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Growler Gallery & Wine Bar Hours

Wednesday: 3 PM - 10 PM

Thursday: 3 PM – 10 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM

Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM

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Tap Takeovers!

Tap Takeovers!
Wednesday
September 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Short’s Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Come to the Rayborhood to meet Short's Brewing Co.'s owner Joe Short. He'll be here to offer beer, merch and even a job if you kiss up enough. This takeover will feature both beers from Short's and cider from their own Starcut Cidery. 


Wednesday
October 04, 2017 - 5:00pm

Raised Grain Tap Takeover

We are pleased to welcome all the way from Waukesha, WI, Raised Grain Brewery. These guys attack a beer recipe with surgical percision and reckless abandon. The outcome is award winning bold flavors. Join us for a special night of meeting the makers of one of our areas leading breweries. 


Wednesday
October 11, 2017 - 5:00pm

Enlightened Brewery Tap Takeover

The Gallery Crew is so happy to introduce our friends from Enlightened Brewery to the Rayborhood. Straight out of Bayview, Tommy Vandervort and James Larson strive to provoke your thought and palate. Join us in taking in new flavors in this installment of the Wednesday Takeover series. 


Wednesday
October 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover

One of craft beers most storied outfits will be sharing some of the
seasons freshest hops. Special guest Ryan Bennett from the brewery
will also prove Narwhals are not only real, but can be enjoyed bourbon
barrel aged with Cocoa and Coconut.
 


Wednesday
October 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

Embrace the Darkness with Surly Brewing Co.

Surly will reveal their Darkest pursuits in brewing in our Halloween theme addition to the Tap Takeover series. The gang from Minnesota will help us embrace the season with some devilishly delicious ales such as Damien, Furious Black, Hell and vintages of Darkness. 


Gallery Events

Wine Events
Tuesday
September 26, 2017 - 6:30PM

Zinfandel: America’s Red Wine

Compared to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Zinfandel remains a niche grape variety as only about 3% of the vineyards in Napa Valley are planted to the grape variety. That being said, America as a whole still has the majority of Zinfandel vines! When ripe, Zinfandel wine exudes dark, juicy fruits including raspberries, cherries, strawberries and red plums along with spice and jam characteristics, making it the perfect wine to pair with the all American meal of anything cooked on the barbecue! Join Nate Norfolk as he explores this delicious grape, showcasing the nuances that makes Zin so special!

$25

48 hour cancellation policy is in effect!

For further questions or inquiry, please email Sara at rayswine@rayswine.com, or call the store at 414-258-9821


Sunday
October 01, 2017 - 4:00-7:00pm

Bottle Sharing is Caring

Join us for a beer bottle share in effort to enjoy the Ray-borhood while supporting our neighborhood. The only things asked of you is to please bring that beer bottle collecting dust in your cellar, and your donations to make us feel better about our consumption. All donations collected in both the suggested donation of $20 to participate, plus raffle sales for beer geek swag, will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). http://pages.lightthenight.org/wi/SEWI17/mmerzp. If you don't have a bottle of beer to share, or are unsure of what you should bring, please come with a charitable heart and we will be very happy to help you select the perfect bottle of beer to share. THIS $20 TICKET PURCHASED IS THE SUGGESTED DONATION, AND WILL BEING GOING ENTIRELY TO THE CHARITY!

$20

Please note as all of the proceeds will be going to charity, no refunds will be given if a cancellation is made.  


Tuesday
October 03, 2017 - 6:30pm

A Style Guide to Single Malt Whisky

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.” -David Daiches. Well, we couldn’t agree more, so we’ve decided to celebrate Single Malt Scotch and all its beautiful, complex, and often sensuous characteristics. Join Nate Norfolk as he takes you and yours down a historic road detailing the original “aqua vitae” (“water of life”). A perfect evening for novice and experienced Single Malt Scotch drinkers alike.

$25

48 hour cancellation policy is in effect!

For further questions or inquiry, please email Sara at rayswine@rayswine.com, or call the store at 414-258-9821


Tuesday
October 31, 2017 - 7:30-10pm

Orin Swift Halloween Party and Costume Contest

On Halloween night, Ray’s Growler Gallery and Wine Bar will transform into a playground of pleasure for the ORIN SWIFT WINES HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUME CONTEST!

Attendees will receive three glasses of Orin Swift Wines. Cash bar on all additional beverages, including beer, wine and our famous slushies!

Quite simply, this is the can’t miss Adult Halloween Event of the year, and a super steal at ONLY $25 per person (all three Orin Swift wines poured retail for at least $40 per bottle!)! No costume required to attend, but highly encouraged, as costume winner prizes will include a 1.5 liter bottle of wine valued at over $100, Growler Gallery gift certificates, plus other Orin Swift wines! Must be 21+ to attend; more details to come!

$25

48 hour cancellation policy is in effect!

For further questions or inquiry, please email Sara at rayswine@rayswine.com, or call the store at 414-258-9821


Thursday
November 02, 2017 - 6:30pm

Ray’s “Behind the Beer” Series featuring Black Huskey


“Does it Matter who Brews your beer?” featuring Black Husky Brewing and special guests Tim and Toni Eichinger

Ray's Behind the Beer Series is a brand new series featuring industry professionals giving a behind the scenes look into the world of craft beer. Join us for a discussion delving deep into the subject of ownership in today's craft beer industry. The owners of Black Husky Brewing in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood will be on hand to answer all of your questions from their perspective about acquisitions, outside investors and protecting their brand. Enjoy Tim and Toni's candor while sipping on a flight of five examples of their independent efforts. In an industry with an ever changing landscape of ownership, is the product a true reflection of the maker? Includes a flight of five 5oz pours featuring Black Husky Brewing.

$20

48 hour cancellation policy is in effect!

For further questions or inquiry, please email Sara at rayswine@rayswine.com, or call the store at 414-258-9821


Sunday
November 05, 2017 - 2:00-5:00pm

Ray’s Open House Holiday Wine Tasting

After the great responses to our Cabernet Open House and Ray’s Rosé earlier this year, the gang at Ray’s has decided to end the year with a bang with an incredible Holiday Open House in Ray’s Growler Gallery® & Wine Bar! Nate Norfolk and friends will be pouring over 50 wines that will be fantastic pairings for any and all holiday celebrations, whether it’s to compliment your turkey (or tofu-rky!) Thanksgiving dinner, for a Christmas or Hannukah meal with family and friends, or even to ring in the New Year with bubbly, this Open House has you and yours covered! This is the perfect opportunity to try before you buy, with water and light snacks also provided.

There will also be a ONE DAY ONLY DISCOUNT* on all the wines featured in the tasting! As a bonus, each attendee will receive a $25 credit off the admission price after the purchase of 12 or more bottles, or, Ray’s will waive your entry fee altogether with a $50 credit after the purchase of 24 or more bottles!

*Please note, to take advantage of the special day-of pricing, attendees must pre-pay for their wine orders the day of the event, and the wine will be available for pick-up the following week.

We will have a variety of highly rated staff favorite wines, along with an array of Champagne and sparkling wines. A detailed list of featured wines to follow.

$50

48 hour cancellation policy is in effect!

For further questions or inquiry, please email Sara at rayswine@rayswine.com, or call the store at 414-258-9821


Tuesday
November 07, 2017 - 6:30pm

Riedel Red Wine Glass Seminar (Includes all Riedel Glassware!)

You’ve heard the claims that the shape and style of the wine glass will enhance the nose and taste of your wine...Well, come and see for yourself, as we’ll use (and you’ll take home!) the best of the best in all things glassware: Riedel! Our Wine & Spirits Director Nate Norfolk, along with Riedel regional manager Mari Beth Baumberger, will be sampling wines to match the specific styles of glassware, including New World Pinot Noir, Old World Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot. The best part is, each attendee will take home the set of three Riedel Veritas series glasses used in this evening’s seminar, which alone has a Suggested Retail of $110 per set! This event is the perfect way to kick off the start of the holiday season, as these sets make for wonderful gifts as well!

Special pricing for the wines tasted and Riedel glassware will also be offered that evening for class attendees.

$65

48 hour cancellation policy is in effect!

For further questions or inquiry, please email Sara at rayswine@rayswine.com, or call the store at 414-258-9821

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Tap Takeovers & Events

Wednesday, September 27

Short’s Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

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Wednesday, October 4

Raised Grain Tap Takeover

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Wednesday, October 11

Enlightened Brewery Tap Takeover

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Wednesday, October 18

Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover

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Wednesday, October 25

Embrace the Darkness with Surly Brewing Co.

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Tuesday, September 26

Zinfandel: America’s Red Wine

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Sunday, October 1

Bottle Sharing is Caring

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Tuesday, October 3

A Style Guide to Single Malt Whisky

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Tuesday, October 31

Orin Swift Halloween Party and Costume Contest

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Thursday, November 2

Ray’s “Behind the Beer” Series featuring Black Huskey

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Sunday, November 5

Ray’s Open House Holiday Wine Tasting

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Tuesday, November 7

Riedel Red Wine Glass Seminar (Includes all Riedel Glassware!)

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