16 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee Thanksgiving Week: Nov. 23-26

Keep your eye out for Goose Island Bourbon County Stout around town.

RELATED: Read our Black Friday brewery guide to find 20+ beer releases in the Milwaukee area. 

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) is releasing dry-hopped Triple Sky Breaker IPA.

Take a load off. Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) is screening the classic concert film, The Last Waltz and spinning some vintage vinyl. Growler fills are 25% off.

Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) is releasing a Gin Barrel-Aged Sparkly Eyes IPA at 4 p.m.

A Drinksgiving Firkin is being tapped at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) at 4 p.m. The beer is Heavy E The Boyz imperial stout made with pumpkin spice added.


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The Fermentorium (7481 Wi-60 Trunk and 6933 W. North Ave.) is releasing its Sweater Weather Imperial Milk Stout series. The lineup includes Sweater Weather Imperial Milk Stout, Marshmallow Sweater Weather, Toasted Coconut Sweater Weather and Mexican Chocolate Sweater Weather.

Vennture Brew Co. (5519 W. North Ave.) is releasing a few beers ideal for holiday consumption. Second Helping is a dark saison aged in bourbon barrels and  is joined by the The Heights: Orange and Cranberry Farmhouse Ale, Leg Work New England IIPA, Barrel-Aged Cascara Quad. Beers go on sale at 1 p.m. and will also be on tap.

Drinksgiving is also happening at Component Brewing (2018 S. 1st St.) 4 p.m. That means $1 off of pours and a preview of the Black Friday releases for Mug Club members.

Faklandia Brewery (3807 S. Packard Ave.) has a ton of specials happening, and Mug Club members can sample the Black Friday release.

Friday, Nov. 25

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is pouring some amazing stouts when it opens at 11 a.m. Expect to see a few 2022 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout variants, some barrel-aged gems from Central Waters Brewing and 3 Sheeps Brewing.

Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) is offering a F**k’d Up Flight of a few older oddities. Buying one gets you a raffle ticket for a 2015 Barrel-Aged Headbutter Barleywine, to be drawn on Sunday.

The Tap Yard Brookfield’s Winter Wonderland begins at Fox Brook Park (2925 N. Barker Rd.). Greenhouse and igloo rentals are available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Jan. 28. Groups of up to six can enjoy food, beer, wine and warmth.

Enlightened Brewing’s own James Larson is guest bartending at Ray’s Growler Gallery and pouring some Enlightened beers during the United States’ match with England in the World Cup.

There are a few gems available for preorder now with pickup on Friday at Ray’s Wine & Spirits (8930 W. North Ave.). Check the website for brews like 1840 Brewing I Got It At Ray’s Imperial Stout, Third Space Brewing Stout State of Mind or maybe even a Bourbon County or two.

Saturday, Nov. 26

The Small Business Saturday Maker’s Market comes to Black Husky Brewing from noon to 5 p.m. More than 20 local vendors will be there offering cool things.

Try samples from Brasserie d’Achouffe at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from noon to 3 p.m.

Three Floyds Brewing is handing out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from noon to 2 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.