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October 2019

Porters

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 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, 2019

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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 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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Brewery Spotlight: Indeed Brewing Company

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Indeed Brewing Company Taproom, 530 S 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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$15

Join us on Wednesday, November 13th at the newly opened Indeed Brewing Company Tap Room! This awesome brewery was born in Minneapolis, and has recently opened their new Taproom at 530 South 2nd Street in our very own Walkers Point neighborhood. As usual, we'll be tasting multiple beers while hearing a bit more about Indeed's plans for the future. Hope to see you there! Visit their website! Indeed Brewing - Milwaukee Members: $15 Non-members: $20 Beers: Hello, Milwaukee!Indeed Brewing Company(Minneapolis,…

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Coffee Beers

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world with 450 million cups consumed each day in the U.S. alone. Beer is also the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world with 40% of Americans (who drink) prefer it over wine or liquor. Let's combine them! Join us on Wednesday, November 20th to taste a wide variety of coffee beers! Some are coffee flavored, some have real coffee or espresso in them, some may even have a little caffeine! Get…

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Thanksgiving Eve Bottle Share

November 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free to attend

Stressful holiday season? Unwanted family in town? Avoiding the whole holiday? Join us at The Best Place to share a bottle or two with your fellow beer-lovers instead! Pick up a table bottle of your favorite style, something seasonal, or something new and come on through! **Some people tend to bring snacks too, so feel free to bring something!**

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December 2019

Brewery Spotlight: The Fermentorium Barrel House (Wauwautosa)

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fermentorium Barrel House, 6933 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI United States
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Join us on another field trip to drink some awesome local beers! The Fermentorium Barrel House in Wauwatosa is an extension of The Fermentorium Brewery & Taproom located in Cedarburg. Known for its flagship beer, Juice Packets IPA, the brewery boasts a 20 barrel system that is running around the clock. With new beers released (almost) every Thursday, both locations keep an ever-revolving line-up of classic and uniquely styled beers. We will taste a wide variety of what they have…

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Brewery Spotlight: Enlightened Brewing

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Enlightened Brewing Company, 2018 S 1st St
Milwaukee, WI 5207 United States
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$12

Join us December 11 for a trip to Enlightened Brewing Company in Bay View. They have up to 12 different beers of ours on tap at any given time, including a few year-round offerings and some one-offs. The brewery is on full display when you’re imbibing in the tap room, so come see where they make the liquid! Their Philosophy of Beer: Keep it simple! We make what we like to drink, and we also love to explore new approaches…

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Holiday Beers

December 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

Best part of winter holidays? Snow? Family? Trees? Absolutely not. Beer! Holiday beers! Join us on Wednesday, December 18th for some tasty, rich, spiced beers this winter season. Click here to check out a (somewhat) recent article about what makes a "Christmas beer" a less-than definitive style. Spoiler - the tradition originated before the Christian holiday! Members: $12 Non-members: $17 Beers: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (Our Special Ale) (2019)Anchor Brewing Company(San Francisco, CA)Winter WarmerABV: 6.9%, IBU: 40 ChocoLiteExplorium(Greendale,…

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No Meeting Dec 25 or Jan 1

December 25, 2019 - January 1, 2020

We're taking off for the holidays. See you on January 8 for our New Year, New Beer tasting!

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January 2020

New Year, New Beer!

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$10

Join us January 8 for our new year, new beer tasting. We'll be sampling a group of excellent newly released beers. Members: $10 Non-members: $15 Beers: Berry NoirBoulevard Brewing Co.(Kansas City, MO)Sour - FruitedABV: 4.2%, IBU: 10 Boom RunWisconsin Brewing Company(Verona, WI)Stout - OatmealABV: 5.6% Voodoo Ranger Starship IPANew Belgium Brewing Company(Fort Collins, CO)IPA - AmericanABV: 7.7%, IBU: 50 Sugar Plum FairyAlphabet City Brewing Company(New York, NY)Winter AleABV: 8.2% Tropical TranceThe Brewing Projekt / Eagle Park(Eau Claire, WI)IPA - MilkshakeABV:…

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Brewery Spotlight: Third Space Brewing

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Third Space Brewing, 1505 W St Paul Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$12

On January 15, 2020, Third Space Brewing invites Milwaukee Beer Society for a special Brewery Spotlight tasting. We'll get a private look into their new brewery in the Menomonee Valley and sample a lineup of their beers. Third Space Brewing’s founders are Milwaukee natives with a passion for creating great beer and a thriving small business in their hometown. Kevin Wright and Andy Gehl met at their third space–Camp Minikani, a summer camp located along the shores of Lake Amy…

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MBS 6-Year Anniversary

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery – Great Hall, 923 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$20
Milwaukee Beer Society

We've been at this for six years now! On January 22, 2020 we will host our 6-year anniversary party. In that time we've tasted over 2,600 different beers together. As in past years we will be doing a special beer tasting in honor of our anniversary. The beers we drink on this night will be the best of the best of 2019 selected from winners of this past year's tastings. Unlike most meetings, we are limiting the number of attendees…

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February 2020

Homebrew Night

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Free

On Wednesday, February 5th, we’ll enjoy our 33rd 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 minimum a 4-pk or the equivalent so everyone can get a taste. Non-homebrewers: Your feedback is invaluable. Please come out and have some beers with…

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Barrel-Aged Beers

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$15

February 12th 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 a variety of beers that have spent some time in wood. Members: $15 Non-members: $20 Beers: Louie's Cherry BounceMilwaukee Brewing Company(Milwaukee, WI)American AmberABV: 10.2%, IBU: 30 Barrel-Aged Torpedo Extra…

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Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$15

We have a special night lined up for February 19th. We will be revisiting our girl scout cookie and beer pairing night. We last did this in 2015 and it was a huge hit. Come by and try each of 8 different types of girl scout cookies paired with a beer meant to bring accentuate different flavors from each. Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 (ask about becoming a member for a one-time $10 membership fee) Beers: Bright White Alepaired w/ Thanks…

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No Meeting on February 26th

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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We won't be having a meeting on February 26th. See you on March 4th.

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March 2020

Brewery Spotlight: Black Husky Brewing

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Black Husky Brewing, 909 E Locust St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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$12

MBS is taking a road trip to Riverwest to see Tim and Toni Eichinger at Black Husky Brewing! Initially founded in 2010 in Pembine, WI; Black Husky came to Milwaukee in 2016 after years of transporting their beer here by the van load to restaurants and bars that couldn't get enough. They claim to have Milwaukee's worst tour - perhaps we might get to see this for ourselves! They are dog friendly and you can often find an assortment of…

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Brewery Spotlight: Gathering Place

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gathering Place Brewing Company, 811 E Vienna Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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$10

Does anyone know what a fidget cube and Gathering Place Brewing have in common? While it's true that they are both great at helping you pass time, the answer we were looking for is they were both the product of Kickstarter campaigns. Thankfully, unlike the fidget cube, Gathering Place has remained relevant since about February 2017 when 222 people believed in an award-winning homebrewer, Joe Yeando. Since that time, Gathering Place, located in Riverwest has been dedicated to the community…

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