By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 19, 2021 at 8:31 AM

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Raised Grain Brewing Co. and Waukesha County Parks have announced the schedule for their 2021 Pop-Up Beer Gardens tour, which starts Friday, May 21 and visits parks across the county.

The beer gardens will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 3-9.

Vehicles in the parks require either an annual Waukesha County Parks Sticker, which can be purchased at waukeshacountyparks.com, or paid daily park entrance fee.

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Customers will find seven Raised Grain brews on tap, alongside the Waukesha brewery's Diamond Hard Seltzer.

There will also be food trucks rotating throughout the season, including Matty’s Food Truck, Just Smokin’ BBQ, Benet's BBQ and Tramper’s Oak Fired Pizza.

“Raised Grain looks forward to seeing family and friends enjoy a beer or hard seltzer outdoors in their favorite parks this summer,” said Nick Reistad of Raised Grain Brewing Co. “We are taking the necessary steps to offer a safe experience for all our guests.”

The beer gardens will make use of space to encourage and allow for social distancing and visitors are asked to mask up according to state and local guidelines, as well as bring their own folding chairs to help make use of the open space available.

“We are pleased to be offering a safe outdoor option for our community to enjoy both our beautiful park system and local brews from Raised Grain once again,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow.

Here is the full schedule:

May 21-22  – Muskego: S83W20370 Janesville Rd., Muskego

May 28-30  – Minooka: 1927 E Sunset Dr., Waukesha

June 3-5 – Fox River: W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha

June 10-12 – Menomonee: W220 N7884 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls

June 17-19 – Fox Brook: 2925 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield

June 24-26 – Mukwonago: S100W31900 County Hwy LO, Mukwonago

July 1-3 – Minooka: 1927 E Sunset Dr., Waukesha

July 8-10 – Fox Brook: 2925 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield

July 15-17 – Fox River: W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha

July 22-24 – Menomonee: W220 N7884 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls

July 29-31 – Mukwonago: S100W31900 County Hwy LO, Mukwonago

Aug. 5-7 – Muskego: S83W20370 Janesville Rd., Muskego

Aug. 12-14 – Minooka: 1927 E Sunset Dr., Waukesha

Aug. 19-21 – Fox River: W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha

Aug. 26-28 – Fox Brook: 2925 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield

Sept. 3-4 – Mukwonago: S100W31900 County Hwy LO, Mukwonago

Sept. 10-11 – Fox Brook: 2925 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield

Sept. 17-18 – Menomonee: W220 N7884 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls

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 OnMilwaukee.com 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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.