Milwaukee Brewery Tours

Milwaukee Brewery Tours

Milwaukee is often referred to as Brew City and while that might be a name given to the city when it was the world’s largest beer producer just before the turn of the century. It’s still as relevant today as it was back then. Many of the big beer brands of yesteryear are gone. However, they have been replaced with a new generation of brewmasters just as passionate and making Milwaukee a great beer city once again. Here is our guide to the best brewery tours in Milwaukee and a list of every tour in the city.


Top 5 Brewery Tours in Milwaukee

1. Milwaukee Brewing Company

MKE Brewing has unseated Lakefront as the best brewery tour in Milwaukee with their fun-loving ‘Beer in hand tour’. It’s hard to top a man with a megaphone comically illustration the brewing process while you sip on 10% abv brews. All of us Milwaukee-ians are excited to see what the new downtown brewery will bring. Hopefully, new great beers – or at least the same great beer and more of it! For only $12 this is one of our favorite Milwaukee brewery tours. All brewery tours include souvenir pint glass, beer samples, a beer token good for a beer at set local bars & restaurants, and a tour. The beer sampling starts 30 minutes before your scheduled tour and is open for two-hours of sampling. They have 12 beers on tap that rotate so there is always something new to try. Make reservations here otherwise, they do save a set number of tickets for walk-ins.

  • Address: 613 S 2nd St, Milwaukee
  • MKE Brewing Brewery Tour Schedule: Fridays  4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 & 6:30; Saturdays at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00; Sunday at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 & 3:30.
  • Tour Cost $12

2. Lakefront Brewing

Lakefront is still a tour not to be missed on a trip to Milwaukee, but they need to step back up to their glory days of fun over rules, and start over serving me some beer on their tours again! Lakefront’s beer can go toe to toe with any beer in the city and their tours invented the way a brewery tour should be. However, in the past couple of years, they have let their foot off the gas and let MKE in to take the reigns as the best brewery tour in Milwaukee. The tour cost $11 and includes a souvenir pint glass and four six-ounce beer samples. Book tickets online here in advance limited amount of walk-in space is available.

  • Address: 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee
  • Lakefront Brewery Tour Schedule: Every day of the week times vary somewhat but typically Monday-Friday 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Tour Cost: $11

3. Sprecher Brewing

A Milwaukee Staple Sprecher brewing is a nod to the city’s roots with a warehouse full of German-style lagers to sample while on one of the original Milwaukee brewery tours. sprecher has been around way before craft beer was cool, so much so that they are locally just as well know for their craft of soft drinks rootbeers as they are their actual beers. In addition to their great beer, the kiddos can sample their way into a sugar coma with the wide variety of quality rootbeers and flavored soft drinks at Sprecher. Their regular tour includes a beer tasting souvenir glass and 4 samples of beer. There will be 20 different beers, sodas, and ciders on tap to choose from.

There are several types of brewery tours available: regular Sprecher Brewery tour $5 children $8 adults, Advanced Styles Tasting Tour $30, Reserve Tasting Tour $20, and Drinking Age Only Tour $8. Book online in advance here.

  • Address: 701 W Glendale Ave, Glendale
  • Regular Sprecher Brewery Tour Schedule: Weekdays 2 pm 3pm 4 pm, Weekends: 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 1:15 pm 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 3:15 pm 4:00 pm
  • Tour Cost: Varies $5-$30

4. City Lights Brewing Co

One of the hottest breweries in Milwaukee right now is City Lights and the turning up the heat of some of the city’s most established brewmasters. Make your way to City Lights and you won’t be disappointed with a brewery tour. Their tour doesn’t come with many beer tastings, only one full beer and a souvenir glass for $10. Book tickets online here.

  • Address: 2200 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee
  • City Lights Brewery Tour Schedule: Friday 5 pm & 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm & 4 pm & 6 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10

5. MillerCoors Brewing Tour

The last big brewery left in Milwaukee is still brewing strong since 1855. Taking the tour at Miller Brewing is different than the other microbreweries and craft breweries in Milwaukee. Here you’ll get to see a very large scale brewery from the start of the process until the end. Every day Miller Brewing brews, packs, and ships millions of beers. At the end of the tour, you’ll get a chance to sample three beers brewed at Miller and walk around the interesting beer caves thought to be some of the largest in the world. Brewery tour tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis only no reservations. This is on the only Milwaukee brewery tour that is FREE.

  • Address: 4251 West State Street, Milwaukee
  • MillerCoors Brewery Tour Schedule: Tours typically run every 30 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and 10:30 am – 2:00 p.m. Sunday’s Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Sunday’s Labor Day through Memorial Day.
  • Tour Cost: Free

Complete list of Brewery tours in Milwaukee

Bavarian Bierhaus

  • Address: 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale
  • Tour Schedule: Fridays every half an hour 4:3o pm – 6:30 pm
  • Tour Cost: Free

Black Husky Brewing

  • Address: 909 E. Locust St, Milwaukee
  • Black Hushy Brewery Tour Schedule: Saturdays 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 includes 2 beers and a souvenir glass

City Lights Brewing Co

  • Address: 2200 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee
  • City Lights Brewery Tour Schedule: Friday 5 pm & 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm & 4 pm & 6 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 includes 1 beer and a souvenir glass

Delafield Brewhaus

  • Address: 3832 Hillside Drive, Delafield
  • Delafield Brewhaus Brewery Tours: Saturdays 2 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 includes 2 beers and a souvenir glass

The Explorium Brewpub

  • Address: Southridge Mall 5300 South 76th Street Unit 1450A, Greendale
  • Explorium Brewpub tours: by appointment only typically Saturdays 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 includes sample during the tour and a glass

Good City Brewing

  • Address: 2108 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee
  • Good City Brewery tour schedule: Saturdays 1 pm & 2 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 one full pour and a souvenir glass

Lakefront Brewery

  • Address: 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee
  • Lakefront Brewery Tour Schedule: Every day of the week times vary somewhat but typically Monday-Friday 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Tour Cost: $11 includes four six-ounce samples and a pint glass

Milwaukee Brewing company

  • Address: 613 S 2nd St, Milwaukee
  • MKE Brewing Brewery Tour Schedule: Fridays  4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 & 6:30; Saturdays at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00; Sunday at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 & 3:30.
  • Tour Cost $12 two hours of beer sampling and a souvenir glass

MobCraft Beer

  • Address: 505 S 5th St, Milwaukee
  • MobCraft Brewery Tour Schedule: Friday 6 pm &  7pm, Saturday 2 pm & 3:15 pm & 4:30 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 includes two beers

Raised Grain Brewing

  • Address: 2244 W. Bluemound Rd. Suite E. Waukesha
  • Raised Grain Brewery Tour Schedule: Saturday 3 pm & 4 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 samples before & during the tour and a full pour at the end of the tour with a take home pint glass

Sprecher Brewing

  • Address: 701 W Glendale Ave, Glendale
  • Regular Sprecher Brewery Tour Schedule: Weekdays 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm, Weekends: 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 1:15 pm 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 3:15 pm 4:00 pm
  • Tour Cost: Varies $5-$30

Third Space Brewing

  • Address: 1505 W St Paul Ave, Milwaukee
  • Third Space Brewery Tour Schedule: Saturday 1 pm & 3 pm
  • Tour Cost: $10 includes two beers and the glass

Urban Harvest Brewing Company

  • Address: 1024 South 5th Street, Milwaukee
  • Urban Harvest Brewery Tour Schedule: second and fourth Saturday of each month at 3 pm
  • Tour Cost: $6 five beer samples and a beer coupon for a future visit

 

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