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“Best brewery tour”
Review of Lakefront Brewery

Lakefront Brewery
Ranked #5 of 153 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: On December 2nd, 1987, brothers Russ and Jim Klisch opened Lakefront Brewery and sold their first batch of Riverwest Stein Amber Lager to a neighborhood tavern in Milwaukee. We have grown to brew 46,848 barrels of beer in 2017 and distribute our products to 35 states, Canada, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, Sweden and Australia. Lakefront Brewery was the first certified organic brewery in America, the first brewery to produce a government-approved, gluten-free beer and the first indigenous beer using all Wisconsin grown ingredients. We currently produce 20+ year-round and seasonal beers as well as our innovative one-off My Turn Series which gives each of our full time employees a chance to choose a style we've never brewed. Beer aside, Lakefront is also known around the country for their highly entertaining and sought-after brewery tours.
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went during the middle of the week and the tour was great. Our tour guide was named Sam and he proved why Lake front is the best and most fun tour. He kept the whole tour group involved and laughing. at the end of the roughly 45min. tour it was like you took the tour with your best friends. even if you are not a beer drinker this is a must stop if you'r in Milwaukee

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

What a hoot simple tour turns into a great time with a lot of interaction between our guide and the guest. We grabbed a few tid bits from the kitchen in the rear and had a nice Milwaukee afternoon. Can’t wait for a chance to do this when it is warm outside again.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank D G
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Fun little tour. Generous samples. I would recommend. Went with couples before going out for dinner.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon as walkups. On line they say tour tickets are sold online only on Saturdays. We got into a mini tour which took us above the brewery. 4 beers of our choice in a 6oz glass we traded in for a large glass when we left. We had a great tour guide. It was a perfect 30 min. tour. Well worth taking the chance and walking in. There is lots of parking on the street. Not Avery big lot. We saw plenty of families with young kids. Very friendly big old brick beer hall. Go. And keep whatever tokens you have left for the next time in.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CRMyers
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I came to this facility once before and loved the place. So I took my friend here again and we had a great time as always. But this time it was different since I lost a ring that had been in the family for a very long time. One of the staff found it and returned it to me when I came to the facility asking them if they have found a ring.
I’m so grateful for your honesty. Thank you Lakefront staff and management.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank panneem
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