Events

Bloodies & Yoga event photo

Bloodies & Yoga

Sunday May 19th

Experience a rejuvenating Sunday morning with a guided Yoga flow led by seasoned instructors from MKE Yoga Social. 

Enjoy your Yoga practice followed by a Bloody Mary in our Tasting Room. Not drinking, no worries! Non-alcoholic options are available upon request. This event is perfect for both yoga enthusiasts and those looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend their Sunday morning. Bring your yoga mat, positive energy, and a friend to share this tasty experience.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie event photo

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie

Tuesday May 21st

Mullet Bingo is coming to GLD every third Tuesday! It's free to play and there's great prizes to win. Plus, wear a mullet, get a free Kentucky Waterfall shot (wigs count but fresh haircuts preferred!) We play 10 games starting at 6pm -- daubers included! Don't miss out on this hilarious night of great cocktails, sh**ty beers and your mullet-rockin' host, Adam Furie.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience event photo

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience

Friday May 31st

Bring Out Your Best Home Mixologist With GLD!

When you have friends and family over for the evening, do you enjoy being the bartender? Have you ever wondered about the history of the classic cocktails you mix? With Shaken & Stirred @ Great Lakes Distillery, discover more about these classic cocktails and how they have traversed time and space. However, you won’t just be tasting these classic drinks, you will be mixing three of them yourself. This new cocktail experience will give you, the home mixologist, the skills and knowledge to elevate your home bartending game. Along with imbibing on five reasonably-sized cocktails from different eras, you will also be going home with your very own Great Lakes Distillery logo’d shaken cocktail kit from Bull in China, one of the nation’s premiere bar tool manufacturers.

We offer two types of experiences. You may purchase an experience with a cocktail kit, or you may purchase an experience for two and share a cocktail kit.

This experience is an intimate evening, and is limited to 16 people. Sign up early to ensure your spot.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to this link to register.

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sippin' & Strummin' with The Chicken Shack event photo

Sippin' & Strummin' with The Chicken Shack

Saturday June 1st

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

WMSE Chicken Shack Rye Release | Live Music by Them Coulee Boys +The Milbillies +Luke Callen | Food Trucks | Cocktails & Beer

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. 

______________MORE DETAILS BELOW ______________

On Saturday, June 1st, in conjunction with WMSE’s Chicken Shack Radio Show, Great Lakes Distillery will host "Sippin' & Strummin' with The Chicken Shack." This lively outdoor concert is the third annual collaboration with WMSE 91.7FM and will feature an exciting lineup of Americana and folk music, paired with the release of Great Lakes Distillery's special Chicken Shack Straight Rye Whiskey.

Headlining this ticketed, outdoor event is Them Coulee Boys, with special guests The MilBillies and Luke Callen. To round things off, the folks fromCity Lights Brewing Co. will be bringing out a bunch of tasty beers and several local food trucks will be on-hand during the show to keep everyone fed.

Tickets for the event are $25 each and the first 500 tickets sold will include a Plucker’s Punch featuring rye whiskey. Great Lakes Distillery offers ample parking, however we advocate for a planned safe ride home and will have designated areas for Uber/Lyft pick-up and drop-off.

Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends folk, punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. They sing their conversational songs in 4 part harmony, often with a banjo stomp and rhythm section punch that drives the audience onto the dance floor and into community. Their trusty van has propelled them thousands of miles across the country and into the hearts of strangers, who tend to leave each show as family. It’s music that creates community through the shared experience of joy and giving a $h!t.

Supporting Them Coulee Boys will be Milwaukee’s own The MilBillies. Established in late 2018, The MilBillies immediately hit the ground running, bringing their unique synthesis of traditional and progressive bluegrass to venues and festivals throughout the upper midwest and beyond. The MilBillies project a veritable wall of sound, starting with an intentional focus on melodic lyricism in songwriting and finishing with an unparalleled, action-packed live performance.

The night begins with Luke Callen. Originally from La Crosse, WI, and currently lives in Minneapolis, MN, by way of Colorado. A teller of tall tales and a singer of short tunes, his no-frills arrangement style is like a drink of water for those of us who crave something real and honest to listen to. The sonic palette pays homage to a whole plethora of elements endemic to the American music tradition without feeling derivative or landing too hard on any one side of the genre question.

Join us on Saturday, June 1st, at 616 W. Virginia St., to enjoy live music, craft cocktails and beer, and local food. Gates open at 5:00pm, and the show starts at 6:00pm. This show is ages 21+ and is on rain or shine!

Tickets are available for sale online only; pending sales, tickets may also be available at the door.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

05:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Acoustic Open Mic Night event photo

Acoustic Open Mic Night

Tuesday June 4th

Monthly on every first Tuesday

Open Mic night is the first Tuesday of every month at Great Lakes Distillery with your hosts Jude & The Dude Acoustic Duo. Performers get their first drink on us!

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

GLD + MKE PRIDE PARADE event photo

GLD + MKE PRIDE PARADE

Sunday June 9th

Join GLD at the Milwaukee Pride Parade on Sunday, June 9th! The parade runs down 2nd Street in Milwaukee's Walker's Point and starts ~2pm between Scott St. & Seeboth St. GLD will be participating with a "float" (Brendan's pickup) again this year and are calling all allies to walk along side and pass out candy, stickers, buttons, etc. for GLD. If you're interested in participating, please send an email with your name and phone number to: events@greatlakesdistillery.com. We will be in touch with details!

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Patio Music Series

Sunday June 9th

Every Sunday

Join us for our Patio Music Series, happening every Sunday from 3-6 pm* on the beautiful and spacious GLD patio! Bring your furry friends along, as our patio is dog-friendly. Sip on locally made cocktails while enjoying live music from talented local artists. It's the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the best of what Milwaukee has to offer!

LINEUP:

6/9: Bernie Bernhoft

6/16: Jack Tell

6/23*: Dianna Jones

6/30: Steve Cohen

7/7: Paul & Andy

7/14: Chris Head & The Honchos

7/21*: Dianna Jones

7/28: Jude & The Dude

8/4: Brett Gaertner

8/11: Madame Furie

8/18: Stewed Tomatoes Trio

8/25*: Dianna Jones

9/1: Sam Rodewald

*Dianna Jones' sets are from 2-5pm

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie event photo

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie

Tuesday June 18th

Mullet Bingo is coming to GLD every third Tuesday! It's free to play and there's great prizes to win. Plus, wear a mullet, get a free Kentucky Waterfall shot (wigs count but fresh haircuts preferred!) We play 10 games starting at 6pm -- daubers included! Don't miss out on this hilarious night of great cocktails, sh**ty beers and your mullet-rockin' host, Adam Furie.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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Summer in The Good Land

Friday August 16th

More info coming!

06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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GLD Harvest Festival

Friday September 13th

Street Party | Live Music | Cocktails & Beer | Food Trucks | Pumpkin Spirit Batch 15 Release

06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Celebration of Brandy event photo

A Celebration of Brandy

Friday October 18th

Milwaukee Record Brandy Release + More Info Coming Soon!

06:00 PM - 11:00 PM