Welcome to the Sugar Maple

American Craft Beer Bar

Located in the heart of downtown Bay View | 441 E. Lincoln Avenue

Mon-Fri 3pm-close | Sat & Sun 12pm-close

Beer List

We Have 60 American Craft Beers On Draft

Current Beers:

Beer Menus

Happy Hour | Mon-Thurs 3p-7p | $1 off all Beer and Cocktails

Staff

Rob

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.

Lopez

I like walks in the woods and fires at night, add a splash of bourbon, and I'm feelin' alright.

Rob

The Closer, The Builder, The Landlord, The Skeptic, The Traveler, The Dad, The Husband, "The Guy With The Beard"

Adrienne

Painter, Mother, Manager, and Maintenance. Make Beer, Not War.

Cat

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!

Daner

The Scholar, Historian, and Beer Keeper. Say the Magic Word and the Beer Shall be Yours.

Travis

"Timshel"

Anna

When I'm not bartending, I'm exploring the world or writing about travel!...Or working my 9-5 gig and dreaming of beer!

Events

Cider & Mead Patio Party

Saturday, August 19th | 1pm

Join us on the patio while we celebrate the Summer season with The Cider Farm and BOS Meadery. Chef A.J. Dixon and Lazy Susan will compliment the delicious ciders and meads offered with a vegetable grill out. This will be a beautiful family celebration of the Wisconsin harvest season.

Option Milwaukee

Marker

Sunday, August 6th, 13th, and 20th | 5pm

$10 or $25 for all 3 shows

Performances will be followed by films by Chris Marker
August 6th | Sans Soliel
August 13th | Level Five
August 20th | La Jetée

Marker is Ken Vandermark's newest ensemble as a leader and includes Andrew Clinkman and Steve Marquette on guitar, Macie Stewart on violin and keyboard, and Phil Sudderberg on drums. Continuing his interest in creating new compositional forms for improvised music, Ken has devised a system of music that not only employs variable order through collage, but has added the superimposition of pieces to create an added layer of possibility for the structure of the material. The band's music is is deeply inspired by Bernie Worrell's keyboard work with Parliament Funkadelic and Talking Heads, contemporary classical music, the guitar work of post-punk groups like Wire and The Ex, and groove methodologies from Brazil, Afro-Beat, and funk.

For this first time Option Milwaukee weekly residency, there will be a celebration of the cinema of Chris Marker, one of the most important filmmakers of the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Following the music each Sunday there will be a screening of one of his movies at 7pm, with a short introduction by Ken Vandermark. The third concert of the series will feature a new long-form composition by Vandermark written specifically to accompany the legendary film, La Jetée. The concerts are all $10, with a pass for all three for $25, and the Chris Marker screenings are all free.

ANDREW CLINKMAN
Image by Julia Dratel

KEN VANDERMARK
Image by Jim Newberry

MACIE STEWART
Image by Maren Celest

PHIL SUDDERBERG
Image by Phil Sudderberg

STEVE MARQUETTE
Image by Maren Celest

Solemn Oath Mini Oath Day Invades Sugar Maple Brewery Series

Sunday, August 27th | 4pm-10pm

5 Samples for $15

Oh, we'll talk about beer. John Barley and the Solemn Oath Crew love talking beer. They even love coming up to their second home in Milwaukee to share beer. And most of all they love celebrating beer. The Brewery Series will host Solemn Oath with special guest founder John Barley and then throw down in Oath Day style. Beer, Skateboards, Food and Music. Details coming soon.

Stuffed | Pierogi Truck

Last Monday of the Month @ The Sugar Maple

Monday, August 28th

Underground Science Society

Every Second Monday of the Month | 7pm

We are a monthly meeting of curious minds who want to expand their knowledge of science and how it relates to all aspects of life.

Tomeka Reid & Nick Mazzarella Duo

Thursday, September 21st | 8pm

Tickets $10 at the Door

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and cellist Tomeka Reid perform in the Sugar Maple back room in support of their recent release Signaling, a collection of improvised duets inspired by avant-garde music of the 1970s. The idea to record as a duo arose when the two discovered a mutual admiration for the music of saxophonist Julius Hemphill and cellist Abdul Wadud. Using this touchstone as a starting point, Mazzarella and Reid play with a "striking amount of originality" (Derek Taylor, Dusted Magazine), adapting the duo setting as a vehicle for their own unique voices.

Critical praise for Signaling:
"On this captivating, fully-improvised duo recording by alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and cellist Tomeka Reid, we find a superlative example of two leading-edge musicians who continue to draw vital inspiration from their forbears." (Troy Dostert, All About Jazz)
"Completely sublime duets between alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and cellist Tomeka Reid – working here together at a level that seems to both bring a whole new sense of energy to duo improvisation, and also put the record at the level of some of the most exciting work of the 70s!" (Dusty Groove)

Tomeka Reid:
Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid has been described as "a remarkably versatile player," (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). Equally adept in classical and jazz contexts, Ms. Reid predominantly finds herself in experimental and improvisatory settings and composes for a wide range of instrumentation, from big band to chamber ensemble. Ms. Reid's music combines her love for groove along with freer concepts. She is an integral part of Dee Alexander's Evolution Ensemble, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble/Strings, Mike Reed's Loose Assembly, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Great Black Music Ensemble, and co-leads the internationally recognized string trio, Hear in Now with performances in Poznan, Poland; Paris, France; Rome, Venice, Milan, Italy; Soazza, Switzerland; and in the US: Chicago, New York and Vermont. As a composer, she has been commissioned by the AACM, the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble , and has had several opportunities to showcase her work abroad at festivals such as Umbria Jazz, An Insolent Noise and Vignola Jazz.

Nick Mazzarella:
Saxophonist and composer Nick Mazzarella has bee n described as a "student of jazz’s deep history and a freedom seeker unwilling to let rules hold back expression." (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader) . He has maintained a consistent presence in Chicago's music scene since the early 2000s, and his regular performances there represent an aesthetically unique contribution to the city's rich jazz and improvised music culture. His working trio and quintet have served as the primary vehicles for his endeavors as a composer and leader, while as a collaborator or sideman he has performed and recorded with such artists as Tomeka Reid, Makaya McCraven, Hamid Drake, Joshua Abrams, and Rob Mazurek. He has released recordings on Nessa Records, Clean Feed Records, and the International Anthem Recording Company imprint, among others, and has performed throughout the United States and Scandinavia. Mazzarella also curates two concert series: the Anagram Series, presented weekly at Elastic Arts in Chicago, and the Ratchet Series, presented monthly at Cafe Mustache in Chicago.

Find Us

Email: sugarmaplegogo@ gmail.com

Call: 414.481.2393

Address: 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-close | Sat & Sun 12pm-close

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