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Milwaukee Brewing Co.

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Neighbourhood: Walker's Point
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Address: 613 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1616
Phone Number:
+1 414-226-2337
15:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 17:30
Fri 15:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

MKE Brewing Co. started as a brewpub, the Milwaukee Ale House, in October...

MKE Brewing Co. started as a brewpub, the Milwaukee Ale House, in October 1997 in Milwaukeeʼs Historic Third Ward. Fast forward 10 years and over 300 innovative beers later to November 2007 when MKE Brewing Co kegged off their first brew at their 2nd Street Brewery located in the trendy Walker’s Point neighborhood. A WDNR Green Tier Certified brewery, MKE Brewing Co. prides themselves on taking the artisan approach to brewing, using only the finest local ingredients and never making compromises.

Tours are offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are recommended.

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Great value, great tour, can get vulgar

This is a great option and value. For $10 you get all you can drink beer, a tour and a glass. The beer is good and cold. They also have water and other drinks available. Keep... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New Bremen, Ohio
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New Bremen, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great option and value. For $10 you get all you can drink beer, a tour and a glass. The beer is good and cold. They also have water and other drinks available. Keep in mind, people are drinking, so expect adult themed tour and conversations. We had a great time, didn't appreciate some of the language by... More 

Thank bljam
West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not experience the foul language mentioned by other reviews. But it was not easy to hear in the brewery, so maybe we missed it. The beer itself was very tasty. We enjoyed ourselves and the amount of samples was very generous. My only complaint were the fans blowing cold wind on the crowd during the tour. We were... More 

Thank Trixies-MomandDad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome tour with Kurtzy. He kept it super fun and plenty of samples we had. We definitely recommend taking the tour.

Thank Billie G
Hugo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Once you get past the foul language takes away from their product....the tour and beer are good. You are aware of the language up front but to be entertained by the constant use of the 'f' word makes one think about the ultimate xxxxing quality control. Good beer. Just consider changing the positioning strategy as the product is good.

Thank Jnbartunek
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a family friendly environment. The beer is good and flows freely if that is what you are into. The first tour video includes profanity for a start and our tour guide informed us from the beginning that if we have a problem with foul language and sexual jokes we can just leave. Which is what we did.... More 

Thank lauren9242016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

These guys have nailed the brewery tour experience. If you want to see a proper working brewery and be engaged, educated and entertained, look no further. Most importantly, the beer is exceptional and you get to sample it before, during and after the tour. They deserve a better/deeper review from me but I don't do reviews. Besides, why over-analyze something... More 

1 Thank MarkWSimon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

For what you pay for the tour you get a lot of beer, no limit on number of drinks, just a limit on time frame. Went on a Friday 5:30pm tour. Was very hot & loud in the building & hard to hear the tour guide. Our tour guide was extremely funny & made it very enjoyable. Beer selection was... More 

Thank Icyeyes
East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Free pint glass with a fill and then refills throughout the tour. Pace yourself and be responsible. Great tour, friendly bartenders, everyone knows a lot about Milwaukee Brewing Co. Fun tour for a Sunday afternoon. Plenty of parking on the street or in nearby lots. A must do for the beer lover.

Thank srainone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time and was totally impressed with your beer Liked it better than lakefront brewery. The atmosphere was fun and so were the tour guides.

Thank Paul M
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Hard to get tickets, but worth it. Not a long tour, but the tour guides are funny and you will have a great time. All you can drink for 2 hours....who does that? And not those tiny little glasses either! Our guide let us go back numerous times during our tour for a refill....thanks Kirtzy!

2 Thank Vickey P

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