By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor 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 & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.