By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Apr 19, 2019 at 5:14 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Beer garden fever is spreading.

This summer, there will be a brand new series of traveling beer gardens taking place throughout Washington County.

The series is made possible by a partnership between the Washington County Park and Trail System and Riverwest’s Black Husky Brewing, which operates its brewery and taproom at 909 E. Locust St.

The series will kick off on Thursday, May 31 at Homestead Hollow County Park in Germantown and will continue throughout the summer, ending in mid-September.

Beer garden schedule

Thursday and Friday beer garden hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday hours will be 3 to 9 p.m. Last call will take place 30 minutes before closing time. Daily park passes are $5.

May 31-June 1: Homestead Hollow County Park, Germantown
June 7-8: Sandy Knoll County Park, West Bend
June 14-15: Eisenbahn Bike-In Beer Garden (TBD)
June 21-22: Ackerman’s Grove County Park West Bend
June 28-29: Glacier Hills County Park Richfield
July 5-6: Sandy Knoll County Park West Bend
July 11-12: Ackerman’s Grove County Park West Bend
July 19-20: Homestead Hollow Germantown
Aug. 2-3: Sandy Knoll County Park West Bend
Aug. 9-10: Leonard J. Yahr County Park West Bend
Aug. 16-17: Eisenbahn Bike-In Beer Garden (TBD)
Aug. 23-24: Homestead Hollow County Park Germantown
Aug. 30-31: Leonard J. Yahr County Park West Bend
Sept. 13-14: Sandy Knoll County Park West Bend

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.