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April 2017
$10

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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$15

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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$10

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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$10

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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July 2017

Bottle Share

July 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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July 5th will be a chance for you to bring a special beer of your choosing (usually 22oz or 750mL) to be passed around and enjoyed by all. Whether it’s a super rare find that you’ve had stashed away in your cellar for years, an excellent beer you brought back from a recent trip, or something special you saw on the shelf you’d like to share with the group, we’ll be drinking them all. It’s a great chance to sample…

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$15

Brewery Spotlight: Almanac Beer Co.

July 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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On July 12th, we'll be featuring beers exclusively from Almanac Beer Company out of San Francisco, CA. Almanac is a "farm to barrel" brewery founded in 2010 focusing on artisanal ales brewed in collaboration with select Northern California sustainable farms. Each limited release is a unique beer to be enjoyed with friends and savored around the seasonal table. Known mostly for their sour beers, Almanac has an extensive selection of fresh and barrel-aged beers. Join us to sample a wide…

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Christmas in July

July 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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Who says you can't drink a stout in the middle of summer? Join us on Wednesday, July 19th for our inaugural Christmas in July. This night will feature some of the heavier beer styles we normally reserve for winter. Expect to see some Barleywine, Wee Heavy, and definitely a few Imperial Stouts. Don't worry, we'll crank up the A/C. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: CommandoSprecher Brewing Company(Glendale, WI)Scotch Ale / Wee HeavyABV: 10.0%, IBU: 9 King…

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Nick’s Beer Society

July 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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On Wednesday, July 26th, we'll kick off a new series in which we honor some of Milwaukee Beer Society's regular members by letting them host their own theme/meeting with beers of their choosing. For our first installment, we will be featuring beers from our founding member, Nick G. Expect beers with a special story that make this lineup full of Nick's most memorable beer experiences. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: TBD Krombacher PilsKrombacher Gruppe(Kreuztal, Germany)Pilsner - GermanABV:…

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August 2017

Homebrew Night

August 2 @ 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, August 2nd, we’ll enjoy our 24th 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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Meads / Ciders

August 9 @ 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, August 9th, we salute beer’s fermented cousins, mead and hard cider. What were once small niche drinks have gained a considerable amount of popularity and, much like beer, come in many different varieties. If you don’t think you like mead or cider, you probably just haven’t tried the right one. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Meads/Ciders: Strongbow Honey & Apple CiderBulmers Cider(Hereford, England)CiderABV: 5.0% Blue GoldVander Mill(Spring Lake, MI)CiderABV: 6.9% Ace Pineapple CiderAce Cider(Sebastopol, CA)CiderABV:…

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Brewery Spotlight: One Barrel Brewing Co.

August 16 @ 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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One Barrel Brewing Company is rooted in historic brewing lore. Founded during the 377th annual meeting of the Gentleman’s Brewing and Distilling Society, it was decreed that One Barrel would showcase how approachable making and drinking all manner of beer can be. We'll be tasting a variety of these beers from Madison's first nanobrewery. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: The CommuterOne Barrel Brewing Company(Madison, WI)KölschABV: 4.8%, IBU: 22 Penguin Pale AleOne Barrel Brewing Company(Madison, WI)Pale Ale…

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