Last night, Brenner Brewing Company, 706 S. 5th St., opened its doors to Facebook friends (and real friends) of owner Mike Brenner.
The Walker's Point-based brewery will open to the public in a couple of weeks (permits pending) and will offer tours, growlers to go and a tasting room. The brewery currently has four beers on tap.
"We’ll be adding more pretty regularly," says Brenner, who received the title of master brewer after completing an international training program at Siebel Institute in Chicago and the Doemens Akademie in Munich, Germany.
Brenner also opened an art gallery and 20 artists' studio spaces in the adjacent building called The Pitch Project.
Brenner beer is available at many local liquor stores and bars including Sugar Maple, Palm Tavern, Anodyne Coffee Roasting, Blackbird, The Garage, Thief Wine Bar. Wolf Peach and Odd Duck.
I sampled an amber last night and had absolutely no complaints. Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com for more information about Brenner Brewing Company, including the exact opening date.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.