By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM

The Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., announced today that it will partner with Shorewood's Draft & Vessel, 4417 N. Oakland Ave., to create a summer "beer patio" on the south-facing sidewalk adjacent to the market. 

The patio will feature Draft & Vessel's "Tap Truck," a 1941 Ford pickup truck equipped with eight draft lines. Those lines will feature a variety of locally produced craft beers not otherwise available at the Market. The truck will also feature a custom craft cocktail from Twisted Path Distillery and a number of non-alcoholic options including Wisconsin-made kombucha and root beer.

"As we continue to look at ways to enhance our customer experience, we thought it best to look outside the market building and build on the energy of one of the most vibrant corners in the Third Ward neighborhood," noted Public Market Executive Director Paul Schwartz. "Given Nathaniel’s reputation and attention to detail, I think it will provide yet another fun reason to visit the market this summer."

The new beer patio will be open Thursday through Sunday throughout the summer months; however, the seating area will be available for use by the general public at all times during public market’s general operating hours.

Additional details  including information about the patio's grand opening and hours of operation  will be announced in the coming weeks.

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.