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    7 Abandoned Breweries “Open” for Exploration

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    Re: 7 Abandoned Breweries “Open” for Exploration

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
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    That brings back memories. I used to sneak into the "basement" of Dubuque Star Brewery when we were in high school and college. Police were constantly chasing us out of there and it used to be a great property to just hang out on. Lots of fun started out in a "partially abandoned" brewery. The great thing was that every once in a while, somehow the owners would fire things up again and run off a batch until the late 90's. (I have a sneaking suspicion that the beer was actually brewed somewhere else and just gave people an excuse to have a festival)

    No longer have that opportunity, but now it has been "preserved" as a landmark. I'll leave it at that, as some like the results and some don't. But at least there is still some type of museum/monument to the old brew. The "urban exploring" was a different experience all to gether, to say the least.



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    Re: 7 Abandoned Breweries “Open” for Exploration

    Those big copper kettles are worth a fortune. Not just for material, but for their design. New Glarus Brewery uses those still. If I remember right they imported them from a closed brewery in Germany.


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    Re: 7 Abandoned Breweries “Open” for Exploration

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Those big copper kettles are worth a fortune. Not just for material, but for their design. New Glarus Brewery uses those still. If I remember right they imported them from a closed brewery in Germany.
    New Belgium got them from Germany or Belgium, one of the two. Once they upgraded, they sold them to New Glarus.



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