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Fall is finally here, which means the timing is perfect for a stout tap takeover at The Brass Tap. That's just one of many beer-related events to choose from this week.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

The Milwaukee Beer Society hosts its 25th homebrew night at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.). If you’re a homebrewer, bring at least a four-pack of your best. If you’re not a homebrewer, come for the tasting from 6 to 9 p.m.

Founders Brewing takes over the taps at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) at 6 p.m. and the highlight is a vertical of Backwoods Bastard Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale. Try samples from 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Thursday, Nov. 2

Black Husky Brewing founders Tim and Toni Eichinger host a Behind the Beer event at Ray’s Wine & Spirits (8930 W. North Ave.). Hear what it takes to be a brewer and sample five pours from the hosts. This event is not to be missed and only costs $20.

Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) has another great pairing. This one matches New Glarus beers with artisan cheeses. The tasting starts at 6 p.m. and costs just $12.

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

Learn about the science of brewing from the folks at The Fermentorium at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library (11345 N. Cedarburg Rd.). The learning runs from 6 to 7 p.m.


Friday, Nov. 3

Stout lovers need to be at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Greenfield Ave.). Stouts are taking over the taps, and there are more than a few standouts pouring. Highlights include Three Floyds Crack the Skye Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Founders KBS and Perennial Sump Coffee Stout, but the full list features many more quality brews.

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Saugatuck Brewing makes the trip to Discount Liquor Milwaukee from Michigan. Try their stuff from 3 to 6 p.m.

Try samples from Sierra Nevada from 4 to 7 p.m. at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).


Saturday, Nov. 4

Join Champps Brookfield (1240 S. Moorland Rd.) for the annual Kaden’s Wish. The fundraiser benefits Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come for the specials and the cause, but be sure to bring your checkbook for the great silent auction. The entire event is a tribute to 12-year-old Kaden Stark, who battles a rare mitochondrial disease, and his family. The Starks have been a big part of granting 25 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Cellar beers are 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, Nov. 5

The Milwaukee Beer Run has it figured out. Participants can choose between a timed 5K or an untimed .05K. Take your pick and enjoy a few beers after your efforts at Veterans Park (1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.). The fun starts at 10 a.m. and costs $45 for the .05K or $50 for the 5K.

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