29 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Oct. 26-30

With a slew of Halloween-related events going on, it’s a busy beer week.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Meet the guys behind Enlightened Brewing Company and take them on in a game at WhirlyBall (185 S. Moorland Rd.). Get there at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a beer or two. Sign up ahead of time if you want to compete.

The Plant & Sip Succulent Bar is making a stop at The Tap Yard Brookfield (2925 N. Barker Rd.) from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $60 to build the terrarium of your dreams.

Maplewood Pug Day is happening at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.). They’ll be pouring three Pug imperial stout variants from Maplewood. A portion of the proceeds from each Maplewood beer sold benefits a dog rescue.

Phase Three Brewing Company is taking over a few of the taps at Draft & Vessel (7479 Harwood Ave.) from 5 to 9 p.m.



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Thursday, Oct. 27

Enlightened Brewing Company (2020 S. Allis St.) pays homage to the comedy classic Young Frankenstein by releasing a pair of potent saisons. It’s Pronounced Fronkensteen is made with rye malt and fermented with Saisonstein yeast. Inspector Kemp is also made with rye malt but uses Belgian Saison yeast. Also, they’ll be screening the movie.

Friday, Oct. 28

Supermoon Beer Company (3145 S. Howell Ave.) is officially opening its taproom to regular hours (no more pop-ups). Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic will be there at 3 p.m. to tap the first keg of the latest release, There Is a Plot. The beer is a gin-barrel blended saison.

Head to Old Germantown (W148 N12696 Pleasant View Dr., Germantown) this weekend for the ongoing Harvestfest. Dine on Ukrainian smoked sausage and olivye, a Ukrainian potato salad. Wash it down with a Ukrainian golden ale or one of Old Germantown’s honey harvest farmstead beers. All proceeds from the sale of the golden ale through the end of October benefit Samaritan’s Purse.

A big weekend at Sahale Ale Works (1505 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton) starts with the release of TEOTWAWKI: Resurrection, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial brown ale made with sweet potatoes, molasses, cinnamon, vanilla and pecans.

Try barrel-aged beer samples from Boulevard Brewing and less potent samples from Drewrys Brewing from 3 to 6 p.m. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.).

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing Pop, a fruited sour made with raspberry, cacao nibs and milk sugar. Presale begins at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Gathering Place Brewing Company is marking the opening of its second location at the former Stock House Brewing (7208 W. North Ave.) with a party from 2 to 10 p.m. The grand opening celebration will include a number of limited release and cellared beers and food from Heaven’s Table from 3 to 7 p.m.

The release of Sparkly Eyes Imperial Sproose at Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) will be a groovy affair. Wear your best ’70s attire and prepare to enjoy ’70s music complete with a disco ball. There’s even a contest for the best reenactment of Saturday Night Live’s legendary more cowbell skit.

The Tap Yard locations are celebrating the end of the season in style. Halloween customer appreciation events mean $3 prices for everything they have and a dog costume contest. The Tap Yard West Bend (4875 County Hwy. Z), The Tap Yard Milwaukee (1555 Rivercenter Dr.) and the The Tap Yard Brookfield are all participating. The Tap Yard Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.) is doing things a little differently and hosting a Fall Family Fun Fest at noon. Expect pumpkin carving, face painting, hay rides and costume contests for both the kids and dogs.

Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.) and Skilos Family Pet Store are co-hosting a canine costume contest from 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be vendors and the Rescue Gang on hand.

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) doesn’t seem to miss with its barrel-aged Deconstructed Dessert series. This year’s take is the Mudslide, and the first two variants are being released at noon. Mudslide: The Beer is a barrel-aged stout that clocks in at a potent 13.5% ABV. Mudslide: The Peanut Butter is a barrel-aged stout with peanut butter added. Both will be available in four-packs and on draft.

Jigs & Swigs brings an Irish dance-inspired workout to Dead Bird Brewing (1726 N. 5th St.) at 10:30 a.m. The cost to register is $15 and includes a beer when you’re done.

New Barons Brewing Co-op (2018 S. 1st St.) is having a Halloween party from 4 to 11 p.m. The day includes a visit from a tattoo artist, pumpkin painting, tarot card readings and other fun.

Sahale celebrates Halloween with a party from noon to 10 p.m. There are costume contests happening for both humans and dogs.

A Halloween celebration comes to Faklandia Brewing (3807 S. Packard Ave.) at noon. Look for drink specials and a costume contest, of course.

Head to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) for trick or treat with 1840 Brewing from 5 to 10 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with a few standout taps from 1840. Costumes encouraged.

Start the day with a workout at Broken Bat Brewing (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.). Shred and Stretch combines a 30-minute high-intensity interval training with a 30-minute yoga session. It all starts at 10:30 a.m. and costs just $10.

Try samples from Titletown Brewing from 1 to 3 p.m. at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).

The weekly release at Haicenda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.) is How Dare You Speak to Me, a hazy IPA.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Paint a Pint with Priscilla lets you create a great pint glass for your collection. The class happens from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sahale and costs $30. Pre-registration is required.

End the weekend with a Barre Yoga, Bowling & Beer at WhirlyBall Brookfield. A barre yoga class runs from 11 a.m. to noon and is followed by bowling in the VIP Bowling Suite. The registration cost is $25 and includes a free beverage.

The Makers Market returns to Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.) at noon. Peruse the wares of several local vendors.



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.