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Our Visit to the Pabst Brewery Hotel

The city of Milwaukee always has historical destinations luring me into them. My father-in-law, Dan, always finds super-sweet places to show me when we come to visit. I am absolutely fascinated by Milwaukee’s brewing history, and The Brewhouse Inn and Suites keeps that history alive. Molly, mom & dad-in-law, and I made a trip over to the historic brewhouse turned hotel.

My wife and I with brewhouse in the background

Once the former brewhouse of the Pabst Brewing Co., the building is now, what I consider, a hotel and museum all in one. The massive copper kettles stand  in the hotel’s atrium as a reminder of what the building’s purpose once was. At the north end of the atrium is a stained glass window of King Gambrinus enjoying a thirst quenching beer, much like  what the company used to brew.

My wife and I by a Pabst brew kettle

After scoping out the hotel side of the building, we made our way over to Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub for some Sunday brunch. The food was tasty and reasonably priced, definitely worth a trip back. They even had Pabst Blue Ribbon beer on tap! Imagine that…

Enjoying an ice-cold Schlitz at the Best Place

If you head on over to the Brewhouse Inn, be sure to stop in at the Best Place that is kitty corner from the hotel. They have tours in the old company beer hall and corporate offices. You even get to go into Captain Frederick Pabst’s office. It’s good to see brew history being saved in one of the greatest cities in America.

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1 thought on “Our Visit to the Pabst Brewery Hotel”

  1. Odie – THIS GUY IN BARRINGTON HILLS ILL. THAT KEN PASKEY AND I GO ONCE A YEAR TO SEE (,)(,) IS THEE OWNER AND PRESIDENT OF PLANTERS PEANUTS AND EVCO FOODS – BEAUTIFUL , BEAUTIFUL PLACE HE HAS . HE HAD BOUGHT THE OLD PABST BREWERY DOME – SHIPPED IT DOWN TO ILL. AND IT SET FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS . HE TOLD HIMSELF AFTER 5 YEARS – THAT WAS THE WORST $ 500.00 INVESTMENT HE EVER MADE – WHAT IN THE HELL I’AM I EVER GOING TO DO WITH IT ! THEN HE CAME UP WITH AN IDEA OF BUILDING A MUSEUM AND THE DOME WOULD BE RIGHT ABOVE THE ENTRE WAY – SO HE BUILT A MUSEUM JUST TO HAVE A PLACE TO PUT THIS DOME – AND LET ME TELL YOU PERSONNALLY – IT IS B E A U T IF U L Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:12:33 +0000 To: airpayne1@hotmail.com

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