Pabst Brewing Company Returns to its Roots
With the craft beer craze taking over North America, Pabst Brewing Co has decided to take advantage of its vast library of vintage beer recipes. Next year, Pabst will reopen its historic brewery closed in 1996 to produce vintage beers going back to its roots. The company will open a new microbrewery and tasting room in its original building (a converted Methodist church from the 1890s.) The brewery's history goes back even further than that: it was founded in 1844.
Expect to see chestnuts such as Tankard Ale, Kloster Beer, Bock, Andecker, and more. If you visit the brewery/tasting room (expected to be opened Summer 2016), you will be able to enjoy brewery tours, a museum full of memorabilia, a tasting room (of course), beer garden, and even a brew pub serving small-batch brews only available on-site.
Pabst joins a host of large international breweries trying to tap into the craft beer momentum. This phenomenon is not without controversy from craft beer purists. (Is it really "craft beer" when manufactured by one of the world's largest breweries?) Still, a company with such deep history, at least from the perspective of the USA, they should have the right to revive the gems of their past.