Humboldt Park Beer Garden opens Thursday night

The Humboldt Park Beer Garden will officially open for the summer season Thursday, May 11 with a ceremonial keg-tapping and celebration at 6:00 PM.

Several county officials will be on hand to celebrate the opening of one of Milwaukee County's most popular summer beer gardens, including County Supervisor Jason Haas, who represents the district that includes Humboldt Park, and also chairs the Parks Committee of the County Board.

Throughout the season, the Humboldt Park Beer Garden will turn over its draft beer selection once a week on Fridays to a wide variety of local breweries in a "Tap Takeover" series.

The summer Tap Takeover schedule is as follows: Lakefront Brewery (May 12), District 14, Eagle Park, and Enlightened Brewery (May 19), Wisconsin Brewing (May 26),  Bavarian Bierhaus (June 2), Sprecher Brewery, (June 9), Milwaukee Brewing Co (June 16), Door Country Brewery and Ahnapee Brewery (June 23), Ale Asylum (June 30), Central Waters (July 7), Beer Capitol (July 14), Vintage and Port Huron Breweries ( July 21), Karben 4 (July 28), Sand Creek (August 4), Westallion, Gathering Place, and Broken Bat Breweries  ( August 11), Lake Louie (August 18), Milwaukee Craft Brewery League (August 25), Leather Heads and Title Town Brewery (September 1), Hinterland Brewery (September 8), and All October Fest (September 29).

"The Tap Takeover series affords neighbors several opportunities to enjoy a variety of fine craft brews from across the state, all summer long," said Supervisor Haas.

On days other than the Friday Tap Takeovers, the standard tap list includes only Wisconsin brewed beer, including Lust Weissbier, from St. Francis Brewery, Klisch Pilsner, from Lakefront Brewery, and Hard Lemonade from Sand Creek Brewing. This summer the Humboldt Park Beer Garden also includes an expanded food menu, including more sandwiches and appetizers.

The Humboldt Park restroom facilities recently benefited from $54,000 in funds for repairs. Separately, the board allocated funds to install a new cedar shake roof which is nearly completed.

In addition to the new roof, patrons of the park will benefit from new tile floors, faucets, mirrors, ADA compliant sinks, bathroom stalls, toilets, baby changing stations in both bathrooms, and floor drains, along with repaired historic brick walls and windows, all finished just in time for the opening of the beer garden.

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