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 WUWMbannerJUNE300x250-03Did you know that Story Hill BKC…

… is an award-winning WINE SHOP with more than 325 wines, craft spirits, and beer.

… is the closest liquor store to the ballpark, conveniently located off I-94.

… features 20 tap beers, focused on craft American brews, all available for growler fills.

… pours 27 wines by the glass, and will open any bottle when you buy 2 glasses.

… serves all wines just $12 above our shop price, for the best wine prices in any bar or restaurant.

… is listed on Carol Deptolla’s Top 30, and Yelp’s Top 20, of Milwaukee restaurants.

… is available every Monday for fully private events.

accepts dinner reservations for parties of any size, Tuesday through Saturday.

Brews to Get You Ready for the Weekend


We’ve got a few new, limited edition beers hitting our taps to get you ready for a great weekend. Check out these rare brews whether you’re joining us for brunch, Happy Hour or dinner, to fill a growler, or just to enjoy a beer – and finish Beer Week strong!

Check out our beer menu by clicking here for the latest, including Central Waters Central Quadder Belgian Quadrupel, Ballast Point Watermelon El Dorado Imperial IPA, and Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale.

Fassinator-minGoose Island Fassinator

Brewed at, and in the special series honoring, the fabled Chicago brewery’s original facility at Fulton & Wood, Fassinator is a one-time-only Blonde Doppelbock. A fresh American take on a classic German style, you’re supposed to say it like Arnold (and drink it with caution – it clocks in at 8 percent).

6 tulip / 16 growler

Beer_To_Drink_Music_To_-_CroppedDogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To

As the Official Beer of Record Store Day, this is an “Analog Beer for the Digital Age.” A golden orange Belgian-style Tripel, it’s brewed with orange peel, green cardamom, peppercorns and vanilla. Request a song and enjoy a glass!

9 small tulip / 29 growler

label_thumb_15189001000337_frontFounders Pale Joe

Many beers incorporating coffee are heavy stouts, but this is Founders’ Pale Ale, a light, golden ale, with the additional of fruit-forward coffees. Brewed with coffee roasted in it’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

6 tulip / 15 growler

Karben4 Dragon Flutedragonflute

One of Madison, Wisc.’s best upstart brewers, three-year-old K4 set out to “Make America(n Pale Ales) Great Again!” A combination of Mosaic and Centennial hopes creates a balanced beer not as aggressive as an American IPA, but certainly not as passive as an English Pale Ale.

7 pint / 14 growler

Stellar Sauvignon Blanc for Spring


Sauvignon Blanc, K Vintners, Columbia Valley, WA 2012

We’ve got a superb Sauvignon Blanc that’ll help you move into the sunny days of spring. Lime and herbaceous notes lead to crisp mineralogy and acidity. It’s a light and brisk wine, with a classy complexity that will impress your guests and go great with food, whether you’re cooking brunch, lunch or dinner.

This is from the rockstar group of winemakers behind Kung Fu Girl riesling and Velvet Devil merlot, and they know how to make a great cool climate wine (and Wine Enthusiast gave it 90 points, if you’re into that sort of thing).

Now at the wine shop $14 / bottle (reg. retail $20)

We know “rockstar” get thrown around a lot, but… just take a look at these guys.

The man behind #CharlesSmithWines

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Bar Bites featuring Abita


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


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


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.


Open for Presidents Day Brunch, Feb. 15


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


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


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


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