Black Friday may not be the shopping event it once was, but it’s become a big day for beer specials outings, and they’re making a comeback at a handful of Milwaukee-area breweries. This year.
Here’s your guide to beer outings in the area the day after Thanksgiving, November 26th.
Brasserie by the lake
Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St., was the first in Milwaukee to host a Black Friday outing in 2012 and has three special beers this year: Black Friday Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon barrels and at a blood alcohol level of 15.5%; Imperial Brown Ale, made with Montmorency cherries and aged in bourbon casks from the Wollersheim distillery; and Holiday Spice Ale, brewed with honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and orange zest, and aged in cognac barrels.
Doors open at 8 a.m., but customers can line up the night before – and have in the past for limited beers. The bottles cost $ 20 each and are available individually or in four packs (prepackaged with two Black Fridays and one from each Imperial Brown and Holiday Space, or a custom blend). Customers are limited to 16 bottles each.
Visitors can enjoy beers outside of Lakefront after purchasing their bottles, and the brewery’s CurdWagon will serve breakfast from 5.30am.
âWe want to avoid an overcrowded brewery,â said Michael Stodola, director of the Lakefront brand, in a press release. âWe’re still concerned about COVID, so the party will continue outside with lakeside food, gear and beer on sale – and over a thousand close friends. “
For more information, see at the edge of lacbrasserie.com.
Eagle Park Brewery and Distillery
Eagle Park, which has branches in Milwaukee and Muskego, will offer a handful of specialty beers and spirits on Black Friday: Bourbon-Barrel Aged Man Your Battle Stations, an Imperial beer brewed in collaboration with Three Cellars; Stave, a single barrel stout will only be available when pressed; Stir It Up, an imperial stout made from single-origin Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee; DDH Bowie Space Suit: Riwaka, a New England IPA with Galaxy, Citra and Riwaka hops; The Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake Incident, a Berlin weisse brewed in collaboration with Mikerphone; and Eagle Park Fernet, an Italian amaro.
All beers will be available at both locations (823 E. Hamilton St., Milwaukee & S64-W15640, Commerce Center Parkway, Muskego) starting at 11 a.m. The Fernet will only be available in Muskego.
More details to come. See the brewery’s Facebook event for more information (facebook.com/events/619775325856436).
Indeed Brewing Co.
Minneapolis-based Indeed, which opened a pilot brewery and faucet room in Milwaukee in 2019, will have two beers from its Walker’s Point brewery on tap for its Black Friday release: Milwaukee Honey Barleywine, brewed with honey from local origin; and Sarah Jane’s maple sticks aged in wooden casks, a pastry stout aged in bourbon casks.
The bottles cost $ 17 each and are available for pre-order now at toasttab.com/indeed-milw-to-go/v3/ (limit of five for Barleywine and three for Maple Sticks).
The bottles will be available for pickup at the brewery’s Black Friday launch party from 11 a.m. to midnight on November 26. Both beers will then be on tap at the brewery, and there will also be a DJ from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and food vendors. The brewery is at 530 S. Second St.
Raised grain brewing company.
Raised Grain will once again release its Santa’s Sack Christmas Ale, made with nutmeg, cinnamon, fresh ginger and star anise, and the second edition of its Barrel-Aged Paradocs Red, an imperial red beer. The faucet room at 1725 Dolphin Drive, Waukesha, opens at 11:30 a.m. on November 26.
The Biloba brewery
Biloba, 2970 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield, will release three beers on Black Friday: Cinco Granos, a Belgian-style triple ale aged in chardonnay casks ($ 6 for a 16.9-ounce bottle Friday, $ 8 after); Night Out, a bourbon barrel aged stout ($ 6 for 16.9 ounces, $ 8 for 25.4 ounces on Friday, $ 8 and $ 12 after); and Impossible, which the brewery describes as having “robust, malty aromas and flavors of black fruit, toffee, raisins, leather and bourbon, lots of bourbon” – with an ABV of 19.68% (30 $ for a 16.9 ounce bottle Friday, $ 35 after).
More details to come. See the brewery’s Facebook page (facebook.com/bilobabrewingcompany) More information.
Does your brewery host a version of Black Friday and isn’t it on this list? Send your information to Chelsey Lewis at [email protected].