The Milwaukee County Historical Society
opened a new mini-museum on Wednesday, October 4th. Located on West Wisconsin Avenue at The Shops of Grand Avenue in the former Applebee’s restaurant, the new museum allows guests to learn about Milwaukee’s brewing history through artifacts, images, interactive components, and hands-on opportunities. The exhibit is an extension of their popular 2016 exhibit “Brew City MKE: Craft, Culture, Community.” Brew City MKE will be a one-year pilot project, and if everything goes well, MCHS hopes to add additional exhibits to the new location.
Brew City MKE features a first-of-its-kind Milwaukee Beer Bar that strictly serves beers brewed in Milwaukee. The bar has eight tap lines and 15 to 20 beers in bottles and cans. MCHS also hopes to host events, including tap-takeovers in the new location. Admission to the exhibit costs $10 and includes a free beer or soda, as well as same day admission into the Milwaukee County Historical Society museum. Brew City MKE is open Tuesday through Sunday.