Central Waters Brewing is one of the best breweries in Wisconsin. Ray’s Wine & Spirits is one of the best liquor stores with one of the most impressive craft beer selections in Wisconsin. When these two powerhouses join forces, it’s nothing short of magic.

The Amherst-based brewery and the Wauwatosa store will come together outside Ray’s from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 for the RAY-borhood Barbecue Bash. Adding to the musical accompaniment provided by Rush-Mor Records DJs, a live bee hive exhibit from Highlands Honey, yard games for folks of all ages, craft activities for kids, and food trucks on-site (including Twisted Plants, Iron Grate, and Heaven’s Table BBQ), the parking lot at Ray’s will also feature 20 Central Waters beers available on tap.

In addition to year-round favorites like HHG and beloved rarities like Black Gold, the draft lines will also be pouring variations of the brewery’s Anniversary series and—for the first time ever—Ray’s Oak Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. Here’s the full beer list:

Ray’s Oak Imperial Stout
Black Gold
Anniversary 23
Maple Barrel Stout
Butter Pecan Maple Barrel Stout
Rye Black Gold
Anniversary 22
Rum Cherry 22
Mango Milkshake IPA
Tequila Barrel Key Lime Gose
Pilot Series: Tangerine Wheat
Octoberfest Lager
Tropical Face Punch NEIPA
Salty Dog Gose
Honey Blonde
Illumination Double IPA
Cassian Sunset
Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
Call Me Old Fashioned

There will be no timed tappings at this event, so show up early, stay late, and make transportation arrangements to get home safe. Beyond this outstanding beer list, Ray’s Growler Gallery will also debut its Waters Melon Ray-jito frozen boozie slushie. The RAY-borhood Barbecue Bash will be happen rain or shine, and Ray’s promises “huge outdoor tents” to provide coverage from the sun and/or the elements.

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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.