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February 2017
$15

Barleywines

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On February 22nd we'll break out the barleywines. For the purposes of this meeting, this may include American Barleywines, English Barleywines, Wheatwines, Ryewines, and maybe some other sub-styles. Barleywines by definition are high-alcohol beers, so you may want to grab a bite to eat before this one. Price: $15 (plus $10 for new members, a one-time membership fee) Beers: Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Company(Easton, PA)English BarleywineABV: 11.1%, IBU: 34 Bigfoot (2016)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.(Chico, CA)American BarleywineABV: 9.6%, IBU: 90 Bigfoot (2017)Sierra…

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March 2017

Doppelbocks

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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February 10th marks the end of Fasching (essentially German Mardi Gras) and the beginning of the Lenten season. Monks back in the day would fast during Lent, drinking Doppelbocks as their main source of nutrition for 40 days. We’ll honor that tradition by getting our main source of nutrition from doppelbocks as well, if only for a few hours. Considered a "meal in a glass" for centuries, come find out why these strong, malty lagers are a favorite of many.…

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Barrel-Aged Beers

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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March 8th marks the return of Milwaukee Beer Society's highly anticipated barrel-aged beer night. This will be an amazing assortment of beers that have all spent time in some kind of barrel. No sour beers on this night (we have other nights for those), but you can be sure to find some barrel-aged Imperial Stouts, Barleywines, Belgian Ales, Scotch Ales, and a few other styles that have spent some time in wood. Please note that membership will be required for…

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$15

Brewery Spotlight: Black Husky Brewing

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Husky Brewing, 909 E Locust St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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Join Milwaukee Beer Society on March 15th for an inside look at the brewery and a tasting led by owner/brewer Tim Eichinger. Black Husky Brewing was started in 2010 in a small log cabin in the woods in the rural town of Pembine, WI. Inspired by the dogs in their son’s sled dog kennel, co-founders Tim Eichinger and Toni Eichinger named the brewery after their beloved husky Howler. Each of their beers is associated with the dogs from the kennel…

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$10

Saisons

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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With spring just around the corner, let’s drink some classic spring seasonals. On Wednesday, March 22nd, Milwaukee Beer Society will be hosting a saison tasting. Originally brewed in southern Belgium for consumption during the farming season, saisons are pale, refreshing beers with moderate strength and a very dry finish. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: StatesideStillwater Artisanal Ales(Baltimore, MD)Saison / Farmhouse AleABV: 6.8% Booyah Apricot SaisonMilwaukee Brewing Company(Milwaukee, WI)Saison / Farmhouse AleABV: 6.5%, IBU: 20 Saison 1858Brasserie…

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English Beers

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On Wednesday, March 29, we'll be sampling a wide range of English-style beers. This will likely include English Mild, Brown, Porter, Stout, ESB, Pale Ale, IPA, and more. It’s the perfect chance to come out and get a taste of the English beer scene. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith's Old Brewery(Tadcaster, North Yorkshire)Stout - OatmealABV: 5.0%, IBU: 32 Olde SuffolkGreene King(Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)Old AleABV: 6.0% Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Company(Easton, PA)Barleywine - EnglishABV:…

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April 2017
FREE

Homebrew Night

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On April 5th we'll enjoy our 22nd homebrew night. Homebrew meetings consist of tasting beers, meads and ciders brewed by Milwaukee Beer Society members. This always includes a wide variety of styles—sometimes traditional, sometimes a bit more on the experimental side. At our last homebrew tasting in February, Mike C. won the vote with his cherry mead. Those who bring homebrew to share will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new 10 gallon stainless steel brew kettle,…

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Double IPA Milwaukee Hop Showdown!

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Hop heads, rejoice! Double IPA night is back. And because there are so many awesome breweries opening up in Milwaukee, we are going to keep it 100% local this time. We're hitting up our friends at Black Husky, Broken Bat, District 14, Explorium Brewpub, Good City, Like Minds, Third Space, and more, to bring you a Milwaukee hop showdown you won't want to miss. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Double PlayBroken Bat Brewery(Milwaukee, WI)IPA - Imperial…

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Sour Session: Fruited Sours

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Wednesday, April 19th will be Milwaukee Beer Society’s third Sour Session tasting. Every few months we do a Sour Session featuring certain types of sour beers. This time we will be focusing on sours that have had some sort of fruit added, either during the brew process, or after fermentation. Price: $15 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Frucht: BlueberryBruery Terreux®(Anaheim, CA)Sour w/blueberryABV: 4.8% Raspberry TamboisPearl Street Brewery(LaCrosse, WI)Sour w/raspberryABV: 10.0% Strawberry LambicusBrewery John Martin & Brewery Timmermans(Genval, Belgium)Sour…

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Brewery Spotlight: Boulevard Brewing Co.

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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New to Milwaukee, Boulevard comes to town with a large portfolio of high-quality beers. On Wednesday, April 26, we'll be joined by a special guest to help walk us through their lineup in this special Milwaukee Beer Week tasting! Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: American KolschBoulevard Brewing Co.(Kansas City, MO)KölschABV: 4.6%, IBU: 18 Unfiltered Wheat BeerBoulevard Brewing Co.(Kansas City, MO)Pale Wheat Ale - AmericanABV: 4.4%, IBU: 14 Ginger Lemon RadlerBoulevard Brewing Co.(Kansas City, MO)Shandy / RadlerABV:…

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May 2017
$10

Coffee Beers

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Wednesday, May 3rd will be a glorious night of uppers and downers as we taste our way through the delicious combination of coffee and beer. We will be featuring a variety of darker beers, in which the roastiness of the coffee adds to the roasted malt flavors and/or compliments the sweetness of caramel malts. Join us and find a new favorite. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Whole Hog Espresso StoutStevens Point Brewery(Stevens Point, WI)Stout - OtherABV:…

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Big Brew Day at MobCraft

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mobcraft Beer, 505 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Learn, Discuss, Drink Calling all homebrewers! It’s “brew and tell” time. On Saturday, May 6th, MobCraft Beer will be opening up our production area for homebrewers to show off their systems and make some beer. (You'll actually be making wort, as you will need to add your yeast and ferment at home to make it beer.) MobCraft will supply the malted barley, hops. MobCraft will be sharing these ingredients (and recipes) with all registered homebrewers to create their own take…

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$10

Rye Beers

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On Wednesday, May 10th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be trying an assortment of rye beers. These are beers that replace a significant portion of the barley with rye, giving the beer a distinct spiciness that is unique to the rye grain. While hoppy beers are a popular style to do this with, some breweries are experimenting with rye saisons, porters, sours, and other styles. We’ll be tasting a nice assortment of all. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee)…

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Imports

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On May 17th Milwaukee Beer Society will be tasting a selection of imported beers. With the big craft beer boom in the United States, it's sometimes easy to overlook the countries that have been brewing quality beer for centuries. Import night will feature a selection of both traditional imported beers and newer-style craft beers from all around the world! Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Bitter & TwistedHarviestoun Brewery(Alva, Scotland)Golden AleABV: 4.2%, IBU: 34 Weihenstephaner DunkelBayerische Staatsbrauerei…

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Hop Showcase: New / Experimental Hops

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On May 24th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be hosting our sixth Hop Showcase night. This time we’ll be drinking beers that feature newer (within the past 5 years) and/or experimental hops. Every year there is a variety of new hops making their debut across the country as a result of hop breeding. Often years in the making, many of these hops still do not have names, and instead are referred to by codes such as HBC 394 and HBC 369…

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Blind Beer Tasting

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Back by popular demand, we are doing another installment of our blind beer tastings. This time we will focus on a specific style: American Pale Ales. You'll drink the beer without knowing what it is, and we'll discuss the beer based solely on our sensory perceptions without bias. It’s a great opportunity for those just learning about craft beer to discover what they're tasting, and it will help the more experienced beer drinker hone in on the different aromas and…

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June 2017

Homebrew Night

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On Wednesday, June 7th, we’ll enjoy our 23rd homebrew night. Homebrew meetings consist of tasting beers, meads and ciders brewed by Milwaukee Beer Society members. This always includes a wide variety of styles—sometimes traditional, sometimes a bit more on the experimental side. Homebrewers: We usually have 30+ people for these tastings, so please try to bring at least a 4-pk or the equivalent so everyone can get a taste. Non-homebrewers: Your feedback is invaluable. Please come out and have some…

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NO MEETING

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee Beer Society will not be meeting on Wednesday, June 14th. Please join us on June 21st when we welcome Surly Brewing Company.

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Brewery Spotlight: Surly Brewing Co.

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On Wednesday, June 21st, Milwaukee Beer Society welcomes Jordan Aberman, WI/IL Regional Manager and Bill Dillon, National Director of Sales from Surly Brewing Company to guide us through their lineup of year-round, seasonal, and specialty beers. Founded in 2005, Surly is located in Minneapolis, MN and has just recently started distributing to Wisconsin as of 2015. With an extremely wide range of styles under their belt, join us for an evening of award-winning beers brewed with a Surly attitude. Price:…

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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tasting

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Wednesday, June 28th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be hosting a special Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tasting. This is a collaboration pack featuring 12 breweries from all around the world. Each 12-pack contains one of each of these collaboration beers for a one-time-only, limited release. Join us to try them all! Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Dunkleweissecollaboration w/Ayinger Brewery(Aying, Germany)DunkelweizenABV: 5.7% Ginger Lagercollaboration w/Surly Brewing Co.(Minneapolis, MN)Pale LagerABV: 6.2%, IBU: 20 Thai-Style Iced Teacollaboration w/Mikkeller Brewery(Copenhagen, Denmark)Traditional…

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