Have A Beer With Urban Milwaukee
Night includes free tour, tastings at Urban Harvest brewery and lots of fun conversation.
What is it that makes Milwaukee unique? Many things, which you’ll find discussed and debated and celebrated by this publication, but surely one thing stands out: Beer.
This, after all, is Beer City. Brew Town. The city with all those beers that made Milwaukee famous. Granted, most of those macro brewers of old, from Get Get Gettleman to Schlitz to Blatz, have disappeared or live on only as labels sold by other, non-Milwaukee (grr) companies. But nowadays the city has a plentitude of craft brewers, from Lakefront to Like Minds, from Mobcraft to Milwaukee Brewing, from Black Husky to Brenner Brewing. There are more than 15 or more such lovely entities in the metro area.
Which brings us to Urban Milwaukee’s first, ahem, Bi-Monthly Beer Bash. An event to celebrate craft brewing and Urban Milwaukee’s loyal members. But mostly just an excuse for our staff and writers and readers to get together for tasty beers and convivial conversation about matters both urban and not. This, you might say, is where the publication becomes Urbane Milwaukee.
Loyal readers will recall that last month, our growing online daily announced a new membership program. For a mere $9 a month or $99 a year, readers could become members, help support a publication they like and get a number of perks: a special, banner ad-free website offering a faster more streamlined experience and a faster photo browser; a chance for free tickets to various events; and invitations to cool members-only events. In the last category we promised “behind-the-scenes tours of new, under-construction and classic Milwaukee buildings,” which we still intend to offer.
But for our first members-only event we decided to go light on the urban development insights and heavy on the fun. Not that you won’t learn a few things. The night will include a short presentation on the history and current operations of Urban Harvest, the new Walker’s Point nano-brewery founded in 2016 with a taproom where it serves fresh, handcrafted ales in small batches several times a week. Typically, Urban Harvest is serving 12 to 16 different brews at a time, including special release and seasonal beers. Along with the talk, members will get free samples of four Urban Harvest beers.
After that, things get looser and all beer is $1 off for the night.
The free event will be held on Thursday, February 2, at Urban Harvest Brewing Company, 1024 S. 5th St. Doors open at 5:30, the presentation and beer sampling starts at 6:30, and the party will continue after that. So there will be plenty of time to meet and chat with Urban Milwaukee’s contributors.
Another perk for members: all members can also bring one guest. An RSVP is required for all attendees.
Not a member yet? You might try it for one month and see how you like it. New members are eligible to attend.