Milwaukee has an extensive history that is intertwined with this country’s relationship with beer. Kyle and I decided to take a day trip up to the Milwaukee to learn about the city’s past, tour some breweries, and taste some beer!
It was a pleasant hour and a half drive north to get to Milwaukee. We had never spent anytime in the downtown area before and we were amazed by the city’s beautiful and charming architecture. After driving around for awhile, we headed over to the “Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery” to attend it’s tour.
The tour at the Pabst Brewery is not like your typical “brewery tour” — instead, for $8 per person, it offers visitors with a wonderful historical breakdown of the Pabst’s beer empire and how it helped facilitate this nation’s ties to beer. The tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and passionate about restoring the Pabst’s brewery back to it’s former glory. The current owner of the property is renovating the building and during the tour they allow you to check out their current renovation efforts as well as see some antiques that had been left behind.
After the tour, Kyle and I decided to check out the Water Street Brewery to sample some of their delicious microbrews. They offer a sampler of 8 brews for $9, so Kyle and I shared! My favorite was the Raspberry Weiss — it is seriously the best fruity flavored beer I have ever had! Kyle’s favorite brew was the Pale Ale.
To wrap up our day in Milwaukee, we checked out the coastline to get some gorgeous shots of the lake and city. We ended up heading back to the Chicago area at around 4pm, so we could catch some of the Super Bowl!
If you get a chance to check out the Milwaukee area, definitely stop by the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery — you will not be disappointed!