Schlitz

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Chicago Schlitz tied house owners need help finding one-of-a-kind window

Published Jan. 22, 2020

Last year, Laura Coffey Medina and her husband bought a gorgeous, triangular former Schlitz tied house tavern at 9401 S. Ewing Ave. on Chicago's South Side that they are working to reopen sometime this year. They need help locating an original window that was recently removed.

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Abele plans to demolish a 1927 Eschweiler home

Published June 3, 2019

While folks have been wondering if Milwaukee County will restore or tear down the Domes, few expected the news that County Executive plans to tear down a 1927 Mediterranean Revival mansion designed by Alexander Eschweiler.

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Chicago's nascent Brewseum launches debut show, with nods to Brew City

Published May 6, 2019

Like a craft brewery hoping to create a buzz and ramp up production, Chicago's Brewseum is starting out small, doing a collaboration brew while it works to find a permanent home. The first exhibition, "Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City," includes some great Milwaukee materials, and is on view now at the Field Museum in the Windy City.

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Hidden gem: Nomad World Pub

Published April 2, 2019

If news that Nomad World Pub owner Mike Eitel had sold the building the bar's occupied since 1995 gave you a little scare, don't worry. Eitel says he's not going anywhere. In fact, next year will mark the popular Brady Street corner tap's 25th anniversary at 1401 E. Brady St.

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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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Urban Spelunking: Hummel-Uihlein building on King & Center

Published Feb. 12, 2019

Though it was not designed to house a tavern, the three-story Hummel-Uihlein building shares architectural features with numerous Schlitz tied houses erected around the same time, and they were all designed by Charles Kirchhoff. We recently went inside.

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Brewery Spelunking: Good City Brewing

Published March 2, 2018

When Good City Brewing opened in 2016, the owners had no idea they were tapping into a building with a (minor) beer connection. But with the success Good City has had in less than two years, this sturdy, handsome building has already moved into the annals of Milwaukee brewing history.

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12 cool old Milwaukee beer labels

Published March 14, 2016

While Schlitz claimed to make the beer that made Milwaukee famous, it's pretty safe to bust that wide open and just say that it was just beer itself that brought Brew City to the world. Here are a dozen beautiful beer labels from Milwaukee's brewing past.

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5 questions for Miller Brewery book author Paul Bialas

Published Jan. 7, 2016

Paul Bialas became an author when he published hardcover photography books featuring the former Pabst and Schlitz Breweries. Now, Bialas turns his lens toward Miller Brewery. We caught up with him to ask him about the new book and how it came to be.

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Milwaukee County Historical Society brews up landmark MKE beer exhibition

Published Dec. 22, 2015

Starting Jan. 11, the Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World Third St., will be drenched in beer. Beer history, that is. The museum hosts "Brew City MKE: Craft, Culture, Community," a comprehensive look at brewing and beer in Milwaukee from 1840 to the present.

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Gusto Studios is a fitting hit at Summerfest

Published July 4, 2015

It's not often that you see portraits of Dave Grohl and Vince Lombardi displayed side by side. However, the art and career of William K. Stidham are pretty well summed up by those contrasting characters on canvas.

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Brewmasters tap into Milwaukee's beer-making tradition

Published Feb. 24, 2015

Brewing in Milwaukee thrives today and at a range of levels, from homebrewers to craft beer producers to major breweries. Despite the differences in scale, all these brewmasters share a basic love for the work and for the results ... and they feel the weight of the the city's tradition of brewing.