Brewer Fever has swept into Milwaukee and is lighting up the US Bank Building in downtown Milwaukee. Brewers fans have always been a loyal and proud bunch, but post-season is unfamiliar territory to younger fans 29 years old or less, including me. Here’s a gathering of Brewers fan items to get you through the post-season.
The Miller Park parking lot is the epicenter of Brewers fandom, but if you’re not lucky enough/fast enough/rich enough to score the prized Playoff tickets, several Milwaukee pubs offer up fandemoneum that rivals the goldstandard of Miller Park.
2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View
5218 W. Bluemound Rd
185 N. Jefferson
Blue and Gold Threads:
Let’s face it. Most baseball jerseys are meant for dudes. For us dudettes, our choices of fangear are limited. Fortunately, over the past few years, clothiers have caught onto our need to express team spirit.
‘The True Blue Crew’ tee from Wiskullsin:
Retro blue and gold, a skull and crossbones in a independently and locally made shirt.
The uber-cool Brewers has arrived.
‘The Bernie Mustache tee’ from Too Much Rock/SMACdesign:
Ladies can rock a mustache, too.
Victoria’s Secret has a special PINK Brewers line for our flirtier, sassier side.
I just ordered a pair of blue and gold Saucony Jazz shoes that I plan to wear for every game!
This takes Brewers fangear to a truly head-to-toe level.
Brews, Brats, and Brownies:
Fandom has even leaked over into local restaurant menus, like the Prince Brauny, a sausage packed taco, from The Fast Foodie or the Beast Mode Burger from AJ Bombers. Stack’d Burger Bar has even joined in with the Tony Plush Burger.
My favorite brewers themed food for games is a “Racing Sausage” platter for friends and family watching the game. Klements sausage company makes Polish sausage, Italian sausage, Bratwursts Cured Chorizo and Chicago-style Hot Dogs. Simply boil them (in beer if desired) or grill them, let them rest for 10 minutes to settle the juices, then slice into 1 inch rounds and serve. It doesn’t hurt to add some Wisconsin cheese, too.
I’ve been racking my brain for Brewers-themed names for recipes — something catchy, kitschy, and fun. So far, “Ryan Braun-ies” are topping my list. Swirl in some “swagger” like chocolate chips, caramel, or fudge into any old brownie recipe you like. And “Prince Field Greens”, a vegetarian salad with tofu, apples, nuts, and a balsamic vinagrette. Because, you know, Prince likes to keep things light.