Key Milwaukee

November 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Great Lakes Distillery offers seasonal specialty GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY, Wisconsin's first distillery since Prohibition, is a smallbatch distillery that has been winning awards almost since its inception in 2006. Bangles & Bags Old World 3rd St. Located at the same site since the 1880s, Usinger's adheres strictly to the original family sausage recipes. If you can't stop, call 800-558-9998 or visit HISTORIC THIRD WARD Just south of Downtown, this vibrant former wholesale and manufacturing district is enjoying a sparkling renaissance, with shops, galleries and restaurants. Don't miss the round of special events held here. BREW CITY BEER GEAR has set up a new shop at the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St. While the market has always been a great place to eat like a cheesehead, you can now score a Wisconsinite "look" as well. SACHEN CONTEMPORARY IMPORTS, now at 241 N. Broadway, pulls its name from the German word for "things." Inspired by European designs, this is the place to find functional items – from toys to teapots – that adorn your home with style and practicality. EAST TOWN WOMEN'S SHOP, 159 N. Broadway, located on the first floor, is the Milwaukee area's oldest and finest resale shop. You'll find the finest designer and name brand fashions as you browse for something "new for you" to update your wardrobe. This also is a "green" way to look right. Right next door is BANGLES & BAGS, a jewelry, handbag and accessory boutique for those looking for an affordable way to accessorize. The arrangement of items in color groupings makes this a fun as well as budget-friendly stop. Also look for locations in Waukesha, 307 W. Main St.; Delafield, 611 Main St.; Cedarburg, W63 N672 Washington Ave.; and Wauwatosa,1504 Underwood Ave. WALKER'S POINT/ FIFTH WARD RIVERVIEW ANTIQUE MARKET at 175 S. Water St. hosts 50 dealers from throughout Wisconsin. In 15,000 square feet of space, you will find small and large items in all price ranges. Located at 616 W. Virginia St., Great Lakes is known for its Rehorst Premium Milwaukee Vodka, Rehorst Gin, Roaring Dan's Rum and Kinnickinnic Whiskey, and also produces other hand-crafted specialties. Intrigued by the taste of Lakefront Brewery's Pumpkin Lager, Great Lakes used the lager to create a wonderful seasonal spirit. Lakefront's Pumpkin Lager is based on a recipe from Thomas Jefferson, made with real pumpkin and described as the "only pumpkin lager in existence." Artisans at Great Lakes distill the lager, age it and then bottle it at 90 proof. Bottles are hand dipped in pumpkin orange wax and hand numbered. The Beverage Testing Institute's review of the specialty product gave it a Silver Medal and a rating of 89 points (highly recommended). This year's Batch 6 of Pumpkin Spirit was aged in a unique combination of woods, including used Rum, Bourbon and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, as well as new charred American Oak. Information on Great Lakes' tours is on page 24 of this issue. Special events planned at Great Lakes: • Nov. 5: Fifth Annual Winter Cycling Forum & Party, 6:30-9 p.m. • Dec . 8 (tentative): Milwaukee's Largest Bloody Mary Party. CONTINUED ON PAGE 44 43

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