Affectionately known as Brew City, Ma-waukee, and even sometimes Milwacky, the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is famous for many things. Between the Fiserv Forum, Discovery World, and the famous Milwaukee Art Museum, the city itself has something for people of all ages and walks of life. Nothing beats the popularity of its beer, though. To truly enjoy the city, one must spend time in some of Milwaukee’s many breweries.
Milwaukee’s beer industry started in the mid 1800s when Welsh immigrants opened the city’s first brewery, appropriately named Milwaukee Brewery, in 1840. Today, the city seems to be bringing in a new brewery every few months as the industry booms: a whopping 32 breweries opened between 2009 and 2019.
With all these options, even the most discerning beer critics are bound to find their new favorite brew in Milwaukee. Here are some of the can’t-miss breweries.