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Bay View Gallery Night at Bruce Jackson Architecture This FRI JUN01 5-9PM
Next Friday night for Bay View Gallery Night I'll be doing a free beer tasting at Bruce Jackson Architecture (2445 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207). They'll be showing works by Peter Schassler and Jonathan Evans. The show should be a lot of fun. It's being put on by a great group of guys. I hope to see you all there so I can pour you some beers.
Kickstarter - How Badly Does Milwaukee Want a Brewery?
Of the many successfully funded startup breweries on Kickstarter, where does Milwaukee stand? How do we stack up against, Chicago or say Denton, Texas? When I approach potential investors, and they ask me if Milwaukee REALLY wants another brewery, will Milwaukee really SUPPORT a brewery, they aren't asking my opinion, they are asking for cold, hard data. Here is the data, and it doesn't look good when the citizens of Bemidji, MN (Population 13,431) are able to raise almost twice that of Milwaukee, WI (Population 594,833). I never expected to compete with Chicago or Columbus, but we should be able to give Mason City, Iowa or Mohawk, Michigan a run for their money. Click HERE now or send your friends to www.KickstartBeer.com to donate even $1. Show my investors that investing in Milwaukee is a good idea. Thank You!
$40,075 - 492 Backers - Pipeworks Brewing - Chicago, IL - Complete
$34,002 - 371 Backers - Armadillo Ale Works - Denton, TX - Complete
$32,760 - 529 Backers - Arcade Brewery - Chicago, IL - Complete
$31,413 - 534 Backers - Moustache Brewing Co. - Long Island, NY - Complete
$31,010 - 196 Backers - Oval Brewing Company - Columbus, OH - Complete
$25,312 - 209 Backers - Triptych Brewing - Savoy, IL - Complete
$22,304 - 266 Backers - Lucky Town Brewing Company - Jackson, MS - Complete
$21,971 - 379 Backers - Bemidji Brewing Company - Bemidji, MN - Complete
$17,528 - 248 Backers - Brickside Brewery - Mohawk, MI - Complete
$16,925 - 129 Backers - Mason City Brewing - Mason City, Iowa - 24 Days to Go
$17,516 - 237 Backers - Community Beer Works - Buffalo, NY - Complete
$14,541 - 065 Backers - Four Saints Brewing Company - Asheboro, NC - 31 Days to Go
$16,366 - 182 Backers - Short Snout Brewing - Portland, OR - Complete
$13,048 - 211 Backers - Brenner Brewing Company - Milwaukee, WI - 20 Days to Go
Envisioning the Seen • JUN18 6PM • The Pabst
Envisioning the Seen is an entirely unique public discussion that brings 12-14 dynamic Milwaukeeans together on stage at the historic Pabst Theater three times a year to discuss their vision for Milwaukee's future. Mike Brenner will act as the on stage, guest bartender for the event.
Tarik Moody - DJ and Digital Manager at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Juli Kaufmann - Founder, Fix Development
Lincoln Fowler - Founder, Alterra Coffee Roasters
Daniel Holter - producer and composer, Creative Director at The Burst Collective, and Partner at The License Lab.
Ian Abston - Founder, Newaukee
Randy Crump - Chairman, African American Chamber of Commerce; CEO at Prism Technical, Inc.
Bruce Murphy - Editor, Urbanmilwaukee.com
Young Kim - Executive Director, Fondy's Food Center
Melissa Goins - President, Maures Development Group
Ted Perry - Fox6 News Anchor, Reporter
Kalan Haywood - Founder, Vangard Group LLC
Laura Bray - Executive Director, Menomonee Valley Partners
4th Annual 4th of July Milwaukee River Float
It's a pretty informal event.
You buy a Raft.
I'll bring a bunch of Beer.
You bring whatever/whoever else you need/want.
At 12pm we all do the Lakefront Brewery tour.
(I'm trying to work out a tour just for our group.)
At 1pm we get in our Boats and Float.
We all take Responsibility for Ourselves.
We all Float and Have Fun!
You can find more info HERE.
Bark & Brew in the Park with Steph Bartz
Milwaukee photographer, Stephanie Bartz, is releasing her self-published book "For the Love of Dogs" at a special party in South Shore Park in Picnic Area #2 on July 25 from 6-9pm. Mark your calendars, bring your beloved K9s, and come relax with a Brenner Brew.
Steph is also running a Kickstarter campaign with just a couple days left. So login today and show her some support by preordering your own copy of the book.
To see more examples of Steph's work, you can check out her website HERE or follow her blog. I was actually her featured subject this week. Luckily she didn't make me get down on all fours.
What's an Art-Centered Brewery?
As most of you know, I was one of the co-founders and the longtime Executive Director of the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN). I also owned and ran Hotcakes Gallery for almost five years. Even before that though, in the early 90's, I made my "living" playing over 200 shows a year in a Milwaukee-based cover band, John the Conqueroo. Obviously, supporting local artists and musicians has always been at the heart of everything I've done, and I don't want the brewery to be any different.
If you click on the image to the right, you can see a very small part of my plan to integrate music and art into what the brewery is. I not only want to show the world that Milwaukee still does make the best beer on earth, but also has an incredible community of hard working artists and musicians that deserve international attention. As each of Brenner Brewing's "12oz Ambassadors" gets into the hands of someone outside Milwaukee and eventually outside of Wisconsin, we'll show the rest of the world what we're up to here... Amazing Beer, Amazing Art, Amazing Music, Amazing People.