Tours

Our goal on the tour of our 2nd Street Brewery is to share our passion for crafting and creating beers using the best local ingredients and suppliers in a sustainable, creative and innovative environment. The tour includes samples of the year-round staple flavors, current seasonal offerings, and most likely a treat or two from the ABV series or the brewery scoundrel’s stash.

The tour is “Beer in Hand”, and samples are offered when you check in and for some time after the technical tour end. We encourage questions and discussion, as the tour and sample guides are mostly brewery scoundrels and/or accomplished home brewers. You will have the opportunity to taste ingredients, and learn about systems that uniquely support our sustainability values.

The Saturday 5pm Open House is a casual two-hour opportunity to sample flavors, ask questions, socialize, and see the brewery on “mini-tours”. This format is ideal for those that have taken the technical tour, and are interested in sampling our new or seasonally released flavors.

Public tours can be reserved through this web site. We reserve half of the tour space for walk-ins, because we feel a spontaneous brewery tour in your day aligns your attitude with the bold creative passion of craft brewing.

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Fridays

4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm & 6:30pm

Saturdays

1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm 3:30pm & 4pm

Open House from 5 to 7pm ($15)

Sundays

2pm, 2:30pm, 3 pm & 3:30pm

$10

Gets you:
A Tour
MKE Brewing Pint Glass
A Token for a Beer at a Later Time
and Free Beer Samples

We reserve about half our tour space for walk-ins!
Doors open on Friday @ 3:00 and Saturday @ Noon for Walk In Ticket Purchases.
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We do private tours here Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Fill out the form to book yours today!
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Tour FAQs

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If someone in our group is under 21 can they come on a tour?

Unless they are with their parent we do not allow anyone under 21 on our tour. If they are with a parent, and can prove it, they can attend the tour however we will not allow sampling of any of our beers.

Anyone under 21 will not be allowed to attend the Open House.

If I’m pregnant/a designated driver do I need to pay?

Yes. The cost covers the experience, a keepsake glass and a valuable beer token. First and foremost we are a tour. We offer free beer samples to people who would like to partake.

We have root beer and water for people who don’t want to sample beer.

I don’t want to go on a tour, can I just buy a beer?

You are able to purchase beer to go from the brewery Monday-Thursday 4-6pm, Fridays 3-8pm and Saturdays from noon-7pm.

If you’re looking to purchase a beer at a bar we would recommend visiting Central Standard next door or our pub, the Milwaukee Ale House.

How can I make a reservation for a tour?

You can make reservations for a tour online at bookeo.com/mkebrewtours. We recommend making a reservation as far in advance as possible.

You can make reservations for up to 5 people at a time for the regular tour times and for up to 10 for our Saturday Open House. Contact us if you need to know how many spots are available for a particular tour time.

We don’t take any reservations over the phone.

I have printed tour tickets. How do I make a reservation to use them?

Contact Hannah at hannah@milwaukeebrewing.com to make a reservation.

When I go to book a tour the website doesn’t show any tours available for the date I’m looking for. Are there still tours going on?

Tours for that day are likely sold out online. You can purchase walk in tickets the day of.

How do I get walk in tickets?

You can purchase walk in tickets starting at 3:00 on Friday and noon on Saturday. We save about 15-20 tickets for our regular tours and 50 tickets for our Open House.

There is typically a line on Saturdays starting around 11:30 and we usually sell out of all of our tours between 12:30 and 1:00.

We recommend having a back up tour time in mind upon arrival. You never know who is going to be ahead of you and what they’re going to be purchasing.

One person in your group may arrive to purchase tickets for the entire group. We do not sell walk in tickets prior to the day of.

Is there parking available?

We do not have our own lot. There is ample street parking in the neighborhood and a public lot on our block.

Where can I use my token?

Please see map below.

Private Tour FAQs

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When can we do a private tour?

We are able to do private tours on Fridays and Saturdays after tours at 7:30pm. We don’t do any private tours during our regular tour times. Interested in scheduling a private tour? Please complete the form here.

Because of our production schedule we’re unable to do any private tours outside of those days.

How many people do you need to book a private tour?

We have a 15 person or $150 minimum for a private tour. Once the minimum has been reached we charge just $10 per person. We don’t have any group rates.

How can we pay for a private tour?

There are 2 ways to pay for your private tour. You can have everyone pay individually or you can pay for everyone on one big bill. We don’t need a deposit for the day, however we do need a phone number that we can reach you at the day of your event.

How far in advance should I book my private tour?

Private tours must be booked at least a week in advance for scheduling purposes. We recommend trying to book your tour 6-8 weeks in advance.

How do I book a private tour?

Please complete the Private Tour form here.