Harley-Davidson Beer Cans

Beer Events Brewing This Week: Aug. 28-Sept. 1

Harley-Davidson fans are rumbling into town for the 115th anniversary celebration, Milwaukee Brewing is hosting a soft opening of its impressive new space, Eagle Park has a big beer release on Saturday. There’s a lot going on in Milwaukee for the beer lover this week.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) hosts a release party to celebrate Maine Beer Company’s arrival in Milwaukee. Try some great ales including the outstanding Lunch IPA.

Saz’s State House Restaurant (5539 W. State St.) hosts a beer dinner with Deschutes Brewery at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $78.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

You’ll likely see cans of Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary Lager around town during the 115th annual celebration this week. But if not, head to MOTOR Bar and Restaurant (401 W. Canal St.) from Wednesday to Monday (Sept. 2), because they’ll have it. The limited brew is a collaboration between Third Space Brewing, Milwaukee Brewing and Good City Brewing.

Get a sneak peak of the sleek new Milwaukee Brewing space (1128 N. 9th St.) during its soft opening festivities. Check out the beer garden and take in live music from Wednesday to Sunday. The full schedule is on the brewery’s Facebook page.

Cheers to the locals. Lakefront Brewery takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 30

Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) hosts Brew City Confidential with Gathering Place Brewing as the featured brewery. Gathering Place owner Joe Yeado will provide a history of his brewery and offers some samples. Cost is just $13 in advance ($15 at the door) and includes four, six-ounce pours from Gathering Place.

The Sip Series at Mason Street Grill (425 E. Mason St.) focuses on Belgian beers. From 6 to 8 p.m. you get the chance to pair beers with tasty small plates. The cost is $39 per person or $65 for a couple. Reserve a spot by emailing Steve Mackey.

Try samples from Shorts Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31

The locals are handing out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee. Try Third Space brews from 4 to 6 p.m. and Good City beer from 5 to 7 p.m.

Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) has samples from Milwaukee Brewing (4 to 7 p.m.) and Lake Louie (4 to 6 p.m.).

Saturday, Sept. 1

Saturday means another big release day at Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.). MC Hammerschlagen Marzen, Berry Berliner Weisse and Big BOTMs Imperial Milkshake IPA will all be available.

Join the Mikkeller Running Club for a jog and a beer at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) starting at noon.

MobCraft takes over the taps at the Depot Beer Garden (corner of Pilgrim Rd. and County Line Rd. Q) from 2 to 9 p.m.

Try samples from Milwaukee Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.

Third Space (noon to 2 p.m.) and Good City (1 to 3 p.m.) pay a visit to Discount Liquor Waukesha.



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.