoehaze Oat Pale Ale, Slightly Askew Helles Lager, 180 Gram Vinyl Milk Porter and Coffee Pale Ale. They’ll also have a fresh batch of Arrivederci Roma Italian Pilsner available. Place your order online starting at 9 a.m. and pick it up from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Joint IPA is a collaboration between 1840 Brewing and Eagle Park Brewing, which is really all you need to know about why you should pick up this beer. It’s being released at both Eagle Park taprooms (823 E. Hamilton St. and S64 W15640 Commerce Center Pkwy, Muskego) at noon, and at 9 a.m. 1840 starts its public presale.


Saturday, May 23

The last Beer Drive-Thru happens at Explorium Brewpub (5300 S. 76th St.) from noon to 5 p.m. Plenty of breweries are participating. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page to preorder the beers you want. Cheers to New Barons Brewing for this incredibly successful concept.

Head to Gathering Place (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 2 to 6 p.m.to pick up any of the new canned beer options you purchased on Friday (see above).

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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.