MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI – Milwaukee County’s Traveling Beer Gardens will make three additional stops this season, at Wisconsin Ave. Park, Center Street Park and Cooper Park. The current tour stop at Juneau Park has also been extended.
The outdoor, socially distanced beer gardens, have kept beer garden season alive in a summer otherwise marred by cancellations and closures due to COVID-19.
The Traveling Beer Garden’s Pass Me a Pint tour will visit Wisconsin Ave. Park from Aug. 26 to September 7.
The tour will also continue to the Center Street park on Sep. 12 and 13. The tour will conclude at Cooper Park from Sep. 19-20.
The Roll Out the Barrel Tour, currently at Juneau Park, has been extended and will now end on Sep. 27.
“The beer garden season got a late start this summer, so we’re adding these new dates and locations to make up for the earlier cancellations,” Guy Smith, Milwaukee County Parks Executive Director said Monday in a news release.
Changes to the beer gardens this year include the use of single-use plastic cups, rather than beer gardeners using their own pints or stein glasses.
Tables are spread further apart and green bricks will show tables that have been sanitized and are ready for use.
Masks are required when patrons are not eating or drinking. This season there will be no live music or keg tappings either.
Hours have also been extended for the other Milwaukee County Parks operated beer gardens. South Shore Terrace in Bay View will switch to fall hours on Sep. 28 and remain open until Nov. 1.
Whitnall Beer Garden in Greendale will switch to fall hours on Sep. 7 and remain open until Sep. 27, and the final day for the Vine Humboldt in Bay View is Sep. 7.