MobCraft Beer to host the 6th annual Weird on Saturday, August 3

Weird Fest MobCraft Beer

MobCraft Beer is celebrating their eleventh anniversary with the return of Weird Fest, an in person street fest celebration on Saturday, August 3 from 11:30am-7:30pm. The party will take place both inside and outside the Milwaukee taproom located at 505. 5th Street in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. Virginia Street will be shut down for festival goers along with the grassy area across the street from the brewery. Weird Fest will again feature high-flying Mondo Lucha wrestling and live music,  food, belly dancers, face painters, local vendors, and of course, plenty of interesting beer. New to this year’s entertainment is Mermaid Echo, a “real life” swimming mermaid. Weird Fest is family-friendly with free admission for all. 

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 pouring on draft both inside and outside the taproom starting at 11:30am while supplies last. Quantities of each are limited! 

Additionally, the Walker’s Point brewery will release a special 11th Anniversary barrel aged Crush smoothie-style beer.  The honorary anniversary beer will be available in extremely limited draft and four packs of cans to go. Festival goers who are interested in the limited release cans are recommended to arrive when the festival kicks off to purchase a four pack. There will also be plenty of everyday MobCraft flagships, seasonal, limited-releases and crowdsourced beers available as well. 

MobCraft’s kitchen will be offering specialty food items and pizza to pair with the featured festival beers. Additionally, K&L Barbeque will be serving up smoked meats and sides while Style Pop Café will be on site with specialty coffee drinks, bagged coffee, egg rolls and their signature baked goods. 

Live outdoor music starts with Jump the Bluff at 11:30am. Cozy Danger follows up with two sets at 1:00pm and 2:15pm. And we welcome back Dad Strength for two sing along sets at 4:00pm and 5:45pm. 

Beyond live music, the fan favorite Mondo Lucha wrestlers will first take the ring at 12:30pm and then an additional five times throughout the afternoon with the last match at 7:00pm. Also, prepare yourself to be in awe of Wisconsin’s premiere professional mermaid entertainer and fresh water conservation educator, Mermaid Echo. Watch as they swim, swirl and dazzle festival goers in a custom built water tank that will be on site through the duration of the fest. 

Back again at Weird Fest 2024 is the World’s Smallest Island Party, presented by Milwaukee Record.  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 that has even been hosted. Your 15 minute reservation comes with your choice of one tropical drink per person (16oz Crush or 12oz Cloudless Tropical Seltzer). Reservations are available now here.

 “We are excited to welcome back vendor favorites like Canni, Fishing for Bangers, and Style Pop Cafe for this year’s Weird Fest”, says Elise Strupp, Event & Programming Manager at MobCraft Beer.  “Along with three live bands, street performers and Mondo Lucha wrestling, we are excited to welcome Mermaid Echo to the fest to entertain both kids and adults. We have more local makers vending than ever before. It’s going to be our biggest and best Weird Fest yet!” 

A complete performance line up and more details about Weird Fest can be found on the Weird Fest webpage.