beer

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

May 23, 2016

A 5,000-year-old brewery has been unearthed in China.

Archaeologists uncovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Discovered at a dig site in the Central Plain of China, the kits included funnels, pots and specialized jugs. The shapes of the objects suggest they could be used for brewing, filtration and storage.

It's the oldest beer-making facility ever discovered in China — and the evidence indicates that these early brewers were already using specialized tools and advanced beer-making techniques.

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Despite Miller’s merger with Coors and the subsequent move of its headquarters to Chicago, Milwaukee remains, solidly, a beer town.  But the difference today is that the beer landscape is no longer populated by monoliths.

In fact, it might be more like the early days of brewing here, when scores of smaller breweries competed to make the best brew.  This month, Milwaukee Magazine taps into the ever-expanding barrel that is beer in Milwaukee. 

Pabst Brewing Company Is Returning Home

Jul 15, 2015
Payton Chung, Flickr

Pabst Brewing Company has announced it will open a new brewery at the site of the original Pabst complex in Milwaukee.

The brewery was founded in 1844, but the company closed its Milwaukee headquarters and production line in December of 1996.

Reportedly, the new brewery will serve as the Pabst hub for innovation and new product ideas as well as for brewing brands made before prohibition.

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Draft Magazine released its annual list of America's 100 best beer bars, 2015. Wisconsin is home to three of them - all located within two miles of each other in Bay View.

Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

Milwaukee has long been known as Brew Town, and though many big beer brands have left in the last several decades, the city still represents when it comes to craft beer.

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Milwaukee has long been a city of beer drinkers. But this week, there’s a special focus on craft brews.

Forget Brats, Cookbook Helps You Pair Beer with Your Veggies

Mar 14, 2014
Lucy Saunders

The beer-and-brat pairing is practically a Wisconsin staple, but Milwaukee-based beer writer Lucy Saunders is hoping her new cookbook will introduce some new options to complement your brew.

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Every summer, thousands of people come to Milwaukee to celebrate German Fest with a pint or two of Milwaukee’s German beer.

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With craft breweries growing in size and number, there are ever more offerings on tap. But for as hard as it is to pick a beer, it’s equally hard to find the right dish to pair it with.

The Milwaukee DA's Office accuses 21-year-old Jose M. Munoz of being one of three men who tried to hold up Kochanski's Concertina Bar. The owner killed another suspect.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will decide whether a local bar owner was justified in shooting to death an armed robber.

Jordan Fischer, via Flickr

If you’ve ever taken the tour at the Miller Brewery, you’ve probably encountered the Miller Caves.  A veritable underground bunker, carved into the hill above State Street in the Miller Valley.

Jordan Fischer, via Flickr

If you’ve ever taken the tour at the Miller Brewery, you’ve probably encountered the Miller Caves.  A veritable underground bunker, carved into the hill above State Street in the Miller Valley.

The space is more than a century old, but it will soon be put to a use it’s never held in those hundred plus years – that of a concert venue.  The Pabst Theater Organization is pairing with MillerCoors to host the first-ever concert at the Miller Caves in June.  The two shows on June 16th will feature actor and musician John C. Reilly.