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September 2018

New Releases – Cheers to New Beers

September 12, 2018 @ 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, September 12th, Milwaukee Beer Society will feature breweries that are new to market and/or beers that have been recently released (that DON'T end in "fest" or "mpkin"!). 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: Weird TigerThe Brewing Projekt(Eau Claire, WI)Farmhouse IPAABV: 6.1% Hopalicious Continuum: AmarilloAle…

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Brewery Spotlight: Black Husky Brewing

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Husky Brewing, 909 E Locust St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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$12

On Wednesday, September 19, Milwaukee Beer Society will be on location visiting Black Husky in Riverwest. Owners Tim and Toni Eichinger will give us a behind the scenes view of their operations while we sample their beers. Members: $12 Guests: $17 Beers: Birthday BeerBlack Husky Brewing(Milwaukee, WI)Barrel-Aged TripelABV: 8.4%, IBU: 19 Rhubarb GoseBlack Husky Brewing(Milwaukee, WI)Sour - GoseABV: 8.0%, IBU: 18 4 Barrel Series: DIPA 1Black Husky Brewing(Milwaukee, WI)IPA - Imperial / Double Sproose 2Black Husky Brewing(Milwaukee, WI)IPA - Imperial…

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Oktoberfest Beers

September 26, 2018 @ 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

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival. It officially begins when the Mayor of Munich taps the first keg and lasts until the beer stops flowing. For Milwaukee Beer Society, it will be celebrated on September 26th when we sample a large number of Oktoberfest-style beers from both Germany and the US. Members: $10 Guests: $15 Beers: FestbierHofbrauhaus Freising(Freising, Germany)MärzenABV: 6.1% OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company(Chippewa Falls, WI)MärzenABV: 5.1%, IBU: 20 OktoberfestBavarian Bierhaus(Glendale, WI)MärzenABV: 4.8%, IBU: 25 Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen / WinterSpaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu-Gruppe(München,…

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October 2018

Homebrew Night

October 3, 2018 @ 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, October 3rd, we’ll enjoy our 30th 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 beers with…

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Belgian Beers

October 10, 2018 @ 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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$12

On October 10th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be sampling Belgian style beers. Belgium has a rich history of brewing dating back to the 12th century when Catholic abbeys would brew and sell beer to raise money. For this tasting, we’re going to sample a wide variety of Belgian-style beers from both Belgium and the US. Members: $12 Guests: $17 Beers: Blanche de ChamblyUnibroue(Chambly, Canada)WitbierABV: 5.0%, IBU: 10 La Trappe Witte TrappistBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven(Berkel-Enschot, Noord-Brabant)WitbierABV: 5.5%, IBU: 14 Double Barrel DubbelBrewery…

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Pumpkin Beers

October 17, 2018 @ 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 17th for our annual pumpkin beer tasting. Members: $10 Guests: $15 Beers: Punkin AleDogfish Head Craft Brewery(Milton, DE)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV: 7.0%, IBU: 28 Whole Hog Pumpkin AleStevens Point Brewery(Stevens Point, WI)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV: 7.0% Vanilla Pumpkin BeerO'Fallon Brewery(Maryland Heights, MO)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV: 5.6%, IBU: 11 Voodoo Ranger Atomic PumpkinNew Belgium Brewing Company(Fort Collins, CO)Pumpkin / Yam BeerABV:…

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Halloween Candy & Beer Pairing

October 31, 2018 @ 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

Back by popular demand! On Wednesday, October 31, Milwaukee Beer Society will once again host our Halloween beer and candy pairing. What are Halloween beers? Anything we deem to have a connection with something evil, spooky, or just otherwise related to Halloween. This is a fun opportunity to explore how flavors in different popular Halloween candy can accentuate the flavors of different styles of beer. Members: $12 Non-members: $17 Beer (and candy): Zombie Dustw/M&Ms3 Floyds Brewing Company(Munster, IN)American Pale AleABV:…

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November 2018

Bridget’s Beer Society

November 7, 2018 @ 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, November 7th, 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. Bridget joined MBS on April 24, 2017 and immediately became a regular member attending almost every meeting up until she had to move out of state this past April. Now she's making her road-trip back to Milwaukee and will be sharing with us some of her favorite…

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Brewery Spotlight: Eagle Park Brewing Company

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eagle Park, 823 E Hamilton St
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$12

On Wednesday, November 14th, Milwaukee Beer Society will take a field trip to Eagle Park 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. Members: $12 Guests:…

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5th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bottle Share

November 21, 2018 @ 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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Beer!

This November marks our 5th 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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Brewery Spotlight: Component Brewing Co

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Component Brewing, 2018 S 1st St #207
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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On Wednesday, November 28th, Milwaukee Beer Society will take a field trip to Component Brewing for our next brewery spotlight. What started as a hobby has become a collective obsession with Component Brewing and they're thrilled to keep the flame alive for Milwaukee’s legacy of brew masters with the craft beer hall concept. Years of experimenting with different styles, ingredients and flavor profiles allow Component to devote 10 tap lines to their own beers – some generally true to style…

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December 2018

Brewery Spotlight: Sprecher Brewing (Walker’s Point Taproom)

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sprecher Walker’s Point Taproom, 706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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$10

On Wednesday, December 5th, Milwaukee Beer Society will be visiting Sprecher's Walker's Point taproom. Founded in 1985, Sprecher was at the forefront of the craft beer movement, helping pave the way for a number Milwaukee breweries. Come tour their newest space with a few new beers. Members: $10 Guests: $15 Beers: PilsnerSprecher Brewing Company(Glendale, WI)Pilsner - CzechABV: 5.0%, IBU: 38 Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company(Glendale, WI)SchwarzbierABV: 6.0%, IBU: 32 Sprecher Lightship 57Sprecher Brewing Company(Glendale, WI)Session IPAABV: 4.5%, IBU: 75 Touch of…

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Holiday Beers

December 12, 2018 @ 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

‘Tis the season for holiday beers, and Milwaukee Beer Society will be sampling a full lineup of them on Dec. 12. Spiced beers, winter warmers, or any other beer with a holiday theme are all fair game. Members: $10 Guests: $15 Beers: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (Our Special Ale) (2018)Anchor Brewing Company(San Francisco, CA)Winter WarmerABV: 6.9%, IBU: 40 Christmas Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales(Krebs, OK)Stout - American Imperial / DoubleABV: 13.0%, IBU: 65 Shiner Holiday CheerSpoetzl Brewery(Shiner, TX)DunkelweizenABV: 5.4%, IBU:…

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Brewery Spotlight: MobCraft Beer

December 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mobcraft Beer, 505 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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$10

On Wednesday, December 19th, Milwaukee Beer Society will take a field trip to MobCraft Beer for our next brewery spotlight. In 2011, MobCraft founders Henry Schwartz and Andrew Gierczak dreamt up an idea for a crowdsourced brewery where the people decide what’s brewed. They quickly outgrew their space in Madison and made the move to Milwaukee, WI in 2016 where they have since been a part of the Walker’s Point community. Each month MobCraft leverages the power of the crowd…

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No Meeting – Holiday Break

December 26, 2018

MBS Holiday Break On December 26 we're taking a brief break for the holidays. We'll pick things up again in the new year with some new beers. Prost!

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January 2019

New Year, New Beer

January 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

For our first tasting in 2019 Milwaukee Beer Society will be bringing back our "New Year, New Beer" tasting. On Wednesday, January 2nd, we will feature breweries that are new to market and/or 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: Pineapple…

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MBS 5-Year Anniversary Party (Sold Out)

January 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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$20

It's hard to believe it's been five years! On January 9, 2019 we will host our 250th meeting and 5-year anniversary party. In that time, we've tasted about 2,400 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 2018, selected from winners of this past year's tastings. Unlike most meetings, we are capping this…

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Coffee Beers

January 16 @ 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

Wednesday, January 16th 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 will 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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Brewery Spotlight: 1840 Brewing Company

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1840 Brewing Co, 342 E Ward St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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On Wednesday, January 23rd Milwaukee Beer Society members will be taking a field trip to 1840 Brewing Company for our next brewery spotlight. 1840 Brewing Company focuses on blending old world beer styles with modern flavors by employing various fermentation, aging, and blending techniques to create truly unique beers. The majority of their beers spend their entire life in oak and take anywhere from a few months to a few years to make. Each batch is individually blended and bottle conditioned…

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*CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED* Brewery Spotlight: Stock House Brewing

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stock House Brewing, 7208 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
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***Please note this event has been rescheduled for April 10 due to the extreme weather conditions in the forecast for Wednesday. Our apologies for any inconvenience.*** On Wednesday, April 10, Milwaukee Beer Society will be traveling to Stock House Brewing Co. in Wauwatosa where they promise they will never make the same beer twice. Paul Hepp and Mark Henry Mahoney have teamed up to bring a new kind of brewery experience to the Milwaukee area. They develop beer styles that…

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