Pabst Brewing Company, originally called Best Brewing, was founded in Wisconsin in 1844 by Jacob Best, Sr., with his four sons, Jacob, Jr., Charles, Phillip, and Lorenz. Theirs was a small operation, turning out only around 300 barrels per year in the beginning. Charles and Lorenz left the family business in 1850 to start the Plank Road Brewery, which would eventually become the famous Miller Brewing Company. By 1859, Phillip was the sole...Continue Reading