Beer Events Brewing This Week: Aug. 5-11

Beer Events Brewing This Week: Aug. 5-11

Great Taste of the Midwest takes place in Madison on Saturday, which no doubt affects the beer events schedule in Milwaukee. It’s a slow week, but there’s still plenty to do, including some amazing beers being tapped at the Wisconsin State Fair’s Goose Island Ale House.

Monday, Aug. 5

The daily limited beer tapping at the Goose Island Ale House at the Wisconsin State Fair has a full slate this week. Get to the Ale House (adjacent the Budweiser Pavilion) at 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. On Monday, the highlighted beer is Central Waters Rye Whiskey Stout.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

The delicious Third Space Mystic Knot Barrel-Aged Irish-Style Coffee Stout is the special beer at the Goose Island Ale House at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

The Milwaukee Beer Society takes a departure this week and examines ciders and meads. The tasting runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) and costs $17 for guests ($12 for members).

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

Odd Side Ales takes over a few of the taps at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout will be poured at the Goose Island Ale House at 3 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8

See how a few Wisconsin and Minnesota breweries stack up against each other at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) at 6 p.m. Great Tasting Friends includes beer from a pair of locals, 1840 Brewing and Eagle Park, and two breweries from Minneapolis, Indeed and Dangerous Man.

It’s another $1 for Milwaukee night at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.). One dollar from every pint sold benefits Safe & Sound.

Try Milwaukee Brewing Louie’s Cherry Bounce at the Goose Island Ale House at 3 and 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9

Get to the Goose Island Ale House at 3 and 7 p.m. to try the delicious Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Stout.

Try beers from City Lights Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10

The Brewery Running Series comes to Westallion Brewing (1825 S. 72th St.) at noon. The casual 5K run costs $30.

Taste 3 Sheeps Brewing The Wolf, a barrel-aged stout, at the Goose Island Ale House from 3 to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Milwaukee Brewing (1128 N. 9th St.) hosts yoga with a view on its roof from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration costs just $12 and includes a free beer when you’re done. Just be sure to bring your own mat.



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.