Saturday, I took the trip from Chicago up I-94 to take in some baseball, beer and delicious encased meats. Celebrating my dad’s birthday a little early, we made a day pairing the Lakefront Brewery with Milwaukee baseball. Very thankful the fine people at the Brewers shared this so I knew what to look forward to before getting to Miller Park.
Getting to Miller Park early is a fun experience. There’s tailgating, bags, grilling and every Wisconsin team logo present. Even in 30 degree temps, there’s a pretty solid party raging. Under the dome is a different kind of party though, and way more than the mid-game Sausage Race that you’ve heard so much about…
During batting practice, I took the opportunity to walk the 100-level concourse, engulfing myself in the smells of ‘Stormin Gorman’ pulled pork sandwiches, Banh Mi brats (with asian slaw and cilantro lime mayo), and assorted sugar-coated, roasted nuts.
On the 200-level, toward right field, I was directed to the “Brat Boys” concession stand where the real fun was…
The Wisconsin Dog
With homemade beer jam, sauerkraut and a big pile of bacon.
The Jalapeno Popper
Deep fried jalapeno peppers and nacho cheese.
If you crave something sweet, I highly recommend heading toward right field on the 100-level concourse and finding the bright green “Hoely Moley” Doughtnut + Frozen Custard Sandwich stand.
There are a litany of topping options, like pecan pie pieces, peanut butter, Nutella, and more. I went with the first choice on the board though.
The ‘Baby Spice’
with cinnamon donut pieces, caramel and fudge.
Oh, and the game went 12 innings, Padres won 8-7, and Andy Grammar played a post-game concert!
Thank you for the good time, Milwaukee. I will certainly be back to explore some more this summer.