Iím a fan of beer, but I love Sprecher soda that much more. Ever since I was a kid I loved their root beer. Once I heard they have unlimited soda refills at their tours I was sold. The tour itself was nothing spectacular, but the reason I went there held true. I had every soda they offered several times.
Stopped in today while up in Milwaukee for the afternoon. Took the brief $5 tour in what was a very clean/neat facility set up to have a "German biergarten" sort of vibe. After which youíre treated to your choice of four out of something like 18 brews on tap to sample along side ten or so different "bottomless" sodas. Our tour guide was very pleasant, but didnít seem as well prepared as he might have been to answer brewing-related questions. Prices for take-out and merch in the gift shop were super cheap. Only points deducted for knowledge of guide and almost complete lack of bourbon barrel aged offerings in gift shop. Overall, highly recommended way to spend a couple hours of your day.
Visited for a 1 PM tour on a Saturday in August. Place was nice looking, but nothing spectacular. Tour guide was informative and pleasant, and the tour was not too long. Tours cost $3, which included a tasting glass and tickets for four beers. During our tour, some people in other groups didnít use all of their tickets and gave us some, so we were able to sample seven beers. Their beers were outstanding, and they had about 10 different choices to try. Kids can tour as well, as they also make root beer and other soft drinks. They sell beer as well, and you can buy mixed four packs of their 16-ounce bottles for about $1.35 a bottle (their Generation Porter cost $1.99). Really a great place to check out when in southeastern Wisconsin.
One of the finest brewery tours around. Tourguide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable, and the tour itself was more hands-on than most. Got to try some hops pellets which was pretty gross, but a good story nonetheless. The tasting room is amazing. My wife is not a beer drinker so I got to use her "tickets" to try all their beers; normally you have to pay extra to have more than a few samples. Even so, itís worth it. Excellent beer, excellent craft pop too, well worth the stopover.
Tour was good and the guide did a good job. The tasting bar and gift shop areas were nice and contained both clothing items as well as beverages. The tasting bar consisted of four samples of almost everything they had. Ambiance was nice with old neon beer signs on the walls and an old world feel. If youíre in Milwaukee, Sprecher is worth a stop.
Very enjoyable tour. Tour leader very enthusiastic. Tour is educational and enjoyable, albeit pretty basic. Lots of choices in the sampling room including many of Sprecherís very tasty premium sodas. Gift shop is fully stocked although not all seasonals available at all times. Quality and pride are evident throughout.
I visited this place with my girlfriend and some good friends (including Singlemalter). The tour itself is pretty fast paced but imformative none the less. It is well worth the $3, ecspecially since you get 4 free 8 oz. drink tickets. Iíve had the opportunity to enjoy many of Sprecherís fine brews in the past, but itís always nice trying them again. Great tour, and great beer all around.
Interesting tour but, if you really like beer, I suggest the Reserve Tasting tour - beer and cheese pairing. You get some of the rarer (i.e. better) beers and some quite good cheese. The regular beers are ok. Good selection and reasonable prices in the store.