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2020 Milwaukee beer garden guide

Published July 3, 2020

Beer garden season is here. Here's when local beer gardens will open their taps for the challenging 2020 season.

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Urban spelunking: Uncle Wolfie's former Miller tied house

Published March 19, 2019

After years sitting empty, the 1902 Miller tied house perched high atop Brewers' Hill that has long been the focus of many Milwaukee dreamers, is now once again aglow and welcoming guests as Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern. We take a look inside and at its history.

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Beer barons rest in peace in historic Milwaukee cemeteries

Published March 14, 2019

More than a century and a half after the opening of the first brewery in Milwaukee, the city's identity is still drenched in beer. At Forest Home Cemetery, many of the men who made the beer that made Milwaukee famous lie in repose.

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Brewery Spelunking: Miller Caves

Published March 19, 2018

Though the name of this series is urban spelunking, I don't get to see too many actual caves. The crumbling beer caves under the old Falk Brewery are an exception. The ones adjacent at Miller Brewing are another. These caves, unlike the ones at Falk, are open to the public.

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Miller's fresh tank beer is a Summerfest success

Published July 7, 2017

I liked the image of a pipeline carrying cold beer from the Miller Valley to the Summerfest grounds, but it turns out Miller's tank beer - available in the new Miller Brew House - doesn't exactly work like that.

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Tied houses helped Miller grow and survive Prohibition

Published April 2, 2017

Despite the fact that Miller was the smallest of Milwaukee's big four brewers early in the 20th century, it was a big-time player in tied houses. As important as that real estate was in selling beer, it also helped the brewery survive Prohibition and the Depression.

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6 distinctive Milwaukee smells

Published May 15, 2015

Milwaukee is - and has always been - a town with many olfactory offerings. Here are six strong ones.

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John delves into his Miller family history in new book

Published Nov. 28, 2005

Tim John, great-grandson of Miller founder Frederick J. Miller, has written "The Miller Beer Barons: The Frederick J. Miller Family and Its Brewery," a paperback published this month by Oregon, Wis.-based Badger Books.

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January's buzzing along nicely

Published Jan. 24, 2002

It's cold outside, but all around town the action, buzz, building and moving continues to get warmer and warmer. Here's is OMC's monthly look at what's up in and around in Milwaukee.