Wisconsin Brewery Tours
Below is a list of Wisconsin breweries that offer tours. Schedules vary around major holidays and fill up quickly with locals and tourists, so check each brewery's website and call to confirm their hours before you go. Pröst!


Milwaukee Brewery Tours
Best Place Pabst Brewery
Big Bay Brewing Company
Lakefront Brewery
MillerCoors
Milwaukee Brewing Co.
Sprecher Brewery
  Madison-Area Brewery Tours
Ale Asylum
Capital Brewery
New Glarus
Tyranena Brewing Co.
  Other WI Brewery Tours
Gray Brewing Company
Leinenkugel's
Minhas Brewery
Sand Creek Brewing
Stevens Point Brewery



Ale Asylum • 608/663-3926
2002 Pankratz St. Madison, WI 53704 (map)
www.AleAsylum.com

Tasting Room: M-Th 11am-12am • F-Sa 11am-Bartime
                         Su 11am-10pm

Ale Aslyum operates the only bottling facility in Madison. Their beer is unfiltered and all natural. They use no additives, preservatives, fruit, horse hooves, fish guts, or extracts.

Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian.

76.7mi from Milwaukee • 5.1mi from Madison • 148mi from Chicago



Best Place at the
Historic Pabst Brewery
• 414/630-1609
901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233 (map)
www.BestPlaceMilwaukee.com

Tours: M & Th 2 & 4PM • F-Su 12, 1 & 2PM
Signed Tours for the Deaf: 1st Friday of Every Month at 2PM
No reservation necessary, they never turn anyone away.
Group tours by appointment almost anytime.
Bus and coach friendly.
$8 (includes 1 beer)
$6 (Military Personnel)
Admission in the Gift Shop.

Your unique experience will begin with your first step into the Captain's Courtyard where you can take a picture with Captain Pabst. From there you'll move into the Guest Center where the original organized tours started over 70 years ago. And of course, no tour would be complete without enjoying an ice cold Pabst in historical Blue Ribbon Hall.

All ages tour. Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian to sample beer.

All ages tour. Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian to sample beer.

1.2mi from Milwaukee • 77.9mi from Madison • 93.4mi from Chicago

   

   

      



Big Bay Brewing Company • 414/226-6611
4517 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211(map)
www.BigBayBrewing.com

Tasting Room Hours: Tu 4-7PM • W 4-8PM • Th 12-8PM
F & Sa 12-9PM • Su 12-4PM

Big Bay Brewing Company was founded in 2010 and produces a handful of beers and two brands of soda. Their tasting room in Shorewood is a great way to experience all the offerings from Milwaukee's newest brewery.

All ages tour. Must be 21 years of age to participate in the Reserve Tastings or receive beer samples on regular tour.



Capital Brewery • 608/836-7100
7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, WI 53562 (map)
www.Capital-Brewery.com

Tours: F 3:30pm • Sa 1,2,3 & 4pm • Su 1,2 & 3PM (reserve online)
$5 (includes tasting and 3oz sample mug)
Bier Stube: Tu-F 3pm-9pm • Sa 12pm-5pm

Capital Brewery was founded on March 14, 1984. Located in a former egg processing plant building. Much of the brewing equipment currently used in the brewery, including the two copper brewing kettles, came from the Hoxter Brewery in Germany.

Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent
or guardian.


91.2mi from Milwaukee • 7.5mi from Madison • 155mi from Chicago




Gray Brewing Company • 608/754-5150
2424 W. Court St., Janesville, WI 53548 (map)
www.GrayBrewing.com

Tours: 1st & 3rd Sa 1pm
tour only in summer

In 1856, Joshua C. Gray an Irish immigrant, started a brewing business in Janesville, Wisconsin. Over 150 years and five generations later, the Gray family continues a tradition that has proudly made the Gray Brewing Company one of the oldest family-owned beverage companies in the nation.

Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent
or guardian.


78mi from Milwaukee • 42mi from Madison • 111mi from Chicago



Lakefront Brewery • 414/372-8800
1872 Commerce St., Milwaukee, WI 53212 (map)
www.LakefrontBrewery.com

Tours: M-Sa at 3PM • F at 3, 3:30 & 6-8:30PM • Sa 1-3PM
(tour times vary every week. check their website.)
several tours a day around the holidays
tours sell out fast • advance ticket purchase only available online

$7 (includes (4) 6oz pours and souvenir pint glass)
      Lakefront Maple Root Beer is available for non-beer drinkers

Started in 1987, the microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours, family style dining options and most importantly, great beer.

Must be 21 with a valid id or under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.

1.2mi from Milwaukee • 79mi from Madison • 90.4mi from Chicago

   

   

   



Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
888-LEINIES or 715/723-5557
124 E Elm St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (map)
www.Leinie.com

Tours: M-Th & Sa 9:30am-4pm • F 9:30am-6:60pm
            Su 11:30am-3pm
closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year's Day
tour capacity is 15 • reservations recommended

Free (includes three pours of beer)

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is the seventh oldest brewery in the United States. It was the waters of the Chippewa River, Duncan Creek and the Big Eddy Springs where Jacob Leinenkugel found a home for his brewery in 1867.

All ages tour. Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian to sample beer.

256mi from Milwaukee • 195mi from Madison • 327mi from Chicago



MillerCoors • 414/931-BEER or 800/944-LITE
4251 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 (map)
www.MillerCoors.com

Summer Tours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
       M-Sa
10:30am-4:30pm & Su 10:30am-2pm
Winter Tours (Labor Day to Memorial Day):
       M-Sa
10:30am-3:30pm
Free (includes 3 beers & free postcards w/postage)

MillerCoors' Milwaukee Brewery, one of the world's largest breweries, sits on land originally purchased by Miller founder Frederick J. Miller in 1855. Some 800 employees work round-the-clock here, producing 10 million barrels every year.

All ages tour. Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian to sample beer.

3.3mi from Milwaukee • 75.6mi from Madison • 95.3mi from Chicago

   

   

   

   





Milwaukee Brewing Co • 414/226-2337
613 S. Second St., Milwaukee, WI 53204 (map)
www.MilwaukeeBrewingCo.com

Tours: F 4, 5 & 6PM • Sa 2,3 & 4 • 5-7PM Open House

$7 (includes samples & pint glass)
$10 for Open House (includes samples & pint glass)

Milwaukee Brewing Company started in 1996 in the basement of a farmhouse in Cedarburg by two Milwaukee area home brewers. With limited resources and unlimited delicious beer ideas, Milwaukee Brewing Company opened it's Milwaukee Ale House in 1997 in Milwaukee's Third Ward. Their 2nd Street Brewery opened in 2008.

Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian.

1.1mi from Milwaukee • 78.1mi from Madison • 91.2mi from Chicago



Minhas Brewery • 800/BEER-205
1208 Brewery 14th Ave., Monroe, WI 53566 (map)
www.MinhasBrewery.com

Tours: M 11am • Tu-Th 1pm • F-Su 1pm & 3pm
$10 (includes gift pack of beers, a Blumers soda, and sampler glass)
Free (kids 12 and under)

Minhas Craft Brewery is the 10th largest brewery in America. Located in the quaint Swiss town of Monroe in the southern tip of Wisconsin. The brewery has been located downtown since 1845. The brewery consists of 300,000 sqaure feet of heritage and brand new buildings spread over 7 acres of land in the heartland of America.

Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent
or guardian.


109mi from Milwaukee • 47.1mi from Madison • 137mi from Chicago




New Glarus Brewing Company • 608/527-5850
Cty Trk W & Hwy. 69, New Glarus, WI 53574 (map)
www.NewGlarusBrewing.com

Self Guided Tours: M-Su 10am-4pm
Hard Hat Tour: F 1pm • reservations required
Tasting Room: M-Su 10am-4pm

Free (self guided audio tour)
$3.50 (3 - 3oz samples and tasting glass)
$20 Hard Hat Tour (includes 6 to 8 Brews & 4-5 Cheeses)

Daniel and Deb Carey have successfully combined their business management and brewing professionalism with their philosophy based on individuality, cooperation, and the employment of 100% natural ingredients to produce world class, handcrafted beers for their friends in Wisconsin.

All ages tour. Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian to sample beer.

109mi from Milwaukee • 29mi from Madison • 150mi from Chicago



Sand Creek Brewing Company • 715/284-7553
320 Pierce St., Black River Falls, WI 54615 (map)
www.SandCreekBrewing.com

Tours: F 3pm (for other times, call ahead)
Free

Located near downtown Black River Falls in Jackson County. Their portfolio includes award-winning ales and lagers, other malt beverages such as hard lemonade, and fine quality soft drinks including root beer.

Must be 21 years of age to be served in Tasting Room; photo ID required.

196mi from Milwaukee • 128mi from Madison • 268mi from Chicago




Sprecher Brewery • 414/964-2739
701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, WI 53209 (map)
www.SprecherBrewery.com

Tours: M-F 4PM • Sa & Su 1, 2 & 3PM
no tours on holidays
additional tours on days surrounding holidays
Reservations Required • tour capacity is 70

$5 (includes 4 pours beer, unlimited soda, and souvenir tasting glass)
$4 (Seniors 62+)
$3 (under 21)
Free (with Military ID)

Reserve Tasting - $15 (includes 10 pours of premier and limited edition products paired with artisian cheeses and etched tasting glass)
reservations required • tour times vary by demand

Sprecher Brewing Co. was founded in 1985 by Randal Sprecher, formerly a brewing supervisor at Pabst Brewing Company. Sprecher's root beer was named the Best in America by the New York Times
in 2007.

Randy Sprecher interview from Decider.com here.

All ages tour. Must be 21 years of age to participate in the Reserve Tastings or receive beer samples on regular tour.

5.6mi from Milwaukee • 81.8mi from Madison • 96.9mi from Chicago



Stevens Point Brewery • 800/369-4911
2617 Water St., Stevens Point, WI 54481 (map)
www.PointBeer.com

Summer Tours (June, July & August):
       M-Sa
11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
Winter Tours (September-May):
       M-F
1pm • Sa 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
$3 (includes free gift)
$1 (kids 5-11)
Free (kids under 5)
Gift Shop: M-F 9am-5pm • Sa 10am-5pm

The Stevens Point Brewery, the 5th oldest continuously operating brewery in the US, is steeped in a history that has transcended the trials of the Civil War, the Great Depression and Prohibition. More than 150 years later, the Stevens Point Brewery continues to be Wisconsin-owned and independently operated.

Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent
or guardian.


156mi from Milwaukee • 107mi from Madison • 246mi from Chicago




Tyranena Brewing Company • 920/648-8699
1025 Owen Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551 (map)
www.Tyranena.com

Tours: Sa 3:30pm (not every week. check website)
Tasting Room: W-Th 4:30-11pm • F-Sa 3pm-12am • Su 12am-8pm
reservations required for large groups

Free (samples available for purchase)

Founded in November 16, 1998, Tyranena Brewing Company began operations on October 21, 1999. Tyranena's tasting room seats 35 and has puzzles and games available for visitors to play with. Enjoy live music every Saturday evening, either in the Tasting Room during winter months or in the Beer Garden during the summer.

54mi from Milwaukee • 31mi from Madison • 141mi from Chicago





 
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