Milwaukee has long been synonymous with beer. Its storied brewing heritage dates back to the 1850s when German farmers settled in the area, bringing their thirst with them. Agriculture flourished and a decade later Wisconsin was producing over three-quarters of the nation’s hops. Milwaukee burgeoned into a beacon of industry on the shores of Lake... View Article
Beer Weekend March 1, 2016 - Kaleb Schwecke
On Location July 1, 2015 - John Holl
MILWAUKEE—Just before 6 p.m., the place came to life. The Lakefront Brewery already had a good number of people standing at the bar or seated at the heavy oak tables in the dining hall, but this was a recent Friday, and people were ready to start their weekend with a traditional Midwest fish fry. Those... View Article
Beer Travelers - Full Pints March 1, 2007 - Paul Ruschmann
If you spend enough time beer traveling, the road will lead you to Wisconsin. It’s a place where the corner tavern is still a cherished institution, there are more craft breweries than any other state in the region, and every town seems to have a beer festival, an Oktoberfest, or both.
Full Pints - Travel Features September 1, 2005 - Paul Ruschmann
As part of its silver anniversary celebration, All About Beer Magazine asked me to name my 25 favorite American beer cities. Lists like these invite controversy, which isn’t a bad thing. Differences of opinion make for good discussion and are amicably resolved over a pint or two.