Pabst Milwaukee Brewery

Beer Events Brewing This Week: May 15-20

A street party returns to the Pabst complex, a bottle release, a beer run and all other sorts of beer-related fun and frivolity.

Tuesday, May 15

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) hosts a Bell’s Patio Party and is tapping some deliciousness from Kalamazoo, including a jockey box of Oberon with pineapple and jalapeno.

Wednesday, May 16

The Sprecher Traveling Beer Gardens celebrate their season openers at Juneau Park (900 N. Prospect Ave.) and Greenfield Park (2028 S. 124th St.).

Bear Republic Brewing takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 17

Star Wars is the theme at The Brass Tap from 7 to 9 p.m. Next Door Brewing Company will be there, as will Star Wars trivia. Wear a Star Wars costume or t-shirt for a dollar off of your first pint. Do or do not. There is no try.

Point Brewery brings samples to Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

The Pabst Street Festival returns to Juneau Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets from noon to 7 p.m. Expect lots of beer, plenty of great bands and free admission. The fun doesn’t end when street party does. The Get Down after party starts at 9 p.m. inside Pabst Milwaukee Brewery (1037 W. Juneau Ave.).

Gathering Place Brewing Company (811 E. Vienna St.) has an intriguing bottle release starting at noon. The Fur Trader is described as the “meeting point between saison, biere de garde and helles bock.” Bottles are $12 each and there’s a three-bottle limit per person.

Mikey’s (811 N. Jefferson St.) hosts a four-course, five-beer dinner with Third Space Brewing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is just $32, which means you have no excuse.

Sunday, May 20

The good folks at Ray’s Growler Gallery are hosting a charitable bottle share. Bring something good from your cellar, pay the $20 admission and enjoy yourself, all the while raising money for the Movember Foundation. The altruism runs from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Wisconsin Brewery Running Series gets the running season going with a beer run at Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) at 11 a.m. Register early because these fun 5K runs sell out.

Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) is hosting a Sunday brat fry from noon to 3 p.m., and God bless them for it. Wash those delicious sausages down with Ale Asylum brews, which are $1 off.



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.