Sprecher Brewery will open an off-site taproom in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. The new taproom, which will be called Sprecher Milwaukee, will take over the space Brenner Brewing previously occupied, located at 706 S. 5th Street.
According to Sprecher Brewery, the Milwaukee site has 24 working tap lines, furniture and brewing equipment that was left behind after Brenner Brewing closed in late November 2017.
Sprecher is no stranger to the Walker’s Point neighborhood. Its original brewery first opened at 730 W. Oregon Street, just two blocks away from the site of its new taproom. Founder Randy Sprecher received a vacate notice in 1992 for that location, ultimately moving to a space in Glendale in 1993, where Sprecher continues brewing today.
“We weren’t actively looking to open a [secondary] taproom, but when something this good happens it’s foolish to say no,” Sprecher president Jeff Hamilton said in a news release. “Walker’s Point has become a hub for Milwaukee craft beer and the craft beer community. This space allows us to present a different experience than we offer in Glendale.”
According to Hamilton, Sprecher Milwaukee will include memorabilia from the original Sprecher Brewery in Walker’s Point. The taproom will offer more than 20 beers and a couple of its sodas on tap.
“Most people have never had access to the incredible range of beers we produce so we’re going to make it easy and fun by offering several unique flights, and a lot of other options you won’t find anywhere else,” Hamilton said in the news release. “We plan to serve individual beers in the appropriate glassware. And yes, there will be beer related activities. In a nutshell, this taproom is a celebration of Milwaukee’s historic and contemporary craft beer culture.”
Sprecher Milwaukee will open February 17th.