September 11, 2008
Abandoned Brew

Fans of old buildings may find this pictorial exploration of an old abandoned brewery of interest. Remember folks, it costs money to tear something down, and nothing to leave it standing.

Then again, that building would seem to be chock-full of all sorts of useful bits, not to mention what I would suppose to be tons of Not Cheap copper. You'd think someone would've salvaged it by now.

Posted by scott at September 11, 2008 11:03 AM

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no shiat. If you're a collector of vintage stuff, that place is a gold mine. Imagine having some of those old Pabst signs in your basement bar (assuming you were a PBR or beer fan).

But yeah - the scrap steel and copper prices now make that place a veritable gold mine. Unfortunately, as it's in Milwaukee it probably wouldn't do as a museum.

Posted by: ronaprhys on September 11, 2008 12:34 PM

Despite the fact that PBR, in the post-WWII world anyway, is virtually a byword for terrible beer (and incidentally, the first beer I ever completely finished--I was 10), the old brewery would be a TERRIFIC place to convert into shops and restaurants. Especially brewpubs!

If I only had the capital and the know-how!

Posted by: Mark on September 11, 2008 08:56 PM
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