May 16, 2017 Kathy Flanigan  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Where to taste a juicy beer made with experimental hops and other craft beer events in Milwaukee

Third Space Brewing introduces It Was All a Dream, an IPA that bursts with juice and smells like peaches.

It Was All a Dream is brewed with Denali hops and experimental hops known as HBC-438, which is what gives the brew its “super intense peach” presence, said brewmaster Kevin Wright.

A sip from the fermenter, before the second round of dry hopping, hinted loudly at the brew’s juiciness. Don’t call it a Northeast brew — the signature given to the New England beer style that appears cloudy in the glass.

“We’re not trying to chase the haze,” said co-owner Andy Gehl.

It Was All a Dream is released on Friday.

Wednesday: The Traveling Beer Gardens return to Juneau Park, 900 N. Prospect Ave., and Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis. Keg tapping begins at 4 p.m. at each location with free Sprecher beer and root beer while supplies last. 

Vern and the Originals will play from 4 to 8 p.m. at Juneau Park; Greenfield Park will host The Front Porch Rockers from 4 to 8 p.m.

There’s a full list of summer beer gardens here.

Wednesday: So begins the beer garden season at The Landing at Hoyt Park. The Landing opens at 3 p.m. with music from Ethan Keller. 

Wednesday: Brewers Unleashed Milwaukee hosts Terrapin Beer Companybrewmaster and founder Spike Buckowski from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Miller Inn, 3931 W. State St. Samples of brews from the Georgia-based brewery — Hi-5, RecreationAle, Maggie’s Peach and Watermelon Gose — will be available. It’s free but you need to register at Eventbrite.

Wednesday: Landmark Lanes kicks off a celebration of 90 years in business at 7 p.m. with a limited batch cask ale from Lakefront Brewery and complimentary Ian’s pizza along with live music from Joe 2.0. 

Friday: The Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave., hosts a Bayview Breweries Tap Takeover with pints from D14, Enlightened Brewing and Eagle Park from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday: Mayfest, an outdoor celebration of spring with fresh beer and a pig roast continues at the Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale, from 5  p.m. to midnight Friday and 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Tickets are required for general admission and table reservations. Table seats are $10 and are first-come, first-served on Friday; reservations are accepted on Saturday. Individual tickets are $4 in advance; $5 at the door for those 10 and older. Children younger than 10 are admitted free.

Saturday: Hale House, 10539 W Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners, heads to the cellar for its second anniversary with a handful of great kegs including, but not limited to, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Barleywine, Founders KBS, The BrueryMash & Vanilla and Victory Java Cask Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Saturday: At The Brass Tap, winning a contest between Deschutes Brewing The Abyss and Three Floyds Zombie Dust means more of the winner — at least for one night. Fifteen tap lines will be devoted to Deschutes beers for the night. The Brass Tap is at 7808 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield.

Saturday: The Estabrook Beer Garden gets Dick Leinenkugel to tap the Anniversary Keg with his name on it. The celebration of 150 years of Leinie begins at noon at the beer garden, 4610 N. Estabrook Parkway. Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Lager was brewed in Germany at the Hofbräu Munich brewery. Brewmasters from both breweries collaborated on crafting 900 kegs of the Märzen-style lager with all-German malts and all-American hops. See the event page on Facebook.

Saturday:  North 48, a craft beer bar at W62-N599 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, plans to kick off summer and make some money for Autism Speaks with a rare beer event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The party includes a beer tent with barrel-aged beers from breweries including Evil TwinKarben4Milwaukee Brewing and more, according to the event page on Facebook.

Saturday: The Milwaukee Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival cruises into the Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, from noon until 6 p.m. Admission is $5 if you purchase tickets in advance; $10 at the event. Tickets are available at the event Facebook page.

This and more upcoming beer events are listed in this beer festival roundup.

May 26-28: The Micro at Wisconsin State Fair Park hosts Summer Untapped, the second annual beer Memorial Day beer festival. Choose from more than 50 beers on tap and live music. Admission is free.

Aug. 5: They don’t have a bricks-and-mortar brewery yet, but the New Barons Brewing Cooperative will host a Homebrew Competition from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Backyard, 2155 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Entry fees are $10 for co-op members; $15 for nonmembers and $5 less if purchased before May 29.

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corey Knebel is hot right now. Seems like yesterday, but it was two seasons ago that he professed his passion for homebrewing in this story.