12 Beer Events Brewing This Week in Milwaukee: Sept. 16-19

A new brewery opens in Burlington, Oktoberfest continues, and Hacienda releases an intriguing beer.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Pre-order begins at 5 p.m. for a big double release by Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.) on Friday. Barrel-aged Teetering In the Unknown is an intriguing brew made with fermented pineapple, cinnamon, coriander, grains of paradise and peppercorns that’s all blended with a mixed-culture saison. Wow. The other release is Vertigogo Milk Stout, which doesn’t sound too bad either.

Thursday, Sept. 17

The third weekend of the month-long Oktoberfest celebration at Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W. Lexington Ave.) starts on Thursday. Festivities run through Sunday. See the details and reserve a spot at the event page.

Small Plates and Big Brews is a beer dinner hosted by The Fermentorium and The Norbert at Riveredge Nature Center (4400 County Rd. Y, Saukville). Just 20 patrons get to enjoy a pretty cool outdoor dining experience. Cost is $75 for non-members.


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Brewfinity Brewing pours at Pints in the Park all weekend at Sussex Village Park (W244 N6100 Weaver Dr., Sussex). Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

MobCraft celebrates Walker’s Point Week with another outstanding virtual pairing. Order a $35 kit for two that includes five local food items and a few MobCraft beers. Orders close at 11 a.m. on Thursday and pickup starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday, Sept. 18

“I Miss Alpine Valley” is the theme at this weekend’s Party on Pitt, the large outdoor beer patio adjacent to Broken Bat Brewing (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.). Have a few beers while listening to streaming concerts from the likes of Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffet and Phish. Tickets are $30 and essentially serve as a $30 beer voucher. Hours are 3:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Check out the details on Facebook.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) releases its Plumpy Fruited Sour, this one is made with mango and passion fruit, over the weekend. You can reserve a bottle online between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and pick it up  Friday between 4 and 7 p.m. and Saturday between noon and 5 p.m.

Low Daily Beer (700 N. Pine St., Burlington) opens up its doors for the first time at 11 a.m. Brewer/owner Tim Sullivan returns home after a few years of brewing on the West Coast.

The pilot brewery at Good City Brewing’s downtown location (333 W. Juneau Ave.) has been busy and now you can try the first batch of experimentation. Lab Release #1 is a double dry-hopped New England double IPA. Limited quantities of this taproom-only beer were made, so get down there soon to try some.

Saturday, Sept. 19

The other brewery in Burlington, The Runaway Micropub & Nanobrewery (109 E. Chestnut St., Burlington) is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration starting this weekend and running for the next two Saturday.

Celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week with a group ride from Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.) to one of the two Fermentorium locations. The city ride runs from Indeed to The Fermentorium Barrel House (6933 W. North Ave.) and the country ride goes from Indeed to The Fermentorium Brewery and Tasting Room (7481 WI-60 Trunk, Cedarburg). If groups aren’t your thing you can do either ride from Sept. 16 to Sept. 20. The cost is $20 and a portion of the proceeds go to Wisconsin Bike Fed.

The fourth anniversary celebration continues at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). Its anniversary beer, Baby Yo Fuzzy Little IPA, goes on tap on Saturday. You can get yours by purchasing an anniversary package, but don’t expect to see it on store shelves long, there isn’t much out there.



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.