Dan Murphy has been writing about Milwaukee bars and beer for 15 years, and he’s been researching both for even longer.
Trading its vagabond ways for a sleepy town in Michigan, Transient Artisan Ales has made a name for itself with oak-aged Saisons, wild ales, and an “obligatory” IPA.
Brewing has returned to the massive Pabst complex with Pabst Milwaukee Brewery, a microbrewery and restaurant, in a 144-year-old building that once served as a pub for Pabst employees.
Milwaukee owes its brewing heritage to beer barons like Miller, Pabst and Schlitz. And while Miller is still extremely popular, the big beers that were once working-class favorites have given way to a vibrant craft beer scene.