14 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Aug. 11-14

Another big week in craft beer includes an anniversary party at Vennture Brewing Co., and a beer release by Broken Bat with an interesting backstory.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Chicago’s Old Irving Brewing Company is bringing a few beers to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.). Try Beezer, a tasty NEIPA.

Sprecher Brewing’s Pass Me a Pint Tour returns to Juneau Park until Sept. 6. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Some beer events you just can’t make up. Broken Bat Brewing is releasing a beer with an amazing backstory. Can of Corn Classic Ballpark Ale is made from corn harvested in 2020 from around the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. The guy who has harvesting rights to the corn around the field reached out to Broken Bat to see if they wanted to use it to brew a beer to coincide with the Chicago White Sox/New York Yankees game being played there on Thursday. You benefit from this partnership. An extremely limited amount of cans will be available in the Broken Bat taproom and the cans even have a Certificate of Authenticity printed on them.

The Tap Yard (1150 W. Sunset Dr., Waukesha) is tapping a few standouts from Lakefront Brewery , including a 2020 Black Friday Imperial Stout and Beerline Barleywine. The fun begins at 5 p.m.

Raised Grain Brewing’s pop-up beer garden lands in Minooka Park (1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha) for the weekend.

Friday, Aug. 13

Good City Brewing releases its latest Indigo Series beer, Comfort Zone. The double dry hopped pale ale posts a manageable ABV of 5.5%.

The weekly release at 1840 Brewing Co. (342 E. Ward St.) is Electric Sunset Fruited IPA. Preorder and pick it up after 3 p.m. on Friday.

1840 Brewing’s traveling beer garden comes to Homestead Hollow (N120 W19809 Freistadt Rd., Germantown) to kick off the weekend.

Saturday, Aug. 14

Vennture Brew Co. (5519 W. North Ave.) celebrates its third year anniversary with a party and three new beer releases at noon. The Night Crew is an imperial stout aged in J. Henry Bourbon Barrels. Bruv, Bruv, Bruv is a double Berliner made with mango, pineapple and peach. And, wrapping it up is Nice Hat, a double NEIPA made with Strata, Citra and El Dorado hops.

Live Again! was created to support indie music venues in the area. You can support this worthy cause by picking up a mixed pack of coffee and beer at the Turner Hall Ballroom parking lot (1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pack includes 1840 Brewing Prickly Pear IPA, Lakefront Honey Brown Ale, Explorium Orange Cream Ale, Component Rhubarb Hard Seltzer and a bag of Latin Jazz Blend coffee from Colectivo. The cost for this is $50 (preorder is recommended) and all of the profits go to Live Again! That’s a great deal.

Eagle Park Brewing is releasing a pair of beers over the weekend. Tiki Daves: Blue Hawaiian is a sour ale made pineapple, orange, coconut and blue spirulina. Fat Stacks is an imperial stout made with maple syrup and cacao nibs. Both will be available at 11 a.m. at both Eagle Park locations (823 E. Hamilton St. and S64 W15640 Commerce Center Pkwy., Muskego).

The Brewery Running Series makes its triumphant return at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). Registration for the casual 5K is $30 and includes a beer after you’re done.

Speaking of running. The Milwaukee Running Group OMG is hosting the official Beer Mile at the north soccer field of Estabrook Park (4400 N. Estabrook Dr.) starting at 4:30 p.m. Become an official beer miler by running four laps on a 400-meter track and drinking a beer each lap.

Ellsworth Park (600 E. Ellsworth Ln.) hosts a visit by 1840 Brewing’s traveling beer garden.



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.