Brenner Brewing Closes Taproom
In late Nov 2017 Mike posted the following on the Brenner Brewing Facebook page:
While I will still be brewing Brenner Beer (as a gypsy brewer at other people’s breweries) and selling it all over Wisconsin, I am being forced to close the physical brewery and tasting room after this Weekend. Come down and celebrate me not ever having to scrub puke out of subway tile again (professionally at least), and try out some of the incredible sour beers we’ve bottled the past few weeks. Hours are Wed 4-10, Fri 4-11, Sa 11-11 & Su 11 until after the last Packer Potluck.
So as of mid 2018 when this listing was updated you can still find Mike posting on the Twitter and Facebook networks on tastings and other showings. There however is no longer an actual taproom to visit and tour.
About Brenner Brewing
Brenner Brewing Co. is a craft brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2010, founder, Mike Brenner, received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where he developed a business plan for a brewery that would meld his passion for crafting delicious home-brewed beer with his lifelong devotion to Milwaukee’s arts and music scene.
Brenner Brewing Hours
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
If you’re 21 or over, tour includes (4) 5.5oz samples of Brenner Brewing beers. Tours start exactly 10 minutes after scheduled time to allow people extra time to park and grab a samples. The tour is relatively cheap when you consider you get 4 good size beer samples AND a tour for under $10. For those that are under 21 the tour costs just ~$6.
- Fri: 4PM / 6PM / 8PM
- Sat: Noon / 2PM / 4PM / 6PM / 8PM
- Sun: 2PM
Brenner Brewing Tour Review
I was in Milwuakee on July 1, 2016 for Summerfest like I am every year (hopefully) and was able to sneak in a tour of the Brenner Brewing facitilites. I am writing this review some time after but I believe I took the 8PM tour on a Saturday. I happen to be the only person on that tour so I basically got a personal tour with the owner Mike Brenner. I have to say it was pretty cool as I’m guessing we went way off script and it was more of a Q&A for a good 30 plus minutes as we walked around the facilities.
The place isn’t “huge” or as big as the older MKE Brewery nearby which has been around longer but they certainly have enough room to get the job done.
I can see parking being an issue as Brenner Brewing is in the city and there are no nearby parking garages. That said the day I went I found a spot between MKE and Brenner and was able to easily walk back and forth. I also found a great little Mexican place for some good food just around the corner.
Overall it was interesting to see how his beer + art background work together and how the space and beer will continue to grow & evolve. If you are in the area I recommend checking it out, even if it is to just stop in and sit inside/outside and try a pint.
Brenner Brewing Tour Beer Review
While I had a flight prior to the tour I only checked in two beers – not sure why but I assume it has to do with cell phone battery and lack of power.