Five beer samples from Gathering Place Brewing

10 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Oct. 13-17

This week offers a few opportunities to taste some great beer. On this list is Gathering Place Brewing’s Limb Shaker, limited Belgian-style tripel.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Beer writer and guru Jeff Alworth will be at Eagle Park Brewing (833 E. Hamilton Ave.) at 5 p.m. discussing his revised edition of the Beer Bible and talking with brewer Jackson Borgardt. Ask Jeff a beer-related question and have him sign your bible.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Revolution Brewing has one of the best barrel-aging programs in the country. Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) is providing a great chance to try some of them. The Deep Woods Series Preview Party is from 4 to 10 p.m. and lets barrel-aged beer fans try Deth’s Tar Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Café Deth Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Deth by Raspberries Imperial Oatmeal Stout and Mixed Berry Ryeway Ryewine.

 

 

Friday, Oct. 15

Rookery Brewing Company is taking over a few of the taps at New Barons Brewing Cooperative (2018 S. 1st St.) from 4 to 9 p.m. They’ll be selling bottles of Renard Rouge Flanders-Style Red and Viola Sororia, a rye barrel aged farmhouse ale.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E . Ward St. ) has a pair of beer releases. Presale starts at 9 a.m. for Creepfunk Haze DIPA and Damsel Gose, a kettle sour wheat ale made with sea salt, pink peppercorns, pink guava, pineapple and hibiscus.

Saturday, Oct. 16

It’s Limb Shaker Day at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 2 to 8 p.m. The block party includes music, food and the release of Limb Shaker, a Belgian-style tripel made with Door County cherries.

The Tap Yard-Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.) is hosting the first annual Waukesha Taco Festival. From noon to 8 p.m. there will be 10 food trucks serving tacos at the Tap Yard.

The Wisconsin Brewery Running Series comes to The Fermentorium (7481 WI-60 Trunk, Cedarburg) at 11 a.m. Run a 5K, and drink a free beer.

The 1840 Brewing Traveling Beer Garden Show wraps up the season at Sandy Knoll Park (2064 Wallace Lake Rd., West Bend).

The grand opening of the Milwaukee Central Waters Brewing location (1037 E. Juneau Ave.) begins at 11 a.m. Expect a special beer or two and a sizable crowd. Central Waters is a great addition to the local brewery scene.

Sunday, Oct. 17

The Museum of Beer & Brewing is hosting the Celebration of Brewers dinner at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (917 W. Juneau Ave.) from 5 to 8 p.m. During the evening, the Karl Strauss Award will be given to an individual or firm that has contributed significantly to the progress and perfection of the art of brewing.

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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.