25 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: June 15-19

Cheers to Good City Brewing, Eagle Park Brewing and Ray’s Growler Gallery. The three local standouts are all celebrating birthdays this weekend.

Wednesday, June 15

Sprecher Brewery’s Traveling Beer Garden comes to Juneau Park (900 N. Prospect Ave.) until July 4. It marks the 100th stop of the tour, which is pretty impressive. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Draft & Vessel Tosa (7479 Harwood Ave.) hosts a three-mile fun run. Pre-registration is required but the run is free. Check-in is at 5:45 p.m. and the run starts at 6 p.m. When you’re done take advantage of $2 off of beers at Draft & Vessel.

Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) is celebrating eight years in business with a mid-week anniversary party from 4 to 10 p.m. They plan to have a great tap list (of course), food from Maxie’s food truck, and a selection of boozy slushies that make up the color of the rainbow. $2 from each slushie will go to Courage MKE, a group that helps displaced and homeless LBGTQ+ youths in the area.

Lakefront Brewery is taking over a few of the taps at The Tap Yard Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.) from 4 to 9 p.m. The lineup includes a few barrel-aged varieties.

The Plant & Sip Succulent Bar comes to The Tap Yard West Bend (Ackerman’s Grove County Park, 4875 County Hwy. Z). For $60 you can create a cool arrangement, and you get a free beer in the process.

The Tap Yard Milwaukee (1555 Rivercenter Dr.) is pouring a few gems from Central Waters Brewing at 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 16

The first monthly Oak Creek Pop-Up Beer Garden is happening at Drexel Town Square (8040 S. 6th St.). MobCraft is pouring the beer and others are taking care of the music and food. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The beer garden happens the third weekend of every month during the summer.

Leinie’s Beer Garden is having its grand opening in the green space near Miller Time Pub & Grill (509 W. Wisconsin Ave.) from 4 to 9 p.m. Expect plenty of Leinie’s beers, brats and more.

Milwaukee Girls Pint Out is checking out one of the area’s newest breweries. The group is heading to Ope! Brewing Company (6751 W. National Ave.) at 7 p.m.

Friday, June 17

Guitar City Days, a two-day beer and music fest, comes to Raised Grain Brewing (1725 Dolphin Dr., Waukesha) from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. If you like lagers, you’re in luck. The theme is Legends of Lager and Raised Grain will be pouring a few of them on the terrace. Raised Grain’s full beer lineup will be available in the taproom. The event benefits The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, and $1 from each beer sold will be donated to the organization.

The Bay View Pop-Up Beer Garden is happening outside of Flour & Feed Marketplace (2160 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) all weekend. Gathering Place Brewing provides the beer for the spot, which is open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. There will also be food trucks, live music on Friday, yard games and a local artisan or two.

The weekly beer release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is Couple, Er No? a West Coast pale ale. Preorder is Friday at 9 a.m. Pick your beer up all weeekend.

1840 Brewing’s Beer Garden Road Show comes to Mequon Community Park (11345 Cedarburg Rd.) from 4 to 8 p.m.

The Nomad World Pub (1401 E. Brady St.) is having a release party for Lakefront Brewery’s My Turn: Anthony, a kellerbier, at 6 p.m.

Try samples from Ope! Brewing from 3 to 6 p.m. and Terrapin from 4 to 6 p.m. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.).

Lakefront Brewery is handing out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 18

Good City Brewing is celebrating six years in business with a party at its Wauwatosa location (11200 W. Burleigh St.). The fun starts at 11 a.m. and includes live music, plenty of local vendors, and a bounce house for the kids. Good City is releasing its 6th Anniversary beer, a West Coast DIPA. The event is free, but there is a VIP package also available. Cheers to one of the breweries who helped usher in the Milwaukee’s brewery boom.

It’s a big week for anniversaries. Eagle Park Brewing is hosting its 5th Anniversary Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its Muskego spot (S64 W15640 Commerce Center Pkwy.). This party will be big. It includes two versions of Barrel-Aged Booze for Breakfast, Unlimited Table Budget Triple IPA and a tap list that’s just silly. Food and live music will also be in abundance. Check out the details and ticket prices on the events page.

The Sister Water Beer Garden (1501 S. Layton Blvd.) is happening to benefit the School Sisters of St. Francis. Really, it’s worth going just so you can sip on an Ale Mary or Our Lager. Yep, the awesomely named beers were made by Lakefront Brewery. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m.

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

The Tap Yard West Bend is hosting a Fruit Beer Fest from noon to 8 p.m. The lineup includes a few standouts from New Glarus. It’s also Family Fun Day, so there will be fun stuff like a bounce house, face painting and more.

Head to City Lights Brewing (2210 W. Mt. Vernon Ave.) for Barre & Brews at 10 a.m. For $20 you get a 50-minute outdoor workout and a free beer after.

Head to Discount Liquor Waukesha to try samples from Wisconsin Brewing Company from 1 to 3 p.m.

Lakefront Brewery will be at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 19

Ten taco trucks are coming to The Tap Yard Milwaukee for TacoFest from noon to 7 p.m.



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.