The brewery buildings will soon be home to Pabst City, a mix of retail, housing, office, and entertainment (supposedly a House of Blues). It will be interesting to see if Milwaukee can support another entertainment district. I sure hope so, but I have my concerns.
In a strange turn of events, Pabst is now brewed in Milwaukee at its old rival, Miller. They are a "virtual brewer." They don't have their own brewery, rather they contract with others like Miller to brew Pabst. To be honest, it still doesn't taste like it used to back in the old days when the Pabst brewery was still open.
It used to be the best tour in Milwaukee. We'd take the bus down there from college on Fridays and if you got on the first tour you could usually sweet talk the bartender that gave out the samples into letting you stick around for a couple of tours. We would leave there feeling pretty good.