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“A lot of Beer to drink!!!”

Milwaukee Brewing Co.
Ranked #18 of 189 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: MKE Brewing Co. started as a brewpub, the Milwaukee Ale House, in October 1997 in Milwaukeeʼs Historic Third Ward. Fast forward 10 years and over 300 innovative beers later to November 2007 when MKE Brewing Co kegged off their first brew at their 2nd Street Brewery located in the trendy Walker’s Point neighborhood. A WDNR Green Tier Certified brewery, MKE Brewing Co. prides themselves on taking the artisan approach to brewing, using only the finest local ingredients and never making compromises. Tours are offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are recommended.
Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you're visiting Milwaukee, interested in how beer is made, and want to sample their local beer (lots of beer) you must visit Milwaukee Brewing. Reading the other reviews, I'm not sure they were at the same location. There was no food, or store to buy gifts, or limit to the beer. We walked in on Frid afternoon 4:30, paid our $7 each and receive our beer glass. We were asked to walk over to the make shift bar and try a sample (11 to pick from the day we were there). The first pour was a full glass and after that half glass but no limit. You receive a wrist band after you pay your $7. After a few beers, Shawn started the tour. The place isn't very big so you don't walk very far from the bar area. He presented very well and when our beers were low we went back for 2nd/3rd/4th...beer during the tour. At the end of our tour, he moved on to his 6:00pm tour and by then the place was crowded with people and drinking samples and having a good time. Nobody asked us to leave, I think we could have stayed until closing if we wanted. We tried most of the beers, and they were all great. Also....they will give you a token to be used at a local bar in the area that serves their beer. So we walked a few blocks away to a bar that had fish/chips and ordered another "free" beer to go with dinner. I don't think there's a better beer tour value in Milwaukee (if there is someone please tell me about it). This was our first trip visiting and if we're ever back we'll make sure to stop in for another beer tasting. One last thing, the tour guides do not accept tips, all tips go into the jars on the table.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

tours start in the main visiting center where they have a gift shop with many souvenirs to purchase. You then learn about all the steps in making the beer and get to get a close look at the machinery and such. The tour ends in getting served 3 generous beers of your choice. If your not a drinker they also have soda a lemonade. My favorite part of the tour was going in to the cave where they once used to keep the beer cold. Also, it was all free (however a tip to the tour guide would be respectful)

1  Thank gina n
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The huge lobby has all the paraphanelia you'd ever want to buy for souvenirs for your trip to Milwaukee. The tour is very interesting for numbers, especially. Hard to believe how much beer is produced there each day! We got to see a lot of the bottling process. And the Miller Inn at the end of the tour felt like an old brewhouse with a generous sampling of beers.

1  Thank marjiewestmarin_CA
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Had a great time there - enjoyed the food and the Polish Moon beer - will definitely go back again! Service was great - and in a great location

Thank Talag
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We visited Milwaukee Brewing for the after-party following the first day of WordCamp Milwaukee (a two-day WordPress conference). I've always enjoyed the beverages, but it was great fun hanging out around the vats with the people who make the beer. Don't pass up the opportunity when offered!

Thank WorkingWriter
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