Beer Events Brewing This Week: July 18-23

Beer dinners, Milwaukee Firkin Beer Fest and a release party for Lakefront’s Amplified Ale to benefit 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Not a bad week.

Tuesday, July 18

Merriment Social (240 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) hosts a beer dinner with Black Husky Brewing at 6:30 p.m. The event includes five courses paired with five Black Husky brews. Tickets are $65.

Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) hosts a Drink for Good event on its new rooftop deck. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Good City’s owners will be behind the bar and any tips that they make will go to the Wisconsin Bike Fed to support bike friendly environments.

Vliegende Paard Brouwers is bringing three limited Prearis brews from Belgium to Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.). Try the Prearis Wit and two Prearis Quads, one aged in Makers Mark barrels and the other aged in Remy Martin barrels.

Wednesday, July 19

The Milwaukee Beer Society hosts Christmas in July at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Expect some big stouts, barley wines and other brews that don’t get too much love in the summer.

Perennial Artisan Ales takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. Sump Coffee Stout will be flowing and that’s reason enough to go.

Third Space Brewing is the guest of honor at a beer dinner hosted by Millioke (323 E. Wisconsin Ave.) at 6 p.m. The five-course dinner includes six beers and costs $65. Call 414-847-3162 for a reservation.

The Wild Wednesday Craft Beer Cruise hosts Lake Louie Brewery. Choose between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tickets are just $29.

Indeed Brewing comes to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 20

Café Hollander (7677 W. State St.) hosts the Biers of Summer beer dinner at 7 p.m. The night includes seven beers and six courses and costs $84. See the menu and order tickets here.

The Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden comes to the Minooka Park Beach House (1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha) for a weekend stay. The beer garden is open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Try samples from Left Hand Brewing at Discount Liquor Waukesha from 3 to 6 p.m.

Friday, July 21

Vintage and Port Huron breweries take over the taps at Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave.).

Try samples from Left Hand Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

3 Sheeps Brewing comes to Discount Liquor Waukesha from 3 to 6 p.m.

City Lights Brewing (2200 W. Mt. Vernon Ave.) starts its weekly Firkin Friday this week. It’s a great chance to try limited run cask-conditioned brews.

Saturday, July 22

The Deschutes Street Pub makes its first appearance in Milwaukee. Try some gems from Deschutes at Pere Marquette Park (900 N. Plankinton Ave.) from 2 to 10 p.m. The event is free, but beers cost $5 each. VIP tickets are also available for $50.

Milwaukee Firkin Beer Fest comes to Cathedral Square Park (520 E. Wells St.) from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50.

Beers from Colorado are the subjects of the weekly free tasting at both Three Cellars locations (7228 S. 27th St. and N72 W13400 Lund Lane, Menomonee Falls) from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 23

Brady Street is the site of Lakefront’s Amplified Pale Ale release party. A firkin of the session ale infused with orange peel will be tapped from 5 to 7 p.m. at Regano’s Roman Coin (1004 E. Brady St.). At 9 p.m. the party moves down the street to the Nomad World Pub (1401 E. Brady St.). Lakefront takes over some of the taps and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee deejays Marcus Doucette and Tarik Moody will be there spinning vinyl. One dollar of every Amplified Pale Ale sold goes to 88Nine.



Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 20 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for a few years more.