Friday, September 4, 2015

A Trip to Milwaukee-- Part 2: From the Frying Pan to the Cool Cave

Continued from August 28th.

We had some time to kill so looked around the Miller store and am glad to report that I bought NOTHING.

We first went to the place where they put the beer into bottles and cans.  The assembly lines move by so fast it is dizzying.  They can, bottle and keg a real, real lot of beer and then stack them in huge piles.  They said they get the beer out very fast, usually within 24-48 hours.

Then, we went to the top of where they were mixing the brew.  We were warned ahead of time of around 60 steps we'd have to c,limb and then that it would be significantly hot.  they weren't lying.  We huffed our way up and then sweated through an explanation of what was happening and then way too many questions from our group.  At least going down was a bit easier.

Next stop was the caves where Miller kept their beer in the days before refrigeration.  These were very cool.  I'm not sure that going from the really hot to the really cool is a good thing.  But I never got sick.

Ready for Some Beer.  --RoadDog

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