Five beer samples from Gathering Place Brewing

Beer Events Brewing This Week: Oct. 1-7

This busy week is a good indicator that the craft beer scene is doing just fine in Milwaukee. Street fests, beer releases and the arrival of a new brewery from Denver mean plenty of options.

Monday, Oct. 1

Eagle Park Brewing (823 E. Hamilton St.) hosts its first beer dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Check out details about the five-course affair on Facebook.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) hosts a fall beer dinner with Shully’s Cuisine and Events from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check out the menu, and notice that it’s only $60.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Three Floyds and their offshoot WarPigs take over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m. That means good stuff.

The Milwaukee Beer Society hosts another homebrew night from 6 to 9 p.m. at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) Try what the skilled members from the society can create.

Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) hosts German Unity Day from 3 to 10 p.m. Deals on German beers and food from the Döner MKE food truck are the reasons to attend.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) celebrates its first anniversary with a behind the scenes look at the museum. Ben Barbera, the creator of the exhibit, gives insider tours at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project has been a standout in Denver’s robust craft beer scene. Now the brewery is bringing some of its funky ales to Milwaukee. Try a few at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) starting at 3 p.m.

The Lakefront Brewery Curd Wagon makes a stop a Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) and there will be Lakefront samples on hand from 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5

Taptoberfest 4 comes to The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) for the entire weekend. More than 35 Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers are the main draw, but the weekend street fest also includes live music, food and a Sunday Family Fun Day. The hours are 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Try samples from Karben4 at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Gathering Place has a pair of beer releases slated for noon. The Limb Shaker is a Belgian tripel made with cherries and is available on tap and in a limited number of bottles. Priere is a Belgian single.

ABV Social (11200 W. Burleigh St.) hosts the release party of Lakefront’s My Turn: Wendy, a vanilla doppelbock lager aged on bourbon oak from 4 to 9 p.m. The 28th iteration of Lakefront Brewery’s series of employee-designed beers comes from bookkeeper Wendy Testin. I’m guessing you won’t be disappointed if you go to sample a pour.

Crooked Stave brings a few brews Ray’s Growler Gallery. Get there at noon to try some.

Good City Brewing heads to Kompost Kids (3224 N. Gordon Pl.) to help them at their compost site from 9 a.m. to noon. After volunteering, head to Good City (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) for a complimentary beer.

Third Space takes over the taps at the Depot Beer Garden (corner of Pilgrim Rd. and County Line Rd. Q) from 2 to 8 p.m.

Sample brews from 3 Sheeps at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Yoga tops off a busy week for Third Space. Head to the brewery at 10:30 a.m. for a yoga session and a Third Space brew. Cost is $15. Bring a yoga mat.

Explorium Brewpub (5300 S. 76th St.) hosts an Oktoberfest to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Head to a great place for a great cause from noon to 8 p.m.



Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 15 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for close to 25.