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August 2019

Double IPAs

August 21, 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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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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 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

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, 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

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, 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

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, 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

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, 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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