By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 03, 2022 at 12:26 PM

Sheboygan's 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. is celebrating its 10th birthday with party. And it has plenty of reason to cheer, being one of the state's fastest growing and most respected breweries.

The free party takes place Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. in the taproom at 1837 North Ave.

There will be food trucks, live music all day and, of course, featured beers:

  • Once More Around The Sun: A Double Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout. The second barrels were 12-year Elijah Craig barrels. Limit one. $25
  • Double Digits: Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Ugandan Vanilla and Cocoa Nibs from Ghana. Limit 12. $20
  • To The Wind: Triple IPA brewed with Trident, Enigma and Talus hops

The first two beers are only available via pre-order to be picked up in-person or by proxy at the anniversary celebration. Unclaimed bottles will be released for sale to the general public beginning at 4 p.m. during the party.

There will be timed tappings of specialty and vintage beers all day and attendees will get an exclusive shot at buying vintage beers, including The Wolf variants, Paid Time Off and Uber Joe, and others.

“Ten years in we are both humbled and ecstatic to remain one of the fastest growing breweries in the state,” said Grant Pauly, founder and brewmaster of 3 Sheeps Brewing Co., in a statement.

“I don't think I ever would have let myself think that we could be here in the way that we are. The craft beer scene in Wisconsin was so different 10 years ago, and it’s been great to be a part of that change.”

Preparing for future growth, 3 Sheeps is expanding its canning line, adding more automation and installing its first semi-automatic keg washer and filler.

“We can't wait to look back in another 10 years and see how our industry has changed and evolved," says Pauly, "and what part we got to play in it.”

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.