A big limited beer release at St. Francis Brewery and a new fall market at Lakefront Brewery wrap up a very busy beer week.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) is tapping some Sierra Nevada Beer Camp brews at 4 p.m. Sierra Nevada, one of the founding fathers of the craft beer explosion, is still making some really good beer.
Learn about old school Norwegian yeast at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) when the Crushmore Academy of Beer examines Kveik 101. For $5 you learn about the yeast and try samples of three beers made with Kveik.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) hosts the Ballast Point Luau Party starting at 6 p.m. Pretend that it’s still summer and sip on some pretty amazing brews from Ballast Point, including more than a few barrel-aged options. Plus, the bar will have hula hoops. Please don’t embarrass yourself.
Let the experts at the Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World Third St.) guide you through a pairing of four cheeses with four beers. The tasting runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and tickets are just $15.
Rock Bottom Brewery (740 N. Plankinton Ave.) hosts a tapping of its Pumpkin Ale from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For just $5 you get two samples and an appetizer. Bring your mad artistic skills, because there will also be a growler painting competition. Proceeds benefit Milwaukee Habitat Young Professionals.
Friday, Oct. 12
The Friday night beer sampling continues at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant (400 W. Canal St.). From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., try complimentary samples from Ale Asylum and $4 specials on full pours.
Indiana’s Upland Brewing Company is one of the best at crafting sours. Try some of them during the Upland Sour Takeover at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.). The sipping starts at 6 p.m.
Raised Grain Brewing is setting up an Oktoberfest Pop-Up Bier Garten at the West Allis Farmers Market (6501 W. National Ave.) over the weekend. They’ll be pouring Raised Grain brews from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
3 Sheeps Brewing brings samples to Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Head to Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) between 4 and 7 p.m. for samples from Indeed Brewing.
Saturday, Oct. 13
St. Francis Brewery (3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) is releasing a limited brew perfect for fall sipping. TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World As We Know It) is a barrel-aged brown ale made with sweet potatoes, molasses, cinnamon, vanilla and pecans. It registers at a potent 12% ABV. Bottle sales start at 11 a.m. They are $13 each and there’s a four-bottle limit.
The Brewery Running Series comes to Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). The 5K run starts at 11 a.m., but get there earlier to check in. For $30 you get to run, have a post-run beer and take home some cool swag. Nice.
Indeed hands out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.
Try Tyranena Brewing samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) hosts the first-ever Fall Fest of Ale from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The party in the Lakefront parking lot includes a farmers market, an art and craft fair, kid-friendly activities like face painting and even a rummage sale of old Lakefront Brewery swag. The brewery is commemorating the event by creating a limited beer specifically for the fest.
Yoga comes to the Sugar Maple at 11 a.m. Get there at 10:45 a.m. and bring your yoga mat and a water bottle. For $15 you get a one-hour yoga session and a beer after you’re done.