Thursday, May 23, 2013
The beer garden opened last week, but big changes are still on the way, including an additional beer line, remodeled restrooms and more picnic table seating.
Last weekend was the first hot weekend of the year, and instinctively, hundreds made their way to the Estabrook Beer Garden to enjoy a cold one. Although the beer garden opened for business on May 15, customers won't get a full taste of what the beer garden has in store this year until the operators – Old German Beer Hall – finish their renovations. Manager Stephen Schultz said the beer garden will be even better in two to three weeks, when they will have additional seating, shorter beer lines and improved restrooms. One of the biggest complaints Schultz received last year was the poor quality of the restrooms, which are currently under renovation. Customers are using portable restrooms in the meantime. "The restrooms were built in the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The success of the beer garden is sparking discussion among county officials of two more in the parks system.
Updated Wednesday 10:46 a.m. with clarifications from Milwaukee County Executive Office spokesperson Brendan Conway Milwaukee County plans to start the bidding process next year to bring two more beer gardens to the parks system after a successful first summer in Estabrook Park netted it $65,000. The County would have one beer garden built on the west or northwest side and another built on the south side, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Specific sites were not identified. Under the Estabrook agreement with restaurateur Hans Weisgerber III, the county received 20 percent of beer sales and 10 percent of food sales. Officials said contracts for the new beer gardens would be modeled around the Estabrook pact, according to the …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Shorewood is offering free tours of the Kilbourntown House in Estabrook Park Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and asking residents to consider a donation to replace the building's roof.
Did you know the oldest house in Milwaukee is right here in Shorewood? The Kilbourntown House in Estabrook Park needs a new roof. The village is offering free showings on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join representatives from the Shorewood Historical Society, Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee County Parks, Friends of Estabrook Park and the Colonial Dames during the viewing. The village asks residents to consider donating to this roofing cause and become a Kilbourntown "roofer." Shorewood plans a "shingle dipping party" when its raises the necessary funds. Kilbourntown is a white-pillared house on the Estabrook Parkway. If you have questions please contact Diane Buck @ 964-8681 or Mary Kamps @ 964-7128.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A roundup of the latest from the Shorewood police reports.
Shorewood police say they found a 21-year-old Milwaukee man passed out in his car, sitting in traffic near the intersection of North Oakland Avenue and East Capitol Drive early Saturday morning. Following a traffic stop, the man was arrested for drunken driving. The incident occurred at 3:17 a.m. in the 1700 block of East Capitol Drive. The man smelled of alcohol and later failed a field sobriety test, according to police. His blood alcohol level was found to be .16. It’s his first operating while intoxicated offense, according to online court records. Also in the police report: (Correction made Aug. 28 10:01 a.m.: An initial version of this article incorrectly stated a man claimed his ex-wife sexually assaulted him, due to an error in the…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Shorewood officials will renovate bathrooms and sporting equipment while the Milwaukee County Parks System is planning a beer garden, complete with glassware, brats and hot dogs.
There are big changes in the works for Shorewood’s largest dedicated green space, including a beer garden anchoring the Milwaukee River. Most of the 50 acres of county-owned Estabrook Park, which runs from East Hampton Avenue to East Capitol Drive adjacent to the Oak Leaf Trail, are within Shorewood. The village will pump $50,000 into park improvements in an arrangement with Milwaukee County that provides for sewer pipes to be run through Estabrook. Shorewood's money largely will upgrade restrooms, while the Milwaukee County Parks System has plans to add a beer garden. The beer garden will include picnic tables, with lighting strung from trees, OnMilwaukee.com reports. Organizers plan to serve beer in glasses along with traditional items …