Milwaukee, the Former Beer Capital of the World, Boasts a Burgeoning Craft Scene

Liz Grossman

If you watched TV in the late ’70s (or late night reruns since then), the words “schlemiel” and “schlimazel” are likely still stuck in your head, as is the sight of a glove gracing a beer bottle as it heads down the assembly line. But if the made-for-TV Milwaukee brewery “Shotz” was anywhere as busy as the real-life Schlitz at the time, Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney would’ve had no time for antics (even if they made for...