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Beer Events Brewing This Week: June 18-22

Eagle Park Brewing releases its first barrel-aged beer this weekend. It’s a safe bet that Bourbon Barrel-Aged Booze for Breakfast will be awesome.

Tuesday, June 18

1840 Brewing heads to Meraki (939 S. 2nd St.) for a six-course beer dinner. The beer list is a good one featuring The Cashmere Sweater New England IPA and SIX Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. Tickets are $60. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19

Eagle Park Brewing is bringing a few of its standout brews to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m.

The monthly Crate Club meeting happens at Milwaukee Brewing Company (1128 N. 9th St.) from 5 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 20

Head to Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) if you like burgers. The brewery is teaming up with Craft Cow to let patrons build their perfect burger and pair it with the perfect beer from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15, a small price to pay for deliciousness.

Friday, June 21

The first day of summer is the happiest day of the year. At least Third Space thinks so. The brewery is kegging Happy Place Pale Ale in the morning and sending it out to Milwaukee establishments to serve fresh. Check this list to see if your favorite beer bar is participating.

Good City Brewing has a pair of releases slated for the weekend at both of its locations (2108 N. Farwell Ave. and 333 W. Juneau Ave.). Varietal: Wakatu Pilsner will be available in six packs and on draft. Spare Time Hazy Pale Ale will be available on draft only.

The 6th Annual Milwaukee Legends Beer Dinner comes to the Five O’Clock Steakhouse (2416 W. State St.) at 6 p.m. Beers from Lakefront and Sprecher will be paired with four delicious courses. The cost is $70. Email dine@fiveoclocksteakhouse.com for reservations.

Head to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) to try samples from Good City Brewing from 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

You can bet this weekend’s beer release at Eagle Park (823 E. Hamilton St.) will be a big one. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Booze for Breakfast Imperial Stout is the brewery’s first barrel-aged beer release. The festivities begin at 11 a.m.

The World of Beer Fest comes to the Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W. Lexington Blvd.) from 1 to 5 p.m. It’s one of the better beer events of the year, and tickets start at $50.

Make the trip up to Port Washington to check out the first Kraken the Firkin Fest at Sir James Pub (316 N. Franklin St.) from 1 to 5 p.m. More than 20 firkins will be there to sample. Tickets are just $40.

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) hosts a showdown between Revolution Brewing and Toppling Goliath, and beer drinkers win. Several rarities from both breweries will be on hand, including Revolution’s Vanilla Deth Imperial Stout, one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

The Brewery Running Series comes to Raised Grain Brewing (1725 Dolphin Dr., Waukesha) at noon. Head there to run a casual 5K and then enjoy a beer reward. Cost is just $30.

Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a brat fry from 3 to 7 p.m. with Ale Asylum. All beers from the excellent Madison-based brewery are $1 off.

Good City hands out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from noon to 3 p.m.

Discount Liquor Waukesha has Terrapin Beer Co. samples available from 4 to 6 p.m.



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.