Beer Events Brewing This Week: May 21-26

Beer runs, tap takeovers, beer releases. There’s plenty to keep beer drinkers busy during the Milwaukee spring.

Tuesday, May 21

Third Space Brewing is bringing a few beers to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) at 5 p.m. The list includes the outstanding Mystic Knot Barrel-Aged Irish-Style Coffee Stout.

Wednesday, May 22

Three Floyds honors the finale of Game of Thrones with a “Spoiler Alert” tap takeover at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.). Six tasty beers will be on tap and there will be specials on Alpha King to drink while debating who is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

The Milwaukee Beer Society tastes and talks about saisons from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.). Cost is $12.

Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) is pouring a few Founders barrel-aged beers from its cellar at 6 p.m. Expect to see imperial stouts like 2018 CBS the last two vintages of KBS.

Thursday, May 23

The Beer Garden 5K kicks off at Juneau Park (900 N. Prospect Ave.). The run begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $35. There’s also a free 1K run for kids.

Head to Meraki (939 S.2nd St.) for a beer dinner with MobCraft. For $60 you can enjoy six courses paired with six beers. A reception starts at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) releases Scarcity Hazy IPA at its taproom only at 11 a.m. It’ll be available on draft and in four packs at both Good City locations.

Feeling artistic? The Fermentorium (7481 State Rd. 60, Cedarburg) has you covered. From 7 to 9:30 p.m. you get to work with Stickman Painting Studio to create an acrylic painting of Miller Park. The $42 price covers a 16 x 20 canvas, supplies and two beer tokens. The resulting masterpiece will no doubt be priceless.

Sunday, May 26

The Brewery Series at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) features 1840 Brewing Company from 4 to 6 p.m. For $20 you get five samples of the Bay View brewery’s outstanding beers, including the new SIX Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.



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.