By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 01, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Urban Harvest Brewery, which quietly opened its doors at 1024 S. 5th St. in April, has announced that it will be hosting a special four-day grand opening celebration this week.

The festivities, which will take place June 1-4, will include celebrity bartenders, food trucks, beer and food pairings and entertainment, along with appearances by Wisconsin beer experts.

The brewery, owned by Steve Pribek and business partner Mark Kaminski, utilizes a two-barrel system to produce a line-up of 10-12 core beers as well as special release and seasonal offerings, some of which will be showcased during the grand opening festivities.

There will also be daily prize drawings for an Urban Harvest merchandise bundle, which includes a t-shirt, pint glass, sticker, coasters, postcard and half-growler.

Check out the schedule of events below.

Wednesday, June 1

3 to 6 p.m.

  • $3 pints in taproom

5 p.m.

  • Mayor Tom Barrett will offer a grand opening proclamation and tap Bourbon Barrel-less Brown.
  • Braise restaurant will offer tea smoked chicken crostini with citrus quark, ramp jam and pea shoots paired with  Cork Screw IPA (while supplies last).

6 p.m.

  • Theater: Pribek will tell the story of Urban Harvest.

Thursday, June 2

3 to 5 p.m.

  • $3 pints in taproom

5 p.m.

  • Inaugural tapping of HC Double IPA, and meet Kevin Revolinski, author of "Wisconsin's Best Beer Guide: A Travel Companion." Books will also be available for sale onsite.
  • Wayward Kitchen and Bar will offer Polish Moon brat burgers on pretzel rolls with Swiss cheese, caramelized onion, saurkraut and mojo sauce paired with Blood Orange Wheat beer (while supplies last).
  • Truckmeister food truck will be onsite selling burgers and fries.

6 p.m.

Friday, June 3

2 to 5 p.m.

  • $3 pints in taproom

5 p.m.

  • Music chat with celebrity tap master Tarik Moody of Radio Milwaukee, who will tap Double Cork Screw.
  • Transfer Pizzeria will offer Paisano pizza featuring pesto and red sauces topped with shredded mozzarella, spicy sausage,fresh tomatoes and shaved asiago cheese paired with HC IPA (while supplies last).

June 4

2 to 5 p.m.

  • $3 pints in taproom

3:30 p.m.

  • Theater: Sampling of six beers for $5, presented by Pribek

5 p.m.

  • Featured celebrity tap masters will be Dave Reid and Jeramey Jannene from Urban Milwaukee.
  • Indulgence Chocolatiers will offer chocolate paired with Espresso Amber beer (while supplies last).
  • Marco Pollo Global Cluck Truck will be onsite selling international chicken dishes and sides.
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.