Beer Events Brewing This Week: Dec. 3-8

A barrel-aged stout release by Third Space Brewing highlights another big beer week.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

The Milwaukee Beer Society takes a trip to the Sprecher Walker’s Point Taproom (706 S. 5th St.) at 6 p.m. For $15 ($10 for members) you can taste a few beers and a get a tour of the space.

The Barley to Barrel program comes to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. Milwaukee’s brewery incubator is bringing beers created by prospective brewers during the program’s fall session.

Head to Muskego Lakes Country Club (S100 W14020 Loomis Rd.) for a beer dinner with Third Space brews. The five-course dinner starts at 6 p.m. and includes five pours.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) hosts a bottle share for charity at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10, and all you have to do is bring a beer from your beer cellar. The event includes a raffle and proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation.

Chicago’s Whiner Beer Company brings some of its funky brews to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) celebrates St. Nick’s Day day with a beer release. Pick up a bottle of Wonderworker Biere de Noel and sample a pair of variants as well. Gathering Place will have a cask of 2017 Wonderworker aged in a Chardonnay barrel and a 2017 cellared Wonderworker pouring from the taps. The fun starts at 3 p.m.

Head to Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) at 6 p.m. to try some beers from Lohn Bier, a Brazilian brewery that is pouring for the first time in the United States. Why not try some?

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. the owners of Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) step behind the bar and donate all of their tips to the Stork’s Nest at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital. Have a beer or two and tip your bartenders well.

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery makes some great beer. The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is tapping a few of them at 5 p.m., including a few outstanding barrel-aged varieties.

Sugar Maple and Upland Brewing are hosting a toy drive from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring an unwrapped toy to the bar for a chance at a four-pack of Upland’s Teddy Bear Kisses Russian Imperial Stout. Variants of the stout will be on tap too.

Friday, Dec. 7

Try samples from Karben4 and Central Waters from 4 to 7 p.m. at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.).

Shiner brings samples to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) releases its latest barrel-aged brew, Nexus of the Universe Russian Imperial Stout, at 11 a.m. The stout was aged in bourbon and brandy barrels with cacao nibs and vanilla. Variants include Nexpresso, with Stone Creek coffee added, and the intriguing Nexus of the Baklava, which was aged with honey, pistachio and cinnamon. This will likely be another busy release by Third Space. Be sure to check the Facebook page for event details.

The Brass Tap hosts its annual Winter/Christmas Beer Takeover starting at 4 p.m. Get festive with more than a dozen brews perfect for the holiday season.

Milwaukee Brewing and New Glarus are handing out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.

Try samples from Bofferding and Indeed at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.



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.