Do you like drinking? (Click here if you don’t.) Do you like drinking outside? Do you like drinking in places you wouldn’t normally expect a lot of (legal) drinking, like public parks? Then you’re in luck, because Milwaukee County’s ever-popular Traveling Beer Garden is returning for 2017.

Entering its fourth year, the roaming beer paradise will once again feature a Sprecher Brewery mobile kiosk setting up shop in 12 Milwaukee County parks from May 17 – September 4. Live music will be included Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5 – 8 p.m. According to a press release:

“Beer gardens on the 12-stop tour are staffed by Milwaukee County Parks employees and offer 10 on-tap Sprecher beers, served in souvenir glass pints and steins, with refills offered at reduced prices at any stop on the tour. In addition, flights of five beer samples are served. Other Sprecher selections include gluten-free beer, hard sodas, sodas, and root beer floats. Wine and snacks, including soft pretzels, are also available.”

Also returning will be the Beer Garden 5K Run, a series of four races through various parks, ending at a Traveling Beer Garden.

In 2016 along, Milwaukee County sold more than 100,000 Sprecher beers, 10,000 Sprecher sodas, and 3,000 root beer floats via the Traveling Beer Garden. That’s a lot of beer. Here’s the (weather-permitting) 2017 schedule, divided into two “tours”:

ROLL OUT THE BARREL TOUR

May 17 – June 11
Greenfield Park

June 14 – July 9
Grant Park

July 12 – August 6
Scout Lake Park

August 9 – September 4
Doctor’s Park

PASS ME A PINT TOUR

May 17 – 29
Juneau Park

May 31 – June 11
Kletzsch Park

June 14 – 25
Froemming Park

June 28 – July 9
McCarty Park

July 12 – 23
Zablocki Park

July 26 – August 6
Lake Park

August 4 – 6
Brown Deer Golf Course (pop-up at PHC Classic tournament)

August 9 – 20
Greene Park

August 23 – September 4
Bender Park

BEER GARDEN 5K RUN SERIES

May 18
Juneau Park

June 15
Froemming Park

July 6
Grant Park

August 3
Lake Park

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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.