The Pabst Brewing Milwaukee is hosting a media preview today, in advance of its official opening, slated for Milwaukee Day, April 14. But we got the first look. Click here to get the first peek inside at the most anticipated taproom and gastropub in town.
Pabst's return to the former brewery site - via a micro-brewery and tasting room in the former First German Methodist Church/Forst Keller restaurant - was projected to open by summer. But a fall 2016 opening is now more likely.
There are few more iconic images in Milwaukee than the Pabst sign that spans Juneau Avenue at 10th Street, connecting the old malt house on the southwest corner with the former brewhouse on the northwest corner. The sign is instantly recognizable and, especially now that Pabst is coming back to the site to brew beer in the former Forst Keller Restaurant and Pabst training center, it's been an extremely visible symbol of the city's brewing history. It's also a pretty cool place to visit.
Every week I drive past this place on 21st and Highland and it catches my eye. Though I haven't stopped and knocked on the door yet, I've been doing a little digging to see what I can find about the church at 1102 N. 21st St.
Recently, the 19th century cream city brick former Pabst bottling plant -- currently in the pre-development phase of a residential project aimed at university students -- was enclosed by a cyclone fence, but work hasn't started just yet. That seems about to change, according to Zilber Property Group.
One could expend a lot of verbiage on Gothic churches here, so to make sure this list of 10 great Gothic buildings in Milwaukee doesn't become a list of 10 Gothic churches in Milwaukee, I've limited myself to one house of worship. You may or may not agree about these buildings being the best examples of Gothic architecture in Milwaukee but you can't deny they are all landmarks and lovely ones at that.
On Monday, I tweeted that The Brewery, the complex of former Pabst Brewing Co. buildings on the northwest edge of Downtown, needs a coffee shop. That resulted in a tour this morning.