By Jimmy Carlton Sportswriter Published May 01, 2017 at 12:08 PM Photography: Molly Snyder

Add another beer-and-music festival to your jam-packed summer calendar. One of the fastest-growing craft breweries on Milwaukee’s fast-growing craft-brewery scene, Good City Brewing Company is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an outdoor birthday bash featuring good food, great beer and some of the city’s hottest music acts.

The urban brewery and taproom on Monday announced Good City Fest 2017 for Saturday, June 17 at its East Side location, 2108 N. Farwell Ave. Well-organized and ambitious, Good City – which opened last year exactly on the date it said it would – has enjoyed rapid success since that launch, earning national recognition, seeing strong demand for its beer and recently revealing plans for an expanded space, including a rooftop patio. Construction has already begun, and is expected to be completed in early July.

At Good City Fest 2017, the brewery will release two specialty beers, a Barrel-Aged Detail Porter and Dr. J IPA, and serve its savory menu. The music lineup for the event looks pretty tasty, too:

2 p.m.
The Quilz

3 p.m.
Twin Brother

4 p.m.
Sat. Nite Duets

5 p.m.
Platinum Boys

6:10 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
Fever Marlene

Good City Fest 2017 starts at noon and is 21-plus; tickets (general admission costs $10, VIP is $45) are available via The Pabst Theater Group here.

Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.

After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.

Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.