18 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: June 7-11

The Locust Street Beer Run is back, and it’s just one of many beer-related events happening this week.

Wednesday, June 7

Lakefront Brewery is taking over some of the taps at The House of Guinness (354 W. Main St., Waukesha) starting at 6 p.m.

Dovetail Brewery is taking over a few of the taps at The Tap Yard – Brookfield (2925 N. Barker Rd.) and The Tap Yard – Waukesha (1927 E. Sunset Dr.) from 4 to 9 p.m.

Make it a night in Waukesha. Magellan’s on Main (370 W. Main St. Waukesha) gets a visit from Broken Bat Brewery at 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 8

A summer of music at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) starts with Listening Party playing from 7 to 9 p.m. Third Space Presents happens every Thursday during the summer. This week they’ll also release Sounds of Summer, a watermelon gose.


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Friday, June 9

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing Riwaka the Dinosaur, a double IPA. Presale starts at 9 a.m.

The Beer Garden Road Show brings beers from 1840 Brewing to Longacre Pavillion (7343 N. Longacre Rd., Fox Point) from 4 to 9 p.m.

Try samples from Revolution Brewing and Terrapin Beer Co. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 5 p.m.

Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) is offering samples from Monkless (3 to 5 p.m.) and Revolution (4 to 6 p.m.).

Saturday, June 10

New Barons Brewing Co-op opens its beer garden at the Fox Point Pool (7100 N. Santa Monica Blvd.) from 2 to 8 p.m. They’re releasing Goat Stuff, a bock perfect for summer. There will be live music and food too.

Frothy Forage is on tap at Riveredge Nature Center (4458 County Hwy. Y, Saukville). Sampling at the beer fest runs from noon to 3 p.m. and tickets cost just $50 in advance.

Arts, Crafts and Drafts comes to The Corners of Brookfield (20111 W. Bluemound Rd.) over the weekend. This means art, live music, food vendors and craft beer. The family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

At 11 a.m., Supermoon Beer Company (3145 S. Howell Ave.) hosts Bends, Bagels + Beermosas. Sign up and you get a yoga session, a bagel and a beermosa made with Supermoon beer.

1840’s Beer Garden Road Show makes a stop at Klode Park (5960 N. Lake Dr.) from 2 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 11

The Locust Street Festival of Music and Art is back, and with it comes the Locust Street Beer Run. The 1.6-mile run starts at 11:30 a.m. and includes four beer stops along the way. The 44th annual run is one of Milwaukee’s best traditions and I’m thrilled that it’s back.

You can make your own customized bottle opener keychain at Gathering Place Brewing (7208 W. North Ave.). Alissa Miller from Blu Mountain Co. guides participants through the process. The cost is just $35 and includes a drink ticket.

Five taco trucks are coming to The Tap Yard – Menomonee Falls (W220 N7884 Town Line Rd.) for the day, which will pair nicely with the great beer on tap.

Yoga In Your Third Space returns to Third Space Brewing at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a 75-minute yoga session and the beer you get with your $23 ticket.



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.