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TAPROOM Grand Opening!
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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

Blarney Stone Stout

Hootenanny Farmhouse Ale

Lake Country IPA

Reflection Imperial Porter

Switchback Pale Ale

Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner

Woodshed Imperial Aamber Ale

In the News

MELMS Tap Room Grand Opening on St. Patrick's Day!

Well folks, after many long months of planning, hard work, and spending other people’s money (and draining our own pockets in the meantime) our brewery is finally opening its taproom.

We will hold a grand opening celebration at our new taproom (418 Merton Ave., Hartland) on Saturday, Mar. 17, from 4-11 p.m.

The festivities will include the official tapping of Blarney Stone Stout. Check out the articles below:

Nominated the "Newcomer to watch"

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

About Us

Robert Stack


Brandon Van Epps

Vice President/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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