Ever since it launched 11 years ago, MobCraft Beer has been known to keep things unorthodox, unconventional, and yes, a little weird with inventive crowdsourced brewing creations and outstandingly off-kilter events. For five years of that span, the Walker’s Point brewery has embraced oddity with its “Weird Fest Block Party,” which brought live music, wrestling, and so-called “weird beers” to the brewery and the surrounding streets for a full day of summer fun.

Weird Fest will return for its sixth installment on Saturday, August 3 from 11:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. Though MobCraft already announced that date in spring, they’ve been tight-lipped about exactly what attendees can expect to drink, eat, hear, and experience at this year’s block party. Until now! Today, Milwaukee Record is proud to announce everything you could ever want to know about the 2024 Weird Fest Block Party. There’s a lot to dig through, so let’s go piece by piece.

Beer

In addition to MobCraft’s wide selection of its usual beers on tap and in cans inside, there will be four one-off beers available on draft both inside the taproom and at stands situated outside the brewery. This year’s one-off, limited release draft beers include:

Bloody Mary Brunch — Spicy Bloody Mary-inspired beer
Baja Buds — Lemon-lime Weiss with blue raspberry
5 Pepper Amber — MobCraft Amber with garden hot peppers
A1 Since Day 1 — Kolsch reminiscent of barbecue steak sauce, evoking smoky,
sweet, and tangy notes

All four Weird Fest-inspired beers will be availavle starting at 11:30 a.m. while supplies last. We’ve been warned that quantities of each are limited. In less weird beer news, MobCraft will also release a barrel aged smoothie-style beer that will only be available in extremely limited four-packs. Show up early if you want it!

Food

The one thing that won’t be weird at Weird Fest is its food. The food options will, however, be very good. Beyond the taprooms usual pizza and sandwich offerings on hand, K&L’s BBQ will be on-site serving up smoked meats and great sides. Meanwhile, Style Pop Café will have coffee drinks, baked goods, egg rolls, and more available for purchase.

Entertainment

Weird Fest regulars Mondo Lucha will be back again in 2024, with six high-flying wrestling matches planned throughout the day. The first one is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and the last match is slated for 7 p.m.

For the first time ever, Weird Fest will also feature a “living mermaid,” as entertainer and conservation educator Echo will swim, swirl, and dazzle festival-goers in their custom tank. Oh, and you can bet there will be music! Jump The Bluff will start things off at 11:30 a.m., followed by two sets from Cozy Danger at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Finally, Dad Strength will close out the musical portion with performances at 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. You can also get some shopping done, as Canni Hemp Co., Fishing For Bangers, and Style Pop Cafe will be selling their fine goods at the event.

Tiny Tiki!

Inspired by an article we wrote about the weird little intersection outside their brewery, MobCraft debuted the “World’s Smallest Island Party” for last year’s Weird Fest, and (with the help of yours truly as co-presenters) they’re bringing it back again in 2024.

Tiny tiki bar enthusiasts can book a reservation to live the island life…for 15 minutes in Walker’s Point. Your reservation gets you and a guest the only two seats at the smallest island bar in the world. Your 15-minute block comes with your choice of one tropical drink per person (either a 16 oz. Crush or 12 oz. Cloudless Tropical Seltzer). Reservations are available now HERE. Last year’s reservations sold out, so act fast!

We think we’ve done a pretty darn good job getting you up to speed on Weird Fest, but if you somehow need more information, you can go to the official event page on MobCraft’s website. Save the date and let’s get weird together in Walker’s Point on August 3, Milwaukee!

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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.