FILE - In this Sept. 9, 1996 file photo is the Pabst
brewery in Milwaukee. The Pabst Brewing Company,
which closed the Milwaukee plant in 1966, announced
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 that it will open a new
brewery in Milwaukee on the site of the original
MILWAUKEE ó It will be a homecoming of sorts for Pabst
Brewing Company when it opens a new brewery in Milwaukee on the site
of the original Pabst Brewery, which was founded in 1844.
According to a Wednesday announcement, the Milwaukee
brewery will serve as Pabstís hub for innovation and new product
ideas. Pabst Brewing is working with Milwaukee-based developers
Zilber Ltd. and BRM on the project, which will be a central feature
of Zilberís redevelopment of the Pabst brewery complex.
Pabst plans to sign a multi-year
lease on a building within the Pabst brewery complex and expects to
open the brewery to the public next summer. In addition to brewing
many of Pabstís iconic pre-prohibition brands, such as Old Tankard
Ale, Kloster Beer, Bock, Andecker, and others, Pabst intends to brew
new craft beers inspired by recipes from the Pabst archives,
according to the announcement.
The site will be offer brewery
tours, historical memorabilia, a tasting room, beer garden, and a
restaurant/bar, which will serve food and feature exclusive
small-batch brews only available on-site.
ďThe launch of this brewery in
Pabstís original home represents a long-awaited return to our roots.
Milwaukee is our home ó the Pabst Mansion, the Pabst Theater, Pabst
Farms, and this beautiful brewery complex ó these are all part of
Frederick Pabstís amazing legacy, which we are honored to continue
by returning to our hometown and birthplace,Ē said Eugene Kashper,
chairman and CEO of Pabst Brewing Company, in a statement.
A Letter of Intent has been
signed and the lease is expected to be signed by Aug. 15. Terms of
the agreement were not disclosed.