When someone mentions Milwaukee, most people think of beer. The town has made its living off of the production of the popular drink, and there is no shortage of tourist destinations that center around it. One of the best beer-related places to visit in Milwaukee is the Lakefront Brewery.
The Lakefront Brewery started out in 1897 in Milwaukee, created by two brothers that had made beer-brewing a hobby. This microbrewery currently brews a variety of ales and lagers, and they even have a gluten-free selection in their inventory. The creations at the Lakefront Brewery have won a host of awards, both local and national. A visit to the brewery offers visitors a chance to sample these delicious drinks.
The tour guides at the brewery are warm and funny, and they provide everyone an opportunity to participate in the fun. They provide the history of the company and how their beers are made. At the end of the tour, guests are invited to sample four beers from the selection that Lakefront brews. For those people who do not drink there is a locally-brewed root beer available as well.
On Fridays, visitors can also enjoy the fish fry at the Lakefront Palm Garden that includes live polka music. The menu offers many different types of fish, including blue gill, perch, and cod. In true Wisconsin style, you can have potato pancakes instead of french fries. The restaurant also has burgers and sandwiches for those that don’t like fish.
The brewery offers tours six days a week. Tickets do not need to be purchased in advance, but they do have a link available on their website should you prefer to request a specific date and time for your visit to Milwaukee. Admission is only $7.00 per person, which includes the cost of the beer tasting at the end of the tour. The Lakefront Brewery does require that everyone on the tour be at least 21 years of age, and able to provide a valid photo id. For any persons under the age of 21, the brewery requires that they be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The Lakefront Brewery is a smaller brewery than some of the more well-known brewing companies, but it has the feel of a family-run business, and everyone is warm and inviting.