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17 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Nov. 16-21

Plenty of new beers and events in the week before Black Friday – the biggest beer holiday of the year.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) is releasing its collaboration with Third Space Brewing, barrel-aged Stout State of Mind, in a big way. The tap list for the night includes a coffee variant made with the help of Vennture Brew Co. There will be total of six Third Space brews on tap and a couple of gems from Vennture. The sipping starts at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Revolution Brewing barrel guru Marty Scott and head brewer Jim Cibak are headed to Ray’s Growler Gallery for a behind the beer session at 6:30 p.m. For $25 you can learn about one of Chicago’s best barrel-aging programs and sip on a few as well. Be sure to get a ticket beforehand.

Door County’s Sway Brewing + Blending is bringing a couple of beers to Supermoon Beer Co. (3145 S. Howell Ave.). At 4 p.m., Supermoon is tapping All But A Dream, a foeder fermented wet hop saison, on Thursday at 4 p.m. It will also be available in cans, alongside Lovely Cherries, a barrel-fermented saison conditioned on cherries. Preorder during the week to ensure you get some. Supermoon is also showing a livestream of the Trey Anastasio Band on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.


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A Night of Wood is happening at Explorium Brewpub (5300 S. 76th St.). Try some new and not so new barrel-aged beers and sours. Tickets are just $42.

Try samples from Hinterland Brewery (3 to 6 p.m.) and New Glarus Brewing (3 to 5 p.m.) at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.).

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

Friday, Nov. 18

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is treating members of the My Third Space Club to an appreciation party at 6 p.m. The fun includes a pour of 2022 Robust Porter, deals on pints and a few snacks. Existing members can renew their memberships for 2023, and newbies can sign up for next year as well (and be invited to the party).

The weekly release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is Heavy E & The Boyz, an imperial stout made with vanilla and cacao nibs. Presale for this bold 12.3% ABV beer starts at 9 a.m.

Everything Eventually, a hazy Citra pale ale is being released at Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.).

Toppling Goliath is offering samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from 3 to 6 p.m.

Try beers from Gathering Place Brewing (3 to 5 p.m.) and Revolution Brewing (4 to 6 p.m.) at Discount Liquor Waukesha.

Saturday, Nov. 19

The Walker’s Point Makers Market & Bar Hop is taking place from noon to 5 p.m. Head to Broken Bat Brewing (135 E. Pittsburg Ave.), Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.), MobCraft Beer (505 S. 5th St.) and Great Lakes Distillery (616 W. Virginia St.) to find all sorts of gifts, arts and crafts, and other cool stuff from local vendors.

Discount Liquor Milwaukee is handing out samples from MobCraft and Sierra Nevada from noon to 2 p.m.

Three Floyds Brewing is offering samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Paint a Pint with Priscilla returns to Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $30 to design some amazing glassware.

The Plant & Sip Succulent Bar thing is still happening. Head to Indeed Brewing from 2 to 4 p.m. to build your cool arrangement. The $60 ticket includes everything you need and a beer.

Monday, Nov. 21

Old Germantown (148N 12696 Pleasant View Dr., Germantown) is pairing beers with sausages during the World Cup. When the U.S. plays Wales at 1 p.m. they’ll be making Welsh glamorgan sausage, a deep-fried cheese sausage, and serving Foxtown Brewery’s The Lion and Fox English ale. To represent the U.S., they’ll be offering a Wisconsin lager and West Coast IPA, as well as hot dogs, Texas hot links and andouille. The deliciousness will continue throughout the World Cup.



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.