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12 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: March 8-13

The Fermentorium celebrates six years of great beer, Third Space releases Mystic Knot, and Amorphic Beer celebrates Pi Day.

Tuesday, March 8

Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) has another installment of Name That Beer happening. Head there at 7 p.m. and pay $10 for four, 5-ounce mystery pours. You get rewarded for how quickly you guess what each beer is.

Wednesday, March 9

MKE Burger Company (6421 S. 27th St.) hosts one of the many Women’s Month events happening in March. They’ll be pouring some standouts from Indeed Brewing, Surly Brewing, 3 Sheeps Brewing, Revolution Brewing and Rhinegeist Brewery, and $1 from each pour benefits Sojourner Truth House. Head there from 4 to 6 p.m. to meet the five women who organized the area Women’s Month events.

Thursday, March 10

The monthly 1840 Brewing beer dinner at Elder+Rime (2300 N. Mayfair Rd.) happens at 6 p.m. Reserve a spot for $95.

Head to the Old German Beer Hall (1009 N. Old World Third St.) at 6 p.m. for the release of Lakefront Brewery’s Bierzeit German-Style Kölsch. A ceremonial keg tapping happens at 6 p.m. with free .2L pours until the keg is empty.

The Behind the Beer Series continues at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.). This month the guests of honor are Mike and Lisa Pallen from Mikerphone Brewery. Learn about this outstanding brewery, and get a flight of six beers, for just $25.



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Friday, March 11

Supermoon Beer Company (3145 S. Howell Ave.) has a pair of beer releases happening and will have its patio open from noon to 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Preorder has already started for Farn, a farmhouse-style saison brewed with aged hops and co-fermented with Brett, and Gausette, a grisette-style farmhouse ale dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops.

Hero’s Downfall IPA is double dry-hopped with rare Medusa hops, and it’s the weekly beer release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.). Presale starts at 9 a.m. and pickup starts at 3 p.m. Try some on tap on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 12

The annual release of Mystic Knot Barrel-Aged Irish-Style Coffee Stout is happening at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). This year’s variants include regular Mystic Knot; Mystic Affogato, a barrel-aged vanilla cream coffee stout made with coffee, lactose and vanilla beans; Mystic Tiramisu, a barrel-aged stout made with coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla bean and orange peel; and Mystic Double Shot, an espresso stout aged in both 12-year-old and 3-year-old bourbon barrels. Presale for all four has already begun. Doors open at noon, and the festivities include live Irish music and a visit by Kelly’s Greens, bringing CBD treats.

It’s a big weekend at The Fermentorium. The brewery celebrates its sixth anniversary with three big beer releases and special tappings at both the Cedarburg (7481 WI-60 Trunk) and Wauwatosa (6933 W. North Ave.) locations. The releases are The Fermentorium’s fourth anniversary beer, Blue Flowers Fruited Sour; fifth anniversary beer, Rivers Turn to Wood Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout; and sixth anniversary beer, Leaves of Iron Barrel-Aged Maple Pecan Doppelbock. They’ll both be tapping Buffalo Trace Barrel-Aged Operation: Nighthawk Imperial Stout and Double Barrel Bootleggers Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale. Live music and food trucks will be at both locations. Cedarburg is open noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Wauwatosa hours are 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Amorphic Beer (3700 N. Fratney St.) is going all-in with its Pi Days event. The three-day celebration culminates on Pi Day (March 14) and includes beer releases, food trucks, music, engineering challenges (yep) and even an Exploring Exoplanets presentation from UW-Milwaukee professor Dr. Jean Creighton. The full schedule is on Amorphic’s Facebook page.

Transient Artisan Ales is bringing a few of their standout beers from southwest Michigan to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.). Six limited beers, including a couple of big stouts, will be on tap at 11 a.m. when the bar opens.

Sunday, March 13

A yoga session might be a really good idea after a busy week of beer events. Third Space Brewing hosts an hour-long session starting at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $20 and includes a post-workout beer.



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.