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June 2019

Brewery Spotlight: Faklandia Brewing

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On Wednesday, June 19 the owners of Faklandia Brewing will be paying a visit to Milwaukee Beer Society. Faklandia is an upcoming Milwaukee area brewery that hasn't yet found their permanent home, but has graciously offered to share their beers with our Milwaukee Beer Society members. This isn't your average brewery making what you'd expect, they make the strangely familiar. Beers you'd find ordinary, they take them to the next level and create the extraordinary. They aren't trying to change…

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Cheers to New Beers!

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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On Wednesday, June 26th, Milwaukee Beer Society will feature breweries that are new to market and/or new beers that have been recently released. Five years ago this would have been nearly impossible, but with the continued explosion of craft breweries, a weekly influx of new beers has come to be the norm. Come find your new favorite beer! Members: $10 Guests: $15 Beers: Crankin' FoamersFair State Brewing Cooperative(Minneapolis, MN)Lager - American LightABV: 4.5%, IBU: 18 A Round on the HouseBlank…

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July 2019

No Meeting – Independence Day

July 3

No Meeting To help celebrate, the Beer Institute revealed its annual top 10 facts about July 4th, America's founders, and beer. 1. In 1587, Virginia colonists used corn to brew the first recorded ale in the colony. Today, brewers use a number of grains to make beer, including barley, corn, millet, oats, rye, sorghum and wheat. 2. The first shipment of beer arrived in the Virginia colony from England in 1607. Over 400 years later, Americans still love imported beer;…

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Brewery Spotlight: Broken Bat Brewing

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Broken Bat, 231 E Buffalo St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Our latest in the Brewery Spotlight series takes on a field trip to the Historic Third Ward's only brewery, Broken Bat Brewing. The vision of lifelong friends Tim Pauly and Dan McElwee, Broken Bat Brewing Co. provides its patrons with sight lines to the brew house and fermentation tanks, as well as 8 TVs showing that days’ sports or events. Specialties on tap, with a tip of the cap in homage to America’s Pastime are: Straight Chedd – an apricot…

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Fruit Beers

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

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 July 17th to try a wide variety of styles that all incorporate some form of fruit. Members: $12 Guests: $17 Beers: Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit FightBell's Brewery(Comstock, MI)Fruit BeerABV: 5.0% Steamboat ShandyPotosi Brewing Company(Potosi, WI)ShandyABV: 4.2%, IBU: 12 Tiki Torch3 Sheeps…

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Christmas in July

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$15

Who says you can't drink a stout in the middle of summer? Join us on Wednesday, July 24th for our second annual Christmas in July. This night will feature some of the heavier beer styles we normally reserve for winter. Expect to see some Barleywines, Strong Ales, Barrel Aged beers, and definitely a few Imperial Stouts. Don't worry, we'll crank up the A/C. Price: Members - $15 / Guests - $20 Beers: Oatmeal Raisin CookieCigar City Brewing(Tampa, FL)Brown Ale -…

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Summer Bottle Share

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gordon Park, 2828 N Humboldt Blvd
Milwaukee, WI
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Join us at Gordon Park on July 31st for our annual summer bottle share and picnic! A bottle share is a gathering of members where each person brings beer to open and share with other members. In addition to beer, please also feel free to bring some food to share, potluck style. Please bring at least a 22oz bottle or two 12oz bottles of something special or unique that you have been wanting to share or have been waiting to…

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August 2019

Ciders & Meads

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

Join us on Wednesday, August 7th for some crisp, refreshing beverages: Ciders and Meads! Like usual, we will taste a wide array of ciders and meads. Members: $12 Guests: $17 Ciders & Meads: Strongbow CiderBulmers Cider(Hereford, England)CiderABV: 5.0% Hazy HopAce Cider (The California Cider Company)(Sebastopol, CA)CiderABV: 6.0% Camelot MeadOliver Winery(Bloomington, IN)MeadABV: 10.0% London DrySchilling Cider(Seattle, WA)CiderABV: 6.5% StrawberryColony Nectar Co.(Madison, WI)MeadABV: 6.0% Currant AffairLost Valley Cider Co(Milwaukee, WI)CiderABV: 4.5% Rekorderlig PassionsfruktÅbro Bryggeri(Vimmerby, Sweden)CiderABV: 4.5% Blueberry MeadWhite Winter Winery(Iron River, WI)MeadABV:…

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Wheat Beers

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$10

Join us on Wednesday, August 14th for WHEAT BEERS! We all know and love our wheat, wit, white, and weiss favorites, so let's enjoy them together! Meet you at the Pabst Best Place at 6:00pm! Members: $10 Guests: $15 Beers: Strawberry Basil HefeweizenForbidden Root Brewing Company(Chicago, IL)HefeweizenABV: 5.0% Island WheatCapital Brewery(Middleton, WI)American Wheat AleABV: 4.2%, IBU: 14 Florida CrackerCigar City Brewing(Tampa, FL)WitbierABV: 5.5%, IBU: 18 S'Wheat CarolineWisconsin Brewing Company(Verona, WI)American Wheat AleABV: 5.0% Big Sister WitbierDoor County Brewing Co.(Baileys Harbor,…

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Double IPAs

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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More hops, more malt, more fun! Join us on Wednesday, August 21st for Double IPAs! These full-bodied beers are becoming one of the most popular styles across the country and even the world. One characteristic of a Double IPA is the high alcohol content, so plan accordingly! Members: $12 Non-members: $17 (Ask about joining MBS for a one-time, $10 membership fee) Beers: Clouding of ConsiousnessFair State Brewing Cooperative(Minneapolis, MN)IPA - Imperial / Double New EnglandABV: 8.0% 2 Milkshake LunchO'so Brewing…

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September 2019

Milwaukee Brewing Company field trip!

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Milwaukee Brewing Company – 9th Street, 1128 N 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

Let's take the short stroll over to the new Milwaukee Brewing Company - 9th Street! After starting their first operation (2nd Street) way back in 1997, opening the new brewing space, tap room, and roof top deck are a huge win for this local business. Milwaukee Brewing will be giving MBS a private tour of their new place and tasting of their beers. Let's check out the new digs! Members: $12 Non-Members: $17 (ask about becoming an MBS member for…

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Hacienda Brewing Company Field Trip!

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hacienda Brewing Co., 2018 E North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$12

Hacienda Brewing Co. recently opened a sweet new taproom/restaurant in the old G. Daddy's BBC on North Ave - let's check it out! From the website: "Hacienda Beer Co. is an experimental brewing project from the owners of Door County Brewing Co., founded in 2017. We focus on creating modern, experimental beers—taking inspiration from our local heritage, the land around us in Door County, and the constantly evolving craft beer scene." Members: $12 Non-members: $17 Beers: Does Anyone Work Around…

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Ambers & Reds

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$10

Join us Wednesday September, 18th for Ambers and Reds! Sometimes malty, sometimes hoppy, these amber and red beers usually get their color from caramelized and crystal malts. Perfect for the first days of fall! Members: $10 Non-members: $15 (ask about joining for a one-time, $10 fee) Beers: Eliot NessGreat Lakes Brewing Company(Cleveland, OH)American Amber / Red LagerABV: 6.1%, IBU: 27 Kettle LogicEnlightened Brewing Company(Milwaukee, WI)American Amber / Red AleABV: 5.6% Avalanche Amber AleBreckenridge Brewery(Littleton, CO)American Amber / Red AleABV: 5.0%,…

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Wisconsin vs The World

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

As we all know, Wisconsin makes some of the best beers, but let's do an official poll! Join us as we compare style by style with some of the world's best beers! Members: $12 Non-Members: $17 (ask about becoming a member) Beers: Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company(Glendale, WI)SchwarzbierABV: 6.0%, IBU: 32 Krombacher DarkKrombacher Gruppe(Kreuztal, Germany)SchwarzbierABV: 4.7% Lord JamesWhole Hog Brewery(Stevens Point, WI)Scotch Ale / Wee HeavyABV: 7.0%, IBU: 76 90/~ Wee HeavyBelhaven Brewery(Dunbar, Scotland)Scotch Ale / Wee HeavyABV: 7.4%, IBU: 26…

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October 2019

Oktoberfests!

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$10

It's that time of year again! Oktoberfest time! Although we won't be in Munich, join us at The Best Place on Wednesday, October 2nd as we taste some of the best Märzens Germany (and the US) has to offer. Some fun history of the style: Märzen (or alternatively Maerzen) has its origins in Bavaria, probably before the 16th century. A Bavarian brewing ordinance decreed in 1553 that beer may be brewed only between 29 September (St. Michael's Day or Michaelmas)…

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IPA Throwbacks

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$10

We're going to look back to a simpler time of the IPA style. A time before hazy, fruity, juicy IPA dominated the market. It was a time when you didn't have to specify that your IPA was "vegan-friendly" because why wouldn't it be?!? We're going to throw it back to a time when west coast IPA was the hip, new thing. We'll drink some IPA that were around in those days, and some newer IPA that just aren't interested in…

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Porters

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$10

Wednesday, October 16th, we'll be tasting Porters! Named for street and river porters in England, this style originated in the 18th century (or even earlier) and features dark roasted malts, some hop characteristics, and a smooth finish. With plenty of innovation and originality, brewers in the US have taken this style to a new level, whether it's highly hopping the brew or adding coffee or chocolate to complement the highly roasted and burnt flavor associated with this type of beer.…

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Pumpkin Beers

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

No better way to welcome fall than with Pumpkin Beers! You can find pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice in many styles from amber ales to stouts, as American craft brewers have embraced the trend. Join us Wednesday, October 23rd for our 6th annual Pumpkin Beer night at the Best Place! Members: $12 Non-members: $17 Beers: Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Brewing Company(Portland, ME)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV: 4.5%, IBU: 18 Wick For BrainsNebraska Brewing Company(Papillion, NE)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV: 6.1%, IBU: 17 Punkin AleDogfish Head…

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No Meeting – 10/30/19

October 30

Just a reminder that we are taking a rare night off on Wednesday, October 30th! Have a happy Halloween and we'll see you next week for Belgian beers! Remember to follow our Facebook and Instagram, plus check the website for events, updates, and beer line-ups!

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November 2019

Belgian Beers

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historical Pabst Brewery, 901 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$15

Belgians are some of the original beer makers out there, so we'll taste the best of the best. We've lined up five classic greats straight from Belgian and five Belgian-style beers from this side of the pond. Join us on Wednesday, November 6th for some of your favorite Belgian Beers! (This night will not contain any sour styles. Those will be saved for a future tasting.) Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 (ask about becoming a member to save $5 on our…

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