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9 Fun, Affordable Winter Weekend Getaways In Wisconsin

  • Up North News
  • December 21, 2023
  • Summertime in Wisconsin might get all the attention thanks to the state’s beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and hiking trails, but there’s plenty to do in the colder months too.

Milwaukee Krampusnacht celebrates the darker side of Santa Season

  • OnMilwaukee
  • November 27, 2023
  • Before celebrating the season with sparkles and sugarplums and sleighs and twinkles, there is a darker, devilish December holiday to observe and it's called Krampusnacht.

Brewhouse Inn and Suites and On Tap celebrate decade in business, receive National Historic Registry plaque

  • CBS58
  • September 8, 2023
  • Brewhouse Inn and Suites, along with On Tap, celebrated an anniversary and an unveiling Friday, Sept. 8. Milwaukee's mayor and other city organizations jumped in on the celebration.

A couple more honors related to Cream City Brick, right here in the Cream City of Milwaukee

  • WUWM 89.7 FM
  • September 8, 2023
  • Mayor Cavalier Johnson issued a proclamation declaring Friday, September 8, as "Cream City Brick Day" in Milwaukee.

Brewhouse Inn & Suites hopes to increase Brewery District recognition

  • Milwaukee Business Journal
  • August 14, 2023
  • The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is seeing a rise in customers with a newfound demand from the group market.

Midwest boutique hotels in reimagined historic spaces

  • St. Louis Magazine
  • May 30, 2023
  • Where you can stay in a former brewery, firehouse, Masonic temple, and more

Here are 11 ways to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in the Milwaukee

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • May 2, 2023
  • Milwaukee may be hundreds of miles away from Churchill Downs, but that doesn't mean we can't get our Kentucky Derby celebration on.

25 Coolest Places to Stay in Milwaukee

  • Milwaukee With Kids
  • April 15, 2023
  • As a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, I have had the pleasure of exploring all corners of Wisconsin’s largest city.


IN 65 PHOTOS: The historic Pabst brewery in downtown Milwaukee

  • Lake Geneva News
  • December 14, 2022
  • Pabst Brewing Company's historic former flagship brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee...

We're Open: 'On Tap' inside the original Pabst Brewery

  • TMJ4
  • December 1, 2022
  • General Manager Keanan Kopplin believes the cheese curds at On Top are the best in Wisconsin.

When choosing between two competing Krampusnacht celebrations, choose the original

  • Milwaukee Record
  • October 17, 2022
  • They will be open for food and drink and their patio will be used as the Krampusland Party Patio where we’ll have games (like Krampholio) and a DJ.

You Can Stay in a PBR-Themed Room at a Michigan Motel This Summer

  • Food & Wine
  • August 17, 2022
  • If you can't snag a reservation at the Grand Traverse Motel, then you can still celebrate your love for PBR on your next vacation.

15 Midwest Vacation Spots to Visit at Least Once

  • Reader's Digest
  • July 28, 2022
  • Whether you're taking a road trip across the region or flying into one of the major cities for the weekend, you won't want to miss these Midwest vacation spots.

5 one-tank road trips from Chicago, Illinois

  • Roadtrippers
  • July 26, 2022
  • Between high gas prices, limited vacation days, and chaotic air travel, taking a local road trip is more appealing than ever this summer.


New brewpub, On Tap, is slated for Pabst Brewery district

  • OnMilwaukee
  • August 20, 2021
  • Expect an appetizer-heavy menu filled with Wisconsin classics, including a Pabst beer battered fish fry.

New bar-restaurant coming to former Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub space at The Brewery

  • BizTimes
  • August 19, 2021
  • A new beer-centric bar and restaurant, called On Tap, will soon open in the former Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub space at The Brewery District in downtown Milwaukee.

Stay in a repurposed candy factory and more historic buildings at these Midwest hotels

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • June 9, 2020
  • When we come out of our involuntary hibernation, you may well be eager to get outdoors and start road tripping again.

Wisconsin Road Trip: Kenosha To Sister Bay

  • Travel Awaits
  • April 25, 2020
  • Wisconsin is one of the greatest driving destinations in the Midwest. You can start anywhere and find many places to stop along the way.


8 crazy hotels, Airbnbs and vacation rentals where you can spend the night

  • CNBC
  • July 27, 2018
  • Beer lovers will feel right at home at The Brewhouse Inn & Suites. T

Top 10 Best Craft Beer Vacation Destinations in America

  • Showbiz CheatSheet
  • April 27, 2018
  • The Brewhouse Inn & Suites was once part of the Pabst brewing complex and serves as the perfect place to hit the hay after a long day of touring and sampling.

You Can Have a Sleepover in the Old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery

  • The Manual
  • April 6, 2018
  • What’s better than a run-of-the-mill brewery tour? If you ask TravelPirates (and us), it’s spending the night at the former Pabst Blue Ribbon Pabst Brewing Company.

Milwaukee's Brewhouse Inn named one of 7 best brew hotels in the country

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • March 22, 2018
  • Milwaukee's Brewhouse Inn and Suites is among the seven best brew hotels in the country, according to the deal hunters at, a travel search website and app.


7 Best Hotel Packages That Will Give You the Most Booze for Your Buck

  • Thrillist
  • September 14, 2017
  • Every diehard fan of iconic Pabst Blue Ribbon beer needs to plan a sleepover at The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, which used to house the original PBR brewery and was renovated as a hotel in 2013.

5 Industrial Cities Making America’s Rust Belt Shine Again

  • Vogue
  • November 28, 2016
  • Here, five Rust Belt boomtowns making this American region shine again.

8 hotels for beer lovers across the U.S.

  • Mashable
  • September 20, 2016
  • So you like beer? Well the folks at the Brewhouse Inn and Suites in Milwaukee love beer.

Twenty years after Pabst closed, The Brewery redevelopment nears completion

  • BizTimes
  • July 25, 2016
  • It’s a story that has been told for 20 years. Pabst Brewing Co. closed its Milwaukee brewery in 1996, leaving in its foamy wake a dozen abandoned buildings on a 21-acre downtown site.

10 Breweries Where You Can Spend the Night

  • Fodor's Travel
  • February 22, 2016
  • In the land of beer and brats, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Factory was reborn as The Brewhouse Inn & Suites in 2013.


5 High-End Hotels For Beer Lovers

  • Forbes Travel Guide
  • November 20, 2015
  • Milwaukee is the birthplace of 171-year-old Pabst Blue Ribbon, so if you happen to be in the vicinity, make sure to stay in the appropriately named Brewhouse Inn & Suites.

Brewhouse celebrates Milwaukee's blue-ribbon Pabst past, boutique hotel future

  • OnMilwaukee
  • November 12, 2015
  • The Brewhouse Inn was a great staycation, not just because of the retro elegance of this boutique hotel, but because what it represented: my father-in-law spent many years working for Pabst, below the hotel in the "powerhouse."

24 hours at the former Pabst Brewing Company, Brewhouse Inn & Suites

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • June 26, 2014
  • The Brewhouse Inn & Suites retains elements of the property’s former life, as seen in the now-decorative brewing kettle copper domes used by the factory.

Home Sweet Hotel: Brewhouse Inn

  • Truelane
  • July 11, 2015
  • I probably enjoy hotel-shopping a little too much before I travel to a new city, but the place we found in Milwaukee may top the list of coolest hotels I've ever stayed in.

Beer lovers need to book a night here

  • The Globe and Mail
  • June 16, 2014
  • Perched at the edge of downtown Milwaukee, the Brewhouse Inn & Suites is a key part of the Brewery, a new neighbourhood carved out of the picturesque ruins of the former Pabst Brewery complex, once the largest beer-maker in the world.

Hotel Review: Brewhouse Inn & Suites in Milwaukee

  • The New York Times
  • May 16, 2014
  • When management closed the landmark but outdated Pabst Brewery in downtown Milwaukee in 1996, the entire Pabst City neighborhood, as it was then known, became a ghostly 20-acre hole of vacated 19th-century brick factories and warehouses.

Brewhouse Inn & Suites | #Milwaukee

  • A Grande Life
  • April 8, 2014
  • This past weekend, I stayed at the coolest hotel…ever. Before I go any further, let me say, I am in no way being compensated for this review. It really is just that cool.

Traveler: A Hotel for Beer Geeks in Milwaukee

  • Indianapolis Monthly
  • March 26, 2014
  • Pabst Brewing took root in Wisconsin’s largest city in the 1880s, when Captain Frederick Pabst assumed leadership of Empire Brewing and started tying a blue silk ribbon around each bottle.


The best beer hotels in the country

  • Thrillist
  • November 18, 2013
  • Brewhouse Inn & Suites keeps Milwaukee’s beer history alive and its guests buzzed in their onsite Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub.

Brewery Hotels Present Development Opportunity

  • Lodging Magazine
  • August 9, 2013
  • Adaptive reuse projects continue to be a viable option for developers looking to turn dated urban assets into one-of-a-kind hotels.

Brewhouse Inn & Suites: A family-friendly MKE hotel

  • The Mother of all Trips
  • July 29, 2013
  • A hotel can shape your entire experience of the city that you are visiting.

Have a steampunk stay at The Brewhouse Inn and Suites

  • Isthmus
  • July 11, 2013
  • The six copper brew kettles that once were the heart of America's largest brewery went silent 17 years ago in Milwaukee.

Beer flows again as remodeled Pabst brew house opens its hotel doors

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • June 20, 2013
  • It was 1996 when the brew house at the Pabst Brewery Complex last manufactured its trademark Blue Ribbon beer.

Old Milwaukee Is New Again: Pabst Brewhouse Becomes Brewhouse Inn & Suites

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • May 6, 2013
  • They started to take old Milwaukee and make it cool again.

Brewhouse Inn preps for opening at former Pabst complex

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • March 2, 2013
  • Milwaukee's hotel growth continues with extended-stay option.

New life being breathed into Milwaukee's former Pabst Brewery

  • FOX 6 Now Milwaukee
  • March 8, 2013
  • Recent history of the historic Pabst Brewery's buildings 20 & 21 does not provide particularly pretty pictures. But these days, what was old is new again.

Hotel Brewing at Pabst Complex

  • Lodging Magazine
  • June 7, 2012
  • Milwaukee has a strong brewing heritage, and the former Pabst Brewery is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.