7 Beer Events Brewing This Week in Milwaukee: June 17-20

There are a few great events this week, including the long awaited grand opening of Broken Bat’s cool new tap room.

Wednesday, June 17

The Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden makes its first stop this summer at Doctors Park (1870 E. Fox Lane, Fox Point). It will be there all week. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is tapping a few offerings from 1840 Brewing.

Hacienda Beer Co. (2018 E. North Ave.) is easing into reopening with a pop-up on Wednesday and Thursday. From 3 to 7 p.m. on each day you can pick up to-go orders or enjoy a pint at sidewalk tables.

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Thursday, June 18

Finally, Broken Bat Brewing (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) can show off its massive new taproom. Grand opening festivities start on Thursday and run through Sunday. If you want to be there you have to reserve a 90-minute time slot. Cheers to Broken Bat for finally being able to open its doors.

Raised Grain Brewing’s Pop-Up Beer Garden heads to Mukwonago Park (S100 W31900, County Hwy LO) for the weekend. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday, June 19

Orders must be in by noon for MobCraft’s Donut and Beer Pairing. Cranky Al’s provides the donuts and MobCraft provides the beer for the live Zoom pairing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is just $25.

Saturday, June 20

Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) is releasing a new beer, Grüss Gott Bavarian Hefeweizen, just in time for summer weather. Available on tap and in crowlers to-go.




Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 15 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for close to 25.