Beer Events Brewing This Week: Aug. 7-12

Things are calming down some after an extremely busy week. But there are still quite a few events to add to your calendar, including a couple of beer releases and a brewery’s first birthday celebration.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

The Sprecher Pass Me a Pint beer garden tour sets up shop at Hales Corners Park (5765 S. New Berlin Rd.) for 12 days. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. during the week and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.) has a big midweek release planned. Snag cans of Demon Haze IPA and Pineapple Milkshake IPA while sipping on the draft-only release of From a Land Down Under, a hazy IPA collab with Mikerphone Brewing.

Try the brews that Lowlands Group is collaborating on with local breweries at Lowlands Locals Bierfest, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cafe Centraal (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.). It’s just $30 to attend but don’t expect tickets to last. Get them soon.

Sprecher’s Roll Out the Barrel beer garden tour heads to Juneau Park (900 N. Prospect Ave.), where it will stay until Sep. 3.

Indeed Brewing Company takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Beer Society goes global with its Wisconsin vs. The World event at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Local brews go head to head with more global pours to see where the Badger State stands.

Thursday, Aug. 9

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) gives over some of its taps to 3 Floyds and Warpigs at 5 p.m. There are some beauties on the menu, including Foggy Geezer, a hazy IPA that I’ve been drinking plenty of this summer.

Tess (2499 N. Bartlett Ave.) hosts a beer dinner with Upland Brewing. The five-course dinner includes pairings with five Upland beers and costs $59. Call 414-964-8377 to make a reservation.

Chicago’s Revolution Brewing takes over a few of the taps at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sample brews from Sprecher at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 10

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant (401 W. Canal St.) hosts weekly craft beer samplings on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This week’s highlights Ale Asylum. Pair some of those tasty brews with MOTOR’s Friday fish fry.

Raised Grain Brewing takes over the taps at the Depot Beer Garden (corner of Pilgrim Rd. and County Line Rd. Q) from 4 to 9 p.m. and from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The Fermentorium hands out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from 3 to 6 p.m.

Try samples from Stone Brewing at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 11

1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.) hosts its first anniversary party from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. That means a street party with live music and a slew of new beer releases, including the draft-only Sumerian Origin, a wheat ale fermented and aged with brett in a Cabernet barrel with pinot noir juice added. Bottle releases (tickets for these must be purchased on Thursday at noon) include New New IPA, Equilibrium Cream Ale and Biere de Garde Bruin. See party details and beer specifics on 1840’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Get to Company Brewing (735 E. Center St.) by 10 a.m. for a morning yoga session followed by a beer. Some of the proceeds benefit the Riverwest Food Pantry.

Ale Asylum Riverhouse (1110 N. Old World Third St.) hosts beer yoga from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $25 and includes a post-workout flight of Ale Asylum brews. See details and reserve your spot.



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.