By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 08, 2022 at 3:31 PM

The good folks at New Barons Brewing Cooperative, 2018 S. 1st St., have purchased a trailer and converted it for use at a beer garden this summer the Fox Point public pool, 7040-7098 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

"For several months, we have been working with the village to get the concept planned and approved," reads an email from founder and CEO John Degroote, who lives in Fox Point.


"When talking with his neighbors, he realized there was a thirst for community and the culture of the city that isn't as easy to find in the northern suburbs of Milwaukee. Realizing this, and knowing that a beer garden would be the perfect solution, he got the ball rolling with an introduction and the concept took flight quickly."


The trailer, a mobile keg cooler, will have six draft lines that will tap New Barons' four core brands – Behind! Mexican lager, All Work No Play IPA, Witches Bit Witbier and Hopped by Ziggy juicy IPA – aswell as two rotating seasonals.

It will also sell Pete's Pops and the beer garden will host food trucks and live entertainment.

You can see info on New Barons' beers here.


The New Barons Beer Garden kicks off on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. to coincide with the Village of Fox Point's open house along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Normally, the beer garden will operate from 3 until 9 p.m., on Fridays and 2 until 9 on Saturdays.

It will operate Friday, June 17, Friday, June 24, Friday, July 8, Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 30, Friday, Aug. 12, Friday Aug. 19, Friday, Aug. 26, Saturday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept 24.

Watch the Facebook event page for updates on entertainment, food trucks and more.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.