Originally started as an extremely small brewery in a glorified closet in the Lincoln Warehouse back in 2013, Enlightened Brewing Company‘s reputation and its footprint have both grown considerably in the years since. After opening a cozy taproom and expanding its brewing output to a spot on the ground floor of the Lincoln Warehouse in 2016, Enlightened relocated to a far more spacious brewery, taproom, and events space in the former Louis Allis Motors plant at 2020 S. Allis St. in Bay View in May of 2019.

On Saturday, July 22, Enlightened Brewing Company will keep the seasonal celebration rolling with its “Summer Block Party” event. In addition to business as usual in the taproom, the fun will also spill out onto a parcel of Allis Street in front of the brewery beginning at 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Food vendors—Sweet Smoke BBQ and Pig Tailz Food Truck—will be serving up goodies all day long. Awe-sauce hot sauce and Creme de Liqueur ice cream will also be on-site to bring heat and sweets to the party.

There will be live music from the likes of Long Mama and The Steph Lippert Project starting at 5 o’clock. And it wouldn’t be a brewery block party without some new beer releases. In association with this event, Enlightened will release three Guy Fieri-inspired juicy IPAs as part of its recurring “Rough Draught Series.” Yes, they’ll be transforming Allis Street in “Flavortown” with new 7.2% ABV brews including:

• “Deputy Mayor of Flavortown” (features Tajin and mango)
• “Triple D(H)” (is double dry hopped)
• “Capital T – Tasty” (is the un-doctored version hopped in the whirlpool and dry-hopped)

There will also be many of Enlightened’s year-round sudsy standbys available both on tap and in cans. The Summer Block Party will happen rain or shine. In the instance of bad weather, the fun will move inside Enlightened’s spacious taproom. Be there!

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.