Milwaukee Brewery, one of the world's largest, sits on land originally purchased by Miller founder Frederick J. Miller in 1855. Some 800 employees work round-the-clock here, producing 10 million barrels of our leading brands every year. The brewery offers free, one-hour indoor/outdoor guided walking tours, where visitors see each fascinating step of our brewing process. The tours, starting at the Visitor Center located at 4251 W. State St., include a fascinating stop in our Historic Caves, where Fred Miller himself meets and greets our guests; and conclude at the Bavarian-Style Miller Inn, where you can relax and enjoy a frosty beer sample (if you're 21 or older)
Milwaukee's own Lakefront Brewery Inc. started in 1987. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours, family style dining options and most importantly, great beer.
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Milwaukee Brewing Company started in1996 in the basement of a farmhouse in Cedarburg by two Milwaukee area home brewers. With limited resources and unlimited delicious beer ideas, our little Milwaukee Brewing Company opened its Milwaukee Ale House in 1997 in Milwaukee's Third Ward. The Milwaukee Ale House has been a fixture in Milwaukee since then and helped bring many thirsty patrons to the now-hip neighborhood. The "Ale's what Cures Ya!" tag gives a nod to a pitch line from the past, and now it is a mission statement for our brewery.
Historic Pabst Brewery
The Pabst Brewing Company was the first of the great Milwaukee brewers. Quality, pride, tradition, and hops were the ingredients in the legacy left by German immigrant Jacob Best Sr., who established the brewery in 1844. With your first step into Blue Ribbon Hall, you will instantly be transported back to a time when things were a little tougher and yet life was simpler. Experience a small piece of Americana and enjoy yourself surrounded by Old World Charm and Hospitality.
Sprecher Brewing Co. was founded in 1985 by Randal Sprecher, formerly a brewing supervisor at Pabst Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From 1985 to 1994, the brewery was located at 730 W. Oregon Street in Milwaukee's Walker's Point area. Through the first ten years, the company grew steadily as more and more people found out about Sprecher's high-quality beers and sodas. Finally, the company had outgrown its original facility and began looking for a new location to continue its growth. In 1994, Sprecher purchased its current building, located at 701 W. Glendale Ave., a former elevator car factory. The new, larger brewery enabled the company to continue growing and allowed more people to enjoy all of Sprecher's fine products.
Water Street Brewery
Milwaukee's Original Brew Pub Since 1987 Brewing on premises a continuous variety of award winning traditional and specialty beers. Come for the beer, but stay for the food! Serving appetizers, sandwiches and nightly entrée specials. Friday fish fry & Weekend brunch available at our two convenient locations in downtown Milwaukee and in the heart of lake country in Delafield.
Great Lakes Distillery
Great Lakes Distillery is a small-batch distillery located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. They hand-craft award winning distilled spirits in limited quantities using old world methods and traditions which they believe result in a superior product. As Wisconsin's first distillery since prohibition, they are anxious to share our unique products and look forward to meeting people who appreciate high-quality craft distilled spirits. Give them a try and see for yourself how unique these hand crafted spirits can be.
Brewery Boat Tours
Cruise the Milwaukee River, enjoy guided brewery tours and sample beers of three Microbreweries on our 40 passenger captained vessel "The Brew City Queen II" and the 30 passenger "Milwaukee Maiden."