MILWAUKEE — The Traveling Beer Gardens are returning to Milwaukee and the official schedule for the summer of 2022 has been released!
The beer gardens consist of two restored fire trucks which have been converted into a mobile beer truck serving beer from Milwaukee's Sprecher Brewery.
The two trucks will travel around Milwaukee County this summer visiting different parks and serving refreshing beer.
“This is a way that we bring people back into our Milwaukee County parks. So many folks have been stuck within their homes for the past two years. And we know that throughout this pandemic, we’re finally seeing the end of the tunnel right now,” said David Crowley, Milwaukee County Executive.
One truck will be for the "Roll Out the Barrel Tour," and the other will be for the "Pass Me a Pint Tour."
The dates for the Roll Out the Barrel Tour are:
- Juneau Park: May 11 - May 30
- Cooper Park: June 1 - June 19
- Grant Park: June 22 - July 10
- Lake Park: July 13 - July 31
- Greenfield Park: August 3 - August 21
The dates for the "Pass Me a Pint Tour" are:
- Froemming Park: May 25 - June 12
- Juneau Park: June 15 - July 4
- McCarty Park: July 6 - July 24
- Doctors Park: July 27 - August 14
- Juneau Park: August 17 - September 5
The trucks will also be selling food with beer. The menu consists of pretzels, hot dogs, brats, chips, beef sticks, and ice cream. You can learn more about the beer garden and look at its menu here.
Leaders say the annual event has transformed the landscape of public parks across the county, allowing for much-needed updates, including park repaving and ADA accessibility features.
“Overall traveling beer gardens have generated over $3.8 million in revenues for the parks. Beer gardens, in general, have generated almost 12 million in revenues since 2014, which is pretty amazing,” said Guy Smith, Executive Director, Milwaukee County Parks.
Some proceeds from the gardens go toward Milwaukee County Park improvements, and this year marks nine years since the Sprecher and Milwaukee County Parks partnership began.
“We want everyone we reach throughout the country to know that we take pride in our roots and our home here in Milwaukee,” said Sprecher Brewery CEO Sharad Chadha. “This partnership with the County Parks helps contribute to a vibrant community.”