Beer Events Brewing This Week: Nov. 29-Dec. 2

The third anniversary party at Champps Americana is the highlight of the week, and one of the highlights of the year. But it’s not the only thing happening in Brew City.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Milwaukee Brewing comes to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) for a tap takeover at 5 p.m. Kathy Flanigan will also be there signing her book, Beer Lover’s Wisconsin.

Smoked beers are the topic of discussion for the Milwaukee Beer Society at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

The owners of Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) hop behind the bar from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and all of the tips during that time will be donated to the Movember Foundation.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Comet Café (1947 N. Farwell Ave.) has deals on brews from Third Space as well as a raffle for cool prizes from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

Try beers from Capital Brewing at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 1

Winter and Christmas beers are taking over the taps at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) starting at 4 p.m. The beer list includes plenty of holiday cheer like Three Floyds Alpha Klaus Porter, Lakefront Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter Lager and Deschutes Jubelale Winter Ale.

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

Saugatuck Brewing hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2

One of the biggest beer events of the year takes place at Champps Americana (1240 S. Moorland Rd.). Starting at 10 a.m., owner Tony Lewanovich has a tap list that makes whale hunters swoon. Barrel-aged rarities abound, and he’ll be tapping a slew of brews from Toppling Goliath. Get there early if you want a seat.

Try beer samples from Deschutes and Oskar Blues at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.

Titletown Brewery hands out samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.

Sipping beers are the subjects of 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.



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.