Oak barrels at Third Space Brewing

Beer Events Brewing This Week: Oct. 22-27

A big week for Third Space Brewing includes the release of a massive barrel-aged collab with Ray’s and the annual release of barrel-aged Haunted Barrel Candy Bar Porter.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Head to Oconomowoc for a Lakefront Brewery beer dinner at Foolery’s Liquid Therapy (N52 W35091 W. Lake Dr.) from 6 to 9 p.m. The five-course dinner costs $50. Call 262-567-1940 to reserve a spot.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

The gang at Ray’s Wine & Spirits (8930 W. North Ave.) created a collaboration brew with Third Space Brewing, and they weren’t bashful. Stout State of Mind is a 14% beast made with toasted hazelnuts, molasses and brown sugar. And, oh yeah, it was aged in Ray’s bourbon barrels for 12 months. Get to Ray’s Growler Gallery at 5 p.m. if you want some of this elixir. There will also be a few other Third Space standouts on tap if you need more incentive.

Pumpkin beers are the subject of the weekly tasting of the Milwaukee Beer Society at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.). Whether you love them or hate them, the list of beers is pretty good. Cost is $12 for members and $17 for guests.

The Brass Tap (7808 W. Layton Ave.) hosts its fifth annual craft beer and Halloween candy pairing from 6 to 11 p.m. A flight of four beers and their candy pairing costs just $18. Side note: Snickers is clearly the best Halloween candy ever, and it will be paired with Ale Asylum’s Madtown Nutbrown.

Centraal Grand Café and Tappery (2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) hosts the Stranger Things Bierklasse from 7 to 9 p.m. For $35 you can sample funky, weird and perhaps a few scary brews from the Upside Down (or just from some regular breweries).

Groppi’s Food Market (1441 E. Russell Ave.) hosts a beer school with Raised Grain Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Have some pizza and wash it down with eight different beers from Waukesha’s best brewery. Cost is $15 each and call 414-747-9012 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, Oct. 24

The 6th Annual Food Fright comes to Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) from 7 to 11 p.m. Sample small plates, take a haunted brewery tour and try beers from Lakefront. The event is sold out, but there is a waitlist for tickets.

Friday, Oct. 25

Try beers from Chicago’s Short Fuse Brewing at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is releasing this year’s Haunted Barrel Candy Bar Porter at 11 a.m. The standard porter is aged for six months in rum and bourbon barrels with cacao and vanilla. Two variants will also be available—Haunted Jubilee includes raspberries and vanilla aged in rum barrels, and Haunted Toffee is made with caramelized sugar and cacao and aged in bourbon barrels. All three will be on tap when the doors open. Limited bottles cost $20.

Good City Brewing’s Seek the Good Saturday takes a trip to the Weiland Preserve (N91 W17782 Regis Dr., Menomonee Falls) to do some work for the Waukesha County Land Conservancy. Remove some buckthorn from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and reward yourself with a beer at Good City (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) after. You also get a can of Spare Time DDH Hazy IPA as an added bonus. Sign up if you’re interested.

Sprecher Brewery is bringing some of its beers to Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Wes Anderson fans need to be at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) at 2 p.m. Grab a beer or two from Gathering Place and settle in for Wes Anderson trivia, a costume contest and more. There will be $150 in prizes, which will buy you at least one red Adidas track suit.

Eagle Park Brewing is the guest of honor at Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) from 4 to 6 p.m. Try five beers from the standout brewery and learn about how the tasty brews are made.



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.