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This Halloween, our #BREWITCHED Instagram contest is back by popular demand!
Starting this Monday, submit an original photo of your Brewers-themed pumpkin. Carve it, paint it, or decorate it – it’s up to you! Tag it on Instagram using hashtag #BREWITCHED for a chance to win a Brewers prize pack, which will include a baseball signed by Aramis Ramirez.
The contest officially begins on Monday, but we wanted to give you a heads up in case you’re headed to the pumpkin patch and/or planning to carve your gourds this weekend.
We’ll be accepting entries through Thursday, October 31, so you have plenty of time to get in the Brewers “spirit.” Get your pumpkin, give it a Brewers flare and take some photos. For more information and complete rules, please visit brewers.com/brewitched beginning Monday. We’ll select three winners in this contest.
To help you get started, we’ve even got Brewers pumpkin carving stencils available for download here on brewers.com.
And, for inspiration, here are last year’s winners:
PS: For those unfamiliar, Instagram is a free, fast and fun way to share photos using most Apple or Android products. You can follow us on Instagram @Brewers. For those without Instagram, you can still view our photos, by visiting brewers.com/instagram.
We already know Brewers fans are the best fans in the world.
You show your pride wherever you go… and with Brewers Fans on the Fly, presented by Southwest Airlines, you can share photos of yourself in Brewers gear in places from the Great Lakes to the Great Wall and everywhere in between!
All season long, we’ve been selecting some of our favorites to appear on the scoreboard during games at Miller Park and you’ve still got time to submit yours.
Whether you headed to Arizona for a Spring Training trip with the Brewers Road Crew, followed the Crew on the road, or took a summer vacation, be sure to submit your photos wearing your Brewers gear!
Start by visiting brewers.com/fansonthefly; there, you can take a look at the map and also, upload your own photos and share them with your friends.
Can’t wait to see ‘em!
Listen up, Brewers fans! Earlier this season, I wrote a post about our all-inclusive areas (that is, areas that include your game ticket + food & beverage), noting that we’re starting to offer more dates in each of our all-inclusive areas when you can purchase individual tickets in the spaces so you can experience them for yourself and of course, tell your friends! Well, in keeping with that, here’s another special offer that I wanted to highlight for you, readers:
Purchase a ticket in the new Miller Lite Party Deck–which includes a full buffet and two drinks per person–for the Sunday, September 1 Brewers vs. Angels game at Miller Park for just $39. [Bonus! This is also Gorman Thomas Bobblehead Day!]
There are about 50 tickets available and at this price, they won’t be available for long, so you’ll want to act fast.
Here’s a little more info on the area. Miller Lite Party Deck: The Miller Lite Party Deck is our newest All-Inclusive Area at Miller Park. Just above the right-field bleachers, guests will enjoy a pregame buffet, private bar, flat screen TV’s and plenty of opportunity to socialize with their group. Accommodates 25-70 people. Menu Items: Milwaukee’s famous beer bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut with Secret Stadium Sauce on the side, Klement’s hot dogs, grilled sirloin burgers, chicken fingers, corn on the cob, popcorn & peanuts, assorted freshly baked cookies, soft drinks and two beers per adult.
Don’t forget that you can continue to visit brewers.com/allin all season long to scoop up more of these fantastic offers!
Yesterday, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced that Brewers pitcher John Axford, a 2005 graduate from Notre Dame with a BA in Film, will once again take part in the event, as he has the past two years.
Now entering it’s fifth year, this year’s event runs from Thursday, September 26 through Thursday, October 10 and features top films, panel discussions and other events, including the popular “Cinema Hooligante” program, back by popular demand for a second year—a late-night genre film series dedicated to “all the raunchy, gory, scary, fun, bizarre and possibly offensive midnight, cult and genre films you could possibly cram into one film festival program.” This year, Cinema Hooligante, will also have two 35mm, one-night only screenings: Bruce Lee’s 1973 kung-fu classic, Enter the Dragon, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, which will be presented by Axford.
Celebrate National Book Lover’s Day with Haudricourt’s “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”
Today is National Book Lover’s Day, so I thought I’d remind you of a great Brewers book that you can pick up to help you celebrate.
Earlier this season, I reviewed a new book about the Milwaukee Brewers entitled, “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.” The book was written by Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with a foreword by Jim Gantner.
Haudricourt, who has covered the Milwaukee Brewers and baseball for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (and Milwaukee Sentinel) since 1985, has witnessed many of these items firsthand. This is his third book about the team (he is also the author of Brewers Essential and Where Have You Gone ’82 Brewers?) and “100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” covers everything from Brewers Baseball arriving in Milwaukee (1970) through recent triumphs such as the 2011 NLCS appearance.
You can read the full review here. The book is currently available for sale in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and online at brewers.com. You can also follow us on Twitter for your chance to win a copy today!
Once you’re done, I’d be curious to know what you think. Did Tom leave anything out? Let me know in the comments field below.
Dear Sarah and Chad,
We are baseball fans just like you and read Sarah’s blog about your interaction with each other this weekend at Miller Park. It touched us here at Miller Park, like it obviously has so many people through social media (take a look at the long list of comments on Sarah’s blog! WOW!) and the general news media. It was a great story of kindness in the spirit of baseball.
We want to reach out to you both and invite you back to Miller Park for a game as guests of the Brewers. We want you to meet again so a proper “Thank You” can take place. A thank you over the internet isn’t as meaningful as a thank you in person. And what better place to do it than Miller Park!? Anyway, if you are reading this, please get in touch us via e-mail at email@example.com. Milwaukee is a close community and a lot of “friends of friends” as we all know–somehow this message will find you both. We hope to make another special memory for you and your family.
Thanks for teaching everyone a lesson in kindness and Go Brewers!
–John and Cait (and the rest of the Brewers Staff at Miller Park)
Today, 4,000 people took part in the sold-out Brewers Community Foundation’s 15th Annual 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk and it was a huge success!
The top time was 15:55:20 (a 5:08 pace, wow!) by Ben Garbe of New Berlin and the top finisher in the mascot division was Polish. If you ran today’s race, click here for searchable results. This link will take you to a .PDF of complete results as well.
The weather was absolutely perfect as Milwaukee was given a little relief from the recent humid air of the past week. Brewers coaching assistant Joe Crawford served as the Celebrity Starter for this year’s race.
Fundraising efforts for the event raised money for Fisher House Wisconsin, which provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.
For more on the event, follow @BrewersCF on Twitter.
We’ve compiled some of the photos and tweets we’ve received via Twitter and Instagram, but we’d love to see yours, too! It was cool to see people taking photos along the way during the race. Tweet and/or Instagram your comments and photos using the hashtag #Sausage5K.
This event is a perfect precursor to the Brewers Mini-Marathon, which takes place 10 weeks from today, on Saturday, September 28. Registration is still open and you can save by signing up by Wednesday, July 31.
Congratulations to everyone who participated and finished the race today and thanks to the many volunteers who helped put on such a great event. There is nothing like that feeling of crossing the finish line and it was great to see the smiles on the faces of everyone as they crossed the line.
-John and Cait
Over the All-Star Break, a small group from our Front Office had the chance to live up to our team namesake by heading over to MillerCoors and getting a behind-the-scenes tour, complete with the opportunity to brew our very own special batch of beer.
As you would expect from a team whose ballpark is named Miller Park, we have a wonderful partnership with MillerCoors, one that extends beyond naming rights; our newest all-inclusive area, the Miller Lite Party Deck; the popular Miller Lite Beerpen on Friday nights; and the various other events we work with them on year in and year out.
The brewery’s dedication to professional baseball in Milwaukee goes back almost 60 years to 1953, when Frederick C. Miller – the great-grandson of the brewery’s founder — helped bring the Braves to the city. The partnership with the Brewers dates to 1970, the team’s first year in Milwaukee.
“The Milwaukee Brewers and MillerCoors partnership continues a relationship between two iconic heritage brands from our market,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We have great appreciation for the support that MillerCoors has demonstrated to the Brewers over the years.”
So, on Friday, we had the awesome opportunity to get know our friends at MillerCoors–and their product–a little better and I’d love to share some of what I learned with you!
We arrived at their main building on Highland Boulevard at 8am where we were greeted by Troy Rysewyk, Manager of Pilot Brewing Services. We were taken over to the Technical Center where Troy, along with Manny Manuele, Director of Technical Insights and Product Development, promptly put us through a condensed version of Brewing 101: Brewers Boot Camp.
There, we learned a little about the history–including Frederick Miller, the brewery’s founder–and the composition of beer. We talked about the types of beer (ales, lagers, pilsners, stouts); main ingredients (barley, hops, water, yeast and adjuncts), the process (including making mash, ”pitching yeast,” and fermentation); and how to judge beer by AATMF (appearance, aroma, taste, mouthfeel and finish).
Then, it was time to actually make the beer and take a hard-hat tour of the facilities and we headed to a special mini-brewing operation where Troy, Kevin, Gustavo and Megan run test batches of new brews and manage quality control, among other things.
For our visit, they had come up with a special recipe they were hankering to try, one they dubbed “Crackerjack Lager,” which will ultimately have notes of caramel and peanut–sounded perfect to me! (Note: This beer was just a fun recipe–sorry, there are currently no plans to make it available for public consumption.)
We were able to get hands-on experience with the mash tun, lauter tun and brew kettle, adding the barley, corn flakes (that’s flakes of corn, not breakfast cereal!), hops (the type we used is called Brewer’s Gold–how appropriate) and yeast throughout the day.
One of the things that was very apparent was the amount of art and science, particularly chemistry, that goes into brewing and perfecting a beer. That’s generally something that gets glossed over on your average brewery tour. Also, the technology is amazing. The entire process is very controlled and computerization has allowed for vast advances in production and quality control. To make great beer, one has to understand the art and passion for brewing, which was truly evident by the people at MillerCoors.
Alas, since beer isn’t brewed in a day, we weren’t able to finish off our concoction and will have to wait a few weeks to be able to sample our finished product.
That’s okay–that will give us another excuse to get together with our friends at MillerCoors again and taste our product. And, just because we didn’t get to sample Crackerjack Lager, that doesn’t mean we left thirsty. No, we ended our day with a sampling session, tasting five different brews and exposing our palettes to a spectrum from Miller Lite, Leinenkugel’s Canoe Paddler, and Leinenkugel’s new Orange Shandy to a new beer that’s slated to come out September 1 (sorry I was sworn to secrecy!) and a special Anniversary Porter that Troy and his team brewed to celebrate MillerCoors’ 5th anniversary (sorry folks, it won’t be available to the public).
A fan of Summer Shandy and Lemonberry Shandy, I also enjoyed the Orange Shandy. It’s currently available only in sampler packs, but I’m told it will be out on its own in September.
My favorite part of the day (aside from the beer itself of course), was learning about how Megan Mares, a Pilot Brewer at MillerCoors and trained panelists taste the beer for quality control. Here’s a quick lesson for you as well!
Here are some more photos from the day!
Last night, Miller Park was packed with almost 44,000 fans who were, at one point, treated to a display of fireworks.
No, the Crew wasn’t in town–it was Sir Paul McCartney who was bringing the house down for a record crowd (for a non-baseball event) despite sweltering temperatures.
For a complete review of the show, check out Piet Levy’s from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He’s even got the setlist, which included songs such as “Eight Days a Week,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” and two encores including, “Day Tripper,” and “Yesterday.”
We asked you to share your comments and photos using #OutThereMke, so we’ve pulled some of the reaction around the web. Enjoy!
Reader Ginny Prince from Bay View emailed some additional photos to me this afternoon:
And, as of 4:45pm today, I’ve created a Storify, compiling some of the best tweets we received. Click here to view.
Do you have more photos and/or comments from last night’s show that you’d like to share? Tweet and/or Instagram them using the hashtag #OutThereMKE or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org; I’ll be updating this post throughout the day!
On Tuesday, Paul McCartney will make his first visit to Miller Park with his 2013 “Out There” tour, featuring brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.
So what do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.
Cait’s A-to-Z Guide to the “Out There” Concert at Miller Park
BINOCULARS & CAMERAS
Binoculars are fine to bring to the show.
You may also bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #OutThereMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog!
Video cameras are not permitted.
Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.
Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.
Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.
Anyone who has seats on the floor will need to obtain a wristband to access their seating area.
We recommend allowing yourself enough time to get your wristband and get to your seat in time for the show. Wristband stations will be set up near outside near the pedestrian bridge and near the Home Plate Gate on the Miller Park Plaza from the time the lots open (4:30 p.m.) until approximately 5:30 p.m. and inside on the Field Level concourse behind Big B’s Diner near section 126, at the top of sections 110 and 118 and inside of the Hot Corner Gate near the Walls of Honor, beginning when gates open (6 p.m.)
Gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m. The concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
Parking lots will open at 4:30 p.m. Advance parking is available for $25 until Monday, July 15 at the Miller Park Ticket Office. Parking is $30 day-of-show. These fees apply to all vehicles with the exception of buses. Please note: Advance parking means securing your space early and saving $5; it does not permit you “advance” entry into the park.
For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.
Buses 7/15 Update: Due to a high number of requests, MCTS will be running Route 90 service to Miller Park for concert. Route 90 will operate every 10-15 minutes starting two hours before the concert (approximately 6:00 pm) and will continue to run for a half hour after the concert ends. For more details, click here.
Shuttles For the Kenny Chesney concert, several local pubs/establishments offered shuttle service. We do not have a list, so I suggest checking with your favorites for more information.
Special Needs Drop-Off There is a Special Needs Drop-Off area; please view the map for directions.
Taxi Cabs Taxis may drop off and pick up using the transit area located outside Helfaer Field.
For directions and a map of the lots, please click here.
Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions may apply. Please ask staff for assistance.
The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. As you know, in Wisconsin, the weather can change quickly, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated closer to the show. Be sure to follow us on Twitter ( @Brewers ) for the most up-to-date information. Open or closed, one thing is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!
7/16/13 Noon Update: I just heard from Senior Director of Stadium Operations, Bob Hallas, who has informed me that as of right now, it look s like the roof will be OPEN for tonight’s show!
The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 4:30 p.m. and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots.
Please check brewers.com/mccartney for ticket availability.
For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.
7/15/13 Update: I just checked weather.com and, as of noon on Monday, here’s what they are saying we can expect for tomorrow:
Picking your tickets up at Will Call? Brewers Ticket Office Will Call is located behind home plate near the Clock Tower. Tickets will be released with proper photo identification only.
And there you have it–all you need to know before next Tuesday’s concert!
Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.
Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #OutThereMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!
Have a FABulous time!