Camino has a very special guest coming to its fourth birthday party on Wednesday. That's just one of plenty of great beer events this week.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
So yeah, if you’re a craft beer nut then you’ll need to be at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) at 5 p.m. The bar is hosting a tap takeover by Toppling Goliath and the guest of honor is Mornin’ Delight Imperial Stout. That’s a serious rarity.
Head to Total Wine (8700 W. Sura Ln.) to learn about hops from Third Space brewer Kevin Wright from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10.
Class up your Oktoberfest season with a visit to I.d. (415 Genesee St., Delafield) at 6:30 p.m. The restaurant hosts a one-night Oktoberfest food menu that looks pretty amazing. You pick the right beer to wash it down with.
Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) launches its Lakefront Loyalty program this week. Loyalty pays off in the form of deals at the Beer Hall.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Camino (434 S. 2nd St.) celebrates its fourth birthday in a big way. The bar is hosting a Three Floyds tap takeover and the menu includes a French Vanilla Militia Dark Lord Imperial Stout. That’s right, Dark Lord. The party starts at 4 p.m.
1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.) releases its Damsel Gose—made with pink sea salt, peppercorns, pineapple, pink guava and hibiscus—this week. It goes on draft on Wednesday from 4 to 10 p.m. and will be available throughout the week. If you want a bottle, head to 1840 on Saturday at 11 a.m. for the public bottle release.
The Milwaukee Beer Society examines porters during its weekly meeting at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Revolution Brewing makes some amazing barrel-aged brews. You can try a few of this year’s Revolution Deep Woods beers at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. The menu includes Deth’s Tar Barrel-Aged Stout, Deth by Plums Barrel-Aged Stout and Café Deth Barrel-Aged Stout. Side note, last year’s Café Deth was one of the best beers I had in 2018.
Friday, Oct. 18
Try samples from Gathering Place Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.
City Lights Brewing is offering samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Indeed Brewing’s Milwaukee brewery and taproom (530 S. Second St.) is throwing a block party of sorts with its Lowdown event from noon to 10 p.m. At the center of the action is a long list of musical acts out on a tented stage on Second Street, with New Age Narcissism headlining. There’ll also be food from Flying Cow Pizza and neighboring tapas joint MOVIDA. Entry is $1 at the door, with benefiting the brewery’s charitable giving program, Indeed We Can.
Head to The Landing at Hoyt Park (1800 N. Swan Blvd.) for an Oktoberfest beer tasting. For just $30 you can try up to 30 beers from 10 local craft breweries.
The five-year anniversary party at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) has a pretty amazing tap list that includes a few barrel-aged beers and food from CRAVE Café.
Beers from Third Space Brewing are available at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) isn’t messing around with its Sunday morning workout. Interval training with Shred415 comes to the brewery at 10 a.m. and puts exercisers through 45 minutes of activity. Don’t worry, when you’re done there’s a beer waiting for you. Also, the cost is free, but register to save your spot.
Monday, Oct. 21
I’m throwing the Tyranena Bar Bites Beer Dinner at Story Hill BKC (5100 W. Bluemound Rd.) in here because I hear that it’s filling up quickly. The five-course dinner is just $65. The fun starts at 6 p.m.