PABST MILWAUKEE BREWERY & TAPROOM
Milwaukee, WI I 8,387 sq ft I Developer, Owner
This historic church contains two levels of unique space. Having sat vacant since Pabst shut down its operations in 1996, this redevelopment was a significant undertaking. Acquired by Pabst in 1898, the building was formerly used by Pabst as an employee training center and a restaurant called the Forest Keller. Prior to Pabst acquiring it, the building housed Milwaukee’s First German Methodist congregation. Due to our efforts, the building has been transformed into a brewery and taproom for Pabst Brewing Company. Having closed the complex nearly 20 years earlier, we recruited Pabst back to the site for its monumental return home to Milwaukee. This site is the only location worldwide where Pabst brews its own beer, with the rest being brewed on contract.
Completed: February 2017
- 2017 Cream of the Cream City Award
- 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal Best Renovation — Hospitality Award
- 2018 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
*More award submissions pending*