The brewery


Brewery Spelunking: MKE Brewing Co.'s new home at Pabst

Published March 21, 2018

One of the most exciting projects about to get underway at the former Pabst Brewery complex on the edge of Downtown is the conversion of the 165,000-square foot Pabst distribution facility into the new home of MKE Brewing Co., currently underway.


Preservation Park adds green space to The Brewery

Published Nov. 30, 2017

When Preservation Park was unveiled on the southeast corner of 10th and Juneau recently it marked the arrival of the second park near that intersection in the heart of the booming for Pabst Brewery neighborhood dubbed simply, "The Brewery."


Vim and Vigor will bring 274 apartments to former Pabst Brewery

Published June 6, 2017

Milhaus announces it has broken ground on two ground-up buildings at the former Pabst Brewery complex which are projected to open in 2018. The 274-unit Vim and Vigor apartments will include 7,000 square feet of retail space at the corner of Juneau Avenue and 10th Street.


A peek in the old Pabst bottling house renovations

Published July 6, 2015

A year before it is slated to open in the former Pabst Brewery's Building 29, the new international student housing development under construction at 10th and Highland was open Monday for peek into the progress.


The Philly Way on Brady closed

Published May 21, 2015

No more phillies on Brady. But, there might be more coming at the former Pabst bottling house.


Some big announcements on tap at The Brewery

Published July 14, 2014

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.


Urban spelunking: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Published March 10, 2014

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a bit like Milwaukee's own Mont Saint-Michel. Its imposing Gothic spires sprout from a high point in the city, soaring above everything around it. But, geographically, it also feels a bit cut off, like the French religious site at high tide, with the expressway to the west, the freeway-like McKinley Boulevard to the south. You can see it from everywhere, but it's not immediately clear how to reach it. Trust me, it's worth the minor effort of getting there.


Best Place puts live music on tap

Published Sept. 27, 2010

Kip Gasparek tells me that he's been hired by Best Place to book live music into Best Place, the tavern that inhabits the historic Pabst Brewery headquarters, 901 W. Juneau Ave.


Urban spelunking: Exploring The Brewery

Published Aug. 18, 2010

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.

Omcrecommends042910_fullsize_story1 Recommends: April 29, 2010

Published April 29, 2010

The weekend is close, but not quite here. How do you pass the time? Perhaps a new CD, a stroll through an up-and-coming neighborhood, a new lunch spot or a cool drink will get you to the weekend.


Local philanthropist Zilber dies at age 92

Published March 19, 2010

Joseph Zilber, who founded Towne Realty and later Zilber, Ltd. and was a leading philanthropist in the Milwaukee area, died Friday morning at a Wauwatosa hospice. He was 92.