23 Beer Events Brewing In Milwaukee This Week: June 8-12

The three-day SprecherFest is one of the many beer events happening this week. Get to the Bavarian Bierhaus to indulge on beers from one of Milwaukee’s craft beer pioneers.

Wednesday, June 8

Central Waters Brewing is taking over some of the taps at The Tap Yard West Bend at Ackerman’s Grove Park (4875 County Rd. Z) from 4 to 9 p.m.

Try what Ope! Brewing Company has to offer at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.). Reps from the new brewery in West Allis will be there from 5 to 8 p.m. Try the Kölsch.

Test your green thumb at the latest Plant & Sip Succulent Bar at The Tap Yard Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.) from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and include a free beer.

Snag some vinyl at Gathering Place Brewing Company (811 E. Vienna Ave.) at the two-day Record Swap. Bring your records in on Wednesday or Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. and browse what others bring.

Thursday, June 9

The Tap Yard Waukesha hosts a release party for Great Lakes Brewing’s Ruby’s Revenge Imperial Grapefruit IPA at 4 p.m. Great Lakes is also taking over a few of the taps.

The Beer Garden 5K Series kicks off with Explorium Brewpub at Lake Vista Park (4001 Lake Vista Pkwy., Oak Creek). Packet pickup is at 5:30 p.m., a 1K kids run is at 6:15 p.m. and the 5K run starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $37.50 and includes a free Explorium brew when you’re done.


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Friday, June 10

SprecherFest is back and so is Pub Brown Ale. The beer will make its return, after a six-year hiatus, at the weekend fest at the Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W. Lexington Blvd.). The three-day event, featuring several Sprecher brews, starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Live music and foot will be happening all weekend as well.

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is celebrating Happy Day all over the Milwaukee area. Third Space is kegging, delivering and, most importantly, tapping day-fresh Happy Place, the delicious Midwest pale ale, at nearly 40 locations. Check out Facebook for the massive list.

1840 Brewing Company’s Beer Garden Road Show comes to Homestead Hollow County Park (N120 W19809 Freistadt Rd., Germantown) from 4 to 9 p.m.

Leinenkugel’s is handing out samples of a few summer-related beers at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Try beers from Gathering Place Brewing at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

The highlight of Fruit Beer Fest at The Tap Yard Milwaukee (1555 N. River Center Dr.) from noon to 7 p.m. is the four New Glarus fruit beers on tap that you can try side-by-side.

Good City Brewing celebrates the grand opening of its space in the Mequon Public Market (6300 W. Mequon Rd.).

New Barons Brewing Co-op (2018 S. 1st St.) is hosting Pups and Pints on the Patio where you can enjoy both the company of your dog and a beer or two. A few dog-related businesses will be there from 2 to 6 p.m.

New Barons is also kicking off its summer season at the Fox Point Beer Garden (7040-7098 N. Santa Monica Blvd.). They’ll be there from noon to 9 p.m.

The Beer Garden Road Show makes a stop at Ellsworth Park (600 E. Ellsworth Ln., Bayside) from 2 to 9 p.m.

The Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival comes to the Waukesha Expo Center (1000 Northview Rd.) from noon to 5 p.m. More than a dozen, mostly local, breweries will be there as well as around 20 food trucks. Presale general admission tickets start at $5.

Discount Liquor Milwaukee is offering samples from Duvel from noon to 3 p.m.

Try samples from Hinterland Brewing (noon to 2 p.m.) and Dovetail Brewing (1 to 3 p.m.) at Discount Liquor Waukesha.

Sunday, June 12

The Locust Street Festival has been canceled for 2022, but Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) is filling the void with The Worst Locust Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Self-deprecating owner Tim Eichinger may be underselling the event some considering live music, food and great beer is already on the schedule.

Need beer swag? Radical Ray’s Rummage Sale fits the bill. From noon to 4 p.m. Ray’s Wine & Spirits (8930 W. North Ave.) will be selling off some cool stuff they’ve collected over the years and all of the proceeds benefit Street Angels MKE.

Yoga returns to Third Space Brewing. Get there at 10:30 a.m. to begin a 75-minute yoga session. The $20 ticket price includes a beer when you’re done.

Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) has a rooftop patio ideal for yoga and that’s what’s happening at 10 a.m. A 45-minute session costs $25 and includes a free beer.



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.