While most Milwaukeeans know Burnhearts for its beloved annual Mitten Fest and Pabst Street Party celebrations or, you know, being on the short list of great local beer bars every day, the Bay View corner tap also keeps busy with other, smaller-scale events spread throughout the year. Saturday brings about a blend of sausages, polka, and Oktoberfest taps called Falloberfest! On December 8, Burnhearts will partner with Three Floyds for another popular late-autumn standard, the Punk House Kegger.
Despite the clashing concepts of punk—or at least punk-adjacent—bands and rare beer from a small Indiana-based craft brewery, the first two iterations were smashing successes, as the usually disparate cross sections of crust punks and beer aficionados packed the bar to enjoy one (or both) elements of the unique affair.
Burnhearts’ third annual Three Floyds Punk House Kegger has been on the books for a few weeks, but the bands weren’t confirmed until yesterday. This time around, new punk powerhouse Bad Grades and blistering Milwaukee rockers Hot Coffin will provide the soundtrack to the tap takeover. The beers Three Floyds will put on the lines aren’t yet known, but you can pretty much bank on regional regulars like Yum Yum, Gumball Head, and Alpha King making cameos, and if the first two Keggers are any indication, a half barrel of Zombie Dust isn’t out of the question.