If you’re looking for a less “corporate” brewery tour in Milwaukee, look no further than Lakefront Brewery! Unlike the free Miller Brewery Tour, the Lakefront Brewery Tour costs money ($6), but includes a souvenir pint glass with their logo on it, four pours of beer, and a coupon to get a free beer at a neighborhood bar.
If you arrive to the tour early, they have pizza available for purchase too. It is very much a good idea to grab a slice beforehand. Not because it’s the best pizza in the world or anything, but just because if you’re going to be sampling beers, you should probably have some food in your stomach.
You can also go up to the bar and start using your beer tokens right away! You get to go behind the scenes of the brewery, see where the beer is made, get more samples, and even play a little Laverne & Shirley with the beer bottles and some work gloves.
Of course, I had one sample of pumpkin beer too many and ended up throwing up in the elevator of my hotel…but that speaks nothing of the tour or the quality of beer and reflects solely on my own inability to handle alcohol… Still. It was a cool tour.