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Traveling Beer Garden 2018 Dates & Locations Revealed

Beergardening season begins in April with the opening of South Shore Terrace Beer Garden

By - Apr 5th, 2018 03:14 pm
Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden

Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden

Milwaukee – There are two seasons in Milwaukee, winter and Beer Garden season – and we can all agree, we’ve had enough of winter.

Beergardening season begins in April with the opening of South Shore Terrace Beer Garden, and will move into top gear on May 16 with the return of the Traveling Beer Gardens. The two, simultaneously running, tours will travel to fourteen stops in Milwaukee County parks in 2018, and this year they’ll feature a few exciting changes – including the ability to take credit cards. Other new features include:

New Roll Out the Barrel format
New format for the Roll Out the Barrel tour – this year each stop will be for three weeks, which allows for the addition of a fifth stop. The Roll Out the Barrel tour will end at Juneau Park on Labor Day weekend – during the Harley Davidson 115th Anniversary

New Food Partnership with Iron Grate BBQ
Beer garden favorites including pretzels, bratwurst and Polish sausage will be available every night, and on opening nights, special events, and weekends throughout the summer, the Iron Grate BBQ food truck will also visit the beer gardens.

New ‘Oak Leaf’ Flight
Our exclusive beer partner, Sprecher, offers an ever-changing selection of craft beer and hard sodas at each of the stops on the tour – served from the unique Sprecher fire trucks and new this year will be the option to purchase a flight of all twelve beers available on the fire truck. The ‘Oak Leaf’ Flight will be served on a unique Oak Leaf shaped sharing board.

New Beer Gardening Gifts
New gifts for beergardeners will also be available to purchase at the Traveling Beer Gardens – including limited edition metal pints, a new design for the souvenir pint glass and a new Beer Garden gift card. Gifts, food and beer can all be purchased with a credit card this year too.

Roll Out the Barrel Tour Schedule.

Pass Me a Pint Tour

The Traveling Beer gardens open from 5pm-10pm weekdays and 11am-10pm on weekends. Last call at 9pm. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information visit

Traveling Beer Garden 5k Run Dates
The Beer Garden 5k run series is expanding to six runs in 2018. The Thursday evening runs begin at 6pm and all participants receive a race t-shirt and a pint glass full of beer or root beer. 5ks cost $30 per race or $150 for the full series.
Registration is now open at

  • Greenfield Park, May 17
  • Bender Park, June 7
  • Froemming Park, June 21
  • Grant Park, July 12
  • Lake Park, July 26
  • Juneau Park, August 23

Hiit N Hops Workout Session Dates
The HIIT -N- Hops workout series is returning for a second season with five dates for 2018.  This workout series features a 45-minute high-intensity, interval training (HIIT) circuit-style workout in the park followed by some socializing over beer, wine or Sprecher’s soda.
Registration is now open at Each session costs $25 or $100 for all five workouts.

  • Juneau Park, May 16
  • Kletzsch Park, May 31
  • Bender Park, June 21
  • Jackson Park, July 19
  • Juneau Park, August 16

#beerandpaint with Splash Studio Event Dates
New for 2018, Splash Studio will be bringing their #beerandpaint Mini Painting & Wood Projects events to the Traveling Beer Garden for seven dates.

  • Juneau Park, May 27
  • Bender Park, June 10
  • Froemming Park, June 24
  • Grant Park, July 15
  • Doctors Park, July 29
  • Lake Park, Aug 5
  • Juneau Park, Aug 19

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2 thoughts on “Traveling Beer Garden 2018 Dates & Locations Revealed”

  1. Terry says:

    Traveling beer garden? Isn’t that like every car in Wisconsin?

  2. Rob B says:

    This is great! Awesome to see continued expansion and partnership with fitness too!

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