The snow just started to fall as Wisconsinites celebrated the start of beer garden season at South Shore Terrace.
"It’s Wisconsin," said Judy Liebenstein, who came out for Wednesday's keg tapping. "This is how it goes. 70 day and then snowing the next but it’s great."
"It’s Milwaukee." said Chris Novak, as she waited in the snow to get a beer. "It’s Wisconsin so yeah I can picture this."
The wintry weather was no match for the crowds of people who showed up in layers to mark the opening of area beer gardens.
"This is totally a Milwaukee tradition and it just wouldn’t be the same without the snow," Bob Bea said.
In downtown Port Washington, the snow was wet and not sticking, but the neighborhoods looked picturesque and ready for the holidays.
April may be fickle when it comes to weather, but no one was complaining.
"This is just Wisconsin," Sherrie Michalowski said. "Somebody changed their mind so the weather changed with it so that’s all it is."
"Tomorrow it’ll probably be 80 just because we all stood out here to freeze for a free beer," Novak said.