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Of course, Milwaukee is one of the beer capitals of the world, so you know Milwaukee Beer Week is epic. The city’s longest brewing tradition has risen to a whole new level with an explosion of craft breweries all over the city and suburbs. Participating breweries include Third Space Brewing, Good City Brewing, Milwaukee Brewing Company, New Glarus Brewing Company, 3 Sheeps Brewing from Sheboygan, Central Waters Brewing from Amherst, Founders Brewing, and even some out-of-state craft breweries like Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas.
Milwaukee Beer Week runs Saturday, May 4th – Saturday, May 11th with events at bars and breweries all over the area. A Schedule of Events is below, and you can find out more on their website and also their Facebook page for up-to-date additions and adjustments.
Milwaukee is a fun place to road trip to and around, but if you’re imbibing a lot in Craft Beer Week events remember there are plenty of taxis, Uber and Lyft options, and even some fun, easily rent-able Bublr Bikes you can use to go from event to event. Their hashtag is #MKEBeerWeek.
Milwaukee Craft Beer Week Schedule of Events
2nd Annual Brewers Brunch
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stubby’s Gastrogrub and Beer Bar, 2060 N Humboldt Blvd #1 , Milwaukee
Enjoy a flight of coffee infused beer and brunch items including fresh house doughnuts. Local coffee vendors on site sampling and selling their products.
May 4 @ 11:00 am – May 11 @ 11:00 pm
Hooligan’s, 2017 E. North Ave. , Milwaukee
Come taste how IPAs have changed over the years with a flight of popular styles. $10.00 Flights and $5.00 Pints.
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rumpus Room, 1030 N Water St., Milwaukee
Stop in and try a huge variety of the latest beer craze, Hazy IPAs. Every draft line will be dedicated to this popular beer style with multiple breweries being represented.
THE GIDDY UP
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vanguard, 2659 S Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee
Vanguard & 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. Present… THE GIDDY UP. Tap Takeover & Patio Party. Beer * Classic Country * Food. Featuring ‘The Long Line Riders’ Performing Live, with ‘Hot Dog’ Classic Country Spin. Plus a whole stable of new and rare beers. FUN.
May the 4th Be With You
May 4 @ 11:00 am – May 5 @ 2:00 am
Oak & Shield Gaming Pub, 600 E Ogden Ave., Milwaukee
One year ago, in a galaxy not so far away…The Oak & Shield Gaming Pub was born. May 4th marks their one hundred and eleventh birthday! (Minus 110 years…) Join Oak & Shield and Milwaukee Brewing Company in celebration with an epic one-year anniversary party, and a kickoff to Craft Beer Week with rare timed trappings all night long, and a Star Wars cosplay contest! 11 AM: Jabba’s Social Game Day- Play big games out on the patio all day…
Water Street Brewery – Throw Back Brewery Tours
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Water Street Brewery, 1101 N. Water Street, Milwaukee
Visit Milwaukee’s First Brew Pub for tours between 11am-6pm beginning every half hour focusing on the history of the Water Street Brewery and its original three brews Oktoberfest, Victory Amber and Sporten Lager. Throw a few back while you can of the limited release Sporten Lager while on tap for Milwaukee Beer Week. Three Free Samples of WSB Beer included with tours! There will also be free Water Street Brewery swag, and every tour participant receives a free refillable WSB…
FOUNDERS KBS TAPPING
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Craft Beer Cellar, 1230 George Town Dr. E, Pewaukee
Come join Craft Beer Cellar and the team from Founders Brewing Company for a KBS tapping! Also available will be Blushing Monk, All Day IPA. ad Rubeaus.
Feeling Surly…Throw an Axe
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – May 11 @ 11:00 pm
AXE MKE, 1924 Kenilworth Ave., Milwaukee
Hold an Axe Man in one hand and an Axe in the other while you take out your frustration after a long day. Enjoy a bucket of Surly Brewing cans while you chuck a few axes. Enter for your chance to win a great Surly prize pack.
Tour of WI
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – May 11 @ 8:00 pm
Whos On Third, 1007 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
Stop in all Beer Week long. $15.00 gets you a Usingers brat and a side of cheese curds, paired with pint of any local beer on tap.
MKE Brewing Feature at Groppis
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
G Groppi Food Market, 1441 E Russell Ave., Milwaukee
Join us for a Milwaukee Beer Week kick off sampling at Groppi Food Market. MKE Brewing will be featured on tap and pouring all their best sellers down in the heart of Bay View. Grab some beer before the Derby gets underway.
Beer Week Brunch
May 5 @ 8:00 am – May 11 @ 3:00 pm
Fuel Cafe: Walkers Point, 630 S 5th Street, Milwaukee
Brunch and Beer pairings will be available all week. Tuesday May 7th the Bell’s Rep will be in offering swag, prizes, and samples.
Crafty Cow Burger Pairing
May 5 @ 11:00 am – May 11 @ 10:00 pm
Crafty Cow Bay View, 2675 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee
For the second year in a row, Third Space and Crafty Cow partner up to bring you a brand new burger. This years creation… Morning in Denver. This burger has a beef patty, topped with Canadian bacon, fried egg, friend onions, and sauteed green peppers. This bad boy is paired up with That’s Gold Kolsch. They will also be creating a brand new poutine to be partied with Happy Place Pale Ale.
Half Way to Halloween
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Draft & Vessel, 4417 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee, WI
We’re half way to Halloween. Come celebrate with a special tapping of Third Space Haunted Barrel. This beer is released every Halloween at Third Space Brewing and is an Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon and Rum barrels with cinnamon, vanilla, coconut, and cocoa nibs. Its like trick or treat in a glass.
Drink Third Space Win Prizes
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – May 11 @ 10:00 pm
Cafe Lulu, 2265 S Howell Ave., Milwaukee
All beer week long, Cafe Lulu is partnering with Third Space Brewing. Three different beers will be on tap all week, and for every Third Space beer you buy, receive an extra raffle ticket to win some awesome prizes. Finish beer week strong with a Tap Takeover on Saturday, May 11 starting at 11am. No purchase necessary to enter to win prizes.
Crafts & Drafts – Spring Beer Fest – Sponsored by Discount Liquor
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
This is the 7th Year of Crafts & Drafts and we can’t think of a better way to kick off Milwaukee Beer Week! At Crafts & Drafts, you’ll have a chance to try different beers from an amazing array of breweries, as well as being able to chat with brewery owners, brewmasters, and brewery representatives. Tickets are available for purchase on the Crafts & Drafts website. http://www.craftsanddrafts.org/tickets.html
Good City Tap Takeover
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:05 pm
Smoke Shack, 322 N. Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee
Join us Sunday, May 5th for brunch, lunch, or dinner as we showcase some fun beers brew by Good City Brewing Company. Meet the rep from 2pm to 4pm as she passes out samples and find your favorite beer.
HalfAcre AfterParty Burnhearts
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 6 @ 2:00 am
Burnhearts, 2599 S. Logan Ave., Milwaukee
Stop by for our annual Crafts & Drafts after party at Burnhearts featuring a killer line up from Half Acre Beer Co. All welcome, come grab some tasty suds.
Beat the Breweries
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Up Down, 615 E. Brady Street, Milwaukee
Challenge your favorite brewery to a variety of games, for your chance to win a prize package. $12 gets you a pint from any participating brewery, a slice of pizza and 40 tokens
Three Lions Beer Dinner
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Three Lions Pub, 4515 N Oakland Ave., Milwaukee
Join Three Lions Pub and Third Space Brewing for a one of a kind beer dinner. Specialties and rarities from Third Space Brewing will be paired with brand new creations from Three Lions. Call to reserve your spot today. 414-763-6992.
2nd Annual Wyeast Beer Dinner
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wy’east Pizza, 5601 W Vliet St., Milwaukee
For the second year in a row, Third Space Brewing and Wyeast Pizza are teaming up for Milwaukee Beer Week. The amazing kitchen staff at Wyeast will be creating brand new menu items utilizing finished beer, wort, and spent grain. Some rarities, seasonals, and core favorites will be on tap. Come early, and come hungry.