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Livin' it up at the Orchard Inn
Livin’ it up at the Orchard Inn

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I’ve never been as far north as Wisconsin, and my only knowledge of Milwaukee is this:

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Laverne & Shirley

But I loved that show and wanted to visit Milwaukee to see what all the fuss was about.

By the power of old National Geographic mags, I’ve learned it’s the home of original copper kettles at Pabst’s brewhouse.

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I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but in Texas, PBR specials are rampant at bars and poolhalls. It’s oft times sipped ironically in tall boy cans by those with burly hipster beards, horn-rim glasses, and cuffed skinny jeans. But who can argue with these daily specials?

$2 Lone Star, PBR & Ziegenbock

Oh, and sometimes this happens.

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That defeats the purpose of keeping the ale chilled but surely it would woo all the single ladies.

However, let’s not forget it was Schlitz that made Milwaukee famous.

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Below you see the smiles of execs from both Miller and Schlitz making a toast to Summerfest, an annual brouhaha of merriment, back when Carter was president.

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And what could go better with Milwaukee beer than Milwaukee brats?

Usinger's Famous Sausage
Usinger’s Famous Sausage–National Geo 8/80

Such a friendly place all around!

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