By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Oct 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Enlightened Brewing Company first debuted its new brewery and taproom this past June. Since that time, it has installed its brewing equipment and hosted a few events, but now it's getting ready to officially celebrate its grand opening.

The festivities will take place Nov. 4-5 at their Bay View brewery in the Lincoln Warehouse at 2018 S. 1st. St. Features will including special tappings of newly released beers, including Prototypical Porter, as well as an English style pale ale and in the words of brewery co-owner Tommy Vandervort, "an amber that doesn’t suck." 

The releases correspond with the celebration of Guy Fawke’s Night, a commemoration of the Gunpowder plot of 1605, a failed conspiracy against King James I of England which is often celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.

Food will be provided by Nightmare’s Food truck on Friday evening and by Iron Grate BBQ from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday will also see a special tapping of one very special barrel of Suspended in Thought, the brewery’s oak and bourbon aged coffee stout. Throughout the festivities, attendees will be given the opportunity to win new merchandise including Enlightened hoodies and T-shirts, growlers, stickers and gift certificates.

During the grand opening festivities, Enlightened will observe extended hours. It will be open Friday, Nov. 4 from 3 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, Nov. 5 from noon until midnight. 

More information can be found on Facebook or by calling (414) 704-4085. Free parking is available in the Lincoln Warehouse parking lot at the north end of the building.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.