Earlier today we posted that the beers of Milwaukee Brewing Co. will be appearing at our stores next week. Below is the Bio of Jim McCabe, Founder and Owner of Milwaukee Brewing Company. Jim will be hosting a meet and greet tasting this Tuesday from 5-8 at our Lakeview store on Clark Street.
Jim McCabe, founder and owner of the Milwaukee Brewing Company, opened our first brewpub, the Milwaukee Ale House, in 1997. After graduating from Marquette University in 1987, Jim started homebrewing in his farmhouse in the Milwaukee suburb of Cedarburg. One of his recipes was Louies Demise, an Amber Ale that would become the flagship beer and best seller of the Milwaukee Brewing Company. In a time where Milwaukee was predominantly known as a lager town, Jim decided to open up the Milwaukee Ale House in the Third Ward in Milwaukee in 1997. Ales were a popular style on the West Coast, and Jim was one of the first ale brewers to appear in Milwaukee.
Demand for the beers of the Ale House soon grew throughout the region and in November of 2007 Jim opened the doors of the Milwaukee Brewing Company, a 50 bbl brewhouse and packaging facility located on 2nd Street in the Walkers Point area of Milwaukee. In 2010 Jim and Milwaukee Brewing Company were the first Wisconsin craft brewery to brew and can their own beer. As one of Wisconsins fastest growing breweries Jim is still active in creating and helping shape the beers from Milwaukee Brewing Company.