Welcome to the Museum of Beer and Brewing

The Museum of Beer & Brewing is a not-for-profit organization working to build a museum (both virtual and physical) to preserve and display the proud history of beer and brewing throughout the world; the science, art architecture and traditions that have shaped our culture for thousands of years.

Featured Events


We will place requests on a waiting list should there be cancellations.

The Museum of Beer & Brewing is honored to host a totally unique food and beverage event - “A Brewers Banquet” - this Spring in the historic Miller Caves (3931 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI) in the heart of the Miller Valley.  Thursday, April 24th, 2014   5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Caves, which are approximately 60 feet underground, were started in 1849 by Charles and Lawrence Best. The Best family was responsible for starting numerous breweries in Milwaukee in the mid-1800s. Since, at that time, there was no mechanical refrigeration, brewing and the art of fermenting beer, had to be conducted underground where temperatures were typically cooler and consistent for this purpose. Fred Miller bought the caves from the Best brothers in 1855 to start a brewing dynasty, Miller Brewing Company, now MillerCoors. When mechanical refrigeration allowed the fermentation and maturation of beer above ground, the Miller family eventually used the caves for hospitality events. Few people have had the unique experience of dining in the Caves, much less experiencing “A Brewers Banquet” where uniquely fresh beer styles are paired with a wide array of food items. Beer is a natural beverage for food pairing since, depending on beer style, there are literally thousands of flavor compounds to “cut”, “compliment” or “contrast” with the flavors of food. For a dining experience you will never forget, come and join the Museum of Beer & Brewing. Dr. David Ryder, award winning head Brewmaster at MillerCoors, will guide the 5 course event where he will pair specific beers with the menu, explain the nuances of beer styles and beer tasting, invite you to discover natural beer flavors from the traditional brewing ingredients of different barley malts, unique hop varieties, pure water and yeasts. You will even become an honorary Brewmaster for the evening as you experience the historic significance of a noble beverage in an even more unique setting. We are limiting this subterranean event to 50 people. Come prepared for an evening you will talk about for many years. Prost!

Tickets to The Brewers Banquet are $95 for museum members and $100 for non-members.

They can be purchased by visiting the store on this website or mailing a check to:

The Museum of Beer & Brewing

P.O. Box 1376 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1376


Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
Open to all Museum of Beer & Brewing members.
The Meeting will be held at Lakefront Brewery
1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee, WI 53212


To further this mission, the Museum of Beer & Brewing the founders envision the creation of an organization that will preserve and showcase the history of beer and the brewing industry throughout the centuries for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the public. The museum will strive for the support of all beer, brewing, and related organizations and the public.