On March 28, 1836, Frederick Pabst was born. During his original career as a Great Lakes steamboat skipper he met and subsequently married Maria Best. His new bride was the daughter of Phillip Best, a famous brewer in Milwaukee. A year later Phillip convinced his new son-in-law to join the brewery. Later, after assuming leadership of the brewery, Frederick changed its name to “Pabst”.

Make your own beer history on June 6, 2020 when Sandy Downs hosts the Beer Fest. Tickets on sale now at MBBF.org