14 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: March 22-27

Sour Fest at MobCraft is the headliner for an extremely busy week of beer events.

Tuesday, March 22

Klub Kölsch returns to New Baron’s Brewing Cooperative (2018 S. 1st St.) and beer tasters are needed. For $10 you get six samples of homebrewed Kölsch-style beers. The event is part of a series that will culminate in August.

Wednesday, March 23

There are actually two, yes two, chances to get your dog’s picture taken at a local brewery. From 6 to 9 p.m., Broken Bat Brewery (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) is taking photos of dogs with the Easter Bunny for $10. The brewery is donating 20% of the proceeds from the night to Friends of MADACC. Unleashed With Love pet photography comes to Gathering Place Brewing Company (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 4 to 8 p.m. Get a professional photo of your furry friend for $25, five bucks of which goes to JR’s Pups-N-Stuff.

Come to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) to try a few pours from Amorphic Beer from 5 to 8 p.m. The relatively new Milwaukee brewery is bringing a few IPAs to the the Sugar Maple taps.


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Friday, March 25

Hops for Hearts comes to Coast (931 E. Wisconsin Ave.) to benefit Project Bubaloo’s congenital heart disease research fund. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and include live music, food, a silent auction and more. Ten (mostly) local breweries will be there too, and the $65 ticket gives you the chance to sample them all.

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is releasing Like a Girl IPA, a collaboration between Third Space’s female brewers, the Pink Boots Society and Malteurop. In conjunction with the release, Barley’s Angels is having its monthly meetup at Third Space, starting at 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to the Wisconsin Pink Boots Society.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing We Go Together Like Sour Ale, a pastry sour inspired by peanut butter and jelly. The collaboration with Mikerphone Brewing is brewed with peanut flour and conditioned on peanuts and blackberry puree. Presale starts at 9 a.m. and pickup begins at 3 p.m. Try it on tap on Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

It’s a big day at MobCraft (505 S. 5th St.). The fourth annual Sour Fest kicks off at noon with a tap takeover of sours and wild ales. There are also three sampling sessions available for those who take their sours seriously. To commemorate the day, MobCraft is releasing Sour Golden Ale 2022. The oak-aged blended ale comes in four variants—Sour Golden Ale, Sour Golden Ale Hibiscus Pineapple, Sour Golden Ale Lulo Persimmon and Sour Golden Ale Rasperry.

There are plenty of chances to be active on Saturday. Dead Bird Brewing Company (1726 N. 5th St.) and Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.) both have a one-hour yoga session from 10 to 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., Gathering Place Brewing Company pairs Jigs & Swigs: The Irish Dance Workout with MKE Yoga Social for a mix of cardio and yoga.

If yoga’s not your thing, get the blood pumping at the Shamrock Beer Run 5K. The run/walk starts at 1 p.m. at Greenfield Park (2028 S. 124th St.), but here’s the fun part—the craft beer garden opens at 12:30 p.m. and stays open until 3:30. Cost is $45 for the run and the beer afterward, and just $15 if you’d rather not run and just sample beer.

The Lions Club of South Milwaukee hosts a beer and wine tasting at the St. Francis Lions Center (3476 E. Howard Ave.). Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and tasting runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is just $25.

Sunday, March 27

The Women’s Month events list continues with the Womxn Makers Market at Bad Moon Saloon (4035 S. Clement Ave.). From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can browse art, vintage clothing and other cool stuff. One dollar off of every pint of select beers goes to Sojourner Truth House.



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.