The city of Milwaukee always has historical destinations luring me into them. My father-in-law, Dan, always finds super-sweet places to show me when we come to visit. I am absolutely fascinated by Milwaukee’s brewing history, and The Brewhouse Inn and Suites keeps that history alive. Molly, mom & dad-in-law, and I made a trip over to the historic brewhouse turned hotel.
Once the former brewhouse of the Pabst Brewing Co., the building is now, what I consider, a hotel and museum all in one. The massive copper kettles stand in the hotel’s atrium as a reminder of what the building’s purpose once was. At the north end of the atrium is a stained glass window of King Gambrinus enjoying a thirst quenching beer, much like what the company used to brew.
After scoping out the hotel side of the building, we made our way over to Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub for some Sunday brunch. The food was tasty and reasonably priced, definitely worth a trip back. They even had Pabst Blue Ribbon beer on tap! Imagine that…
If you head on over to the Brewhouse Inn, be sure to stop in at the Best Place that is kitty corner from the hotel. They have tours in the old company beer hall and corporate offices. You even get to go into Captain Frederick Pabst’s office. It’s good to see brew history being saved in one of the greatest cities in America.