Beer Events Brewing This Week in Milwaukee: July 7-11

A couple of new beer gardens, and a couple of beer releases worth checking out highlight a busy beer week.

Tuesday, July 7

Lakefront Brewery is releasing bottles of its Small Tank Series 06 Biere De Garde. The extremely limited beer is Lakefront’s Rendezvous Farmhouse Ale aged for three years in brandy barrels. Oh my. Order a bottle for yourself online starting at 8 a.m.

Madison’s Young Blood Brewing is bringing a few beers to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) at 6 p.m. Try this new brewery.

Try out the new Wizard Works Brewing (231 E. Buffalo St.) any day this week through Sunday. When you buy a pint you get a buy-on-get-one coupon for use any time at the new Broken Bat Brewing taproom (135 E. Pittsburgh Ave.).

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Wednesday, July 8

Fargo’s outstanding Drekker Brewing Co. is bringing kegs and cans to The Brass Tap at 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 9

Exciting news for those who are aficionados of Milwaukee-area beer gardens. The Lokal Beer Garden opens at the 84South development (8415 W. Sura Lane) at 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and with Eagle Park Brewing’s release of The Local Crusher Mango Wheat. The Brass Tap is behind the whopping 40 taps that will be on hand. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Speaking of beer gardens, the Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden comes to Fox Brook Park (2925 N. Barker Rd.) for the weekend. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m.

Friday, July 10

It’s the season for beer gardens. Pop’s MarketPlace (S70 W16050 Janesville Rd. Muskego) has one planned for this weekend with the help of MobCraft Beer and a food few trucks. Enjoy the outdoor libations from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, July 11

MobCraft (505 S. 5th St.) is releasing its collaboration with Bottleshare from noon to 3 p.m. The fruited sour is a blend of four different oak barrel-aged beers refermented with Georgia peaches and Door County cherries. Proceeds help support craft breweries and brewers guilds affected by the pandemic. Preorder for a four-pack is available online.

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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.