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!
Monday, April 24th | 4pm-8pm
Come out to meet Deschutes and have a beer with Woody, our huge wooden barrel on wheels! Featuring six beers on draft including a special tapping of The Abyss 2016.
Also, Stuffed-pierogi truck will be featuring a special black butte porter braised beef pierogi!
Monday, April 24th
So excited to eat Pierogis! Last Monday of every month starting April 24th!
Thursday, April 27th | 3pm-10pm
Enjoy barrel aged beauties from Hinterland Brewing Co. Their brewers will be on hand discussing the science behind creating some of the most complex of crafted ales. Lineup will include: Stovepipe, Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock, Bourbon Barrel Grand Cru, 21st Anniv. and more.
Friday, April 28th | 6pm
Bell's and New Belgium Breweries are going to take it to the street. Bocce, Beer, and Mequon Pizza Co. are going to make for a MKE Beer Week party not to be missed.
Saturday, April 29th | 12pm
Left Hand tomfoolery with Sierra Nevada horseplay will kick off your Saturday of MKE Beer Week fun. We will be grilling and chilling on the patio with awesome beer.
Sunday, April 30th | 4pm-6pm
5 Samples for $15
Celebrate the finale of MKE Beer Week with a Sunday afternoon conversation with the makers of Boulevard Brewing Company. As apart of a month long welcoming party for the brewery, we look forward to sampling some of Kansas City's finest ales with you.
Monday, May 1st | 7pm-8pm
Come hear a panel discussion on trademark, labeling, product development and promotional issues in the brewing and distilling business. Enjoy a beer or cocktail while we discuss pitfalls that are common for small breweries and distilleries, the resources that are available to navigate the regulations, and how to know when you need some help in getting through the system. Some of it will be wonky regulatory stuff, but some of it will be industry perspectives on how to express the creativity of a brand without creating legal hassles. This panel discussion is ideal for new craft distillers and brewers, but will also be enlightening for anyone interested in how the craft liquor industry operates.
Panelists: Claudia Stangle, member at Leydig, Voit and Mayer LTD in Chicago, where she practices intellectual property law Guy Rehorst, founder and CEO at Great Lakes Distillery. Andrea Hoeschen, shareholder at Thomadsen & Hoeschen, LLC.
Panel will last an hour, refreshment and conversation after that.
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.
Tuesday, May 23rd | 8pm-11pm
Richard Buckner will be performing in the back room at the Sugar Maple. Tickets are available for Pre-Sale Only by clicking the link below.
"As a cult figure singer-songwriter with a solitary, enigmatic persona, Richard Buckner isn't exactly a household name. He makes haunting, beautiful records driven by sound as much as song every few years, and mostly by himself. He tours small clubs and living rooms to scrap together a living, and otherwise exists on the fringe of the music world, save for a small, devoted following." - Kyle Peterson
"Twenty years on, Richard Buckner’s career continues to take him into new, unexplored terrain. No mere singer/songwriter of the standard wispy variety, Buckner’s used the form to pursue a style that’s often so adventurous, it defies conventional dictates and puts him into a category all his own. It was that feeling of restless exploration that got him booted off his first label, MCA, simply because his fastidious methods made him a less immediately accessible artist as far as any wider public appeal. A critically acclaimed darling—his albums included contributions from such prestigious participants as Marc Ribot, Dave Schramm, Syd Straw and members of Giant Sand—he failed to find an audience and opted to move on." - The Hill
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:
Sunday, June 4th | 12pm-4pm
Beers & Cheers to benefit the Fernwood Montessori Fund. Raise your glass while we raise money for a great school. Tastings, raffles, auction and a good time for all. Tickets are $45/each and a link will be coming soon to purchase.
Sunday, June 18th | 8pm | $10 Cover
The Few brings together three of the most dynamic string players from the latest generation of Chicago's storied improvised music community - Macie Stewart (violin / voice), Charlie Kirchen (bass), Steve Marquette (guitar) - forming an improvising, acoustic trio that seamlessly blends their wide ranging influences into a singular whole. In 2017 they released "Fragments of a Luxury Vessel" - their debut LP - on Marquette's Two Cities Label.
"Each performance wends through passages as spiky and splintery as they are tender and lyric, and for such a young group of players the interplay is impressive." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
"Some music falls into the cracks, but that’s where The Few finds space to navigate." - Bill Meyer, Dusted
"I hear The Few not as working dialectically to the previous improvised music in Chicago (or elsewhere), but as creating a different aesthetic hybrid, one which deals with stylistic concerns that come out of regional Americana, some jazz, some new music components, aspects of the English school, and other factors, like the individual creative character of Steve, Macie, and Charlie, put into a true group context." - Ken Vandermark