Cheers! Celebrate Milwaukee’s brewing heritage at 172nd birthday party

MILWAUKEE -- As Milwaukee gears up for its 172nd birthday -- you're invited to celebrate the city's brewing heritage. Katharine Foley with the Milwaukee Press Club joins Real Milwaukee with the scoop on the city's birthday party.

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Milwaukee’s history is steeped in beer. From Pabst to Miller to Blatz, the big breweries paved the way for today’s micro-brew craze. Dozens of craft breweries have popped up in Milwaukee, satisfying our thirst for first-class suds. Help us say cheers to the city’s brewing history at Milwaukee’s 172nd birthday!

Join us in “Toasting Tradition: A Celebration of Milwaukee’s Brewing Heritage” at the City of Milwaukee’s Birthday Party on Jan. 25, hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club.  Your ticket includes the opportunity to network with fellow Milwaukeans, gourmet food stations by Bartolotta Catering, complimentary beer, birthday cake and a gift for you to take home.

What was Milwaukee’s first brewery? What brewing Company occupies an old Milwaukee Gas Light plant? What brewery was once called a “Frankenstein operation” by a critic? Milwaukee’s biggest beer buffs will be recognized at the event.