American Craft Beer Bar
Located in the heart of downtown Bay View | 441 E. Lincoln Avenue
Mon-Fri 3pm-close | Sat & Sun 12pm-close
Cellarman and Suburban Ambassador of the Sugar Maple. Though my favorite thing to drink is Mescal, I'm fine like wine when I start to rap.
I like walks in the woods and fires at night, add a splash of bourbon, and I'm feelin' alright.
The Closer, The Builder, The Landlord, The Skeptic, The Traveler, The Dad, The Husband, "The Guy With The Beard"
Painter, Mother, Manager, and Maintenance. Make Beer, Not War.
I am continuing my medical eduation by bartending and this year I plan to use my bartending skills in the medical field. Oh, and I love my Joli!
The Scholar, Historian, and Beer Keeper. Say the Magic Word and the Beer Shall be Yours.
When I'm not bartending, I'm exploring the world or writing about travel!...Or working my 9-5 gig and dreaming of beer!
Sunday, March 26th | 4pm-6pm
5 Samples for $15
Enjoy an afternoon conversation about Living Alaskan with Megan Kennedy from Alaskan Brewing Co. Megan will walk us through a sampling flight of great brews from the great North and discuss all things craft.
And join us immediately afterwards for a Bottle Sharing is Caring event in effort to raise money for The Women's Center.
Sunday, March 26th | 6pm-9pm
Join us for a special session of consuming rare feats in brewing excellence while raising money for The Women's Center. The Women's Center has provided free services to women and children in our community who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.
This event will begin immediately after the Sugar Maple Brewery Series with Alaskan Brewing Co. With a suggested $20 donation, or more if you see fit, you and your bottle offerings are invited to join us at the share table, enjoy a plate of sustenance smoked for us by the Sugar Maple Hot Box Hacks and take advantage of $1 off all tap beer for the day.
Throughout the evening tickets will be sold for our Beer Stuff Raffle. All donations and raffle ticket sales will be given to help the Women's Center continue upon 40 years of comprehensive services offered to those in need. Please help us make this a successful and fun event for all and we can continue our tradition in celebrating the power of creating community in beer drinking.
Thursday, April 13th | 6pm-12am
The Indeed Brewing crew is ready to take Bay View by storm. Come meet the makers and enjoy some fine beverages from our neighbors to the West.
The Sugar Maple installment of their invasion will include:
Day Tripper Pale Ale
Let It Ride IPA
Mexican Honey Imperial Lager
Rum King Imperial Stout
Wooden Soul: Cherry Dust Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale
Saturday, April 15th | 12pm-10pm
Join us as we celebrate Spring!
Four of our favorite breweries go head to head to brew a beer influenced by Brasserie Dupont's Bier de table, Avril, a remarkably complex beer with the low gravity of 3.5%.
Sierra Nevada, Enlightened, Like Minds and Good City have all risen to the challenge!!! Each will use their unique ingredients and skills to produce a low abv beer with the vastness of flavors indicative of this Belgium favorite.
Bienvenu le Printemps!
Sunday, April 16th | 7pm
$15 General Admission
“What makes this [trio’s] work most compelling is how collective it is.”
– Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
In September 2014, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and drummer Avreeayl Ra convened as a trio for the first time to improvise a one-off concert at Constellation, one of Chicago’s leading jazz venues. The sense of the unknown that attends such first encounters can sometimes produce exceptional music, characterized by an elusive freshness. This particular September evening was one of those auspicious occasions. The three musicians immediately recognized a natural chemistry between themselves, and a shared intuitive sensibility. Luckily, that concert was documented, and the recording was released in 2015 as a limited edition cassette entitled Azimuth: Live at Constellation on the Austin-based record label Astral Spirits. What began as a single gig experiment has grown into an ongoing collaboration, bringing together the voices of three distinct generations of improvised music. The trio has gone on to be featured at the 2015 Sonic Transmissions Festival in Austin, as well as at the 2016 Astral Spirits Festival in Chicago, and their unique, organic improvisational style continues to develop with each performance.
Last Sunday of the Month | 4pm-6pm
No Less Than 5 Samples for $15
Hosted by Rob Zellermayer The Magnificent
January 29 | The Cider Farm
February 26 | Stone
March 26 | Alaskan
April 30 | Boulevard
May 28 | Like Minds
Tuesday, May 30th | 8pm
$15 General Admission
Joe McPhee (reeds, brass)
Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, electronics)
Michael Zerang (percussion)
Legendary master musician and improviser, Joe McPhee, returns to Milwaukee with one of his essential bands, Survival Unit III. This trio features two of the most significant musicians from the Chicago scene, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang, who are both critically acclaimed on an international scale and rightfully so.
"They are firmly of the American post-Impulse! free jazz continuum, and they make no concession to anything much outside it, except
of course that the tradition has often incorporated sympathetic innovations from the broader culture... reference to Jimi Hendrix and
sound artist Maryanne Amacher, gives pretty accurate co-ordinates for the Survival Units’ musical range and stance. Their playing is an
update and a progression of the tradition, and a seriously powerful and affecting one at that."
- The Jazzmann
Survival Unit III Live in Bucharest: