By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jun 11, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Estabrook Beer Garden will hold its grand opening for the summer of 2013 on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.

A ceremonial keg tapping will take place at 6 p.m. and free beer will be offered while it lasts. Attendees can enjoy live German music while overlooking the Milwaukee River. 

Following a successful inaugural year in 2012, Estabrook Beer Garden's contract was renewed long-term and the managers have made improvements to the site that include a commercial kitchen, additional food and beer service points and modern restrooms.

On Thursday, June 13, look for for Molly Snyder's in-depth interview with Hans Weissgerber III, manager of Estabrook Beer Garden, where he discusses the hotspot's past, present and future.