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- $8 for a beer-history tour and beers for two (up to a $16 value)
- $15 for a beer-history tour and beers for four (up to a $30 value)
Tours of the historic Pabst brewery kick off with a pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, or a nonalcoholic beverage, paired with a viewing of vintage beer commercials and overview of the company. The tour winds through the former Pabst corporate offices with a visit to the office of Captain Frederick Pabst, where the guide recounts the history of the 150-year-old building. Next, groups head to the guest center and a photo opportunity with statues of the Captain and King Gambrinus, the unofficial patron saint of brewing. Tours run at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday through Sunday there are tours at noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
Located inside a brick-hewn building reminiscent of a grand castle, the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery recounts the history of the company’s former brewery, which dates back to 1844. Visitors tour Pabst’s corporate offices, take photos with a statue of Captain Frederick Pabst, and drink tall pints of the brewery’s concoctions. The gift shop stocks vintage Pabst memorabilia, including steins, shirts, and artwork. Best Place’s halls and courtyards can also be rented for banquets, weddings, and other events.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Ticket price for tour and free drinks (can swap for root beer if need be), can't be beat. So much history in downtown Milwaukee--recommend Harley Davidson Museum as well.”
“Prepare to be amazed for the tour is unlike any other. I honestly look forward to go back again and include more people. This place helped put Milwaukee on the map.”
“Jim (the owner) was the best tour guide EVER!”