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Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk a Success! Brewers Mini is 10 Weeks from Today!

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.

Cheers!

-John and Cait 

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Brewers Staff Lives Up to Name at MillerCoors

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.

L to R: Tyler Barnes, Tom Hecht, Andrew Lukanich, Caitlin Moyer, Rick Schlesinger, Jeff Harding, Joe Zidanic. (Not pictured: Lisa Brzeski)

L to R: Tyler Barnes, Tom Hecht, Andrew Lukanich, Caitlin Moyer, Rick Schlesinger, Jeff Harding, Joe Zidanic. (Not pictured: Lisa Brzeski)

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.

MillerCoors Technical Center

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).

L to R: Miller Lite, Canoe Paddler, Orange Shandy, New Brew, Troy's Special Anniversary Porter

L to R: Miller Lite, Canoe Paddler, Orange Shandy, New Brew, Troy’s Special Anniversary Porter

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!

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-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Yesterday: Fan Reaction to the Paul McCartney Show From Around the Web

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:

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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 johnandcait@brewers.com; I’ll be updating this post throughout the day!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for Tuesday’s Paul McCartney Concert at Miller Park

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.

As of Friday afternoon, here's the progress on the setup for the McCartney show at Miller Park.

As of Friday afternoon, here’s the progress on the setup for the McCartney show at Miller Park.

As of Monday afternoon, here is what Miller Park looks like as it prepares for Sir Paul.

As of Monday afternoon, here is what Miller Park looks like as it prepares for Sir Paul.

So what do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.

Paul McCartney Miller Park

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.

CARRY-INS

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.

FIELD ACCESS

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

Gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m. The concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

PARKING

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.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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.

 

RE-ENTRY

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.

ROOF STATUS

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!

TAILGATING

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.

TICKETS

Please check brewers.com/mccartney for ticket availability.

TRAFFIC

For information on freeway traffic and closures, please visit www.plan94.org.

WEATHER

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:

Weather

WILL CALL

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!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

What John and Cait Ate…The Johnson Controls Stadium Club

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-John & Cait

This week in What John and Cait Ate:

Dining in the Johnson Controls Stadium Club

During each homestand, we will be meeting with John DiMartini, Executive Chef at Delaware North Sportservice/Miller Park to sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

This week, Chef John treated us to a some of the newest items in the Johnson Controls Stadium Club. When it comes to elegant dining with some of the best seats in the house, there is not anything quite like Johnson Controls Stadium Club at Miller Park.  In addition to providing an incredible experience on game days, the Johnson Controls Stadium Club is also a premier location available for holiday parties, wedding receptions or your next function on a non-game day!

Read on for a description, photos and reviews!

Located on the PNC Club Level in the left-field corner, the private Johnson Controls Stadium Club is an upscale dining experience, offering a panoramic view of the ballpark. The  200-seat, multi-tiered dining room offers a unique  view of the action on the field, a buffet featuring Chef John’s world-class cuisine, and an outdoor patio area for fans to enjoy the Miller Park atmosphere.

The Johnson Controls Stadium Club opens when the Miller Park gates open and the bar stops serving one hour after the game.  It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion before the game, meet with clients or even for a different take on “date night.”

Guests can choose to partake in an elegant buffet, order off a menu in the bar/lounge area, dine on the patio, or simply have drinks at the bar.

The buffet changes nightly, featuring a variety of starters,salads, two butcher block meats and several chef stations. The price for the buffet on day games/Sunday Brunch is $28. Evening games is $32. Drinks and desserts are offered a la carte. Reservations are required for the dining area where the buffet is served.

Here’s a sample menu from  the night we dined in the Club:

Sample Johnson Controls Club at Miller Park Menu

The extensive buffet in the Johnson Controls Stadium Club.

For those ordering off the menu in the bar/lounge area, you can choose from several different starters, salads, ballpark staples, sandwiches and desserts.

The starters offered include: Bacon on a Stick (reviewed below), Signature Wings, Stadium Club Loaded Chips, Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Grand Slam Nacho Helmets, ranging in price from $10-$18; while the sandwich offerings include: Italian Style Roasted Pork, Double Grilled Cheese Patty Melt (reviewed below) and more, ranging in price from $11-$16.  Guests can also choose from a variety of desserts priced at $8  including: Brewers Tres Leche Parfait, Caramel Crunch Cheesecake, Brownie Peanut Crunch, and more.

The Brewers Tres Leche Parfait

The Brewers Tres Leche Parfait

The ever-popular “The Roof” is also still on the menu. The Roof is a dessert comprised of a rich Belgium chocolate brownie mounded with whole vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel syrups, then topped with fresh whipped cream.  When you order The Roof, be prepared to share–the portion you receive will feed 2-4 people and is served in a souvenir margarita glass.

If you choose to sit on the patio, which offers an awesome view of the game, you will be able to order from a more limited menu.

The patio at the Johnson Controls Stadium Club is an excellent place to take in the game with a cold beverage and great food.

As we mentioned, on the night we visited the Johnson Controls Stadium Club, we were treated to several new offerings, so read on for more!

New Stadium Club Fare

The Wisconsin Roll

(Part of the Stadium Club Buffet)

The Wisconsin Roll--the Stadium Club's twist on sushi.

The Wisconsin Roll–the Stadium Club’s twist on sushi.

New this year, Chef John and his crew are offering sushi as part of the Johnson Controls Club buffet experience. The most popular roll? The Wisconsin Roll, pictured above.

“Many people come up to me after eating this and and say ‘I’ve never had sushi before,’ and I say, ‘You still haven’t,'” Chef John said. That’s because this roll is slightly, er…untraditional. It’s comprised of bratwurst, braised with beer and carmalized onions, sushi rice, cheese curds, Dijon aioli and rolled in crushed pretzels. The plate is then garnished with cheese curds and Stadium Sauce.  

It's a fun dish that you will want to try.

It’s a fun dish that you will want to try.

Want to also try “real” sushi? Never fear. The buffet also features other more standard rolls, including California Rolls and Ahi Tuna Rolls.

John: A creative idea from the start, this is something I was excited to try. I like sushi, but this is nothing like traditional sushi. A unique taste that is worth a try when sampling the Stadium Club buffet.  Are you not a fan of traditional sushi? Fear not.  You can still give this a shot!

Cait: Now I have had sushi before–in fact, I’m a big fan–so when I tasted the Wisconsin Roll, I had to ask Chef John exactly what it was that was giving this roll its sushi/fishy taste. The answer? The paper that is used to roll the sushi, apparently. I guess it is what I am used to tasting. The Wisconsin Roll is definitely a must-try if you’re visiting the buffet, but if you truly haven’t had sushi before, you should also try one of the others as well!

BBQ Brisket Skillet

$16

The Miller Park "house" smoked brisket is the highlight of this dish.

The Miller Park house-smoked brisket is the highlight of this dish.

The BBQ Brisket Skillet is house-smoked brisket on a bed of cheesy fries with charred onion and sweet corn poblano relish.

John: I am a HUGE fan of Miller Park’s smoked meats. No matter the brisket, pork, chicken, whatever it is, Chef John does a great job with the smoked meats and all are delicious. When you add that tender beef brisket with a plate of fries, cheese and some other toppings, you have a masterpiece. This was very tasty and could go well as a shared appetizer for the table or even as a full meal.

Cait: These fries were so good we couldn’t stop eating them even though we were both stuffed!

Wisconsin Fish & Chips

$16

Miller Park Fish Fry

Hankering for a good ole’ Wisconsin fish fry regardless of the time of the year or day of the week? Then try this cornflake-crusted haddock, fried to a golden brown and served with fresh cut french fries, cole slaw, tartar sauce, rye bread and butter.

John: I agree with Cait’s assessment on this.  A Wisconsin Fish Fry is a tradition and, while this one is very good, I would go with some of the more unique items available in the Stadium Club.

Cait: Although very good, I wouldn’t “waste” my trip the Stadium Club on a fish fry when there are so many other more unique foods to try, such as…

Double-Grilled Cheese Patty Melt

$16

A mouthful, but definitely a fun treat.

A mouthful, but definitely a fun treat.

If you’ve conquered “The Beast”, here’s a new challenge for you: An 8 oz. all-beef patty served between two bacon grilled cheese sandwiches with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and Thousand Island dressing.

John: My friends know I am a sucker for a good grilled cheese sandwich, but a grilled cheese sandwich with a burger in the middle!?!? And bacon too!? Count me in! Now, this sandwich is a commitment. It is a challenge. It is also delicious. I found slicing it into quarters was the best way to eat it. It will definitely keep you satisfied throughout an entire baseball game.

Cait: Wow. I don’t even know what to say. Who keeps coming up with this stuff? This 8 oz hamburger is not served on a bun, it uses grilled cheese sandwiches as the bread! And there is bacon on the grilled cheese to boot! I had to use a knife and fork to cut this into pieces, it was too thick for me to eat like a normal sandwich. It was very good and very filling–you’ll likely need a buddy or three to help you polish this off!

Bacon on a Stick

$12

The bacon was delicious, but don't forget about the cheese curds that accompany this dish.  They were fantastic!

The bacon was delicious, but don’t forget about the cheese curds that accompany this dish. They were fantastic!

Served as an appetizer/snack, the bacon on a stick is maple-cured slab bacon skewered and served with cheddar cheese curds and jalapeno ranch dipping sauce.

John: I was really excited to try this. The thick sliced bacon was terrific. The juicy strips were delicious and filling–it reminded me of the thick cut bacon appetizer that is famous at the Peter Luger Steakhouse in New York. But, the surprise here for me was the cheese curds. These were probably the best deep fried cheese curds that I have ever tasted (spoken like a true Wisconsin born boy). Lightly breaded to perfection, they were great and the jalapeno ranch dipping sauce was a perfect complement.

Cait: Any time a food is served “on a stick,” it makes me think of Wisconsin State Fair, which is a good thing because they have some of the best and most unique foods around! However, the Stadium Club’s Bacon on a Stick is not your deep-fried, chocolate-dipped variety. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I wouldn’t have known it was actual bacon at all! It’s that thick slab bacon, that’s almost a ham consistency. It’s very tender and a little sweet (the maple-flavor)–delicious! I also enjoyed the cheese curds!

Rating:

    (out of 5)

Where To Satisfy Your Craving: The Johnson Controls Stadium Club is located in the left-field corner on the PNC Club Level at Miller Park.  The most convenient access to Johnson Controls Stadium Club is located at the north-east corner of the ballpark by the left-field gate. Club members and their guests should use Johnson Controls Stadium Club elevator or escalator to access the main Club entrance. Only Johnson Controls Stadium Club members and their guests have access to the club.

How Do I Get Access to the Club?: Only Johnson Controls Stadium Club members and their guests have access to the club. Entrants are required to present a valid master membership card and / or dated guest pass for entry into the club. All Milwaukee Brewers Season Seat Holders are eligible to apply for a limited number of Johnson Controls Stadium Club memberships. All Field, Loge, and Club Level seating full season ticket accounts with a minimum of two (2) full season tickets receive a complimentary membership to the Johnson Controls Stadium Club. All 20-Game Business Plan accounts in the same areas also receive a complimentary membership. Annual membership dues are $500.

Admission to Johnson Controls Stadium Club requires every person to present either a master membership card or a valid dated guest pass. Each primary owner is issued one membership card to the Club, which permits the bearer plus up to three (3) additional guests entrance to the club. The owner also receives four game-dated entrance passes (guest passes) for each scheduled Brewers home game.

To make dinner/lunch reservations, you can call (414) 902-4707. Reservations are not needed for the Lounge, Bar, or Patio areas of Johnson Controls Stadium Club. Food service in the lounge, bar, and patio areas will end at the completion of the seventh inning.

Click here for more details.

Cait: As a side note, I have mentioned in previous posts that I had my wedding reception at the Johnson Controls Stadium Club at Miller Park (then The .300 Club) and the food was excellent then as well. Almost six years later, our guests still rave about the great time they had at our reception and I know that the primary reason is the unique and memorable venue that sets things apart from your average banquet hall, restaurant or hotel, and the excellent food, of course! See below for more information on hosting events at Miller Park.

Here's a photo from my wedding reception in the Stadium Club at Miller Park. You just can't beat that backdrop!

Here’s a photo from my wedding reception in the Stadium Club at Miller Park. You just can’t beat that backdrop!

 

Did You Know?: Miller Park provides Milwaukee with year-round accommodations for both business functions and social events. Through our Brewers Enterprises division, Miller Park can accommodate groups of 25-300 people in our banquet rooms and our event planners are available to assist with all aspects of your event from special audio/visual set-up needs to entertainment recommendations. In-house catering by DNC SportService offers extensive menu options for any event as a gourmet buffet, sit-down dinner service or an upscale passed hors d’oeuvres reception. For more information, or to schedule your next event at Miller Park, please contact Brewers Enterprises at (414) 902-4452 or event.info@brewers.com.

What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? Want to dispute our reviews? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!

We’ll be back with another edition of What John and Cait Ate during the next homestand and until then, stay cool and…Bon Appetit!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

We Need Your Help! Vote Brewers in the Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

Thanks to all of you who voted for us in the Business Journal’s Social Madness competition and interacted with us on social media over the last few weeks. We’re proud to say we’ve advanced to the final local round of this competition, which recognizes the companies with the best social media engagement across their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts.

Here at the Brewers, we’re always working hard to bring you new and exciting content to share across our platforms, build new contests and enhance your user experience.

Social-Madness-Graphic

As we enter the last push of All-Star voting this week, we encourage you to take a moment to give us your vote in the Social Madness competition at http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/socialmadness (large companies category–click green “vote” icon to the right of the name and sign in to cast your vote) as well and to tell your friends to do the same.We’ll also get credit each time you interact with us on our social media channels (i.e. liking & sharing/retweeting posts).

Thanks in advance!

Go Brewers!

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Special Miller Lite Party Deck Offer!

Listen up, Brewers fans!

A couple of weeks ago, 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 Monday, July 8 Brewers vs. Reds game at Miller Park for just $39.

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.

Miller Lite Party Deck at Miller Park

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!

Here’s a little more information on each of the other areas, too–try one, or try them all!

ATI Club

ATI Club at Miller ParkLocated at field level, the ATI Club is a unique area in right field which gives you a player’s view of the action. With an upgraded menu in 2013, each ticket includes a pregame buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch. Accommodates up to 75 people.

Menu items: In-house smoked beef brisket with caramelized onions and horseradish cream, BBQ chicken breasts, mini Klement’s hot dogs and Milwaukee’s famous bratwursts with all the necessary toppings, nacho bar, roasted red potato salad with mustard and herbs, mixed green salad, assorted cookies and brownies, soft drinks and two beers per adult.

Dew Deck

Dew Deck at Miller ParkThe Dew Deck is one of the most popular party areas in Miller Park. Newly remodeled for 2013, the signature addition to the area is a 25-foot high rock climbing wall. This area is located above the right-field bleachers and includes a pregame buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch. Accommodates 25-260 people.

Menu Items: Milwaukee’s famous bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut with Secret Stadium Sauce on the side, Klement’s hot dogs, grilled sirloin hamburgers, BBQ chicken breast sandwiches, Wisconsin mac & cheese, corn on the cob, red wine vinaigrette coleslaw, assorted freshly baked cookies, soft drinks and two beers per adult.

Gehl Club

Gehl Club at Miller ParkNamed one of the top five luxury areas in all of baseball by Forbes Travel Guide, the Gehl Club is a deluxe space. Enjoy first-class amenities of the Gehl Club with a variety of seating options and a premium buffet which begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends at the conclusion of the 5th inning. The Gehl Club is sure to be a hit! Accommodates 25-260 people.

Menu Items: Dishes prepared by the Club Chef, carving station, appetizer and gourmet salad station, Klement’s hot dogs, Milwaukee’s famous bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut, nachos, popcorn, assorted desserts, coffee, soft drinks and two glasses of draft beer or house wine per adult.

Harley-Davidson Deck

Harley Davidson Deck at Miller ParkSwitch gears and test drive Miller Park’s Harley-Davidson Deck. Perched above the Brewers bullpen in left field, your group will enjoy the motorcycle décor in this venue which includes a pregame buffet that begins when the Miller Park gates open and ends one hour after the first pitch. Accommodates 42 people.

Menu Items: Milwaukee’s famous bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut with Secret Stadium Sauce on the side, Klement’s hot dogs, pulled pork, southern-rubbed grilled chicken breasts, Wisconsin mac & cheese, corn on the cob, red wine vinaigrette coleslaw, assorted freshly baked cookies, soft drinks and two beers per adult.

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.

Toyota Territory

Toyota Territory at Miller ParkToyota Territory is the most comfortable spot in Miller Park. With extra-wide, extra-cushy seats, you’ll feel right at home as they take in the game from center field. And you’ll be right in the power alley for the Brewers top home run hitters! Accommodates 24 fans.

Menu Items: Tickets include $20 of concession cash per seat.

For more information on our all-inclusive areas, including pricing and game dates available for individual ticket purchase, please click on the individual links to each area above or check out brewers.com/allin.

 

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Continue to Vote Brewers in the Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

Thanks to all of you who voted for us in the Business Journal’s Social Madness competition and interacted with us on social media over the last few weeks. We’re proud to say we’ve advanced again….but we still need your help!

Social Madness recognizes the companies with the best social media engagement across their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts and here at the Brewers, we’re always working hard to bring you new and exciting content to share across our platforms, build new contests and enhance your user experience.

Help us continue to advance by giving us your vote at http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/socialmadness (large companies category–click green “vote” icon to the right of the name and sign in to cast your vote); interacting with us on our social media channels (i.e. liking & sharing/retweeting posts); and telling your friends to do the same.

There are many rounds to this competition, so we’ll be in need of your help along the way.

This round ends on July 1 and Local Round 4 is July 2-July 8. If we advance to the Nationals, there will be another competition.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Go Brewers!

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Volunteers & Entertainment Needed For The Brewers Mini & 10K!

If you’re interested in participating in the Brewers Mini-Marathon +10K, but not necessarily by running, we’ve got some great options for you!

The 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10K, beginning and ending at Miller Park on Saturday, September 28th will take over 750 volunteers to ensure that all participants have a safe and fun experience.

I talked with Tai Pauls, Manager of Special Events for Brewers Enterprises and she told me that they are in need of volunteers in a variety of locations and would welcome anyone to join them.

There are two ways to volunteer:

EVENT CREW VOLUNTEERS

Brewers Enterprises is looking for people who want to be a part of the Brewers Mini +  10K Event Crew. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. [Note: Since proceeds from the race go to the MACC Fun, this is also a great opportunity for a community service project!]

Individuals are needed to help out in a variety of areas including at packet pick-up, the full gear check area (new this year), at the start & finish line, as course marshals, as part of the bike team leading the race, or at the post-race tailgate party. All individual shifts & jobs can be selected on the volunteer page of the race website.

Volunteer Groups are also extremely important to help man the various Aid Stations along the course and they are still looking for groups to join them. At the Aid Stations, groups will assist in distributing water to the runners and lend some moral support to runners like John and me by cheering us on the way. Tai encourages groups to embrace their stations and make them their own by displaying team/organization/company banners, colors, etc.  Other areas where groups can possibly be utilized are at the finish line, race results tents or packet pick-up the day before the event.

Last year, sororities, charitable groups, school groups and local companies who manned their stations were integral to the race’s success.

Another unique opportunity for those who want to get their exercise, but don’t want to run the race, is to be part of the “Back of the Pack” team, the team that will walk behind the very last runners to help cheer people on and motivate them to keep going.  If any runners are having a hard time staying on pace you can help them take a break on the SAG Wagon. [NOTE: You must be able to physically walk 13.1+ miles for this position.]

ENTERTAINMENT VOLUNTEERS

In addition to keeping things organized and safe for the runners, Tai’s goal is to make sure that we have an extremely fun and enjoyable experience.

To do this, they are seeking a variety of entertainment acts stationed along the course to entertain the runners.   Entertainment can include anything from bands or dancers to singers or other performers. Last year, we had everything from local garage bands to performances by A Company of Kids.

Entertainment groups are considered volunteers as well, but will receive great exposure and promotion as a Brewers Mini +10K entertainment act.  All bands, groups, etc. will be listed with logo and/or name on www.brewersmini.com and will be included in the email correspondence to all runners.

So, what’s in it for you?

In addition to being a part of this unique event, all volunteers and entertainers will receive:

  • An official Event Crew t-shirt
  • A ticket voucher good for a regular season game in April/May of 2014

Depending on the volunteer assignment, the timeframe for race day on Saturday, September 28, is approximately 6am-11:30am (some jobs start later or end earlier). More information can be found on the sites below.

Event Crew Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/volunteers-2013

Entertainment Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/entertainment

If you’re running the race and/or can’t volunteer yourself, please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out. It is sure to be a fun day for runners and volunteers alike!

Thanks in advance for your assistance, we look forward to seeing you on September 28!

 -Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Continue to Vote Brewers in the Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition

Thanks to all of you who voted for us in the Business Journal’s Social Madness competition and interacted with us on social media over the last few days. We’re proud to say we’ve advanced….but we still need your help!

Social Madness recognizes the companies with the best social media engagement across their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts and here at the Brewers, we’re always working hard to bring you new and exciting content to share across our platforms, build new contests and enhance your user experience.

Help us continue to advance by giving us your vote at http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/socialmadness (large companies category–click green “vote” icon to the right of the name and sign in to cast your vote); interacting with us on our social media channels (i.e. liking & sharing/retweeting posts); and telling your friends to do the same.

There are many rounds to this competition, so we’ll be in need of your help along the way.

This round ends on June 24; Local Round 3 will run June 25-July 1; and Local Round 4 is July 2-July 8. If we advance to the Nationals, there will be another competition.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Go Brewers!

John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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