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January 2018

Brewery Spotlight: Company Brewing

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Company Brewing, 735 E Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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$10

Wednesday, January 17th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be visiting Company Brewing in Riverwest. One part neighborhood brewery, one part restaurant, and one part music venue, Company Brewing has been serving up fresh beer and great food since 2015. Join us as we taste our way through their lineup. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: TBD RSVP via Facebook to receive updates and let friends know you're going.

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Barrel-Aged Beers

January 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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$15

January 24th 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 stouts, quads, scotch ales, and a few other styles that have spent some time in wood. Please note that membership will be required for this event. If…

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Homebrew Night

January 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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Free

On Wednesday, January 31st, we’ll enjoy our 26th 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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February 2018

Brewery Spotlight: Epic Brewing Company

February 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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$10

On February 7th we welcome Epic Brewing to share their story and beers. Epic Brewing Company opened in Salt Lake City, Utah with six fermentation tanks giving it the flexibility to create a variety of small batch, artisanal beer. Within a few short months, Epic began earning medals for its beers domestically and internationally. The beer became a big hit with locals and out of state visitors alike and demand quickly increased. The brewery currently houses eight times its original…

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No Meeting

February 14

Milwaukee Beer Society will not be meeting on Wednesday, February 14th. Please join us February 21st at Urban Harvest Brewing Company for our next brewery spotlight.

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Brewery Spotlight: Urban Harvest Brewing Company

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Urban Harvest Brewing Company, 1024 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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$10

On February 21st, Milwaukee Beer Society will be visiting Urban Harvest Brewery in Walkers Point where founder and brewmaster Steve Pribek will be on hand to tell us the story of Urban Harvest, show us around, and walk us through their beer lineup. Established in 2016, Urban Harvest Brewing Company is a Milwaukee on-site neighborhood brewery and taproom brewing fresh, handcrafted ales in small batches several times a week. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: TBD RSVP…

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MBS 4-Year Anniversary Party (SOLD OUT)

February 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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$20

***This event is sold out*** Milwaukee Beer Society started in January 2014 and is now four years old! During those four years, we’ve held over 200 tastings and tasted over 2,000 different beers. On February 28th, we’ll be holding a special beer tasting (with food) in honor of our 4th anniversary. The beers we drink on this night will be the best of the best of 2017, selected from the winners of the past year’s tastings. Unlike most meetings, we…

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March 2018

American Pale Ales

March 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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$10

On Wednesday, March 7th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be exploring a variety of American Pale Ales. Prior to the explosion in popularity of IPAs, pale ales were traditionally the most well-known and popular of craft beers. Of British origin, the American craft beer revolution transformed the pale ale into a whole new style of beer where the hops play the predominant role backed by a moderate level of sweet maltiness. The clean hop presence and supporting malt result in what…

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Barleywines

March 14 @ 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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$15

On March 14th, we’ll break out the barleywines. For the purposes of this meeting, this may include American Barleywines, English Barleywines, Wheatwines, 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 membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company(Kalamazoo, MI)English BarleywineABV: 10.0%, IBU: 70 The WordsmithGathering Place Brewing Company(Milwaukee, WI)Wheat WineABV: 10.8%, IBU: 46 Hand of the QueenBrewery Ommegang(Cooperstown,…

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Madison Beers

March 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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$10

On Wednesday, March 21st, Milwaukee Beer Society will be featuring a variety of beers from our neighbors to the west. Like Milwaukee, Madison has been experiencing a boom in craft beer. We'll explore that growth by devoting an entire night to breweries from our state's capital. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Working Draft ESBRockhound Brewing Company(Madison, WI)English BitterABV: 5.5%, IBU: 40 KaleidospokeNext Door Brewing Company(Madison, WI)Pale Ale - AmericanABV: 6.0%, IBU: 38 GoddambergeddonAle Asylum(Madison, WI)Red Ale…

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Bocks

March 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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$10

Join us for the last Wednesday 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 bock beers as well, if only for a few hours. We intend to have a variety of different styles of bock beers on hand for this tasting. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: CelebratorAyinger Privatbrauerei(Aying,…

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April 2018

Homebrew Night

April 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, April 4th, we’ll enjoy our 27th 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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New England IPAs

April 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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$10

On Wednesday, April 11th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be sampling Northeast Style IPAs. Jump on the haze train while we explore this "juicy" style interpretation of the ever popular IPA. Northeast style IPAs tend to have a juicy, tropical aroma and flavor accompanied by a delicate mouthfeel. Contrary to the classic IPA bite, these beers are often less bitter and have a hazy appearance when partially or wholly unfiltered. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: NEAPAUntitled Art(Waunakee,…

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Milwaukee Beer Week

April 18

April 18th lands in the middle of Milwaukee Beer Week. With so many events going on in the area, we'll take a back seat and let the local bars and breweries do all the great work. Check out the website, download the app, and get out there!

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Jeremy’s Beer Society

April 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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$15

On Wednesday, April 25th, 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. Jeremy G. is in control of our third installment in this series, and if you know Jeremy, it will not be one to miss. Price: $15 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Cran-bic Ale 2018New Glarus Brewing Company(New Glarus, WI)Lambic - TraditionalABV: 6.0% Oude GeuzeBrouwerij 3…

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May 2018

Sour Session: Sour vs. Wild vs. Funky

May 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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Wednesday, May 2nd, will be Milwaukee Beer Society’s fifth 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 the differences between sour, wild, and funky beers. This will include beers that focus on tart and acidic flavor profiles compared with beers that focus more on an earthy, funk flavor profile. We'll explore brewing techniques along with various yeast and bacteria strains such as Lactobacillus…

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Chicago Beers

May 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, May 9, Milwaukee Beer Society will be sampling a selection of new-to-market Chicago-area breweries. Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $15 fee) Beers: Applewood GoldMoody Tongue(Chicago, IL)Lager - American ABV: 5.0% Blood Orange GuppyPipeworks Brewing Company(Chicago, IL)IPA - Session / India Session AleABV: 4.6% IstigkeitSolemn Oath Brewery(Naperville, IL)Brown Ale - AmericanABV: 6.7% Sliced Nectarine IPAMoody Tongue(Chicago, IL)IPA - AmericanABV: 5.9% Oh, So Pretty18th Street Brewery(Hammond, IN)Saison / Farmhouse AleABV: 6.1% Country GreenSolemn Oath Brewery(Naperville, IL)IPA - AmericanABV: 6.5%…

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Brewery Spotlight: Milwaukee Brewing Company

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Milwaukee Brewing Company, 613 S 2nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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$12

On Wednesday, May 16, Milwaukee Beer Society takes a field trip over to Milwaukee Brewing Company. Special guest Dee Gedlen (aka MKE Beer Geek) will be guiding us through the 21-year old brewery's lineup. Price: $12 (plus membership, a one-time $15 fee) Beers: Milwaukee Brewing Company!

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Pastry Stouts

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Wednesday, May 23, we'll try our hand at sampling Pastry Stouts. If you're wondering what in the world a pastry stout is, you're not alone. While there's no official definition, pastry stouts are beers that use special ingredients to give them a more dessert-like flavor. Coffee, vanilla beans, coconut, cinnamon, and cacao nibs are just a few of the common ingredients that give these beers a very unique set of flavors. Not familiar with pastry stouts? This will be…

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Saisons

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$12

It's finally starting to feel a little like spring/summer around here, so let's drink a classic spring seasonal. On Wednesday, May 30, 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: $12 (plus membership, a one-time $15 fee) Beers: Saison DupontBrasserie Dupont(Tourpes, Hainaut)Saison / Farmhouse AleABV: 6.5%, IBU: 30 L'HiverDoor County Brewing Co.(Baileys Harbor, WI)Saison…

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