The tour here takes place at one end of the tasting room where the distillers are housed. It’s not much of a tour, since you essentially never leave the tasting room, but who cares when that just means you’ll be spending more time in a bar? You’ll get to sample all of their spirits, and learn about them all in the process. Bonus: it shares a building with Milwaukee Brewing, so you can go tour hopping if you’re one of those people who can handle mixing beer and liquor without a hangover the next day.
Tour info: $10 for a 45-minute tour, samples, and a branded rocks glass. Fridays at 5pm and 6pm, Saturdays 3pm-6pm on the hour.
One of the newest craft breweries in the state, Brenner’s brews are picking up steam. The facility is large and still sparkly clean, including the tasting room and bar. Likely Mike will be your tour guide, and he owns the brewery, so you’re getting the schpiel straight from the horse’s mouth. He’s also a big supporter of the art community here and uses local artists’ work for the beer labels. And how can you not love their logo with the little heart marking MKE? Awww.
Tour info: $10 for 30-minute tour, four samples, and a souvenir bottle opener keychain. Mondays at 5pm; Thursdays 5pm and 7 pm; Fridays 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm; Saturdays noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm; Sundays noon, 2pm, and 4pm.