By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor 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 & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.