Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gipfel Union Brewery

Originally built in 1853, the Gipfel Union Brewery operated at 423 W. Juneau Avenue until sometime in the 1890's. As one of many small independent breweries in Milwaukee, it eventually fell victim to competition from the larger breweries in the area. It is the oldest known surviving brewery building in the city. It currently sits on an empty lot on Third Street just north of Juneau. Current plans for the building are to restore it and integrate it into a development planned for this block.

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