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Lakefront Brewery tour guide Rachel Messenger. (PHOTO: Erol Reyal)

Milwaukee's best tour, 2014 (beer, wine, liquor)


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Back when brewery tours in Milwaukee meant only Miller and Pabst, you could also visit the tiny Riverwest factory of Lakefront and help yourself to the taps while the owners of the business explained how they made their beer.

Things have changed a little as the Lakefront business has grown. The facility has moved, but the spirit has stayed the same, and that's why you voted Lakefront Brewery as your favorite tour in this year's best of poll on OnMilwaukee.com.

But you're not the only ones who love it. The Lakefront Brewery Tour is ranked the fourth best brewery tour in America by TripAdvisor. For $7, you get four 6-ounce pours of beer, and you must be 21 years old, or under adult supervision, to attend.

Lakefront generally has seven or eight beers to choose from during the tour, including their gluten-free New Grist. At the end of the tour, attendees trade in their plastic cup for a logo pint glass or to get $5 off of other Lakefront merchandise.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Runners up:
2. Milwaukee (MKE) Brewing Company

3. Great Lakes Distillery 

4. Sprecher Brewing Company

5. Miller Brewing Company


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