14 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Aug. 9-13

If you have tickets to Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison on Saturday, you’re in luck. If you don’t, there are plenty of beer events happening locally.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Sprecher Brewing’s Traveling Beer Garden sets up shop in Doctors Park (1870 E. Fox Ln.) until Aug. 27. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

Another Paint & Sip is happening at The Tap Yard – West Bend (4875 County Highway Z) from 6 to 8 p.m. This time you’ll be painting a cabin in the woods. Cost is $30.

This week’s beer release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is Dan Flashes, a West Coast pale ale.


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Thursday, Aug. 10

Third Space Brewing is offering samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 11

You don’t see this every day. Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) hosts square dancing with Do-Si-Do To Go from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are just $10 for the hoedown.

Component Brewing (2018 S. 1st St.) is releasing Haze in Space, a New England IPA that debuted at Wisconsin IPA Fest over the weekend.

The Mercadera Makers Market brings Latin women entrepreneurs to Indeed Brewing Company from 4 to 8 p.m.

1840 Brewing Company takes its Beer Garden Road Show to Lemke Park (10301 W. Donges Bay Rd.). Hours are 4 to 8 p.m.

New Barons Brewing Co-op is pouring its brews at the Fox Point Beer Garden (7040-7098 N. Santa Monica Blvd.)  from 4 to 8 p.m.

Try samples from Central Waters Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 2 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 12

Don your best Hawaiian shirt for the Concrete Island Party happening at New Barons Brewing Co-op (2018 S. 1st St.) from 2 to 9 p.m. There will be a pig roast, live reggae and beer from both New Barons and Component Brewing.

Company Brewing (735 E. Center St.) has a pair of beer releases starting at 11 a.m. As You Like It is a double IPA and Platinum Barnacle is an oyster gose.

The Beer Garden Road Show lands at Klode Park (5960 N. Lake Dr.) from 2 to 9 p.m.

Try German beers from Arcobräu from noon to 3 p.m. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee.

Sunday, Aug. 13

It’s Food Truck Day at The Tap Yard – Brookfield (2925 N. Barker Rd.). Several food trucks are pulling in to provide sustenance.



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.