And that’s a good thing because I’m not a beer drinker, other than a social craft beer or two at dinner. But for enquiring minds…
Milwaukee became home to four breweries because in it’s early history Germans were a large part of the population. In 1880, about 27 percent of the city was native German. And Germans like beer, so…. Pabst, Miller, Schlitz and Blatz breweries emerged.
But Milwaukee has some nice architecture too.
I appreciated that the downtown does not have towering skyscrapers as in Chicago. It’s 600,000 population is about twice the size of my county and so retains small city atmosphere.
The city’s art museum has a spectacular Brise Soleil designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who also designed the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California, which I visited in 2011. Each morning, the museum’s opening is heralded by the opening of the wings. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQJPkQL0fU
There are many beautiful residences in the area of Lake Park and along North Lake Drive.
Milwaukee’s German heritage has of course resulted in German cuisine. MAder’s has been serving up German food for over 100 years and that was lunch.
I’ll definitely go back to Milwaukee!