Thrillist, the city centric site and email with 21 editions, is out with its "33 Best Beer Bars in America" feature and only one Milwaukee bar made the cut. Reporter Andy Kryza, a Portland-native, did the research and concluded Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave, worthy of the praise.
Here's what Kryza says about the Bay View hot spot.
"With a clean, coffee-house vibe, a friendly-but-knowledgeable staff befitting one of America's most storied beer states, and an unassailable all-American 62-strong tap list to match, you won't find any of Milwaukee's most famous brews at the Sugar Maple. What you will find is a boatload of options from Badger State outfits like New Glarus and Central Waters (and other Midwestern standouts like Three Floyds), a sunny patio (sometimes, this is Wisconsin after all), and the option to get four 6oz pours of anything for a paltry $12. Get to work."
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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