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UPDATED: Beer gardens are making a comeback

Published June 11, 2020

As other cities plot to make streetside dining more available as a means for reopening struggling restaurants and bars, Milwaukee-area beer gardens are slowly dipping their toes into the water, and some are fully reopening.

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Urban Spelunking: Benjamin Church House

Published June 20, 2017

Lately, I've been nosing around old houses in Milwaukee. I mean, really old houses. This time, we go inside the oldest surviving Milwaukee house: Benjamin Church House, begun in 1843 on 4th and Court Streets, across from where Golda Meir School now stands.

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Abele shares vision for parks, Domes, beer gardens and more

Published Nov. 23, 2016

2016 has been an intense year for seemingly everyone and everything, including the Milwaukee County Parks. There was upheaval and controversy, but also numerous positive parks moments. According to County Executive Chris Abele, there are more to come.

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8 reasons to check out a cyclocross race

Published Oct. 31, 2016

The free beer and brats is just the beginning. Cyclocross leads bike racers around short laps over mixed terrain - pavement, grass, mud, and snow ... check out this hot sport that spinning around the country and greater Milwaukee.

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Beer garden's opening and German Beer Day fall on same Saturday

Published Jan. 28, 2016

Saturday, April 23 is the first day of the season and it's also German Beer Day, which celebrates the 500-year anniversary of the Duke of Bavaria proclaiming that a drink can only be called "beer" if it's made from water, barkey, and hops.

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$1,000 reward offered after beer garden vandalized

Published Jan. 16, 2015

Earlier this week, the Estabrook Beer Garden was vandalized. Although insurance will cover the cost of repair, a $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for the vandalism.

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Social Circle: Are there too many beer gardens?

Published July 13, 2014

Milwaukee welcomed another beer garden this week - this time, at Humboldt Park in Bay View. Are there too many beer gardens in town or can there never be enough?

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Spaces & Traces visits Shorewood

Published April 29, 2013

Since 1981, when Historic Walker's Point, Inc., held its Loft Spaces and Historic Traces, the annual Spaces & Traces tour has opened the doors of Milwaukee homes and historic spaces to the public. The 32nd installment of the event, held Saturday, May 18, features Shorewood.

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Milwaukee makes another list, this one is global

Published Sept. 21, 2012

Earlier this week, I shared a non beer and brats list that Milwaukee made. Today, it's back to what made us great, beer. And, Milwaukee's in some mighty fine company.

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Waving the flag for free speech

Published Aug. 14, 2009

A Crivitz supper club owner will get help from a bevy of lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin as he sues the village for denying his right to fly the U.S. flag upside down.