Milwaukee Brewers and J. Leinenkugel's Barrel Yard tap into new brews for the 2023 season
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Brewers and J. Leinenkugel's Barrel Yard have unveiled three limited edition brews that will be served at American Family Field, starting with Opening Day on April 3.
The unique brews, Cherry Gose, Red Lager (remastered) and IPA, will be available exclusively at The Barrel Yard. The brewery also revealed a commemorative cup, available for purchase with any beverage, to mark the occasion.
A press release issued on Tuesday, March 28, unveiled the first exclusive brews of the season.
Rick Schlesinger, Brewers president of business operations, stated in the release, "We are excited to offer beers available only here at American Family Field."
Tony Bugher, president of J. Leinenkugel's Brewing Company, added, "We're confident fans will enjoy tasting them all while watching the Brewers take the field - and what a better way to celebrate our Milwaukee Brewers and Leinenkugel's beers than the atmosphere at The Barrel Yard."
The beverages were crafted at Leinenkugel's Chippewa Falls location due to the installation timeline of the three-barrel brewing system at The Barrel Yard. However, moving forward, beers will be brewed onsite at American Family Field, with names inspired by America's favorite pastime.
The Cherry Gose is a pinkish-hued beer with a subtle tart cherry flavor and includes pale, acidulated, and red wheat malts, along with tart Door County cherries and pink Himalayan salt.
The Red Lager has a sweet, malty backbone balanced with piney Cascade dry hopping notes and includes pale, caramel, and Carapils malts, Cluster and Mt. Hood kettle hops, and Cascade dry hops from Wisconsin.
The IPA is maltiness combined with alcoholic sweetness, balanced with fresh hop notes of pine, tropical fruits and citrus, using pale and caramel malts in its ingredients.
"It's inviting, it's welcoming, it's wholesome; it screams Wisconsin," said Schlesinger, describing the new brewery and restaurant in left field. "We've (Brewers) been here for 23 years and you'd think we would have had a brewery here earlier."
It's a new journey both sides are excited to embark on.
"It took us 156 years and six generations to finally make the Major Leagues with the Leinenkugel Barrel Yard Brewery here at American Family Field," said John Leinenkugel. "We're a Wisconsin brewer, they're (Brewers) a Wisconsin team. We have a great partnership with them."
For more information on tickets, visit the Brewers online.