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Our address is 418 Merton Avenue in Hartland, WI. We are conveniently off Highway 16 near Sendik's and across the street from Walgreens. There is a fantastic, local pizza joint right next door, Falbo Bros Pizzeria....you can order on their app and they will bring it down when it's ready!

Google Directions  (262)361-4946

On Tap

Rye Amber

Lake Country IPA

Limey Prick Seltzer (Prickly Pear & Lime)

Nuggets of Wisdom IPA

Guava Wheat

Coming Soon

In the News

Hartland Man Revives Melms Brewing Company after 150 Years

By Journal Sentinel, part of the USA Today network:

Melms Brewing Company is Reopening After 149 Years

By Milwaukee Magazine:

Historic Melms Brewing Co. to reopen in Hartland this weekend

By OnMilwaukee:

Melms Brewing Company to Open Taproom on St. Patrick's Day

By Shepherd Express:

Nominated the "Newcomer to watch"

By Isthmus Magazine at the Great Taste of the Midwest, check out the article below:

About Us

Robert Stack


Bob Beres

Vice President/Sales

Brew Master

  • 1854

    C.T MELMS Brewery Opens

    Founded by Franz Neukirch and his son-in-law, Charles T. "C.T." Melms, in 1854, the original brewery was on Virginia Street in Walker's Point. The partners built a state-of-the-art brewery complex and it opened as Menomonee Brewery, but ultimately was renamed to Melms Brewery.

  • 1860

    The Beer Baron

    By 1860, Melms had become the largest brewery in Milwaukee and C.T. Melms is widely considered to be the first Milwaukee "beer baron."

  • 1869

    Pabst Buys Melms

    Melms passed away in 1869 and Pabst (then Best & Co.) bought the Walker's Point operation.

  • 2014

    IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign

    Funding for the new project began as an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign in 2014. From there, the small operation grew as a contract brewer through appearances at beer festivals in the state and limited availability at some outlets.

  • March 2018

    Melms Tap room Opens!

    Melms Brewing Company announced on Facebook that they will hold a grand opening celebration at their new taproom (418 Merton Ave., Hartland) on Saturday, Mar. 17, from 4-11 p.m.

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