Beer Events Brewing This Week: Oct. 16-20

One of my favorite places for a beer celebrates its fourth birthday. That’s just one of many beer-related events scheduled for this week.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Eagle Park Brewing comes to Red Lion Pub (1850 N. Water St.) for a beer dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. For just $40 you get a five-course menu paired with five Eagle Park beers.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Odd Side Ales brings its tasty brews from Michigan to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) for a tap takeover.

The Milwaukee Beer Society samples pumpkin beers from 6 to 9 p.m. at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.).

Thursday, Oct. 18

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) hosts Revolution Brewing at 4 p.m. Chicago’s brewery is bringing two Deep Wood Series kegs and a few other standouts.

Barley’s Angels hosts the Ladies and Ladles Chili Cookoff at Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) starting at 6 p.m. See the details about the chili competition on the Facebook event page. Proceeds benefit Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle, Inc.

Friday, Oct. 19

Try samples from Terrapin at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) offers samples from Revolution and Wisconsin Brewing from 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20

The Brass Tap has another big tap event. 20 Taps for 20 Years is a tap takeover that highlights just how good Central Waters Brewing is. The day starts off with an 11 a.m. tapping of Black Gold Imperial Stout and at 2:30 p.m. the bar taps a Twenty Imperial Stout. Several other barrel-aged and limited brews are on the menu.

Cheers to Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) for celebrating its fourth birthday. Starting at 11 a.m. expect to see some great beers on tap, including Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, a couple of Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts and more.

Head to Northern Brewer (1306 S. 108th St.) at 11 a.m. for a one-hour Learn to Homebrew course. The learning is free and includes discounts on equipment to get you started.

Discount Liquor Milwaukee hands out samples from Founders Brewing and Green Bench Brewing from noon to 3 p.m.

Try Terrapin samples at Discount Liquor Waukesha from noon to 3 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.