ABC Estabrook Inc., the operator of the Estabrook Beer Garden at Milwaukee County's Estabrook Park in Glendale, plans to operate a year-round beer garden at Milwaukee County's Scout Lake Park in Greendale, said ABC Estabrook managing director Hans Weissgerber III.
ABC Estabrook and county officials are working out details of a 10-year agreement for the beer garden at Scout Lake Park, 5902 W. Loomis Road, Greendale, Weissgerber said. The beer garden there could open in May or early June, he said.
The Estabrook Beer Garden opened in 2012 and is inspired by classic beer gardens in Munich, Germany. It has become a popular destination in the Milwaukee area to enjoy German beer, snacks and the outdoor park setting along the Milwaukee River.
The beer garden at Scout Lake Park will be similar to Estabrook Beer Garden, but it will have indoor seating and could be open-year round, Weissgerber said. ABC Estabrook plans to make improvements to the Scout Lake Park facility, but details have not been finalized yet, he said.
"(Scout Lake Park) is already a far more improved site than Estabrook was," Weissgerber said. "Since we're already doing something on the north side of Milwaukee County we also felt the south side of Milwaukee County should be able to experience something like this in their neighborhoods."
Scout Lake Park is somewhat forgotten by many area residents but it has attractive features, including a natural lake, and is located in a densely populated area, Weissgerber said. The beer garden would occupy the Scout Lake Pavilion, located along the lake. http://www.biztimes.com/article/20140116/ENEWSLETTERS02/140119858/0/SEARCH