A little bit of Milwaukee died when the Pabst Brewery closed in 1996. It would be over a decade before anything started to fill in its sprawling campus. Over 20 years have passed and one of the brewery’s most iconic buildings is finally seeing new life… Or is that old life? Pabst Brewing Company has returned to the Brew City in the form of a microbrewery, restaurant, and beer garden. The rehabbed 144-year-old First German Methodist Church will produce upward of 4,000 barrels of beer a year, and seat about 140 people in a dining room, mezzanine, and bar. While Pabst Blue Ribbon will be on tap, the microbrewery will also brew rare German and Belgian beers. Knowing its audience, the new brewery opened April 14, also known locally as Milwaukee Day (414 is Milwaukee’s area code).Pabst Brewery 1037 West Juneau Avenue Milwaukee Tel: 414-630-1609 Design Architect: Dub Studios Architect of Record: Engberg Anderson
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Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Co. has transformed the 113-year-old Columbus, Indiana, city water pump house into its newest brewpub. The pump house, which provided water and electricity to the city until 1953, will now provide beer and food as the Upland Columbus Pump House. Overlooking the White River in Columbus’s Downtown, the brick structure was originally designed by architect Harrison Albright. Upland worked with local architect William Burd to reimagine the space, which was falling into disrepair since it was last occupied in 2011. The Upland staff and Indiana Landmarks were both consulted on the project in order to produce a historically sensitive and well-functioning brewpub. Notably, the basement of the pump house was once used by famed Swiss artist Jean Tinguely to produce his 30-foot-tall epic kinetic sculpture “Chaos No 1.” The Upland Columbus Pump House has maintained much of the building’s industrial aesthetic while providing everything one would expect from a contemporary craft-beer pub.
Upland Columbus Pump House 148 Lindsey St. Columbus, IN Tel: 812-799-3587 Architect: William Burd