15 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Oktoberfests are making their annual return to Milwaukee. Bavarian Bierhaus begins its long celebration this week.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Help New Barons Brewing Co-op (2018 S. 1st St.) harvest hops from hop bines from 5 to 7 p.m. The hops will be used for New Barons’ 4×4 American Pale Ale, which will be brewed the next day.

Friday, Sept. 2

The beer release this week at Supermoon Beer Company (3145 S. Howell Ave.) sounds like a doozy. Epitope Bière de Coupage blends a young saison made with Wisconsin hops with a French oak fermented farmhouse ale that Supermoon has been aging for three years. Expect a whole lot of flavor complexity. Presale has started. Pickup and a pop-up taproom is happening from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

3 Sheeps Brewing (1837 North Ave., Sheboygan) has a big release day planned. They’re offering four packs of the coffee variant of The Wolf barrel-aged stout. Each pack includes a can made with coffee by a different roaster, including one by Vennture Brew Co. The four packs are extremely limited so get there early. The brewery is also releasing a perfect beer for fall, Pumpkin Spice Veneration. The Belgian quad is made with figs, molasses and pumpkin spice, and is aged in rye whiskey barrels. 3 Sheeps will also have Deeply Rooted Barleywine, made with orange peel and Ecuadorian vanilla, on tap. That’s a big day.


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Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W. Lexington Ave.) begins its monthlong Oktoberfest celebration. Expect Old Heidelberg Park to be overflowing with great German beer, food and music. Check the event page for table rental options.

1840 Brewing Company is releasing Lisa Dank IPA and We Go Together Like, a peanut butter and jelly inspired sour ale. Both beers are also available as part of a “back to school special” that includes an awesome fanny pack and a sparkly pencil. Presale starts at 9 a.m.

Hellstrom Oktoberfest is coming to the taps at Wizard Works Brewing (231 E. Buffalo St.) on Friday.

1840 Brewing’s Beer Garden Road Show takes the long trip to Yahr Park (799 Orchard Valley Rd., West Bend) and will be pouring from 4 to 9 p.m.

Try samples from Maplewood Brewery at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday Sept. 3

The Beer Garden Road Show makes it back to Ellsworth Park (600 E. Ellsworth Ln.) in Bayside from 2 to 8 p.m.

Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.) has a pair of releases this weekend. Evolving Perspectives is a West Coast IPA, and Falsch-Tober is an Oktoberfest-inspired beer fermented with kveik yeast.

Central Waters is offering samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 2 p.m.

Another Family Fun Day is coming to The Tap Yard Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.). From 1 to 7 p.m. there will be plenty to do for both kids and adults.

WoofBowl, a food truck that offers fresh and healthy food for dogs, is making an appearance at Tap Yard Milwaukee (1555 N. Rivercenter Dr.).

Sunday, Sept. 4

The Sharpening Company is headed to Enlightened Brewing (2020 S. Allis St.) from noon to 4 p.m. to sharpen kitchen knives, garden tools, lawnmower blades, and more. Sweet Smoke BBQ MKE will provide you with sustenance while you wait.

The WoofBowl food truck will be at The Tap Yard Waukesha from 1 to 6 p.m.



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.