Beer Events Brewing This Week: June 25-30

Burnhearts cranks up another street party on Saturday. Head there after you pick up your latest barrel-aged release from Third Space Brewing. Also, there will be a mechanical bull at The Brass Tap on Thursday. What a great time to be alive.

Tuesday, June 25

Steny’s Tavern (800 S. 2nd St.) will host a release party for Good City Brewing’s Spare Time Hazy Pale Ale at 5 p.m.

Drekker Brewing has been making the rounds lately, and that’s a good thing. Several of Fargo’s finest brews will be available at The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26

Enlightened Brewing heads to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) for the weekly tap takeover at 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Beer Society samples new beers (recent releases, new to market brews, etc.) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.).

Thursday, June 27

Milwaukee historian John Gurda comes to Good City’s Century City warehouse (3945 N. 31st St.) for a presentation about the evolution of Milwaukee’s economy. Check out Good City’s digs and learn a thing or two for just $5.

The Beer Garden 5K comes to Grant Park (100 Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee). The run costs $35. The race kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and packet pick up begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Brass Tap is having a release party for Great Lakes Buckin’ Mule Moscow Mule Ale. They’re also tapping a few Great Lakes brews including Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout. That’s all great, but they’re also setting up a mechanical bull in the parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. You can try a Buckin’ Mule and ride the bull for $8. 

Friday, June 28

Short Fuse is bringing samples from Chicago to Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m.

Try beers from Untitled Art (4 to 6 p.m.) and City Lights (5 to 7 p.m.) at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.).

Saturday, June 29

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is releasing a barrel-aged beer that is perfect for summer. Alegria Brandy Barrel-Aged Kettle Sour is brewed with Zinfandel grape juice and inspired by the flavor or sangria. A variant is aged with blackberries. Bottle sales begin at 11 a.m. and each costs $20.

Get a history lesson about beer flavor at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 3 to 6 p.m. when they pour a Cervoise Gallo-Roman Saison. The beer, made by Jeff Enders, was the winner of the Iron Beer Challenge, put on by the Anthropology Department at UW-Milwaukee. The challenge featured unhopped brews and decidedly old school recipes.

Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) is hosting its 12th annual Pabst Street Party from noon to 8 p.m. Expect live music, food, PBR, brandy slushes, art and a good time. Burnhearts has this whole street party thing down.

Sunday, June 30

Brew City Distribution heads to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m. They’re bringing a pair of beers each from FiftyFifty Brewing, M.I.A. Beer Company and Monkless Belgian Ales.



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.