18 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Sept. 13-17

It’s a good week for craft beer fans, especially for those who like seasonal fall brews. Prost!

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Indeed Brewing Company (530 S. 2nd St.) kicks off its Oktoberfest celebration at 2 p.m. This means live music, stein holding competitions (on the weekend) and German food. The fun runs until Oct. 1.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing its Oktoberfest and its Festbier. You can drink them out of a cool new Oktoberfest mug. The mug is $15 and comes with a free first-time fill to make sure it works.

North Dakota’s Drekker Brewing Co. brings a few of its tasty beers to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) from 4 to 10 p.m.

The Tap Yard – Waukesha (1927 E. Sunset Dr.) is giving over a few of its taps to some gems from Great Lakes Brewing at 4 p.m. The place is also hosting a Paint & Sip from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost for the event is $30.


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Thursday, Sept. 14

1840 Brewing Company is celebrating Oktoberfest all weekend in Klode Park (5960 N. Lake Dr.). There will be different food trucks each day and live polka music. Stein races happen at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Stein holding competitions are at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 4 p.m. on weekends.

The Schlitz Park Run by the River 5K is happening at 6:15 p.m. (packet pickup begins at 5 p.m.) at Schlitz Park (1555 RiverCenter Dr.). The run culminates with a beverage at The Tap Yard – Milwaukee. Registration is $30.

The final Third Space Presents show is happening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). HOSTS is performing and they’ll be offering $5 cans of Sound of Summer, a salted watermelon sour.

Try Lakefront Brewery samples of Oktoberfest and Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15

Fall Fest comes to The Tap Yard – Brookfield (2925 N. Barker Rd.). They’ll be tapping a few limited beers alongside a handful of Oktoberfests. Live music and food trucks will also be happening.

Broken Bat Brewing (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) is releasing, Get the Tarp, it’s first wet-hopped pale ale.

Discount Liquor Milwaukee has samples from a few Belgian breweries available from 3 to 6 p.m.

Toppling Goliath has samples available at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Stein holding, beer chugging, sausage sculpting, polka dancing. There’s a full slate of fun happening at Mobtoberfest, which begins at 11 a.m. at MobCraft (505 S. 5th St.).

Sahale Ale House (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) also hosts its annual Ein Kleines Oktoberfest. Sahale is tapping six German-inspired beers to sip while listening to live music and dining on brats, hot dogs and burgers.

It’s Pumpkin Beer Day at The Tap Yard – West Bend (4875 County Rd. Z). Plenty of pumpkin beers hit the taps at noon.

Try samples from Raised Grain Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee form noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17

The Tap Yard – Brookfield is tapping Revolution Brewing’s Oktoberfest at 2 p.m. Order one and you get to keep the stein it comes in.

A family-friendly afternoon at The Tap Yard – Waukesha benefits Heyer Elementary. Twenty percent of sales will benefit the the Heyer PTO and its new playground project.

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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.