Whether its Laverne & Shirley working at the brewery, the Hamms bear at the land of sky blue waters, or the argument of “tastes great – less filling,” beer definitely has a deep rooted history in Milwaukee! This weekend, Oktoberfests in Milwaukee won’t be too hard to find or celebrate!
There are several different Oktoberfest in Milwaukee opportunities from historical to fun. And if you are wondering why its called Oktoberfest, but falls in September, you will have to check in on Monday’s blog for the explanation!
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An educational look at beer can be found in the Legacies of Milwaukee Northside Brewing History Tour, which includes:
- Visit several historically significant brewery sites, tide houses, cooperages, etc. in Schiltz Park, Brewers Hill, Riverwest neighborhoods, and beyond.
- Special tour and lunch at Stonefly Brewery in Riverwest.
- Featuring an inside tour of Sprecher Brewing Co. in Glendale and Big Bay Brewing Co. in Shorewood.
If you are more athletic, try the Oktoberfest downtown at Pere Marquette Park and compete in the beer run. Balancing a brat in one hand and beer (or root beer) in the other, runners will cover a 1.5 block area and see who will win the Brat Trot! This family and pet friendly event offers food, beer and fun!
And for the true Germans looking for their fill of Spanferkl, rollbraten, kraut and beer in very large (mass) glass steins, Bavarian Inn (Glendale) hosts an annual Oktoberfest that can’t be beat! The outdoor park with covered beer hall hosts hundreds of diners, drinkers and dancers. The roasting barn will see pigs, chickens and brats roasting on fiery hot coals. Desserts feature Black Forest Torte and Bienenstich a delicious honey and almond covered cake. Saturday the popular Alte Kamaraden Band from Freistadt will be performing. Bring your tablecloths, steins and pitchers and plant your family for the evening and enjoy! We’ve gone to this since our son was five days old, so to say it is a family tradition for us might be an understatement! Look for me, and say hi if you go!
Posted by: Pat Tasker, Shorewest Sales Associate
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