Lakefront Brewery has probably the most famous tour in Milwaukee. All around town and even in other cities I've seen the well-known "LB" logo on people's sweatshirts and beer glasses. I went Saturday to see if Lakefront lived up to the hype.
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Some big changes are underway at Lakefront Brewery, but not for the beer.
Anyone who likes to laugh, drink beer and learn about Milwaukee history will love the Best Place Beer History Tour. Jim Haertel, co-owner of the former Pabst Brewery site since 2001, gives the majority of the 10 tours offered every week.
For anyone looking for a fun, intimate, informational and generous tour of a Milwaukee craft brewery, the Milwaukee Brewing Co. in Walker's Point is a solid choice and a great deal.
Sometimes, vacationing in your own city is more relaxing than traveling and when it's time to return to work, staycationers often feel like they played, rested and accomplished a few things.
Beer. It's what we do here in Milwaukee. Lucky for us, we've got three local breweries -- Lakefront, Miller and Sprecher -- in relatively close proximity, that offer fun-filled tours that are either free or dirt cheap.
If you're a hopeless romantic, and you're hopelessly broke, a cheap date in Milwaukee doesn't mean sitting at home watching TV and drinking screw-top wine.
The Sprecher Brewery in Glendale is brewing up more than beer this spring. Milwaukee's oldest microbrewery has remodeled almost 1,000 sq. ft. of former warehouse and loading dock space which will soon house a new guest center, an expanded gift shop and a brewing museum.