Beer Events Brewing This Week: Sept. 12-15

Milwaukee Brewing Company celebrates a big grand opening this week. That’s the highlight among a full slate of beer-related activities.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Eagle Park Brewing takes over the taps at Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Beer Society hosts Cheers to New Beers at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.). Try recent releases and new-to-market brews from 6 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Hinterland takes over some of the taps at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.

Lakefront Brewery is bringing a few treats to Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m., including 2016 and 2018 Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

Friday, Sept. 14

Oktoberfest is in full swing at the Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W. Lexington Blvd.). The festivities start at 5 p.m. on Friday at 2 p.m. on Saturday and include music, food and beer. The revelry continues at the Bierhaus until Saturday Oct. 6.

Sample beers from Ale Asylum and Dogfish Head from 3 to 6 p.m. at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).

Saturday, Sept. 15

The grand opening bash of the new Milwaukee Brewing Company (1128 N. 9th St.) runs from noon to midnight. Hourly limited release tappings, live music, brewery tours and a silent disco (yep, check the website for details) are all on the schedule. Congrats to MKE Brewing for the big move. Look for Chris Drosner’s take on the new space next week.

Great Lakes Brew Fest comes to the Racine Zoological Gardens (2131 N. Main St.) from 3 to 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets start at $40.

Bavarian Bierhaus hosts the latest Brewery Running Series 5K run. Get there at 12:30 p.m. for the 1 p.m. run.

Sprecher Brewing takes over the taps at the Depot Beer Garden (corner of Pilgrim Rd. and County Line Rd. Q) from 2 to 9 p.m.

Romans’ Pub (3475 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) is tapping a 2009 Avery Samael’s Oak-Aged English Barleywine. Get there at 7 p.m. to sample this extremely rare treat.



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.