5 Beer Events Brewing This Week in Milwaukee: June 9-13

A beer garden opens, Sour Fest and more this week on tap.

Tuesday, June 9

The MobCraft Book Club is wrapping up its multiple-week run in style with a very special guest. Josh Noel is the author of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out and one of the best beer journalists in the country. He’ll be joining the conversation at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 11

Raised Grain Brewing’s Pop-Up Beer Garden returns (thankfully) this summer. The first weekend stop is Fox River Park (W264 S4500 River Rd, Waukesha). The beer flows from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Some social distancing rules are in place, and you’re encouraged to pay by credit card. A small price to pay for great beer and quality time in a beer garden.

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Friday, June 12

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is releasing a POP-Fruited Chocolate Sour made with cherries, cacao nibs and milk sugar. The online presale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If there’s any left, walk-up purchases can be made after 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 13

MobCraft is hosting another virtual beer fest. Sour Fest starts at 6 p.m. for VIPs and 7 p.m. for general admission. Pick up your beer package (which includes some limited and new beers) on the days leading up to the fest, and then join in the Zoom call on Saturday.

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is tapping a few tasty brews from Eagle Park, starting at 1 p.m.

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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.