Key Milwaukee

February 2018

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

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Page 46 of 51 47 GLD is a small-batch distillery that hand crafts award-winning distilled spirits in limited quan- tities using Old World methods and traditions. For example, whiskey is aged in traditional, full-sized barrels for no less than two years. The distillery is open to the public for tours. Visitors learn about the products, how and why they are created the way they are, and receive a flight of six prod- ucts to try (complimentary soda is available for non-drinkers). Tour members also can enjoy a cocktail from the tasting room before, during or after the tour. On Feb. 19, Great Lakes Distillery launches a new whiskey line called "Still & Oak." GLD will release two whiskies – a straight bourbon whiskey and a straight rye whis- key. Free samples along with special bourbon and rye cocktails will be available, as well as bottles for purchase. NOT ONE BUT TWO WHISKIES ARE BEING RELEASED MIL L ER BRE W ERY T OURS Breweries In "Miller Valley," the tours explore over 155 years of brewing history with a modern-day twist. After experiencing large-scale brewing first-hand, visitors enjoy ice-cold beer sam- ples in the Bavarian-style Miller Inn. MI WAUK EE BRE WING COMPA N Y GRE AT L A K E S DIS TIL L ERY SPRECHER BRE W ERY MKE Brewing Co. uses local ingredi- ents and suppliers (when possible) in a sustainable, creative and innovative environment. The tour includes samples of the year- round staple flavors, current seasonal offerings and more. The tour is "beer in hand," and samples are offered at check-in, during and after the tour ends. Sprecher tours begin in the gift shop, then on to the brew house and bot- tling room. The tour ends at the indoor beer garden, with music and samples from up to 20 beers and ten sodas on draught. (Sprecher also offers spe- cial Reserve Tastings.) TOUR TOUR & & DRINK DRINK TOUR & DRINK > The launch party and unveiling of this IPA is on Feb. 2. See page 19 for more details including addresses and hours.

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