While exploring downtown Milwaukee, stop by this brewery for a taste of local ingredients and innovative ales. Milwaukee Brewing Company has been producing beer since 1997, when the company was smaller and housed in the Milwaukee Ale House. Enjoy such flavors as Polish Moon and Louise Demise year-round, as well as a number of seasonal varieties. All of these and more can be tasted on the “beer in hand” tour that this brewery offers.
Milwaukee Brewing Company, 613 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI, US, +1 414 226 2337
Located right on the Milwaukee River is Lakefront Brewery. Beginning with a simple home-brewing book and their own handmade brewing equipment, this family-run brewery now produces over 33 thousand barrels of beer annually. Lakefront creates a diverse spread of pumpkin and fruit beers, as well as organic and gluten-free beers in an entirely green environment. On each tour, visitors receive four six-ounce tastes of beer and a signature souvenir glass for enjoying another complementary beer later on.
Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI, US +1 414 372 8800
One of Milwaukee’s newest breweries, Brenner Brewing Company combines a passion for art and music with fantastic beer. Tours here are given by the brewery’s own brewmaster, which helps create the intimate experience visitors will have when exploring the flavors of beer offered. Enjoy unique flavors such as the complex Brenner Amber, while experiencing an art-centered and community-focused microbrewery. Whether hanging out in the tasting room or participating in the tour, Brenner Brewing Co is a great stop for some new hops tipples.
Brenner Brewing Co, 706 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI, US, +1 414 465 8469
Love spicy food with beer? Buffalo Water Beer Co brews a variety of delicious beers that pair perfectly with spicy food. With only four ingredients – water, barley, hops, and yeast – Bison Blonde is a perfectly light beer to enjoy with food. This is an up-and-coming brewery, so currently the beers are created in another brew house. However, the beer can be tasted at a variety of local bars in Milwaukee, including Buffalo Wild Wings itself. Get ready for a thrilling experience with some unique beer.
Home to Milwaukee’s largest outdoor patio is this fun-loving and light-hearted brewpub. Horny Goat works intently to craft not just fantastic beer but a lifestyle that represents what beer should be: carefully crafted and famously fun. Every beer has an exciting backstory.
Horny Goat Brewery, 2011 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI, US, +1 414 482 4628
Locally owned and offering a family-friendly environment, St. Francis Brewery creates a variety of traditional and seasonal cask-conditioned beers. The brewery creates a line of beer named after the seven deadly sins.
Remaining strongly rooted in community, Biloba Brewing Co brings a unique and intricate twist to brewing, creating deeply complex craft beers. Starting small, this brewery has grown to include a tasting room where visitors can tap into some of the delicious beers or buy growlers to take home. The room is fashioned after German beer halls and is a fun place to meet up with locals and prep for a tour. Although small, this brewery will call customers back for another pint of its specially crafted and phenomenal hops creations.
Biloba Brewing Co, 18720 Pleasant St, Brookfield, WI, US, +1 262 309 5820