Beer Events Brewing This Week: Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Another week filled with tastings, tap takeovers and beer releases. This week even includes a cribbage tournament.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) hosts Shorts Brewery. Owner Joe Short will be on hand to talk about brewing beer in the far reaches of Michigan at 5 p.m.

Liz, a member of the Milwaukee Beer Society, gets to showcase some of her favorite beers from breweries that give back their community. Fantastic idea Liz. The tasting happens at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) at 6 p.m. and costs just $10.

The Milwaukee Craft Brewery League is hosting tap takeovers at Enlightened Brewing (2018 S. 1st St.) and the adjacent Eagle Park Brewing from 6 to 10 p.m. The takeover also includes a cribbage tournament. Spots are filling up fast, but email to see if you can get in on the card game.

Goose Island’s Migration Week arrives in Milwaukee at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) and it brings Bourbon County Vanilla Rye, Regal Rye and the Prestige Barrel-Aged Quad with it. Try these rarities at 6:30 p.m. Find out more about the entire week of events.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Chicago’s Moody Tongue Brewery is bringing its delicious culinary inspired brews to Milwaukee. Try the new arrival at Rumpus Room (1030 N. Water St.) alongside tapas paired with Moody Tongue beers. Tasting starts at 6 p.m.

Joe Shorts is apparently making the rounds in Milwaukee. He’ll be at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) from 6 to 10 p.m. and he’s bringing six of his beers with him.

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

Friday, Sept. 29

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) kicks off an entire weekend of the Third Annual Taptoberfest Street Party. More than 45 Oktoberfest and fall beers will be on tap, plus there will be German sausages for sustenance and live music for entertainment. The cost is just $5 or a (better yet) a donation of three non-perishable food items for The Hunger Task Force. The fun runs from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 1 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) releases Varietal #7: Denali Double IPA at 11:30 a.m.

The first weekend of Milwaukee Oktoberfest kicks off at Pere Marquette Park (900 N. Plankinton Ave.) with a keg tapping at 5 p.m. and free beer.

Toppling Goliath brings its wonderful brews to Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E. Ward St.) is open to the public on a limited basis. But the brewery is opening its doors during Bay View Gallery Night between 5 and 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Tess (2499 N. Bartlett Ave.) hosts its annual Autumn Backyard Barbecue from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. What that means for you is tasty bar food and a few limited beer options that Tess is bringing up from the cellar. No reservation is required. All you need to do is show up (and I recommend that you do).

Pumpkin 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.

Untitled Art hands out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Cheers to Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) and Enlightened Brewing for hosting an afternoon aimed at acceptance and good vibes. Hate Has No Home Here will be on hand collecting donations and Burnhearts and Enlightened are tapping a collab at the event. A portion of the proceeds from the special beer go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.



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.