19 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Oct. 12-16

Saturday is the day for two big beer releases. Start the day in Sheboygan at 3 Sheeps Brewing and hit up Gathering Place Brewing in the afternoon.

Bottle of The Wolf Double Barrel
Photo courtesy of Beth O’Reilly/3 Sheeps Brewing

The yearly release of The Wolf Double Barrel is a big one at 3 Sheeps Brewing (1837 North Ave., Sheboygan). The limited beer is an imperial stout aged first in Heaven Hill barrels and then in Blanton’s barrels bourbon. It’s worth the trip to be able to try a standout beer from one of the best barrel-aging programs in Wisconsin.

“As much as we love regular Wolf, there is something special about having it age in a second barrel,” said 3 Sheeps brewmaster and co-founder Grant Pauly. “Even stouts that sit in a single barrel for years don’t have the flavor and complexity that we see when we can choose two different bourbon barrels for their unique flavor qualities. It’s one of the things that makes barrel-aged beer so fun. You put a beer like The Wolf into a barrel, or in this case two, expecting what it will be like when it comes out. Sometimes it’s exactly what you envisioned, and sometimes it isn’t. This time we ended up with a beer that was even better than we expected.”

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Jester King Brewery is taking over a few of the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.). Try a few beers from Austin’s standout brewery from 4 to 10 p.m.

The Tap Yard Milwaukee (1555 N. River Center Dr.) and The Tap Yard Brookfield (2925 N. Barker Rd.) are both pairing Halloween candy with beer. Try a flight of four beers matched with four candy favorites.

The Plant & Sip Succulent Bar comes to The Tap Yard Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.) from 6 to 8 p.m. Build a standard terrarium or use a ceramic pumpkin as your vessel. Cost is $60 and includes a beverage.



Join Milwaukee Magazine and Quad for the third-annual Unity Awards Event on March 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. at GATHER in the Deer District.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Grant Pauly has been brewing some amazing beers since he started 3 Sheeps Brewing more than a decade ago. Try a few of them and talk with Pauly during the Behind the Beer series at Ray’s Growler Gallery from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A $15 ticket gets you a flight that includes some 3 Sheeps rarities.

Flight Night is coming to the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.). From 6 to 9 p.m. you can meet a few birds of prey and enjoy beers from Black Husky Brewing, Component Brewing, Good City Brewing, MobCraft Beer and Sahale Ale Works. Tickets are $60.

Friday, Oct. 14

1840 Brewing’s Beer Garden Road Show makes a stop at St. Gabriel’s Parish (1200 Saint Gabriel Way, Hubertus) from 5 to 9 p.m.

This week, 1840 Brewing is releasing its take on One in Four, an IPA brewed in collaboration with Third Space Brewing to raise awareness around domestic violence. Presale for this beer with a great cause begins at 9 a.m.

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is releasing One In Four during an event from 5 to 9 p.m. During that time, 20% of draft beer sales will benefit Sojourner Truth Peace Center. Profits from can sales and draft pours of One In Four also benefit Sojourner Truth. Attendees are asked to bring cans of soup to be used at the shelter.

Try samples from Stevens Point Brewery at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15

It’s a big day at 3 Sheeps Brewing. The Wolf Double Barrel, an imperial stout aged first in Heaven Hill barrels and then in Blanton’s barrels, is being released in 22-ounce bottles. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bottles are first come, first served. The beer will also be available on tap.

Gathering Place Brewing Company (811 E. Vienna Ave.) once again celebrates Limb Shaker Day. At 2 p.m. the brewery is releasing Limb Shaker, an excellent Belgian tripel made with Door County cherries.

Rookery Brewing is taking over some of the taps at New Barons Brewing Co-op (2018 S. 1st St.). Be there from 2 to 6 p.m. to try Rookery beers and meet the people behind them.

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is tapping 15 different pumpkin beers during Night of the Pumpkins. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.

The weekly beer release at Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.) is This Is Not A Sandwich, an Italian-style pilsner.

Discount Liquor Milwaukee is pouring samples of barrel-aged beers from Boulevard Brewing from noon to 3 p.m.

Sample beer from Stevens Point Brewery at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 16

The Plant & Sip Succulent Bar makes a visit to Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.) from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $60 and includes a beverage.

Raised Grain Brewing (1725 Dolphin Dr., Waukesha) hosts Stretch and Sip Yoga from 11 a.m. to noon. The $20 reservation includes a one-hour yoga session and a post workout beverage.



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.