14 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: April 27-May 1

Supermoon Beer is opening its doors again this weekend and there’s a spring beer fest happening at Hoyt Park.

Wednesday, April 27

Unleashed With Love Pet Photography will be at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 4 to 8 p.m. For $25 you get a professional photo of your dog, and $5 of that goes to Lucky Mutts Rescue.

Cruz Blanca Brewery is bringing a few of its beers up from Chicago to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m. The list includes a tapping of a 2018 Señor Incognito Russian Imperial Stout.

Thursday, April 28

Learn a thing or two from the brewers at Enlightened Brewing. The Behind the Beer Series at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) features the brewery from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For $25 you get to hear from the guys who started Enlightened and you get a flight of their beers.

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) hosts its fourth Beer School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This time, the subject is Belgian beers.


 

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Friday, April 29

Learn about the science behind brewing at Amorphic Beer (3700 N. Fratney St.) during the Brewery 201 Science Tour from 5 to 5:30 p.m. After you’re done pick up a four-pack of the limited release Dumbbell Indemnity, a double dry-hopped hazy IPA made with Phantasm, and addition to the beer that ups the tropical fruit aroma.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing Celestial Personification Pale Ale in bottles at 3 p.m. Presale starts at 9 a.m. and the beer will be on tap the previous Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

Sample beer and cider from several standout breweries at the 2022 Spring Beer Fest at The Landing at Hoyt Park (1800 N. Swan Blvd.). For just $30 you can try more than 40 samples.

Three Cellars (N72 W13400 Lund Ln., Menomonee Falls) celebrates its sixth anniversary starting at noon. 1840 Brewing marked the occasion by creating Not Even Close, a double dry-hopped DIPA that’s only available in bottles at Three Cellars. Expect music, food and special beer tappings.

The Supermoon taproom will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The brewery is releasing Featherfarm, an oak fermented farmhouse-style lager. Preorder is available now.

Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) hosts Diversified Brewing, a celebration of Black-owned craft breweries, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the Milwaukee Film Festival and the documentary One Pint at a Time.

Bend and Brew comes to Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.) from 10 to 11 a.m. After the free, 60-minute yoga session you get $1 off your first pour.

Gathering Place Brewing hosts a book swap over the weekend. Bring your books in on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week and you get first crack at what’s available by getting in an hour early on Saturday at 2 p.m. (general public has access from 3 to 10 p.m.). Hours on Sunday are 2 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

The Mother’s Day edition of the 53212 Marketplace is coming to Amorphic Beer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 25 vendors will be there, providing you with plenty of options for the perfect gift.

If you miss out on snagging a bottle or two, the one keg of Not Even Close DIPA, the anniversary beer for Three Cellars, will be tapped at 1840 Brewing Company.

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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.