Beer samples at Explorium Brewpub

Beer Events Brewing This Week: May 14-19

Recover from Milwaukee Beer Week? The schedule doesn’t get much slower for Milwaukee beer fans.

Tuesday, May 14

Explorium Brewpub (5300 S. 76th St.) hosts its Brewery Beer Tasting with Dinner and Tour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The theme is Wisconsin supper club, and the event includes a four-course dinner with three Explorium beers. The cost is $45 and a reservation is required.

Wednesday, May 15

Chicago’s Whiner Beer Company comes to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) for a tap takeover at 5 p.m.

Eagle Park Brewing brings a few of its delicious brews to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) from 6 to 11 p.m.

Milwaukee Brewing Company (1128 N. 9th St.) hosts its monthly Crate Club from 5 to 8 p.m. Check out the details about how to get beer at a bargain.

Friday, May 16

Company Brewing (735 E. Center St.) celebrates its fourth anniversary this weekend. Pay them a visit to commemorate the event.

Saturday, May 18

Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) releases The Fur Trader, a dry-hopped mix fermentation biere de garde. It’ll go on tap at noon and limited bottles will be available.

Fans of funkier brews really need to be at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) from 2 to 6 p.m. during Meerts Madness. Five different meerts from Funk Factory Geuzeria will be on tap.

The Brewery Running Series heads to Explorium Brewpub for a casual 5K that starts at noon. For $30 you can run the race and then enjoy a beer on Explorium’s great patio.

Pints for Pits at The Brass Tap benefits the Brew City Bully Club (BCBC) from 2 to 6 p.m. During that time, The Brass Tap is donating 25% of its beverage sales to BCBC, a group that educates the public about pit bulls, strives to end dog fighting and more. Cheers to them.

Sunday, May 19

Gathering Place hosts a beer and chocolate tasting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For just $20 you can pair five beers with five chocolates from Burke Candy & Ingredients.



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.