Welcome to the Museum of Beer and Brewing

The Museum of Beer & Brewing is a not-for-profit organization working to build a museum (both virtual and physical) to preserve and display the proud history of beer and brewing throughout the world; the science, art, architecture and traditions that have shaped our culture for thousands of years.


Read the 2018 Summer Edition of the Museum of Beer & Brewing Newsletter


The Celebration of Brewers ~ Sunday, September 23, 2018

Each year, the Museum of Beer & Brewing (MBB) celebrates beer by awarding The Karl Strauss Award, the highest award that the MBB celebrates for brewing excellence. Over the years, such notables as The Siebel Family, Charlie Papazian of the Brewers Association, Dan and Deb Carey of New Glarus Brewing Company and others have been recognized. This year, this award will be presented to Jim Hughes and Jim McCabe of the Milwaukee Brewing Company on Sunday, September 23rd, starting at 5 pm in the Wisconsin Club.

The event has been renamed “Celebration of Brewers” in order that we can truly celebrate the growing presence of more and more quality brewers here in Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin. We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us at the Wisconsin Club on September 23rd.

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Historic Brewing Demonstration Dates and Featured Guest Breweries at Old World Wisconsin for 2018

September 8 – Brewing American Cream Ale ~ Featuring Kaben 4 Brewing ~ Guests pick hop cones.

September 22 – Brewing Maerzen beer ~ Featuring Inventors Brewpub ~ Barley threshing exhibition.

October 6 - Brewing Bock beer ~ Featuring Sprecher Brewery

Old World Wisconsin Web Site

A Bar That’s Also a Museum

Brew City MKE in Grand Avenue Mall serves only Milwaukee beers -- and brewing history.

URBAN mILWAUKEE article by Michael Home - May 3rd, 2018

Museum of Beer and Brewing and Old World Wisconsin Partnership

A partnership has begun between Old World Wisconsin and the Museum of Beer & Brewing, teaching the process of brewing beer, from growing the ingredients to fermentation, done the same way as the 19th-century brewmasters.

Check out the story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel!

The Museum of Beer & Brewing showcased at the Brew City MKE

Brew City MKE ~ 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., W. Wisconsin and Third Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 ~ Link to Brew City MKE Home

Milwaukee Historical Society turns a popular beer exhibit into a permanent one.

"The Milwaukee County Historical Society has moved a popular brewing exhibit into The Shops of Grand Avenue — where you'll be able to get a beer with your history lesson. The idea is for visitors to come in, look around and leave with some knowledge of Milwaukee's brewing roots. A bonus is that the museum's $10 entry fee includes a beer at the Milwaukee Beer Bar".

"The last surviving building from the old Gettelman Brewery, established on Milwaukee's west side in 1856, is being demolished. MillerCoors owns the 19th-century building where Gettelman once brewed $1000 Beer and Milwaukee's Best".

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To further this mission, the Museum of Beer & Brewing the founders envision the creation of an organization that will preserve and showcase the history of beer and the brewing industry throughout the centuries for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the public. The museum will strive for the support of all beer, brewing, and related organizations and the public.