Ballpark Digest is previewing what every MLB team is doing to begin the season, both on and off the field, as the 2019 campaign is around the corner. Up next: the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park.
The Brewers are shaking up Miller Park’s menu this season. New food and beverages option have been unveiled by the team, with a range of choices that extend well beyond standard ballpark fare.
For the 2019 season, Bernie’s Chalet will two new menu items, including the Bernie’s Bavarian pretzel, a German pub-style pretzel that is hand crafted with an earthy rye flavor. Also new at Bernie’s Chalet is the pearl sugar waffle (pictured above), a Belgium style liege waffle made fresh to order. The pearl sugar waffle features pearl sugar and yeasted waffle dough, topped with a chocolate sauce.
Aside from being a new menu item at Bernie’s Chalet, the pearl sugar also factors into the larger group of new vegetarian options debuting at Miller Park in 2019. Among the other items in that mix is the Elote en Vaso, a gluten free offering with grilled corn tossed in mayonnaise, chili powder, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno, garnished with cotija cheese and a lime wedge. The fried BBQ corn is also joining the menu, giving fans an option that is tossed in BBQ dry rub and topped with horseradish sauce. Another new item to look for is the loaded pork tamale, topped with queso blanco, house-made pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce.
Two different varieties of cheese fries are joining the Miller Park menu, both with crispy craft beer-battered twister fries. One is the twister cheese fry, which is topped with Sargento cheddar cheese sauce, while the other is the Wisconsin ultimate cheese fry–which includes chopped applewood smoked bacon and fried Sargento cheese curds. Fans can also look for the Smoke Stack BBQ chicken sandwich, as well as a Wisconsin cheese stake sandwich.
Food is not the only area that the Brewers changed as they tweaked Miller Park’s concession offerings. New to the ballpark this season will be offerings from Pete’s Pops, a Milwaukee-based custom popsicle shop. An extensive range of flavors will be offered– including traditional options like fudgesicle and chocolate, as well as unique choices like Arnold Palmer and blueberry basil lemonade–and the ballpark will offer a rotational menu based upon the season.
Sprecher Freezer Brews will be vended in the seating bowl. Made by Wisconsin-based Sprecher Brewing Company, the Freezer Brews offer a small amount of alcohol to put a twist on a standard desert item and come in a variety of custom flavors.
In order to track where items are available around Miller Park, the Brewers are encouraging fans to download the MLB Ballpark App.
One other announcement to note from this offseason will affect the ballpark in a big way down the road. Original naming-rights partner MillerCoors will let its naming-rights agreement for Miller Park expire after the 2020 season, at which point the ballpark will be named for American Family Insurance—the result of a 15-year agreement between the Brewers and AmFam announced in January. The exact name of the ballpark for when that agreement takes effect still has not been revealed, but the move allows both the Brewers and Madison-based AmFam to strengthen their Wisconsin ties.
Image courtesy Milwaukee Brewers.
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