Outside the entrance to the MKE 9th Street location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Outside the entrance to the MKE 9th Street location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Brewing Company

Our first beer was produced in October 1997. From the beginning, our goal has been to brew outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, and the art of brewing.

History

Milwaukee Brewing Company was founded on principles of crafting and creating beers using the best local ingredients and suppliers in a sustainable, creative and innovative environment. Milwaukee Brewing Company started as Milwaukee Ale House, a brewpub with a custom 15 bbl brewery. Founder Jim McCabe applied engineering experience and home brewing momentum to design a very functional and robust brewery, built by W.M. Sprinkman in Franksville, Wisconsin. The first beer was produced in October 1997 at a time when Milwaukee was a still a lager town.

Over a decade of producing a rotation of year-round Ales and over 300 unique seasonal flavors at the Ale House established a fan base of craft drinkers that understood the effort. Adding to the momentum is a new generation of craft beer lovers that are very knowledgeable and just as passionate as the Milwaukee Brewing Company brewery scoundrels.

The growing demand for the Milwaukee Brewing Company beers matched the nationwide movement towards Craft made innovation. In November 2007 Milwaukee Brewing Company kegged the first brew at the 2nd Street Brewery, a 50 bbl packaging facility. In keeping with the core values of working in sustainable, creative and innovative environment, the 2nd Street Brewery applies current-day technology with vintage equipment to achieve creative flexibility and energy efficiency.

MKE 9th St. Taproom

The MKE 9th St. Taproom features over 30 draft lines, constantly rotating through Milwaukee Brewing’s award-winning beers. Guests can grab a seat at the bar or enjoy the views from our second-floor mezzanine overlooking our state-of-the-art brewing equipment. Public brewery tours are offered every weekend, with technical tours available on Fridays.

Centered under the atrium skylight, Glass & Griddle Beer Hall, focuses on handcrafted sandwiches, snacks and of course, beer. Open 7 days a week, the menu offers quality and creativity in every item, including brunch (Saturdays and Sundays), lunch, dinner and beverages.

As Milwaukee’s downtown skyline and Deer District continues to take shape, you’ll have no better view of it than from The Rooftop at Milwaukee Brewing Co.

Enjoy your favorite Milwaukee Brewing Co. beers, as well as some hand-crafted cocktails and other summer-inspired selections. In addition, you’ll be able to order food from Glass + Griddle and have it delivered right to you. From special events to a night out with friends, you’ll see the city like never before…

MKE Ale House

The Milwaukee Ale House in the Historic Third Ward occupies the first several floors of the Saddlery building which stands between Water Street and the Milwaukee River. At various times throughout its 100-year history, the six-story Saddlery building at 233 N. Water Street has been home to a saddle maker, a sailmaker and the inventor of the Hula Hoop. Now the Historic Third Ward landmark is home to The Milwaukee Ale House.

The Ale House Bar is one of Milwaukee’s best night spots. It’s a great spot to socialize and enjoy live music. Along with our house brewed selection of ales and lagers, we offer many national and international premium beers and wines. Live music is a big part of the experience and top performers are scheduled several nights a week.

The Hopside Down is our intimate Irish style downstairs pub. The Hopside Down also has a great riverside patio for dining and socializing. Enjoy the perfect ale on a warm summer day or a pleasant evening meal with friends on our covered deck that overlooks the Milwaukee River. A century ago, huge Great Lakes Schooners would pull in for repairs — now you can pull up to the dock and have lunch, dinner and drinks. We have 6 slips and can accommodate boats up to 60 feet. We will always make room for the weary sailor. The Ale House is also a stop on Milwaukee’s River Walk. On your walking tour of Milwaukee’s river front, take a seat on our lower patio and enjoy a pint of your favorite Ale House lager or ale.

Milwaukee Brewing Company is an independent craft brewer.

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Inside the taproom at the MKE 9th Street location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Inside the taproom at the MKE 9th Street location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This brewery has multiple locations.

Outside the entrance to the MKE 9th Street location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Outside the entrance to the MKE 9th Street location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Brewing Company

  • 1128 N 9th St
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • United States
  • (414) 226-2337

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 11 AM - 7 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 10 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 10 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 12 AM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 12 AM

No Brewery Tour Info

Either a brewery tour is not available at this location, isn’t offered on a set schedule, or that information hasn’t been made available.

This brewery has multiple locations.

Inside the taproom at the MKE Ale House location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Inside the taproom at the MKE Ale House location of Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MKE Ale House

  • 233 N Water St
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • United States
  • (414) 276-2337

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Thursday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 12 AM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 12 AM

No Brewery Tour Info

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