What's Newly Brewing In MKE

March 13, 2018

For those of you who call Wisconsin home, something new is brewing. Melms Brewing Company is reopening after 149 years. The great great great great nephew of C.T. Melms, Bob Stack, decided to keep his uncle's name and legacy alive by bringing the brewery back. Melms Brewery was originally founded in the mid 1850's, but after Melm's death in 1869, the brewery went on a hiatus after being bought out by another company. Stack says, “I don’t think many people in the community, or family for that matter, other than beer historians knew of him or understood his significance." After seven years of planning and working towards the grand reopening of Melms Brewing Company, the day is finally here. This Saturday, March 17, will mark the Grand Opening of the newly renovated brewery.