Welcome to the Church of Pabst
After years of going to Catholic school the one thing that would be the most rebellious to do now is drink in church. Well I guess there was drinking in church before but that was only a sip of wine and not flow blown beer drinking. The good news is that is about to change in Milwaukee!
Pabst is finally done renovating the 143 year old German Methodist Church on 10th and Juneau and it will be serve as a brewery/taproom and restaurant for the brand. Pabst has owned the church since 1900 and used it as an employee break room….and I’m sure drinking did happen inside haha. The company has been gone from Milwaukee for 20 years but decided in order to bring it back to it’s former glory why not start again from the original hallowed ground…get it hallowed.
Pabst CEO Simon Thorpe and Chairman of the board for Pabst Eugene Kashper; have brilliantly brought new life to this historic location which can only lead to good things. They plan to be a 4000 bbl brewery with old classics and new experimental brews. So far the beer line up is amazing with the likes of Andecker, Old Tankard and Pabst Keller along with others like Cream City Oatmeal Stout and Sticky Fingers Honey Wheat.
Ironically the brewery site used to be one the largest in the entire country but this time around they are keeping it small. “It’s a way to kind of honor the Frederick Pabst legacy and our legacy in Milwaukee,” said Kashper. The church of Pabst, as I’m dubbing it, will open to the public this Friday April 14th with the hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Check out some great photos from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel below.