Sahale Ale Works

17 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: July 13-17

Cheers to Vennture Brew Co. and Sahale Ale Works for celebrating anniversaries.

Wednesday, July 13

Introduce yourself to The Veil Brewing Company at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.). From 4 to 10 p.m. the brewery out of Richmond, Virginia will be pouring a few of their popular IPAs as well as an oddity or two.

Third Space Brewing is taking over a few of the taps at two Tap Yard locations. Try a few different pours from them at both the The Tap Yard Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.) and The Tap Yard West Bend (4875 County Hwy. Z).

The Plant & Sip Succulent Bar comes to The Tap Yard Brookfield (2925 N. Barker Rd.) from 6 to 8 p.m. For $60 you can build a tiny garden and enjoy a free beer in the process.

Sprecher Brewing’s Traveling Beer Garden tour takes up a residency at Lake Park (3233 E. Kenwood Blvd.) until July 31. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.




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Thursday, July 14

The Riverwest Syndicate is planning a takeover. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it. The syndicate is actually the five breweries in Riverwest—Gathering Place Brewing, Amorphic Beer, Black Husky Brewing, Company Brewing and Lakefront Brewery. They’ll each have two beers on tap at Dino’s (808 E. Chambers) starting at 6 p.m. It’s the first of a few tap takeovers by the group.

Brewery Ommegang is handing out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday, July 15

Try samples from Broken Bat Brewing and Leinenkugel’s at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Fair State Brewing is offering samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 16

Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) is celebrating three years in business with a two-day party that runs from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Sahale will release its anniversary beer, Three Snaps in A Z-Formation, an imperial wild ale made with pear, kiwi and cucumber. Food trucks and live music will be happening along with general festive fun.

Vennture Brew Co. (5519 W. North Ave.) is just slightly older and also celebrating an anniversary. A daylong celebration marks four years in business and includes four new coffees and four new beers. Show up on Saturday to try them all.

You’re going to get thirsty watching homemade aircraft crash into Lake Michigan during the Red Bull Flugtag event taking over the lakefront on Saturday, and 1840 Brewing has a solution for that. The Bay View brewery’s traveling beer garden comes to the War Memorial adjacent to the Flugtag doings at Veterans Park, and there’s even a beer made specially for the event: Savage Landings, a 5.2% lager. The beer garden will be open Friday through Sunday. 

The Riverwest Food Truck Rally comes to Gathering Place Brewing Company (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 4 to 8 p.m. That means access to nearly 20 food trucks and beer from all of your Riverwest favorites. Gathering Place, Amorphic Beer, Black Husky Brewing, Company Brewing and Lakefront Brewery will all be there.

The Woof Photo Session is happening at Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your dog in for a photo session with Unleashed With Love dog photography. The cost is just $25 and you get a free beer out of the deal. Plus, $5 of all sales will be donated to MADACC.

Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 W. North Ave.) is releasing Everything Eventually, a hazy Citra pale ale.

The Tap Yard’s IPA Fest comes to The Tap Yard West Bend from noon to 9 p.m. The beer list has its fair share of hazy IPAs and a few not so hazies.

Up your beer workouts a notch with Shred & Stretch at Broken Bat Brewing (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) at 10:30 a.m. The class combines 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training with 30 minutes of yoga. The cost is just $10.

Sunday, July 17

The rooftop patio at Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) is perfect for beer drinking. It’s also a great spot for yoga. Get there at 10 a.m. for a 45-minute rooftop yoga session followed by a free beer. The cost for the morning workout is just $25.

The Plant & Sip Succulent Bar is making the rounds this summer. On Sunday, it’s at Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.) from 2 to 4 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.