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In a Nutshell

Led by current owner Jim Haertel, tour groups drink pints before touring 150-year-old site of former Pabst brewery

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older to drink; no age restriction for the tour. Operates in all weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People are fascinated by the origins of things they love, which explains the popularity of brewery tours or visits to the factory where little sisters are made. See where it all began with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • For $8, you get a beer-history tour and beer for two (a $16 value).
  • For $15, you get a beer-history tour and beer for four (a $32 value).

Tours of the historic Pabst brewery kick off with a pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, or a non-alcoholic beverage, paired with a viewing of vintage beer commercials. The building’s owner, Jim Haertel, leads groups out to the courtyard to pose for pictures with a statue of Captain Frederick Pabst before heading to the guest center. The tour winds through the former Pabst corporate offices, where Jim recounts the history of the 150-year-old building. Tours run Friday through Sunday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Starting 9/6/12, tours run Friday through Sunday at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Thursday tours start at 4 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.

Customer Reviews

Very cool.........
Gene S. · February 19, 2013
Loved it! Very interesting! I would have never heard of it without the Groupon.
Nicole A. · January 25, 2013
The tour was great! The owner gives a great presentation about the history of Pabst and even shows video footage of old commercials and so forth. It was inspiring to hear his story on acquiring the buildings and his dreams of what will be. I highly recommend it. I will be back to help support the cause and keep Milwaukee's Beer History alive today!
Lynna C. · January 23, 2013

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