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Sprecher Brewing Company



Sprecher Brewery is a brewery founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Randal Sprecher in 1985. Sprecher produces an assortment of beers and sodas. The brewery has since moved to the neighboring city of Glendale in Milwaukee County.

Despite producing a full range of micro-brewed craft beers, the brewery is arguably best known for its premium sodas. Sprecher Root Beer and Orange Dream are Milwaukee staples, and kegs of the root beer are ubiquitous at special events throughout Milwaukee and can be found on tap or from a soda fountain at area restaurants. Sprecher brews more root beer than all of their alcoholic beers combined. One of the most unusual aspects of their root beer is that raw Wisconsin honey is used as a primary ingredient.
 

  
History
Founder Randal Sprecher, a California native, earned his first degree in oceanography, but found himself unable to continue in this profession due to an unfortunate tendency toward seasickness. Sprecher earned a second degree in brewing and was employed by Pabst in Milwaukee. After a brief time at Pabst, he founded his own brewery in 1985. The new brewery was founded on a budget of $40,000; Sprecher was forced to purchase antiquated or repurposed equipment to keep costs down, including a 16-oz. bottling machine from Coca-Cola and tanks from the dairy industry. Some of this equipment remains in use today.

The current Sprecher facility was acquired in 1994.

Beers -Year round  
Special Amber
Black Bavarian
Hefe Weiss
Pub Ale
Abbey Triple
Micro-Light

Seasonal beers
Irish Stout (Spring)
Mai Bock (Spring)
India Pale Ale (Summer)
Oktoberfest (Autumn)
Dopple Bock (Autumn)
Imperial Stout (Winter)
Winter Brew (Winter)

Limited release beers
Barley Wine Ale
Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine
Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Generation Porter
Mbege Ale (gluten free)
Shakparo Ale (gluten free)
IPA2 Double India Pale Ale

Sodas
Root Beer
Cream Soda
Puma Kola
Cherry Cola
Orange Dream (orange soft drink + honey + vanilla)
Ginger Ale
Lo-Cal Root Beer
Ravin' Red (cherry + cranberry + honey + ginseng)

Brewery Tour
Sprecher Brewery offers year-round tours of their facility with tour times varying depending on season, production runs, and holidays. The tour costs differently by age.

The tour starts in the brew house where all of Sprecher's beers are brewed and sodas are produced. After an explanation of the brewing process the tour proceeds through the refrigerated cellar where the beer/soda is stored until bottled. Through the cellar is the bottling line and warehouse.

The tour ends with 4 samples of beer for adults (an 8 fluid ounce sampler glass is included) and unlimited soda samples for all at the indoor beer tent. The bar in the indoor tent also sells packages of local wisconsin cheeses and Usinger's sausages for snacking during tasting.

  





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Top 10
Ales & Lagers
in the USA

Golden Ale
Blonde Ale
English Summer Ale
English Pale Ale

English IPA
Imperial IPA
Bitter
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English Mild Ale
 English Brown Ale
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Oatmeal Stout
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American Cream Ale
American Wheat
American specialty wheat

Fruit/Vegetable beer
Pumpkin beer
Herb and Spice beer
Chocolate Beer
Coffee beer
Rye/Roggen Beer
Wood / Barrel
Aged beer
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Aged strong beer
Smoked/Rauch beer

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