8 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Aug. 4-7

The Wisconsin State Fair gets up and running this week, but there are a few other beer-related events to choose from.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

Trouble Makers Cocina is back for another beer dinner at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) and this time they’re teaming up with Chicago’s outstanding Cruz Blanca Brewery. The four-course dinner runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs $55.

Thursday, Aug. 5

The annual ritual that is the Wisconsin State Fair begins. It provides ample opportunity from now until Aug. 15 to indulge with all sorts of beer and myriad fried food items.



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Raised Grain Brewing’s pop-up beer garden comes to Muskego Park (S83 W20370 Janesville Rd.) for the weekend. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Binary: Games, Food & Spirits (9105 W. Lincoln Ave.) hosts Beer School at 6 p.m. Try brews from the likes of Drekker and More Brewing and take home two beers for later. Cost is just $35.

Friday, Aug. 6

The weekly release at 1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is available only on draft. Sunflower Dress is a copper blonde made with sunflower seeds and honey. Head to 1840 at 3 p.m. to try some.

1840 Brewing’s traveling beer garden comes to Frontier Park (5400 N. Park Drive) in Butler.

Saturday, Aug. 7

The Milwaukee County Historical Society hosts a beer garden bike tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It begins at the MCHS (910 N. Old World Third St.) and spends time at beer gardens in Hubbard Park, Estabrook Park and Old Heidelberg Park. Cost is $40 a person.

Honey Creek Park (8405 W. National Ave.) gets a visit from 1840 Brewing’s traveling beer garden.



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.