Bar Bites featuring Abita

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Our next Bar Bites is set to feature Abita Brewing Company of Abita Springs, Louisiana, on Monday, April 11. As the Pelican State’s oldest craft brewery, Abita has been cranking out festive brews made from artesian spring water since 1986. Abita’s flagship beers are nearly ubiquitous in New Orleans, and thoroughly enjoyed in Milwaukee (especially Turbodog at Maxie’s)! From their stealthy touch incorporating fruit and flavors into lighter beers to their “Big Beer” limited series, Abita celebrates what makes beer fun.

Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $65 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses; gratuity and tax not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Bar Bites with Founders Brewing – Jan. 18, 2016

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In January, we welcomed Founders Brewing Co. for a dinner exemplifying our style of cuisine and the very best of beer-and-food pairings. As a fan of their beer – and taproom in Grand Rapids – Chef Joe Muench created a delightful dinner showcasing Upper Midwest ingredients. Joe says Founders is a great example of the craft, care, and style that makes our area such an interesting culinary region.

We started out with Steamed Walleye that called to mind sushi rolls and the Italian coast without overpowering a beautiful freshwater fish (in a soy fume made with, and paired with, the floral Spectra Trifecta).

Next was a Grilled Leek and Romaine Salad. Hook’s Blue Paradise cheese, fermented onion and toasted cashews would’ve been great on their own, but even better together with a berry balsamic and Nitro Rubaeus. Sautéed Cauliflower Cake – with house-made lardo and honey srirachanaise, paired with ReDANKulous – was pretty much the most decadent bite of cauliflower ever.

The “It Took a Long Time to Cook” Chuck Roast was actually a 72-hour sous vide steak, fork tender, with seared Brussels sprouts, pickled mushrooms and allumette potatoes, paired with Curmudgeon Old Ale. KBS was included in Butter Pecan Ice Cream to accompany a Chocolate Bacon Blondie — but Chef also infused straight KBS into a foam.

Chef Joe is testing out a few ideas for nightly specials for our next Founders event, a Feb. 23 CBS tapping. Michigan-made, cave-aged, maple syrup-bourbon barrel-aged beer? As Joe says, “What’s more ‘Upper Midwest’ than that?”

Founders CBS at Story Hill, Feb. 23

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We’re tapping Founders Brewing Co.’s renowned CBS, the only barrel currently in Wisconsin. Tickets for a pour will be available starting on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. from your server or bartender – one per person; $13 for the value of an 8 oz. pour. We’ll start pouring at 4 p.m.

Come try the very best collaboration by our neighbors to the East and North, and the rarest offering from the largest cave-aging beer barrel program in the country. These were bourbon barrels used to age KBS, then maple syrup, and now they bring CBS to you. Price does not include tax; sorry, no growler fills. Check out our Facebook event page for updates and more.

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Open for Presidents Day Brunch, Feb. 15

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We’re opening for brunch on a rare Monday – Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15. Join us to enjoy one of Milwaukee’s best brunches on your day off, or for a day-after-Valentine’s date.

We’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including the shop, so you can enjoy a great place to take a friend from out of town, stretch out your lunch, avail yourself of our tremendous beverage selection, and pick up a lil’ somethin’ for later.

We are not accepting brunch or lunch reservations for the main  main dining room, but the Private Dining Room is available for parties of 8-14 with seatings scheduled at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Preview: Bar Bites with Founders Brewing

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There may be some tweaks, but we’ve got a menu for our next Bar Bites beer-and-cuisine experience, Monday, Jan. 18 with Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founders was one of the first breweries featured at Story Hill, and is one of our favorites – we love talking about it, drinking their beer, and visiting their taproom and facility. We’ve got a great lineup of beers: our lunch crowd loves Spectra Trifecta; we’re excited to try Rubaeus on nitro; and we’re proud to land a bit of a whale in KBS. 5-courses, comin’ at ya, and reservations are filling up fast!

Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $70 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses, and tax. Gratuity is not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Reception & Tasting w/ All Day IPA

1. Steamed Walleye

Crisp Rice Cake, Fresno Peperonata, Trifecta Soy Fume

paired with Spectra Trifecta

2. Grilled Leek and Romaine Salad

Blue Cheese, Fermented Onion, Berry Balsamic

paired with Nitro Rubaeus

3. Sautéed Cauliflower Cake

Caramelized Carrots, Smoked Pork Loin, Hazelnuts

paired with reDANKulous

4. “It Took a Long Time to Cook” Chuck Roast

Oxtail Gravy, Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts, Shoe-String Spuds, Pickled Mushroom

paired with Curmudgeon Old Ale

5. Chocolate Bacon Blondie

Graham Cracker Debris, KBS Butter Pecan Ice Cream

paired with KBS

Bar Bites with Surly Brewing – Nov. 16, 2015

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Our most recent Bar Bites beer dinner featured Surly Brewing Co., of Minneapolis, Minn., a brewery willing to take risks and explore extremes in the pursuit of making great beer.

We heard how Cultivate 2015, a wonderfully balanced rhubarb saison, was created for a sustainability-themed corporate music festival. Chef Joe Muench and his team treated us to the sublime pairing of Overrated with a Beef and Potato Hand Pie, set off with olives, curry raisins and hot honey. We enjoyed Crispy Pork Shank, in an act of culinary derring-do, standing up to Abrasive, an oatmeal double IPA.

Our next big Bar Bites feast is coming up on Monday, Jan. 18, and features Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich. Enjoy five beer-paired courses in a laid-back bar setting.

We begin at 6 p.m. with an hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call us at 414-539-4424. $70 – includes reception, dinner, beer pairings and tax. Gratuity is not included.

Moscow Mules: Made in Wisco

Welcome the newest members of your family with a gift set to carry on a cocktail tradition: Moscow Mules. Packed up in wooden crate, it’s got the local ingredients and copper mugs to make a couple of your favorite spicy, refreshing drinks.

Included is a bottle of Black Dot Vodka, crafted in Madison, Wisc. at one of the Midwest’s oldest distilleries, from corn, yeast and water (i.e., gluten-free). It’s the “Swiss Army knife of spirits” – used here at Story Hill BKC, and at Blue’s Egg, to craft our version of the Moscow Mule (the Bluemound Buck, on tap) and all those Bloody Marys. It’s made right here in Wisconsin – and easily beats that dingy fowl Frenchie vodka.

Mix it with a few bottles of Belfast Ginger Beer, handcrafted in Janesville, Wisc. and pour it in a couple of copper mugs, and you can hang with the cool kids.

  • 1 bottle Black Dot Vodka
  • 3 bottles Belfast Ginger Beer
  • 2 copper mugs
  • Available in the Shop at Story Hill
  • 60 + tax

12 Beers of Christmas 2015

IMG_1258 One of our most popular gift sets, the 12 Beers of Christmas is a great present for the beer geek in your life, or to pick up and bring to a holiday party. The 12 Beers of Christmas – we filled a handcrafted wooden 12-pack with one dozen selections of craft beer’s ultimate holiday brews. Currently includes, subject to availability:

Southern Tier 2XMAS Double Spiced Ale

Shiner Holiday Cheer Dunkelweizen

Breckenridge Christmas Ale

Lakefront Holiday Spice Lager

Anchor Christmas Ale

Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve

Bell’s Christmas Ale

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Potosi Holiday Spice

Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale

Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Abita Christmas Ale

Available at the Shop at Story Hill

36 + tax12pack

Rare, Exclusive Whiskey Gifts

‘Tis the season for whiskey – and we’ve got some good ones. These are the special editions and commemorative releases from some of the biggest brands in whiskey. For some selections we received a few bottles; more often, we could only get our hands on one bottle. If you see something you like, or something you’ve been looking for, be sure to stop by soon. Once these bottles leave our shelves, we don’t except to access more.
  • Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary – 135
    • Created to honor Jimmy Russell, the master distiller who grew this brand over 60 years, by his son, master distiller Eddie Russell, Diamond Anniversary is a blend of 13- to 16-year bourbons.
  • Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition – 34
    • Small batch, single malt and top-quality grain whiskies are blended and aged in American oak casks to honor this Scotch’s Prohibition-era history.
  • Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch – 110
    • Bottled at barrel strength and non-chill filtered, Four Roses master distillers occasionally release the very best barrels from their 10 bourbon recipes to great acclaim. SOLD OUT!
  • Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye – 65
  • Willet Family Estate Bottled 8-year Rye – 89
  • 1792 Sweet Wheat – 49
  • Amador Double Barrel – 44

Start your holiday shopping at Story Hill BKC

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We’re kicking off the holiday shopping season with our clever collections of treasures for the beverage enthusiast on your list. Make a selection from our award-winning wine list, pick out a craft beer for your next-get-together, or check out a few rare, ultra premium whiskies.

You can always pick up a Gift Card – good here at Story Hill BKC as well as at Blue’s Egg and Maxie’s. Your guest can savor our Upper Midwest-inspired cuisine for weekday lunch, weekend brunch and sharing plate dinner, or shop for their next favorite wine, beer or spirit (or buy it online here).

Pick up a pack of holiday cheer!

  • The Twelve Beers of Christmas – 36
  • Valentine Coffee Collection – 28
  • Moscow Mule Gift Set – 75
  • Schramsberg Sparkling Wine Collection – 65
  • Russell’s Whiskey Set – 95
  • Old Fashioned Kit
    • with Korbel Brandy – 50
    • with Four Roses Yellow Label – 60
  • Pinot & Cab Lovers Collection – 45
  • Beer Bomber & Growler Set – 60
  • Red, White & Rosé Collection – 27
  • Pinot Noir and Chocolate – 26

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Sun 9am-2pm

Mon CLOSED

Tue-Fri 11am-9pm

Sat 9am-9pm

Shop always closed by 9pm

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PH 414.539.4424

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DRINKS 2pm-6pm; MENU 3pm-5pm

$2 off tap cocktails

$2 off tap beer

$5 featured wine by the glass

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