[tps_title]Empire Brewery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1844[/tps_title]
In 1844, Jacob Best founded Empire Brewery, which later became Pabst Brewing company. There is a reason why Milwaukee’s baseball team is called the Brewers! In their humble beginnings, they only produced 300 barrels their first year in business. This is a far cry from them the millions they do today under popular brands such as Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, and Colt 45.