By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 18, 2015 at 3:01 PM Photography: Royal Brevvaxling

The Humboldt Park Beer Garden, 3000 S. Howell Ave., is making strides toward positioning itself as Milwaukee’s craft beer garden.

Beginning this summer, the beer garden has begun featuring seven rotating taps from Wisconsin breweries, including include Lakefront Brewery, Sprecher Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing Co., Potosi Brewing, Lake Louie Brewing, Ale Asylum, Wisconsin Brewing Co. and St. Francis Brewery.

Beginning on Friday, Aug. 1, it’ll also host a series of tap takeovers – during which a featured brewery will take over multiple tap lines at the beer garden, showcasing some of their best beers and giving customers a chance to interact with brewery representatives.

Jim Klisch of Lakefront Brewery will help the beer garden kickoff the very first tap takeover series on Friday, Aug. 21.

Future tap takeovers at the beer garden include:

Aug. 27: Pecatonica Beer Company
Sept. 3: MobCraft Beer
Sept. 18: Ale Asylum
Sept. 25: Sprecher Brewing Company

The beer garden will host an Oktoberfest celebration on Sept. 24 featuring live music and celebratory keg tapping.

"We are excited to have some of the great breweries of Wisconsin on tap at our beer garden," says Nick Dillon, Operations Manager of St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant. "And we look forward to giving everyone an opportunity to drink these locally brewed beers outside at one of the greatest parks in Milwaukee!"

In addition to the beer selection, Humboldt Park Beer Garden also features local foods from Milwaukee Pizza Company, Milwaukee Pretzel Company, Babe’s Ice Cream, Klement’s Sausages and Hot Dogs and Beer Cheese Soup in a bread bowl from St. Francis Brewery.

The Humboldt Park beer garden opens daily at noon with last call for food or beer at 9:00 p.m. Pig roasts and live polka music are featured every Saturday.

For more information, call (414) 539-8267 or visit

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.