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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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$10

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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Beers for Barks — Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Husky Brewing, 909 E Locust St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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On Wednesday, August 23rd, Milwaukee Beer Society will be partnering with Black Husky Brewing to benefit the local, foster-home based animal rescue organization, Rescue Gang. Rescue Gang's mission is to rehabilitate, provide medical care, and find forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals through foster programs. As they do not receive any public funding, the lives they save are dependent on our generosity. Black Husky will be donating 10% of all beer sales during the event to Rescue Gang, so…

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$10

Brewery Spotlight: The Explorium Brewpub

August 30 @ 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 30th, Milwaukee Beer Society will welcome Mike Doble from The Explorium Brewpub to share his story and beers. Established by Mike and Joan Doble in 2016, The Explorium Brewpub brings together friendly service, tasty house-made beer, and great food at a reasonable price. The Doble family has a long history in brewing and brewpubs, with four breweries and restaurants in three states. Drawing from the best of the original Doble family brewery, Tampa Bay Brewing Company in…

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September 2017
$10

Fruit Beers

September 6 @ 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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Fruit beers are no longer limited to the once overly sweet and syrupy beers of the past. Fruit is now used to brew well balanced beer that enhances the other flavors and ingredients found in the beer. Join us September 6th to try a wide variety of styles that all incorporate some form of fruit. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Icelandic Arctic Berry Alew/bilberriesEinstök Ölgerð(Akureyri, Norðurland)WitbierABV: 5.2% Cherry Stoutw/cherryNew Glarus Brewing Company(New Glarus, WI)American StoutABV: 6.5%…

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$10

Brewery Spotlight: O’so Brewing Co.

September 13 @ 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 September 13th we welcome back Sarah with O'so Brewing Company. O’so started in 2007 in Plover, WI as an addition to Point Brew Supply homebrew shop. O’so saw rapid growth and a few years later moved to a much larger 12,000 sq ft space at Village Park in Plover, where they are now. In 2013, O’so was declared the 2nd fastest growing brewery in the state. In 2015, they won their first Great American Beer Festival Award for The…

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$10

Oktoberfest Beers

September 20 @ 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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Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival. It begins on September 16 when the Mayor of Munich taps the first keg and lasts until October 3. For Milwaukee Beer Society, it will be celebrated on September 20 when we sample a large number of Oktoberfest-style beers from both Germany and the US. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company(Glendale, WI)MärzenABV: 6.0%, IBU: 15 Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery(Galesburg, MI)MärzenABV: 5.5% Spaten OktoberfestbierSpaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu-Gruppe(München, Germany)FestbierABV: 5.9%, IBU: 23 OktoberfestGreat…

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$10

Liz’s Beer Society

September 27 @ 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, September 27th, we'll continue our series of tastings 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. Liz is in control of our second installment in this series and she has chosen to taste beers that give back to their community and/or donate profits to charity. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Urban UnderdogUrban Chestnut Brewing Company(St Louis, MO)Lager - North…

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October 2017
Free - Members Only

Brewery Spotlight: Miller Valley Brewery

October 4 @ 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, October 4, Milwaukee Beer Society welcomes Kain Escobar. In addition to being Milwaukee Beer Society member #226, Kain is also a Pilot Brewer for the MillerCoors pilot brewery known as Miller Valley Brewery. This is a special opportunity for Milwaukee Beer Society members to sample some unique beers that most people will never even hear about. This meeting is FREE to Milwaukee Beer Society members, and membership is required. Price: Free - Members Only Please note that this…

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$20

Sour Session: Lambic / Gueuze

October 11 @ 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, October 11, will be Milwaukee Beer Society’s fourth Sour Session tasting. Every few months we do a sour session featuring certain types of sour beers. This time we will be focusing specifically on lambic and gueuze. Lambic is a spontaneously fermented beer brewed in the Pajottenland region of Belgium. Its unique history, traditions, brewing, and fermentation process makes it like no other beverage in the world. Price: $20 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Oude Gueuze Cuvée RenéBrouwerij…

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$10

Brewery Spotlight: District 14 Brewery & Pub

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
District 14 Brewery & Pub, 2273 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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On October 18th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be taking a trip to Bay View's District 14 Brewery and Pub. On the heels of their 3rd anniversary, owner and brewmaster Matt McCulloch will walk us through his ever-rotating selection of beers, including some special beers he's breaking out just for us. See Menu Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Dirty BlondeDistrict 14 Brewery and Pub(Milwaukee, WI) KölschABV: 5.4% MCBL Colaboration Green Tea & RhubarbDistrict 14 / Fermentorium(Milwaukee, WI)…

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Pumpkin Beers

October 25 @ 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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Pumpkin beer season is one of the most anticipated times of the year for many beer lovers. Join us October 25th for our annual pumpkin beer tasting heading into Halloween weekend. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Pumpkin LagerLakefront Brewery(Milwaukee, WI)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV: 5.9%, IBU: 10 Nitro Series: Pumpkin Spice LatteBreckenridge Brewery(Littleton, CO)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV: 5.5%, IBU: 11 Black O' Lantern Pumpkin StoutWasatch Brewery(Park City, UT)Stout - Imperial / DoubleABV: 6.5%, IBU: 14 Voodoo Ranger…

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November 2017
Free

Homebrew Night

November 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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On Wednesday, November 1st, we’ll enjoy our 25th 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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Pacific Northwest Beers

November 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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On Wednesday, November 8th, we welcome back MBS members Jayme and Drew since moving to Seattle. Join us as we sample a variety of beers muled from the Pacific Northwest, as well as some examples available locally. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Hazelnut Brown NectarRogue Ales(Newport, OR)Brown Ale - AmericanABV: 5.6%, IBU: 33 Arctic SaisonAnchorage Brewing Company(Anchorage, AK)Saison / Farmhouse AleABV: 6.0% Heritage Coffee Brown AleAlaskan Brewing Co.(Juneau, AK)Brown Ale - EnglishABV: 7.0%, IBU: 19 PranqsterNorth…

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$10

Brewery Spotlight: Gathering Place Brewing Company

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gathering Place Brewing Company, 811 E Vienna Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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On Wednesday, November 15th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be visiting one of Milwaukee's newest breweries, Gathering Place Brewing Company. Like the city of Milwaukee it calls home, Gathering Place Brewering Company derives its name from the native Potawatomi word minwaking, meaning “gathering place by the waters.” Over time, people from around the world have followed the example of the Native Americans to gather at the spot where three rivers join Lake Michigan, forming the present-day city of Milwaukee. Inspired by this land,…

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Free

4th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bottle Share

November 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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This November marks our 4th annual Milwaukee Beer Society Thanksgiving Eve Bottle Share. On Turkeyday Eve, we invite you to grab a special bottle of beer (usually something that’s either been cellared or isn’t readily available in the local liquor store), bring it along, and share it with the group. In return, you’ll get to taste all the special beers that the rest of the group brought with them. Price: Beer! Please bring a special bottle (preferably a large format 22oz…

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Smoked Beers

November 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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A perennial fall favorite, we’ll be tasting many different smoked beers on Wednesday, November 29th. These are beers that are brewed with malt that has been smoked, giving the beer a smoky aroma and flavor that can be anywhere from a subtle nuance to an in-your-face smoke character. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Helles LagerbierSchlenkerla(Bamberg, Germany)Lager - HellesABV: 4.3%, IBU: 30 Smokin Hemp PorterPearl Street Brewery(LaCrosse, WI)Porter - OtherABV: 5.2% NightCall Smoked PorterKarben4 Brewing(Madison, WI)Smoked BeerABV:…

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December 2017
$15

Member Vote – Quads

December 6 @ 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, December 6th, we call on members to help decide this week's meeting theme. After compiling suggestions and putting them to a vote, Quads emerged as the victor. Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, a Quadrupel is a Belgian style ale of great strength with bolder flavor compared to its Dubbel and Tripel sister styles. Join us as we sample a wide variety of both Belgian and American takes on the style. Price: $15 (plus membership, a one-time…

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$10

Brewery Spotlight: Eagle Park Brewing

December 13 @ 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, December 13th we welcome Eagle Park to Best Place for our next brewery spotlight. Eagle Park Brewing was founded by two brothers who live to write music and drink beer. Like their band, the brewing started in the garage, and like their songs, the beer tells a story. It’s a story of dedication and commitment to the craft beer community that comes through in every pour, every toast, and every taste. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10…

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