By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 22, 2018 at 6:02 PM

This past spring, Pabst returned home to its original Milwaukee location, launching a new innovation brewery, taproom and restaurant at 1037 W. Juneau Ave.

However, after just eight months, Pabst has made the decision to eliminate the food service component, scaling back to a taproom-only operation.

"We have decided to focus the Milwaukee Brewery solely on what we do best: making great beer," notes Greg Deuhs, PBC Master Brewer. "The Brewery will operate as a bar and tasting room for PBC fans to enjoy new and interesting beers, and will serve as a venue available to the local community.

"We are thrilled to have returned to Pabst’s birthplace and care deeply about the people of Milwaukee."

As a result the brewery has implemented a change in its hours of operation, with a focus on weekend traffic. Current hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Moving forward, the brewery will enlist the help of local food trucks to assuage the hunger of tasting room guests. The public can watch the Pabst Milwaukee Facebook page for details.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.