Visitors are being shown how small family business became the one of the largest American-owned brewery while sipping on beer
What You'll Get
- What’s included: 25 min tour, one beer and souvenir pint glass (numbers vary depending on the option chosen)
- Age restriction: must be 21 or older
Brewery Tour Hours:
- Wednesday - Thursday: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Friday: 4pm – 8 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday: Noon-4 p.m. Tours run every 30mins (first come first serve)
Please Note: Vouchers only valid on Wed – Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 4-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays Noon-4pm, as tours currently only operate on these days. First come first served.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Vouchers only valid on Wed – Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 4-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays Noon-4pm, as tours currently only operate on these days. First come first served. Tours run every 30mins. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Captain Pabst Pilot House
Built in 1872, The Captain Pabst Pilot House started off as Milwaukee’s First German Methodist Church. By the turn of the century, Pabst purchased the building from the congregation and converted it to the Forst Keller Hall & Restaurant and Pabst employee training center. The Pabst Brewery closed in 1996 and the Forst Keller space sat dormant for the next 19 years. In 2015, Pabst announced their return to Milwaukee, this time brewing beer in the historical church. After two years of renovations, Pabst reopened the church in 2017 as the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom. The church now served as a pilothouse brewery, creating new and unique beers in the basement, while the taproom on the second floor was used as a music venue, restaurant, and hosted brewery tours. In early 2020, in conjunction with the launch of Captain Pabst Seabird IPA, the building was rebranded to the Captain Pabst Pilot House, focusing on imaginative craft beer offerings while paying homage to Captain Pabst’s historic recipes. Captain Frederick Pabst was wild; his life was filled with seemingly random endeavors, fueled by his adventurous spirit and willingness to push the boundaries. We owe it to the Captain to keep his spirit alive and we strive to preserve harmony and goodwill and unselfish relations among everyone.
Captain Pabst Seabird IPA: A highly sessionable, premium India Pale Ale, brewed with Magnum, Citra, Cascade, and Mosaic hops" which "takes its name from [brewery namesake and early partner] Captain Fredrick Pabst's last steamship, which was a catalyst in his decision to enter the beer business. (4.5%)
Pabst Andeker: A Helles Lager, this crisp, bright beer’s malty body is built with Pilsner and Munich malts. Caramel malts add a touch of sweetness and depth of color (4.5%)