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October 2017

Brewery Spotlight: District 14 Brewery & Pub

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
District 14 Brewery & Pub, 2273 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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$10

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, 2017 @ 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

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

Homebrew Night

November 1, 2017 @ 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, 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, 2017 @ 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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Brewery Spotlight: Gathering Place Brewing Company

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gathering Place Brewing Company, 811 E Vienna Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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$10

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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4th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bottle Share

November 22, 2017 @ 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

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, 2017 @ 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

Member Vote – Quads

December 6, 2017 @ 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, 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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Brewery Spotlight: Eagle Park Brewing

December 13, 2017 @ 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, 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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Holiday Beers

December 20, 2017 @ 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 December 20th, Milwaukee Beer Society gets seasonal with a variety of holiday beers. Spiced beers, winter warmers, or any other beer with a holiday theme are all fair game. Join us during this most wonderful time of year! Price: $10 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (Our Special Ale) (2017)Anchor Brewing Company(San Francisco, CA)Winter WarmerABV: 6.7%, IBU: 40 Reindeer ShitMobCraft Beer(Milwaukee, WI)Brown Ale - AmericanABV: 5.6% Christmas AleBreckenridge Brewery(Littleton, CO)Winter WarmerABV: 7.1%,…

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Coffee Beers

December 27, 2017 @ 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, December 27th will be a glorious night of uppers and downers as we taste our way through the delicious combination of coffee and beer. We will mostly be featuring a variety of darker beers, in which the roastiness of the coffee adds to the roasted malt flavors and/or complements the sweetness of caramel malts. We may also include a few lighter examples such as cream ales or pale ales offering an interesting take on the style. Join us to…

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January 2018

Brewery Spotlight: Westallion Brewing Co.

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westallion Brewing Company, 1825 S 72nd St
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
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Wednesday, January 3rd, Milwaukee Beer Society will be visiting West Allis' first and only craft brewery, Westallion Brewing Company. Headed by Erik and Kimberly Dorfner, Westallion opened in 2017 with years of brewing passion and historic venue management combined to offer beers that rely on quality and authenticity. Price: TBD Beers: TBD RSVP via Facebook to receive updates and let friends know you're going.

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Imperial Stouts

January 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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$15

With the cold upon us, we turn to some dark, heavy beers to warm our hearts. On January 10th, we’ll be sampling some big, bold Imperial Stouts. Price: $15 (plus membership, a one-time $10 fee) Beers: Old RasputinNorth Coast Brewing Company(Fort Bragg, CA)Imperial StoutABV: 9.0%, IBU: 75 Hunter18th Street Brewery(Hammond, IN)Imperial StoutABV: 8.0% Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery(Longmont, CO)Imperial StoutABV: 10.5%, IBU: 65 Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Co.(Chico, CA)Imperial StoutABV: 10.2%, IBU: 60 Paid Time Off!3 Sheeps Brewing Company(Sheboygan, WI)Imperial…

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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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