This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
The bridge here moved workers between the dock, the approach tracks, and refueling buildings.
There were three main stockhouses, two of which still exist, that are filled with tanks like these in addition to Fermentation. Each tank is the size of the city bus and few are left after the 2008-2009 scrapings.
The power pulley that ran air compressors straight off of the steam plant’s axel.
This part of the workhouse was sheathed in fiberglass, but now you can see its insides from a mile away.
2010. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
Looking from one workhouse at another, with the other residents of Mill Hell falling into place as the distance grows. Across the rail yard you can see Froedert Malt elevator and Calumet.
A ship passes the abandoned dock on its way to Duluth. Taconite dust stains the sides of its hull red.