State of Milwaukee Beer: The Brew City’s second coming

Milwaukee—Wisconsin’s largest city—has more than earned its nickname of Brew City. Once home to some beer’s largest players (Miller, Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz), Milwaukee was at one time the king of American lagers. Over the decades it’s seen the rise and fall of beer barons, a revitalization of the beer scene thanks to craft beer, and, … [ Read more]

Indeed Brewing to open second brewery and taproom in Milwaukee

Indeed Brewing is expanding its operations in Wisconsin by building a second brewery and taproom in Milwaukee. The new 10-barrel brewery will be located at 530 South Second Street in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, which co-owner Tom Whisenand says reminds him distinctly of their home hood of Northeast Minneapolis. Whisenand says that, while the project … [ Read more]

Taste of the Great Lakes: The changing food scenes of Milwaukee, Detroit, and Toronto

The Great Lakes are home to some of the largest metropolises in the Upper Midwest, and it’s no surprise why. The shipping industry helped build port cities like Detroit, Milwaukee, and Toronto into the towering urban landscapes they are today. But while they are linked in their industrial origins, each city’s identity is as unique … [ Read more]

30 Years in the Brew City: Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery celebrates craft brewing milestone

As a Milwaukee girl, beer runs deep in my family. And there was one name that almost always made the list of beverages in the cooler for a weekend away: Lakefront. Bottles of Fixed Gear, Riverwest Stein, and Hop Jockey Double IPA would chill next to the signature green eyeball on a neighboring bottle of … [ Read more]

Great Lakes Distillery to release 10 new spirits for 10th anniversary

Great Lakes Distillery, the first micro-distillery in Wisconsin, is releasing 10 new spirits in commemoration of their 10th anniversary. The Milwaukee distillery, maker of Rehorst Gin, Roaring Dan’s Rum, and Kinnickinnic Whiskey, will begin the releases with three new brandies—banana, strawberry, and blueberry—on Friday, May 13. A barrel-aged cherry brandy, made from Door County cherries, will be … [ Read more]

Following the Crowd Leads to MobCraft’s Success and Expansion

Photos courtesy of MobCraft Beer Inc. It takes a bold brewer to craft a beer with a fruit that chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain once said will leave your breath smelling “as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother,” but MobCraft Beer Inc. has done it. It wasn’t that the Madison-based brewery was aiming … [ Read more]

MKE Brewing Expands Distribution to MSP

Milwaukee Brewing Company has come a long way since their opening in 1997 as a brewpub. In 1997, the Milwaukee Ale House opened in the city’s Historic Third Ward delivering a full range of ales to a town known for its lagers. In 2007, the 15 bbl brewpub was supplemented by a new 50 bbl production … [ Read more]