The Brass Tap and 84South mall owners Cobalt Partners have teamed up to create The Lokal Beer Garden in Greenfield, which opens Thursday at 4 p.m.
The new beer garden, with an 8,000-square-foot open lawn space, a food truck park and a 10,000-square-foot tent will operate at the corner of 84th Street and Layton Avenue, Thursdays-Sundays, through Nov. 1.
An indoor/outdoor food, beverage and entertainment area, called The Lokal, has been suggested for that corner of the mall and the beer garden may be a step in that direction.
Operated by Brass Tap, which is located nearby at 78th and Layton, the beer garden will have more than 40 craft beers as well as live music, trivia and karaoke. Bring a folding chair!
The garden kicks off today from 4 until 9 p.m. with a focus on Eagle Park Brewing, which is brewing a special beer for the garden. The Lokal Crusher is a mango wheat beer, and it will be featured alongside other Eagle Park brews today, including Major Tom, Circuits & Wires and Tangerine Loop Station.
Mazorca, Pop’s Kettle Corn and Heavenly Roasted Nuts will be on site selling noshes.
On Friday Jesse Voelker performs live from 7 until 10 p.m. and food will be available from Double B’se, Mazorca Taco, Pop’s Kettle Corn and Heavenly Roasted Nuts.
Open 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, there will be music bingo at 7. Food from Mazorca, Heavenly Roasted Nuts and Pop’s Kettle Corn. On Sunday, the garden will be open 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and there will be music and games and the same food options as Saturday.
Here's the opening weekend tap list:
Revolution Hazy Hero
Revolution Sun Crusher
Maplewood Juice Pants
Maplewood Pulaski Pils
WarPigs Foggy Geezer
3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust
3 Floyd’s Gumball Head
Indeed Hello, Milwaukee
Enlightened Kettle Logic
Ale Asylum Unshadowed
Ale Asylum Mad Town Nutbrown
Fox River Blu Bobber
Ciderboys First Press
Lakefront Hazy Rabbit
Toppling Goliath Sosus
Raised Grain Driftwood Porter
Tyranena Fargo Brothers Hefeweizen
Eagle Park The Local Crusher
Eagle Park Tangerine Loop Station
Eagle Park Circuits & Wires
Eagle Park Major Tom
One Barrel Commuter Kolsch
Potosi Tangerine IPA
Door County Little Sister Witbier
O’so Infectious Groove
Mob Craft Bat$h!t Crazy
Mob Craft Rhubarb IPA
Young Blood Nobody Makes Me Bleed My Own Blood
Hinterland Cherry Wheat
Central Waters Honey Blonde
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing
3 Sheep’s Fresh Coast
Central Waters Key Lime Gose
New Glarus Nectar Ale
Central Waters Vanilla Bean Stout
More information here.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.