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Bernie Brewer Set to Travel to Spring Training; First Game on Saturday

I just got word that Bernie Brewer is going to making his way down to Arizona this weekend for the Brewers Cactus League home opener vs. the Oakland A’s on Saturday.

Bernie broke the news in a tweet earlier today:

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I sent him an email (you know, because he doesn’t talk) to find out more details.

“I’m leaving tomorrow, got a flight on Southwest. I heard we’re supposed to get a little snow here in Milwaukee–hope it doesn’t impact my flight… Looks like it’s going to be a little arctic for the Arctic Tailgate on Saturday!” [For those unfamiliar, that’s the date that individual tickets go on sale.]

“A little sad that I will miss my everyone at Arctic Tailgate–first time in seven years!-but I’m so excited to see all my friends, like Ax, Ryan, Luc, Rickie… so pumped! I’ve got all my bags packed already and I’m even taking some of my equipment. I figured why not… you know, bags fly free, might as well, and hopefully I’ll get to take a little BP!”

Bernie Brewer, shown here at a past Arctic Tailgate, won't be attending this year's event--he's headed to Arizona! (Photo courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com.)

Bernie Brewer, shown here at a past Arctic Tailgate, won’t be attending this year’s event–he’s headed to Arizona! (Photo courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com.)

Bernie told me he’ll be taking in a practice on Friday and then the games this weekend, so if you’re down in Arizona as part of the #CactusCrew, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Bernie!

I offered to give him a lift to the airport since I’ll be headed down there this weekend myself, so hopefully I’ll have an update for you on his travels. I’m sure he’ll also be tweeting along his journey, so remember to follow him here.

Stay tuned!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Pitchers & Catchers are Reporting…Are You?

Spring Training is finally upon us!

Are you headed to sunny, Phoenix, Arizona to see the Crew in Spring Training later this month or in March? Show us your favorite photo and you could be of three people chosen to win a Brewers prize package!

Create an original photo from Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Then, tweet your photo to @Bernie_Brewer on Twitter  and/or post it to Instagram using hashtag #CACTUSCREW for your chance to win! For more information and official rules, click here.

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You’ll also want to make sure you follow the #CactusCrew hashtag for Spring Training news, updates and chatter!

And don’t forget! You can also upload your photo our Brewers Fans on the Fly  interactive map, presented by Southwest Airlines!

Spring Training tickets are available at brewers.com/springtraining.

If you’re not headed to AZ this year, don’t sweat it. You can listen to, and even watch, some of the Brewers Spring Training games: click here for the complete Spring Training broadcast schedule.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

2013 Promotional Schedule Released; Individual Tickets Go On Sale 2/23 at Annual Arctic Tailgate Party

Today is a day that many Brewers fans have been waiting for: The announcement of the date for this year’s Arctic Tailgate party, which marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park and the release of our 2013 promotional schedule!

To start, individual game tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Tickets for individual Brewers home games can be purchased starting Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. at the Miller Park Box Office, at brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000 (or 800-933-7890).

This is the seventh year that the Arctic Tailgate party will mark the start of individual ticket sales. The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, Bernie Brewer and Brewers alumni players will also be on hand to greet the fans and the first 2,000 fans in line will receive a hot dog and soda, compliments of Klement’s, Pepsi and Sportservice, as well as an Arctic Tailgate t-shirt. FOX Sports Wisconsin and Newsradio 620 WTMJ will both serve as media sponsors.

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Please visit brewers.com/tailgate for details, including safety regulations. In addition, only a very limited number of tickets for Opening Day will be available at this event (note: Miller Park Box Office will be the only place where fans will be able to purchase individual Opening Day tickets on February 23; no phone or online orders will be accepted). Each fan will be limited to a maximum of four tickets for Opening Day, based on availability.

Meanwhile, through Monday, February 11, fans can visit Brewers.com and register for the chance to be selected in an Opening Day opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day and up to eight tickets to Gold and Marquee Games at Miller Park this season.

Fans will also be able to purchase parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park including Opening Day.

In addition to the Miller Park Box Office, you will be able to buy tickets and parking at Brewers.com or by phone at (414) 902-4000. The Miller Park Box Office will be open until 5 p.m. on February 23. Normal Box Office hours are from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday – Friday (beginning Monday, February 25), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays. 

And…when picking out your games, you’ll definitely want to have the 2013 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE handy!

Here are a few highlights:

Thanks to John and Cait, you already know that we’ve got 10 All-Fan Bobblehead Giveaways topping the excitement at Miller Park:

Sunday, April 7: Norichika Aoki

Sunday, April 21: George Scott

Sunday, May 5: Corey Hart

Sunday, May 26: Ryan Braun

Sunday, June 9: Carlos Gomez

Sunday, June 23: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage Polish

Sunday, July 7: Hank Aaron

Sunday, August 4: Harvey Kuenn

Sunday, September 1: Gorman Thomas

Sunday, September 15: Ben Oglivie

In addition to those sure to be very popular items, there are several special events for which fans will want to mark their calendars and secure tickets in advance.

Our 5-County, 5-Day Celebration will take place from April 29–May 3. During this time, all residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties can purchase tickets at a 50% savings on all reserved seats (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and the $1 Uecker Seats).

More great bargains are in store when we host Spring Madness from May 20-22, with all seats regularly priced at $34 and less available at a savings of 50% (excluding the Miller Lite Beerpen, All-Inclusive Areas and $1 Uecker Seats). For these three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs will be just $1 each.

In addition to the two annual tribute events – Cerveceros Day (Saturday, June 8 vs. Philadelphia) and the Negro Leagues Tribute Night (Saturday, July 20 vs. Miami) – we will also host Polish Heritage Day on Sunday, June 23 against the Atlanta Braves. On these dates, the Brewers will wear special uniform tops, including a “Piwowarzy” jersey (the Polish translation of “Brewers”).

Youth players will want to be in attendance for the popular Little League Night on Tuesday, June 25 as the Brewers open a series against the Chicago Cubs. All Little Leaguers in uniform (registered in advance through local youth leagues) will have the opportunity to parade around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony.

On Saturday, July 20, the 15th Annual Brewers Community Foundation 5K Famous Racing SausagesTMRun/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. for runners (8:15 a.m. for walkers) at the Klement’s Sausage Haus at Miller Park, with all proceeds supporting the programs of Brewers Community Foundation. Participants will receive a t-shirt, Klement’s hot dog, a bottle of Aquafina and a ticket voucher redeemable for one of eight specified regular season games in 2013. [Cait’s note: Use this as a warmup for the Brewers Mini-Marathon & 10K in September!]

Retro Fridays will be back once again and are designated for the first home Friday game of every month. They include: April 5 vs. Arizona, May 3 vs. St. Louis, June 7 vs. Philadelphia, July 5 vs. New York-NL, August 2 vs. Washington and September 13 vs. Cincinnati. Also, U.S. Bank Kids Autograph Saturdays, which are designated for kids 14 and under, will also return on select Saturdays throughout the season.  

So there you have it–everything you need to start picking out your individual games. Better hurry–Opening Day is just 55 days away!
 
-Cait

              

Start Spreading the News! Two Brewers Fans in the Running for the 2013 MLB Fan Cave!

The MLB Fan Cave is now entering its third season and we need your help to elect a Brewers  fan to be one of the 2013 cave dwellers!

The Fan Cave will start the season with a group of fan contestants  who will get to 1) watch every single baseball game played, 2) interact and film video content with current and former players, celebrities and musicians, 3) discuss the hottest baseball and pop culture topics through blog posts and social media 4) compete in exciting challenges with other fans to remain in the MLB Fan Cave – and much more.

Last year alone, more than over 100 famous guests visited the MLB Fan Cave, a 15,000 square foot location at 4th Street and Broadway in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village (formerly the home of Tower Records). You can check out the Fan Cave arsenal of videos here.

From a Brewers standpoint, you may recall a couple of appearances by John Axford, a visit from Jonathan Lucroy, and a interactive web chat with our very own Bernie Brewer.

And, in 2013, we hope to have even more interaction with the Fan Cave. In December, we put out a call to all Brewers fans to get their entries in so Milwaukee could be represented in the Fan Cave….and it worked!

After reviewing thousands of entries, MLB recently revealed the top 52  fans vying to be a contestant in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave and two of them—Peter Gourlie and Kevin Kimmes—are Brewers fans!

Now through Wednesday, February 13, fans can view video submissions from all  applicants on MLBFanCave.com and vote for their favorites. (There’s more on Peter and Kevin  to come next week, so start voting and stay tuned!)

Based on fan voting, quality of the original submissions, and the ability of the contestants to generate buzz and interest in their campaigns, MLB will narrow the field to 30 finalists who will then earn a trip to Spring Training in Arizona at the end of February, where they will compete in a variety of challenges to determine the final group of contestants.

These winners will begin the season in the MLB Fan Cave with the goal of watching all 2,430 MLB games on a large wall of big screen Sony televisions while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs, and social media. Along the way, they will compete with one another over the course of the season in a series of challenges, with fans online helping decide who gets to stay in the Fan Cave and who gets eliminated with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series.

 Now why are you still here? Click over to MLBFanCave.com and start voting for Pete and Kevin!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Happy Holidays from John and Cait!

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for reading John and Cait…Plus 9 this year!

As we head into the holidays, we wanted to take a moment to thank you again for a great 2012 and wish you a very happy holiday season.  And–we’re very much looking forward to 2013 and all the excitement that is sure to come!

Bernie Lo

If you’re looking to spread Brewers holiday cheer and (off) season’s greetings, here are a couple of ways to do so:

Cheers!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Bernie Brewer and the Famous Racing Sausages Visit Local Dunkin’ Donuts

Early this morning, Bernie Brewer and the Famous Racing Sausages treated fans to a free Brewers themed donut and small cup of coffee at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Miller Park Way.  The holiday gesture was a surprise to fans, but word got out quickly thanks to the help of local news coverage and social media.  The store went through 500 free donuts by 7:30 a.m.

Bernie was dressed in his Santa Claus outfit and the Sausages had their reindeer antlers on throughout the morning.  They also handed out candy canes to guests to support the holiday spirit.

Bernie Brewer formally announced the visit and free donuts on his twitter account, @Bernie_Brewer.

 

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

Brewers Holiday 4-Packs Winner Announced

Thanks to all of the Brewers fans who visited with Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages at the MillerCoors Holiday Lites event last Friday night!

We had tremendous response to our Twitter contest and we’re pleased to announced that Julie from Oak Creek is the winner of our grand prize, a pair of Brewers Holiday 4-Packs for the 2013 season, complete with a Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Chorizo ornament! Congratulations, Julie!

Julie Winner

It was a fun night and several other Brewers fans won other great prizes via this event as well.

To see a recap containing some of the other photos from our event, please check out our event recap here.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry! There’s still time left to purchase your Brewers Holiday 4-Packs. Click here for details!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Kenny Chesney Tickets: Win ‘Em Before You Can Buy ‘Em from Bernie Brewer!

A couple of weeks ago, we announced that Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour is coming to Miller Park on Saturday, May 18, along with country stars Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.

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Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 7 at 9am, but our very own Bernie Brewer will be offering you the opportunity to win them before you can buy them this week via his Twitter account, @Bernie_Brewer.

So, make sure you follow Bernie closely this week for your chance to win! For complete rules, click here.

If you don’t win, don’t worry. Like I said, tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, at 9am CT. You can buy them by phone at (414) 902-4000, in person at the Brewers box office, or online at brewers.com/chesney.

Good luck!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Holiday Lites and Holiday 4-Packs!

The MillerCoors Holiday Lites display returns to the Miller Valley beginning this Friday, November 30 and who better to help kick off the event than our very own Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages? Yes, that’s right, the Brewers mascots will be on hand for Opening Night of the Lites show and they’ll even have your chance to win Brewers Holiday 4-Packs!

The MillerCoors Holiday Lites. (Photo Courtesy: Miller Brewery Tour Facebook Page)

The Lites show, now in its eighth year, will feature over 300,000 LED lights, synchronized to a medley of traditional and modern holiday music. It is the largest show of its kind in the Midwest, and the lights, if laid out, would stretch nearly 15 miles.

The outdoor light show begins this Friday with free, family-friendly mini-tours of the MillerCoors Brewery and Lite Show starting every 20 minutes from 4:40 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The free tours start at the Visitor Center (4251 W. State Street in Milwaukee) and include:

  • Opening Miller Valley Video featuring the Girl In The Moon
  •  4 block outdoor walk to view the Holiday Lites Show (approx. 7 minutes)
  • Miller Valley Caves
  • Beer Sampling in the historic Milwaukee Stables

For this Friday only, Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages will be on hand with your chance to win Brewers Holiday 4-Packs!

Here’s how:

  1. Attend one of the MillerCoors Holiday Lites Tours this Friday, November 30.
  2. When you get to the Stables, look for Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages. [Note: The mascots will be on hand during the following times for picture-taking: 5:30-6:00 pm; 6:15-6:45pm; 7:00-7:30pm; 7:45-8:15pm; 8:30-9:00pm.]
  3. Use your camera/phone to take a photo with one or all of the mascots.
  4. Tweet your photo to Bernie Brewer (@Bernie_Brewer) using the hashtag: #HOLIDAY4PACKS.
  5. Next week, we’ll pick one lucky winner to win a pair of Holiday 4-Packs! Additional winners will be selected to win Brewers gear! Complete rules can be found here.

The tours will continue each Friday and Saturday through December 22 with participation from other community partners.

Visitors  are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift to support the annual Toys for Tots drive or a non-perishable food item Hunger TaskForce.  Gifts can be dropped off at the MillerCoors Visitor Center throughout the month of December.

For details about the tour, call (414) 931-2337.

We look forward to seeing your photos, so make plans to stop at the tour (after you hit the Brewers Clubhouse Sale of course)! Good luck!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Bernie Brewer: Behind the Moustache Submitted to DearMKE Project

This summer, VISIT Milwaukee, the city’s award-winning convention and visitors’ bureau, teamed up with film producer Jack Turner to produce “DearMKE,” a project they are describing as a “love letter to the city.”


“DearMKE started as a way for all of us to show others what we love about our city. It is growing into a film, twelve documentaries made by local filmmakers, and a citywide contest that lets all of us tell our story like only we can,” says the project’s website. “We all know what makes Milwaukee such a great place. Isn’t it time everyone else did too?”

Jack, who resided in Whitefish Bay as a teenager and boasts an impressive resume, is capturing the best of Milwaukee on film along with other local Milwaukee filmmakers,  but they are also asking for the help of local businesses and residents:

“Every neighborhood in Milwaukee holds memories and promises. Surprises and longtime connections. Revolutionary ideas and reflections. Amazing people and places. Every city block, every corner bar, every park, every school, every brick in every church steeple holds a story. Which one will you share about our DearMKE?”

The project calls for submissions via a video, photo, or written work.

To participate in this project, we compiled a history on the team’s number one fan, our lovable, mustachioed mascot. It’s called: Bernie Brewer: Behind the Moustache. Think you know the whole story about Bernie Brewer? Think again!


A special thanks to Cory Wilson, Matt Morell and Deron Anderson for their help putting this together and Bernie,  Bonnie, Bango, Robb Edwards, John Axford, Gorman Thomas and Mario Ziino for their time!

The trailer to this video resides on the project’s website, DearMKE.com, where you can also submit your own ideas, which could appear in Jack’s film, or be featured in one of twelve short documentaries.

Jack’s film will premier at the Milwaukee Film Festival later this month (more on that, including John Axford’s involvement, to come!) and each of the documentaries will premier once a month on the project’s website. You could also win a prize package featuring tickets and gift certificates from various Milwaukee attractions. Hurry, the deadline is October 12.

-Cait
JohnandCait@Brewers.com

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