Beer Events Brewing This Week: Sept. 12-17

It’s a birthday week for Third Space Brewing and Oktoberfest celebrations abound. There’s no shortage of beer events to choose from.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Matthew Janzen brings his gorgeous book, The State of Craft Beer, to Boswell Book Company (2559 N. Downer Ave.) at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Indeed Brewing comes to Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.) at 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Beer Society points the spotlight on O’so Brewing at Best Place (901 W. Juneau Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 for an impressive selection of brews from Plover.

The Wild Wednesday Craft Beer Cruise hosts Milwaukee Brewing Company. Choose between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tickets are just $29.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Lakefront Brewery and Great Lakes Brewing take over the taps at Draft & Vessel (4417 N. Oakland Ave.) starting at 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15

Surlyfest at ABV Social (11200 W. Burleigh St.) means a weekend-long tap takeover by Surly Brewing. ABV promises four specialty tappings over the weekend.

Oktoberfest continues at the Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W. Lexington Blvd.) over the weekend.

The Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden comes to Menomonee Park (W220 N7884 Town Line Rd.) starting at 4 p.m. and will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Dead Bird Brewing hands out samples at Discount Liquor Milwaukee (5031 W. Oklahoma Ave.) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Ale Asylum makes a stop at Discount Liquor Waukesha (919 N. Barstow St.) from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) celebrates its first birthday starting at noon. The brewery marks the big occasion with the release of You’ve Said It All Wisconsin IPA, live music and food trucks for hungry patrons. Raise a glass to one of Milwaukee’s newest outstanding breweries.

Fun Beer Tours Milwaukee puts a unique spin on the beer tour. The All Things Pabst Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt puts teams of two to six people in the middle of the Pabst complex looking for clues as to where to go next. The cost is just $15 and the fun starts at 1 p.m. at Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub (1203 N. 10th St.).

Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) hosts its first beer dinner starting a 7 p.m. Good City has great food and great beer so it just makes sense to put them together. The dinner also includes Barrel-Aged Detail Porter and a pouring of the Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Sante Saison on week before it goes on sale to the public. Tickets are $89.12.

Biloba Brewing (2970 N. Brookfield Rd.) hosts its Oktoberfest party from 4 to 10 p.m., which means food, music and beer.

Oktoberfest 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.

Try samples from Ale Asylum at Discount Liquor Milwaukee from noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17

The Outsider, the aptly named rooftop bar at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel (310 E. Chicago St.), hosts its Oktoberfest from 1 to 6 p.m. Chef Heather Terhune is making a delicious menu that includes a pork schnitzel sandwich, house made brats and other goodies. The price of $30 ($35 at the door) gets you a beer stein that you can keep, two beers and the chance to attend the hippest Oktoberfest in the city.



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.