In 2016 we expanded from our half barrel brewery on the second floor of the Lincoln Warehouse to our current 3.5 barrel system and tap room on the first floor. Our tap room is cozy, and in the summers we have outdoor seating and a large glass garage door we throw open to enjoy nice weather.
We try to have 8 different beers of ours on tap at any given time, including a few year-round offerings and some one-offs. The brewery is on full display when you're imbibing in the tap room, so come see where we make the liquid! Although we don't serve food, we encourage everyone to bring their own or order in (see Tap Room page for more details).
Tap Room Hours:
Thursday | 4p-11p
Friday | 3p-12a
Saturday | 3p-12a
Established in 2013.
Enlightened Brewing Company, located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, started with a group of friends that frequented craft beer bars, and held conversations on all the things that one might consider "off-limits" around the dinner table or in polite conversation. The idea was to assemble in a public place where we could have a dialogue on these topics among something we could all agree on: Quality Beer. We called ourselves The Enlightened Imbibers.
In the course of these meetings, one of those Imbibers began home brewing and sharing those beers with friends. Several years later, Enlightened Brewing Company incorporated becoming an official brewery, ultimately turning that passion into a legitimate business.
Today, Enlightened Brewing Company has its brewery and tap room located in the historic Lincoln Warehouse in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. It's very much a warehouse space, but we've made it cozy in here, and it's perfect for practicing our craft. We put in the work to brew the beer ourselves, and distribute to locations in the greater Milwaukee, WI area.