During Day 1 on our visit to Wisconsin, we hit New Glarus Brewing, Tyranena Brewing and Romans’ Pub. Catch up on the previous entries by clicking HERE and HERE. After grabbing some much-needed sleep at our hotel (we got upgraded to the Penthouse Suite!!!), we headed out for another full day on the town.
For our first stop, we headed over to Miller Valley to visit, yep, you guessed it, Miller Brewery.
I know, I know… But who can argue with 150+ years of history and tradition. I just wanted to see it for myself.
I’m not going to bore you with stats about how many tens of thousands of cans they can fill in a second. Because honestly, who cares? They make a lot of beer and they pump it out quickly. Enough said.
It’s an impressive place and fun to see how it’s grown from a little wooden house into an entire “valley” of buildings in Milwaukee.
My favorite part of the tour was a visit to Miller Caves. The caves are 60 feet underground and were created in 1849 to keep beer cool. It might smell like old, funky cheese down there, but it’s a neat place to visit.
A visit to the caves is followed by a beer in the historic Miller Inn.
So yeah, the beer might taste like, well… nothing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the price of admission. Because, well, it’s free and comes with several samples on the house. It’s tough to beat and is an important piece of American Brewing history.
Miller Brewery is located at: 4251 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53208. 414-931-BEER. Tours run nearly everyday, excluding holidays, every 30 minutes between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Tours generally last about an hour.