Milwaukee And The Old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery

Posted on Oct 6 2013 - 6:48pm by Russ
Pabst Brewery Hotel
We made it to Milwaukee. Spent two nights in the old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery building. One of the buildings is now an amazing hotel that has kept much of the history in tact (see the original copper kettles from the 1890’s). Can’t think of a better place to stay in Milwaukee.

We were lucky enough to meet the owner of several of the PBR buildings while on the brewery tour. He, and his sister, went to dinner with us and gave us a special tours and history lessons. Very cool.

Some of the other PBR brands include Old Milwaukee, Blatz, Schlitz, Stroh’s, Lone Star, Primo, Colt 45, and more. A bunch of beer underdogs. The Old Milwaukee mural below was painted by Will Ferrell during a commercial and is still on the wall.

We are way behind on posting and are actually in New Hampshire… heading to ME, NY, MA, etc…  More pictures after the break.Schlitz Steve Schlitz Russ Pabst Hotel Copper Kettles Old Milwaukee Will Ferrell Wall Art Pabst Motto Pabst Stained Glass Window Pabst Brewing Logo Schlitz Oyster Painting Pabst Grill Pabst Wakeboard

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  1. Scott Hicks July 28, 2015 at 10:53 am -

    Russ, My name is Scott Hicks and like you I have a passion for Pabst and Phillip Best Brewing. I am seeking your permission to use a few of your photos for, of all things, a job application (2 minute video) to Pabst Brewing Co. This video is NOT intended to be public. I want to do things right and ask your permission Sir. I can have photographers go and take pics, but it will cost me and I’m not heavy in the resource department. I’d be more than happy to send you the video once completed and definitely reference your name as a credit. Please? Pretty please w/ Pabst on top?


  2. Gadget King September 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm -

    Go for it.

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